Oxford University Gazette: 3 June 2004

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 134, No. 4699: 3 June 2004

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COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 11 June 2004.

Intellectual Property

1 In Council Regulations 7 of 2002 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4625, 5 June 2002, Vol.132, pp. 1285--7), delete regulation 2 and substitute: `2. (1) In the event of a dispute between the researcher and the University concerning the ownership of the intellectual property, the matter shall be referred to an independent expert to be agreed between the researcher and the University.

(2) If agreement on the identity of the expert is not reached within thirty days, the expert shall be a barrister specialising in intellectual property law, who shall be nominated for the purpose by the then Chairman of the General Council of the Bar.

(3) The expert's fee shall be paid by the University, but shall constitute a first charge on any profits which may accrue, whether to the researcher or to Isis or the University, whichever party or parties is or are held by the expert to be the owner of the intellectual property.

2 Ibid., delete regulation 7 (1) and substitute:

`7. (1)In this regulation the expression "net revenue" means gross revenue less professional fees and expenses and other outgoings in managing and protecting the intellectual property (including 30% as a contribution towards the costs of Isis); procuring any necessary clearances, rights and approvals; and making arrangements for exploitation.'

3 Ibid., delete regulation 7 (3) and substitute: `7. (3) Where there is a receipt which is in the nature of a University milestone payment, no part of the net revenue shall be distributed to the researcher: the net revenue shall be distributed as to 40 per cent to the General Revenue Account and as to 60 per cent to the department(s).

4 Ibid., delete regulation 7 (4), 7(5) and 7 (6) and substitute:

`7. (4) Net revenue received by the University shall be distributed as follows, unless otherwise specified in arrangements for commissioned works:


Total net revenue    Researcher(s) General Revenue       Departments
                                   Account

Up to £50K             87.2%*        12.8%                 0%

Band from £50K and
up to £500K            45%           30%                   25%

Over £500K             22.5%         40%                   37.5%
      

(5) The percentage asterisked above is intended to put the University in funds to pay the employer's National Insurance Contribution(s), but otherwise to leave the General Revenue Account out of the allocation of the band in question: the percentage shall be adjusted to match this intention, as and when the rates of National Insurance Contribution vary.

(6) Where intellectual property benefits from a grant by either the University of Oxford University Challenge Seed Fund or the Isis University Innovation Fund ("the Fund") the distribution of net revenue shall follow the table in paragraph (4) of this regulation, save that the shares payable to the General Revenue Account (or an appropriate proportion of those shares, where the grant by the Fund represents only a part of the funding for the development of the intellectual property) shall be passed instead to the Fund once the University has discharged its obligation to pay the employer's National Insurance Contribution(s).

(7) Whenever the intellectual property in question consists in courseware, or in commissioned works for incorporation in or conversion into courseware, the percentages in paragraph (4) above, in all but the lowest band, shall be adjusted so that the aggregate of the percentages allocated to the General Revenue Account and to departments shall be divided as to one-third to the General Revenue Account, one-third to departments, and one- third to the e-learning Development Fund.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Intellectual Property Advisory Group of the University, reinstate the intellectual property dispute resolution procedure which was in place from 1995 to 2002, the procedure instituted in 2002 having been found too complex and expensive; clarify and update exploitation management fees, the distribution of revenues to sponsors, and royalty-sharing tables, preserving where appropriate the previous entitlements of researchers and departments to receipts; and incorporate changes consequent on the establishment of the Isis University Innovation Fund.]


CONGREGATION 27 May 2004

On Thursday, 27 May 2004, the following were duly elected to hold office from the first day of Michaelmas Term 2004 for the periods stated:

Council

Member of Congregation from members of the faculties in the Humanities and Social Sciences Divisions

For four years

D.J. WOMERSLEY, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Catherine's

For two years

R.J. JUDSON, MA, D.PHIL., Student of Christ Church

Member of Congregation, not necessarily being a member of any division and not in any case nominated in a divisional capacity

For four years

P.A. SLACK, MA, D.PHIL., Principal of Linacre

For one year

T.P. SOFTLEY, MA (PH.D. Southampton), Fellow of Merton

There having been no nominations for the vacancy for one member of Council to be filled by a member of Congregation from members of the faculties in the Life and Environmental Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and Medical Sciences Divisions, the following has been nominated by the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors.

For four years

K. BURNETT, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St John's


Curators of the University Libraries

For four years

D. ZANCANI, MA (LAUR. Milan, DOTT. Bocconi), Fellow of Balliol


Visitatorial Board Panel

For four years

N. GOOPTU, MA (MA Calcutta, PH.D. Cambridge), Fellow of St Antony's

S.J. GOSS, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Wadham

For three years

A.M. BOWIE, MA, D.PHIL. (MA, PH.D. Cambridge), Fellow of Queen's

Until MT 2006

T.P. SOFTLEY, MA (PH.D. Southampton), Fellow of Merton

Until MT 2008

G. WALFORD, MA, M.PHIL. (B.SC., PH.D. Kent, MA London, M.SC., MBA Open), Fellow of Green College


Committee for the Nomination of Select Preachers

For four years

J.A. SHAW, MA (M.DIV. Harvard, PH.D. Berkeley)

R. WALLER, MA (BD, PH.D. London, M.TH. Nottingham), Principal of Harris Manchester


CONGREGATION 1 June 2004

Declaration of approval of Resolution approving the conferment of an Honorary Degree

That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Music, honoris causa, upon SIR PETER MAXWELL DAVIES, KT, CBE, composer and conductor, be approved.


COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

Coussios, C.C., Magdalen

de la Ossa, X., Oriel

Higbee, N.C., University Safety Office

Lauritzen, S.L., Jesus

McKenzie-McHarg, K.N., National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit

Morris, J., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

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

  • CONGREGATION 23 June
    • *1 Encaenia
    • *2 Honorary Degrees
  • CONGREGATION 29 June 2004 2 p.m.
    • 1 Voting on Legislative Proposal: Harassment
    • 2 Approval of nomination of `external' member of the Council of the University
  • * List of forthcoming Degree Days
  • * List of forthcoming Matriculation Ceremonies

CONGREGATION 29 June 2004 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice any intention to vote against, or to propose an amendment to the legislative proposal below, signed by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 21 June 2004.

1 Voting on Legislative Proposal: Harassment

The following legislative proposal, submitted by Council under Part 2 of Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, Vol. 133, p. 161), which is promoted on the recommendation of the General Purposes Committee, amends the definition of harassment following changes in national legislation.

 

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the definition of harassment set out in Statute XI, NOW THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, in exercise of the powers on that behalf conferred upon it by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923, and of all other powers enabling it, enacts as follows.

In Statute XI (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002) delete Section 1 (4) and substitute: `(4) "Harassment" means unwanted and unwarranted conduct towards another person which has the purpose or effect of:

(a) violating that other's dignity, or

(b) creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for that other.'

2 Approval of nomination of `external' member of the Council of the University

The nomination by Council, under the provisions of section 4 (7)þ(10) of Statute VI (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, as amended by the statute approved by Congregation on 15 October 2002 and subsequently by Her Majesty in Council, Gazette, pp. 183, 250, 1335), of MRS GILLIAN SHEPHARD, as a member of Council for two years from 1 October 2004 will be submitted for approval.

GENERAL NOTICES

Commemoration Day Sermon

THE MOST REVD DR ROWAN WILLIAMS, Archbishop of Canterbury, Honorary Fellow of Wadham College, will deliver the Commemoration Day Sermon on Sunday, 20 June, in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin. The service will commence at 10 a.m.


Language Centre

Essentials of Academic Writing (EAS), 21--4 June

The Language Centre is offering an intensive academic writing course in English for Academic Studies in ninth week of Trinity Term. This fifteen-hour course is specially designed for those who have time to take only one academic writing course. The course is suitable for academic visitors or others who may be in Oxford for a limited period only, as well as for those with very heavy schedules.

The programme combines the most essential elements of the material covered in the Michaelmas and Trinity Term courses. Topics dealt with include: text connection, information order, the use of articles, tenses, modal verbs, hedging, personal and impersonal forms. Hours: Monday–Wednesday, 9.30--11.45 a.m. and 1--3.15 (Thursday 9.30 a.m.--12.45 p.m.). Fee: £95.


English for Academic Visitors (EAS), 5--22 July

In July, the Language Centre is offering a three-week course for Academic Visitors. The general aim of the course is to improve participants' language skills so that they are able to make the most of their time in Oxford and to maximise the contribution that they are able to make in their field of expertise.

The course will help participants develop their English oral skills in academic and social situations and will focus on conversational skills, expressing ideas and opinions clearly, accurately and fluently, understanding spoken English and giving spoken presentations, as well as revising basic grammatical structures and improving pronunciation. Hours: Monday–Thursday, 9.15 a.m.--12.45 p.m. Fee: £195.

Further details and booking information for these courses and all other Language Centre courses and activities may be obtained from the Information Officer, Angela Pinkney, at the Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT (telephone: Oxford (2)83360, e-mail: admin@lang.ox.ac.uk, Web pages: www.lang.ox.ac.uk).


Circulation of the Gazette to retired Senior Members of the University

It has been decided that any former member of Congregation over the age of seventy-five who is resident in Oxford may continue to receive the Gazette, if he or she so wishes, on application in writing to the Information Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. Such applications must be renewed at the beginning of each academic year.

NORMAN HEATLEY LECTURE

PROFESSOR ROBERT TJIAN, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, Berkeley, will deliver the Norman Heatley Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 17 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Subject: `Deconstructing and reconstituting the Metazoan transcriptional apparatus.'


WEIDENFELD VISITING PROFESSOR OF EUROPEAN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

The temptation of the impossible: Victor Hugo's Les Misérables

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA, Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature 2003–4, will continue his series of lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School.

Fri. 4 June: `From heaven above.'

Wed. 9 June: `The temptation of the impossible.'


CLARENDON LECTURES IN FINANCE

Default risk

PROFESSOR DARRELL DUFFIE, the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Finance at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Saïd Business School.

Mon. 14 June: `Bankruptcy probabilities.'

Tue. 15 June: `Default risk pricing.'

Wed. 16 June: `Default correlation.'


DEUTSCHE BANK LECTURE

PROFESSOR AILSA RÖELL, Princeton, will deliver the Deutsche Bank Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 June, in the Saïd Business School.

Subject: `Corporate governance and economic performance.'


LUBBOCK LECTURE IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

GAVYN DAVIES, former Chairman of the BBC, will deliver the Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 10 June, in the Saïd Business School. The event is open to the public and free to attend. No ticket or registration is necessary.

Subject: `The economics of public service broadcasting: market failure and the scale and scope of the BBC.'


HALLEY LECTURE 2004

PROFESSOR S. FABER, University of California, Santa Cruz, will deliver the Halley Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 June, in the Sir Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `Galaxy evolution over the latter half of cosmic history.'


LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Department of Plant Sciences: G.E. Blackman Lecture

PROFESSOR P.H. RAVEN, Director, Missouri Botanical Garden, will deliver the G.E. Blackman Lecture at 3 p.m. on Friday, 2 July, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences.

The lecture will be followed by the presentation of the Sibthorp Medal to Professor Raven, and the opening of the newly refurbished Fielding-Druce Herbarium.

Subject: `Plants, sustainability, and our common future.'


LIFE AND ENVIRONTMENTAL SCIENCES, MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES, AND MEDICAL SCIENCES

Integrative Biology Workshop: Biological Modelling and Computational/Numerical Techniques

This workshop will be held on Friday, 11 June, 9 a.m.–4.30 p.m., in the Small Lecture Theatre, the University Laboratory of Physiology. Places are limited to a maximum of seventy participants. Lunch will be provided. Those wishing to attend should register via e-mail to sarah.dennis@physiol.ox.ac.uk by Tuesday, 8 June (12 noon).


MEDICAL SCIENCES

Astor Lectures

PROFESOR N. TRAYANOVA, Tulane University, New Orleans, Astor Visiting Fellow, will lecture at 12 noon on Wednesday, 9 June, in the Sherrington Room, the University Laboratory of Physiology.

Subject: `Quantitative modelling of cardiac defibrillation: virtually shocking.'


PROFESSOR J. ELMAN, University of California at San Diego, Astor Visiting Lecturer, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 June, in Lecture Theatre C, the Department of Experimental Psychology. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `Generalisation beyond our experience: the poverty of the stimulus problem.'


Wellcome Integrative Physiology Initiative on ion channels

DR P. WHITING, Merck Laboratories, United Kingdom, will give a seminar at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.

Convener: Dr Stephen Tucker.

Subject: `The GABAA receptor family: from biology to new therapies.'


Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

PROFESSOR H. ROSEN, The Scripps Institute, will give a seminar at 1 p.m. on Monday, 7 June, in the Old Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Convener: Professor S. Gordon.

Subject: `Curious evolution: S1P at the intersection of vascular and immune biology.'


ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in American Arts and Letters

RICHARD FORD will deliver the Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in American Arts and Letters at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 June, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `The things that help, the things that hurt: a memoir.'


SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Oxford Finance Symposium

The third Oxford Finance Symposium will be held between 8 and 17 June inclusive in the Saïd Business School.

For details of the Deutsche Bank Lecture, to be given on 8 June by Professor Ailsa Röell of Princeton, and of the Clarendon Lectures in Finance, to be given on 14, 15, 16 June by Professor Darrell Duffie of Stanford, see above.

Conveners: Professor William Wilhelm, Professor Colin Mayer, and Professor Oren Sussman.

C. PARLOUR, Carnegie Mellon
Tue. 8 June, 9 a.m.: `Information acquisition in a limit order market.'

H. POLEMARCHAKIS, Brown
Wed. 9 June, 9 a.m.: `Intertemporal optimality.'

S. BHATTACHARYA, LSE
Wed. 9 June, 5 p.m.: `Knowledge disclosure patents and optimal organisation of research and development.'

T. RAMADORAI
Thur. 10 June, 9 a.m.: To be announced.

P. BOLTON, Princeton
Thur. 10 June, 5 p.m.: `Bounded rationality and incomplete contracts.'

J. CAMPBELL, Harvard
Fri. 11 June, 9 a.m.: `Bad beta, good beta.'

J. GEANAKOPLOS, Yale
Fri. 11 June, 5 p.m.: `Liquidity, default, and crashes: endogenous contracts in general equilibrium.'

T. FOUCAULT, HEC, Paris
Mon. 14 June, 9 a.m.: `Does anonymity matter in electronic limit order markets?'

M. PETERSEN, Northwestern
Tue. 15 June, 9 a.m.: `Does the source of capital affect capital structure?'

H. OZSOLYEV
Wed. 16 June, 9 a.m.: `Knowing thy neighbour: social interaction and rational expectations in financial markets.'

A. LJUNGQVIST, Stern, NYU
Thur. 17 June, 9 a.m.: `Underwriting relationships.'


OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

PROFESSOR Y. HADDAD, Georgetown
9 June: `Are Muslims a "Fifth Column" in the United States?'

PROFESSOR T. RAMADAN, Geneva
16 June: `Solidarity, loyalty, and co-citizenship with non-Muslims in Islamic sources.'


ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Chichele Lectures 2004

In its pomp: All Souls 1914–15

DR SIMON J.D. GREEN, Fellow of the college, will deliver the Chichele Lectures at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

4 June: `Imperialists and Commonwealth men.'

11 June: `Philosophers and Young Turks.'

18 June: `Appeasers and anti-appeasers.'


ORIEL COLLEGE

Thomas Harriot Lecture

DR M. SCHEMMEL, Max Planck Institute for the History of Scienc, Berlin, will deliver the Thomas Harriot Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 10 June, in the Champneys Room, Oriel College.

Subject: `The English Galileo. Thomas Harriot and the force of shared knowledge in early modern mechanics.'


ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

Lecture

H.E. JOSÉ RAMOS HORTA, Senior Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Co-operation, Timor- Leste, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 June, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Timor-Leste. The new nation. Challenges and achievements.'

South Asian Studies: amendment to published programme

DR S. GOOPTU, Calcutta, will give a seminar at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 June, in the Deakin Room, St Antony's College. This is an alteration to the South Asian History Seminar series.

Subject: `Transformation of women's lives in colonial India: Cornelia Sorabji, India's first woman lawyer.'


European Studies Centre

GAYIL TALSHIR, Israeli Visiting Fellow, will lecture at 1 p.m. on Thursday, 10 June, in the European Studies Centre. The meeting will be chaired by Kalypso Nicolaïdis.

Subject: `Reclaiming politics: civil society between realignment and dealignment.'


OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUP

GENEVIEVE DUGGAN will lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Wednesday, 16 June, in the Pauling Centre (58 Banbury Road). Admission for visitors costs £2.

Subject: `Blossoms of the palm, seeds of history: textiles from Savu, Indonesia.'

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DIVISIONAL BOARD BY-ELECTIONS 1 July 2004

Notice is hereby given of the following impending vacancies:

Humanities Board

(from among the members of the Faculty of Modern History)

Resigning member: C. Haigh

Period of office: for two years from MT 2004


Social Sciences Board

(from among the members of the Faculty of Law)

Resigning member: M.J. Spence

Period of office: for three years from MT 2004

Nominations in writing for the by-elections on 1 July, by two members (other than the candidate) of the electorate for each vacancy, which is the same as the persons from among whom the vacancy will be filled (as specified above), will be received by the Head of Student Administration at the University Offices, Wellington Square, up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 7 June, and similar nominations by six members of the electorate other than the candidate, up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 14 June.

Council has decided that nominations should show for each signatory the name and faculty, sub-faculty, or department (indicative of the relevant electorate) in block capitals. Any names which are not so shown may not be published. At least one nomination in respect of each candidate must be made on an official nomination form. Copies of the form are obtainable from the Web site.

In the event of a contested election, a brief biographical notice of each candidate will be published in the Gazette dated 24 June, and voters may wish to wait until they have read these notes before returning their ballot papers (which will be sent out to members of the electorate as soon as possible after the closing due for nominations, and which, after completion, must be received by the Head of Student Administration not later than 4 p.m. on 1 July).


CHAIRMAN OF EXAMINERS

The Vice-Chancellor desires to call the attention of all examiners to the provisions of Ch. VI, Sect. ii.c, § 1, regulations 1--3 (Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 1014), which require examiners in all university examinations to appoint one of their number to act as Chairman, to notify the appointment to the Vice-Chancellor, and to publish it in the University Gazette.

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


EXAMINATION SCHOOLS

Accommodation for lectures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OBITUARIES

Wolfson College

JEREMY ALLEN BLACK, MA, D.PHIL., 28 April 2004; University Lecturer in Akkadian 1988–2004; Proctor 1995–6; Research Fellow 1988, Governing Body Fellow 1988–2004. Aged 52.

STANLEY REGINALD JOHN WOODELL, MA (PH.D.), 24 April 2004; University Lecturer in Botany 1959–88; Governing Body Fellow 1967–88; Supernumerary Fellow 1988–9, Emeritus Fellow 1989–2004, Fellow Librarian 1984–2004. Aged 75.

Oxford University Newcomers' Club

St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks, Trinity Term 2004---10/06/04: Debt and Poverty from an Islamic Perspective---Muhammad Imran; 17/06/04: Why Fair Trade?---Carol Wills. (The titles of some of the talks are to be confirmed.) The talks will be held at St Giles' Church at 12.30p.m.. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. For more information visit: www.st-giles-church.org.

Concerts

Saturday, 19 June, 7.30 p.m. Town Hall: The Oxford Harmonic Society and the Orchestra of Stowe Opera play Fauré's Requiem; Tavener's Svyati,and Handel's Organ Concerto, Op. 4 No. 4. Conductor: Robert Secret. Soloists: Polly Ballard (Cello); Brian Hitch (Organ); Hiroe Kawana (Soprano) and Robert Williams (Bass). Tickets £12/£10 (concessions £10/£8) available from Oxford Playhouse Box Office. Telephone: 01865 305305 (incl. credit card bookings by post) or on the door.

Antiques Bought and Sold

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

Periodicals Bought and Sold

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

Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

John Hulme undertakes all aspects of restoration: 30 years' experience; collection and delivery. For free advice, telephone or write to: The Workshop, 11A High Street, Chipping Norton, Oxon. OX7 5AD. Telephone: 01608 641692.

Cafe Zouk

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

Services Offered

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

Personal Training Services

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

Cheap Membership of Gym For Sale

Couple offering their memberships to LA Fitness gym (City Centre, close to Westgate Mall), for 11 months, to either a couple (£35/person/month) or individuals (£35/month). No other fees! You can't get such a cheap deal directly from them: we checked. Call us: 0790 1533474 (mobile) or Oxford 273842 (office).

Domestic Services

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

Situations Vacant

Stanford University Programme in Oxford requires a part-time administrative assistant for September 2004 to provide database maintenance, clerical, and book-keeping support to the administrator. Up to 15 hours p.w. Stanford is a highly acclaimed US University, and the Programme in Oxford offers 47 students each term the chance to study here as part of their degree courses. Telephone: 01865 251193 or e-mail: stanford@herald.ox.ac.uk.

Houses to Let

North Oxford (Jericho): fully furnished, recently redecorated house, secluded garden, available from 1 Sept. for 1 year or less. Charming, cosy, quiet, c.h., easy to maintain, 2 bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, washing machine, dryer, telephone, linen, dishes; walk to University, train and coach stations, near best schools, parks. Two bedrooms £1,250 p.m.; 3 bedrooms £1,500 p.m. (inc. bedsit with separate kitchen and entrance). Tel. J. Mackrell in Oxford (evenings or 7--8 a.m.), on: 01865 775567. E-mail: mackrelj@btopenworld.com. Or contact A. Gaston in Canada: +613 745 1368, fax: +613 745 0299, e-mail: gaston@cyberus.ca.

Flats to Let

Central North Oxford (Rawlinson Road). Attractive 1 bedroom self-contained flat with patio and parking. Lets of 3 months or more considered. £995 p.c.m. all inclusive. Telephone: 01865 556372 or 07771 802582; e-mail: pjy@btinternet.com.

Vacation Lets

Available for holiday rental---summer 2004. 5 bedroom house in central Headington, convenient for buses to Oxford, coaches for London. Recently updated, newly fitted kitchen, large living room, bathroom and shower room, small garden, two parking spaces. Telephone: 01865 307219 or e-mail fvmorris@hotmail.com.

Self-catering Apartments

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

Accommodation Offered

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Accommodation Sought

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Flats for Sale or Rent

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UNIVERSITY OFFICES

Appointment of Assistant Registrar (Council Secretariat)

The Council Secretariat plays a key role in supporting the governance of the University. The holder of the advertised post will have specific duties including: servicing and handling the business of certain major committees and other similar bodies; completing the major revision of the University's legislation, its maintenance and publication; dealing with various of the University's responsibilities relating to national legislation; and acting as a deputy for the head of the section as necessary for specified duties within the section.

Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have first-class communication and organisational skills, are able to master quickly a broad range of complex and detailed material, have good interpersonal skills, and relevant experience at a senior level. Experience of handling legal material would be an advantage.

The post is on the academic-related administrative grade 4 scale (salary range from £31,715 per annum, with a discretionary range to £41,333).

Further particulars are available from Melanie Holdak (telephone: Oxford (2)70120, e-mail: posts@admin.ox.ac.uk), or from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/. Applications, consisting of a curriculum vitae and a supporting statement, and the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to Mrs J.A. Pengelly, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, by noon on 18 June. Interviews will be held on 30 June.


ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Five-year non-renewable Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships

All Souls College intends to make an election to not more than two Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships on Saturday, 26 February 2005. The fellowships are open to men and women in the following fields of study (broadly conceived): Law, History, Philosophy, Economics, Politics, Language and Literature, Classical Studies, Oriental Studies, and Mathematical and Theoretical Sciences.

The college anticipates that candidates will not normally be older than thirty at the date of election. The college is an equal opportunities employer, and consideration will be given to applications submitted by candidates who include a statement explaining why this age-limit would be inappropriate in their circumstances.

Applicants must have been awarded, or be an advanced candidate for, a doctoral degree at any university. Applicants must be expecting to have completed the requirements for their doctoral degree by 1 October 2005. In making an election the college will be guided by its assessment of the candidates' achievements in their fields, and of their proposals for scholarly work and publication in the five years of the fellowship: the college sees the fellows as support for that five years' project.

Further particulars, including a statement of the college's policy on equal treatment of candidates, may be obtained from the Warden's Secretary, All Souls College, Oxford OX1 4AL. See also the college's Web site: http://www.all-souls.ox.ac.uk. Applications must reach the Warden not later than Friday, 3 September 2004.


Election to Fellowships by Examination

1. There will be an election at All Souls on Saturday, 6 November 2004 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 £11,962* per annum, and may be eligible for a housing allowance of £4,179. 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 £2,307* per annum;
(b) a fellow who decides to take up or continue academic work will receive a stipend of £16,558* per annum, rising to £21,098* per annum if a certain amount of lecturing is undertaken; otherwise the stipend will be £15,068* per annum rising to £19,199* per annum, plus in each case a housing allowance of £4,785 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 6 September 2004. 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 the rules as to age and standing should communicate with the Warden. All correspondence should be marked `Fellowship Examination'.

7. The Warden and the Chairman of Assistant Examiners will meet candidates whose applications have been accepted on Wednesday, 29 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 30 September at 9.30 a.m. and ending on 2 October 2004 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, 2 October.

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

11. A viva of short-listed candidates will be held in the presence of Fellows of the college on Saturday, 30 October, commencing at 10 a.m. All short-listed candidates will be expected to dine in college that evening.

* 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.


BRASENOSE COLLEGE

Stipendiary Lecturership in Engineering

Brasenose College wishes to appoint a four-hour Stipendiary Lecturer for two years from 1 October 2004. The person appointed will be required to teach some, or all, of Papers P1 (Mathematical and Computational Methods) and P2 (Electrical and Digital Systems) to the Engineering Science first year undergraduates. In addition, teaching will be required for Papers A1 (Mathematical Methods), A2 (Electrical Systems) and A3 (Modelling, Dynamics and Control).

The lecturer will also be required to participate in the entrance procedures and to assist generally in the running of Engineering in collaboration with the Tutor in Engineering.

The salary, which is pensionable in USS, will be according to qualifications and experience within the range £5,946--£7,284 per annum.

Further particulars, including details of allowances, lunching and dining rights, may be obtained from the College Secretary, Brasenose College, Oxford OX1 4AJ (telephone: Oxford (2)77823, e-mail: college.office@brasenose.oxford.ac.uk ), to whom applications should be sent by Friday, 18 June. Applicants should ask two referees to write direct to the College Secretary by the closing date.

Brasenose College is an equal opportunities employer.


CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

Appointment of Senior Library Assistant

A Senior Library Assistant is required as soon as possible, to assist the Librarian with the day-to-day operation of the historic and beautiful sixteenth- century college library. Primary duties will involve acquisitions, circulation, and serials work using automated systems, cataloguing and classifying of current acquisitions, as well as enquiry work and clerical and manual tasks as required.

Candidates should have a first degree and experience of working with online library systems; a qualification in Library and Information Science would be an advantage. The appointment would be an ideal opportunity for a newly-qualified professional to develop his/her skills, and would be appropriate for candidates seeking to prepare for CILIP chartership.

The post will be on the library and clerical grade 4 scale (salary £15,603-- £18,015 per annum). Benefits include a contributory pension scheme and approximately six weeks' holiday.

Further particulars are available from the college Web site, http://www.ccc.ox.ac.uk, or may be obtained from the College Secretary, Corpus Christi College, Oxford OX1 4JF (telephone: Oxford (2)76737, fax: (2)76767, e-mail: rachel.pearson@ccc.ox.ac.uk). Application is by curriculum vitae and covering letter. Two referees should be asked to send references direct to the College Secretary. Closing date: 18 June.


PEMBROKE COLLEGE

Appointment of Master's Secretary

Applications are invited for a senior post at Pembroke College as Secretary/PA to the Head of the college. The post also carries responsibility for all administrative aspects of meetings of the governing body of the college. Excellent typing, secretarial and IT skills are essential, and shorthand is desirable.

An attractive salary and holiday package, pension scheme, and free lunches are offered. The college provides an exceptional working environment.

Further particulars may be obtained from Jane Kirby, Pembroke College, Oxford OX1 1DW (e-mail: jane.kirby@pmb.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)76422). Deadline for applications: Monday, 14 June.


ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships

St Anne's College invites applications for the following Junior Research Fellowships, open to women or men and tenable for one or two years from 1 October 2005:

The Drapers' Company Junior Research Fellowship, this year offered in Physics, Mathematics, Computation, Chemistry;

The Kathleen Bourne Junior Research Fellowship in French Studies, including Language and Literature, Architecture, Art, History, Music, and Philosophy.

The posts are open to graduates in their second or subsequent year of research.

Further particulars can be found at http://www.stannes.ox.ac.uk. Those unable to access the WWW can obtain further particulars from the Tutor for Junior Research Fellowships' Secretary (telephone: Oxford (2)74825, e-mail: heather.law@st-annes.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 2 August.

The college is an equal opportunities employer.


ST HUGH'S COLLEGE

Two-hour non-stipendiary Lecturership in Computer Science

St Hugh's College invites applications for the post of non-stipendiary Lecturer in Computer Science for the academic year 2004--5. The lecturer will be required to provide an average of two hours' teaching per week over the three eight-week terms, direct the Computer Science studies of the college's undergraduates reading Computer Science, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Engineering and Computing Science, and participate in the admission of new students to those degrees. Details of the undergraduate syllabuses can be found at http://web.comlab.ox.ac.uk/oucl/.

The college currently has two first-year students and two second-year students reading Mathematics and Computer Science, one third-year student reading Computer Science, and one second-year student and one third-year student reading Engineering and Computing Science. The college has a strong presence in the mathematical sciences: there are forty-five undergraduates and nine fellows and lecturers in computer science, mathematics, and statistics.

A non-stipendiary lecturer is paid a retaining fee of £125 per term and a director of studies fee of £40 per FTE per term. Tutorial hours are paid at the normal senior tutor's rates.

The lecturer will share the use of a teaching room in college, will be a member of the senior common room, and will be entitled to 2 meals in college during weeks nought to nine of term.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae to the Academic Administrator, St Hugh's College, Oxford OX2 6LE, and ask two referees to write direct to the college on their behalf. The closing date for applications is 30 June.


Fixed-term Stipendiary Lecturership in Modern History

Applications are invited for a Stipendiary Lecturership in Modern History (principally eighteenth-century) for two years beginning on 1 October 2004. The average teaching expected will be seven hours per week, made up of tutorials and classes. The person appointed will be expected to teach the History of the British Isles 1685--1830 and General (European) History 1715-- 99, for St Hugh's and for colleges with which St Hugh's has a reciprocal arrangement. An ability to teach earlier periods of General (European) History and Theories of the State would be an advantage. The person appointed will also be expected to assist the other tutors at St Hugh's in teaching first- and second-/third-year papers in Approaches to History and Disciplines of History.

The person appointed will be expected to share responsibility for the organisation of undergraduate history teaching, and to participate in undergraduate admissions procedures.

The lecturer will be paid on the stipendiary lecturers' scale (currently equivalent to £11,752 for a seven-hour post---under review). The lecturer will have Senior common room rights, including a meal entitlement.

Applications, together with a curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees, should be sent by post to Dr John Robertson, St Hugh's College, Oxford OX2 6LE, by Monday 7 June. Further Particulars are available from Dr Robertson (e-mail: john.robertson@history.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)74976). Candidates should state in their applications which papers they are able to teach (details of papers are available on the Modern History Faculty Web site at http://www.history.ox.ac.uk). They should ask their referees to write to Dr John Robertson by 7 June.

St Hugh's College is an equal opportunities employer.


TRINITY COLLEGE

Fixed-term College Lecturership in Engineering

Applications are invited for a fixed-term College Lecturership in Engineering Science. The successful candidate will be required to teach six hours per week for Trinity College during full term and to play an active part in the organisation of the subject, including help with admissions. The appointment will be for a fixed period of two terms (Michaelmas Term 2004 and Hilary Term 2005) from 1 October 2004. Candidates should have an excellent educational background, with a good first degree and, preferably, a doctorate in Engineering and the ability to teach high-achieving and challenging undergraduates via college tutorials in the required subjects. The successful candidate must be able to teach students taking the first-year papers P3 (Engineering Materials and Thermodynamics) and P4 (Structures and Mechanics), and second and third year papers A4 (Structures and Materials), A5 (Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics), as well as modelling and dynamics topics of paper A3 (Modelling, Dynamics and Control).

Further particulars are available from http://www.trinity.ox.ac.uk. A curriculum vitae, with details of career, research and teaching experience, should be sent by regular mail to the Academic Administrator, Trinity College, Oxford OX1 3BH, by Thursday, 10 June. Candidates are also requested to ask two referees to write in support of their application directly to the Academic Administrator, Mrs Annabel Ownsworth (telephone: Oxford (2)79910, e-mail: annabel.ownsworth@tri.ox.ac.uk), by the closing date. Interviews will take place on Friday, 18 June.

Trinity College is an equal opportunities employer.


WYCLIFFE HALL

Appointment of Finance Bursar

The Finance Bursar is the senior financial officer of this flourishing theological college, playing a critically important role in its day-to-day financial management, and in planning for its future development. The working hours are thirty-five per week.

Further details and application form may be obtained from the College Administrator, Wycliffe Hall,54 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PW (e-mail: helen.mitchell@wycliffe.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Monday, 14 June (12 noon).


WYCLIFFE HALL

Appointment of Finance Bursar

The Finance Bursar is the senior financial officer of this flourishing theological college, playing a critically important role in its day-to-day financial management, and in planning for its future development. The working hours are thirty-five per week.

Further details and application form may be obtained from the College Administrator, Wycliffe Hall,54 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PW (e-mail: helen.mitchell@wycliffe.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Monday, 14 June (12 noon).

Friday 4 June

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature): `From heaven above' (lecture series: `The temptation of the impossible: Victor Hugo's Les Misérables'), Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School, 5 p.m.

JOHN MONKS (General Secretary, TUC): `Is Europe still the workers' best friend?' (lecture), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR SIMON J.D. GREEN: `Imperialists and Commonwealth men' (Chichele Lectures 2004: `In its pomp: All Souls 1914–15'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.


Saturday 5 June

ORGAN RECITAL: Mark Swinton, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).


Sunday 6 June

THE REVD JOHN BUDD preaches the Sermon for Trinity Sunday, Queen's, 10 a.m.


Monday 7 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Setting objectives', 12.45 p.m., and `Assertiveness'—day 1, 2 p.m. (see information above).

J.-L. LEUTRAT: `Alain Resnais: L'Année dernière à Marienbad' (lecture series: `Les cinéastes de la "modernité" en France'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.


Tuesday 8 June

SAÏD BUSINESS SCHOOL: start of third Oxford Finance Symposium, 9 a.m. (continues until 17 June; details from Dr Peg Katrizky, SBS).

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Presentation skills'—day 1, 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

OBSERVATION OF THE TRANSIT OF VENUS, with staff from the Museum of the History of Science and the Hanwell Community Observatory, University Parks, 10 a.m.–12 noon.

RICHARD FORD: `The things that help, the things that hurt: a memoir' (Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in American Arts and Letters), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. FABER: `Galaxy evolution over the latter half of cosmic history' (Halley Lecture), Sir Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

G. KREUZER: `Voices from beyond: trimming Verdi's Don Carlos in German-language theatres' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.


Wednesday 9 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Recruitment and selection for administrators'—day 1, and `Time management—for those who manage their own time', both 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DANIEL TURNER: organ recital, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature): `The temptation of the impossible' (final lecture in series: `The temptation of the impossible: Victor Hugo's Les Misérables'), Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School, 5 p.m.

H.E. JOSÉ RAMOS HORTA (Senior Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Co-operation, Timor-Leste): `Timor-Leste. The new nation. Challenges and achievements' (lecture), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

H. EASTMAN: `Greek tragedy in contemporary political theatre', and A. WILLIS: `Trojan Women in performance: adapting Euripides' play for the modern stage, 2004' (seminar series: `Dionysus recast'), Fraenkel Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

DR J. MADDICOTT: `Medieval history' (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography seminars: `Problems and methods in biography'), Modern History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

DR D. MATT: `The Zohar, masterpiece of Kabbalah: a new annotated translation' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 7 p.m.


Thursday 10 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Managing contract research staff—day 1, managing and developing effective teams', 9 a.m., and `Recruitment and selection for administrators'—day 2, 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR A. COLES: `Families flourishing or floundering overseas: issues of methodology and authorship from a feminist perspective' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Research methodologies: theories—realities'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR M. LEA: `Academic literacies: a pedagogy for course design' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning: research seminars), History of Art Lecture Room, Level 2, Littlegate House, 4 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: harriet.dunbar-goddet@learning.ox.ac.uk).

GAVYN DAVIES: `The economics of public service broadcasting: market failure and the scale and scope of the BBC' (Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies), Saïd Business School, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

DR M. SCHEMMEL: `The English Galileo. Thomas Harriot and the force of shared knowledge in early modern mechanics' (Thomas Harriot Lecture), Champneys Room, Oriel, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. KEMP: `Turner's vortices: optical and physical' (lecture series: `Turner and Napoleon'), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum, 5 p.m.

SIR TOM STOPPARD: `Drawing on the wall of Plato's cave' (Isaiah Berlin Lecture), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m. (open to the public).

DR M. WALPORT: `Human genome and beyond' (Nuffield Trust Green College Lectures: `The new genomics: genetics and human health'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

THE CHOIR OF QUEEN'S COLLEGE performs music by Howells and Leighton, followed by madrigals and part-songs, in the chapel and Fellows' Garden, Queen's, from 8 p.m. (admission by programme, £6/£4—to reserve a programme, e-mail: rosemary.rey@queens.ox.ac.uk).


Friday 11 June

DR SIMON J.D. GREEN: `Philosophers and Young Turks' (Chichele Lectures 2004: `In its pomp: All Souls 1914–15'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.


Saturday 12 June

ORGAN RECITAL: Pascal Reber, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).


Sunday 13 June

THE REVD KATHARINE RUMENS preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.


Monday 14 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Recruitment and selection for all staff' (day 1), 9.30 a.m., and `Giving and receiving feedback', 12.45 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR D. DUFFIE: `Bankruptcy probabilities' (Clarendon Lectures in Finance: `Default risk'), Saïd Business School, 5 p.m.

J.-L. LEUTRAT: `Alain Resnais: Mélo, L'Amour à mort' (lecture series: `Les cinéastes de la "modernité" en France'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. PRICKETT: `Redrawing the boundaries of experience: biblical illustration from Rembrandt to Tiepolo' (seminar series: `The Bible in art, music, and literature'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.


Tuesday 15 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m., and `Recruitment and selection for all staff' (day 2), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR J. ELMAN (Astor Lecturer): `Generalisation beyond our experience: the poverty of the stimulus problem' (public lecture), Lecture Theatre C, Department of Experimental Psychology, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. DUFFIE: `Default risk pricing' (Clarendon Lectures in Finance: `Default risk'), Saïd Business School, 5 p.m.

M.A. STUART: `Rossini, Salvatore Viganó, and the decline of the picturesque' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.


Wednesday 16 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Working for the University: opportunities and benefits', 11 a.m., and `Introduction to the Bodleian Library', 2.30 p.m. (see information above).

IAIN QUINN: organ recital, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

PROFESSOR D. DUFFIE: `Default correlation' (Clarendon Lectures in Finance: `Default risk'), Saïd Business School, 5 p.m.

DR M. PELLING: `History of medicine' (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography seminars: `Problems and methods in biography'), Modern History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

D. HULTON: `Foursight Theatre's production of Agamemnon', and A. BURKE: `The Oresteia and the British press' (seminar series: `Dionysus recast'), Fraenkel Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

GENEVIEVE DUGGAN: `Blossoms of the palm, seeds of history: textiles from Savu, Indonesia' (Oxford Asian Textile Group lecture), Pauling Centre (58 Banbury Road), 5.45 p.m. (admission for visitors £2).

PROFESSOR J.W. VAN HENTEN: `Contemporary martyrs and violence: victims and/or perpetrators' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 7 p.m.