Oxford University Gazette: 31 July 2003

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 133, No. 4668: 31 July 2003

The following supplement was published with this Gazette:

  • Student Numbers (2002)

Gazette publication arrangements

This is the final Gazette of the academic year. Publication for 2003--4 will begin on 25 September. The usual deadlines will apply.

 

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

PLANNING AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Changes in Regulations

The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 15 August.

Establishment of Professorship of Radiation Biology

1 In SCHEDULE A to Sect. I, § 5. B of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 379, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and amended by the changes in regulations published on 31 October 2002 and on 19 June 2003, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 133, pp. 353, 1429), after `Brownlee-Abraham Professor of Molecular Biology' insert: `Professor of Radiation Biology'.

2 Ibid., Sect. III, concerning particular professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 403, as redesignated), insert new § 30 as follows and renumber existing §§ 30--50 as §§ 31--51:

`§ 30. Professor of Radiation Biology

1. The Professor of Radiation Biology shall undertake research in Radiation Biology and shall lecture and give instruction in this subject.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in paragraph (2) below is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be allocated by Council for the time being under any regulation in that behalf, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in paragraph (2) above;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Medical Sciences Board;

(10) a person appointed by the body or bodies which may issue an honorary clinical contract or contracts to the professor.

3. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the regulations concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same regulations which are applicable to this chair.' [These changes, made on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, establish a new Professorship of Radiation Biology.]


COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the following names have been added to the Register of Congregation: Ahmed, Z., D.Phil., St Hugh's Bostrom, N., Harris Manchester Clapinson, M., MA, St Hugh's Crivelli, P., New College Debus, D.I.N., Brasenose Higham, T., Sub-faculty of Archaeology Huda, A., University Development Office McLean, M.J., Institute for the Advancement of University Learning Parker, S.C., University Surveyor's Office Ross, V.K., Somerville Sterling, D., M.Sc., Linacre Talbot, M., B.Phil., Corpus Christi Wedgwood, R.N., MA, Merton Wilk, J., MA, M.Sc., St Edmund Hall


DIVISIONAL AND FACULTY BOARDS

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 15 August, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

University Agenda

CONGREGATION 7 October 12 noon

Oration by the Vice-Chancellor

Mr Vice-Chancellor will address the House.

Notices

LECTURE LISTS

From Michaelmas Term 2003, the University's Lecture Lists will be be published online only at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/pubs/lectures/. For the 2003-4 academic year, the lists will continue to be produced termly in the same format and by the same process as at present. These arrangements will be reviewed, and it is hoped that a more flexible and useful form of Internet publication can be introduced in due course. The decision to cease production of the printed lists has been made as part of a review of expenditure in light of the University's budget allocations for 2003-4. By ensuring that the online service continues, it is hoped to minimise any inconvenience that this change may cause. Further information on the background to this change will be sent shortly to divisions, departments, and colleges. Information on the production of the lecture lists may be obtained from Val Wood (telephone: (2)80548, e-mail: valerie.wood@admin.ox.ac.uk).


KING ALFONSO XIII PROFESSORSHIP OF SPANISH STUDIES

EDWIN HENRY WILLIAMSON (MA, PH.D. Edinburgh), Forbes Professor of Hispanic Studies, University of Edinburgh, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 November 2003. Professor Williamson will be a fellow of Exeter College.


RUPERT MURDOCH PROFESSORSHIP OF LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION

DEBORAH JANE CAMERON, M.LITT. (BA Newcastle upon Tyne), Professor of Languages in Education, Institute of Education, University of London, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 January 2004. Professor Cameron will be a fellow of Worcester College.


BROWNLEE-ABRAHAM PROFESSORSHIP OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

NICHOLAS JARVIS PROUDFOOT, MA (B.SC. London, PH.D Cambridge), Fellow of Brasenose College and Professor of Experimental Pathology, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October 2003. Professor Proudfoot will be a fellow of Lincoln College.


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES BOARD

The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor in Physics upon PROFESSOR KEN PEACH, Director of Particle Physics at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, for a further period from 1 June 2003 to 31 May 2006.


COMPOSITION OF ELECTORAL BOARD

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

                                                    Appointed by

Diebold Professorship of Comparative Philology

The Principal of Jesus                    Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The Provost of Worcester                  ex officio
Mr P.G.M. Brown                           Council
Professor N. Sims-Williams                Council
Dr R.C.S. Walker                          Humanities Board
Professor G.C. Horrocks                   Classics Board
Dr J.W. Benson                            Oriental Studies Board
Professor M.D. Maiden                     Modern Languages Board
Dr S.E. Gillingham                        Worcester College

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


CREWEIAN ORATION 2003

Corrigendum

It is regretted that the Public Orator's introduction to the Creweian Oration, published in Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4665 (27 June), p. 1505, erroneously stated that Professor W.J. Kennedy has been appointed to the Directorship of the Museum of the History of Science. Professor Kennedy has been appointed to the Directorship of the University Museum of Natural History, with effect from 1 October (Gazette, 23 January, p. 665).


ECONOMICS LIBRARY

Noise disruption in the Economics Library

The construction of the Centre for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, an extension of the current Economics Library on Manor Road, is causing considerable noise. The noise will vary in intensity depending on the construction phase. The building is scheduled to be completed by the end of May 2004. Until then, quiet study can only be promised in the evenings after 5 p.m. (or on Saturdays during Term).

Economics Library closures during August 2003

The building works require the Economics Library to close during August on the following dates: Monday, 11; Tuesday, 12; Monday, 18; Tuesday, 19; and Wednesday, 20. These dates may be subject to change. Those wishing to visit the library are asked first to consult the Web page www.ssl.ox.ac.uk.

Note: for further details of the opening times of the Economics Library during the Long Vacation, see the `University Libraries' notice.


SALARIES OF CLINICAL ACADEMIC AND RELATED STAFF

Approval has been given for the implementation in the University of an increase in clinical academic and related salaries in line with the salary awards for 2003 decided by the Doctors' and Dentists' Review Body. The new rates provide for a 3.225 per cent increase with effect from 1 April 2003 on all salaries and scale points. Payment will be made in the August payroll.


WOLFSON COLLEGE

Forthcoming exhibition

Oxford Medical Student Art Exhibition: in the Private Dining Rooms, Wolfson College (3–22 August) The exhibition will be open daily, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., subject to college commitments (intending visitors are asked to telephone the college lodge, Oxford (2)74100, beforehand).

Lectures

ORIENTAL STUDIES

DR MARC HIDEO MIYAKE, University of Hawai'i at Hilo, will lecture at 4 p.m. onc Thursday, 7 August, in the Old Library, Hertford College. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally after the lecture.

Subject: `Para-Sino-Japanese: a report card.'


MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Boston, Melbourne, Oxford Conversazione 2003

Making states work: failing states and benevolent empires

The Boston, Melbourne, Oxford Conversazione 2003, on the above topic, will be held in Magdalen College, 4–6 September. Speakers will include Michael Ignatieff, Sir Adam Roberts, Dame Jessica Rawson, the Hon. Gareth Evans, and Melanie Phillips. Further details may be obtained from Catherine Hughes, Magdalen College (e-mail: catherine.hughes@magd.ox.ac.uk).


ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

St John's College Research Centre

A one-day workshop on `Evidence' will be held in the seminar room of the Research Centre at 45 St Giles' on Saturday, 4 October, from 10.20 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be four talks around the topic of evidence in epidemiological and forensic settings, and issues arising in observational science and in history. Speakers will be Klim McPherson, Mark Freedland, Katherine Blundell, and Malcolm Vale. The meeting is open to all, but space is limited. Those who wish to attend, are asked to e-mail research.centre@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

Examinations and Boards

M.SC IN NEUROSCIENCE

The Qualifying Examination will take place at the Examination Schools at 9.30 a.m. on Wednesday, 10 December 2003. Dissertations must be handed in to the Examination Schools by noon on the following dates: Dissertation 1: Wednesday, 21 April 2004 Dissertation 2: Friday, 20 August 2004 The viva voce examinations will take place on 8 and 9 September 2004.


CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and, where applicable, of divisional boards, the following changes in regulations made by divisional boards, faculty boards, and the Continuing Education Board will come into effect on 15 August.

1 Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board

(a) M.Sc. in Theoretical Chemistry

With effect from 1 October 2003

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 740, delete ll. 10--16 and substitute: `6. For each lecture course, an essay topic or problem set shall be prescribed by the relevant lecturer no later than the Monday of the eighth week of the term during which the lectures are given. Completed assignments must be delivered to the M.Sc. Examiners (Theoretical Chemistry), c/o the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High St, Oxford, not later than noon on the days specified in the following schedule.

Quantum Mechanics                                   Friday second week of
                                                     Hilary Term

Statistical Mechanics                               Friday second week of
                                                     Hilary Term 

Molecular Electronic Structure                      Friday ninth week of
                                                     Hilary Term 

Applied Statistical Mechanics                       Friday second week of
                                                     Trinity Term 

Many-body quantum and statistical 
  mechanics                                         Friday ninth week of
                                                     Trinity Term 

2 Ibid., l.35, delete `Molecular Quantum Mechanics' and substitute `Molecular Electronic Structure'.


(b) Honour School of Engineering and Materials

With effect from 1 October 2008 (for final Part II examination in 2008)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 24, delete ll. 25--6.

2 Ibid., p. 31, delete l. 10.

3 Ibid., delete from p. 177, l. 1 to p. 181, l. 28.

4 Ibid., p. 984, ll. 2--3, delete `, and in the Honour School of Engineering and Materials'.

5 Ibid., p. 1006, l. 35, delete `, or in Engineering and Materials'.

6 Ibid., p. 1007, ll. 2--3, delete `, or in the Honour School of Engineering and Materials'.


2 Medical Sciences Board

(a) Preliminary Examination for Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 115, delete ll. 1--4 and substitute: `Parametric one-way Analysis of Variance. Kruskal-Wallis non-parametric analysis of variance.'


(b) Preliminary Examination in Medicine

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination 2004)

In Examination Regulations, 2002, delete from l. 38 on p. 893 to p. 895, l. 19, and substitute: `The examination will be in two parts. A core syllabus and an extension syllabus for both Parts I and II will be published annually at the start of the Michaelmas Term prior to the examination by the Medical Sciences Board.

Part I

The examination will assess candidates in the areas of core knowledge and understanding of core material, clinical skills, and critical-appraisal skills. Candidates must pass all five components listed below in order to pass the examination; but candidates who fail any component(s) of the examination at the first attempt need resit only the component(s) that they have failed.

1. Core Material

Candidates will be required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the principles of basic medical science as defined in the core syllabus for Part I. Two papers will be set. Paper One (one hour) will require short-note answers. Paper Two (two hours) will be in the format of problem-based questions. Each question will be marked pass or fail, and a cumulative pass/fail mark will be given for the candidate's overall performance in the two papers. The marks from these papers will not contribute to the award of a Distinction.

2. Paper 3: Medical Ethics and Systems of the Body (three hours)

This paper will be in two parts. Section A will require candidates to write on a medical ethics topic. Section B will require candidates to write on systems of the body. Opportunity will be given to integrate material from different subject areas. Candidates will be required to write three essays, one from section A and two from section B, from a wide choice of questions. The topics will be related to the extension syllabus for Part I. Candidates will be given credit for demonstrating their breadth of reading beyond the core syllabus, for their ability to synthesise evidence from different sources and produce a coherent argument, and for discussion of experimental evidence from primary literature.

3. Paper 4: Critical Appraisal (two hours)

This examination will assess the ability to appraise primary research material. The primary research paper or papers (normally not more than two) may report laboratory-based or clinical research. They will contain experimental or clinical data for interpretation but may also include descriptions of experimental methods. Candidates may be required to offer criticism of the experimental method, or of the interpretation of the results, or to draw their own inferences from the published data. Candidates must attempt all questions.

4. Clinical skills

Candidates will be required to demonstrate, in a practical examination, ability to take a clinical history, and to perform a clinical examination of the systems of the body specified in the core curriculum and, applying such practical skills as may be defined in the core syllabus published by the Medical Sciences Board. The examination will include an assessment of the candidate's communication skills with patients, orally and/or in writing, and of his or her professional behaviour.

5. Longitudinal case study

Candidates will be required to complete a longitudinal case study during their clinical course, details of which will be published each year in the clinical course handbook. The study must include a discussion of primary literature relevant to the case being reported. This coursework must be submitted to the candidate's clinical supervisor by Friday of week 2 of Trinity Term. The clinical course organiser will forward to the Chairman of Examiners, in the week preceding the examination, a certificate, signed by the relevant clinical supervisor, of satisfactory performance by the candidate in the longitudinal case study.

General regulations for Part I of the Preliminary Examination in Medicine

The examination will be set at the end of the extended Trinity Term and at the end of the Long Vacation. Examiners may award Distinctions for outstanding performance in Paper 3 and Paper 4 by candidates sitting the examination for the first time. Candidates may be required, at the discretion of the examiners, to undergo an oral examination which may include a further clinical examination. Candidates may resit the examination not more than once except by dispensation from the Medical Sciences Board.

Part II

The examination will consist of the following components. Candidates must pass all six components listed below in order to pass the examination; but candidates who fail any component(s) of the examination at the first attempt need resit only the component(s) that they have failed.

1. Paper 1: Medicine (two hours)

This paper will contain tests of core knowledge and understanding through problem-based questions. This material may basic and applied science, differential diagnosis of common diseases and simple first-line clinical investigations. The paper will be marked pass/fail only. The marks from this paper will not contribute to the overall mark in the examination, nor to the award of a Distinction.

2. Paper 2: Clinical Science (three hours)

This three-hour paper will be in two parts: section A will require candidates to write on particular topics, concentrating on single subjects; section B will require candidates to integrate material from different topic areas. Candidates will be required to write three essays, two from section A and one from section B, from a wide choice of questions. The topics will be related to the extension syllabus for Part II. Candidates will be given credit for demonstrating their breadth of reading beyond the core syllabus, their ability to synthesise evidence from different sources and produce a coherent argument, and for discussion of experimental evidence from primary literature.

3. Paper 3: Community Health (two hours)

This paper will require candidates to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Public Health and Health Psychology. Candidates will be required to write two essays from a wide choice of questions.

4. Paper 4. Data Interpretation (two hours)

This examination will assess the ability to critically appraise primary research material. The primary research paper or papers (normally not more than two) will report clinical research. The literature will contain experimental, epidemiological or clinical data for interpretation. Candidates may be required offer criticism of the experimental method or of the interpretation of the published data (including epidemiological data), or to draw inferences from the data. Candidates must attempt all questions.

5. A clinical long case, followed by a viva

Candidates will be assessed on their clinical history and examination skills, including their communication skills and professional behaviour, and knowledge of differential diagnosis and first-line investigations.

6. An Objective Structured Clinical Examination or similar problem-based clinical assessment

Candidates will be assessed on their ability to perform a clinical examination of systems specified in the core curriculum, and on their practical skills, and on their ability to interpret and use clinical data.

7. In addition to the above examination, candidates are required to have satisfactorily completed the following courses of instruction during Year 2:

(a) Practical skills and procedures (defined in the core curriculum) to be assessed in-course. A completed checklist of these skills and procedures, signed by the appropriate Clinical Tutor or other representative nominated by the Course Director, is required as a qualification for entry to the examination. These skills may be re-sampled during the end-of-year clinical assessment.

(b) The Laboratory Medicine Course (as prescribed for the Second Examination for the Degree of BM, Year 1)

(c) Medicine (as prescribed for the Second Examination for the Degree of BM, Year 1)

(d) Surgery (as prescribed for the Second Examination for the Degree of BM, Year 1)

General regulations for Part II of the Preliminary Examination in Medicine

The examination will be set towards the end of Trinity Term and at a time to be specified by the examiners during the Long Vacation or Michaelmas Term. Examiners may award Distinctions for outstanding performance in Papers 2, 3, and 4 by candidates sitting the examination for the first time. Candidates may be required, at the discretion of the examiners, to undergo an oral examination which may include a further clinical examination. Candidates may resit the examination not more than once except by dispensation from the Medical Sciences Board.'


(c) Degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 967, delete l. 21 and substitute: `experience normally within five of the following areas:'.

2 Ibid., delete l. 35 and substitute: `the Director of the Course, normally in each of the following areas:'.

3 Ibid., l. 43, delete `Two' and substitute `One'.

4 Ibid., l. 44, delete `Each' and substitute `The'.


3 Continuing Education Board

(a) M.Sc. by Coursework

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 670, l. 22, after `that status' insert `except where an extension of time is permitted by special regulation.'


(b) M.Sc. in Software Engineering

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 738, l. 10, after `not more than four years' insert `subject to the Board of Studies being able to approve an extension of time of not more than three terms.'


4 Board of the Faculty of Classics

(a) Admission to D.Phil. status

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 813, l. 6, delete `10,000' and substitute `5,000'.


(b) M.St. in Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literature

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 620, delete ll. 43–7 and substitute: `(b) Intermediate Greek. Candidates will be expected to be familiar with An Anthology of Greek Prose, ed. D.A. Russell (Oxford University Press 1991), nos. 17, 18, 23, 24, 33, 40, 44, 66, 78. There will be one two-hour paper and one three-hour paper. The first paper will include passages for unseen translation and grammatical questions on the Russell selection. In the second paper candidates will be expected to translate from the Russell selection and also from two of the following'.

2 Ibid., p. 621, delete ll. 9–13 and substitute: `(b) Intermediate Latin. Candidates will be expected to be familiar with An Anthology of Latin Prose, ed. D.A. Russell (Oxford University Press 1990), nos. 7, 12, 22, 23, 34, 52, and 63. There will be one two-hour paper and one three-hour paper. The first paper will include passages for unseen translation and grammatical questions on the Russell selection. In the second paper candidates will be expected to translate from the Russell selection and also from TWO of the following texts:'.


(c) M.Phil. in Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literature

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 542, delete ll. 29–33 and substitute: `6. Intermediate Greek. Candidates will be expected to be familiar with An Anthology of Greek Prose, ed. D.A. Russell (Oxford University Press 1991), nos. 17, 18, 23, 24, 33, 40, 44, 66, 78. There will be one two-hour paper and one three-hour paper. The first paper will include passages for unseen translation and grammatical questions on the Russell selection. In the second paper candidates will be expected to translate from the Russell selection and also from two of the following texts: (i)'.

2 Ibid., delete ll. 37–42 and substitute: `7. Intermediate Latin. Candidates will be expected to be familiar with An Anthology of Latin Prose, ed. D.A. Russell (Oxford University Press 1990), nos. 7, 12, 22, 23, 34, 52, and 63. There will be one two-hour paper and one three-hour paper. The first paper will include passages for unseen translation and grammatical questions on the Russell selection. In the second paper candidates will be expected to translate from the Russell selection and also from two of the following texts: (i)'.


5 Board of the Faculty of Theology

M.St. in the Study of Religion

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 650, delete ll. 47–8.

Colleges, Halls, and Societies

OBITUARIES

Christ Church

LEWIS HUMPHREY DIBDIN, 25 June 2003; commoner 1949. Aged 74.

THE HON. MICHAEL GEORGE HAMAR GREENWOOD, 7 July 2003; commoner 1942. Aged 80.

FREDERICK HENRY CLIFFORD HITCHCOCK, 8 July 2003; commoner 1943. Aged 79.

JOHN WALTER MATTHEW, 5 July 2003; 1946. Aged 80.


Keble College

DESMOND MARTIN SLINGSBY BAGGULEY; 1943.

HORACE WALTER BEDLOE, 19 December 2002; 1933. Aged 91.

CHARLES FRANCIS BERESFORD-KNOX, 19 February 2003; 1936. Aged 85.

CHARLES ESTWICK SYDNEY BILL, 19 November 2002; 1933. Aged 88.

JAMES WILLIAM BONNEY, 12 July 2003; 1972. Aged 59.

JACK RIGLER CHALKLEY, 2 January 2003; 1946. Aged 74.

GILES CLAYTON, 8 June 2002; 1939. Aged 81.

JOHN AMBROSE COLLARD, 23 July 2002; 1931. Aged 89.

GEOFFREY WYNNE SEVERN CONAN-DAVIES, 16 August 2002; 1925. Aged 98.

RAYMOND JOHN CROUCH, 27 September 2002; 1947. Aged 74.

RALPH KIRBY DAVIDSON, 13 December 2002; 1948. Aged 81.

ALUN RADCLIFFE DAVIES, 8 June 2003; 1945. Aged 80.

ALAN LEIGHTON DAVIS, 26 February 2003; 1946. Aged 77.

BASIL DE MEL, 3 May 2003; 1938. Aged 84.

WINSTON PHILIP DURBER, 13 February 2003; 1950. Aged 73.

ROGER LYNWOOD EVANS, 1 February 2003; 1949. Aged 74.

NOEL WALPOLE EVERSON, 9 November 2002; 1946. Aged 82.

JOHN LAWSON FIELD, 22 July 2002; 1944. Aged 76.

JOHN EDWARD GARFITT, 25 December 2002; 1932. Aged 88.

PETER MICHAEL GILMORE, 24 April 2003; 1932. Aged 89.

DERRICK NEIL GLOVER, 29 October 2002; 1938. Aged 83.

JOHN MARTIN GRANT, 30 April 2000; 1939. Aged 79.

TIMOTHY EDWARD BARNBY GREEN, 1 December 2002; 1979. Aged 77.

MARK STEVEN GROOM; 1974.

JOHN HUGO THURSTAN HADLEY, 31 March 2003; 1932. Aged 89.

FRANCIS DOUGLAS HARRIS HARRIS-EVANS, 30 January 2003; 1929. Aged 95.

PATRICK EUGENE LAWRENCE HARVEY, 25 August 2002; 1928. Aged 91.

CHARLES JOHN HUXTABLE, 31 March 1946; 1925. Aged 39.

MICHAEL JOHN KEMP, 24 June 2003; 1947. Aged 77.

EDWARD NIRMAL MANGAT RAI, 10 January 2003; 1936. Aged 87.

PAUL CLIFTON MELVILLE, 10 October 2002; 1930. Aged 91.

ROGER ALFRED NAPIER-ANDREWS, 25 March 2003; 1935. Aged 85.

MICHAEL GEOFFREY O'NEILL, 12 September 2002; 1937. Aged 83.

VINCENT HARROLD CLIFFORD PHILLIPS, 14 July 2003; 1930. Aged 91.

JOHN MORRIS ROBERTS, 30 May 2003; 1946. Aged 75.

REGINALD ROBSON, 14 November 1990; 1928. Aged 81.

HARRY ROOM, 1 July 2002; 1946. Aged 86.

JOHN WINSTON ROSE; 1962.

JOHN GEOFFREY SEXTON, 1 January 2003; 1932. Aged 89.

JOHN ANDREW SIMMERS, 28 January 2003; 1951. Aged 71.

IAN ROBERT SMEETON, 31 January 2003; 1983. Aged 38.

GEORGE FRANCIS GILMAN STANLEY, 13 September 2002; 1929. Aged 95.

MICHAEL THOMAS, 1 November 2002; 1928. Aged 92.

FREDERICK TOLLEMACHE, 28 November 2002; 1928. Aged 92.

WILLIAM FREDERICK DE COVERLY VEALE, 22 February 2003; 1926. Aged 93.

DOUGLAS JOHN MUIRHEAD WATSON, 10 March 2003; 1949. Aged 73.

DESMOND LAURENCE BERTRAM WHEELER, 12 October 2002; 1942. Aged 79.

JAMES THOMAS WHITE, 14 July 2002; 1982.


MEMORIAL SERVICE

Queen's College

A Memorial Service for DR GEOFFREY MARSHALL, formerly Fellow, Provost, and Honorary Fellow, will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 25 October, in the chapel, Queen's College.

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English Speaking Union

The English-Speaking Union Lindemann Trust Fellowship Awards to the USA–2004. Fellowships are for 1 year, offered to graduates of exceptional promise in pure and applied physical sciences; stipend of $30,000. Closing date: 10 October 2003. Contact: The Education Officer, 37 Charles Street, London W1J 5ED, e-mail: mary_dawson@esu.org.


Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club exists to welcome to Oxford the partners and families of academic visitors and graduate students. Come along to the Club Rooms at 13 Norham Gardens any Wednesday morning during term time, and during the summer vacation, from 10.30 a.m.–12 noon, to meet us and other Newcomers, and to make purchases at our second-hand equipment sotre. The programme for Michaelmas Term 2003 opens with a coffee morning on Wednesday 8 October, and there will be a welcome party in the Club Rooms on Sunday 2 Nov., 5-6.30 p.m.


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.


Books Bought and Sold

Books Bought: 01865 727928–we buy any quantity of books, from single items of importance to entire libraries on history and the humanities. Unsworth's Booksellers (ABA). Shops at 15 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DQ and 12 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QA. Open every day. E-mail: books@unsworths.com. Web site: www.unsworths.com.


Services Offered

Big or small, we ship it all, plus free pick up anywhere in Oxford. Also 24-hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24-hour access, and mail forwarding world-wide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services, and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 514655, fax: 514656, 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.


Camp Energy

Located in the beautiful setting of The Dragon School the camp's aims are to offer exciting and rewarding opportunities to children during their school holidays, and to emphasise the importance of physical activity, taught by professional coaches in our daily schedule. A typical day also includes arts and crafts in a new purpose built art studio together with excursions to places of local interest. Camp Energy is a registered provider of childcare and all staff are police checked and vetted. For further information please call 01865 292072 or visit our Web site: www.campenergy.com. All university staff will receive a 10% discount (please supply your University Identity Card number when booking).


Domestic Services

Nanny share: family employing an experienced, qualified (and about to be OFSTED registered) nanny seeks a pre-school child/children to join a share from Sept. (when child of current share partner starts school). Hours available any combination of Mon. 8 a.m.–6 p.m., Tues., 8 a.m.–6 p.m., Wed.–Fri., 8.30 a.m.–3 p.m. Cost £3.50 per hour. Current employer will deal with all tax and NI. For more information and references call Rachel Martin (main employer) on 01865 452765, or 07971 225973.

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 Wanted

Tutor: to teach Chinese Mandarin to 2 children aged 4 and 5 years. Please ring: 01865 452690.


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


Situations Vacant

Artnik Publishing requires a part-time London based person proficient in the use of QuarkExpress, Photoshop and Illustrator. Please apply to: artnikbooks@dsl.poipex.com.

Director: OCM is one of the UK's foremost new music organisations, promoting new classical, jazz, world, electronica, post-rock and improvised music with frequent Radio 3 broadcasts, and regualr local and national coverage. We are looking for an ambitious Director with a strong vision, and commitment to new music. Applicatns must demonstrate a good rack record in fundraising, marketing and financial management. A good knowledge of a wide range of new music, and of audience development work, is highly desirable. Salary £22,00 to £24,000 depending on experience. For an application pack tel.: 01865 488369 or e-mail: info@ocmevents.org. Completed applications required by 18 Aug. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 8 Sept.

Modern History Faculty: Administrator, Modern History Research Unit. Clerical Grade 4, £15,035–£17,416 p.a. pro rata (50%); 2 year post funded by Oxford University Research Development Fund. Applications are invited for the post of administrator for a new research unit in Modern History to be based in a suite of offices in the old Radcliffe Infirmary building. The post is part-time (50%). Duties will include ensuring that researchers and students using the space are fully resourced, and setting up systems for the day to day running of the unit, including a seminar room. The appointee will have a specific role in relation to the Modern European History Research Centre (also based in the new offices), providing secretarial support to the Research Director and undertaking all administration connected to the M.Phil. in Modern European History under the guidance of the programme coordinator. The ideal candidate will have experience of academic administration, will be able to work independently, have the ability to liaise with a variety of staff, students and visitors and enjoy the challenge of being involved in the early stages of a project. Further particulars may be obtained from the Administrator, Modern History Faculty, Broad Street OX1 3BD. E-mail: administrator@history.ox.ac.uk; or from the Web site: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/. The deadline for applications is 22 Aug., and interviews will be held in the week beginning 8 Sept.

Modern History Faculty: Research Development Officer (part-time, 50%). Grade RA1 A £18,265-£20,311 pro rata. Applications are invited for this two year post, funded by Oxford University Research Development Fund, to be based in the new Modern History research unit in the old Radcliffe Infirmary. This is an exciting opportunity to work with academics and post-graduates in the Modern History Faculty (including the Modern European History Research Centre) to identify potential research projects, taking them from initial stage through to proposal and securing of funding. Duties will include publicity work, preparing budgets, researching sources of funds, preparing applications and keeping accurate records. The ideal candidate will have an interest in history, have some experience of/understanding of obtaining external research grants or fundraising, be self-motivated and have excellent report/proposal writing skills. Further particulars from the Administrator, Modern History Faculty, Broad Street OX1 3BD. E-mail: administrator@history.ox.ac.uk, or from the Web site: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp. The deadline for applications is 22 Aug., and interviews will be held in the week beginning 8 Sept.

Merton College seeks to appoint a part-time Library Assistant to join a small team providing reader services and stock management in a busy undergraduate library. The successful applicant will have good communication and keyboard skills, and enjoy dealing with readers. The ability to work accurately and efficiently as part of a team is essential. Previous library experience is desirable, but full training will be provided. This is a permanent position currently 2 days per week as part of an existing job share, at a salary of £6.71 per hour. Further particulars of the position and an application form may be obtained from Ms Catherine Ross, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD. Tel.: 01865 276380. Closing date: 1 Sept. Interviews will be held in the week of 22 Sept.


Summer Lets

Three-bedroom terrace house, sleeps 4-5; sitting room, dining room and gardens. Available from Aug., up to 5 weeks. £250 p.w. The house is situated by the river within walking distance from the city centre (under 10 minutes). Contact Lucia on 01865 243679 or e-mail: lucia@lateral.net.

August in Summertown,Oxford: light and spacious semi-detached Edwardian 3-bedroom family house with large kitchen/dining room and south-facing garden, 2 WCs, within 30 metres of shops. £420 p.w. from 1 Aug. E-mail: chris@shakespeare1991.fsnet.co.uk.

Riverside Victorian family 3-bedroom house in West Oxford, from 13 Aug. to 2 Sept.; 2 bathrooms; spacious open-plan kitchen; very light living room; sleeps 6 (inc. bunk bed). Sunny garden. Ten minutes' walking distance to town centre; 2 minutes' from train station, and riverside walks to Port Meadow and Christ Church Meadow on doorstep. Canoe and bicycles available. £300 p.w. or £750 for 3 weeks. E-mail: quentin.sattentau@pathology.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 241178.


Houses to Let

Grandpont, 15 minutes' walk south of city centre. Imaginatively remodelled Victorian house, large double bedroom, second bedroom/studio facing south, luxury bathroom with power shower, spacious open plan ground floor, fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, south facing rear garden. £875 p.c.m. Unusual and inviting, ideal for a professional couple, sorry no smokers or pets. Available end. Oct. Call: +44 (0) 1865 721297, fax: +44 (0) 1865 247070. E-mail: wendy@oxwise.co.uk.

Headington, close to Shotover, spacious 3-bedroom chalet bungalow, from end Aug., 1 year or more. Gas c.h.; washing machine; garden; garage. Off-road parking.Suit visiting family or 3 professionals. References and deposit required. £1,000 p.c.m. Tel.: Kate Kelly 0121 426 6954/07711 320810, or e-mail: katemfkelly1@yahoo.com.

Spacious 2-bedroom house to let. Fully furnished Victorian house in East Oxford; sitting room; dining room; fitted kitchen; 2 large bedrooms; garden; gas c.h. Easy walking distance to shops and amenities. Good access to town centre, university, hospitals, and bus routes. £740 p.m. Available for 6 months let, Oct.'03 to March 2004 (possibility of negotiating dates). Tel.: 01865 793890. E-mail: maryjlancaster@hotmail.com.

Two-bedroom house, Iffley Fields: Stratford Street, detached, newly converted; available furnished/unfurnished. Off-street parking, courtyard garden and all kitchen appliances. £850 p.c.m. Available now. E-mail: andrew.mclaren@nds.ox.ac.uk.

Delightful Edwardian semi in sought after Old Boars Hill; country walks from the door, Oxford 4 miles. Unfurnished or partly furnished; fully carpeted; excellent decorative order throughout; 3 bedrooms; 2 reception; well-equipped kitchen. Bath with shower. Working fireplace. Garage, lovely gardens. Short or long let. Available Sept. £1,000 p.cf.m. Tel.: 01865 735305. E-mail: gil@loescher.freeserve.co.uk.

East Oxford: charming 2-bedroom Victorian terrace house, fully furnished with spacious living room. Suit professional non-smoking couple (plus child); 3 minutes' from shops, 1 minute from frequent bus route to city centre; within walking distance of centre. Available mid-Sept. to end Dec. £1,100 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 423410; e-mail: grant.lamond@balliol.ox.ac.uk.

From Sept., furnished/unfurnished, West Oxford, half a mile from centre: new Victorian style house. Sitting/dining room; kitchen/breakfast; 3 double bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; ground floor cloakroom. Pretty courtyard garden. Nearby water meadows, parks, canal walks, good schools. Private parking. £1,350 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 559911.

North Oxford , Walton Manor: 4 bedroom house, tastefully redecorated and new furniture; period features; 2 bathrooms; 2 toilets; mature garden. Shops, cinema within minutes. Available end July for 6 months/1 year. £1,600 p.m. Tel.: James, 07808 723103.

North Oxford : 3-bedroom furnished house available for 1 year or longer from late Aug. On bus route to city; lounge; dining room; modern kitchen and bathroom. Gas c.h. Front and rear (60 ft) gardens. Garage. Non-smokers only. £1,150 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 515547 or e-mail: hsg@picots.fsnet.co.uk.

Semi-detached East Oxford house; 3 bedrooms (inc. study/bedroom with phone/internet); new kitchen; off-street parking; backs on to park, 1 minute from shops. Gardening included. Suit professional non-smoking couple (no children, pets please). Available for 12 months, renewable; viewing mid-Aug. £1,000 p.c.m. E-mail: seamus.perry@balliol.ox.ac.uk.

North Oxford , 2 new, bright, fully and tastefully furnished family houses with a choice of 2 bedrooms, plus study, or 4 bedroom, master bedrooms with en suite, family bathroom, cloakroom, lounge/diner, kitchen/breakfast, small landscaped garden, private parking. Just available. 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 from £1,075 and £1,350 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 516144. Fax: 01865 437996.

Waterways, central north Oxford: selection of brand new luxury 4-/5- bedroom, and 3-bathroom houses in prestigious location. Master bedroom with spacious en suite; family bathroom with separate shower. Landscaped garden, some with conservatory. Elegantly furnished. Secure parking, some with own garage. High quality applicances and fittings. All properties owned, let and managed by Chase. No tenant administration fess charged. Immediately available. Tel.: Chase-the property people–01865 516060 or 07808 477850.

Four-bedroom house to let from Aug.; lovely, fully-furnished 4- bedroom house in residential north Oxford, close to schools, Summertown shops, and recreation centres. Twenty minutes' walk, or 5 minutes' bike ride from city centre (frequent bus route). Master bedroom with en suitebathroom on second floor, 2 further double bedrooms, and single bedroom, family bathroom, and shower room with bidet. Open-plan sitting room with sunny south-facing dining area. Fully fitted kitchen with built-in fridge-freezer, dishwasher, gas hob, and electric oven. Utility room with washing machine. Further reception on first floor (currently sitting room with mini kitchen bu flexible). Off-street parking. Attractive easy gardens. See: http://www.novembergames.co.uk/forlet. £1,875 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: +44 (0) 1865 554142.

Beautifully modernised house to let, East Oxford, 8 or 9 months from Sept. Two double bedrooms; 2 studies; sitting room; dining room; 1½ bathrooms; c.h.; appliances. Tweny minutes' walk Bodleian, near London bus. Walled garden. £1,000 monthly. Tel.: 01865 242966.

Detached, furnished, 4-bedroom house off Iffley Road: close to shopping etc.; quiet neighbourhood. Would suit visiting family or 4 professionals. Double glazing, c.h., washing machine and drier, garage plus off-street parking. £1,200 p.c.m. References and deposit required. 12 months lease. Tel.: 01865 766032 or e-mail: crescent@highstream.net.

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

St Margaret's Road: modern, furnished 2-bedroom apartment over 2 floors of a purpose-built block in central North Oxford; double bedroom with wall of wardrobes; single bedroom with built-in closet; freshly refitted bathroom and kitchen with washer/drier, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher; living room; lock-up garage; use of large communal garden. Freshly redecorated throughout. Available to non-smokers from early Sept. Rent £850 p.c.m. Contact: binney@thphys.ox.ac.uk.

Two-bedroom flat in St Clements, £770 p.m. plus bills. Ground- floor flat with secure car parking. Excellent architect designed accommodation: 1 double bedroom, 1 single bedroom, kitchen, diner/lounge, bathroom with shower. Available for short/medium/long term letting from 1 Aug. onwards. Phone David on 01865 311557 or e- mail: oxhomes@aol.com.

Short let–£1,100 p.c.m. Two-bedroom furnished apartment with parking situated on the Oxford Waterside development. Available 5 Sept., to 9 Dec.: Woodstock Road–£850 p.c.m. Two-bedroom furnished apartment with balconies and parking. Available 5 Sept. to 30 June 2004. Contact Sarah Richardson, Lettings Manager, Scott Fraser Lifestyle, 205a Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7HQ. Tel.: 01865 554577. Fax: 01865 554578. Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.

Central north Oxford: to let from 1 Oct., 1-bedroom garden flat, furnished, large rooms, g.c.h. £680 p.c.m., inc. council tax and utilities. Suit single person or couple. Non-smoker. To view tel.: 01865 511935.

Overlooking tranquil stream in the heart of town: double bed flat, modernised, airy, sash windows, spacious kitchen, bathroom, separate living room with sofa bed, balcony, garden. Minutes from station and university. Nicely furnished, parking. A really delightful apartment for non-smoking singles or couple available from Sept.7 for 1 year (or longer). £785 p.c.m. plus bills. Good references essential. contact: pratima_mitchell@hotmails.com, or tel.: 01865 247180.

Central North Oxford 1- and 2-bedroom apartments in a charming grand and secure Victorian house with ample parking, and within minutes walk from most central university and hospital departments. Would best suit mature professional and visiting academics. The 1-bed available from Sept., at £750 p.c.m, the 2-beds available from Aug., at £875 p.c.m. For further information on the above, and on a variety of north Oxford apartments and houses available for the academic year tel.: 01865 516144 or fax: 01865 437996.

North Oxford , Woodstock Close: 2-bedroom, second-floor flat; quiet, south facing over communal gardens; furnished with well equipped kitchen; lift and allocated parking. Available 1 Sept. £700 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 515089.

Available from Aug., furnished or unfurnished, central north Oxford: top three floors of pretty Victorian house; 30 ft drawing room; 3 double bedrooms; kitchen/diner; bathroom; courtyard garden. Parking permit. Good schools. Half mile city centre, 5 minutes from water meadows and canal walks. £1,250 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 559911.

Charming, light flat overlooking the Thames at Folly Bridge, a short walk from the town centre, libraries, and Christ Church Meadows. One double bedroom and a further bedroom furnished as a study. Fully equipped and furnished, inc. linen. Would suit a visiting academic couple. Non-smokers only. Available for termly letting, i.e. 10 weeks or less. Sept. to June. Tel.: 01865 245176 (after 4 Aug.).

North Oxford : 1-and2-bedroom apartments (1 double, 1 single) in the centre of Summertown, a stone's throw from all amenities, and with easy access to the centre of Oxford, university, business, hospital and sports complex. Bright, secure, purpose built with private parking. Available from various dates at rents of £650 to £775 p.c.m. Best suited to professionals or visiting academics seeking good standard accommodation. Tel.: 01865 516144, fax: 01865 437996.

North Oxford flat to let: 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom in Waterways development. Good for Summertown/Jericho/hospital. Furnished or unfurnished. £1,100 p.m. Available from Sept. E-mail: ffpalazzo@aol.com or tel.: 01865 557401.

We have a limited number of 3-bedroom flats still available for academic year 2003/2004, 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 this we have 4, 5 and 6-bedroom properties available. All equipped to the highest standard. To see details of these properties please visit our Web site: http://www.north-oxford-property.co.uk. Tel.: 01865 318533, North Oxford Property Services Ltd., 47 Walton Street, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6AD.

Central Oxford, Folly Bridge, 5 minutes' walk from Carfax Tower, in a quiet residential area, with private garden, and a few yards from the river: bedsitter, with large kitchen, washing machine, bathroom with bath and shower. Fully furnished. Suit single person or couple. Available from 1 Sept.–31 Jan., 2004. £550 p.c.m., plus bills. Tel.: 01865 722343 (eves., or leave a message), cell: 07762 945831, e-mail: piero.pinza@virgin.net.

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 now 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

Fully furnished and serviced 3 and 4 star self-catering apartments available in North Oxford, 15 minutes' from Oxford city centre. Suitable for short lets for visiting academics or business people. From £320 p.w. all inc. Sleeps 2-5 people. Tel.: 07870 234 725. Web site: http://www.weeklyhome.com. E-mail: info@weeklyhome.com.

North Oxford : the luxury alternative to a hotel or letting, brand new high quality serviced accommodation, secure parking, elegantly appointed, located within prestigious Waterways development in central location 5 minutes' from city centre: fully landscaped garden for own use, maid service to suit, other facilities provided upon request. Short or long term stay to meet your needs. For further details please contact Chase-the property people-01865 516060 or 07808 477850.

Short stay and serviced apartments: luxury canal side apartments in a secure gated development. These 1-,2-, and 3-bedroom suites are available for a short or extended stay with a maid service option. High specification interiors and private balconies make The Wharf House a real home for a short sabbatical or as a base from which to relocate. For further information on availability please contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311011, 226 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7BY, or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.


Accommodation Offered

Large study bedroom to let in shared Old Boars Hill cottage. Stunning country view. Ideal for visiting researcher or D.Phil. student. Large garden, modern appliances, fireplace. Close to Oxford bus. £425 p.c.m., incl. utilities, except telephone. Available Michaelmas Term 2003 (1 Sept.–31 Dec.) or for 1 year from 1 Sept. Contact: James Milner, e-mail: james.milner@sant.ox.ac.uk, or tel.: 07813 959174.

Oxford B & B. A home from home. £55 double/£35 single. Tel.: 01865 770501, 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.

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.


Accommodation Sought

Academic archaeologist seeks accommodation (flat or house-sit) in central north Oxford for Hilary Term 2004. Non-smoker. Contact Simon Price, 01865 274379 (work), 01865 559644 (home). E-mail: simon.price@lmh.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

Last minute let Marseille: charming light 4-bedroom town house at the foot of church Notre Dame de la Garde in quiet cul-de-sac, with terrace overlooking Marseille. Walk 2 minutes to shops, 10 minutes to town centre, 25 minutes' to beach, 25 minutes' drive to Aix-en-Provence, the Camargue and to beaches in Cassis, and the spectacular calanques. Sleeps 5-6. Available only from 1 to 10 Aug., for 700 Eauros/10 days. E-mail: belasen@free.fr or tel.: 0033/491531002.

Holiday apartments in Sicily: 40 sq m. apartments, 400 metres from the beach with balcony or terrace in Patti, a friendly town on the coast. Easy access to the Aolian islands, Messina, Taormina. Contact: annette.haberstock@magd.ox.ac.uk, or info@nausicaaclub.it.

Luxury flat on a golf course, for rent in Alicante, Spain. Available from July. Fantastic location, close to beach (15 minute walk), and airport (14 km). Two bedrooms; 2 shower/bathrooms; exquisitely finished, and fully equipped (TV, washing machine, drier, overn, microwave). Amenities inc., tennis, squash, jacuzzi, steam bath, pool etc. Contact: rosana.lopez@admin.ox.ac.uk for info and pictures.

Paris 12eme between Nation and Bastille, small studio, sleeps 2, Rue de Cotte, very near Marche Beauvau, Marche Aligre, `Coulee Verte', near the Gare de Lyon. Well equipped; bathroom; kitchen area; digicode and interphone; lift. Non-smokers only. £150 p.w., £280 fortnight, £500 four weeks, no bills. Available 1 July to 30 Aug. For pictures, more details: Studio, 3 Hill Top Road, Oxford OX4 1PB, or tel.: 01865 728603 until 3 July, or e-mail: johnellis46@yahoo.co.uk.

Cottage with shared pool (5 adjoining cottages–a beautiful barn conversion) on the border of the Dordogne and Charente. Sleeps 6. One king-size bed, 2 twin, plus futon for extra guest if required. Fully fitted kitchen, wood burning stove in open plan living room. 1 June to 14 July, and 31 Aug. to mid-Sept. £500 p.w. 15 July to 30 Aug. £650 p.w. All other weeks throughout the year £200 p.w. Prices include electricity and water, also weekly cleaner and bedlinen. You will need to bring your own towels. On arrival, bread, milk, butter, and cheese will be provided. For further details look at Web site: www.escapeholidays.co.uk/16.16html. Contact Maggie Faulkner on 01865 512098 or e-mail: maggie.faulkner@whsmithnet.co.uk.

York Holiday Apartment: 1-bedroom riverside apartment (sleeps 2): 5 minutes walk to historic city centre; sitting/dining room, small balcony, new kitchen, bathroom. Oct.–Apr., £280 p.w. Short breaks £45/night (min., 3 nights). May-Sept., £320 p.w. (£50/night). Christine Turner 01954 201218, e-mail: cmt22@hermes.cam.ac.uk, Web site: http://www.yorkholidayflat.co.uk.

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.


House for Sale

One-bedroom house in Didcot in quiet cul-de-sac location, close to A34 and mainline station for Oxford, London and the South West. Accommodation comprises: hall, living room, kitchen, double bedroom, bathroom (with power shower). Well-stocked rear garden with shed, and rear access, front garden laid to gravel; 2 off-road parking spaces. New built-in oven. Price to include washing machine, fridge, and freezer (all less than 3 years old). Offers in the region of £119.950. Ideal first-time buyer or investment purchase. Please tel.: 01235 811020 for further information and to arrange a viewing (office hours).

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UNIVERSITY LECTURERSHIP/FELLOWSHIP IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

In association with Magdalen College

Applications are invited for the above fixed-term post in the Department of Engineering Science, tenable for five years from 1 October 2003 or as soon as possible thereafter. The lecturership is associated with a Tutorial Fellowship at Magdalen College. The combined university and college salary will be according to age on a scale of up to £42,900 per annum.

Candidates should be able to teach a wide range of subjects (including fluid mechanics and biomedical engineering topics) within a four-year Engineering Science syllabus, and have a specialised research interest in a field of biomedical engineering relevant to the department's interests as specified in the further particulars.

The further particulars containing full details of the application procedure, and information on the duties and the full range of emoluments and allowances attached to both the university and college appointments, may be found at http://www.eng.ox.ac.uk/. The department's Research Summary may also be found at this Web address. Applications, and letters from three referees, should be sent by 4 September to Professor R. Eatock Taylor, F.R.Eng., Department of Engineering Science, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PJ (fax: Oxford (2)83310).

The University and Magdalen College are equal opportunities employers.


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES DIVISION (MATHEMATICAL INSTITUTE)

University Lecturership in Mathematical Finance

Department for Continuing Education in association with Kellogg College

The Mathematical Institute and the Department for Continuing Education propose to appoint a University Lecturer in Mathematical Finance with effect from 1 January 2004 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be offered a fellowship in Mathematics by Kellogg College, under arrangements described in the further particulars. The university salary will be according to age on a scale up to £42,900 per annum. The successful candidate must have a record of internationally excellent research in the field of mathematical finance. He or she will be expected to teach for the Mathematical Finance Programme run jointly by the Mathematical Institute and the Department for Continuing Education, and to be qualified to teach a wider range of topics within the Mathematics Department.

Further particulars of the post are available from the Administrator, 24--9 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LB (telephone: Oxford (2)73542, fax: (2)73583, e-mail: phan@maths.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.maths.ox.ac.uk). Applicants should submit nine copies (one in the case of applicants based overseas) of a letter of application supported by a curriculum vitae and statement of research interests, together with the names of three referees (not more than two from the same institution). The application should be sent to the Administrator at the above address to arrive no later than 12 September. Applicants must arrange for their referees to send references direct to the Administrator by the same date.


INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING

Appointment of Learning Associates

The Institute for the Advancement of University Learning (IAUL) offers staff development opportunities to staff working in any capacity in the University, and conducts research into higher education. To improve the service which it provides to the University, the IAUL is looking for a number of members of the University's staff to take on roles as `learning associates' within the IAUL, delivering courses on specific topics to university staff.

The role of learning associate will require between four and twelve days per annum, which associates could undertake under secondment or buy-out arrangements within their substantive university posts, or in some cases as consultancy work, subject to the formal consent of the associate's employing department.

Associates will have some experience as a trainer or teacher, a commitment to supporting the professional development of colleagues, and a good working knowledge of one or more of the following topics: time management, presentation skills, leading teams, writing successful research grant applications, writing research papers, servicing meetings, and using the telephone effectively.

Training, peer review and management support will be provided for those appointed.

Further details, including information on how to apply, may be obtained from Lesley Court at the IAUL (telephone: Oxford (2)86819, e-mail: lesley.court@learning.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Monday, 15 September (5 p.m.), and interviews will be held on Friday, 26 September.


BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Departmental Lecturership in Modern Greek

The post is available from 1 January to 30 September in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal for a further period until 30 June 2008. The appointee will give lectures on Modern Greek Literature and Language, and take part in language teaching. The language of instruction will be English. Applicants are expected to have a doctorate in Modern Greek. Preference will be given to applicants with relevant prior teaching experience and/or training. Salary £18,265--£24,121 per annum (pay award pending).

The closing date for applications is 29 August. Further particulars are available from Ms L. Barham, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF (telephone: Oxford (2)70752, e-mail: louise.barham@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk).


CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF AFRICAN ECONOMIES, DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

Appointment of Postdoctoral Research Officer

The Centre for the Study of African Economies, Department of Economics, is looking to appoint a full-time Research Officer.

Strong analytic and technical capabilities in modern economic methods are essential, and applicants would be expected to have completed a doctorate. The appointment will be for four years, starting September 2003, on the research officer 1A salary scale (£18,265--£27,339 per annum).

Further particulars may be obtained from the Administrator, CSAE, Department of Economics, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ (e-mail: rose.page@economics.oxford.ac.uk), or downloaded from the Web site http://www.csae.ox.ac.uk/vacanci es/10further/html/. Applications may be posted or e-mailed and must arrive by 5 p.m. on Thursday, 7 August. Reference CU/03/032 should be quoted in correspondence.


Appointment of Research Officers

The Centre for the Study of African Economies, Department of Economics, is looking to appoint two Research Officers in the area of microeconomics. Applicants with research interests in the areas of poverty and labour markets would be of particular interest.

Strong analytic and technical capabilities in modern economic methods are essential. Applicants will not be expected to have completed a doctorate.

The appointments will be for two years, starting September 2003, on the research officer 1A salary scale (£18,265--£27,339 per annum, pro rata). Hours of work are negotiable.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Administrator, CSAE, Department of Economics, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ (e-mail: rose.page@economics.oxford.ac.uk) or downloaded from the Web site http://www.csae.ox.ac.uk/vacanci es/09further.html. Applications may be posted or e-mailed and must arrive by 5 p.m. on Thursday, 7 August. Reference CU/03/031 should be quoted in correspondence.


OXFORD INSTITUTE OF AGEING

Research Fellowship or Research Assistantship in Demographic Change

The Oxford Institute of Ageing is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral Research Fellow or a pre-doctoral Research Assistant for fifteen months to work in demographic change and intergenerational relationships, with a particular focus on international migration.

Research experience, or a background, in quantitative analytical methods in relation to demography, economics, sociology, social policy, epidemiology, or political science would be an advantage. The appointee will work under the direction of Dr George W. Leeson and in collaboration with other colleagues in the group. This is the fourth on-going research project currently hosted by the Institute of Ageing into intergenerational relationships.

The Oxford Institute of Ageing is a multidisciplinary research institute interested in the societal implications of population ageing. Researchers are drawn from the disciplines of sociology, demography, economics, anthropology, psychology, law, history, geography and political science. It also maintains good links with researchers in the biological and medical sciences.

This is an EU funded position and, under the terms of the programme, is available to nationals of the EU or Associated States of the European Community or to non-residents residing in the Community (other than UK) for the last five years. Nationals of the host country, in this case the UK, are excluded. In addition applicants should be aged thirty-five years or under (allowance of one to two years can be made for maternity leave or military service) and not have spent more than twelve of the previous twenty-four months in the UK. The post will be on the research staff grade 1A (salary £18,265--£27,339).

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Leeson (e-mail: george.leeson@ageing.ox.ac.uk). Further particulars are available from the Administrator (e-mail: administrator.ageing@ox.ac.uk, or http://www.ageing.ox.ac.uk) or the address below. Applications should comprise a curriculum vitae and a list of publications, together with the names, addresses, telephone, and fax and e-mail details of three referees. Applications should be faxed to Oxford (2)86171, e-mailed to the Administrator (e-mail: administrator@ageing.ox.ac.uk), or posted to the Oxford Institute of Ageing, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, Oxford OX1 1PS. Reference CY0300GWL should be quoted in all communications concerning this post.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 29 August. Interviews will take place in Oxford on Wednesday, 10 September.


FACULTY OF LAW

Appointment of Director of Development

This new post is being created by the Law Faculty to maximise its development potential. The Director will be responsible for establishing a professional fund-raising office within the Faculty of Law, to raise gifts from corporate, trust, and individual sources, to further the aims of the faculty. The Director will work closely with senior Law Faculty officers and the University's Development Office.

A proven record of successful fund-raising will be expected. The successful candidate will demonstrate clear leadership and managerial skills, as well as being a team player. He or she will show the ability to forge effective relationships with key people in a short period of time; will demonstrate creative flair and excellence in presenting Oxford Law; and will also be able to focus on delivering projects successfully on time. Experience of team management and management of budgets is essential.

The appointment will be for three years in the first instance, starting on 1 October 2003 or as soon as possible after that date. Salary range: £30,660--£36,712 per annum (with discretionary scale to £41,876).

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

Closing date for applications: Friday, 22 August.


Appointment of part-time Administrative Secretary

The Faculty of Law has an immediate part-time vacancy for a responsible, well-organised, and friendly person to work in the Faculty Office for up to one year, to cover maternity leave. The work is interesting and varied, including general administration, reception duties, secretarial work, and organisation of faculty events, with frequent contact with academics and students.

The hours to be worked will be negotiated (minimum 55 per cent of full-time---school hours/term-time only working is possible). Salary: £15,053--£17,416 per annum, pro rata.

Further particulars, including details of the application process, are available on the Web at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from the Faculty Office, Faculty of Law, St Cross Building, St Cross Road, Oxford OX1 3UL (telephone: Oxford (2)71491, e-mail: lawfac@law.ox.ac.uk). Closing date for applications: Friday, 22 August.


ALL SOULS COLLEGE

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.


BALLIOL COLLEGE

Appointment of Library Issue Desk Staff

A part-time member of staff is sought for 18.5 hours per week (afternoons: terms and vacations), beginning on Monday, 1 September, or as soon thereafter as possible.

The post involves staffing the issue desk, checking readers' cards, running the automated book loan system, answering enquiries (including telephone enquiries), and other clerical tasks. Payment will be at the rate of £5.98 per hour, rising after completion of probation.

Written applications, including a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent so as to reach the Librarian, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, by Friday, 8 August.

Balliol College is an equal opportunities employer.


ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships

The following Junior Research Fellowships are offered:

The Fulford Junior Research Fellowship, this year offered in Philosophy, Theology, Archaeology, Classical Languages, Classical Studies.

The Anna Biegun Warburg Junior Research Fellowship in Human and Social Sciences, including Sociology, Social Anthropology (except African), Socio-Legal Studies, Social Psychology and the Cognitive Sciences, Economics, Politics, or Geography.

The Ioma Evans-Pritchard Junior Research Fellowship in Social Anthropology in Africa.

The Joanna Randall-Maciver Junior Research Fellowship in Fine Art, Music, or Literature (any nation, any period); open only to women.

The college invites applications for the above Junior Research Fellowships, open to women or men (except the Joanna Randall-MacIver Junior Research Fellowship, which is open only to women) and tenable for one or two years from 1 October 2004. 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, St Anne's College, Oxford OX2 7HS (telephone: Oxford (2)74825, e-mail: heather.law@st-annes.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 17 October 2003.

St Anne's College is an equal opportunities employer.


ST HILDA'S COLLEGE

Appointment of Academic Office Secretarial Assistant

St Hilda's College is seeking to appoint a Secretarial Assistant from 1 October 2003 (or earlier if possible) to work mainly in the college's Academic Office. Duties will include work for tutors and students, and providing general clerical support for a very busy office.

Applicants should be discreet, well organised, have a good standard of education, relevant secretarial and IT skills, and the ability to work quickly and independently.

The salary will be within the University's clerical grade 3 scale (currently £12,997--£15,053 per annum, or pro rata). The post is for one year in the first instance, but with the possibility of continuation. The job is full time (thirty-five hours per week), but a part-time post would be considered if the hours could be shared between two people. The college is an equal opportunities employer, and the post is open to both men and women.

Further particulars and an application form should be obtained from the college's Web site
(http://www.sthildas.ox.ac.uk/news) or from the Academic Office, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY (telephone: Oxford 276815, e-mail: college.office@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 20 August. It is hoped that short-listed candidates will be interviewed in the week of 25 August.


ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

Lamb and Flag Studentships 2003

Three Graduate Studentships are available at St John's College from 1 October 2003.

The awards are intended to assist students of proven outstanding academic excellence at the graduate level, and are restricted to those who are already embarked upon a research degree at the University, or who have been accepted to begin a research degree in autumn 2003. Candidates must expect to have completed a year of graduate work by the commencement of the award. (Students are eligible who will have completed a four-year undergraduate master's degree in which the fourth year consists of graduate level work.)

Candidates must have applied for, and failed to obtain, full funding from other sources.

Preference will be given to those who are at present St John's graduate students or accepted by St John's as a graduate from October 2003 or currently studying under the direction of a fellow of St John's, or accepted to do so.

One of the studentships has no further restrictions. Two are restricted both by nationality (to UK and EU nationals only) and by subject (to degrees in arts, humanities, social sciences, and mathematics).

The awards will provide both college and university fees at the home rate, and will also provide maintenance. The awards will continue, subject to satisfactory progress, up to the end of the normal period of study of the degree for which the student is registered at the time of taking up the award, subject to a maximum of three years.

Selection will be by application form and references, and the submission of written work may be requested. There will be no interview. Application forms may be obtained from the Secretary to the Tutor for Graduates, St John's College, Oxford OX1 3JP (e-mail: graduate.admissions@sjc.ox.ac.uk). Information is also available on the St John's College Web site at http://www.sjc.ox.ac.uk/.

Six copies of complete applications should be sent to the Secretary to the Tutor for Graduates, St John's College, Oxford OX1 3JP. Applications should consist of a full curriculum vitae, together with a statement of research of no more than 1,000 words, and the completed application form. Applicants should arrange for three referees, who must include current and prospective supervisors, to write directly to the Secretary to the Tutor for Graduates.

Applications must be submitted, and referees' reports received, by no later than 4 September. Applicants will be notified of the outcome as soon as practicable thereafter.

St John's College is committed to equal opportunities.


UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Appointment of Development Officer

University College has a dynamic development programme. It is now seeking to appoint a Development Officer with strong communication and organisational skills, with an ambition to start or develop a career in the development and/or marketing sector.

The Development Officer's main responsibilities will be to oversee the college's Annual Fund; to create development publications; and to manage the development event programme. The successful candidate will be self-motivated with outstanding interpersonal skills and strong organisational abilities. Experience of successful marketing, events management, and/or fund-raising is desirable but not essential.

This post would suit a candidate with an empathy for University College's ethos and ambitions, who is looking to start, pursue, or further a career in development and alumni relations. The salary will be on the university clerical grade 5 scale (currently £17,416-- £20,755 per annum, though this is likely to increase in August 2003), according to qualifications and proven experience.

Applicants should send a letter of application, with a curriculum vitae, and full contact details of two referees, by Thursday, 7 August at the latest to the Development Director, University College, Oxford OX1 4BH (telephone: Oxford (2)76674, e-mail: development@univ.ox.ac.uk).

The college will not take up references without first seeking the applicant's permission.

Further details of the post are available from the Development Director, University College, Oxford OX1 4BH, or via the college Web site, http://www.univ.ox.ac.uk. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis to accommodate summer holiday schedules.


UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Plumian Professorship of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy

The Board of Electors to the Plumian Professorship of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy invites applications for this professorship, which will become vacant on 1 October 2004 on the retirement of Professor J.P. Ostriker. It is hoped that the successful candidate will take up appointment on 1 October 2004 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The appointment will be subject to the statutes and ordinances of the University of Cambridge. The University of Cambridge is committed to equality of opportunity.

Further information may be obtained from the Academic Secretary, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge CB2 1TT (e-mail: ibise@admin.cam.ac.uk), to whom a letter of application, marked `Confidential', including details of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae, and a publications list should be sent, together with the names of two referees, so as to reach him not later than 30 September.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Douglas Gough, Director, Institute of Astronomy, preferably by e-mail (e-mail: douglas@ast.cam.ac.uk). Information on the research activities of the Institute of Astronomy is available at http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk.


EMMANUEL COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Research Fellowships and the Sir Alan Wilson Research Fellowship in the Medical or Biological Sciences

Note

A notice with details of the general Research Fellowships of Emmanuel College, and the Sir Alan Wilson Research Fellowship in the Medical or Biological Sciences, was published in error in the Oxford University Gazette of 31 July. The college had stipulated that the notice should not appear until October. It will be republished in the Gazette, and published in the Cambridge Reporter, in the week beginning 29 September. Those wishing to apply for the fellowships are asked not to contact the college before the publication of the notices in October, as application forms will not be available until then.


GIRTON COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Science Research Fellowships

Applications are invited for Research Fellowships, tenable from 1 October 2004 for three years, to be held in any science subject. These are open to graduates of any university with no age limit, but are intended to support those at an early stage in their academic careers. They will normally be awarded to candidates who have recently completed their Ph.D. (or equivalent) or are close to completion. The competition involves assessment of candidates' submitted work; a small number of candidates are then called for interview. Those interested should note that the standard needed to progress to the later stages of the competition is extremely high. Overseas candidates should also note that the college cannot be responsible for payment of air fares should they be shortlisted for interview.

The emoluments of a fellowship are reviewed annually (in August). The present stipend is on a scale rising by two annual increments from £13,105 to £15,129 a year for a fellow who has not proceeded to a doctoral degree and £14,117 to £16,150 a year for a postdoctoral fellow. Additional benefits include residence at moderate charge or a living-out allowance of £2,000. Research expenses up to a total of £2,500 over the three years of the fellowship may be paid.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 1 October. Short-listed candidates will be invited to submit work in mid-October, and final interviews will take place during the week beginning 8 December.

Further particulars and application forms are available from the Administrator to the Yarrow Board, Girton College, Cambridge CB3 0JG, downloaded from http://www.girton.cam.a c.uk/vacancies/research/science.pdf, or requested via e-mail (e-mail: jrfs@girton.cam.ac.uk). Applications must be submitted by post only.


GONVILLE AND CAIUS COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Research Fellowships

Gonville and Caius College gives notice of its intention to elect in 2004 to a number of Research Fellowships open to both men and women to be held in any subject. Candidates should be graduates of, or research students in, a university in the British Isles and should not have been engaged in full-time postgraduate research for longer than four years, or the equivalent in part-time research, by 1 October 2003.

The fellowships will be tenable for four years from 1 October 2004. Research Fellows are not permitted to undertake paid work or to hold any other appointment, award or emolument, without the consent of the college council; but permission is usually given for a limited amount of college teaching and for occasional lecturing and examining. Research Fellows are expected to spend the tenure of their fellowship in Cambridge, and to contribute to the life of the college. Permission may be granted for periods of research away from Cambridge. The college should be consulted in cases where a candidate proposes to defer taking up an award until after 1 October 2004.

The stipend of a Research Fellow who has no other emoluments except from college teaching and who is resident in college is at present £13,974 per annum, rising by three annual increments £15,690 per annum. An additional £2,020 per annum is paid to a non-resident Research Fellow. A further allowance of £1,017 is payable in respect of the first child. The stipend is subject to review.

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

Further particulars and application forms must be obtained from the Research Fellowship Competition, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge CB2 1TA (fax: 01223 332336, e-mail: rfc@cai.cam.ac.uk), or from the college Web site, http://www.cai.cam.ac.uk. Telephone enquiries cannot be taken. Completed applications must be received on paper (not electronically) by Friday, 31 October.


QUEENS' COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Research Fellowships 2004

Queens' College intends to elect up to two Research Fellows from 1 October 2004 for a period of three years. The fellowships are open to men and women graduates of any university who (1) are members of the college, or (2) not being members of the college, are engaged in research in one of the following subject areas: cell biology or politics.

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

Further details and application forms may be obtained from the Clerk to the Tutors, Queens' College, Cambridge, CB3 9ET (e-mail: jad37@cam.ac.uk), or from http://www.quns.cam.ac.uk. The closing date for completed applications is 10 October.


SELWYN COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Centenary Research Fellowship

Selwyn College invites applications for the Centenary Research Fellowship, tenable from 1 October 2004 for three years. The fellowship is for research in the Humanities or Social Sciences. Candidates must have completed, or be completing, a doctorate.

Further particulars, and the application form, are available from the Master's Assistant, Selwyn College, Cambridge CB3 9DQ (telephone: 01223 335890, fax: 01223 335888, e-mail: hrk22@sel.cam.ac.uk), or may be downloaded from the Selwyn College Web site (http://www.sel.cam.ac.uk). The closing date for applications (five copies) is 1 September.

Diary

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 1 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Islamic lustreware', 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.)


Sunday 3 August

WOLFSON COLLEGE exhibition opens: Oxford Medical Student Art Exhibition (in the Private Dining Rooms, until 22 August; open daily, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., subject to college commitments—tel. Oxford (2)74100 before visiting).


Tuesday 5 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Glass of four millennia', 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.)


Wednesday 6 August

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


Friay 8 August ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The sculpture of Greece and Gandhara', 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.)

Tuesday 12 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The building of Cockerell's Ashmolean', 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.)


Wednesday 13 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk in series `The Curator and the Collection': `The Anglo-Saxon collections' (Dr Arthur MacGregor), 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.)


Friday 15 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Symbols in western painting', 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.)


Tuesday 19 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Old Master prints' (special exhibition), 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.)


Wednesday 20 August

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


Friday 22 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Etruscans', 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.)


Tuesday 26 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Faces behind the mask', 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.)


Wednesday 27 August

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


Friday 29 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Salt, pepper, and mustard', 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.)


Sunday 31 August

CONFERENCE: `Churchill and Roosevelt: the Atlantic Alliance' (one of a series of conferences on the theme of international conflict), Christ Church, until 5 September (further information from (2)76174, e-mail: churchill@chch.ox.ac.uk).


Thursday 4 September

BOSTON, MELBOURNE, OXFORD CONVERSAZIONE 2003: `Making states work: failing states and benevolent empires' (speakers include Michael Ignatieff, Sir Adam Roberts, Dame Jessica Rawson, the Hon. Gareth Evans, and Melanie Phillips), Magdalen, until 6 September (details from: catherine.hughes@magd.ox.ac.uk).


Saturday 4 October

ST JOHN'S COLLEGE RESEARCH CENTRE: one-day workshop on `Evidence', 10.20 a.m.–5 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: research.centre@sjc.ox.ac.uk).


Tuesday 7 October

CONGREGATION meeting, 12 noon (Vice-Chancellor's Oration).


Sunday 12 October

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM begins.