Oxford University Gazette: 31 October 2002

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 133, No. 4637: 31 October 2002

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University Acts

COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

1 Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 15 November.

Establishment of Central University Ethics Committee

1 In Council Regulations 15 of 2002 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4634, 16 October 2002, p. 232), insert new regulations 3.15--3.19 as follows and renumber existing regulations 3.15--3.97 (pp. 232--40) as regulations 3.20--3.102:

`Central University Ethics Committee

3.15. The Central University Ethics Committee shall consist of:

(1) a person appointed by Council who shall be chairman of the committee;

(2) one of the Proctors or the Assessor as may be agreed between them;

(3), (4) two persons appointed by Council, neither of whom shall be the holder of a teaching, research, or administrative post in the University or in any college, society, or Permanent Private Hall;

(5)--(10) up to six persons appointed by Council to ensure appropriate representation of areas of research involving human participants.

3.16. Appointed members shall serve for four years and shall be re-eligible.

3.17. The committee may co-opt up to four additional members, who shall hold office for such period as the committee may determine.

3.18. The committee shall:

(1) establish, implement, and keep under review codes of practice, procedures, and guidelines for the consideration, approval, and monitoring of research projects involving human participants which are undertaken by members of staff and/or student members of the University;

(2) ensure that ethical principles are clearly laid down and are disseminated to staff and student members, and that ethical practices are implemented;

(3) consider applications for approval referred to the committee by other subordinate committees set up to deal with applications for research involving human participants;

(4) consider and advise on training arrangements to be put in place for those involved in considering applications under this machinery and, as and when appropriate, for those undertaking research involving human participants;

(5) consider any issues concerning the ethics of research referred to the committee by any other university body.

3.19. The committee shall make reports to Council as appropriate on the matters set out in regulation 3.18 above, through the General Purposes Committee of Council.'

2 Ibid., renumber and transpose existing regulations 3.28--3.30, concerning the University Development Programme Scrutiny Committee, and 3.31--3.33, concerning the Continuing Education Committee (as renumbered by regulation 1 above), as regulations 3.31--3.33 and 3.28--3.30.

[The first of these changes establishes a Central University Ethics Committee with responsibility for policy on research projects involving human participants. The second corrects the sequence of two of the existing committees which were inadvertently placed in the regulations out of alphabetical order.]

2 Delegates of the University Press

Council has appointed the following as a Delegate of the Press for five years from 1 October 2002:

B.R. WARD-PERKINS, Trinity, vice Professor T.C. Cave


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 November.

Professorships in the Medical Sciences Division

1 In Council Regulations 24 of 2002, Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B, SCHEDULE A, concerning professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 379, as amended by Decree (3) of 8 March 2001, Gazette, Vol. 131, p. 717, and subsequently redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Vol. 132, p. 1461), after `Professor of Chemical Biology' insert:

`Professor of Molecular Biology'.

2 Ibid. (p. 381), after `Waynflete Professor of Physiology' insert:

`Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology'.

3 Ibid., SCHEDULE C (p. 382), after `Professor of General Practice' insert:

`Professor of Clinical Geratology'.

4 Ibid., delete `Rhodes Professor of Therapeutic Sciences and Clinical Pharmacology' and after `Professor of Musculo-skeletal Pathology' (as inserted by Decree (1) of 7 June 2001, Gazette, Vol. 131, p. 1112) insert:

`Rhodes Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Cancer Therapeutics'.

5 Ibid., Sect II (p. 402, as amended by Decree (3) of 8 March 2001), insert new § 29 as follows and renumber existing §§ 29–49 (pp. 402–11, as renumbered by Decree (3) of 8 March 2001, Decree (1) of 26 April 2001, Decree (1) of 7 June 2001, and Decree (4) of 13 December 2001, Gazette, Vol. 131, pp. 717, 888, 1112; Vol. 132, p. 564) as §§ 30–50:

`§ 29. Professor of Molecular Biology

1. The Professor of Molecular Biology shall undertake research in Molecular 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 for the time being allocated by Council 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.

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.

4. Such part of the income of the endowment as the Medical Sciences Board shall determine not to be required to meet the costs of the professorship shall be expended on support for the professor in such manner as the board shall direct.'

6 Ibid. (p. 427), insert new § 97 as follows and renumber existing §§ 97–104 (pp. 427–30) as §§ 98–105:

`§ 97. Professor of Clinical Geratology

1. The Professor of Clinical Geratology shall undertake research in Geratology 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 for the time being allocated by Council 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.'

7 Ibid. (p. 483, as renumbered by Decree (1) of 7 June 2001), insert new § 249 as follows and renumber existing §§ 249–60 (pp. 483–9, as renumbered by Decree (1) of 7 June 2001) as §§ 250–61:

`§ 249. Rhodes Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Cancer Therapeutics

1. The Rhodes Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Cancer Therapeutics shall undertake research in Clinical Pharmacology and Cancer Therapeutics 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 President of Corpus Christi College is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the President of Corpus Christi College, or, if the President is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the Governing Body of Corpus Christi College;

(3) a person appointed by the Governing Body of Corpus Christi College;

(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.'

8 Ibid. (p. 489, as renumbered by the same decree), insert new § 262 as follows and renumber existing §§ 261–74 (pp. 489–94, as so renumbered and also renumbered by Decree (2) of 13 June 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1314) as §§ 263–76:

`§ 262. Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology

1. The Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology shall undertake research in Cardiovascular Physiology 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 for the time being allocated by Council 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.

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.' 9 Ibid. (p. 509), delete § 314 and renumber existing §§ 315–23 (pp. 509–16) as §§ 314–22.

[These changes, which are made on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, establish an endowed Professorship of Molecular Biology, an NHS-funded Professorship of Clinical Geratology (in order to make statutory provision for the post formerly occupied by Professor Sir John Grimley Evans), and a British Heart Foundation-funded Professorship of Cardiovascular Physiology. Opportunity is taken also to rename the Rhodes Professorship of Therapeutic Sciences and Clinical Pharmacology as the Rhodes Professorship of Clinical Pharmacology and Cancer Therapeutics, in order to signal the board's particular interest in cancer research.]


COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

Braddock, L., St Anne's

Brading, K., Wolfson

Brockington, D., BA, St Hugh's

Hayward, M.A., BA, Merton

Hekster, O.J., Merton

Holland, P., Green College

Ierodiakonou, K., MA status, St Hugh's

Johnston, M.B., Corpus Christi

Kehoe, S.T., St Peter's

Kreuzer, G.K., M.St., Merton

Lippiat, J.D., Linacre

McGovern, D.P.B., Linacre

Nikitenko, L.L., Linacre

Smith, L.J., MA, D.Phil., St Hilda's

Suzuki, T., Hertford

Van Lint, T.M., Pembroke

Walmsley, I.A., St Hugh's

Ziegler, K.S., Trinity

 

University Agenda

Contents of this section:

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

  • *CONGREGATION 8 November 11.15 a.m.
    • *Conferment of Honorary Degrees
  • *CONGREGATION 14 November 11.30 a.m.
    • *Conferment of Degree by Diploma
  • *CONGREGATION 19 November 2 p.m.
    • *Presentation of Vice-Chancellor's Oration
Notices

REVIEW OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

As part of the University's programme of regular reviews, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic) will chair a committee on behalf of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council to conduct this review during Hilary Term 2003.

The committee's terms of reference are:

(a) To review the educational policy and quality of learning and teaching in Computer Science by reference to international standards of excellence, taking into account, in the context of the University's mission statement and corporate plan, all factors relevant to the department's/sub-faculty's practice and achievement in respect of: access and admissions; curriculum design and course structure; teaching, learning, and assessment, and, in particular, the relationship between teaching and research; academic and pastoral support and guidance; the provision and use of learning resources (including staff resources); specific arrangements for the pursuit of graduate studies (including research degrees and research training) and part-time study; and relationships with colleges.

(b) To report and make recommendations to the EPSC and the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee (PRAC) for consideration in consultation with the Divisional Board. The report, or relevant sections of it, will be sent to the Academic Committee of the Conference of Colleges and the departmental/faculty external advisory body for information and comment to EPSC/PRAC.

The membership of the Review Committee is:

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic)—(Dr W.D. Macmillan) (Chairman)

Professor U. Martin, School of Computer Science, University of St Andrews

Professor M. Paterson, Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick

Professor A.W. Roscoe, Computing Laboratory

Professor M. Sheeran, Computing Science Department, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Professor D. Sloan, Department of Mathematics, University of Strathclyde

The review committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference. These should be sent to the secretary to the review committee, Miss J.A. Muskett, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, by Friday, 20 December.


OXFORD CENTRE FOR COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE

McDonnell Visiting Fellowships

The McDonnell Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience is closely integrated with the Medical Research Council Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience at Oxford and supports work on many aspects of brain research relevant to human cognition in several departments at Oxford University as well as at other institutions.

The McDonnell Centre encourages work in all areas of cognitive neuroscience across all relevant disciplines and embraces research on experimental, theoretical, and clinical studies of perceptual analysis, memory, language, and motor control, including philosophical approaches to cognition. Current and fuller information on the Centre is available on the Web at http://www.cogneuro.ox.ac.uk.

The Centre offers several forms of support including Visiting Fellowships for distinguished researchers from overseas or elsewhere in Britain who wish to work within the Oxford Centre for periods between a week and several months. A Visiting Fellowship can include a modest grant to help with costs of travel and accommodation (but not a stipend), and to pay a bench fee to the host department.

Applications for Visiting Fellowships may be submitted either by a member of the Oxford Centre, or by the intended visitor. There is no special form for applications but they should include the following information: name, address, and status of applicant (in the form of a very brief curriculum vitae); names and addresses of collaborators in Oxford; a brief description (a page or two) of the proposed research; a list of any publications that have already resulted from the area of research; an outline plan of visit/s and expenditure, with total estimated budget, other sources of funding and the amount requested

Applications can be submitted at any time (e-mail is acceptable) to Sally Harte (Administrative Secretary), McDonnell Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University Laboratory of Physiology, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PT (telephone: Oxford (2)72497, fax: (2)72488, e-mail: admin@cogneuro.ox.ac.uk).

Lectures

CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE 2002

HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT FERNANDO HENRIQUE CARDOSO OF BRAZIL will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 November, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Admission will be by ticket only, available from Mrs Marga Lyall, Department of Politics and International Relations (telephone: Oxford (2)78705, e-mail: cis@politics.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `For a democratic global governance: a Brazilian perspective.'


WILDE LECTURES IN NATURAL AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION

Indic religions until 1200 AD: a critical and anthropological approach

GEOFFREY SAMUEL, Professor of Anthropology, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, will deliver the Wilde Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Mon. 11 Nov.: `Beginnings and foundations: introduction—tracing back Ganesha.'

Tue. 12 Nov.: `Beginnings and foundations: the limits of our knowledge.'

Mon. 18 Nov.: `Brahmanical religion and its competitors: the world of the Yakshas.'

Tue. 19 Nov.: `Brahmanical religion and its competitors: the origins of the ascetic orders.'

Mon. 25 Nov.: `The age of the Guptas: the growth of the transcendental.'

Tue. 26 Nov.: `The age of the Guptas: wild goddesses and demon devotees.'

Mon. 2 Dec.: `The high period of Tantra: ritual technologies and the state.'

Tue. 3 Dec.: `The high period of Tantra: the privatisation of Tantra.'


JAMES FORD SPECIAL LECTURE IN BRITISH HISTORY

PROFESSOR IAN CHRISTIE, Birkbeck College, London, will deliver the James Ford Special Lecture in British History at 5 p.m. on Friday, 8 November, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be preceded by a showing of the 1918 film The life story of David Lloyd George at 2 p.m.

Subject: `Patriotism and business: the issue of a national cinema in Britain, 1915–25.'


NEWTON-ABRAHAM LECTURE 2002–3

PROFESSOR MARK GREENE, John Eckman Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Newton-Abraham Visiting Professor 2002–3, will deliver the Newton-Abraham Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 18 November, in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Subject: `The origin and reversal of cancer.'


HERBERT SPENCER LECTURES 2002

The future of education

Amended notice

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Experimental Psychology Building, South Parks Road. The lectures are open to the public.

Those attending the lectures are asked to note the change of venue (formerly announced as the Examination Schools).

PROFESSOR M. COLE, Department of Psychology, University of California at San Diego
1 Nov.: `Cross-cultural and historical perspectives on the consequences of education.'

PROFESSOR C. HOYLES, Professor of Mathematics Education, Institute of Education, London
8 Nov.: `Cognitive and epistemological research aspects of mathematical learning.'

PROFESSOR H. GIROUX, Waterbury Chair Professor
15 Nov.: `Reclaiming higher education as a democratic public sphere: towards a politics of educated hope.'

PROFESSOR Y. ENGESTRÖM, Director of the Centre for Activity Theory and Developmental Work Research, University of Helsinki
22 Nov.: `The new landscape of learning at work.'


LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Oxford Seminars in Cartography

SYLVIA SUMIRA, independent conservator, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 14 November, in the School of Geography and the Environment. Further details may be obtained from: nam@bodley.ox.ac.uk (telephone: (2)87119).

Subject: `Global exploration: a conservator's journey.'


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Department of Statistics: Royal Statistical Society Oxford local group meeting

DR LEN COOK, National Statistician and Registrar General, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 November, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

Convener: P.J. Northrop (Ph.D. London), Departmental Lecturer in Computationally Intensive Statistical Methods.

 

Subject: `Challenges for the Office of National Statistics.'


Department of Earth Sciences

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

DR M. ALLEN, Cambridge
11 Nov.: `The Arabia–Eurasia collision.'

PROFESSOR M. BRASIER
18 Nov.: `Turning up the heat on Earth's earliest life.'

PROFESSOR S. MOORBATH
25 Nov.: `Oldest rocks, impacts, life—fact and fiction.'


MODERN HISTORY

Modern European History Research Centre

Modern German History Seminar (revised list)

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, University College.

Conveners: N.C. Ferguson, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Political and Financial History, and H.J.O. Pogge von Strandmann, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Modern History.

PROFESSOR POGGE VON STRANDMANN
4 Nov.: `Rathenau and the German Kaiser. The perception of Wilhelminismus.'

H. NEHRING
11 Nov.: `Peace movements in the Cold War? The British and West German protests against nuclear weapons, 1957–63.'

R. GERWARTH
18 Nov.: `Bismarck in Weimar: Germany's first democracy and the civil war of memories, 1918–33.'

DR M. UMBACH, Manchester
25 Nov.: `The longue durée of German federalism.'

T. WEBER, LMH and Glasgow
2 Dec.: ` "Our friend the Enemy": pre-1914 Anglo- German antagonism revisited: the cases of Oxford and Heidelberg.'


MUSIC

Graduate Students' Colloquia

BOJAN BUJIC will give a seminar in this series at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 November, in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty.

Subject: `Lionardo Salviati and the literary foundations of early Florentine opera.'


INTERDISCIPLINARY SAWYER SEMINAR (IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION)

The theory and politics of civil society

The following seminars will be held from 1.45 p.m. to 4.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Rothermere American Institute. The series will continue in Hilary Term and Trinity Term. Papers will be precirculated to participants. Those wishing to attend the seminars should register their interest in good time. All enquiries should be directed to Paul Bou-Habib (telephone: (2)82718, e-mail: paul.bou-habib@socres.ox.ac.uk). Web site: http://www.law.ox.ac.uk/jurisprudence/civilsociety.htm.

PROFESSOR HANS JOAS, Erfurt
18 Nov.: `Value pluralism and moral universalism.'

PROFESSOR ADAM SELIGMAN, Boston
25 Nov.: `Trust, confidence, and social boundaries.'


OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

DR ALI ANSARI, Durham, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 November, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

Subject: `Iran, Islam, and democracy.'


ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

DR JAMES HAMILTON, former Alistair Horne Visiting Fellow, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 November, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. After the lecture, Dr Hamilton will sign copies of his biography Faraday—The Life (HarperCollins, 2002), which will be available for sale at a drinks reception in the Buttery.

Subject: `Faraday's tips for lecturers—some thoughts of a past master.'


DR JUAN JOSÉ IBARRETXE, President, the Autonomous Basque Government, will lecture at 3 p.m. on Friday, 22 November, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Entry is by ticket only, available from the Development Office, St Antony's College (telephone: Oxford (2)74496, e-mail: janet.collyer@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `The Basque country in Europe.'


European Studies Centre

New dimensions in Italian public policy

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Seminar Room, the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College (70 Woodstock Road).

PROFESSOR CARLO DELL'ARINGA, Presidente dell'Istituto per lo Sviluppo e la Formazione dei Lavoratori (ISFOL)
1 Nov.: `Labour market deregulation.'

DOTT. GIOVANNI CAROSIO, Head of Banking Supervision, Banca d'Italia
8 Nov.: `Italy, Europe, and financial market regulation.' (Discussant: David Green, UK Financial Services Authority)


ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture

PROFESSOR PETER HENNESSY, F.R.HIST.S., AC.S.S., will deliver the annual Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 1 November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. Lord Butler of Brockwell, GCB, CVO, will chair the meeting, and the audience will be invited to participate in a discussion following the lecture.

Subject: `What are Prime Ministers for?'


ST EDMUND HALL

Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture

ROGER ALTON, Editor, the Observer, will deliver the Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 1 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Is there a future for print journalism?'


A.B. Emden Lecture

PROFESSOR B. WORDEN will deliver the A.B. Emden Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 5 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Theatre and politics: the Globe, Shakespeare, and the Earl of Essex's rising of 1601.'


ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

Lecture

DR ARNOLD RÜÜTEL, President of Estonia, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 November, in the Auditorium, St John's College. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Garden Quadrangle.

Subject: `Traditions and values in changing Europe.'


TRINITY COLLEGE

Chatham Lecture

THE RT. HON. MICHAEL PORTILLO, MP, will deliver the fifth Chatham Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 15 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `How might the Right right itself?'


WOLFSON COLLEGE

Ronald Syme Lecture

PROFESSOR E. GRUEN, Berkeley, will deliver the annual Ronald Syme Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 7 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `Tacitus and the Jews.'


OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

PROFESSOR MARY CARRUTHERS, New York University, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 28 November, in the Quarrell Room, Exeter College. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: `Late antique rhetoric and non-verbal arts in the Middle Ages.' (Respondents: Dr Lesley Smith and Dr Richard Cross)

Grants and Research Funding

OPPENHEIMER FUND

The Oppenheimer Fund provides grants to assist the academic exchange of senior members between the University of Oxford on the one hand and universities and similar institutions of higher education in the Republic of South Africa on the other. Applications are invited from senior members of the University who wish either to visit one or more universities in South Africa or to invite a staff member from a South African university to Oxford. Grants may be awarded to assist with living expenses for a maximum of six months, and travel costs. Visits for the sole purpose of attending a conference will not normally be eligible for support from the fund.

The maximum level of grants is likely to be up to £1,000 per month for subsistence and up to £700 for the cost of travel between Oxford and South Africa. Applications for grants from the fund should include a statement of the purpose of the proposed visit (including an outline of any research to be carried out during the visit), duration and estimated costs, details of any other available sources of funding, and, in the case of visits to Oxford, a curriculum vitae of the staff member it is proposed to invite and a letter of support from a senior member at Oxford.

The closing date for applications is 18 November. Applications and enquiries should be sent to Mrs Katharine McGuire, International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)70134).

Examinations and Boards

CHAIRMAN OF EXAMINERS

The Vice-Chancellor desires to call the attention of all examiners to the provisions of Ch. VI, Sect. ii.c, § 1, regulations 1--3 (Examination Regulations, 2002, pp. 990–1), which require examiners in all university examinations to appoint one of their number to act as Chairman, to notify the appointment to the Vice-Chancellor, and to publish it in the University Gazette.

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


EXAMINATION SCHOOLS

Accommodation for lectures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Colleges, Halls, and Societies

OBITUARIES

Corpus Christi College

ANTHONY MAXWELL BURNETT BROWN, MA, FIA, 18 September 2002; commoner 1949–52. Aged 72.


St Edmund Hall

ALLEN WALKER READ, B.LITT., D.LITT., 16 October 2002; Rhodes Scholar 1928, St Edmund Fellow 1994.


MEMORIAL SERVICE

Christ Church

A Memorial Service for PROFESSOR MICHAEL BACHARACH, formerly Research Fellow of Nuffield College (1965–7), Fellow of Balliol College (1968–9), and Official Student of Christ Church (1969–2002), will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 9 November, in Christ Church Cathedral.

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Oxford Brookes University

Centre for Family and Household Research 2002 Seminar Series: 20 Nov., 5.30 p.m.; Lynda Clarke (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), `Recent changes in children's family circumstances', SG03, Research Centre, Oxford Brookes.


Varsity Match

The Oxford University Society (OUS) invites you to Twickenham on Tues., 10 Dec., for this Oxford v Cambridge rugby classic! Join our party for guided Museum of Rugby tour, our picnic, and some of the best seats in the Stadium. £32.50, or £25.50 for seats only. Please contact Rodney Buckton, Projects Manager OUS, Oxenford House, Magdalen Street, Oxford OX1 3AB. Tel.: 01865 278184; fax: 01865 288086; e-mail: rodney.buckton@ousoc.ox.ac.uk.


Concert

Mendelssohn, Elijah: Oxford Harmonic Society: The Orchestra of Stowe Opera. Conductor Robert Secret with members of Oxford High School. Soloists: Nataliya Kompaniyets-Jouri, Linda Hibberd, Christopher Lemmings, Edward Wade. Sat., 16 Nov., 8 p.m., The Town Hall. Tickets £12 and £10. Concessions £10 and £8 available from Oxford Playhouse Box Office. Tel.: 01865 305305 (incl. Credit Card bookings by post) or on the door.

The Oxford Philomusica: Shostakovich's monumental Fifth Symphony (Symphony No 5 in D minor, Op. 47) is featured in the opening concert of the Oxford Philomusica's 2002/2003 season. It is preceded by Beethoven's youthful Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15 played and directed by the Orchestra's Music Director, Marios Papadopoulos. Fri., 1 Nov., 8 p.m., at the Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets £10–£30. Students tickets available from £5. Box Office: 01865 305305 or 0870 60 60 804. Booking online: www.oxfordphil.com.


400th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition

"Wonderful things from 400 years of collecting: The Bodleian Library 1602–2002": a rare opportunity to see some of the Bodleian's greatest treasures, including the Shakespeare First Folio, the famous Gutenberg Bible, and some wonderful newly-acquired gems. A feast of world-famous treats for all booklovers. Open until 21 Dec., in the Bodleian Library Exhibition Room, Old Schools Quadrange. Mon.–Fri., 9.30 a.m.–4.45 p.m., Sat., 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m. Admission free.


ACEM Meditation

Why wait for stress to set in? Acem Meditation is an easy, yet powerful method with no religious or ideological beliefs. It is meant for people leading an active life with commitments to work, studies and friends. Beginners' course start on 12 Oct., 2 Nov., and 16 Nov., from 9.30 a.m.–3.30 p.m. at the Boyd Room, Hertford College. (Students: £25; Others: £50). Call 07814 550382 or e-mail: acem.uk@acem.com. Web site: acem.com/oxford.


Volunteers Wanted

Wine Club of the Oxford University Society (OUS). The Society, which is the official alumni organisation of the University, is re-starting its Wine Club. Volunteers are sought to help with the activities of the new Club, particularly in promoting the Club and wine-tasting gatherings to the Society's UK branches. For information, please contact Rodney Buckton, Projects Manager OUS, Oxenford House, Magdalen Street, Oxford OX1 3AB. Tel.: 01865 278184; fax 01865 288086; e-mail: rodney.buckton@ousoc.ox.ac.uk.


Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

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

 


Popham Hairdressing

Our proposition is simple, to provide a design, cutting, and colouring service, which combines classic standards with modernist thinking. One North Parade, Oxford. For appointments call: 01865 517040, or e-mail us through our Web site: www.davidpopham.com.


Oxford University Newcomers' Club

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


Oxford University Research Staff Society

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


Services Offered

Painting, carpentry, building and design: small and medium sized projects undertaken, from shelving through kitchens to home extensions; decorating, internal and external; and planning applications. Free advice, quotations and references. Tel.: Ian 01865 308188, or 07773 712829.

Horological services for your ailing apparatus. Thirty years of expertise in all types of clocks and barometers, of which many of these have been restored for the University over the years. Quotations are free. All work is fully guaranteed. Please phone Paul Carroll, Oxford Longcase Clocks on 01865 779660.

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).


Domestic Services

For effortless entertaining, SugarPepper Cooks are available to prepare creative food in your home/chosen venue. From canapé receptions, buffets and dinner parties to christenings, weddings, Christmas and New Year celebrations. Tailor-made menus to suit your requirements. All enquiries welcome. Tel.: 01865 791136.

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

 


Tuition Offered

German tuition offered by experienced language teacher. Flexible scheduling. Call: 07986065704 or send e-mail to: edison47@hotmail.com.

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


Part-time employment sought

Cheerful, motivated lady retiring from full-time administrative assistant role at end of Sept., seeks fullfilling part-time post that involves dealing with people. Tel.: Jeannette Hudson-Pudwell on 01865 762187 or e-mail: jeannette@jwhp.fsnet.co.uk.


Situations Vacant

Dragon School: Historian required to teach 8–13 year-olds to cover for maternity leave Jan.,–May 2003. Possibility of future permanent post. Prep or senior school experience useful. Accommodation possible. Web site: www.dragonschool.org. Applications with CV and details of 2 referees to: The Headmaster, Dragon School, Bardwell Road, Oxford OX2 6SS from whom further details can be obtained. Tel.: 01865 315401. Fax: 01865 315429 or e-mail acn@dragonschool.org.

The North Oxford Association-a community organization based at the Ferry Centre in Summertown-is looking for an editor with bright ideas for the revamping of its News Magazine. This will be a printed quarterly publication of some 12 A4 pages and will include local advertising. NOA is a registered charity run by volunteers and so the position will be unpaid. We would welcome someone with initiative and a flair to make the Magazine reflect the many and varied aspects of this thriving Community Centre. Computers with Microsoft Publisher and Microsoft Word as well as a scanner are available at the Centre. We aim to `go to Press' in the middle of Jan., 2003. Please contact Norma Carmichael at The Ferry Centre, Diamond Place, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7DP, or by tel., 01865 552295.


Houses to Let

Long Hanborough, 9 miles west of Oxford with train station (7 mintues to Oxford centre): newly renovated detached house fully furnished in a modern style; 2 double bedrooms, 1 study, brand new bathroom, fitted kitchen, SMEG fridge. Large garden with conservatory. Parking for 2 cars. £800 p.c.m. + bills. Tel.: Alyson on 077 99 777 976 or e-mail: alybardsley@handbag.com.

One-bedroom fully fitted period cottage with mature garden in Milton village, 10 miles from Oxford. Excellent connections via bus, road (A34) and rail (Didcot station, 45 minutes to London). Available now for 2002/3 academic year. £595 p.m. Call 01235 847855 or e-mail: toria.leitch@btopenworld.com.

Lifestyle Letting & Management, 1 North Parade Avenue, Oxford–Park Town, £1,500 p.c.m. Unique tenant required for exquisite 2- bedroom grade II listed conversion, with beautiful conservatory. Available unfurnished from mid-Nov. Contact Sarah on 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578, e-mail: lifestlye- lettings@dial.pipex.com. Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk. Tastefully furnished Edwardian terrace house in central Woodstock: 2 bedrooms, lovely bathroom, large lounge, kitchen, garden and patio. Available early Nov. £700 p.c.m. Call Steve on 01993 813185.

Hayfield Road, central North Oxford: 30 metre garden with roses and quince tree backing onto Oxford canal with trap grounds and reed beds beyond. This is an idyllic spot for a non-smoking couple seeking rural tranquillity within easy walking distance of the University and city centre. Open plan living and dining room with piano; fully fitted kitchen; 2 bedrooms, bathroom and WC upstairs. £975 p.c.m. View at www.portholland.com/Hayfield.html and then e-mail: GabrielAmherst@btopenworld.com.

£1,200 p.m–4 bedrooms: attractive 2-storey home in Islip village; large living room, working fireplace, kitchen with oil-fired Aga, electric stove, dishwasher, washing machine. Off-road parking, garage, shared garden. Suit family/post graduate/professional sharers. Contact: 01865 372223.

Delightful fully furnished centrally heated 3-bedroom modified 19th- century farm cottage with 1.8 acre garden, to let from 1 Jan.,–mid-April 2003. Located less than 1 mile from the Headington roundabout. Has its own wood and brook! Ideal for visiting academic. Rent £950 p.m. Please contact Prof. Nick White, e-mail: fnnjw@diamond.mahidol.ac.th, or tel. his secretary in Oxford on 01865 220970.

Three-bedroom East Oxford house available for 3 month let to tidy tenant, Jan.,–Mar. Willingness to allow occasional access to estate agents compensated by low rent of £500 p.m. plus bills. Contact e-mail: hilary_coulby@yahoo.co.uk.

Three bedroom semi-detached house for rent as of 1 Dec. Located in Marston close to shops and pubs, 10 minutes from central Oxford: includes microwave, washing machine, c.h. Rent £750 p.c.m. Property is managed by QB Management. For more information contact: Suzana Straus, tel: 275270 (day), 751623 (eves.) or e-mail: suzana.straus@bioch.ox.ac.uk.

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

Make finding accommodation easy. Finders Keepers have a dedicated approach to helping you find the right property. Browse through our Web site for up-to-date detailed information on properties available and make use of our interactive database, priority reservation service (credit cards accepted), personal service and professional advice. For further information please contact Finders Keepers at 226, Banbury Rd., Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011. Fax: Oxford 556993. E-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.


Flats to Let

Lifestyle Letting & Management, 1 North Parade Avenue, Oxford–Rewley Road, £895 p.c.m. Smartly presented 2-bedroom first-floor apartment with parking close to the rail station and city centre. Available furnished, immediately. Contact Sarah on 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578, e-mail: lifestyle- lettings@dial.pipex.com, Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.

Large apartment available in Rawlinson Road with 1 bedroom, living room, separate study and brand new kitchen, situated on 2nd floor of this beautiful period house. Fully furnished to a high standard in keeping with the rest of the house. Ideal for visiting academic as well located for access to City centre and also has very quiet atmosphere for working from home. Available now at £900 p.c.m. incl. of council tax and utilities. Please contact Julia on 01865 311011, e-mail: julian@finders.co.uk.

One-bedroom furnished first-floor apartment in Old Marston: large living room, double bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. Off-street parking, on bus route into central Oxford. Suit single person or couple. Available 15 Nov. £650 p.c.m. For further details of this and other properties listed in our portfolio please contact Finders Keepers, 27 St Clements, Oxford OX4 1BZ. Tel.: 01865 200012. E-mail: Gay Hawley at gayh@finders.co.uk, or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

Central North Oxford in prime location: attractive 1-bedroom (double) fully-furnished flat to let for 3 months from mid-Jan.; possibility of extension if required. Suit non-smoking professional £1,000 p.c.m. to inc. services (excl. telephone). Tel.: 01865 512149.

London–North Ealing: spacious 3-bedroom, first-floor flat in conservation area, close to Ealing North and West Acton tubes, with easy access to North Circular Road and M40. Modern kitchen and bathroom, large living room; part furnished, large wardrobes, wood floors. Character building in green surrounds. £1,500 p.m. Tel.: 0794 1176346, e-mail: vidinova@talk21.com.

Basement studio flat in Victorian house, just south of Summertown. Own access; fully furnished; shower room, modern kitchenette, telephone, TV aerial. £400 p.c.m. incl. of c.h. and council tax, excl. electricity. Suitable 1 quiet non- smoking post graduate/doctor/academic. To let from mid-Nov. Tel.: 07968 567651 eves., view at weekends.

Central north Oxford in prime location: attractive 1 double bedroom fully-furnished flat to let for 3 months from mid-Jan., possibility of extension if required. Suit non-smoking professional £1,000 p.c.m. to incl. services (excl. tel.). Easy walking distance university buildings, town, parks, etc. Tel.: 01865 512149.

Central north Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, and very close to the river. Available now for short/long let. Completely newly refurbished ground-floor flat to very high standard, new bathroom, new John Lewis kitchen with washer, dishwasher, dryer, etc., in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy residential suburb, with large, light airy rooms. Double bedroom, single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Available Dec., a second-floor flat for short/long let with large double bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen , bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.


Serviced Accommodation

Finally! the luxurious and economical alternative to 5-star luxury hotels, in central Oxford. Ambassador's Oxford offers clients short-stay 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom–1 en suite–5-star apartments in the centre of Oxford with allocated parking. Only 3 minutes' walk from the railway station and the Saïd Business School. Furnished to a very high standard to include well-equipped kitchen and lounge, computer, printer, internet access, and weekly Maid Service. From less than £100 per apartment per night, to accommodate up to 4/5 guests. Contact: www.ambassadorsoxford.co.uk, or tel.: 07876 203378.


Accommodation Offered

Flexible short-term apartment hire in the centre of Oxford: fully furnished inc. bedlinen and towels; fully equipped kitchen; TV/Video/CD/Cassette/Radio; telephone. Rates from £300 p.w. incl. of utility bills (except telephone calls). Tel.: 01865 557529; e-mail: oxfordbase@yahoo.co.uk.

Looking for accommodation close to Oxford? Room to let in idyllic period cottage in Kidlington: loft bedroom with desk/working area to let in 250 year-old cottage; inglenook fireplace (and c.h.), exposed beams, lovely garden; bathroom, kitchen, living room. Suit non-smoking female. Located 2 minutes' walk from the shops and restaurants in Kidlington, the main Oxford buses stop at end of lane, city centre about 20 minutes. Landlady in residence only 1 night per week, so whole house effectively for use by tenant. £550 p.c.m. inc. bills. Tel.: Vanessa Whitting on 01865 382327 for a viewing.

Central north Oxford: bed and breakfast. Very pleasant, comfortable quiet room, easy walking distance to University Parks, colleges and university departments, theatres, restaurants, etc. Colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities. £30 single; £55 double including full English breakfast. Tel./fax: 01865 512149, e-mail: dorothymyers@gn.apc.org.

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.

Finders Keepers is celebrating its 30th year as Oxfordshire's leading letting agent, providing a specialist service to both landlords and tenants throughout the Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties. With experienced letting and management teams Finders Keepers provide a high standard of service to all our clients. If you would like more information about Finders Keepers' services please contact us at our Head Office at 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7BY, tel.: (00 44) 1865 311011, or visit the Finders Keepers Web site at www.finders.co.uk.

Available by the week for visitors to Oxford: self-contained, fully- furnished studio flat, centrally located in Kingston Road. En suiteshower, toilet and washbasin, and fully-equipped kitchen area. Sleeps 2. £300 p.w. all inc. British Tourist Board approved 3 Stars. For further information tel.: 01865 516913 or visit: http://www.oxfordcity.co.uk/accom/studioflat.

Delightful rooms in North Oxford available now. £55 p.w. Book by telephone or fax: 01865 511657 or e-mail: mcadex@gofornet.co.uk.


Accommodation Sought

College & County, a new letting agency, require high quality properties for clients within the academic world in Oxford. Please contact Mark on 01865 722277 or call in at the office at 116b Cowley Road.

All Souls College seeks large 3-bedroom flat or house, preferably in North Oxford although all central areas considered for visiting academic and family from Jan.,–July 2003. Please contact the Manciple, All Souls College, High Street, Oxford OX1 4AI. Tel.: 01865 279315, fax: 01865 289108 or e-mail: manciple@all- souls.ox.ac.uk.

Honest and trustworthy woman looking for a room in Oxford to use as an artist's (painting) studio. Somewhere to work at weekends/evenings as fully employed by University. No comforts or furnishings required, must have light, space and water. E- mail: process_artist@yahoo.co.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

Venice holiday home to rent weekly or termly: an independent mini- flat fully equipped for four in a convenient area between railway station and Rialto bridge near shops, restaurants and boat stops; half an hour by train from Padova. It consists of a small bedroom for 2 and a pleasant living area with divan bed, leading to kitchen area. Carefully furnished by an Anglo-Italian couple who will post further details incl. photos. Tel.: 00 39 644 230361; e-mail: fervas@tiscalinet.it. Euros 390 weekly, inc. services. Reduced rates for terms.

Ski chalet-French Alps-St Gervais Mont Blanc: catered chalet ideally located for rapid access to the resorts of Megeve, Les Contamines, St Gervais, Chamonix and an hour from Geneva Airport, prices from £295 incl. of : half board, airport transfer, mountain host, transport and full advisory service. Contact Dave Edwards, 01993 878132, e-mail: chalet667@aol.com. More details: www.holidayrentals.com.

Greek Island rentals: Skopelos, Alonissos and Skiathos: local villa specialist offers lovely villas, island houses and apartments available for rent. Town, country and seaside locations. Accommodation for 2–16 persons. Prices from GBP 100 p.p.p.w. For information see: www.holidayislands.com. E-mail: thalpos@otenet.gr, fax: 0030 4240 23057.

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


Flat for Sale

Summertown: smart, sunny 1-bedroom ground-floor flat with independent entrance, situated in private gated courtyard of only 10 flats; entrance lobby, living/dining room, fitted kitchen, inner hallway, bedroom and bathroom, with ample storage space. Private off-road parking space and communal gardens. Very comfortable and quiet, convenient location 3 mintues from Summertown shops, restaurants and gym. Offers in the region of £175,000. E-mail: mcintosc@oup.co.uk, tel.: 01865 354184.


For Sale

Compaq Presario 1635 laptop, £500, with manual, 4 years old; new digital video camera DCR-PC5E PAL Sony, used twice, £900 (cost £1,000 + 3 year cover plan of £200); BMW Z3 1997 2.8 top spec., black and tan leather, CD changer, expanding family forces sale, £18,000. Contact Emma: 01865 558441 or 07815 899451.

Appointments

APPOINTMENT OF DIRECTOR OF ESTATES

The University is seeking to appoint to this senior post which will fall vacant on the retirement of the current post-holder in October 2003.

The University of Oxford is a leading higher education institution undertaking teaching and research across a wide range of subjects. The Director of Estates is responsible for all matters relating to the development and maintenance of the University's estate (with the exception of investment and collegiate property), and for the University's Telecommunications and Security Services. The University occupies a range of buildings across the city of Oxford, a number of which have great architectural merit, including several listed buildings, and the uses of which reflect the diversity of academic activities. An extensive capital programme has been developed recently as a result of the University's success in attracting funds through philanthropic donations and from competitive funding programmes. The post offers an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional with excellent managerial, financial, and strategic skills to lead the delivery of an ambitious capital programme, to develop the existing estate to provide the facilities required by a world-class university, and to work in an organisation with a unique architectural heritage.

Full details of the post, the requirements of the post-holder, and the method of application can be obtained from the Registrar, University of Oxford, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)70233, e-mail: Registrar@admin.ox.ac.uk), or from the University's Web site
(http://www.ox.ac.uk/jobs/). The closing date for applications is 20 November.


FACULTY OF LAW

 

Slaughter and May University Lecturership in Competition Law

In association with Pembroke College

Applications are invited for the above post, which is tenable from 1 October 2003 and is associated with a tutorial fellowship at Pembroke College. The combined university and college salary would be according to age on the scale up to £42,900 per annum. Additional college allowances may be available.

Further particulars, containing details of the duties and full range of emoluments and allowances attaching to both the university and the college posts, may be obtained on the Web at ">http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/, or from Mrs S.E. Samuelson, Faculty Administrator, Faculty of Law, St Cross Building, St Cross Road, Oxford OX1 3UL (telephone: Oxford (2)71560, e-mail: simonne.samuelson@law.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Friday, 13 December.


DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

University Lecturership in Econometrics

In association with Nuffield College


Two University Lecturerships in Economics

In association with Keble College and University College

University Lecturership in Economic History

In association with St Antony's College

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Economics

In association with Nuffield College

Applications are invited for the above university lecturerships, which are tenable from 1 October 2003 or as soon as possible thereafter. The university salary will be according to age on the scale £22,191–£35,845 per annum. Each University Lecturer will provide lectures, supervise graduate students, and engage in research within the Department of Economics, and undertake college tutorial duties. The successful candidates will be expected to provide general lectures at the undergraduate level but will also have an opportunity to lecture on their particular fields of interest in the department's graduate and undergraduate programmes. The successful candidate for each post may be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at the respective colleges, in which case the combined university and college salary would be according to age on a scale up to £42,900 per annum. Additional college allowances may be available. Full details of additional college stipend and housing and research allowances, where payable, are provided in the further particulars for each post.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship in Economics (associated with Nuffield College) is for a fixed-term period of two years, commencing 1 January 2003, or as soon as possible after that date. Salary on research staff scale 1A (£18,265– £33,679 per annum).

Those interested are invited to apply for one or more posts. Further particulars for the posts, containing addresses for applications and details of the duties and full range of emoluments and allowances attaching to both the university and the college posts, may be obtained from the Economics Web site at http://www.economics.ox.ac.uk, or from the Administrator, Department of Economics, Manor Road Building, Oxford OX1 3UL (e-mail: gillian.coates@economics.ox.ac.uk).

Representatives of the Department will be attending the American Economic Association Winter Meeting in Washington DC in January 2003 and preliminary local interviews can be arranged.

The closing date for applications is 29 November.


FACULTY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

University Lecturership in Victorian Literature

In association with Linacre College

Applications are invited for the above post, tenable from 1 October 2003. The university salary will be on the scale £22,191–£42,900 per annum. The successful candidate may be offered a fellowship by Linacre College. Additional college allowances may be available. The person appointed will be expected to engage in advanced study and research in Victorian literature, and also to teach in the field.

Further particulars, containing details of the duties and full range of emoluments and allowances attaching to both the university and college posts, may be obtained from the Secretary of the English Faculty Board, St Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ (telephone: Oxford (2)71096, e-mail: Paul.Burns@admin.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is end of Monday, 2 December.


AREA AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

University Lecturership in Brazilian Studies

In association with St Cross College

Applications are invited for this new post in Brazilian Studies at the University of Oxford, based at the Centre for Brazilian Studies. The post, commencing in April or October 2003, will be held under the new Committee for Area and Development Studies in the Social Sciences Division and carries an Official Fellowship at St Cross College. Appointment will be made, according to age, on the Oxford scale for University Lecturerships without a Tutorial Fellowship (£22,191–£42,900 per annum).

Applicants should have a doctorate in economics/international political economy, politics/international relations, or sociology/social anthropology in relation to Brazil and a strong research and publications record. Historians specialising in the political, economic, or social history of Brazil since 1930 would also be considered for the post. The person appointed will be expected to contribute to postgraduate teaching, to undertake research, and to work with the Director in the development of the Centre and generate academic activities which will attract income.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Centre Administrator, Mrs Margaret Hancox (e-mail: margaret. hancox@brazil.ox.ac.uk), or at the Centre for Brazilian Studies, 92 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7ND, or via the Oxford home page, http://www.ox.ac.uk. Applications should be made to Mrs Hancox; e-mail applications are acceptable. The closing date is 16 December.


Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Contemporary Chinese Studies

Funding has been secured from the Leverhulme Trust for the development of contemporary Chinese studies in the social sciences at Oxford. This project supports a professorship and several other posts. Vivienne Shue has recently been appointed to the professorship. Applications are now invited for two research fellowships in: politics, law, international relations, economics, sociology, anthropology, geography, or public health. The fellowships will be tenable for three years. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) or expect the degree not later than 1 August 2003.

Letters of application, a statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae, and two letters of reference should be sent to Mrs M. Smith, Social Sciences Divisional Office, 34 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LH, not later than 2 December.

E-mailed applications will not be considered. Interviews will be held in early February 2003. Further information may be obtained from Betsy Smith (e-mail: betsy.smith@admin.ox.ac.uk).


VIOLETTE AND SAMUEL GLASSTONE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS IN SCIENCE

Applications are invited for the above research fellowships, tenable at the University, in the fields of plant sciences, chemistry (inorganic, organic, or physical), engineering, mathematics, metallurgy, and physics. The fellowships will be tenable for one year with a possibility of renewal for up to two further years. The awards will be available from 1 October 2003 or as soon as possible thereafter. There is one fellowship for men and one fellowship for women. These are supported from the Glasstone Fund for Men and the Glasstone Fund for Women respectively. The salary will be on the RSIA scale (currently £18,265–£27,339). The number of awards to be made will depend on the value of the funds in 2003 (in 2002 two fellowships were awarded, one from the fund for men and one from the fund for women). Additional travel and research support grants may be available.

Applicants should have submitted for their doctorate by the time of taking up a fellowship (normally 1 October of the year in which the offer is made). There is no age limit but applicants should not normally have had more than five years of postdoctoral research experience.

Application forms and further particulars can be obtained from Mrs J. Brown, Life and Environmental Sciences Divisional Office, 2 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UB (telephone: Oxford (2)82464, e-mail: judith. brown@admin.ox.ac.uk). They are also available at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/.


BALLIOL COLLEGE

Six-hour Stipendiary Lecturership in Modern History

Balliol College proposes, if a suitable candidate applies, to appoint a six-hour Stipendiary Lecturer in Modern European and World History for Hilary and Trinity Terms 2003. The lecturer will be required to teach General History IV (1815–1914) in Honour Moderations. In the Final Honour School the lecturer would be expected to contribute to the teaching of General History papers covering the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

The lecturer will also be required to participate in the teaching of the Approaches to History and Historiography papers in Honour Moderations, and Comparative History and Historiography in the Final Honour School.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach an average of six hours a week over the two terms. He or she will receive a stipend of £3,931 for the two terms and certain common-room rights. Applicants should provide a letter of application supported by a curriculum vitae, and should state which parts of the syllabus they would be willing to teach. They should provide the names of two referees, whom they should ask to write directly to the Senior Tutor. Applications and references must reach the Senior Tutor, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, by Monday, 18 November. The post may be renewed for the academic year 2003–4.

Any prospective applicants wishing to discuss details of the post should contact Martin Conway (e-mail: martin. conway@balliol.ox.ac.uk).


Six-hour Stipendiary Lecturership in Mathematics

Balliol College proposes, if a suitable candidate applies, to appoint a six-hour Stipendiary Lecturer in Mathematics for the calendar year 2003. The lecturer will be asked to teach a selection of first- and second-year Mathematics, and to contribute some section b classes to the intercollegiate class scheme. The lecturer will also be expected to assist with the administration of the subject and with pastoral care of students.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach an average of six hours a week. He or she will receive a stipend of £5,896 per annum and certain common-room rights.

Applicants should provide a letter of application supported by a curriculum vitae, and should state which parts of the Mathematics syllabus they would be willing to teach. They should give the names of two referees, whom they should ask to write directly to the Senior Tutor.

Applications and references must reach the Senior Tutor, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, by Wednesday, 13 November. It is expected that interviews will be held during the week beginning 18 November (sixth week). Any prospective applicants wishing to discuss details of the post should contact Keith Hannabuss (e-mail: keith.hannabuss@balliol.ox.ac.uk) or Frances Kirwan (e-mail: frances.kirwan@balliol.ox.ac.uk).

Balliol College is an equal opportunities employer.


Vaughan Memorial Travelling Scholarship

Balliol College intends to award for 2003 a Vaughan Memorial Travelling Scholarship, as established by the will of the late Mrs D.J. Vaughan, if a suitable candidate appears. It is a stipulation of the bequest that candidates must be current undergraduates of limited means who have had at least part of their previous education at Eton College. Preference will be given to members of Balliol College.

The award, of up to £4,000, will be conditional on the attainment of a II.1 degree or better.

It must be used towards the cost of attending a foreign university for a postgraduate year, and following an approved course of study there which includes at least in part `a study of the social conditions of the common people'. Applications with one reference and with outline proposals for the year's study should be made to the Senior Tutor, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, by the fourth week of Hilary Term.

ST EDMUND HALL

Appointment of Academic Assistant

St Edmund Hall wishes to appoint an efficient, enthusiastic person to undertake a broad range of tasks in its Academic Office, working as part of a small administrative team. Areas of work will include day-to-day responsibility for current student academic matters, together with a collaborative share of the varied duties of a busy tutorial office. The post requires frequent contact with students and academic staff.

Essential qualities for the successful candidate are good organisational and interpersonal skills, a high standard of accuracy, good IT skills, and a flexible, good-humoured approach. Familiarity with the higher education sector would be an advantage.

The starting salary will be in the range £15,053–£17,416 per annum, according to qualifications and experience, linked to the University's clerical and library grade C4. The college offers five weeks' holiday per annum plus public holidays in the vacations, free lunches, and optional membership of the Oxford Staff Pension Scheme.

Further details and an application form are available from the College Office, St Edmund Hall, Oxford OX1 4AR (telephone: Oxford (2)79008, e-mail: college.secretary@seh. ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Friday, 22 November. Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 3 December.


NEWNHAM COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Research Fellowships in Science, Mathematics, or Engineering (stipendiary or non-stipendiary)

Applications are invited from women graduates of any university for a Research Fellowship, stipendiary or non-stipendiary, in Science, Mathematics, or Engineering tenable for three years from 1 October 2003. Application forms and full particulars may be obtained from the Principal, Newnham College, Cambridge CB3 9DF, or from the Newnham College Web site, http://www.newn.cam.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is 1 February 2003. Selected candidates will be invited in mid-February to submit, by 1 March 2003, three copies of a dissertation or other written work. The college expects to reach a decision in April 2003. (Please quote OX/SCI in all correspondence.)


Research Fellowship in the Humanities or Social Sciences

Applications are invited from women graduates of any university for a stipendiary or non-stipendiary Research Fellowship in the Humanities or Social Sciences, tenable for three years from 1 October 2003. There is no age limit but the research fellowship is intended to support those at an early stage in their academic careers, and will normally be awarded to candidates who have recently completed their doctorate or are close to completion. Application forms and full particulars may be obtained from the Principal, Newnham College, Cambridge CB3 9DF, or from the Newnham College Web site, http://www.newn.cam.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is 13 December. Selected candidates will be invited by the middle of January to submit, by 31 January 2003, three copies of a dissertation or other written work. The college expects to reach a decision by the end of March 2003. (Please quote OX/HUMS in all correspondence.)


Phyllis and Eileen Gibbs Travelling Research Fellowship 2003–4

This Travelling Fellowship has been endowed with the object of assisting women graduates who have considerable experience of research (normally beyond the doctoral level) and who intend to undertake fieldwork projects outside the British Isles (and normally not within their own countries of residence) in biology, archaeology, social anthropology, or sociology, with preference for archaeology or biology. The Travelling Fellowship is open to women who are or have been members of any college or approved foundation or approved society in, or university officers in, the University of Cambridge, but preference will be given to present or former members of Newnham College. The Travelling Fellowship will be available for all or part of the year 2003–4 and the fund will pay research, travel, and subsistence expenses normally up to £12,000 for the year; these conditions may be modified according to the nature of the project. Further information can be obtained from the Newnham College Web site, http://www.newn.cam.ac.uk, or from the Principal's Secretary, Newnham College, Cambridge CB3 9DF, and applications should be sent to her by 3 January 2003.


ST JOHN'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Benefactors' Scholarships for Research 2003

In May 2003 the college proposes to elect a number of graduate students to Benefactors' Scholarships tenable from October 2003. These scholarships are open to candidates in any discipline, but successful candidates in Law may be awarded J.C. Hall Scholarships, in History Pelling Scholarships, and in Physiological Psychology a Craik Scholarship. Other successful candidates will be awarded unnamed Benefactors' Scholarhips.

Value. The maximum annual value of the named scholarships and up to six further scholarships will consist of: a maintenance grant of at least £8,000 (expected to be reviewed annually) and the following additional payments:
(a) approved university and college fees;
(b) a contribution towards expenses of travel and reasonable removal expenses from the scholar's home;
(c) an annual contribution towards the cost of a return journey home;
(d) an annual scholarship emolument of £150;
(e) an annual book grant of up to £350. Financial assistance may also be given towards the cost of field-work, attendance at conferences, and other essential academic expenses. The annual value of scholarships beyond this number will consist of an emolument of £150 and a book grant of up to £350.

Eligibility. (i) Members of the college engaged in study which will count towards the Ph.D. degree; (ii) applicants to the college
(a) for admission as graduate students intending to register as candidates for the Ph.D. degree;
(b) for admission as graduate students for the M.Phil. degree;
(c) for admission to read for the Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics (Part III of the Mathematical Tripos) with the intention of registering thereafter as candidates for the Ph.D. degree.

Tenure. For the normal minimum duration of the course subject to satisfactory academic progress. In the case of awards under (ii)
(c) the scholarship is renewable for three years subject to satisfactory academic progress if a distinction is obtained in the Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics.

For students outside Cambridge there is no separate application form for these scholarships. All eligible applicants who by 1 May 2003 have been made a conditional offer by St John's will be considered. In view of the sometimes lengthy selection processes in departments and the resultant delays that may occur between the submission of applications and their receipt by the college, applicants are advised to apply to the Board of Graduate Studies by 31 December. The closing date for receipt of forms by the college is 1 May 2003. Suitably qualified members of other Cambridge colleges are required to fill in a separate application form. These can be obtained from the Tutor for Graduate Affairs, St John's College, who should be contacted before the end of the Lent Term 2003.

Applicants will be required also to apply for all other research awards for which they are eligible. In particular, overseas applicants are directed to apply for Overseas Research Student Awards. The value of any Scholarship awarded will be reduced appropriately to take account of payments from other sources. Election will be conditional upon admission by the Board of Graduate Studies.

Enquiries and requests for further information should be addressed to the Tutor for Graduate Affairs, St John's College, Cambridge CB2 1TP.

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 November

DR W. MOBERLY: `How might you recognise a true prophet? The story of Micaiah ben Imlah' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: `Who speaks for God? The Bible, discernment, and contested truth'), Schools, 11 a.m.

PROFESSOR V. SHUE: `Chinese state/Chinese religion: collaboration/competition' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The nation-state and religious identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Teaching and the Web' (working lunch), OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Coins: cross-cultural influences', 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.)

A. CROZIER: `Sensationalising Africa: some British medical impressions of sub-Saharan Africa, 1890–1939' (seminar series: `Metropolis, periphery, and nation: medicine and colonialism'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. COLE: `Cross-cultural and historical perspectives on the consequences of education' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `The future of education'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Experimental Psychology Building, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR PETER HENNESSY: `What are Prime Ministers for?' (Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

ROGER ALTON: `Is there a future for print journalism?' (Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

M. SADLER: `Translating oneself' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR W. CORNISH: `Inventing' (Clarendon Law Lectures: `Intellectual property: omnipotent, distracting, or irrelevant?'), St Cross Building, 5.30 p.m. (open to the public).


Saturday 2 November

CLAIRE BOOTH (soprano) and RYAN WIGGLESWORTH (piano) perform songs by Debussy and Berg, University Church, 12.30 p.m. (tickets £5/£2 at the door).

MAGDALEN COLLEGE chapel: Mozart, Requiem (Solemn Requiem for All Souls), 6 p.m.


Sunday 3 November

THE REVD DR ALAN MCCORMACK preaches, Jesus College, 10 a.m.


Monday 4 November

R. PRINCE: `Birth in marginal places: conflicts over power and knowledge in western Kenya' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Childbirth practices'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Word 2000: tables, tabs, and indents', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Assertiveness' (day 1), 2 p.m. (see information above).

M. HARRISON: `Quarantine, yellow fever, and anti-slavery: the Eclair and Boa Vista scandals of 1845–6' (seminar series: `Metropolis, periphery, and nation: medicine and colonialism'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

DR ANTHONY POWERS leads a Composers' Workshop, Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 2.30 p.m. (Dr Powers will lecture in the series `The Composer Speaks', with Ensemble Isis, at 6 p.m. in the Denis Arnold Hall.)

LORD GILMOUR OF CRAIGMILLAR: `A Conservative view of constitutional reform' (seminar series: `Labour constitutional changes reconsidered'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.


Tuesday 5 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Dealing with harassment' (day 2), 10 a.m., and `Writing at work' (week 4), 3.30 p.m. (see information above).

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Office without Microsoft', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

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

DR NIKE WAGNER (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor in European Comparative Literature): `Artist and countess—the "ideal" couple' (lecture series: `Love and death: Vienna, Wagner, and fin de siècle culture'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR B. WORDEN: `Theatre and politics: the Globe, Shakespeare, and the Earl of Essex's Rising of 1601' (Emden Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. DOUGLAS: `Microcosm as theological thinking' (Seminars in the study of religions), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR D.M. ANDERSON: `Struggles in the city: Mau Mau in Nairobi, 1952–6' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: `Histories of the hanged: testimony from the Mau Mau Rebellion, 1952–60'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

C. ROBERTS and DR A. WARMAN: `Adoption and "looked after" children—lessons from abroad' (Department of Social Policy and Social Work seminars: `Relationships and child wellbeing'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.


Wednesday 6 November

MAISON FRANÇAISE exhibition opens: paintings and bookd by Bertrand Bracaval: `Between words and lights' (open Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5.15 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–1 p.m.).

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `The history of the University' (for non-academic staff), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR W. MOBERLY: `How might you recognise a true apostle? The testimony of Paul' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: `Who speaks for God? The Bible, discernment, and contested truth'), Schools, 11 a.m.

PROFESSOR W. DUTTON: `Realising the Oxford Internet Institute's vision' (seminar series: `Digital projects in Oxford'), OUCS, 12.30 p.m.

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `Rome', 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.)

A. GUELKE: `The politics of imitation in deeply divided societies: the Irish, Middle East, and South African peace processes' (Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

DR D.M. ANDERSON: `General China's war: freedom fighters in the forest' (Evans- Pritchard Lectures: `Histories of the hanged: testimony from the Mau Mau Rebellion, 1952–60'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR GERALD O'COLLINS, SJ: `Does the empty tomb matter?' (D'Arcy Memorial Lectures: `The Resurrection of Jesus'), Schools, 5 p.m.

UNIVERSITY CHURCH: Choral Evensong with the resident choir (short service and music by Tye and Byrd), 6.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. GAL: `World regional Zionism: geocultural dimensions' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.


Thursday 7 November

DR W. MOBERLY: `How does religious dogma open eyes, and how does it shut them?' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: `Who speaks for God? The Bible, discernment, and contested truth'), Schools, 11 a.m.

DR S. TRUDGHILL: `A rational case for the emotions in a conservation ethic' (seminar series: `What is the future of science-based conservation?'), School of Geography and the Environment, 1 p.m.

M. OUATTARA: `Early, forced marriage and the human rights of the girl child in Burkina Faso' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `The girl child living in difficult circumstances: a cross-cultural perspective'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY guided tour: `Literary themes', 2.15 p.m. (booking not required).

M. PRICE, C. RUST, and B. O'DONOVAN: `Enhancing student understanding of assessment standards and criteria: results of a three-year study' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning: research seminars), Rookery Room, Pembroke College, 4 p.m.

DR TAJUDEEN ABD AL RAHEEM: `The African Union and human rights challenges' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies: International Human Rights Seminars), Old Library, University Church, 5 p.m. (entrance via Radcliffe Square).

M. CARTER: `The many lives of Anthony Blunt' (DNB Seminars on Biography'), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

HUGH BRODY, The Washing of Tears (film on former whale hunters of the west coast of British Columbia, Canada), screening and discussion led by the film- maker, the Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR W. CORNISH: `Creating' (Clarendon Law Lectures: `Intellectual property: omnipotent, distracting, or irrelevant?'), St Cross Building, 5.30 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR E. GRUEN: `Tacitus and the Jews' (Ronald Syme Lecture), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m.


Friday 8 November

DAVID BRIGGS (Organist Emeritus, Gloucester Cathedral): masterclass, the chapel, Pembroke, 10 a.m.–12 noon and 2–4 p.m. (free of charge and open to the public).

DR W. MOBERLY: `Living dangerously: the demands of discernment' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: `Who speaks for God? The Bible, discernment, and contested truth'), Schools, 11 a.m.

DR P. CAREY: `The religious dimension in nationalism in Indonesia and East Timor' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The nation-state and religious identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

CONGREGATION meeting, 11.15 a.m. (conferment of honorary degrees).

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Putting materials online' (working lunch), OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Wintry weather', 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.)

MAISON FRANÇAISE colloquium: `Transmission and understanding of the sciences in the early modern period', 3.30–6.45 p.m. (continues tomorrow).

PROFESSOR I. CHRISTIE: `Patriotism and business: the issue of a national cinema in Britain, 1915–25' (James Ford Special Lecture in British History), Schools, 5 p.m. (preceded by a showing of the 1918 film The life story of David Lloyd George at 2 p.m.).

PROFESSOR C. HOYLES: `Cognitive and epistemological research aspects of mathematical learning' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `The future of education'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Experimental Psychology Building, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR W. CORNISH: `Branding' (Clarendon Law Lectures: `Intellectual property: omnipotent, distracting, or irrelevant?'), St Cross Building, 5.30 p.m. (open to the public).


Saturday 9 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The early Stuart period', 12 noon (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

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