Oxford University Gazette: 4 December 2003

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 134, No. 4679: 4 December 2003

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

Gazette publication arrangements

The remaining Gazettes of this term will be published on 11 and 18 December. Publication for Hilary Term will begin on 15 January. The usual deadlines will apply: 12 noon on Wednesday of the week prior to publication for classified advertisements; 12 noon on Thursday of the week prior to publication for all official notices.

University Acts

GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Changes in Regulations

The General Purposes Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 19 December 2003.

(a) Establishment of an Information Technology Research Committee

In Council Regulations 15 of 2002 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4634, 16 October 2002, Vol. 133, p. 235), as renumbered by the changes published on 31 October 2002, and 13 March 2003, Gazette, Vol. 133, pp. 352, 948), insert new regulations 3.49--3.54 as follows and renumber existing regulations 3.49--3.102 as regulations 3.55--3.108:

Information Technology Research Committee

3.49 The Information Technology Research (ITR) Committee shall consist of:

(1) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Planning and Resource Allocation);

(2) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University Collections);

(3) a Head of Division appointed by the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee (PRAC);

(4) the Director of the Oxford e-Science Centre;

(5) an Associate Director of the e-Science Centre, normally a Principal Investigator of one of the leading e-Science projects;

(6) the Director of the Oxford Supercomputing Centre;

(7) the Vice-Chairman of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Committee. 3.50 The Committee shall have the power to co-opt up to two additional members for such periods as it thinks fit. 3.51 The Director of the Oxford e-Science Centre shall be the technical secretary to the Committee. 3.52. The Committee shall be responsible to PRAC for the following:

(1) co-ordinating and advising PRAC and Council on the strategic development of research involving the large-scale or novel application of information technology in conjunction with the academic divisions and the services;

(2) in the context of applications in response to external funding opportunities for research involving the large-scale or novel application of information technology, advising PRAC and Council where necessary on

(a) priorities, and

(b) strategic implications;

(3) overseeing all aspects of the operation and development of the Oxford e-Science Centre and the Oxford Supercomputing Centre;

(4) reporting regularly to PRAC on 4 (1)--(3). 3.53 The Committee shall advise the ICT Committee on how any proposed research involving the large-scale or novel application of information technology, such as (but not limited to) the University's ICT strategy, and the ICT infrastructure and its support, might affect matters for which the ICT Committee is responsible. 3.54 The Committee shall have authority to make such other arrangements by standing order as are necessary to fulfil its responsibilities. [This change, made on the recommendation of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee (PRAC), establishes an Information Technology Research Committee responsible to PRAC for coordinating and developing strategy on research involving the large-scale or novel application of information technology, and overseeing the operation of the University's two facilities for this, namely the Oxford e-Science Centre and the Oxford Supercomputing Centre.]

(b) Khalili Research Fund

In Part 2 of Council regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 579, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by Decree (1) of 7 December 2000 and the changes published on 14 November 2002, Gazette, Vol. 131, p. 402; Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 133, p. 404), insert new § 191 as follows, and renumber existing §§ 191--6 (pp. 665--8) as §§ 192--9:

`§ 191. Khalili Research Fund

1. The benefaction of £1,581,600 from the Khalili Family Foundation (`The Trust'), together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the Khalili Research Fund (`the Fund').

2. The benefaction shall be recognised in the title of a new Centre, The Khalili Research Centre for the Art and Material Culture of the Middle East (`the Centre').

3. Of the initial benefaction of £1,581,600, the sum of £155,600 shall be spent on the salary and support costs of a computer technician in the Centre over a period after an appointment is first made to that post (which period is anticipated to be in the region of five years).

4. The University shall retain the balance of the Fund as permanent endowment; and shall apply the net income towards the provision of suitable accommodation for, and the support of, teaching and research in Islamic art and archaeology in the University.

5. The Centre shall be run as part of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, by a Director and a Management Committee appointed by and answerable to the Board of the Faculty (`the Board').

6. The Management Committee shall comprise the following:

(1) the Director appointed under Regulation 5 above (`the Director');

(2) the Keeper of Eastern Art in the Ashmolean Museum or that Keeper's nominee;

(3), (4) two members of the Board, appointed by the Board;

(5) a person appointed by the Sub-faculty of Archaeology;

(6) a person appointed by the Modern History Board;

(7), (8) two members of the Sub-faculty of Near and Middle Eastern Studies, appointed by the Sub-faculty;

(9) a student member reading for a graduate degree related to Islamic art and archaeology, appointed by the Board; and

(10), (11) two representatives of the Trust.

7. The Board shall consult with the Trust before the appointment of each new Director, request the views of the Trust in writing, and give due consideration to any views received within a period of twenty-eight days after the making of the request.

8. In consulting with the Trust over the appointment of any candidate as Director and prior to making such an appointment, the Board shall take into account the suitability of that candidate in relation to the aims and purposes of the Centre.

9. These Regulations may be amended by Council, subject on each occasion to the written agreement of the Trust. [These changes follow the munificent benefaction of the Khalili Family Trust for the creation of the Khalili Research Centre for the Art and Material Culture of the Middle East, and for the support of teaching and research in Islamic art and archaeology in the University. They make practical arrangements for the establishment and running of the Centre.]


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 19 December 2003.

Establishment of four Professorships of Economics

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 2002, Gazette, Vol. 131, p. 717, and subsequently redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), delete `Professor of Economics' and substitute: `Professors (five) of Economics'.

2 Ibid., Sect. II (p. 413, as amended by Decree (3) of 8 March 2001, Decree (1) of 26 April 2001, Decree (1) of 7 June 2001, Decree (4) of 13 December 2001, Gazette, Vol. 131, pp. 717, 888, 1112; Vol. 132, p. 564), delete existing § 65 and substitute:

`§ 65 Professors (five) of Economics

1. There shall be five Professors of Economics who shall engage in advanced study and research and shall lecture and give instruction in Economics.

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

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in (2) of this clause 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 decree 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 (2) of this clause;

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

(6) a person appointed by the Social Sciences Board;

(7)--(9) three persons appointed by the General Purposes Committee of the Department of Economics.

3. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the decree concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same decree which are applicable to these chairs. [These changes made by the Social Sciences Board on the recommendation of the Department of Economics, establish a further four Professorships of Economics. The opportunity is taken to amend the composition of the electoral board for the existing professorship to reflect the new governance arrangements.]


EDUCATIONAL POLICY AND STANDARDS COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Resolution

Under Sect. 18 (2) of Statute VI the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, exercising authority delegated to it by Council, has approved the following resolution. Notwithstanding the special regulations governing the award of the degrees of BCL/M.Juris in European and Comparative Law, Aimee-Shirin Daruwala, Worcester College, should be deemed to have been awarded the degree of BCL without the designation `in European and Comparative Law; and Maik Martin and Stephan Festner, Lincoln College should be deemed to have been awarded the degree of M.Juris. with the designation `in European and Comparative Law'. This resolution rectifies anomalies caused by inconsistencies in course information. It is published with the names of the candidates concerned with the agreement of the candidates.


COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

Bogg, A.L., Hertford

Bushell, A.R., D.Phil., Wolfson

Kurinczuk, J.J., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Meager, R.E., BCL, New College

Moore, S.J., MA, M.Sc., Keble

Nicholls, J.S.D., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Scott, R.H., Faculty of Physical Sciences

Slater, A., St Edmund Hall

Toews, D., St Hilda's

Westerhoff, J.C., Faculty of Philosophy

University Agenda
Notices

GENERAL NOTICES

ACADEMIC COMPUTING DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Call for proposals, winter 2003

The Academic Computing Development Team invites proposals from Oxford University staff for the development of IT-based teaching or research projects. The ACDT is part of the OUCS Learning Technologies Group, and has been developing projects for five years. The Development Team has a multidisciplinary remit, and proposals are invited from staff members within any division for projects to be developed during the year 2004--5. The ACDT encourages applicants who wish to begin projects with a start date of April 2004 or November 2004. Projects may be based in any subject area and can have either a teaching or research focus. Examples of the types of projects which might be considered appropriate are: Web-based teaching and learning materials; dissemination of rare or difficult to access materials; innovative methods of using IT to support traditional teaching; and the design and development of software. Projects may range in size from provision of advice on planning an IT project to the design and development of a whole system. They may involve more than one partner including academic, library, museum, and support staff. The ACDT has already developed a number of successful projects, details of which can be found on the `About our projects' section of the Web site. Further details, guidance on how to propose a project, and an application forms may be obtained from http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/acdt/. Questions should be directed to Sophie Clarke, ACDT Project Manager, OUCS, 13 Banbury Road (telephone: Oxford (2)83428, e-mail: acdt@oucs.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for proposals is Friday, 19 December.

Note: if the project will involve the use of substantial amounts of material held in Oxford libraries, the organisers are strongly encouraged to contact the Oxford Digital Library Development Fund (telephone: Oxford (2)80045, e-mail: odl-enquiries@ouls.ox.ac.uk). The ACDT will be working collaboratively with ODL but chiefly on the development of interfaces and learning environments that utilise ODL materials.


LANGUAGE CENTRE

French, Italian, and Spanish: Catch-Up—Brush Up Courses in Week 9 (8–12 December)

The Language Centre is offering a series of sixteen-hour intensive courses in French, Italian, and Spanish in week 9 for those still on waiting lists and for those who wish to refresh their language skills. Details of times and levels, and of how to apply, may be found on the the Language Centre Web site, www.lang.ox.ac.uk, or obtained from the Information Officer. The classes are filling up quickly but there are still places at the lower intermediate levels, which take place in the afternoon, and through cancellations. Further details of all courses, including the English for Academic Studies programme in week 9, and other Language Centre activities, may be obtained from Angela Pinkney, Information Officer, Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT (telephone: (2)83360, e-mail: admin@lang.ox.ac.uk, Web pages http://www.lang.ox.ac.uk).


APPOINTMENTS

NUFFIELD PROFESSORSHIP OF CLINICAL MEDICINE

PETER JOHN RATCLIFFE, FRS, MA status (BA, MB, CH.B., MD Cambridge), Senior Research Fellow, Jesus College, Professor of Medicine and Academic Director of Renal Medicine, and Honorary Consultant Physician, Oxford Radcliffe Trust, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 January 2004. Professor Ratcliffe will be a fellow of Magdalen College.


CONFERMENTS OF THE TITLE OF VISITING PROFESSOR

The Humanities Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Modern History on A.B. WORDEN, MA, D.PHIL. (MA, PH.D. Cambridge), recently retired from the Professorship of Early Modern History, University of Sussex, for a period of three years from 1 December 2003. The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Physics upon DR M.H.R. HUTCHINSON, Head of the Central Laser Facility of CLRC, for a period of three years from 1 December 2003.

Lectures

MEDICAL SCIENCES

Nuffield Department of Surgery: clinical seminars

FENG XIA, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China, will lecture from 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 December, in the NDS Seminar Room, Level 6, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Subjects:
(i) `Right thoracoabdominal approach for right hepatic resection of hepatocellular carcinoma: is it justified?'
(ii) `The effect of comorbid condition on mortality outcomes in hepatectomy for liver tumour.'


ORIENTAL STUDIES

Oriental Studies

PROFESSOR MILAN HEJTMANEK, Pennsylvania, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 5 December, in Lecture Room 2, the Oriental Institute.

Convener: Dr J.B. Lewis.

Subject: `The talented, the crafty, and the well-bred: new research on Korean state examination passers in the Choson period.'


ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

New Year Lecture

PROFESSOR JAMES ALLAN, Keeper of Eastern Art, will deliver the New Year Lecture at 11 a.m. on Thursday, 8 January, in the Lecture Theatre, the Taylor Institution. Admission is free and booking is not required.

Subject: `Sprouting stags and growling griffins: wonders of Islamic Spain.'


DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

Enabling difference

A conference on this subject will be held on Saturday, 6 December, 9.30 a.m.–4 p.m., in Rewley House. The conference has been arranged by the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA). Admission for UPCA members costs £50, and for non-members £80. Students are admitted at half price. Further information may be obtained from the UPCA Administrator, PO Box 84, Louth, Lincs. LN11 9ND (telephone and fax: 01507 610746, e- mail: admin@upca.co.uk). CHRIS OAKLEY: `The difference one makes.' TESSA ADAMS: `Image, imagination—constructing gender through visual representation in search for the ideal.' ERICA BURMAN: `From difference to intersectionality: challenges and resources.'


OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Islamic political thought

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. PROFESSOR M. LAST, University College, London
21 Jan.: `Resolving the scholar's dilemma over piety or power: the Sokoto Caliphate 1804–1903.' DR B. MILTON-EDWARDS, Queen's University, Belfast
28 Jan.: `The concept of Hudna (ceasefires) in Islamic political thought.' DR Y. CHOUERI, University of Exeter
4 Feb.: `The impact of Mawdudi and Qutb on modern Islamic thought.' DR G. JOFFÉ, Cambridge
11 Feb.: `The ideology of the Algerian crises.' DR J. SIDEL, SOAS, London
18 Feb.: `Da'wah, Hijra, Jihad: the Jamaat Islamiyya in Indonesia.' DR F. BURGAT, Institut de Recherches sur le Monde Arabe et Musulman, Aix-en-Provence
25 Feb.: `Divergent agendas in United Yemen: the politics of Islah and Da'wah Salafiyya.' DR A. EHTESHAMI, Durham
3 Mar.: `Islamic political movements in the age of globalisation.' DR G. KRAMER, Free University, Berlin
10 Mar.: `Justice and equality in contemporary Islamic discourse.'


BEGBROKE SCIENCE PARK

Formula 1 Motorsport Evenings

The following talks will be given on Mondays in the Begbroke Science Park, Sandy Lane, Yarnton. Admission is free, but those wishing to attend are asked to e-mail to reserve a place (e-mail: elen.wade-martins@begbroke.ox.ac.uk, elen.humphreys@begbroke.ox.ac.uk, or rebecca.lingwood@begbroke.ox.ac.uk). PAT SYMONDS, Executive Director of Engineering, the Renault F1 Team
26 Jan., 7 p.m.: `Success in competition: the application of science or just sheer luck?' BRIAN O'ROURKE, Chief Composites Engineer, BMW Williams F1 Team
2 Feb., 6 p.m.: `Composite materials and safety structures in F1 racing cars.'


CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Public Interest Law Programme

GEOFFREY BINDMAN, human rights lawyer, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 11 December, in the Senior Common Room, Law Faculty, the St Cross Building. Enquiries should be directed to the Centre (telephone: Oxford (2)84220, e-mail: admin@csls.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `The International Criminal Court: the evolving story.'


GREEN COLLEGE

McGovern Lecture in the History of Medicine

PROFESSOR M. BLISS will deliver the McGovern Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 11 December, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: `The American Horsley? Harvey Cushing and the birth of neurosurgery.'


UNIVERSITY COLLEGE AND THE CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Making globalisation work for developing countries

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Fridays in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College.

Convener: Dr Ngaire Woods. DR D. STASAVAGE, LSE
23 Jan.: `Globalisation and transparency in economic policy- making.' DR V. JOSHI
30 Jan.: `Globalisation and exchange rate regimes.' DR E.H. BURTON
6 Feb.: `Does open trade promote human rights in the developing world?' DR V. FITZGERALD
13 Feb.: `Controlling the global funding of terrorists.' PROFESSOR R. WADE, LSE
27 Feb.: `The World Bank and its critics.' PROFESSOR E. KAPSTEIN, INSEAD
5 Mar.: `Fairness in international politics.' DR W. MATTLI
12 Mar.: `The role international standards can play in regulating global corporate behvaiour.'


SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE

REX WINSBURY will lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 13 December, in the Museum of the History of Science. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Chariots and technology: equipment, techniques, and manoeuvres of the Byzantine hippodrome.'

Prizes, Grants and Funding

PHILIP GEDDES MEMORIAL PRIZES 2004

The Philip Geddes and Clive Taylor prizes are awarded each year for outstanding work in student journalism. The maximum value of both prizes is £1,000. The Clive Taylor prize is awarded for sports journalism. There is also a St Edmund Hall Prize for which the maximum value is £500.

Entries for the Geddes and Taylor prizes are invited from members of the University who will, at the end of Trinity Term 2004, have completed their second year, and who have involved themselves in journalism, including radio, television, or photography, in the University and elsewhere. Any student of St Edmund Hall who has fulfilled the same conditions is free to apply for the Geddes or Taylor prize and the St Edmund Hall prize. Candidates are asked to submit four copies of the following: (a) examples of a minimum of three and a maximum of six pieces of journalistic work completed during their period at the University, and (b) an outline of a specific journalistic project upon which the candidate proposes to spend the award. The Prize will be judged by two practising journalists, one fellow of St Edmund Hall and one other senior member of the University. Candidates should ask their tutor to write separately to Professor Richard Crampton at St Edmund Hall, certifying that the candidate's journalism has not interfered with his or her academic work.

The Geddes awards are made on the condition that successful candidates later submit a report or project which demonstrates the use to which the prize-money was put. This report or project may then be added to the candidate's portfolio when applying for jobs in the media. Entries should reach Professor Richard Crampton at St Edmund Hall by midday on Wednesday, 11 February. It is hoped that interviews will take place on the morning of Wednesday, 18 February. Candidates should therefore keep that time free; as some interviews have to come from outside Oxford alternative times cannot be arranged. Envelopes should be clearly marked `The Philip Geddes Awards'. Sports entries should also include the word `Sport'.

Examinations and Boards

FACULTY BOARD BY-ELECTION 20 November 2003

English Language and Literature

(Official member) Resigning member: Professor P.H. Strohm Term of office: Michaelmas Term 2003 for one year There having been no other nominations, the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors have nominated the following member, to serve from 1 January 2004: D.J. CAMERON, M.LITT., Fellow-elect of Worcester College


M.SC. IN NEUROSCIENCE

Approval deadlines

Essay topics must be approved by the appropriate module organiser before the deadlines given below: Module B1, Motor Systems: Friday, 27 February Module B2, Computational Neuroscience: Monday, 1 March Module C1, CNS Development, plasticity, and repair: Friday, 5 March Module A1, Strategies for the analysis of synapses, neurons, and networks: Wednesday, 10 March Module A2, Cognitive neuroscience: Wednesday, 17 March

Submission deadlines

Essays must be submitted to the Examination Schools by noon on the deadlines given below: Module B1, Motor Systems : Friday, 12 March Module B2, Computational Neuroscience : Monday, 15 March Module C1, CNS Development, plasticity, and repair : Monday, 22nd March Module A1, Strategies for the analysis of synapses, neurons, and networks: Friday, 26 March Module A2, Cognitive neuroscience: Monday, 29 March

Colleges, Halls, and Societies

OBITUARIES

Corpus Christi College

JOHN BOWEN, 18 October 2003; commoner 1921–5. Aged 100.


Merton College

DR JOHN BALLARD, 9 September 2003; commoner 1971–9. Aged 50. ALBERT ERNEST BROWN, 9 August 2003; commoner 1934–40. Aged 88. JOHN ORMISTON BURTT, July 2003; commoner 1930–5. TIMOTHY WILLIAM GODDEN, July 2003; commoner 1962–5. FREDERICK PAUL HUSSEY, 9 September 2003; commoner 1931–4. Aged 90. GEORGE HENRY MATTHEWSON, 26 October 2003; commoner 1941–2 and 1947–8. Aged 79. ALAN LEONARD RUNECKLES, 10 May 2003; commoner 1949–51. Aged 74. ANTHONY HUGH STEARNS, 12 October 2003; commoner 1954–7. Aged 69.


St Antony's College and Somerville College

HELEN LUND CALLAWAY, 29 October 2003; student 1971--2 and 1978, Somerville College; student 1981 and Member of Senior Common Room, St Antony's College; formerly Director of the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women, Queen Elizabeth House. Aged 76.


MEMORIAL LECTURE

St Antony's College and Somerville College

A Memorial Lecture for HELEN LUND CALLAWAY, entitled `Travels with Helen', will be given at 5 p.m. on 20 February in Queen Elizabeth House.

Advertisements

SS Philip and James' Primary School

This Christmas Phil & Jim will be leaving its historic Leckford Road site, after 133 years. Former pupils and anyone else with a connection with the school are invited to attend a farewell celebration at Leckford Road on Fri., 5 Dec., from 1.30 to 7 p.m. Attractions will include: Dance through the Decades with the Children of Phil & Jim, 2–3 p.m.; The Jez Cook Trio, 5–7 p.m. All welcome!


Camp Energy

Christmas Holiday Activities with Camp Energy, 15 Dec. to 19 Dec. A fun based activity and sports course for children aged 5 to 12. Drop off between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., pick up between 4.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. All Oxford University Staff are entitled to a 10 per cent discount. Limited places are available for weekly, daily and half daily sessions at our fantastic holiday camp, including excursions to Sulgrave Manor and the Jordan Grand Prix Factory. Call 01865 292072 or visit www.campenergy.com for more information.


Grand Viennese New Year's Ball

Saturday, 3 Jan., Oxford Town Hall: Strauss Family, waltzes, polkas, marches, Quadrille. The Oxford Philomusica Orchestra. John Georgiadis, conductor/violin. Tickets for diners and dancers (6.45 p.m. start), £65. Tickets for concerts only (7.30 p.m. start), £20, £15, £10. Book online at www.oxfordphil.com. Box Office: 01865 305305.


Concerts

Oxford Chamber Music Society concert in Holywell, Sun. 7 Dec., 2.45 p.m. Bobby Chen, prize winning pianist, will play Ravel's Jeux d'eau; Mozart's Sonata K333/315c; Debussy's EtudesBook 2; Brahms' Intermezzi op 117, and Prokofiev's Sonata no. 4. Tickets from the Playhouse, 01865 305305; www.ticketsoxford.com. Some free to 8–22 year olds.

Friday, 12 Dec., 8 p.m., Sheldonian Theatre: Christmas Special with John Rutter; J.S. Bach, Christmas Oratorio(excerpts); Tavener, A Christmas Proclamation; V.Williams, Fantasia on Christmas Carols; Howells, A Spotless Rose, Cornelius, The Three Kings. Roderick Williams, baritone; John Rutter, conductor; The Oxford Philomusica Orchestra and Chorus. Tickets: £30, £24, £17, £10. Book online at www.oxfordphil.com; Box Office, 01865 305305.


Emmaus Oxford

Helping the homeless to help themselves: second user home and office furniture at very reasonable prices. Free delivery. Tel.: 01865 402073. E-mail: emmausoxon@netscape.net. Registered charity no: 1066618.


Summer Fields School

The Maclaren Trust Scholarship: a scholarship, up to full fees, is awarded to a boy of outstanding ability between the ages of 8 and 11 who, without this financial support, would not be able to come to Summer Fields. For an application form please write to or telephone: The Headmaster, Summer Fields, Oxford OX2 7EN. Tel.: 01865 454433. E-mail: hmsec@summerfields.org.uk


Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club welcomes the wives, husbands, and partners of visiting scholars, graduates and members of the University who are new to Oxford. It aims to offer help, advice and information, and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held at 13 Norham Gardens every Wed. 10.30 a.m. to 12 midday, except for 2 weeks at Christmas and Easter. Newcomers with children (0-4 years) meet every Friday in term from 10.15 a.m. to 12 midday. Other term-time activities include a Book Group, informal Conversation Group, and tours to colleges, museums, and other places of interest, as well as country walks and garden trips. Second-hand items can be bought on Wed. mornings 10.30 a.m. to 12 midday from the equipment room. Visit our Web site: www.ox.ac.uk/staff.


Handmade Vietnamese products for sale

Handmade in Vietnam: reasonably priced, high-quality, handmade Vietnamese products, carefully chosen for their unique beauty and style by Vietnamese owner Hoang and his wife Charlotte (Administrator at Maths). Products include traditionally crafted lacquerware and pressed bamboo (plates, boxes, vases, coasters, trays, photo albums), hand embroidered bedding, silk cushions and silk lamps and lanterns. University card holders are offered 10 per cent discount. 10 Oxford Street, Woodstock.


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.


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.


Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

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


Cafe Zouk

Mughal Indian cuisine. 1st floor, 135 High Street, Oxford. Food individually blended, with a distinctive range of unique dishes. No artificial ingredients in the food. Restful backdrop to high-quality food and service. Tel.: 01865 251600. Open: daily 12 p.m.–2.30 p.m, and 6 p.m.–11.30 p.m. Website: http://www.cafezouk.co.uk.


Services Offered

Luker Bros (Removals and Storage) Ltd. Storage of personal effects for as little as £4 + VAT per week. Weekly deliveries to mainland Europe. Shipping services to all worldwide destinations. Contact Matthew Elbro on 01865 740709 or e-mail: melbro@lukerbros.com.

Sugarpepper Cooks are available to prepare creative food in your home or chosen venue, leaving your free to truly enjoy the day. From canape receptions to Christmas and New Year celebrations. For sample menus call 01865 791136 or visit : www.sugarpeppercooks.co.uk.

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

Home help required for 2 hours a week in Old Marston. Light domestic duties incl. cleaning, ironing etc. For further information please tel. 07815 898978.

Au pair 20+. De luxe accommodation with lively academic family, French Switzerland. Own apartment in ground-floor of village farmhouse. Three-generation family. Babymind 2-year-old and light housework. Tel.: 01993 898536 or 004121 869 9010.

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.


Egg Donation Line

We are a caring and loving couple who long to have a baby. Due to fertility problems we have been told that our only chance is to find a kind woman willing to donate some of her eggs anonymously. Could you help us? To receive such a gift would mean more than words can say. Do you need IVF? If you need IVF treatment you could also help us. By sharing some of your eggs you could receive standard IVF treatment at a significantly reduced cost at a top private London hospital. If you are aged 21--35 and would like further information, contact the Egg Donation Line, quoting ref. X0740321. Tel.: 0800 8497036, or e-mail: donorrecruitment@dial.pipex.com.


Situations Vacant

Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford OX2 6UD: Lodge Receptionist/Porter. We are looking for a well-organised person with good interspersonal skills to work day and evening shifts, including alternate Saturday and sunday mornings, in this busy College Lodge. Approx. 30 hours per week (plus extra hours for holiday/sickness cover). £5.90 per hour. Pension scheme; 30 days annual holiday; subsidised meals; parking. Please apply to the College Secretary, tel. 01865 274103 for a job description and application form, or e-mail: college.sec@wolfson.ox.ac.uk. Closing date 15 Dec.

Tuition needed for 3rd year Mathematics undergraduate. Subjects: Complex Analysis; Modern Analysis; Fluid Dynamics; Differential Equations; Abstract Algebra; Optimisation; Analytical Mechanics. Rate negotiable. contact: gt2@emirates.net.ae.

Oxford Institute for Energy Studies: Gas Research Programme: The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies is seeking research staff at junior and senior levels to work in its newly created Natural Gas Research Programmes, which will focus on issues of: pipeline and liquefied natural gas markets and economics, liberalisation, competition and regulation, investment issues, security of supply, and producer/consumer dialogue. Enthusiasm for the subject and ability to write well and clearly in English are essential. Priority will be given to those with research experience and some knowledge of the subject (and of the energy industries in general), and those with relevant language capabilities. This is not a position for those whose main research interest is environment and climate change. The closing date for applications is 9 Jan. Please apply in the first instance to Lavinia Brandon by e-mail: lavinia.brandon@oxfordenergy.org or by post to Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, 57 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6FA.

Researchers wanted: D.Phil level only. Areas: Migration and mobility; Legal analyst; EU Asylum and immigration laws. Exciting short-term work. Excellent remuneration. Phone: Dr Daniell on 01865 747793 and 292009.

Mother's Help wanted for 25/30 hours per week (mostly afternoons) to look after 2 delightful children–boy (3) and girl (9), from Jan. Live in or out (own room and bathroom), in central North Oxford, close to the parks. Must love children. Salary dependent on experience. Please call 01865 421852.


Houses to Let

Central Headington: compact 2-bedroom modern house; open-plan sitting/dining room; good kitchen; no garden. Parking space. Secure setting. Rent £850 p.c.m. Apply: Tuely 01993 812462.

Marriott Close, North Oxford: un/part-furnished, 2-bedroom modern house in quiet location. Garden, garage, off-street parking. Updated kitchen and bathroom. Five minutes' walk from bus route directly to city centre. No smokers or pets. Available Dec. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 559518, e-mail: peterjonathanclarke@hotmail.com.

 

Oxford, Iffley Fields: sweet and sunny Victorian terrace cottage, 10 minutes' walk Magdalen Bridge, frequent city buses, suit academic/professional couple. Sitting room, dining room/study, modern kitchen, bathroom, second WC, large double bedroom, study/spare bedroom (sofa bed), utilities cellar, stripped pine stair, sanded floors, period fireplaces, antiques, attractive garden (care by arrangement). Available from January for 6–8 months (or less, all dates negotiable). £850 p.m. E-mail: ayers@wadh.ox.ac.uk or tel. 01865 798069, or 01873 810982.

House to rent over the New Year: 25 Dec. until 14 Jan. Three- bedroom terrace house in Middle Way (Summertown, North Oxford); 2 minutes' from shops and main buses. £750 for whole period. Tel.: 07796 695036 or e-mail: pgf@astro.ox.ac.uk.

Property to let, near city centre: furnished 3-bedroom house, off Abingdon Road/Weirs Lane. Easy access to city centre and ring road; g.c.h.; garden. Rent £850 p.c.m. Available immediately. Contact Caroline 07946 526018.

Short let, Dec.--Apr.: newly decorated, spacious, comfortable town house (Hilltop Road); large garden onto parkland; very big kitchen/dining/sitting- room, plus second sitting-room; small study, double and single bedroom each with shower/w.c. Close hospitals, Brookes, London and airport buses, golf course, shops, etc. £950 p.c.m. plus own bills. Tel.: Oxford 247150.

 

Two-bedroom modern terrace house with garden: fully furnished and fitted in excellent condition; gas c.h.; washer-drier; ample storage space in attic with ladder access. Situated in quiet cul-de-sac in Rewley Park, next to Saïd Business School and train station. Reserved parking space. Available for 6–12 months from Dec. £900 p.c.m., deposit required. Ian and Josephine Macdonald. Tel.: 01865 421234 or e-mail: macdonaldreynell@ntlworld.com.

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.

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.


Flats to Let

Botley (lower part of Cumnor Hill), 2-bedroom flat (or 3 study bedrooms). All mod.cons, by bus stop, parking for 2 cars. Available late December onwards. Long or short let. £700 p.m. exclusive. Tel.: 01865 862034.

Short stay and serviced apartments—luxury canalside apartments in a secure gated development. These 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites can be taken for a short or extended stay with the option of a regular maid service. High specification interiors and private balconies make the Wharf House a home from home ideal for a short sabbatical or base to relocate from. For further information on availability please contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7BP. Tel.: Oxford 311011, or visit our Web site www.finders.co.uk.

Two-room furnished apartment (with own bathroom and shared kitchen) in quiet country house south of Oxford. Good access to bus routes and Didcot station. Use of garden, swimming pool. Tel.: 01235 848356.

Available by the week for visitors to Oxford: self-contained, fully-furnished studio flats, centrally located in Kingston Road. En suiteshower, toilet and washbasin, and fully-equipped kitchen area. Sleeps 2. From £320 to £350 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.

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


Self-catering Apartments

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


Accommodation Offered

North Oxford : temporary occupancy, suit commuter as well. Single bedroom, all mod cons. £55 p.w. Please call 07939 594379 or 07901 818768.

House share available for staff or mature student–non-smoking–Abingdon, near Radley Station. £350 p.m. inc. bills. Parking and bike store available. Please call Colleen Rothwell on 07776 160240.

College & County have a range of quality properties to let in Oxford. Contact: info@collegeandcounty.biz to see how we can meet your accommodation needs.

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.

Oxford B & B: attractive, quiet and convenient home from home. Per night, single £38, double £50. Weekly rate less 20 per cent. Monthly rates negotiable. 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 sound 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.

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 couple with three-month-old baby, moving from Edinburgh to Oxford Jan./Feb., seek accommodation and childcare for 6 months whilst house-hunting. House-sitting or renting welcomed. Please contact Rachel. E-mail: R.Hinton@ed.ac.uk or Ymalhi@ed.ac.uk; tel.: 07763 113040.

German temporary OU lecturer and Oxford alumnus seeks for himself and female fiancée fully furnished one-bedroom apartment for 10 Jan. to 30 June 2004. E-mail: andreas.umland@stanfordalumni.org.

College & County is seeking to increase their portfolio of high-quality Oxford property suitable for post graduate and academic lets. Ethical letting Works! A high level of personalised service and a less adversarial approach is in the interest of all. Would you like us to let and manage your house for you? Contact: mark@collegeandcounty.biz.

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

Italy: house in Le Marche; 3 bedrooms, large sitting area, nice new kitchen, c.h. Outside terrace with room for table and chairs, and large grassy area. Half of farmhouse with friendly neighbours, 7 minutes' from small town with supermarket, many shops and restaurants; 25 minutes' from Urbino and 45 minutes' from coast. £100 p.w. for all this and a view to die for! Tel. 01865 351754 eves and weekends.

Cottage for Christmas/winter breaks: charming Cotswold cottage in quiet cul-de-sac at Westcott Barton; beams, inglenook fire (plus c.h.), attractively furnished with country antiques, fully equipped, walled garden, garage. Two bedrooms. Sleeps 3--4. Available for holidays or short let till end Feb. E-mail: doreen.mcbarnet@csls.ox.ac.uk.

Christmas in Tuscany. Elegant apartment in Tuscan farmhouse with views to Siena (15 kms). Sleeps six. Open fireplace, central heating, two bathrooms, open plan kitchen/living room. Available 18 December throughout the winter season. For further info and photos, e-mail: carmelina2@libero.it.

Caribbean–Bequia, The Grenadines: 2-bedroom villas on Bequia Island, include unique beach front 'Anthony Eden House'; 4- bedroom villas–`New Eden' set in palm groves on Friendship Beach, `Star Dust' perched on a hill with watchtower and swimming pool. Prices from approx. £200–£700 per person per week. Beaches/activities–Bequia has 7 pristine white sand beaches, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, scuba diving, hobie cats, snorkelling, fishing, shopping, sightseeing. Web site villa and yacht brochures: www.grenadine- escape.com. Please contact Lara Cowan Hadley, The Old Farm House, Weald, Bampton, OX18 2HW. Tel.: 01993 850285. E-mail: lara@grenadine- escape.com.

A Holiday to Remember: Panfili, a beautifully restored farmhouse on the Tuscan/Umbrian border with stunning views, in a truly tranquil setting, offers tailor-made walking and cookery holidays as well as B & B, and house rental. As a base for exploring an area steeped in history and rich in culture, Panfili is quite ideal. For further details please see: www.casapanfili.com or call Betty Stuart at 00390758504244.

Tuscany: Fattoria Corzano e Paterno, family owned and run award winning wine and cheese producing farm, half an hour from Florence, offers faithfully restored houses and apartments for short and longer term rentals. Web site: corzanoepaterno.it. Please contact Sibilla Gelpke (Wadham, 2000), e-mail: corzpaterno@libero.it.

Experience the Greek islands of Sporades with Thalpos Holidays. Local villa specialist offers lovely houses and villas in the beautiful islands of Skopelos and Alonissos in the Aegean Sea. Whether you are 2 or 20 persons in the party , and whether you wish to stay in the picturesque town, by the clear blue sea or in the breathtaking countryside, we have just what you are looking for. With more than 10 years of experience we are proud to offer high-quality holidays and the very best service. See our programme for 2004 on: www.holidayislands.com, or contact us on e-mail: thalpos@otenet.gr. Tel.: 0030 24240 29036. Fax: 0030 24240 23057.

Southern France: 27 miles from Perpignon Airport. Tastefully restored traditional village house with character in the heart of 'Cathar Country'; 5 double bedrooms (3 en suite) plus family bathroom; 2 living rooms; large fully equipped kitchen. Large roof terrace. Other airports: Carcassone, Montpelier, Barcelona. Local swimming, rivers and lakes, beaches within 30 miles, and hiking. Available from 4 Nov., onwards. Call Tony Venables on 01491 825035, or 01865 557767 evening. E-mail: janevenab@aol.com.

Deepest SW France. Relax in a luxuriously renovated farmhouse with large seculded grounds in a stunning rural area. Generous facilities include en suiteaccommodation, heated pool, satellite TV. Suitable for great holidays or sabbatical breaks. Tel.: Marion on 01865 554122 or e-mail via Web site: www.hidden-sw-france.com.

Venice: large flat in the heart of Venice, near Palazzo Grassi, with large traditional sitting-room, and separate dining room, well- appointed kitchen, 1 double bedroom with en suitebathroom, second bedroom with twin beds, third bedroom with 1 bed (+ 1), and a second bathroom. The flat is ideal for a family, in pristine condition, and available for short periods on a weekly basis at £600 per week. Tel.: + 39 0423 723582, e-mail: tagariello@libero.it.


For Sale

1995/M reg Vauxhall Astra 1.4; Caribic Blue; 100,000 miles, recent new head gasket and cam belt. Taxed Jan. '04; MOT Aug. '04. Vgc, loving owner. £1,300 o.n.o. Tel.: Joan 01865 79660 or 0798 902 1512.

Old Charm, solid oak, handmade bedroom furniture. Comprises wardrobe, cupboard and dressing table. Excellent condition. Buyer collects. £2,000. Tel.: 01993 704301.

Appointments

MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES DIVISION (COMPUTING LABORATORY)

University Lecturership in Computer Science

In association with Keble College

Applications are invited for this post from outstanding candidates working in any area of Computer Science, although preference may be given to exceptional candidates pursuing research in Machine Learning, Intelligent Systems, or in some other field of an applied or experimental nature.

In addition to engaging in internationally excellent research, the post-holder will be required to carry out the full duties of a university lecturer, including publishing; securing research grants; teaching, which may include lecturing to undergraduates and graduate students, instruction in the practical laboratories and classes, and supervising graduate students; administrative work in the Computing Laboratory; and examining.

The post-holder will also take a full part in the selection, academic progress, and pastoral oversight of Keble undergraduates reading Final Honour Schools involving Computer Science. The college requires six hours of teaching per week (averaged over the academic year) and performance of associated duties such as setting and marking internal examinations and pastoral care of graduate students working in the field of Computer Science. The successful candidate will be appointed to a Tutorial Fellowship at Keble College. The combined university and college salary will be according to age on a scale up to £42,900 (pay award pending). Further allowances may be payable from the college as detailed in its associated further particulars.

Further particulars of the post, including guidance on the selection criteria and application method, together with details of the department and college, are available at http://www.comlab.ox.ac.uk/jobs, by telephone request to Oxford (2)73831 or by e-mail request to the Computing Laboratory (e-mail: lecturership@comlab.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for receipt of applications is 5 January.


CAREER DEVELOPMENT FELLOWSHIP IN THEOLOGY

A fixed-term research and teaching appointment in Theology is available from February 2004 for twenty-two months. This new initiative is designed to provide an intensive and supported career development opportunity for an outstanding academic at an early stage of his or her career. The University especially welcomes applications from women and ethnic minorities, who are under-represented among its academic staff (section 38 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and section 48 of the Race Relations Act 1976 apply).

The fellowship can be in any area of theology and is offered in association with Pembroke College. Career Development Fellows will be able to develop their expertise in both research and teaching. They will also have an academic mentor as well as a personalised career and professional development package, including the opportunity to undertake the University's postgraduate diploma in learning and teaching.

The salary offered is in the range £18,265--£27,339, depending on age and experience.

Further particulars of the scheme, and guidance on how to apply, are available at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/, or from Dr Karen Bell (telephone: Oxford (2)70135). The closing date for applications is 31 December. Interviews will be held in January.


BALLIOL COLLEGE

Jowett Senior Scholarships

Balliol College proposes to elect two Jowett Senior Scholars. The scholarships, which will be awarded solely on the basis of academic merit, are open to graduates currently working in Oxford who are reading, or intend to read, for a D.Phil. Applicants will normally be in at least their first year and not later than their second year of graduate work at the time of application. The scholarships are tenable in any subject for which the college admits students.

The scholarships will be awarded for a maximum of two years. Scholars will take up their award on 1 October 2004.

The value of the scholarships is £1,750 a year. In addition, scholars will receive free meals, and they will be entitled to dine twice a week at high table. The scholars will be entitled to accommodation (for which they will be charged) until they have completed their university residence requirements. This accommodation will be in the Graduate Centre at Holywell Manor.

There will also be Jowett Exhibitions, up to the value of £1,250 each for candidates who are runners up for the Jowett Senior Scholarships. These will be restricted to members of Balliol College. The exhibitions are tenable for one year only.

Application forms may be obtained from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ. They should be returned by Friday, 6 February (third week of Hilary Term). There is no separate application form required for the exhibitions. The college hopes to interview short-listed applicants during the week commencing Monday, 23 February (sixth week).


Phizackerley Senior Scholarship

Balliol College proposes to elect a Phizackerley Senior Scholar in the Medical Sciences. The scholarship, which will be awarded solely on the basis of academic merit, is open to graduates currently working in Oxford who are reading, or intend to read, for a D.Phil. Applicants will normally be in at least their first year and not later than their second year of graduate work at the time of application.

The scholarship will be awarded for a maximum of two years. The scholar will take up the award on 1 October 2004.

The value of the scholarship is £1,750 a year. In addition, the scholar will receive free meals, and will be entitled to dine twice a week at high table. The scholar will be entitled to accommodation (for which a charge will be made) until completion of the university residence requirements. This accommodation will be in the Graduate Centre at Holywell Manor.

Application forms may be obtained from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ. They should be returned by Friday, 6 February (third week of Hilary Term). The college hopes to interview short-listed applicants during the week commencing Monday, 23 February (sixth week).


CHRIST CHURCH

Fowler Hamilton Visiting Research Fellowships 2005--6

Christ Church proposes to elect Fowler Hamilton Visiting Fellows, in the Humanities or the Social Sciences, from overseas for up to eleven months in the period September 2005 to August 2006.

The fellowships are intended to enable distinguished senior scholars to pursue their own study and research as members of the college community, and they will be expected to reside in Oxford during the period of tenure.

The fellows will be entitled to free family accommodation, use of a study room in college, and free lunches and dinners. Return economy fares from the country of origin will be paid for each fellow and his/her family. Limited stipends may also be offered depending on individual circumstances.

Further details may be obtained from the Dean's Secretary, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP (telephone: Oxford (2)76161, fax: (2)76238), e-mail: jan.bolongaro@christ-church.ox.ac.uk), and applications must be received by 13 February at the latest. The further particulars can also be seen on the college Web site, http://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/jobs/jobs.htm.

Christ Church is an equal opportunities employer.


CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

Appointment of Senior Library Assistant

A Senior Library Assistant is required from January, to assist the Librarian with the day-to-day operation of the college library. Primary duties will involve acquisitions, circulation, and serials work using automated systems; cataloguing and classifying of current acquisitions; and clerical and manual tasks as required. Candidates should have a first degree, a qualification in library and information science, and experience of working with online library systems. The appointment would be appropriate for candidates seeking to prepare for CILIP chartership.

The post will be on the library and clerical grade 4 scale (salary £15,053--£17,416 per annum).

Further particulars are available from the college Web site, http://www.ccc.ox.ac.uk, or may be obtained from the College Secretary, Corpus Christi College, Oxford OX1 4JF (telephone: Oxford (2)76737, fax: (2)76767, e-mail: rachel.pearson@ccc.ox.ac.uk). Application is by curriculum vitae and covering letter. Two referees should be asked to send references direct to the College Secretary. Closing date: 12 January.

Corpus Christi College exists to promote excellence in education and research and is actively committed to the principle of equality of opportunity for all suitably qualified candidates.


JESUS COLLEGE

Tutorial Fellowship in Classics

Applications are invited for a Tutorial Fellowship in Classics from 1 October 2004 or as soon as possible thereafter. The fellowship will be held in conjunction with a University Lecturership (CUF), for which no separate application is requested.

The combined college and university salary will be according to age on a scale up to £42,900 per annum (under review with effect from 1 August 2003). The college operates an equity sharing scheme, to assist fellows in purchasing houses. Additional college allowances are available. Further particulars, containing details of the duties and full range of emoluments and allowances, may be obtained from the Principal's Secretary, Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW (telephone: Oxford (2)79718, e-mail: helen.gee@jesus.ox.ac.uk), or they may be viewed on the college's Web site, http://www.jesus.ox.ac.uk.

Applications, with a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and the names of three referees, should reach the Principal, Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW, not later than Wednesday, 14 January. Referees should be asked to write directly to the Principal by the same date.

Jesus College and the University of Oxford are equal opportunities employers.


LINACRE COLLEGE

Junior Research Fellowships

Linacre College proposes to make elections to not more than three Junior Research Fellowships, tenable for one year in the first instance from 1 October 2004 and renewable for a second year. Junior Research Fellows will receive a book allowance of £250 per annum and enjoy dining rights in college. The fellowships are open to men and women graduates of any university; there is no restriction of subject, but candidates should be intending to engage in research at postdoctoral level.

Applicants will normally be expected to have submitted for a higher research degree before taking up a Junior Research Fellowship, and to be assured of adequate funding for the duration of a Junior Research Fellowship.


EPA Cephalosporin Junior Research Fellowships

Linacre College proposes to make elections to not more than three EPA Cephalosporin Junior Research Fellowships, tenable for one year in the first instance from 1 October 2004 and renewable for a second year. Junior Research Fellows will receive a book allowance of £250 per annum and enjoy dining rights in college. The fellowships are open to men and women graduates of any university, but candidates should be intending to engage in research at postdoctoral level in the fields of the medical, biological, or chemical sciences.

Applicants will normally be expected to have submitted for a higher research degree before taking up a Junior Research Fellowship, and to be assured of adequate funding for the duration of a Junior Research Fellowship.

Application for either of the Junior Research Fellowships detailed above, on a form available from the Principal's Secretary or electronically
(http://www.linacre.ox.ac .uk/college/scholarships/jrfsapp.doc), should be made to the Senior Tutor, Linacre College, Oxford OX1 3JA, giving details of the applicant's academic record and proposed course of research. Nine copies of the full application (UK applicants only) should be submitted by the closing date and applicants should request two referees to write directly to the Senior Tutor. Closing date for applications and references: 31 January 2004.


LINCOLN COLLEGE

Appointment of Development Officer

This post is an outstanding opportunity for someone interested in the rapidly growing development profession. Working in a college with a well-established office known for being development forward, it provides the chance to build an experience base and résumé in all of the key development function areas: major gifts, publications, telemarketing, direct mail, and alumni relations.

Lincoln College has had a successful fund-raising programme for fifteen years. With a strong focus on major gifts including deferred giving and bequest programming, it is in the process of launching a £15--£20 million capital campaign. Former Lincoln Development Officers have gone on to hold director positions at other Oxford colleges and prestigious institutions around the country.

The Development Officer will be responsible to the Development Director. The salary offered is from £20,000, with generous benefits.

Scope/purpose of the job. The post-holder will work with the Development Director and others in a variety of roles including person-to-person major gift fund-raising with individuals of senior professional and cultural stature and direct appeal marketing. A significant responsibility will lie, however, on publications. An understanding of the publication process, demonstrated writing skills and the ability to proof-read at the highest level, as well as an understanding of and keen interest in the development process, are essential. Familiarity with variety of computer programs including Excel, Raiser's Edge, and PageMaker would also be advantageous. A degree of personal charm and conversational abilities would be helpful.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • produce, in conjunction with the editor and Development Director, four annual college publications: gather and write articles, organise design and printing, supervise proof-reading, and co-ordinate mailing;

     

  • co-ordinate direct mail and telephone approaches to alumni: work with the Development Director and Development and Alumni Co-ordinator to train student callers, help to write/produce direct mail communications, and supervise calling;

     

  • assist the Development Director to service and grow existing individual and corporate donor relationships with a view to renewing and upgrading their support: manage a portfolio of prospects, write proposals, and directly solicit potential donors;

     

  • as assigned by the Development Director, identify new potential major donors;

     

  • act as a member of the team that organises events in college and at external venues.

Skills

  • Communication---must write well and have strong verbal skills.

     

  • Working style---must be a resourceful self-starter who is able to take direction, work as part of a strong team and act under pressure. Some travel and unsociable hours will be expected. A positive attitude and sense of humour are essential.

     

  • Computer---should know some/all of the following programs: PageMaker, Raiser's Edge, Word, Excel.

     

  • Volunteer management---should be able to work comfortably and professionally at both student and senior alumni levels.

Applicants should send a thoughtfully written cover letter, résumé, and references to Alice Hahn Gosling, Development Director, Lincoln College, Oxford OX1 3DR, by 19 December.


MERTON COLLEGE

Greendale Scholarship 2004

Merton College proposes to elect a Greendale Scholar from 1 October 2004. Greendale Scholarships are for Swiss nationals or Swiss residents, who are graduates of, or in their final year of study at, a Swiss university. The term `Swiss resident' means an individual of whatever nationality who holds a category `B' or a category `C' residence permit issued by the government of Switzerland. Candidates should have completed their first degree between 1 May 2001 and 1 October 2004 and should have spent no more than two years in postgraduate study or research. The scholarship will run for up to three years. It covers all university and college fees, college single accommodation (if required) for the first year of the scholarship, after which accommodation will be via MCR room ballot, and a maintenance grant equivalent to that of the AHRB doctoral maintenance award (c.£9,000 for 2003--4), net of accommodation charges where applicable.

The Greendale Scholar will be required to register for a degree course or some other formal qualification within the University. In no circumstances will a scholarship be conferred upon someone who is not able to enter the University in October 2004.

Further particulars and copies of the application form may be obtained from the Secretary for Graduates, Tutorial Office, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD (telephone: Oxford (2)76299, fax: (2)86500, e-mail: julieg@admin.merton.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications and references is Friday, 27 February.


Domus Graduate Scholarships

Merton College is offering three or four Domus Graduate Scholarships in 2004, in two separate competitions, A and B. The scholarships are intended to assist students of outstanding academic excellence who for financial reasons would not otherwise be able to study at the University. They cover college and university fees, college single accommodation (if required) for the first year of the scholarship, after which accommodation will be via MCR room ballot, and a maintenance grant equivalent to that of the AHRB doctoral maintenance award (c.£9,000 in 2003--4), net of accommodation charges where applicable. Subject to satisfactory progress, the scholarships will be tenable for three years.

Competition A is open to graduates of any university, other than Oxford, who have not previously studied for a degree at Oxford, and who are not ordinarily resident in the UK, and have not done more than two years of postgraduate study or research, and propose to begin a course of study leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the University in October 2004 in any of the subjects normally acceptable for graduate study at the college, and have no other funding which would allow them to do so. The college intends to award two scholarships. The closing date for this competition is 27 February 2004. Applicants who have not been accepted as doctoral students by the relevant faculty or department of the University by Friday, 12 March 2004 will be rejected. This process, over which the college has no control, may take about two months. Those interested in applying for the scholarships should contact the Secretary for Graduates, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD (telephone: Oxford (2)76299, fax: (2)86500, e-mail: julieg@admin.merton.ox.ac.uk), as soon as possible, to ask for further particulars. Those who have not already applied for admission to the University are advised to contact the Oxford University Graduate Admissions Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (e-mail: graduate.admissions@admin.ox.ac.uk), or the relevant department of the University. They should also consult the University's Graduate Studies Prospectus, obtainable from the Graduate Admissions Office, and on the University's home page (http://www.ox.ac.uk), where departmental addresses and much other important information may be found.

Competition B is open to graduates of any university with a first-class honours degree, who are ordinarily resident in the UK, and have not done more than two years of postgraduate study or research, and have been accepted to begin a course of study leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the University in October 2004 in any subject normally acceptable for graduate study at the college, and have no other funding which would allow them to do so. The college intends to award one or two scholarships. Those interested in applying should contact the Secretary for Graduates as above. Inquiries may be made at any time after 1 January 2004, but applications should be submitted no earlier than 13 August 2004. The closing date will be 3 September 2004.


ST HUGH'S COLLEGE

Elizabeth Wordsworth Junior Research Fellowship 2004

St Hugh's College offers an Elizabeth Wordsworth Junior Research Fellowship, tenable for two years in the first instance (but extendable for a third year), from 1 October 2004, for research in the Social Sciences. The current stipend is £11,296 if the hold is resident in college, or £13,028 if the holder is non-resident (in both cases subject to review).

Further particulars and an application form may be obtained from the Academic Administrator, St Hugh's College, Oxford OX2 6LE (e-mail: marie.mcallister@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 9 January.


Graduate Scholarships 2004

St Hugh's College is offering up to eight scholarships to graduates for research with effect from October 2004, each of £2,000 per annum, for a period not extending beyond their fee-paying status, and subject to satisfactory progress.

The scholarships may be held by graduates of any nationality working for a D.Phil. degree. Former undergraduates of St Hugh's may apply for the Fulford Scholarship, which is tenable for one year only, in any degree by research including the one-year M.St. and M.Res. courses.

Each graduate scholar will be entitled to a room in St Hugh's graduate accommodation at the standard charge for up to the remaining fee-paying period of their degree.

Awards to applicants not already reading for a higher degree at Oxford will be conditional on their being accepted to do so by the relevant University Faculty Board. Awards to applicants currently reading for a higher degree at Oxford will be conditional on permission being granted by their present college for migration to St Hugh's.

Applications for the scholarships must reach the Academic Administrator, St Hugh's College, Oxford OX2 6LE, by 9 January 2004, together with the names and addresses of two referees, who should be asked to write direct to the Academic Administrator by the same date. Referees are welcome to send references by e-mail to: marie.mcallister@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk


Becket Institute Fellowships

The Becket Institute is a research centre based at St Hugh's College, dedicated to exploring issues related to religious liberty.

The Institute offers two types of fellowships tenable for one academic year from October 2004: one Junior Fellowship for scholars who have gained their doctorate ordinarily within the previous five years, and one Senior Fellowship. Fellows are expected to pursue research on the topic of religious liberty in any of the following fields: law, politics, philosophy, theology, sociology, modern history.

The stipend for fellowships may vary according to age and experience, the minimum for Junior Fellowships being £15,000 and for Senior Fellowships £28,000.

The Becket Institute also proposes to award a graduate studentship, tenable for up to three years from Michaelmas Term 2004. This graduate studentship will cover college and university fees, provide a maintenance grant, and may be tenable in combination with other funding. Applications are invited from candidates that have been accepted for graduate study at the University in any subject relevant to the study of the topic of religious liberty.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Director's Secretary, the Becket Institute at St Hugh's College, Oxford OX2 6LE (e-mail: becket.institute@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk), to whom applications, with a detailed curriculum vitae, a research proposal, and the names and addresses of two referees should be sent by 27 February 2004.


TRINITY COLLEGE

Junior Research Fellowship

Applications are invited for a Junior Research Fellowship tenable for three years from 1 October 2004 in any of the following subjects: law, philosophy, economics, politics, sociology). The successful candidate is likely to be at or near the postdoctoral level. The fellow must engage in original research and may undertake up to six hours' teaching a week with the consent of the college.

Applications should be sent to the Academic Administrator, Trinity College, Oxford OX1 3BH, by Tuesday, 6 January. Applicants should ask two referees to send confidential references direct to the Academic Administrator by the same date. Interviews will take place on Monday, 1 March. Further particulars, including details of stipend and other benefits, and the application form, may be obtained from the Trinity College Web site, http://www.trinity.ox.ac.uk, or from the Academic Administrator, Mrs Annabel Ownsworth (telephone: Oxford (2)79910, e-mail: annabel.ownsworth@tri.ox.ac.uk).

Trinity College is an equal opportunities employer.


WADHAM COLLEGE

Fellowship in Physiology

Wadham College proposes to appoint to a fellowship by Special Election in Physiology. The fellow will provide four hours' teaching per week (averaged over the academic year) and will assist Dr Stephen Goss (Tutor in Medicine) with admissions and in arranging tuition and providing pastoral guidance for the undergraduates reading medicine.

It is expected that candidates will already be supported through a research or teaching post in Oxford.

The fellowship will be tenable from early in 2004 until 30 September 2007. There will be a stipend of £3,655 (at current rates) and allowances for research (£750) and entertainment (£280). The fellow will have a share of a teaching room in college, if required, and will be entitled to lunch and dinner at common table. He or she will be a member of the governing body.

Further particulars may be obtained from the college Web site
(http://www.wadham.ox.a c.uk/staff/vacancies/PhysiolFellow) or from the Registrar (telephone: Oxford (2)77946, e-mail: registrar@wadh.ox.ac.uk). Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Goss (e-mail: stephen.goss@wadh.ox.ac.uk). Applications, plus two or three references, should reach the Senior Tutor no later than 5 January.


Appointment of Computer Manager

Applications are invited for this busy and challenging full-time post.

The Computer Manager is responsible for the administration, maintenance, and development of the computing facilities throughout the college. Experience in the management of client-server PC networks would be an advantage.

The salary will be on the scale £23,296--£26,270, depending on age and experience. The college aims to fill the post by the beginning of January 2004, although an earlier start date may be agreed if the successful candidate is available.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Domestic Bursar's Secretary, Wadham College, Oxford OX1 3PN (telephone: Oxford (2)77963, e-mail: sarah.macleod@wadh.ox.ac.uk) to whom applications should be sent, with the names of two referees, by Friday, 12 December.

Wadham College is an equal opportunities employer.


WORCESTER COLLEGE

Sackler Fellowship

In association with the Ashmolean Museum

Worcester College, in conjunction with the Ashmolean Museum, invites applications from suitably qualified men and women for a Research Fellowship, to be held in the Cast Gallery in the Ashmolean Museum, for a period of two years. The appointment will commence from 1 September 2004 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The principal role and duties of the fellow will be to work with, and under the direction of, the Curator of the Cast Gallery, Professor R.R.R. Smith. Key duties will include researching the casts and the collection, maintaining the casts database, preparing a catalogue and guide to the casts on display, and researching and preparing new entries for the casts database. In addition the fellow will be involved in other parts of the Gallery's work, for example assisting in the acquisition of new casts, loan arrangements, the preparation of temporary exhibitions, curating the collection, and the administration of the Gallery.

The ideal candidate will have a doctorate in Classical Archaeology, be familiar with the scholarship on the statues and sculptured monuments of the Greek and Roman worlds, have experience in museum work, and be IT literate (in particular, Access, Adobe, PhotoShop, and Excel).

The fellow will receive a stipend of £18,265 per annum (revised annually) and will be entitled to free accommodation. As a member of the senior common room he or she will also be entitled to lunch and dine free of charge in college.

Applications (eight copies, or one only from candidates overseas), quoting reference SCK/11/03, should reach the Provost's Secretary, Worcester College, Oxford OX1 2HB, by 23 January. Candidates are responsible for asking their referees to send references directly to the Provost's Secretary to arrive by the closing date. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed on 26 February. Further particulars are available from the Provost's Secretary (telephone: Oxford (2)78362, e-mail: jill.drake@worcester.ox.ac.uk).


UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Professorship of Medieval and Renaissance English

The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Medieval and Renaissance English invites applications for this professorship. It is hoped 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 is committed to equality of opportunity.

Further information may be obtained from the Academic Secretary, Academic Division, 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 Friday, 30 January.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor John Kerrigan (e-mail: jk10023@hermes.cam.ac.uk).


SELWYN COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Trevelyan Research Fellowship

Selwyn College invites applications for a Trevelyan Research Fellowship tenable from 1 October 2004 for three years. The fellowship is for research in the natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering. Candidates must be completing a doctorate, or have completed a doctorate within the last three years. Those already holding postdoctoral positions within the University of Cambridge are welcome to apply.

Further particulars and application forms 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 is 9 February.

Diary

Friday 5 December

DR R. STERCKX: `Why dragons change: animal identities in Ancient China' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of animals'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

DR S. EVENETT: `The impact of an expanding trade agenda on regulation in developing countries' (seminar series: `Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University College, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. BEVIR: `Ideology and technique: the case of New Labour' (Centre for Political Ideologies: guest lecture), Seminar Room B, Department of Politics and International Relations, 2.15 p.m.

THE RT. HON. JOHN REDWOOD, MP: `New politics for a new constitutional settlement? How can modern government serve the public?' (lecture series: `Contemporary UK government and policy-making: the death, rebirth, or re-invention of democratic politics?'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR J.S. HIRST: `Networks of contexts: some reflections on teaching across South Asian religious traditions' (Interdisciplinary seminars in the study of religions), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.


Saturday 6 December

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM ends.

CONFERENCE: `Enabling difference', Rewley House, 9.30 a.m.–4 p.m. (see further details in `Lectures' above).

DR N. GOOPTU: `Religious identities and Indian statehood' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The nation-state and religious identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ORGAN RECITAL: Barry Rose, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).


Monday 8 December

BODLEIAN LIBRARY: Duke Humfrey's Library closed from today (reopens 5 January).

SPECIAL LECTURE LIST, Hilary Term: entries to be received by today (e-mail: gazette@admin.ox.ac.uk).


Tuesday 9 December

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Athenian Acropolis', 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 10 December

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


Thursday 11 December

PROFESSOR M. BLISS: `The American Horsley? Harvey Cushing and the birth of neurosurgery' (McGovern Annual Lecture in the History of Medicine), E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College, 6 p.m.


Friday 12 December

CONFERENCE: `Capital cities at war: Paris, London, Berlin, 1914–19', Maison Française (continues tomorrow). (Further information from: pierre.purseigle@history.ox.ac.uk.)

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Springboard'—Programme 1, and `Job search and interview skills for contract research staff', both 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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


Saturday 13 December

REX WINSBURY: `Chariots and technology: equipment, techniques, and manoeuvres of the Byzantine hippodrome' (Society for the History of Medieval Technology and Science lecture), Museum of the History of Science, 2.30 p.m.


Tuesday 16 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Paintings of everyday life', 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 17 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Introduction to Chinese 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.)


Friday 19 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Greek sculpture: the classical period', 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 23 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Let's celebrate', 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 30 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The wonders of weaving', 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 31 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Introduction to Indian religious images', 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 6 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Brocklebank Collection: late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century bronze statuettes', 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 7 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talks: `Introduction to Rome', 1.15 p.m.; and `Graceful and true: drawings in Florence around 1600', also 1.15 p.m. (series `Curator and the Collection': Dr Julian Brooks). (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk. Booking essential for Dr Brooks' talk.)


Thursday 8 January

PROFESSOR JAMES ALLAN: `Sprouting stags and growling griffins: wonders of Islamic Spain' (Ashmolean New Year Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Taylorian Institution, 11 a.m. (admission free; no booking required).


Friday 9 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Induction seminar for new contract researchers', 12.30 p.m., and `Springboard'—Programme 2, 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `East meets West: acanthus and leaf decoration', 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.)


Monday 12 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Induction seminar for new contract researchers', 3.30 p.m. (see information above).


Tuesday 13 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Journey through India', 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.)

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Dealing with the media: an introductory seminar—sciences', 9.30 a.m., and `Tutorial teaching', 2 p.m. (see information above).


Wednesday 14 January

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `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.)