Oxford University Gazette: 4 March 2004

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 134, No. 4689: 4 March 2004

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 final Gazettes of the present term will be published 11, 18, and 25 March. Publication for Trinity Term will begin on 22 April. The usual deadlines will apply: 12 noon on Wednesday of the week prior to publication (14 April) for classified advertisements; 12 noon on Thursday of the week prior to publication (15 April) for all official notices.


1 Dates of Full Term 2004--10

The dates for reckoning Full Term 2005--6 have been fixed, and the dates for reckoning Full Term 2009--10 have been fixed provisionally. The dates and provisional dates for Full Term 2004--10 are set out below.


Sunday, 10 October       Saturday, 4 December


Sunday, 16 January       Saturday, 12 March


Sunday, 24 April         Saturday, 18 June


Sunday, 9 October        Saturday, 3 December


Sunday, 15 January       Saturday, 11 March


Sunday, 23 April         Saturday, 17 June 

Provisional dates


Sunday, 8 October        Saturday, 2 December


Sunday, 14 January       Saturday, 10 March


Sunday, 22 April         Saturday, 16 June


Sunday, 7 October        Saturday, 1 December


Sunday, 13 January       Saturday, 8 March


Sunday, 20 April         Saturday, 14 June


Sunday, 12 October       Saturday, 6 December


Sunday, 18 January       Saturday, 14 March


Sunday, 26 April         Saturday, 20 June


Sunday, 11 October       Saturday, 5 December


Sunday, 17 January       Saturday, 13 March


Sunday, 25 April         Saturday, 19 June 

2 Dates of Extended Terms 2004–6

The dates of extended terms for 2004--6 for Part I candidates in Materials, Economics, and Management, for Part II candidates in Chemistry, in Engineering (or Materials), Economics, and Management, in Metallurgy and Science of Materials, and in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, and for MBA candidates are set out below.

Part II candidates in Chemistry


Thursday, 23 September   Tuesday, 21 December


Tuesday, 4 January       Wednesday, 23 March


Monday, 4 April          Saturday, 25 June


Thursday, 22 September   Tuesday, 20 December


Tuesday, 3 January       Wednesday, 12 April


Monday, 24 April         Saturday, 24 June 

Part II candidates in Engineering, Economics, and Management


Friday, 10 September     Saturday, 11 December


Friday, 9 September      Saturday, 10 December 

Part I candidates in Materials, Economics, and Management, in the year in which the examination is taken


Sunday, 16 January       Saturday, 19 March


Sunday, 15 January       Saturday, 18 March

Part II candidates in Materials, Economics, and Management


Friday, 10 September     Saturday, 11 December


Friday, 9 September      Saturday, 10 December 

Part II candidates in Materials Science


Friday, 10 September     Saturday, 11 December


Friday, 7 January        Saturday, 19 March


Friday, 1 April          Saturday, 25 June


Friday, 9 September      Saturday, 10 December


Friday, 6 January        Saturday, 8 April


Friday, 21 April         Saturday, 24 June

Part II candidates in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry


Friday, 17 September     Saturday, 11 December


Friday, 16 September     Saturday, 10 December 

MBA candidates


Monday, 4 October        Friday, 10 December


Monday, 10 January       Friday, 18 March


Monday, 18 April         Friday, 24 June


Monday, 5 September     Friday, 16 September


Monday, 3 October        Friday, 9 December


Monday, 9 January        Friday, 17 March


Monday, 17 April (Easter Monday)       Friday, 23 June


Monday, 4 September     Friday, 15 September 

3 Dates of Encaenia

2005        Wednesday, 22 June

2006        Wednesday, 21 June

Provisional dates

2007        Wednesday, 20 June

2008        Wednesday, 18 June

2009        Wednesday, 24 June

2010        Wednesday, 23 June



Register of Congregation

Andrews, L.A., University Offices

Bannon, M.J., Wadham

Baxter, M.G., Department of Experimental Psychology

Donald, D.H., University Offices

Pattison, G.L., Christ Church

Quigley, M.A., National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit

Ryan, M.J., All Souls

Turney, B.W., BM, B.Ch., M.Sc., Balliol

Williamson, E.H., Exeter


For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect 19 March 2004, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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

    • Notice of cancellation
    • * Declaration of approval of Resolutions approving the conferment of Honorary Degrees
    • *2 Presentation of the Annual Review of the University
  • *CONGREGATION 11 March 2004
    • *Election (Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum)
  • CONGREGATION 17 March 2004 12 noon
    • Admission of Proctors and Assessor
  • *CONGREGATION 23 March 2004 2 p.m.
    • *Voting on Resolutions approving the conferment of Honorary Degrees
  • *CONGREGATION 13 May 2004
    • *Election (Public Orator)
  • *CONVOCATION 15 May 2004
    • *Election of Professor of Poetry
      • Details of nominations received
  • * List of forthcoming Degree Days
  • * List of forthcoming Matriculation Ceremonies


Notice of cancellation

The meeting of Congregation is cancelled. The sole business comprises questions to which no opposition has been notified and in respect of which no request for an adjournment has been received, and Mr Vice-Chancellor will accordingly declare the resolutions carried and the Annual Review of the University presented without a meeting under the provisions of Sect. 7 (1) of Statute IV (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 100).

CONGREGATION 17 March 2004 12 noon

Admission of Proctors and Assessor

A Congregation will be held on Wednesday, 17 March 2004, in Convocation House for the purposes of admitting to office J.F. WHEATER, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of University College, and THE REVD J.D. MALTBY, MA (BA Illinois, PH.D. Cambridge), Fellow of Corpus Christi College, as Proctors for the ensuing year, and D.J. WALKER, MA, M.SC., D.PHIL. (B.SC. Glasgow), Fellow of St Hugh's College, as Assessor for the ensuing year.


University Gazette

Publication arrangements

The final Gazettes of the present term will be published on 11, 18, and 25 March. Publication for Trinity Term will begin on 22 April. The usual deadlines will apply (midday on Thursday of the week before publication for all official notices; midday on Wednesday of the week before publication for classified advertisements).


Technology Transfer

Ewert House, Ewert Place, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7SG

Isis Innovation Ltd is the technology transfer company of the University of Oxford, commercialising the research generated within and owned by the University. Established in 1988, Isis is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University, founded to evaluate, protect, and market the University's intellectual property (where there are no pre-existing exploitation arrangements). In 2002, Oxford University Consulting became part of Isis, matching business consulting needs with University researchers. Isis provides researchers with commercial advice, funds patent applications and legal costs, negotiates exploitation and spin-out company agreements, and identifies and manages consultancy opportunities for University researchers. Isis works on projects from all areas of the University's research activities including the life sciences, physical sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Isis welcomes contact from any researcher interested in technology transfer and consultancy opportunities. Visit www.isis-innovation.com to learn more about Isis' activities, including its portfolio of technologies and spin-out companies, and to see the `Information for Oxford Researchers' resource. For more information contact one of Isis' Group Heads: Linda Naylor, Life Sciences (telephone: (2)80910, e-mail: linda.naylor@isis.ox.ac.uk); David Baghurst, Physical Sciences (telephone: (2)80858, e-mail: david.baghurst@isis.ox.ac.uk); or Mark Taylor, Business Innovation and Consulting (telephone: (2)80824, e-mail: mark.taylor@isis.ox.ac.uk).


Intensive German classes for archaeologists

A week of intensive German classes for archaeologists, for beginners and intermediate learners, will be held in the Institute of Archaeology in ninth week of Hilary Term (15–19 March). Enquiries should be directed to the Receptionist, the Institute of Archaeology (telephone: (2)78240, e-mail: liz.strange@arch.ox.ac.uk), from whom registration forms may also be obtained. The course tutor will be Gertrud Seidmann, Research Associate, the Institute of Archaeology.


The value of £100 of the John Morris Prize will now be associated with the presentation by Sweet and Maxwell of £150 of law books, but not a copy of the current edition of Dicey and Morris on The Conflict of Laws.



KEITH MALCOLM WILLETT, MA STATUS (MB, BS London), Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, Oxford Radcliffe Hospital Trust, and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 June 2004. Mr Willett will be a fellow of Wolfson College.



The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Schlumberger Visiting Professor in Mathematics upon PROFESSOR L. MAHADEVAN, Professor of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, Harvard University, for a period of three years from 1 February 2004.

Note: this replaces the notice of conferment of title upon Professor Mahadevan published in the Gazette of 19 February, p. 627, in which the title of the Visiting Professorship was given incorrectly.


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


                                               Appointed by 

The Master of St Catherine's                           Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The Principal of St Hugh's                             ex officio
Professor C. Jaupart                                   Council
Professor K.K. Turekian                                Council
Professor D.C. Clary                                   Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board
Professor P.C. England                                 Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board
Dr G.H. Henderson                                      Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board
Professor H. Elderfield                                Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board
Professor J. Green                                     St Hugh's College

[1] Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Sects. 10 and 11 of Stat. IX (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, Vol. 133, p. 108).


THE HON. GARETH EVANS, President, the International Crisis Group, and formerly Foreign Minister of Australia, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 10 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `When is it right to fight? Rethinking the jurisprudence of military force.'


Unravelling averages in complex molecular systems

PROFESSOR GRAHAM FLEMING, University of California at Berkeley, will deliver the Hinshelwood Lectures at 11.15 a.m. on the following days in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: Professor J. Klein. Tue. 27 Apr.: `Time, colours, and distance: watching molecules become solvated.'

Thur. 29 Apr.: `The photon echo: remembering how to forget the averages.'

Tue. 4 May: `The primary step of photosynthesis: averaging over just about everything.'

Thur. 6 May: `Design principles and regulation of light harvesting: making use of unaveraged information.'

Thur. 13 May: `Multidimensional spectroscopy I: probing deeper into the averages.'

Tue. 18 May: `Multidimensional spectroscopy II: all there is to know? Full 2D spectra.'


Disappearance of writing systems

This international conference will be held on in Keble College, 26–8 March. Papers will include coverage of European, Near Eastern, Indian, East Asian, and New World case studies. A limited number of places is available for graduate students who have an interest in this area of research. Those who would like further details and may wish to attend all or part of the conference should contact John Bennet, Keble College (e-mail: john.bennet@keble.ox.ac.uk), no later than Monday, 15 March (ninth week). Details of the open plenary session of the conference, to be held in the Pusey Room, Keble College, on Friday, 26 March, 5.30–7 p.m., are given below. The session will be chaired by Dr John Bennet. The papers will be followed by open discussion led by Professor John Baines, with the participation of other scholars presenting papers at the conference.

STEPHEN HOUSTON, Brigham Young University: `Last writing: how and why scripts "die".'

JERROLD COOPER, Johns Hopkins University: `Mesopotamian exceptionalism: the lingering, anomalous death of cuneiform script.'


The Bible in Art, Music, and Literature

PROFESSOR W. POPKES, Hamburg, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 8 March, in the Danson Room, Trinity College.

Conveners: Professor C. Rowland and Dr C. Joynes.

Subject: `Dying with and in Christ: Passion narrative and requiem.'(Perspectives on the Passion series)


G.E. Blackman Lecture

PROFESSOR PETER H. RAVEN, Washington University, St Louis, USA, will deliver the G.E. Blackman Lecture at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 March, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences. Further details may be obtained from Mrs D. Turnbull-Smith (e-mail: diane.turnbull-smith@plants.ox.ac.uk).

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


DR C. OPPENHEIMER, Cambridge, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 8 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Earth Sciences.

Subject: `Remote sensing of volcanic gases.'


Oxford Life Science Modelling Colloquia

PROFESSOR J. HEIN will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 March, in the Auditorium, St John's College.

Convener: Professor P.K. Maini.

Subject: `What is bioinformatics?'


Armenian Studies Seminar

C. WALKER will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 11 March, in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Convener: Professor Th.M. van Lint.

Subject: `Archbishop Laud, Oxford, and Armenia.'



PIPPA NORRIS will give a seminar at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 4 March, in the Seminar Room, Nuffield College.

Convener: Dr Christopher Wlezien.

Subject: `Electoral engineering.'

Executive Government Group lunchtime workshop

DR M. FLINDERS, Sheffield, will lecture at 12.30 p.m. on Friday, 5 March, in Seminar Room B, the Department of Politics and International Relations.

Convener: Professor C. Hood.

Subject: `Delegated government: the myth of depoliticisation.'


The future of the humanities

This two-day conference will be held in St Hugh's College, 19--20 March. The aim of the conference is to assess the changes that have taken place in the Humanities in the last thirty-five years and to consider what the future of the Humanities might be in the twenty-first century. The Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA) organized the first such conference in 1968 as part of its fiftieth anniversary celebrations, the proceedings being published in J.C. Laidlaw (ed.), The Future of the Modern Humanities (1969). Now the European Humanities Research Centre of the University of Oxford, in conjunction with the MHRA, and other relevant bodies, is organising this follow-up conference to examine the enormous changes that have taken place in the Humanities since 1968, and to outline the implications for the future. In order to do this, major authorities on the Humanities have been invited to speak, and a wide range of topics will be covered, including Humanities and the universities, the Humanities and Europe, visual culture, ICT in the Humanities, the media and the Humanities. The conference acknowledges the support of the Europaeum and the Modern Languages Faculty of Oxford University, and of the MHRA. Information concerning registration can be obtained from Ms Avery Willis (e-mail: avery.willis@ehrc.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)844683). Details can also be found at www.ehrc.ox.ac.uk.

Friday, 19 March

9.45--10.30 a.m.: Humanities and the modern university Speakers: Malcolm Bowie (Cambridge) and Martin McLaughlin (EHRC); Ludmilla Jordanova (Cambridge: CRASSH); Reindert Falkenberg (Leiden); and Annie Cot (Paris 1-Sorbonne)

11 a.m.--1 p.m.: ICT in the humanities Speakers: David Robey (AHRB); Marilyn Deegan (King's College, London); Alan Bowman (Oxford); Amanda Wrigley (Oxford); Robert MacNamee (Oxford); and Michael Fraser (Humbul, OUCS).

2.30--4.30 p.m.: Humanities and Europe Speakers: Edward Acton (UEA); Edith Hall (Durham); Joseph Sherman (Hebrew Studies); and Alexis Tadié (Maison Française d'Oxford).
5–6 p.m.: Keynote address

John Frow (Edinburgh): `The future of the humanities.'

Saturday, 20 March

9--10.30 a.m.: Humanities and national bodies Speakers: Michael Jubb (AHRB); Peter Brown (British Academy); and Malcolm Cook (MHRA).

11 a.m.--12.30 p.m.: The humanities and outreach Speakers: Christopher Brown (Ashmolean Museum); Valentine Cunningham (Corpus Christi College); and Bill Swainson (Bloomsbury Publishing)
12.30--1 p.m.: Round-table discussion


PROFESSOR GUDRUN KRAMER will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 March, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Justice and equality in contemporary Islamic discourse.'


PASCAL LAMY, EU Trade Commissioner, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 March, in the College Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Is the enlarged EU an economic superpower?'


Heron-Allen Lecture

PROFESSOR JOHN LAWTON, CBE, FRS, Chief Executive of the Natural Environment Research Council, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 12 March, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall.

Subject: `Biodiversity, conservation, and unsustainable development.'


Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture

DR MARGARET ADAMS, Dorothy Hodgkin and E.P. Abraham Fellow, Tutor in Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Somerville College, will deliver the Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: ` "A piece in the jigsaw": the protein behind a hereditary disease G6PD structure—G6PD deficiency and forty years' progress for biological structures.'


Global Economic Governance Programme

Inaugural Lecture

THE HON. TREVOR MANUEL, MP, Minister of Finance of the Republic of South Africa, will deliver the inaugural lecture of the Global Economic Governance Programme at 5 p.m. on Monday, 8 March, in the Examination Schools. Further details may be obtained from Reija Fanous, University College (e-mail: reija.fanous@univ.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Making globalisation work for Africa.'


Wolfson College Lectures 2004

Bubbles physical and metaphysical

PROFESSOR S. SPARKS, Bristol, will deliver the last of the series of Wolfson College Lectures at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 March, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture is open to the public. Enquiries should be directed to the college (telephone: Oxford (2)74103, e-mail: college.sec@wolfson.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Forecasting volcanic eruptions.'


Jaspers Lecture

PROFESSOR PETER HODGSON, Vanderbilt University, will deliver the Jaspers Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 March, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Old Library of the University Church.

Subject: `Hegel and Christian theology.'


Studentships in Cognitive Neuroscience

A limited amount of money from the McDonnell Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience is available to support one or more research students working in Oxford. The following categories of support might be available:

  • Funding for the one-year taught M.Sc. in Neuroscience (candidates should intend to continue to do a D.Phil. in Oxford after the M.Sc., and should have a strong indication of support to do so).
  • Funding for a registered research student who has completed one or more years of work but who needs additional support to complete the D.Phil. A very strong case will have to be made for students who have already completed more than three years of graduate work.
  • In exceptional circumstances, funding might be provided for more than one year. The level of award will depend on individual need. Normally, only part-funding will be provided, but the maximum award could provide a stipend (at MRC studentship rates), fees (at the Home-student rate), a consumables allowance and a small amount of funding for conference travel.

Candidates must be working in the area of cognitive neuroscience and preference will be given to applications for interdisciplinary projects that involve joint supervision, and which will stimulate collaboration between two or more groups associated with the McDonnell Centre. Applications are invited from members of the Centre on behalf of prospective or existing students who will be under their academic supervision. To apply, the supervisor should write briefly, enclosing the candidate's curriculum vitae and any supporting material, and stating clearly the level of funding sought and the reasons. A statement should be provided about other sources of funding, especially in the case of students who will need additional funding, beyond the period of a McDonnell award, to complete their DPhil. Applications should be sent to Sally Harte, Oxford Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University Laboratory of Physiology, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PT (telephone: Oxford (2)72497, e-mail: sally.harte@physiol.ox.ac.uk). The application deadline is Monday, 19 April.


A fund has been established to commemorate the contribution of Professor Kenneth Kirkwood to the African Educational Trust/Scholarships and St Antony's College. Professor Kirkwood was Rhodes Professor of Race Relations at the University from 1955 to 1986 and co-ordinator of African Studies at St Antony's College. The fund is managed by the Africa Educational Trust. Applications are invited from postgraduate students in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Geography registered at UK universities from Southern Africa (including South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, and Malawi). Preference will be given to students registered at St Antony's College. The fund is initially to be devoted to cases of hardship or unexpected financial difficulties for students who are completing postgraduate degrees. The period for which application can be made is April 2004 to March 2005. St Antony's students should apply to Ulli Parkinson, St Antony's College. Others should apply to the Director, Africa Educational Trust, 38 King Street, London WC2E 8JS. Applications should include a short statement about research and progress, a brief confirmation of this from a supervisor, and a short explanation of the need for funding. Initial grants are likely to be in the region of £500. The closing date for applications is 19 March. Should sufficient money be raised, this fund will be used for larger scholarships for students from the region. Any suggestions concerning fund-raising should be sent to Polly Friedhoff, Development Office, St Antony's College.


The Timothy Bailey Trust has been set up in memory of Timothy Bailey, a Biology graduate of Christ Church. It aims to provide financial support to students of Oxford University to assist them in undertaking any extra-curricular project or expedition relating to the Biological Sciences. Generally a single Scholarship will be awarded each year, on a competitive basis. Applicants should produce a written proposal of 500--1,000 words stating clearly: (a) the background to, and aims of, the activity; (b) how a successful outcome to the activity will contribute to our knowledge and understanding of any aspect of Biology; (c) detailed work plans for a successful outcome; (d) how, in the event of a successful application, the award will contribute to this outcome. Timothy Bailey was especially interested in Evolution, Entomology, and Developmental Biology and applications in any or all of these areas are especially encouraged, although this is not an essential requirement. It is expected that applicants will normally be individuals, including those going on University Expeditions with others. Exceptionally expeditions may also be considered for joint funding although this is not preferred. Three copies of each application should be addressed as follows: the Timothy Bailey Scholarship, c/o Professor Sarah Randolph, Department of Zoology, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS. Applications must be received on or before Friday of first week of Trinity Term (30 April) and decisions will be reached and communicated to the successful applicants by the end of sixth week of Trinity Term (4 June). Candidates who have not heard by the start of the seventh week of Trinity Term must assume they have been unsuccessful. Entries will be judged by the Trustees, whose decision is final. Currently the Trustees are Dr Mark Bailey and Mr Greg Payne. The Timothy Bailey Scholarships will be to a value of approximately £500. In the event of joint winners the Trustees will divide this sum between them. The winning applicant(s) will be expected to acknowledge the support of the Timothy Bailey Trust in any reports or scientific papers arising from any activity supported by the Trust. They should also provide a written report of no more than 2,000 words to the Trustees upon completion of the research and travel supported. Information regarding the life and interests of Timothy Bailey, plus further details on the Trust, can be found at www.timothybailey.com. It is hoped that this award can be made for a number of years into the future, depending upon the funds available to the Trustees.


The prize is awarded annually for the best dissertation or thesis submitted as part of any postgraduate degree in Law (BCL, M.Jur., M.Phil., M.St., M.Litt., or D.Phil.) on a subject broadly connected with the law or practice of trade marks, unfair competition, or branding, as judged by a panel comprising one member of the Faculty of Law, and one intellectual property lawyer, appointed by the chairman of the faculty board. The value of the prize is £500 to the student, plus £250 to the library of the student's college. The prize may not be awarded more than once to any one student. To be considered, dissertations must be of a sufficient standard to merit the award and this will normally be of a standard to at least warrant a distinction. To be considered for the award, the student should make an application to the Administrator of the Faculty of Law, St Cross Building, St Cross Road, Oxford OX1 3UR. The application should be made in the academic year the dissertation or thesis is submitted for the relevant degree or that in which the degree is granted, and should be received by the Administrator of the faculty before 30 June in that year. Any queries regarding applications or suitability for application should, in the first place be addressed to the Administrator of the Law Faculty.




Oriental Studies (Chinese): DR B.M. FRELLESVIG, Oriental Institute

Honour School

Natural Science— Supplementary Subjects: DR A.F. ORCHARD, Sub- department of Inorganic Chemistry

Bachelor of Medicine

Part II: DR G.G. MACPHERSON, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology


Honour Schools

Modern History: DR S.A. SKINNER, Balliol Music: DR S.E. CLARK, Merton Natural Science—Material Science Part II: DR A.K. PETFORD- LONG, Department of Materials

Master of Philosophy

Qualifying Examination in Oriental Studies, Modern Chinese Studies: DR F.N. PIEKE, Institute for Chinese Studies

Master of Science

Applied and Computational Mathematics: DR I.J. SOBEY, Computing Laboratory Criminology and Criminal Justice: DR A.J. ASHWORTH, All Souls


Legal Studies: DR A.S. KENNEDY, Lady Margaret Hall


With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the following changes in regulations made by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board will come into effect on 19 March 2004.

Life and Environmental Sciences Board

1 Honour School of Archaeology and Anthropology

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 118, l. 46, delete `The Palaeolithic Period' and substitute `Archaeology of Modern Human Origins'.

2 Honour School of Human Sciences

With effect from 1 October 2005 (for first examination in 2006)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 225, delete ll. 30--4.

2 Ibid., p. 226, delete ll. 29--35 and substitute: `Candidates will be expected to show knowledge of the major features of past and present population trends, the socio-economic, environmental and biomedical factors affecting fertility, mortality and migration; the social, economic and political consequences of population growth, decline and ageing; and major controversies in demographic theory. Specific topics will include traditional and transitional population systems in historical and contemporary societies; demographic transitions and their interpretation; demographic processes in post-transitional societies (modern Europe and other industrial areas) including very low fertility, longer life, international migration and new patterns of marriage and family; the changing position of women in the workforce; ethnic dimensions of demographic change; and policy interventions. The paper will also test knowledge of demographic analysis and techniques including data sources, the quantitative analysis of fertility and mortality, the life table, the stable population and other population models, population dynamics and projections, and limits to fertility and the lifespan. The paper will contain essay questions and questions involving computation. Candidates will be required to answer three questions, two of the former and one of the latter.'


Christ Church

DR KEITH RAYMOND COOPER, 3 April 2003; commoner 1961. Aged 59.

HIS HONOUR JUDGE BARRY SPENCER GREEN, QC, 11 February 2004; commoneer 1950. Aged 71.

ALGERNON JAMES BULLOCK MARSHAM, 11 February 2004; commoner 1938. Aged 84.

COLIN JOHN MONKS, 11 November 2003; commoner 1958. Aged 66.

PETER MARSHALL REID, 14 October 2003; commoner 1937. Aged 85.

Oriel College

JOHN FREDERICK ALDEN, 10 January 2004; scholar 1946. Aged 76.

PHILIP NEAL BRODIE, 17 November 2003; commoner 1944. Aged 77.

PETER GERALD FOX DALTON, 15 July 2003; commoner 1933. Aged 89.

DR SAMUEL RAYMOND DUFF, 7 August 2003; scholar 1950. Aged 76.

DAVID HENSCHEL, 8 January 2004; scholar 1948. Aged 78.

THE RT. REVD LORD BISHOP OLIVER SPENCER HEYWARD, December 2003; Rhodes Scholar 1949. Aged 77.

AIR COMM. ARTHUR FORBES JOHNSON, 12 September 2003; scholar 1932. Aged 90.

DR FREDERICK CHARLES JOHNSTONE, 17 August 2003; scholar 1951. Aged 71.

LORD JOHN PIERS LEIGH, 16 September 2003; commoner 1954. Aged 68.

THE REVD CANON DONALD ALLAN MACNAUGHTON, 13 October 2003; 1936. Aged 86.

DONALD MICHAEL PETTIT, 13 December 2003; commoner 1948. Aged 75.

COLIN GWYNNE PRESTIGE, 12 November 2003; scholar 1948. Aged 77.

JOHN HERMAN MULSE SHERWOOD, 7 September 2002; scholar 1931. Aged 89.

WILLIAM GEORGE WICKHAM WARREN, 30 October 2003; commoner 1928. Aged 93.

St Hilda's College

(DORA) JEANNE SMITH (née Timson), BA, 2003; commoner 1933–6.

Musical events

Sunday, 21 Mar., 6.30 p.m., Keble College Chapel: a concert of a capellaand accompanied music; a celebration of the Spring Equinox, Bach's birthday, and Mothering Sunday. Featuring the Spring Singers; soprano, Kate Hawnt and organist, Roy Woodhams. A selection of Bach, Handel, and Mozart. All proceeds in aid of The National Society for Epilepsy. Tickets £8, £4 (concessions). Available from Ben Rees or Maggy Sasanow, Classics Centre, 67 St Giles', Oxford. Telephone: 01865 (2)88387. E-mail: ben.rees@classics.ox.ac.uk, or margaret.sasanow@classics.ox.ac.uk.

Schola Cantorum of Oxford; James Burton (conductor); Scarlatti—Stabat Mater; Caldara—Crucifixus; Allegri—Miserere. St Mary the Virgin Church, High Street, Sat. 20 Mar., 8 p.m. Tickets at the door. £8, £4 concessions. E-mail: tickets@schola-cantorum.net. Telephone: 07970 538641.

Verdi Requiem, Sheldonian Theatre. Oxford Harmonic Society and the Orchestra of Stowe Opera. Conductor: Robert Secret. Soprano: Ingrid Attrot. Mezzo-Soprano: Yvonne Fontane. Tenor: Hugh Hetherington. Bass: Quentin Hayes. Saturday 3 Apr. 2004, 7.30 p.m. Tickets £12, £10 (concessions £10, £8). Available at the door or from the Oxford Playhouse Box Office. Telephone: 01865 305305.

Saturday, 20 Mar., 8 p.m. Sheldonian Theatre, Brahms Series. Brahms, Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45; Klara Ek, soprano, Garry Magee, bariton, Marios Papadopoulos, conductor. The Oxford Philosmusica Orchestra and Chorus. Tickets: £30, £24, £17, £10. Book online at www.oxfordphil.com. Box Office 01865 305305.

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 Wednesday in term, also on the Wednesday before term starts, the Wednesday after the end of term and during the summer holidays. 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, also country walks and garden trips. Secondhand items can be bought on Wed. mornings 10.30 a.m. to 12 midday from the equipment room—open all year except for 2 weeks at Christmas and Easter. Visit our Web site: www.ox.ac.uk/staff.


St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks, Hilary Term 2004: Artists and their Inspiration.4 Mar., Contemporary Art and Catharsis, Mark Cazalet; 11 Mar., Title to be announced, Roger Wagner; 18 Mar., Seeing Music; Hearing Colour, Mark Rowan-Hull. The talks will be held at St Giles'either in the Church or the Parish Rooms at 12.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. Web site: http://www.st-giles-church.org.

Cafe Zouk

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

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.

Antiques Bought and Sold

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

Egyptian Extravaganza

Live belly dancing by members of the Oxford University Middle Eastern Society at the Phoenix Picturehouse on Thursday 11 Mar.; followed by `Umm Kulthum: A Voice Like Egypt', a fascinating documentary about the life of the late Egyptian singer, the best-selling female vocalist in the Arab World; narrated by Omar Sharif. Starts 6.30 p.m., in the bar. Dancing at 7.15 p.m., film at 7.45 p.m. Free glass of wine for anyone in belly dancing costume. For further details contact Martin Jennings at the Phoenix. Telephone: Oxford 512526.

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.

Antiquarian Books Bought

Books bought. We buy any quantity of books, from single items of importance to entire libraries on History and the Humanities. Unsworth's Booksellers (ABA). Shops located at 15 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DQ; 12 Bloomsbury Street, London w.c.1B 3QA; and 101 Euston Road, London NW1A 2RA. E-mail: books@unsworths.com.

Camp Energy

Fantastic Easter Holiday Activities with Camp Energy: a fun-based activity and sports course for children aged 5--12 yrs. Week 1: 29 Mar.–2 Apr. Week 2: 5–8 Apr. Week 3: 13–16 Apr. Drop off between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., pick up between 4.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. Limited places available for weekly, daily and half-daily sessions, including excursions to Sulgrave Manor and the Jordan Grand Prix Factory. All University staff are entitled to a 10 per cent discount. Telephone: Oxford 292072, or visit www.campenergy.com for more information.

Services Offered

Copywriting, editing, proofreading and indexing—reports, theses, research, newsletters, brochures. Large or small commissions. Very reasonable rates. Please contact Helen Gough on 01865 858413. Mobile: 07974 945441. E-mail: h.gough@talk21.com.


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).

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.

Domestic Services

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


Situations Vacant

St Hugh's College require a qualified and experienced carpenter and a plumber/multi-skilled tradesman. Applicants should be fit, motivated, and able to deal with a variety of maintenance situations. A sense of humour is also essential. Salary is £18,000 p.a., plus benefits and meals, for a 40-hour week. For further details e-mail: neil.baker@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk. Telephone: 01865 274909.

Wycliffe Hall is seeking to appoint a part-time Trainer in Voice Production, to work with its 70 ministerial students, as a coach in the use of the voice in public ministry. Closing date for complicated application forms is midday, Friday 19 March. Further details from: Mrs Margaret Thomson, Wycliffe Hall, 54 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PW. E-mail: margaret.thomson@wycliffe.ox.ac.uk.

Dragon School, Oxford (650 boys and girls, 8–13, boarding and day): qualified teacher of history required for Sept. 2004, to teach at all levels to Common Entrance and Scholarship, and contribute to the life of a busy day and boarding school. Experienced teachers or NQTs. Accommodation may be possible. Please apply for details and an application form to the Headmaster, Dragon School, Bardwell Road, Oxford OX2 6SS. (This position is a readvertisement: previous applicants will be reconsidered and need not reapply.) Telephone: 01865 315401. Fax: 01865 315429. E-mail: acn@dragonschool.org. Closing date Monday, 8 March.

Christ Church Picture Gallery, permanent part-time invigilator urgently required. Christ Church Picture Gallery houses an important collection of European paintings, drawings, and sculptures. The Gallery is open to the public, and the invigilators are responsible on a day-to- day basis for the security of the collection. They patrol the galleries, greet visitors, answer queries, and take messages and work on the front desk. We are looking for a smart, reliable, responsible person who is willing to work as part of a small team. Some experience of security and/or retail would be an advantage. Working Tuesdays and Wednesdays (10.30 a.m.–5 p.m.) and every other weekend, Saturday 10.30 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday (2–5 p.m.) £5.74 p.h. (£7.65 on Sunday). Please apply in writing (covering letter, c.v. with 2 references) to: Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford OX1 1DP. For more information telephone: Oxford 276172 or e-mail: jacqueline.thalmann@chch.ox.ac.uk.

Houses to Let

Central South Oxford: beautifully renovated, light and airy Victorian terrace house, available for the Easter holidays. 10-minute walk from city centre, 2-minute walk from park and river. Sitting room, beautiful big kitchen with skylights and french windows leading to wooden deck and fully enclosed garden, 3 double bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and 1 en suite shower room. All mod cons. Sleeps up to 6 people. Available 4--18 April. £500 p.w. Telephone: 01865 247022. E-mail: themos@nag.co.uk.

Central Oxford: modern 4-bedroom town house in quiet close, 5 minutes' walk from Carfax. Excellent condition. L-shaped lounge/dining room, study, new bathroom, separate shower room, new en suite shower room to main bedroom, utility room fitted with Míele appliances, new John Lewis fully-fitted kitchen, gas c.h., d.g., single garage, plus parking for additional car in small enclosed front garden. No other garden, but pleasant outlook from rear windows over landscaped park area to river. Unfurnished, or some furniture provided. Available 1 May, long let preferred. References essential, deposit required. £1,600 p.c.m. Tel/Fax: 01865 735343. E-mail: lynette.bradley@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Marston: house in quiet cul-de-sac available now. 3 bedrooms, large sitting room, conservatory. Close to John Radcliffe Hospital and cycle track to centre of Oxford. Non-smokers please. £850 p.c.m. Telephone: 01865 430508, or 0790 1680167.

Wheatley: attractive detached cottage, available now, fully furnished, 3 bedrooms (2 double, 1 single), gas c.h., small garage plus car space. Small garden. Near bus stop. £750 plus bills. Telephone: 01932 563335.

Near Florence Park: 2-bedroom modern terrace house with small garden, in quiet cul-de-sac location. Within a 10-minute bus ride of city centre. Fully furnished and fitted, in excellent condition; washing machine, gas c.h. Reserved parking space. No pets or smoking. Available immediately until 31 Oct., or part period thereof. £700 p.c.m., plus bills. Deposit required. David Cannell. 01993 813217.

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

Close to city centre, in quiet no-through street: delightful 2-bedroom, furnished terrace house. Washing machine, c.h., and pretty garden. Would suit couple or two sharers. Non-smokers please. Available for six months or one year, from late Mar. £760 p.c.m., plus council tax. Deposit and references required. Tel.: 01865 310806. E-mail: joannadennison@hotmail.com.

Wootton, near Woodstock: well-appointed furnished property in sought-after village; 3 bedrooms, conservatory, garage, gardens, off-road parking for 3 cars. In peaceful location. Good bus and rail connections to Oxford nearby. Available mid-Apr. for 6 months/1 year. £850 p.c.m.. E-mail: sally.stradling@ukgateway.net or tel.: 01993 812278.

Headington Quarry, ideal for visiting professor: 2 double bedroom house, living-room and kitchen/dining, all mod. cons., mid-July to mid-Sept. or Oct., dates to be agreed. £900 p.c.m. including utilities, cable TV, and telephone. Professionals only. Telephone: Philip Allison, Oxford 767791, e-mail: philip_allison@hotmail.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.

Flats to Let

Summertown: large, refurbished, first floor flat. Kitchen, dining/sitting room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom. Unfurnished. Garage and communal gardens. No smokers or pets. £850 p.c.m., plus bills. Available April. References required. Telephone: 01865 766092.

Summertown: immaculate courtyard apartment, fully furnished, co-ordinated decor; 1 double bedroom, bath/shower, kitchen with integrated cooker, refrigerator, washer/dryer, microwave. Secure parking. £720 p.c.m. exc. Telephone: 07866 887495.

North Abingdon: 1-bedroom flat to let, available 1 May. Light and spacious, private garden, parking. Furnished/unfurnished. Very frequent buses to Oxford (5 miles). Easy walking distance to new sports centre, bus stop, and town centre. £575 p.c.m. Telephone: 01235 538519.

Central London (Mayfair): penthouse flat, pied-à-terre, suitable for mature, non-smoking person. Rent negotiable. Telephone: 07931 541488, or 0207 4956196.

Twelve minutes' walk to Magdalen Bridge: new loft conversion in owner's house, available from April, in Magdalen Road area. Quiet, sunny and elegant. Comprising 5m x 4m study/bedsit/kitchen, and own spacious, beautiful bathroom. Own telephone line. £100 p.w. inc. (except for phone rental), reference, tenancy agreement. Non-smoking house. Suit academic/professional, not student. Telephone: 01865 423107.

Upper Wolvercote, pretty location: self-contained, modernised, light, airy, 1-bedroom flat on second floor of old family house, overlooking Port Meadow. Stunning views, rural surroundings, and all mod cons. Convenient for University and Oxford city. Bedroom with en suite shower, kitchen/dining-room. Parking, cycling and/or bus ride 15 minutes to city centre. Suit academic or other professional. £695 p.c.m., exc. telephone. Ready for viewing second half of Mar.; available late Mar./Apr. References required. E-mail: wrldco@aol.com

Unexpectedly available, a self-contained, fully furnished flat in Woodstock Road, with easy access to the city centre; bedroom/living-room; fully equipped kitchen inc. washing machine; shower-room, c.h., private parking. Available 15 Mar. for short/long lets. £550 p.m., inc. bills. E-mail: mlavender100@hotmail.com.

North Oxford : spacious garden apartment, fully furnished, sunny and secure. Adjacent park, tennis courts, golf club. Easy access to town centre. 2 bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, patio, parking. Available from 1 Apr. to 30 Nov. £750 p.c.m. Telephone: Oxford 552245.

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: 2 furnished ground-floor flats, each with double and single bedrooms, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel.:/fax: 01865 552400.

Available by the week for visitors to Oxford: self-contained, fully-furnished studios, centrally located in Kingston Road. En suite shower, w.c. and washbasin, and fully-equipped kitchen area. Sleep 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.

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

Academic year 2004–5: Looking for property? Premier offer a massive selection, for small and large groups of sharers, and families. Students and postgrads welcome. Mostly furnished. All comply with safety regs., all areas of the city. Premier: 01865 792299.

North Oxford : ideal for University areas. Excellent selection of 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments (sharers welcome), and 4-bedroom family homes, including Waterways canal-side modern town house. All in superb order. For full details call Premier: 01865 792299.

Academic year 2004–5: Looking for property? Premier offer a massive selection, for small and large groups of sharers, and families. Students and postgrads welcome. Mostly furnished. All comply with safety regs., all areas of the city. Premier: 01865 792299.

Room to let in Headington flat, during Easter vacation: available 13 March–1 May. Lovely quiet room in fully-equipped flat. Easy access to Oxford centre and close to shops. £85 p.w. or £350 p.c.m., all inc. Telephone: 07815 734334. E-mail: eastervacroom@hotmail.com

Little Garden B&B: `A home from home'. Single £38, double £50. Reduced monthly rates. Telephone: 01865 358578.

Artemis House: bed and breakfast accommodation in tastefully decorated Edwardian House. Good location, close to city centre, parking available. Find out more on: www.oxfordcity.co.uk/accom/artemis-house. Tel.: 01865 244357.

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

College and 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.

Accommodation Sought

US college professor and family (spouse and 11-year-old triplets) seek furnished rented accommodation, from 1 Aug. 2004 to 28 Feb. 2005. Looking for 3 bedrooms, with parking. Preferred locations: Summertown, Headington, or Marston. Non-smoking, no pets. Please contact Professor Catherine Kodat. E-mail: ckodat@hamilton.edu.

House rental sought in central/north Oxford, for July (all or part—ideally the whole month), for professional mum and 2 daughters. Former Oxford resident (still owns Summertown house, and friends), now NYC resident, seeks summer base for visiting UK friends/family. Will consider NYC exchange. Excellent Oxford references. E-mail: Lbarder@nyc.rr.com.

College and County is seeking to increase their portfolio of high quality Oxford property suitable for postgraduate 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.

Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

Are you an academic going on sabbatical? Anglo-American family of 3 moving from Spain to Oxford would pay a reasonable rent to look after your house (and animals?), and even offer you a holiday in our home in Mallorca. Ideally from Aug./Apr. 2004 but could possibly be earlier. Contact: Ellen. Tel.: 07831 382445 or 0034 971 53 19 00, or e-mail: ellen@reichwald.co.uk.

Accommodation Exchange

Perth, Western Australia–Oxford: Family of 4 looking for house/car swap in Oxford area, July to December 2004. Perth house close to beaches, city, University of WA. Please e-mail: bshipway@hotmail.com.

Melbourne–Oxford house and car swap wanted mid-May to end Sept. Three bedroom house with study and fast internet access. Convenient location for University and most main hospitals in Melbourne. Excellent public transport links. E-mail: morleyr@unimelb.edu.au.

Holiday Lets

Naples, Florida: rent our beautiful 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom house, on the Gulf Coast, in southwest Florida. This spacious home is located on one of the best private golf courses in the area. The house sleeps up to 8 people, has a huge south-facing heated swimming pool, and comes fully furnished and equipped. The house is available all year round from £800 p.w. (minimum 2-week let, discount for longer lets), Tel. Mark on: 07802 754154. E-mail: mark@bayrock.co.uk.

Lisbon and Lisbon Coast, Portugal: lovely, large, fully-furnished duplex, 3 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, garden and barbecue, sleeps 5. All mod. cons, TV with cable, close to delightful Carcavelos and Cascais beaches, similar to Côte d'Azur. 20/30 minutes by car to Lisbon and Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. £300--£350 p.w. Telephone: 01865 769328. E-mail: julian@jdgross.fsworld.co.uk.

Dordogne, between Domme and Sarlat: cherished old family cottage with glorious panoramic view, to let in the loveliest part of Dordogne. From its windows you see dozens of birds—including buzzards, green woodpeckers, and a hoopoe; butterflies crowd round the lavender and 7 varieties of wild orchid flourish in the meadow—and a few old farmhouses on the opposite hillside. You are totally private, yet the village is 7 minutes' drive away; 2 mediaeval towns (Sarlat and Gourdon) with weekly peasant markets, only 15 minutes away. 3 bedrooms with fine antique furniture, 2 glamorous bathrooms, living room with kitchen corner—extremely simple, but has 2 fridges, fine crockery, glass, and ample cooking equipment. Sleeps 6--8, more if children piled in attic! Available for early birds at Easter, vacant late June– early Sept. Rent from £350 p.w. For further details telephone: 0207 2449762. E-mail:angelambert@compuserve.com.

Barga, Tuscany: charming 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom cottage, sleeps 4, in hills overlooking Garfagnana Valley and Carara mountains, panoramic views, surrounded by vines and olives. 5 mins. from bustling market town of Barga, offering cultural events, swimming, sports and shops. Comfortable accommodation with rustic charm. Sorry, no children under 12. For prices, availability, details, and photos, tel. Mrs J. Collett on: 01672 541147. E-mail: jane@casacollett.fsnet.co.uk.

Normandy: charming, sympathetically furnished, half-timbered cottage with a pretty garden, in the Normandy countryside. Sleeps 7 (4 bedrooms). Comfortable and fully equipped (including for children; also a downstairs double bedroom suitable for the elderly); an excellent base for exploring the Pays d'Auge region, and only 30 minutes from good sandy beaches. Available all the year round. £250--£600 p.w. Tel., or fax Impey 0033 231 32 87 92. E-mail: matthew.impey@wanadoo.fr.

Old Tuscany: two charming apartments with shaded terraces and orchard, on edge of small hill town near Siena. Short walk to restaurant and shops. Glorious countryside. Flat A (sleeps 4) £350 p.w. Flat B (sleeps 2), £260 p.w. Flats A and B together, £525 p.w. For more information and a brochure, telephone: 01428 714363 or: +39 333 123 6091. E-mail: uliviera@hotmail.com.

Athens Olympics: apartment in central Athens for rent during Aug. 2004 Olympics. Can sleep 6. Fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, and balcony. Cleaner provided. Close to Omonia Square, metro station to all Olympics venues. Perfect for families or parties with limited budget. 400 euros per day. E-mail: j.carpenter@efc.co.uk.

North Pembrokeshire: cottage near Fishguard. Sleeps 3 or more. Secluded rural setting, close to coastal path and bus route. Ideal for reading, revising, relaxing, and reviving. Stove, books, garden. Dogs and children welcome. £160–£250 p.w., mid-Apr. to Oct. Also has a caravan, which can be used as annexe. For brochure please call 01348 872080. E-mail: nchroustchoff@hotmail.com.

Tuscany, Italy: villa S. Stefano, beautifully restored 2-storey country house on the top of a hill, among large vineyards and olive trees (biological-organic farming methods, no pesticides); 5 bedrooms (up to 9 people), 2 bathrooms, kitchen, lounge, sitting-room, private swimming-pool, garden, cable, VCR, Internet. Wonderful and quiet, in the Chianti area, only 5 minutes' drive from Chiusi town, 1 hour from Rome and Florence, 30 minutes from Siena and Assisi. Telephone: +39 055 602044, or +39 328 7133951; e-mail: info@demata.tuscany.it; Web: www.demata.tuscany.it.

Sardinia, Costa Smeralda, Italy: tasteful villa in rural village of San Pantaleo on the NE coast of Sardinia, suitable for 2–6 people; beautiful mountain views over the Roche Sarde from house and garden; 3 double bedrooms (2 double beds, 1 twin); balcony and large terrazzo for al fresco dining; deckchairs on terrace and garden; self-catering kitchen and spacious living- room with TV; only 10 minutes by car from Porto Cervo, world-renowned Pevero golf course and all major beaches; close to wide range of activities, from the village market, restaurants and mountain trails to tennis, diving, riding, sailing and windsurfing schools. E-mail: margareta@sanpanteleo.co.uk; http://www.sanpantaleo.co.uk.

Gower peninsula holiday house: ideal position above Three Cliffs/Pobbles Bay; adjacent Pennard Golf Links; 2 wings available, independent or joint---each sleeps 5/6 (total 11); large secluded garden, ample parking. Telephone: Oxford 433499, e-mail: swainsonjc@aol.com.

France, Dordogne. For rent. Renovated cottage near Sarlat and Beynac castle. Sleeps 6--7; large swimming pool, marvellous view and tranquil setting. Photos available. June and Sept. (£600 p.w.), July (£900 per week). E-mail: barbaracemerson@yahoo.co.uk. Telephone: 07798 828758.

Traditional Tarn farmhouse in 18 acres, sleeps 6/8 in main house (2 bathrooms) plus 4 in self-contained cottage across courtyard. Ideal for large family, or two families sharing. Recently modernised to high standard, c.h., open fireplaces, fully furnished, satellite TV, swimming pool (heated if required), hard tennis court, large games room with table tennis, snooker; secluded field and oak woods. 1k from village of Cahuzac-sur-Vere (supermarket, baker, 2 restaurants, cafe, bank, butcher); 45 minutes Toulouse airport, in Gaillac, Cordes, Albi triangle. Available to let from Easter 2004. For more information contact: mike.simler@wanadoo.fr or tel.: Judith on 01993 878793 (eves) or 01865 281577 (a.m.); Web site: http://perso.wanadoo.fr/mike.simler/Gaubile2.

Italy—Umbria, near Perugia, within easy reach of Assisi, Lake Trasimene, Orvieto. Restored farmhouse, own private valley, large swimming pool: 2 spacious flats sleeping 4 and 2, or can be combined. £250–£750 p.w. depending on numbers of beds and season. For further details phone or fax 01865 390581.

Venice, San Marco: our sunny flat in ancient Grand Canal palazzo sleeps 4-6. Beamed ceiling, antique furniture, modern kitchen, dishwasher, washer/dryer, phone/fax, CD/radio. Sat.–Sat., £795. Details: name, address to venice@waitrose.com, 07932 606170 or fax 0039 0125 627835.

Tuscany: family owned Wine Estate, producing highly recognised wines, olive oil and cheese: offers ancient farmhouse and apartments accommodation 2 up to 12+. Secluded rural setting, half hour central Florence. Contact: tel./fax: 0039 055 824 9120. E-mail: sulpoggio@bcc.tin.it.

Cevennes—Gard/Lozere/Ardeche borders: spacious, recently refurbished apartment in stone Cevenol `mas', on the periphery of Mont Lozere National Park. Vine-covered terrace, adjoining modern kitchen; salon; 3 double bedrooms—sleeps 8+; bathroom and 2 shower rooms. Well separated from owners' accommodation which is usually unoccupied when this apartment is let. Set at about 1,000 ft, in over 2 acres of matrue gardens and trees, the house is on the edge of a very quiet hamlet—near a village with shops—in an area of dramatic mountain scenery, with attractive river swimming. Uzes, Nimes, Pont du Gard, Avignon, Arles, Montpellier, Southern Rhone vineyards, Gorges du Tarn—and the Mediterranean—all within easy reach. For those who do not wish to drive, there is easy access via TGV or cheap Stanstead flights. Booking now open for 2004 (from £210 p.w.). Non-smokers only please. Full c.h. available for autumn and winter lets. A smaller, second flat is now also available; this will sleep 4 or 5 in 2 bedrooms and has a large living area and a cool covered terrace. Though entirely separate from the larger flat—and available separately—this may be of particular interest to families who enjoy holidays together but appreciate privacy and independence. For further details of either of these flats please apply: 01527 541360.

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.

Deepest SW France. Relax in a luxuriously renovated farmhouse with large seculded grounds in a stunning rural area. Generous facilities include en suite accommodation, 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.

House for Sale

Central North Oxford (Park Town): outstanding, beautiful home in prime location, close to University Parks, colleges, and departments. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, through living/dining room opening to spacious conservatory. Good decorative order. Secluded garden plus 3 communal gardens. No chain. Offers around £1.275m. For full details e-mail: oliver.braddick@psy.ox.ac.uk. Telephone: 01865 512025.

House to Let/For Sale in France

Normandy: Village au Brun, Notre Dame de Cenilly: old farm house, newly tiled roof, all mod. cons., and set in approx. 13½ acres of farmland. Peaceful yet within 4 kms from Cerisy la Salle (local village; Saint-Lo, Coutance approx. 20 kms; Cherbourg, Bayeux, Mont St Michel and Caen within 100 kms. Ground floor: kitchen/dining room; gas cooker; separate electric oven; microwave; large fridge with separate freezer; gas c.h.; bathroom with w.c.; sitting room. First floor: music room (with Grand piano), 2 bedrooms (1 with small office). Second floor: large bedroom; shower room with w.c.; gallery (suitable for office) which overlooks music room below. Open fire in sitting room. Ideal retreat for writer or musician seeking peace and quiet to work. £40 per night; £250 p.w. £900 p.m., longer lets negotiable. Price includes heating, linen and crockery but excludes telephone and electricity. For further details please contact Alexander Kok on tel.: 00 33 2 33 45 52 16, fax: 00 33 2 33 17 22 96.

Car for Sale

Ford Galaxy GLX 2.0 (97/98) R Reg, 7 Seater, Forest Green, 49,000 miles, new tyres fitted, AC, Tax August, MOT September, electric windows, stereo cassette, lady driver, £6,900. Telephone: 07799 772694.


Applications are invited for the above post, tenable from 1 October 2004, or such later date as may be arranged. A non-stipendiary fellowship at St Hugh's College is attached to the professorship.

The Professorship of Geochemistry is held in the Universit's Department of Earth Sciences. The University seeks to appoint to this prestigious chair a world-class Earth Scientist with a keen interest in establishing new programmes in the field of geochemistry. Candidates should have a research record at the highest international level and must be able to exercise leadership in Earth Sciences, both within the UK and on the international scene.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, are available from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from the Registrar, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: (2)70200). The closing date for applications is Monday, 19 April.


Appointment of part-time Administrative Secretary and part-time secretary to the Rhodes Chair of Race Relations

Applications are invited for two posts in African Studies. One is the administrative secretary for African Studies within the Department of Area and Development Studies. The principal duties of the post include: administrative support for the management committee and the developing academic programme; administering the budget; and the dissemination of information (including Web-site maintenance). The post is part-time, initially eight hours per week, commencing as soon as possible.

The second is the secretary to the Rhodes Chair in Race Relations. The principal duties of the post are: to act as personal assistant to the Chair; be first point of contact for internal and external enquiries; administer budgets and related activities. The post is part-time at nine hours per week, commencing as soon as possible.

The posts are on the clerical and library grade c4 scale (salary £15,053-- £17,416 per annum, pro rata---under review).

Both posts require a high level of secretarial skills, some computer literacy (Word, Excel, e-mail, and preferably Web-site maintenance), excellent organisational abilities, and good communication skills. Experience in similar positions would be an advantage. It is hoped that one person can be employed for both posts, to create a post of seventeen hours per week, but applicants should specify if they are interested in only one of the posts. Further particulars are available from Mrs D. Preston, Social Sciences Divisional Office, 34 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LH (e-mail: dawn.preston@admin.ox.ac.uk), or via the University Web-site
(http://www.ox.ac.uk/jobs/). Applications should be sent to Mrs Preston for receipt not later than 12 March. Applicants are asked to supply the names and addresses of two referees.


Appointment of Manciple

All Souls College seeks a successor to the Manciple, whose current responsibilities include (but are not limited to) supervision and control of the college's domestic staff, oversight of catering services, preparation of domestic budgets and accounts, maintenance of college buildings, rooms, and gardens, and preparation and oversight of college functions. Depending on the successful candidate's qualifications, the job description could be adjusted in a variety of ways. In addition to salary, benefits include housing and car allowances, health insurance, a non-contributory pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, and meals in college.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Bursary, All Souls College, Oxford OX1 4AL (telephone: Oxford (2)79335). Applications should be sent to the Bursar, to be received by Wednesday, 24 March.


John Hicks Foundation Graduate Scholarships for doctoral study in Economics

Brasenoe College is offering one or two scholarships for doctoral research in Economics for October 2004. Preferred areas of specialisation are Money and Banking or Macroeconomics. The duration of the scholarships will be one year plus a maximum of a further two years. The value will be £5,061 per annum, plus some dining rights and guaranteed accommodation in the graduate annexe at St Cross for the first year of the scholarship (at the normal charge).

These scholarships are intended to be top-up maintenance grants for graduates who have been accepted by the Department of Economics to read for a D.Phil. (or be eligible to do so) and who have full or `fees only' ESRC (or similar) funding. Research students already in their first or second year of their doctoral study at Oxford are also eligible to apply. Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 31 March.

Details and application forms can be obtained from the Admissions Secretary, Brasenose College, Oxford OX1 4AJ (telephone: Oxford (2)77510, e-mail: admissions@bnc.ox.ac.uk).


Senior Scholarships

The governing body proposes to elect up to two scholars, to hold their awards from 1 October 2004. The scholarships are tenable for two years in the first instance, and may be renewed for a further year; they are open to both men and women. Candidates must be in the second year of a higher (research-based---see note below) degree in the University at the time of their election. The stipend is as for postgraduate awards from UK Government agencies, subject to a deduction in the light of other emoluments, together with free college accommodation or a housing allowance (currently £1,128).

Application forms and further particulars may be obtained by writing to the Secretary to the Tutor for Graduates, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP. Applications must reach the Secretary to the Tutor for Graduates by 2 April.


Note: the scholarships are also available to candidates in the second year of an M.Phil. or a B.Phil.


Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship in History

Corpus Christi College proposes to elect a stipendiary Junior Research Fellow in Modern History, tenable for three years with effect from October 2004. The appointee will be expected to teach for up to four hours per week each term and to engage in research at postdoctoral level. In making this appointment, the college's decision will be based primarily on the quality of each candidate's research and on his/her potential for an academic career, but preference will, in general, be given to applicants whose teaching can complement that of the college's History Fellows. Areas presently taught by these fellows include British History 1000--1550, European History 300--1525, and American History since the Revolution.

The salary will be £18,300 per annum (including housing allowance of £2,342), plus piece- rates for teaching over three hours per week. The fellow will also be entitled to full lunching and dining rights and will receive a research allowance (£339), and hospitality allowance (£244). These are current figures.

Applicants will normally be expected to have submitted for a higher research degree before taking up a junior research fellowship.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a 1,000-word description of present and future research interests, and the names of two referees, should be sent to the College Secretary, Corpus Christi College, Oxford OX1 4JF, by 26 March. Candidates should ask their referees to write or e-mail the College Secretary (e-mail: rachel.pearson@ccc.ox.ac.uk) by the same date.

Corpus Christi College is an equal opportunities employer.


Election of Principal

The governing body of Jesus College is seeking a new Principal with effect from 1 October 2005, in succession to Sir Peter North, CBE, QC, DCL, FBA, who is retiring. Anyone who wishes to apply or express an interest is invited to contact the Vice-Principal, Mr P.J. Clarke, by 23 April 2004. (telephone: Oxford (2)79718, fax: (2)79696, e-mail: peter.clarke@jesus.ox.ac.uk).

The college prospectus and further particulars are available from Mrs Helen Gee (telephone: Oxford (2)79718, e-mail: helen.gee@jesus.ox.ac.uk), and can also be found on the college Web site, http://www.jesus.ox.ac.uk.

Jesus College is an equal opportunities employer.


Appointment of Assistant Finance Officer

Working twenty-five hours per week, the Assistant Finance Officer will report to the College Accountant and will be responsible for maintaining the college's bank accounts, assisting in maintaining the general ledger, preparing the college's VAT returns, and providing back-up for other members of the Finance Office.

Candidates should have previous experience of these tasks and should be computer-literate. Salary: £20,000 per annum, pro rata.

Applications, by letter with a curriculum vitae and details of two referees, should be sent to the Senior Bursar's Secretary, St Hugh's College, Oxford OX2 6LE, by Friday, 19 March.


Four-hour Stipendiary Lecturership in Computer Science

Somerville College invites applications for the post of Stipendiary Lecturer in Computation for one year, in the first instance, starting in October 2004. The lecturer will be required to provide an annual average of four hours' teaching a week during the three full terms (each lasting eight weeks) of the academic year, although teaching may not be divided equally among the three terms, to help with the organisation of teaching, and the admission of new students. Further information about the syllabus can be found at http://web.comlab.ox.ac.uk/oucl/.

The appointment will be on point one (circa £5,000) or point two (circa £6,300) on an incremental scale, depending on experience.

The lecturer will share the use of a teaching room in college and will be a member of the senior common room. He or she will be entitled to a number of meals in college during full term.

Further particulars are available from the College Secretary, Somerville College, Oxford OX2 6HD (telephone: Oxford (2)70619, fax: (2)70620, e-mail: secretariat@somerville.ox.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is 12 March 2004. Short-listed candidates are likely to be invited for interview in the week beginning 22 March.

Somerville College is committed to achieving equal opportunities.


Appointment of Personnel Manager (part-time)

Wadham College has a vacancy for a part-time Personnel Manager (twenty hours per week). This is a new post, reporting to the Domestic Bursar. The successful candidate will need to show a proven record of experience at a responsible level in personnel matters. Duties will include the handling and oversight of contracts, personnel records, disciplinary and grievance procedures, training records, appraisals, and all other matters concerning the administration of the college non-academic staff. The salary will be on the university grade 5 scale, within the band £19,637--£20,787 per annum (pro rata), plus conference bonus, generous holidays, and excellent pension scheme.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae and details of two referees, should be sent to the Domestic Bursar, Wadham College, Oxford OX1 3PN (telephone: Oxford (2)77963), from whom a job description may be obtained. Applications should be received no later than Friday, 12 March.


Junior Research Fellowships in the Sciences

Worcester College proposes to elect two non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellows in the Sciences, to hold office for two years, possibly renewable for a third, from 1 October 2004. (The Sciences are to be understood as any branch of Physical, Biological or Medical Sciences, and Mathematics, but excluding Social Sciences.)

The fellowships carry senior common room membership with free lunches and dinners, and assistance with book and research expenses. They are open to men and women. It is expected that candidates will not normally be older than thirty at 1 October 2004. The college is an equal opportunities employer, and consideration will be given to applications submitted by candidates who can demonstrate that the application of this age-limit would be inappropriate in their circumstances.

Applications (eight copies) must reach the Provost's Secretary, Worcester College, Oxford OX1 2HB, by Friday, 9 April. E-mail applications will be permitted, but hard copy should follow in the mail. Informal enquiries may be made to the Provost's Secretary, Jill Drake (telephone: Oxford (2)78362, fax: 793106, e-mail: jill.drake@worc.ox.ac.uk). Candidates should ask their referees to send references directly to her to arrive by the closing date. Reference JRF/04/04 should be quoted in correspondence. It is hoped that interviews will be held on Friday, 21 May; the college will reimburse reasonable travel costs.


Fellowship and College Lectureship in Law

Robinson College invites applications for a Fellowship and College Lectureship in Law, with effect from 1 October 2004. The appointment, which is funded for a maximum of five years, is open to both men and women. The initial appointment will be for three years with a possibility of renewal for a further two years and is subject to the statutes and ordinances of the college. The college will particularly welcome applications from candidates offering subjects not taught by the existing Law Fellows.

The stipend of a college lecturer, which can be pensionable under USS, is currently at a point in the range £16,706--£28,280. depending on age and experience.

Further details and application forms can be obtained by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the Senior Tutor, Robinson College, Cambridge CB3 9AN (e-mail: ejl24@cam.ac.uk), to whom application forms should be sent no later than 31 March.

Friday 5 March

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Springboard'—Programme 2, 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR L. SCIAMA: `Venetian nicknames and the carnival culture' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `Identifying and naming—anthropological and other approaches'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET, with student performers, performs Mozart, Oboe quintet in C minor (K.406), and a new student composition, Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. (tickets £6/£4 available in advance from `In Oxford Shop', tel. 248774).

PROFESSOR E. KAPSTEIN: `Fairness in international politics' (seminar series: `Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University, 2 p.m.

CONFERENCE: `La recherche sur internet: le cas de l'histoire des sciences', Maison Française, 2–5 p.m. (continues tomorrow, 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.).

DR J. MADDICOTT: `English exceptionalism?: The peculiarities of the early English parliament' (James Ford Lectures in British History: `The origins of the English Parliament, c.900–1327'), Schools, 5 p.m.

THE RT. HON. TONY BENN opens discussion of paper by Dr David Butler: `The future of the Left' (seminar series: `British government and politics'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

HAIDER ABDEL SHAFI: `The limits of available options for regaining Palestinian rights' (lecture series: `Palestinians on Palestine: the way forward'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

Saturday 6 March

ORGAN RECITAL: Henry Fairs, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

Sunday 7 March

THE RT REVD JOHN PACKER preaches, Mansfield, 10 a.m.

BENJAMIN ABBA NARVEY performs music for lute and theorbo, the Hall, Wolfson, 3 p.m.

KATHRYN WHITNEY (soprano) and PHILIP BULLOCK (piano): recital of songs by Fauré, Ravel, Debussy, Haydn, Brahms, and Copland, the Hall, Balliol, 9 p.m. (doors open 8.45 p.m.; admission free).

Monday 8 March

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Introduction to the Bodleian Library', 10 a.m. (see information above).

A. STOBART: ` "The Right Honourable the Lady Clifford's Booke of Receipts": variations in domestic medicine at Ugbrooke House, Devon, in the seventeenth century' (seminar series: `Surgery, physic, and culture'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

THE HON. TREVOR MANUEL, MP (South African Minister of Finance): `Making globalisation work for Africa' (Global Economic Governance Programme lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.-L. LEUTRAT: conclusion of the series looking at the work of Jean-Luc Godard, with projection of The Old Place, a short film produced for MOMA, New York (Maison Française, 5 p.m.).

Tuesday 9 March

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Handling conflict'—day 1, 9.30 a.m., and `Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR JONATHAN GLOVER: `Making the world a better place?' (Uehiro Lectures: `Choosing children: genes, disability, and design'), Schools, 4.30 p.m.

DR M. RYAN: `Universal principle and institutional history' (Carlyle Lectures: `The legal framework of political thought, 1100–1600'), Schools, 5 p.m.

THE RT. HON. BARONESS (SHIRLEY) WILLIAMS, THE RT. HON. ROBIN COOK, MP, and SIR MARRACK GOULDING: `The role of the UN' (Parliamentary Seminars: `A fractured world: foreign policy in the twenty-first century'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

P. WEINDLING: ` "The nameless dead": medical abuses from the victims' perspective, 1939–60' (Modern European History Social and Cultural History Research Seminar), Modern History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

DR MARGARET ADAMS: ` "A piece in the jigsaw": the protein behind a hereditary disease G6PD structure—G6PD deficiency and forty years' progress for biological structures' (Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre, University Museum, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. HODGSON: `Hegel and Christian theology' (Jaspers Lecture), Old Library, University Church, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. LAND: `Taking care to market: what does it mean?' (seminar series: `Current issues in social policy'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Barnett House, 5 p.m.

T.A. IRVINE: `The foundations of Mozart scholarship' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. SPARKS: `Forecasting volcanic eruptions' (Wolfson College Lectures: `Bubbles physical and metaphysical'), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m. (open to the public).

Wednesday 10 March

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Publications: from design to delivery', 9.45 a.m. (see information above).

ORGAN RECITAL: Simon Bell, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

PROFESSOR C. CLUNAS: `Remnant subjects: the afterlives of Ming visual and material culture' (Slade Lectures: `Empire of Great Brightness: visual and material cultures of Ming China, 1368--1644'), Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School, 5 p.m.

DR G. KRAMER: `Justice and equality in contemporary Islamic discourse' (Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies seminars: `Islamic political thought'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 5 p.m.

PASCAL LAMY (EU Trade Commissioner): `Is the enlarged EU an economic superpower?' (lecture), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. LOEWE: `Ibn Sahula's Meshal Haqadmoni: a failed educational endeavour' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

Thursday 11 March

PROFESSOR R. HANCOCK: `A micro-simulation model for long-term care costs' (Oxford Institute of Ageing seminars: `Health and social care for ageing populations'), Lecture Theatre, Department of Sociology, 1 p.m.

LIA CHAVEZ: `Women of dignity—women from abusive backgrounds, seeking ways of redress' (multimedia presentation, part of International Women's Festival: `Feast or Famine'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY guided tour: `Madonna and saints', 2.15 p.m. (booking not required).

G. GIBBS: `The impact of assessment on student learning' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning research seminars, History of Art Lecture Room, Littlegate House level 2, 4 p.m. (enquiries: harriet.dunbar-goddet@learning.ox.ac.uk).

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Writing at work'—week 2, 3.30 p.m. (see information above).

HANAN ASHRAWI: `Palestine: reconstruction or deconstruction' (lecture series: `Palestinians on Palestine: the way forward'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

STEVEN E. SANDERSON (President and Chief Executive, Wildlife Conservation Society) speaks in Linacre Lectures series `Green power: green responsibility?'—directors of leading conservation charities speak about the changing marketplace and their strategies for success, Main Lecture Hall, School of Geography and the Environment, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.-P. VERNANT: `Pandora: la première femme' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

Friday 12 March

A. SVIRNOVSKAIA: `Naming children's diseases' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `Identifying and naming—anthropological and other approaches'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

DR W. MATTLI: `The role international standards can play in regulating global corporate behaviour' (seminar series: `Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University, 2 p.m.

WORKSHOP: `Lieux sociaux, science et urbanité' (Franco-British Research Group on `Scientific capitals: Paris and London'), Maison Française, 2–6 p.m. (continues tomorrow, 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m.).

PROFESSOR SHLOMO BEN-AMI: `The rise and fall of the Oslo process' (lecture series: `The quest for peace in the Arab–Israeli conflict'), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

THE RT. HON. LORD FALCONER opens discussion of paper by Professor Vernon Bogdanor: `The role of the Department for Constitutional Affairs: the Secretary of State's view' (seminar series: `British government and politics'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

DR M. TALIB: `Some considerations for an anthropology of Islam' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. LAWTON: `Biodiversity, conservation, and unsustainable development' (Heron-Allen Lecture), Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, 5.15 p.m.

Saturday 13 March


Sunday 14 March

DOM HENRY WANSBROUGH, OSB, preaches, Oriel, 10 a.m.

Tuesday 16 March

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Funding and resource allocation, for heads of department and chairmen of boards', 9 a.m.; `Handling conflict'—day 2, 9.30 a.m.; `Peformance matters', 9.30 a.m.; and `Voice coaching', afternoon (see information above).