Oxford University Gazette: 4 November 2004

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 135, No. 4712: 4 November 2004

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Changes in Regulations

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

Brettschneider Bursary Fund

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 602, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by Decree (5) of 8 November 2001, and the changes published on 6 February 2003 and 30 June 2004, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 132, p. 375; Vol. 133, p. 724; Vol. 134, p. 1238), delete existing § 32 and substitute:

`§ 32. Brettschneider Bursary Fund

1. The University accepts with gratitude from Mr Michael Borkan, the sum of £16,200, and such further sums as shall be contributed for the same purpose, to establish a fund to be known as the Brettschneider Fund to strengthen links between the University of Oxford and Cornell University. The net income of the Fund shall be applied to promote academic exchange, including the provision of bursaries for present or former students of Cornell University to study in Oxford.

2. The fund shall be administered by a Board of Management the membership of which shall consist of:

(1) a person appointed by the Educational and Policy Standards Committee of Council, who shall be Chairman;

(2) a person appointed by the Academic Committee of the Conference of Colleges;

(3) a person appointed by Cornell University.

3. The board shall apply the net income of the fund in the maintenance of the awards, and the board shall determine the condition of their award, and their several value and tenure.

4. Income not expended in any year may be carried forward for expenditure in subsequent years or added to the capital of the fund.

5. Council shall have power to alter these regulations from time to time, provided that the main object of the fund as defined in paragraph 1 above is kept in view.'

[These changes broaden the remit of the fund and remove the requirement for awards to be tenable at specific colleges.]


Changes in Regulations

The Proctors have made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 19 November.

Proctors' Regulations 1 of 2004


Made by the Proctors on 1 October 2004

Explanatory note

In exercise of their powers under Section 20 of Statute IX, the Proctors have withdrawn their regulations 2 of 2003 (made on 1 October 2003 and amended on 27 November 2003, with corrigendum printed in Gazette, Vol. 134, p. 556, 29 January 2004) and have replaced them with the following. For the most part the new regulations remove provisions that are now covered by the Regulations for the Conduct of University Examinations made by Council's Educational Policy and Standards Committee and printed in Examination Regulations, 2004. Since the EPSC regulations do not make provision for the typing of illegible scripts, the Proctors have included a regulation for this purpose (in similar terms to the regulation previously printed in Examination Regulations, 2003).

Text of regulations

1. These regulations shall apply to all university examinations, including any examination described in any regulation as a qualifying examination.

2. In these regulations `college' means any college, society, or Permanent Private Hall or any other institution designated by Council by regulation as being permitted to present candidates for matriculation.

3. It is the responsibility of each candidate to ensure that he or she hands in all the material he or she wishes to be considered by the examiners and to comply with regulations relating to the submission of written work such as dissertations, essays and project reports.

4. During every written paper, each candidate shall display his or her University Card face up on the desk at which he or she is writing.

5. (1) If a chairman of examiners shall consider that a script or scripts of a candidate in an examination are illegible, he shall thereupon inform the Proctors and the Senior Tutor or other proper officer of that candidate's college or other society or approved institution, provided that, if there shall be a dispute as to the illegibility of a script or scripts, the question shall be referred to the Proctors, whose ruling on the question shall be conclusive.

(2) The Senior Tutor or other proper officer shall then arrange for the candidate to dictate his or her illegible script(s) to a typist under the invigilation of a Master of Arts of the University or any other person who in the opinion of the Proctors seems suitable; the typist and invigilator having been approved beforehand by the Proctors. The dictation and typing shall be undertaken in a place to be approved by the Proctors, but subfusc need not be worn; the candidate shall dictate his or her script to the typist in the presence of the invigilator and shall ensure that the typescript is in every respect identical in form and content to the original script. No copies may be taken. The use of a tape-recorder is not permitted.

(3) The cost of typing and invigilation shall not be a charge on the candidate.

(4) The examiners shall read the typescript page by page with the original script beside it and shall immediately report any discrepancy to the Proctors.


1 Declaration of approval of unopposed changes in Congregation Regulations: Conduct of Ceremonies in Congregation, and certain other Ceremonies

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the changes in Congregation Regulations approved.

2 Declaration of approval of unopposed Resolution approving the Conferment of an Honorary Degree

That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon THE MOST REVD AND RIGHT HON. ROWAN DOUGLAS WILLIAMS, DD (MA Cambridge), FBA, Honorary Student of Christ Church, Honorary Fellow of Wadham College, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, be approved.


Register of Congregation

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

Heracleous, L.T., Templeton

Lucas, D.M., Balliol

McLoughlin, C.M., MA, M.St., Balliol

Meeks, R., Nuffield

O'Sullivan, U.D., Department of Psychiatry

Sheldon, B.C., Wolfson

Shimeld, S.M., Balliol

Slack, R.A., Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Thomas, R., Balliol


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

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

  • CONGREGATION 16 November 2 p.m.
    • 1 Voting on Resolutions authorising expenditure from the Higher Studies Fund
    • 2 Presentation of Vice-Chancellor's Oration
  • * List of forthcoming Degree Days
  • * List of forthcoming Matriculation Ceremonies

CONGREGATION 16 November 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against or to propose an amendment to the resolutions at item 1 below, or of any wish to speak or to ask a question concerning the Vice-Chancellor's Oration at item 2 below, signed in each case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 8 November (see the note on the conduct of business in Congregation at the end of `University Agenda').

1 Voting on Resolutions authorising expenditure from the Higher Studies Fund

(i) That the University be authorised to expend from that part of the Higher Studies Fund know as Bodleian Fund B, a sum of up to £25k as a contribution towards the cost of work on cataloguing the Abinger papers.

(ii) That the University be authorised to expend from that part of the Higher Studies Fund known as the Unearmarked Fund the sum of up to £15k for the same purpose.

2 Presentation of Vice-Chancellor's Oration

The Oration delivered by the retiring Vice-Chancellor on 5 October 2004 will be presented and may be discussed.

¶ The Oration has been published as Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4707.


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


                                                 Appointed by

Mr Vice-Chancellor                               ex officio
The President of Magdalen                        ex officio
Professor C. Attwell                             Council
Professor J.I. Bell                              Council
Professor C. Ellory                              Medical Sciences Board
Professor F. Ashcroft                            Medical Sciences Board
Dr K. Fleming                                    Medical Sciences Board
Dr C.A.R. Boyd                                   Medical Sciences Board
Professor B. Sakmann                             Medical Sciences Board
Professor J.F. Stein                             Magdalen College


Professor of Divinity

PROFESSOR MARILYN ADAMS will deliver her Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 8 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The immaculate conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary: a thought experiment in medieval philosophical theology.'

Professor of the Archaeology of the Roman Empire

PROFESSOR ANDREW WILSON will deliver his Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 11 November, in the Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `Romans at work.'

Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion

PROFESSOR BRIAN LEFTOW will deliver his Inaugural Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 15 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `A truly ontological argument.'

Professor of Poetry

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS will deliver his Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 22 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Many voices---1. From the French.'

Professor of Environmental Science

PROFESSOR DIANA LIVERMAN will deliver her Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Environment and the Americas.'


THE MOST REVD DR ROWAN WILLIAMS, Archbishop of Canterbury, will deliver the Romanes Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 18 November, in the Examination Schools.

Admission will be by ticket only. Tickets may be obtained from the reception desk of the Examination Schools, or by sending a self-addressed envelope to the Vice-Chancellor's Office, University Offices, Wellington Square.

Subject: `Religious lives.'


ROSEMARY HILL, Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, will deliver the Hussey Lecture on the Church and the Arts at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 11 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: ` "To stones a moral life": Welby Pugin and the Gothic revival.'


PROFESSOR J.H. SILBEY will deliver the Harmsworth Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The party of Lincoln: Abraham Lincoln and the emergence of the Republican Party before the Civil War.'


Department of Earth Sciences

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

DR S. JACKMAN, FirstFaraday
8 Nov.: `Assessing and overcoming constraints to the bioremediation of contaminated sites.'

15 Nov.: `The geochemistry of aqueous fluids and gases in high temperature Earth systems.'

22 Nov.: `Metal complexation at the mineral–water interface: molecular controls on aqueous geochemistry.'

29 Nov.: `Making earth observation work: operational application of satellite data—the ocean example.'


Modern Greek Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on the days show in T7, 47 Wellington Square.

Convener: Dr Dimitris Papanikolaou.

Wed. 10 Nov.: `Interpretation and resignification in the political diaries of George Seferis.'

Thur. 25 Nov.: `The playful mode of writing in Psycharis's To Taxidi mou.'

Modern Greek special events

The following meetings will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the ground-floor lecture room, 47 Wellington Square.

18 Nov.: `Reflecting on the 2004 Olympics.' (Followed by a round-table discussion)

2 Dec.: `Genre as a marketing construct: the case of rebetika.'


Topics in Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Egyptology

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Conveners: Professor John Baines and Dr Stephanie Dalley.

9 Nov.: `Egypt and Punt: new approaches to an old problem.'

23 Nov.: `Maps in the ancient Near East and Egypt.'

30 Nov.: `Development of a provincial town at the end of the third millennium.'


PROFESSOR TERENCE BALL, Arizona State University, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 November, in Seminar Room D, the Manor Road Building.

Subject: `Green democracy.'


The United States and global human rights

This three-day international conference will be held from Thursday, 11 November, to Saturday, 13 November inclusive, in the Rothermere American Institute.

Speakers include: MICHAEL IGNATIEFF, Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard; GAY MCDOUGALL, Executive Director, Global Rights; MARY KING, Rothermer American Institute; AND ZYGMUNT BAUMAN, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Leeds.

Advance registration is required. Registration forms are available at www.rai.ox.ac.uk or from Cheryl Hudson (e- mail: cheryl.hudson@rai.ox.ac.uk).

Transatlantic Dialogue in Public Policy

SUZI LEATHER, Chair, Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, and KIRSTEN MOORE, President, the Reproductive Health Technologies Project, Washington, DC, will speak at the meeting to be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 November, in the Rothermere American Institute. The meeting will be chaired by Ann Furedi, Chief Executive, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service.

Subject: `Designing babies? Regulating reproductive health.'

RAI Lecture

LESTER FRIEDMAN, Northwestern University, will deliver the RAI Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 25 November, in the Rothermere American Institute.

Subject: `Citizen Spielberg: the shaping and reflection of American culture in Steven Spielberg's cinema.'


Assessing the impact of industrial development policies—the case of the Mercosul automotive industry

This workshop will be held on Monday, 15 November, 9 a.m.–3.30 p.m., in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College.

Speakers: Professor Mariano Laplane (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, SÆo Paulo and Centre for Brazilian Studies), Dr Mahrukh Doctor (University of Reading and Centre for Brazilian Studies), Professor Mario Salerno (Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA), Brasilia), Dr Fernando Porta (Centre for Studies on Science, Development and Higher Education (REDES), Buenos Aires).

Discussants: Professor Mari Sako (Saïd Business School), Dr Edmund Amann (University of Manchester), Professor Sanjaya Lall (Queen Elizabeth House—to be confirmed), and a representative from the Department of Trade and Industry.

A full programme can be found on www.brazil.ox.ac.uk. Pre-registration is required—e-mail: enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk, or telephone: Oxford (2)84460.


Change of seminar date

ROBERT MCGLASSON, Director, Capital Habeas Unit, Federal Defender Program of Atlanta, Georgia,will speak on the subject `Defeating the politics of the US death penalty with international law and beyond' at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 November (week 7), and not on Wednesday, 17 November, as previously notified. The venue remains unchanged: the Wharton Room, All Souls College.


PROFESSOR A. RAHNEMA, American University of Paris, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 November, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Ayatollah versus ayatollah: the battle between Boroujerdi and Kashani in the Iranian oil nationalisation crisis of the 1950s.'


Debate: the war for Muslim minds—Islam and the West

GILLES KEPEL, CERI-Sciences Po, Paris, and SAMI ZUBEIDA, Birkbeck College, London, will debate at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 November, in the Maison Française. The event is organised in conjunction with the Middle East Centre, St Antony's College, and will be chaired by Dr Walter Armbrust, Director of the Middle East Centre. Advance booking is not required.


JEAN-CLAUDE SCHMITT, EHESS, Paris, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 November, in the Maison Française. The event is organised in conjunction with the Faculty of Modern History, and will be chaired by Alexander Murray, University College.

Subject: `Social rhythms in the Middle Ages.'


Florence Nightingale Lectures

In celebration of the speaker's eightieth birthdy

SIR DAVID COX, FRS, will deliver a Florence Nightingale Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 25 November, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

Subject: `Public policy to particle physics: statistics in the twenty-first century.'


Oliver Smithies Lectures

Reform of the International Monetary Fund

DR TIMOTHY LANE, International Monetary Fund, will deliver the first series of Oliver Smithies Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Tue. 9 Nov.: `Tensions in the role of the IMF.'

Thur. 11 Nov.: `Directions for reform of the IMF.'

Modelling and simulation issues in computational cell biology

PROFESSOR KEVIN BURRAGE, University of Queensland, will deliver the second series of Oliver Smithies Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory.

24 Nov.: `Overview.'

1 Dec.: `Stochastic modelling and simulation.'


Richardson Lecture

DR TONY PHELAN will deliver the Richardson Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 12 November, in the Pusey Lecture Room, Keble College.

Subject: `Brecht and the Julius Caesar business.'


Adam von Trott Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR T. GARTON ASH will deliver the Adam von Trott Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 November, in the chapel, Mansfield College.

Subject: `Are there moral foundations of European power?'


Alec Roche Lecture in Public International Law

SIR ARTHUR WATTS, QC, formerly Legal Adviser, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, will deliver the fourth Alec Roche Lecture in Public International Law at 5.15 p.m. on Monday, 15 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `International law for the twenty-first century.'


Hoskins Lecture

ROY PORTER, Advisory Board for Redundant Churches, Westminster, London, will deliver the Hoskins Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 November, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College. The annual lecture, in honour of Professor William G. Hoskins, on some aspect of local history, has been generously endowed by the late Mrs Jean Duffield.

Subject: `Gateways onto the past: churches, redundancy and local history.'


Middle East Centre

King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud Lecture

DR SALEH MALIK, Member of the Saudi Shura Council, Founder and President of the Social Research and Development Centre, Riyadh, will deliver the second King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 18 November, in the College Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `The Shura Council experiment in Saudi Arabia.'


LORD BUTLER, Master of University College, will lecture at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 November, in St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to the Oxford Chabad Society (telephone: Oxford 200158 or e-mail: oxfordchabad@aol.com).

Subject: `The reasons for the 2003 Iraq war.'


Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture

JON SNOW, Channel 4 News, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 12 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Shooting history.'


MICHAEL CLANCHY will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 18 November, in the Garrard Room, Harris Manchester College. New members are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Ideals of lordship, homage, and honour in thirteenth-century England.'


Amended notice

The prize will be offered for a dissertation on a subject to be chosen by the writer and approved by the Board of the Faculty of Classics within the field of classical literature, textual criticism, and philology. The value of the prize will be about £1,000.

Applications for permission to offer an intended subject should be sent to the Secretary to the Board of the Faculty of Classics, Classics Centre, Old Boys' School, George Street, Oxford OX1 2RL, as early as possible but in any case by Friday, 10 December 2004. In case of doubt the Board will determine whether a subject falls within the above field.

The dissertations must reach the Secretary to the Board on or before Friday, 21 January 2005. They may be written either in English or Latin, at the option of the writer. Three typed copies must be submitted.

The prize is open to all members of the University who, on the day appointed for sending in the dissertations, are (i) qualified by examination for a degree of the University, (ii) have completed six years, and have not exceeded fifteen years, from their matriculation, except that graduates whose first degrees are from other universities shall have completed two years, and not exceeded eleven years, from their matriculation, and (iii) are of postdoctoral status, or equivalent. The prize may not be awarded twice to the same person, but a previously unsuccessful competitor may resubmit his or her dissertation, or an amended version of it, on not more than two occasions.

The judges may determine not to award the prize in any year if no dissertation of sufficient merit is submitted.

The prize is offered annually in three fields in rotation. The cycle will continue as follows:

2006 ancient history, religion, art, and archaeology.

2007 ancient philosophy and ideas.

2008 classical literature, textual criticism, and philology.

Note: this notice replaces the notice concerning the Conington Prize in the Scholarships and Prizes Supplement (Gazette, p. 174), which incorrectly stated that approval of proposed dissertations would be given by the Board of the Faculty of Philosophy.


Board of the Faculty of Modern History

On Thursday, 4 November, the following was duly elected as a member of the Board of the Faculty of Modern History for one year from Michaelmas Term 2004 (from among the members of the faculty):

PROFESSOR A. OFFER, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of All Souls


M.Sc. taught course in Pharmacology

Unless otherwise indicated, examinations will be held at the following times in the Examination Schools.

Fri. 10 Dec., 9.30 a.m.: Qualifying examination (7295).

Wed. 9 Feb., 9.30 a.m.: Quantitative aspects of pharmacology (7296).

Thur. 21 Apr., 9.30 a.m.: Pharmacology essay paper (7297).

Fri. 17 June, 12 noon: Extended essay to be handed in (two copies) (9671).

Thur. 1 Sept., 12 noon: Dissertation to be handed in (three copies) (9672).

Wed. 14 Sept., Department of Pharmacology: public oral presentation (9674).


With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and of the Humanities Board, the following changes in regulations made by the Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages will come into effect on 19 November.

Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

Preliminary Examination in Modern Languages

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

In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 148, ll. 1--2, delete `except that candidates taking the French-only or German-only examination may be awarded one distinction'.


Christ Church


PETER JOHN QUINNEN, 4 October 2004; commoner 1963. Aged 59.

COLIN GEORGE SHERRATT, 12 October 2004; commoner 1955. Aged 68.


HAROLD GREENLEAVES, 9 September 2003; scholar 1923; Founding Master, Bryanston School. Aged 99.

Note: this replaces the obituary notice of Mr Greenleaves published in Gazette, 16 October 2003 (Vol. 134, p. 153).

St Anne's College

MRS DIANA WINIFRED MARY BIMLER (née Nott), 1984; Home-Student 1939--42. Aged 64.

MRS JOAN EVELEEN MARY SYLVESTER BRADLEY (née Campbell), 2002; Home- Student 1935--8. Aged 85.

SISTER MARTA GERTRUDE HOEREN; member of St Anne's Society 1948--51. Aged 90.

MS CAROLINE J. LEWIS, 2004; commoner 1992--5. Aged 30.

MISS JEAN MARGARET ROBERTS, 7 July 2004; commoner 1955--8.

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 10.30 a.m.–12 noon except for two weeks at Christmas and Easter. Newcomers with children (0–4 years) meet every Friday in term 10.15 a.m.–12 noon. Other term-time activities include a Book Group, informal Conversation Group and tours to colleges, museums, and other places of interest, also country walks, garden trips and a visit to an antique centre. Second-hand items can be bought on Wednesday mornings 10.30 a.m.–12 noon from the equipment room. Visit our website: www.ox.ac.uk/staff.

Society for Graduates

The following meetings are held on Fridays at 8 p.m. in the Okinaga Room in Wadham College, Parks Road. Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership. 5 Nov., Dr E. Garman, Why we keep catching the flu and the search for a cure; 12 Nov., Dr D. Lowry, Cecil Rhodes: man and myth; 19 Nov., K. Burras, Plant hunting in Southern Africa; 26 Nov., C. Gott, The Witney Woollen Industry; 3 Dec., Dr M. Blythe, The life and legacy of Archie Cochraine: champion of safer and fairer medicine; 10 Dec., Christmas Dinner. Subscriptions: Members £5 per term. Visitors: £1.50 per meeting. For more information, contact Anita Segar, President, on 01865 730574.

Oxford University Society Travel Programme 2005

The OUS Travel Programme 2005 has launched! Experience new places, enrich your knowledge and enjoy the company of other like-minded alumni. Most trips are accompanied by an expert Oxford scholar. You will be making a valuable contribution to OUS, as tour operators make a donation to us for each Oxonian traveller. For more information, please contact Cathy Tennent. Email: cathy.tennent@ousoc.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 288087. Alternatively, see our website: www.alumni.ox.ac.uk/travel.


Wed., 10 Nov. at 8 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral. The Oxford University Orchestra (conductor: Peter Stark, leader: Stuart Barran) plays Olivier Messiaen—Les Offrandes Oubliées; Sergey Rachmaninov—The Isle of the Dead, Op 29; Maurice Ravel—Bolero; Ottorino Respighi—Pini di Roma. Tickets: £10 (concessions half price) available from the door or the Oxford Playhouse (01865 305305) or ticketsoxford@oxfordplayhouse.com.

Science for Gardeners Lecture Series

The following lectures are held on Mondays at 8 p.m. in the Margaret Thatcher Centre at Somerville College. They aim to introduce gardeners to cutting edge scientific research from the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Oxford. 8 Nov., Dr M. Knight, Plants that jump the garden wall; 15 Nov., Dr C. Hughes, Suicide or murder? A plant pathologist's casebook; 29 Nov., Dr G. Preston, Bastards in the borders: hybridisation in horticulture; 13 Dec., Dr S. Harris, tba. Tickets £7 per lecture (incl. coffee) or £32 for the series. For bookings please contact The University of Oxford Botanic Garden, 01865 286690 or email postmaster@botanic-garden.ox.ac.uk.

The Walled Garden Study Day

Sat., 6 Nov., 10 a.m.–4 p.m. in the Jacqueline du Pré Auditorium, St Hilda's College. For generations, gardeners have marvelled at the joy of gardening in a garden surrounded by walls. Lectures: P. Thoday, The Victorian kitchen garden; S. Dickinson, The walled garden at Eythrope; S. Hoy, The walled garden at Normanby Hall; T. Stuart Smith, Creating a new walled garden at Broughton Grange; M. Thurlow, The restoration of the walled garden at Audley End. Cost: £45 incl. sandwich lunch and parking in Magdalen College School (if required). For bookings please contact The University of Oxford Botanic Garden, 01865 286690 or email postmaster@botanic-garden.ox.ac.uk.

Volunteers Sought

Would you be willing to take part in our studies on diet and blood fats? We are studying links between diet and heart disease. If you are healthy and aged 18–65 years, we would like to hear from you. Please contact Alex or Mary at OCDEM, Churchill Hospital. Tel.: 01865 857262. Email: enquiries@oxlip.ox.ac.uk.

St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

The Art of Writing: 11 Nov., Writing a crime novel, P.D. James; 18 Nov., Working with three prime ministers and the rest of the world, Douglas Hurd; 25 Nov., Writing the story of a life, Shirley du Boulay; 2 Dec., Speedy's dog: poetry and place, Henry Shukman; 9 Dec., Writing, reading: escape or engagement?, Tim Pears. The talks will be held at St Giles' Church at 12.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. 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 the 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.

Antiques Bought and Sold

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

Periodicals Bought and Sold

Back-issues of scholarly periodicals and journals bought and sold. Graham Jeffrey, Periodicals (est. 1967), 29 Cuddesdon Road, Horspath, Oxford OX33 1JD. 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.

Personal Training Services

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Marshall & Galpin Solicitors, Family Department. We are an established Oxfordshire private client firm with offices in Oxford, Thame and Abingdon. We have seven specialist family lawyers who advise on a wide range of issues: divorce and separation, children, financial agreements on divorce, pre-nuptial agreements, cohabitee disputes, separation agreements and pensions. Our lawyers are members of the Solicitors Family Law Association. Two members of the team are Deputy District Judges and three are trained mediators. We offer a range of competitive rates and a short free initial interview. French, Spanish and Italian spoken. Other services provided by the firm include property adviceconveyancing, wills & probate, personal injury & medical negligence, employment and businesscommercial. For further information visit our web site at: www.marshallgalpin.com or contact Mary Wakem on 01865 792300 (Oxford), Simon Bassett on 01235 555345 (Abingdon), James Stonham 01844 261966 (Thame).

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. Email: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com, also at: 94 London Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431. Email: 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).

Want to go broadband and don't know how? Computer problem needing personal but understanding help? We can put you on the Internet safely or do that little upgrade to your system. We have lots of experience of the Oxford IT, supporting people as well as their computers. Happy to give advice for free and work on a no fix/no fee basis. Call MCC on 01865 880600 or 07768 732123.

Hypnotherapy is a natural and gentle way to improve both your emotional and physical health. Symptoms treated include stress, insomnia, smoking, social phobias, fear of public speaking, overweight, IBS, migraines, psoriasis, and much more. To find out how hypnotherapy can help you, contact The Oxford Natural Health Centre's hypnotherapist Mark Witter MA PhD DHP on 07837 121539 or visit his website at www.markwitter.com.

Multiple Pleasures. Elizabeth Harvey-Lee's fully-illustrated Autumn catalogue, offering for sale 142 original prints spanning the 15th to the 20th centuries, is now available. Price: £8.50 by post. Works by, among many others, Dürer, Ostade, Manet, Redon, Chagall, Béjot, Blampied, Brockhurst, Lee-Hankey, Hughes-Stanton, Walcot, and an interesting group by Lawrence Josset engraved over a period of thirty years as Christmas `cards'. The prints may be viewed at the Olympia Fine Art & Antiques Fair, London, 8–14 November (complimentary tickets available on request) or afterwards by appointment in Oxfordshire, at 1 West Cottages, North Aston. Tel.: 01869 347164.

Watercolours, drawings, prints, books. Watercolours and drawings: Bone, Lear, Monro, Banting, Fairfax Murray, Catherine Addington Symonds (Mary Ann Ewart's Garden). Illustrators: Tom Browne, Frank Reynolds, Fougasse, Sillince. Prints: Clausen, Brangwyn, MacNab, Whistler, Beham, Beardsley, Millais. Featured Book: Three Tours of Dr Syntax1819–1821, 3 Vols. Rowlandson aquatints, full leather. Featured Book List: Michael Ayrton. Featured Print: `Crockfords' by Frank Gillett. Featured Watercolour: c.1820, Portrait, `The Edlmann Sisters'. www.masonpeett.co.uk

Tuition Offered

Training in Public Speaking/Presentations. One-day course in Oxford on Sat., 20 Nov. Learn to present yourself and your ideas so that you make a good impression every time. The day will be dedicated to improving your speaking skills. The maximum number of participants is six. For more details tel. 01865 437232 or check my website: www.speakconfidently.com.

Situations Vacant

Part-time Assistant College Housekeeper required. Will suit energetic person who is used to a high standard of cleaning with ability to use initiative. To clean and maintain College flats and apartments situated in Oxford used by senior academic visitors (not students). Knowledge of Health and Safety regulations an advantage, although training will be provided. £5.52 p.h. for 15 hour week plus a housing allowance of £15.59 p.w.

Houses to Let

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 email us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533. Fax: 764777. Email: info@qbman.co.uk.

North Oxford . Fully-furnished 4–5 bedroom family home to let from Christmas '04 to Aug. '05. Family are going abroad for sabbatical. Large west-facing spacious garden with patio and beautiful surrounding trees. Three reception rooms and kitchen/breakfast room and 2 ½ bathrooms. House on west side of popular Woodstock road, overlooking St Edward's playing fields. Easy walking access to Summertown shops and into city centre (cycle path next to house). Port Meadow nearby. Email: douglas.wilkinson@nda.ox.ac.uk or tel.: 01865 513688.

Marston. Attractive, furnished, 4-bedroom semi-detached house in quiet cul-de-sac. Three sitting rooms, kitchen, upstairs bathroom, downstairs wc, g.c.h., all appliances. Lovely large garden and remote- control garage. Would suit visiting academic family. Five min. cycle to JR Hospital and 10 min. to city centre. Available for 1 year or longer from Dec. £950 p.c.m. plus bills. No smoking/pets, please. (Pictures of house also available). Contact: hui.liao@talk21.com/.

Central North Oxford. Considerate tenants sought for Victorian 2 ½-bedroom house in desirable street within walking distance of all colleges, city centre, bus and train stations. Available from late Jan./early Feb. to end Aug. 05. Rent moderate (incl. all bills and council tax) in return for very occasional attention to low maintenance garden and 3 indoor plants., Would suit academic couple or two postgraduates. £850 p.m. No smokers or pets. Reference required. Please telephone/fax 01865 516142, preferably between 9–10 a.m. or 6–7 p.m.

Central North Oxford. Unique architect-designed mews house available immediately. In quiet lane off North Parade. Open sitting/dining room. Kitchen including dishwasher. First bedroom and second bedroom/study. Bathroom with bath and separate shower. Fully furnished to very high standard of comfort and style. G.c.h. with environmentally efficient boiler. Broadband internet access included. Perfect for academics/professionals. No pets/no smoking. Twelve months minimum. £1,500 p.c.m. Please call 01865 864959 and leave a message if the answer phone is on.

Central Oxford, Rewley Park. Modern 2-bedroom terrace house adjacent to the Saïd Business School and within easy walk of the University and city centre. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac near train station. Small garden with patio. Fully-furnished and equipped to a high standard, carpeted throughout, g.c.h. Allocated parking. Available mid-December for a minimum of 6 months. £900 p.c.m. excl. council tax and utilities. Apply to Mr Macdonald or Dr Reynell. Tel.: 01865 421234. Email: macdonaldreynell@ntlworld.com.

North Oxford . Fully-furnished three bedroom house with garage and sheltered garden available for tenancy. On bus route to city centre. One year or more from end Sept. £995 p.c.m. Please call 01865 243216 or 01865 515547.

Headington. Fully-furnished house with two double-bed rooms. G.c.h., garden and driveway. Close to shops, hospitals, and bus stops. Two minute walk to Brookes University. Previously occupied on similar short lets by visiting academics to University. £800 p.m. plus bills. Occupancy dates can be negotiated. Please call 01865 764394.

Observatory Street. Furnished 3-bedroom house with small rear garden available for tenancy immediately for six to nine months. Close to local parade of shops and ten minute walk from city centre. £1,000 p.m. Please call 01865 274781 during office hours.

Flats to Let

Studio apartment in Jericho, ideally central; ground floor, patio garden. Short or long let. £540 p.m. Tel.: 07812 909943.

St Clement's. Architect-designed ground floor 2-bedroom flat. Well-appointed with large kitchen and bathroom with shower. Secure off-street parking. Available immediately. Tel.: Talbot on 07866 672722 or 01865 201717.

Central Oxford, Albion Place. One-bedroom flat available for short-term let. Fully-furnished and equipped, very convenient for city centre (Christ Church 2 min. walk, Carfax 5 min. walk). From £875 p.c.m. depending on length of stay (incl. bills and broadband, excl. telephone calls). Available mid-Dec. Tel.: 07977 518507. http://flatcentraloxford.blogspot.com.

Accommodation Offered

Attractive and quiet B&B. One minute to bus stop, close to river walks. £40 per night/£60 double; 15% discount for full week. Tel.: 01865 770501.

Comfortable rooms in convenient North Oxford. Only £60 p.w. per person or £95 p.w. for two. Tel. 01865 511657. Email: coulsonm@btconnect.com.

OxfordShortlets offers a portfolio of high quality self-catering short let properties as an excellent alternative to hotel/guesthouse and bed and breakfast accommodation in Oxford and the surrounding villages. We have a wide selection of quality homes available for short stay lets from 1 week up to several months. OxfordShortlets provides property rental on a short-term basis for professional individuals, groups or families requiring housing while visiting Oxford for holiday/vacation, business/academic, relocation purposes or temporary accommodation in between homes. For more information, please contact us on tel: 0870 1602325, fax: 0870 1602327, email: admin@oxfordshortlets.co.uk or visit our website at www.oxfordshortlets.co.uk.

Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for short or long stays in the comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple, in exclusive, quiet, leafy central north Oxford, within walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, good shops, and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities, microwave, and refrigerator and/or deep-freeze availability, c.h., and independent heating. Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./fax: 01865 557879.

Office Accommodation

North Oxford , 800 yards from St Giles. A complex of four rooms (garden bungalow) incl. an annexe in detached premises off the Woodstock Road. Separate entrance, with all facilities. Computer and fax input, BT telephone, car parking, c.h. and hot/cold water. Total alarmed security. Five star interior and exterior appearance. Available immediately. Tel.: 01865 51 11 11.

Attractive business unit to let, 7 miles from Oxford (Long Hanborough). Excellent parking. Part air conditioning. Flexible terms. Up to 1,400 sq ft. Could be easily split. Available end of April. Phone Paul Chaston at Marriots. Tel.: 01865 316311. Fax: 01865 556340. Email: pchaston@marriotsoxford.co.uk.

Self-catering Apartments

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

Accommodation Sought

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.

Mature, 40-year old D.Phil. student seeking accommodation from Jan. 2005. One-year lease preferred, but will consider shorter periods of tenancy. Ideally looking to care for the property of an academic who is taking sabbatical or study leave. Non-smoker; references available. Tel.: 07876 353514.

Responsible, non-smoking academic couple seek accommodation within four-mile radius of British Library from New Year 2005. Ideally a house-sit and/or house-sit with concessionary rent in exchange for other duties (pet-sitting, gardening, etc.), or reasonably priced commercial rental. Excellent references available. Contact Richard on 07790 902982.

Holiday Lets

Venice: S. Marco, S. Samuele. Charming apartment available in the heart of town for short stays, rented on a weekly basis. Well appointed; large living room, fully-equipped kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Sleeps 5 comfortably. £650 p.w. Email: tagariello@libero.it.

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. Web site: www.golf-in-naples.com.

Apulia (Italy). Seventeenth century restored þtrulli' on charming hills, views of vineyard and Mediterranean woods, set in area of geological, historical and architectural interest. Ten min. from picturesque town of Alberobello, 10 min. from the sea. Ideal for lively and inspirational holiday. B&B in fully-furnished flat equipped with antique Italian pieces. Minibar, Sat. TV. Discounts available for long lets. Daily direct flights from London to Bari or Brindisi. Website with images of the interiors: www.vignaledipirro.com.

Tuscany. Have a memorable stay in the luxury Villa Bellosguardo, the place of your dreams: magnificent panorama terrace on to Chiusi and Trasimeno lakes and Tuscan and Umbrian hills; high class furniture, gorgeous garden and park, large heat pool, children's pool. It's ideal for your unforgettable Italian holiday. Email bellosguardo@tuscanyandworld.com or call 0039 3287133951. Website: www.villabellosguardo.com.

Sardinia, Costa Smeralda, Italy. Tasteful villa in rural village of San Pantaleo on the North Eastern coast of Sardinia, suitable for 2–6 people. Beautiful mountain views over the Roche Sarde from house and garden. Three 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. Only 10 min. by car from Porto Cervo, world-renowned Pevero golf course and all major beaches. Close to wide range of activities (e.g. village market, restaurants, mountain trails, tennis, diving, riding, sailing and windsurfing schools). See http://www.sanpantaleo.co.uk. Email: margareta@sanpantaleo.co.uk. Tel.: 0039 078965413.

Houses for Sale

Temple Cowley, Oxford. Three-bedroom end terrace town house in popular development. Excellent bus and road access to central Oxford. Kitchen/diner, living room, cloakroom, bathroom (en suite), garage, well-stocked 40 ft rear garden. Five year NHBC warranty. No onward chain. Carpets/curtains incl. OIRO £269,950. Email: sarahd_hutch@yahoo.co.uk.


Applications are invited for the above post, tenable from 1 October 2005.

The professor will be an outstanding scholar of international distinction who will play a leading role in promoting and sustaining the study of the modern period of German language and literature in the Modern Languages Faculty. The successful candidate will take a full and active part in the development and delivery of the faculty's strategies in relation to teaching and research over a wide range of German studies. A non-stipendiary fellowship at Queen's College is attached to the professorship.

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: Oxford (2)70200). The closing date for applications is Monday, 20 December.


University Lecturership (CUF) and Tutorial Fellowship in Mathematics

In association with Merton College

The Mathematical Institute seeks to appoint a University Lecturer in Mathematics with effect from October 2005. This post is associated with a Tutorial Fellowship at Merton College. The Institute strives to be one of the leading mathematics departments in the world and the college has a distinguished tradition in Mathematics. Together, they intend to appoint a front-rank mathematician specialising in Discrete Mathematics to provide continuity following the retirement of Professor Dominic Welsh. The successful candidate will have an outstanding record in research at international level and a strong commitment to teaching across a range of subjects in Mathematics.

The total university and college stipend is on the age-related scale £29,035--£45,707, plus allowances. The appointment will be pensionable under the USS scheme.

Full details of the post, its conditions, and the application process are set out in the further particulars, which can be downloaded from http://www.merton.ox.ac.uk, or, in case of difficulty, may be obtained from the Warden's Secretary, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD (e-mail: lisa.lawrence@admin.merton.ox.ac.uk , telephone: Oxford (2)76373). The closing date for receipt of applications is 13 December.

The University and Merton College are equal opportunities employers.


Applications are invited for the above research fellowships, tenable at the University of Oxford, in the fields of Plant Sciences, Chemistry (Inorganic, Organic or Physical), Engineering, Mathematics, Materials Science, and Physics. The fellowships will be tenable for one year with a possibility of renewal for up to two further years. The awards will be available from 1 October 2005 or as soon as possible thereafter. There is one fellowship for men and one fellowship for women (supported from the Glasstone Fund for Men and the Glasstone Fund for Women respectively). The salary will be on the RSIA scale (currently £19,460--£29,128).

Additional travel and research support grants are available.

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

Application forms and further particulars can be obtained from Mrs J. Brown, Life and Environmental Sciences Divisional Office, 9 Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PD (telephone: Oxford (2)82464, e-mail: judith.brown@admin.ox.ac.uk). They are also available at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/.


Appointment of fixed-term Senior Planning Officer

Applications are invited for the post of Senior Planning Officer in the Planning and Resource Allocation Section of the University's Central Administration. Principal areas of work will include: management and development of the University's annual planning round; support for the development of the University's corporate strategy and corporate plan; provision of policy analysis and advice for the University's decision-making bodies on strategic issues; liaison with academic divisions, departments, and services throughout the University on planning and related matters; and supporting the activity of working groups. There will be extensive liaison with staff at all levels, and the post-holder will have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to strategy development in one of the world's leading universities.

Applicants should be graduates (or equivalent) with a strong intellectual background, good judgement, and have excellent communication skills (including the ability to liaise sensitively with academic departments and other units within the University). They should be able to provide innovative solutions to complex problems and have the capacity to manage a wide range of work, at times under pressure. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Strong communication skills (both oral and written), a high level of numeracy, experience of standard IT packages, and the ability to analyse and present complex issues and arguments are also required.

The successful applicant will have several years' experience in a university or similar environment, and will be seeking to take on a demanding role as part of long-term career development.

The post is available for a fixed term of three years, on the academic-related grade 3 scale (salary £30,363--£35,883 per annum---the starting salary to be set according to experience).

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, are available at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/, or from Miss Melanie Holdak (telephone: Oxford (2)70120, e-mail: posts@admin.ox.ac.uk). Applications should be made in writing, together with a detailed curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of two referees, and a day-time telephone number, and should be sent to Mrs J.A. Pengelly, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. The closing date for this post is Monday, 22 November (midday).


Appointment of Graduate Studies Assistant

A full-time position is available, with immediate effect, for a Graduate Studies Assistant (GSA) in the Faculty of Philosophy. The GSA holds a key position within a small team which deals with all aspects of the faculty's administration, and has an office in the Philosophy Centre, which is centrally located and is a busy, friendly place to work. The GSA will be responsible for most of the administrative work involved in servicing graduate studies in Philosophy and will also be expected to undertake other administrative work for the faculty.

The successful applicant will have strong IT, communication, and organisational skills, along with at least two years' experience of working in higher education or a similar field. The post is on the clerical grade 5 scale (salary £18,537--£22,113 per annum).

A job description and application form can be obtained from the faculty's Web site
(http://www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk) or by contacting the Acting Administrator, Faculty of Philosophy, 10 Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JJ (telephone: Oxford (2)76925, fax: (2)76932, e-mail: enquiries@philosophy.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 19 November.


Junior Research Fellowships 2005

The governing bodies of the three colleges propose to elect in co-operation eleven Junior Research Fellows, in Arts and Sciences, according to an agreed allocation of subjects between the colleges. The fellowships are open to men and women and are tenable from 1 October 2005.

The fellowships are normally awarded to those who are approaching the end of their doctoral research or who have begun postdoctoral study. Fellows must engage in original research, and may, with the permission of the appropriate governing body, undertake a limited amount of teaching. The current salary is £17,158.

Application forms, together with further particulars, and details of the allocation of subjects, may be obtained from the JRF Administrator, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP (e-mail: melanie.radburn@chch.ox.ac.uk), or directly from the college Web site, http://www.chch.ox.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is Friday, 17 December (midday).

The colleges concerned are committed to conducting themselves as equal opportunities employers (details can be found in the further particulars).


Robert Turner Visiting Scholarship

Green College invites applications from postgraduate physicians or scientists, visiting from abroad, who are already working in the field of diabetes in Oxford. The scholarship can be held for between one and three terms. Visiting Scholars will become temporary members of Green College, be granted common room rights, and be able to join in college social activities. The Visiting Scholar will be eligible to apply for rooms in the college, if available, on payment of appropriate fees.

Individuals applying for the scholarship must have been accepted for a position with a University of Oxford diabetes research group.

Applications, providing a curriculum vitae, a brief outline of proposed research, and a letter indicating why the applicant would benefit from this scholarship, should be sent to Romola Coope, the Warden's Office, Green College, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HG. Closing date: 1 December.


Fixed-term Supernumerary Fellowship in English

Applications are invited for a Supernumerary Fellowship in English Language and Literature from 1 January 2005 (or, exceptionally, 1 April 2005) to 30 September 2006. The stipend will be £25,699, subject to review on 1 August 2005. The fellow will be primarily responsible for teaching English Literature of the period 1642--1832 at undergraduate level, and will have obligations both to the college and to the English Faculty Board. The appointment is open to men and women.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, St Anne's College, Oxford OX2 6HS (telephone: Oxford (2)74825, e-mail: heather.law@st-annes.ox.ac.uk), or can be found at http://www.stannes.ox.ac.uk/.

Applications (ten copies) should be sent to the same address, and should include the names of three referees. The closing date for applications is Thursday, 18 November, and referees should also be asked to write directly to the college by that date.

St Anne's College is an equal opportunities employer.


Appointment of Personal Assistant to the Master

Applications are invited for the post of Personal Assistant to the Master. Applicants should have substantial experience as a high level PA to senior management, ideally with experience of, or having an interest in, the higher education system. The person appointed will have excellent secretarial, interpersonal, and organisational skills, and will be able to demonstrate a high degree of personal responsibility, independence, and initiative across all areas of this varied and interesting role. He or she will be able to work diplomatically and with discretion, and will be skilled at managing a complex and often pressured workload.

This exciting and challenging post is central to maintaining the effective, smooth-running, and seamless operation of the Master's office as well as representing the college to the outside world. Salary on the scale £18,537-- £22,113.

Applications should be submitted in the form of a letter, a curriculum vitae, an application cover form, and a recruitment monitoring form. Further information on how to apply is included in the application procedures document, which is available, together with further details and application/monitoring forms, on the college Web site, http://www.stcatz.ox.ac.uk/ (via the Vacancies page).

The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday, 19 November. Applications may be submitted in hard copy form by post to the Home Bursar, St Catherine's College, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UJ. The college welcomes applications submitted electronically (e-mail: personnel@stcatz.ox.ac.uk).


Appointment of Admissions Officer

Applications are invited for the post of Admissions Officer, a key position based in a small but sociable office. This is an exceptional opportunity for someone with extensive equivalent professional experience who is keen on a career in student administration. The post-holder will have extensive interaction with students, academic staff, college officers, parents, and teachers, as well as colleagues in the central University and other colleges. A pleasant manner and good communication skills are therefore essential. At the same time, the officer will be involved in student number planning and systems development, for which excellent IT skills, including advanced knowledge of Excel or equivalent, and of databases such as Access are required.

The first call on the post-holder's time will be the undergraduate admission process. Time permitting, he or she will also be expected to provide some support for graduate admissions, particularly in relation to the introduction of the new Oracle-based graduate student system (OSS, also known as Project Isidore), which will in due course be extended to undergraduate admissions. Knowledge, and experience of the collegiate university and/or of higher education would be an advantage.

The post-holder will have the use of a pleasant newly refurbished office within the College Office, a suite of rooms constituting the central hub of the college. Some flexibility to work longer hours during the undergraduate admissions weeks in December, in return for time off in lieu, is desirable. There is a generous holiday entitlement, free lunches, and a contributory pension scheme.

The post is on the academic-related grade 1 scale (salary in the range £19,460--£21,640, plus a discretionary range of up to £27,116).

Further particulars are available from the College Secretary, Mrs Jane Vicat (e-mail: jane.vicat@univ.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)76677), or at http://www.univ.ox.ac.uk.

Applications, in the form of a curriculum vitae and a covering letter, should be sent to the College Secretary, University College, Oxford OX1 4BH, by the closing date of Friday, 26 November. Applicants should arrange for their referees to send references to the College Secretary by the same date. Interviews are expected to take place on Thursday, 2 December (subject to confirmation).

University College is an equal opportunities employer.


Research Fellowships 2005

Wolfson College proposes to elect up to three non-stipendiary Research Fellows, if candidates of sufficient merit present themselves, without limitation of subject, for four years in the first instance (renewable up to a total of seven years), from 1 October 2005 (or from 1 April 2005 by arrangement). Research Fellowships are intended for those whose careers are progressing to a point where they are becoming established scholars in their field. No more than ten years should have elapsed since receipt of a doctorate. Exceptions will only be made for candidates whose postdoctoral academic career has been interrupted by, for example, childbirth, family commitments, illness or compulsory military service. A statement giving reasons why an exception should be considered must be included with the application.

Applications from candidates under the age of thirty are discouraged since it is very unlikely that they will have acquired sufficient experience and seniority. (It may be more appropriate for these candidates to apply for a Junior Research Fellowship in the competitions to be advertised in January for Humanities and Social Studies, or September/October for Clinical and Non-clinical Sciences.) It is a condition that the fellow should be engaged in research in Oxford.

Applications, typed or clearly printed, should include: a completed application form (see below); a curriculum vitae; a list of publications; full details of the candidate's current status or position in Oxford, and its expected duration; a research programme; and the names of three referees. Candidates should themselves write directly to their referees, asking them without further request to send a confidential reference to the President's Secretary by the closing date. References may be faxed directly to the President's Secretary on: Oxford (2)74136 or sent by e-mail: sue.hales@Wolfson.ox.ac.uk.

Application forms are available from the President's Secretary, Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD. Please apply in person or send a self-addressed envelope.

The closing date is Tuesday, 4 January 2005 (12 noon). Proposals and all supporting documentation should reach the President's Secretary by the closing date.

Short-listed candidates will be notified between Monday 17 January, and Friday, 21 January 2005. Interviews will be held on Friday, 11 February 2005 (morning). Short-listed candidates will be invited to attend for interview on this date (an alternative date is unlikely to be possible).

It should be noted that the college is only able to offer financial assistance towards traveling expenses when the endowment associated with the fellowship allows us to do so and, unfortunately, in the current financial climate this is not possible.


Note: recommendations for election to Research Fellowships are subject to governing body approval. Successful candidates will not, therefore, be notified until after the governing body meeting in mid-March 2005. The college reserves the right not to accept late applications.


Scott Opler Fellowship in Architectural History 2005--7

Worcester College is pleased to be able to offer a two-year residential Fellowship in the study of Renaissance or Baroque architectural history, through the generosity of the Scott Opler Foundation.

Applications are invited from scholars of any nationality and academic affiliation in the final year of their dissertation or within the first three years after the completion of their Ph.D., D.Phil., or comparable degree.

Topics may include any area or aspect of European architectural history during the Renaissance or Baroque era including urbanism, landscape and garden history, drawing and design method, theory and publication, architectural representation, as well as studies of architecture and related disciplines.

The Opler Research Fellow will receive a stipend of £19,460 per annum (revised annually) and will have access to certain travel, research, and publication funds. The fellow is entitled to free accommodation and meals in the college as a member of the senior common room.

It is expected that the fellow may need to travel for the purposes of research but he or she will be based in Oxford for the duration of the fellowship.

Applications are due by 7 January 2005 and should include a statement of the proposed research programme and a current curriculum vitae. Applicants must also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent direct to the college by the same date. Interviews for a final group of candidates will be scheduled in late February/early March 2005.

Application forms and further particulars may be obtained from the Provost's Secretary, Worcester College, Oxford OX1 2HB (telephone: Oxford (2)78362, fax: 793106, e-mail: jill.drake@worcester.ox.ac.uk).


Herchel Smith Professorship of Molecular Genetics

The Board of Electors to the Herchel Smith Professorship of Molecular Genetics invite applications for this professorship, from persons whose work falls within the field of stem cell research, to take up appointment as soon as possible.

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). Applications, marked `Confidential', should consist of a letter including details of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae, a publications list, and a completed form PD18 with the names of two referees, and should reach the Academic Secretary no later than Friday, 3 December.

Informal enquiries may be made to Sir Tom Blundell (telephone: 01223 333628, e-mail: tom@cryst.bioc.cam.ac.uk).


Lectureship in Early Modern European History, c.1450--c.1750

Applications are invited for a Lecturer in Early Modern European History, c.1450--c.1750, to replace Professor Peter Burke, following his retirement.

In the first year the appointee is likely to do most of his/her undergraduate teaching for Part I of the Tripos, in the form of lectures and related supervisions. But there will be an opportunity in due course to offer a Part II paper more closely related to his/her research interest.

The appointee will also play a part in the provision of lectures, classes and supervisions for M.Phil. courses within his/her fields of expertise, particularly those in Early Modern History and Historical Studies. He/she will be eventually expected to take a turn in administrative tasks in the faculty.

The appointment will be from 1 October 2005 or as soon as possible thereafter, and will be for three or five years in the first instance with the possibility of reappointment to retiring age. The salary will be on the scale £24,820--£38,303.

Further particulars and an application form may be obtained from the Secretary of the Appointments Committee, Faculty of History, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9EF (telephone: 01223 335350, e-mail: jen26@cam.ac.uk), to whom applications (twelve copies) should be sent so as to reach her no later than Thursday, 2 December. Applications should include a curriculum vitae indicating any teaching experience, a list of important publications and major pieces of unpublished work, and the names of three referees.

Candidates should ask their referees to send their reports direct to the Secretary of the Appointments Committee to reach her by 2 December. Interviews are scheduled to take place 20 December.

Information about the Faculty of History may be found at http://www.hist.cam.ac.uk.


The Principalship

The fellows of Newnham College, Cambridge, are seeking to elect a new Principal in succession to Baroness Onora O'Neill, who retires in August 2006. The role of the Principal is to provide leadership and to promote and represent the college in the university and more widely. Candidates should be of academic or professional distinction, and have a commitment to excellence in teaching and research and the careers and educational opportunities of women.

The college statutes stipulate that the post be held by a woman. The fellows would welcome enquiries from women suitably qualified for the post.

Further particulars are available from the Vice-Principal, Newnham College, Cambridge CB3 9DF, or from the Newnham College Web site, http://www.newn.cam.ac.uk. The closing date for formal applications is 10 January 2005.


Benefactors' Scholarships for Research 2005

In May 2005 St John's College proposes to elect a number of graduate students to Benefactors' Scholarships tenable from October 2005. These scholarships are open to candidates in any discipline, but successful candidates in Law may be awarded J.C. Hall Scholarships, in History Pelling Scholarships, and in Physiological Psychology a Craik Scholarship. Other successful candidates will be awarded unnamed Benefactors' Scholarships.

Value. The maximum annual value of the named scholarships and up to three further scholarships will consist of: a maintenance grant of at least £9,000 (expected to be reviewed annually) and the following additional payments:
(a) approved university and college fees;
(b) a contribution towards expenses of travel and reasonable removal expenses from the scholar's home;
(c) an annual contribution towards the cost of a return journey home;
(d) an annual scholarship emolument of £150;
(e) an annual scholar's book grant of up to £350.

Financial assistance may also be given towards the cost of field-work, attendance at conferences, and other essential academic expenses. The annual value of scholarships beyond this number will consist of an emolument of £150 and a scholar's book grant of up to £350.

Eligibility. (i) Members of the college:
(a) engaged in study which will count towards the requirements of the Ph.D. degree, or
(b) currently reading for the M.Phil. (one year only) and applying to continue for the Ph.D. degree;

(ii) applicants to the college for admission:
(a) as Graduate Students intending to register as candidates for the Ph.D. degree, or
(b) as Graduate Students for the M.Phil. degree, or
(c) to read for the Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics (Part III of the Mathematical Tripos) with the intention of registering thereafter as candidates for the Ph.D. degree.

Tenure. For the normal minimum duration of the course subject to satisfactory academic progress. In the case of (i) (a) or (ii) (a) the scholarship will continue to the end of the third year after initial registration as a Graduate Student, or to the end of the fourth year after initial registration if the scholar has achieved the distinguished performance in an M.Phil. Examination. In the case of awards under (ii) (b) or (c) the scholarship is renewable for three years subject to satisfactory academic progress if the distinguished performance standard exists and is achieved in the M.Phil. Examination or a distinction is obtained in the Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics, as appropriate.

For students outside Cambridge there is no separate application form for these scholarships. All eligible applicants who by 1 May 2005 have been made a conditional offer by St John's will be considered. In view of the sometimes lengthy selection processes in departments and the resultant delays that may occur between the submission of applications and their receipt by the college, applicants are advised to apply to the Board of Graduate Studies by 31 December 2004.

Suitably qualified members of St John's or other Cambridge colleges are required to fill in a separate application form. These can be obtained from the Tutor for Graduate Affairs, St John's College, who should be contacted by 12 February 2005. The closing date for receipt of forms by the college is 1 May 2005.

Current undergraduates of St John's and those members of the college currently reading for the Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics or the LLM are not eligible for scholarships under this scheme, but they will automatically be considered for scholarships under a different scheme in July 2005.

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

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


Non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships 2005

Wolfson College invites applications for non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships.

The fellowships, which are without limit of subject, are tenable for one year from 1 October 2005 and renewable up to a maximum tenure of three years.

Candidates will either have a doctorate or have made substantial progress towards a doctorate or an equivalent qualification by October 2005.

Candidates must produce satisfactory evidence that they have adequate financial support for the duration of their fellowship before they take up their fellowship. The fellowships do not cover the cost of bench fees or other university fees or laboratory charges.

Intending candidates should submit fully detailed applications on forms available from the Registrar's Assistant, Wolfson College, Cambridge CB3 9BB, or from the Wolfson College Web site, http://www.wolfson.cam.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is Thursday, 6 January 2005.

Friday 5 November

CONFERENCE: `Effets spéciaux: artifices et tours de main' (Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m.; continues tomorrow, 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m.).

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

N. NISBETT: `Observing Internet use in the field: young male identities and cyberspace in a Bangalore Internet café' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Anthropologists and the new technologies'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (61 Banbury Road), 11 a.m.

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

D. CASAJUS: `Reopening the file on H.: poetry and memory' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: departmental seminars), 64 Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

DR C. TRIPP: `Between good and idolatry: being Sunni in Iraq' (lecture series on Iraq), College Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

C. DONNELLY and G. MESSERVY-WHITING: `Defence' (seminars on the proposed European Union Constitution), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

Sunday 7 November

THE VERY REVD DR JOHN MOSES preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

Monday 8 November

J. KUFER: `Gender aspects in the medical ethnobotany of the Ch'orti' Maya in Eastern Guatemala' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Ethnobotany, fertility, and sexuality'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

K. MAGLEN: `Quarantined: the experience of incarceration under quarantine' (seminar series: `The history of modern medicine: national and international perspectives'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

L.-H. PIRON: `Donors' approaches to justice sector reform' (seminar series: `Socio-legal approaches to law and development'), Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR MARILYN ADAMS (Professor of Divinity): `The immaculate conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary: a thought experiment in medieval philosophical theology' (Inaugural Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

SIR CHRISTOPHER FOSTER: `The recent revolution in the working of our constitutions' (seminar series: `Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

DR J. HUGHES: `Federalism in post-Soviet Russia: from accommodation to control?' (Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre Seminar: `Twenty years of political change: the USSR and Russia, 1985–2004'), the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIR RICHARD PETO: `Halving premature death' (Weldon Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5 p.m. (tickets not required).

DR D. GAIMSTER: `UK government measures against the illicit trade: examining the new regulatory framework' (St Cross–All Souls Lectures: `Who owns objects? The ethics and legality of collecting'), Dining Hall, St Cross College, 5 p.m.

NEW CHAMBER OPERA STUDIO (conductor Stephen Rice) performs Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, Holywell Music Room, 8.30 p.m. (tickets £12, concessions £6, from the Oxford Playhouse: Oxford 305305).

Tuesday 9 November

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

M. VAN ORANJE: `Europe as a normative power' (seminar series: `Europe: what kind of power?'), Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, St Antony's (70 Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

DR D. JAENICKE and DR A. WADDAN: `President Bush and social policy: the strange case of prescription drugs' (seminar series: `Power in American politics'), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. PATTISON: `Psychology, mercy and punishment: aspects of criminal justice in Dostoevsky's writing' (public lecture series: `Measure for measure: the idea of justice in literature, religion, and law'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

M. MACLEAN: `Research that has informed the "contact" debate' (seminar series: `Promoting the well-being of children at risk of social exclusion'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

J.-W. MUELLER: `International law, nomos, and sovereignty' (Political Theory and International Relations Seminar), Department of Politics, 5 p.m.

A. SPICER: `Sacred space and the confessional landscape of the Loire, c.1560–1660' (Early Modern Europe Seminar), Modern History Research Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, 5 p.m.

DR T. LANE: `Tensions in the role of the IMF' (first of two Oliver Smithies Lectures: `Reform of the International Monetary Fund'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR AMIKAM NACHMANI: `Greece, Israel, and Turkey: East Mediterranean politics' (lecture), Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

S. OGILVIE: ` "Outlandish words" in the OED' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR T. BALL: `Green democracy' (lecture), Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, 5.15 p.m.

J. MILSOM: `Analysing Josquin II' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

`BUILDING A BUSINESS': start of series of eight lectures, open to members of the University and to local science and technology businesses, Saïd Business School, 5.30 p.m. (see details at: www.science- enterprise.ox.ac.uk).

Wednesday 10 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Lecturing' (second of three seminars), 12.15 p.m. (see information above).

DR G. WALKER: `Seven million volumes described: editing the new subject guide to the Bodleian's collections' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

ORGAN RECITAL (Greg Morris), Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk in series `The Curator and the Collection': `The Pissarro Exhibition' (Colin Harrison, Curator of Nineteenth-century Western Art), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £2. Booking essential—tel.: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

DR C. PHUONG: `The removal of failed asylum seekers' (Refugee Studies Centre: public seminars), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

DEBATE: `The war for Muslim minds: Islam and the West' (with Gilles Kepel and Sami Zubeida; chair, Walter Armbrust), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

ROY PORTER: `Gateways onto the past: churches, redundancy, and local history' (Hoskins Lecture), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. TRODESCHINI: `Representing medieval Jewish usurers: from a theological to an economic vocabulary' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 8 p.m.

Thursday 11 November

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: `The United States and global human rights', with speakers Michael Ignatieff, Gay McDougall, Mary King, and Zygmunt Bauman (until Saturday, at the Rothermere American Institute; advance registration required: see www.rai.ox.ac.uk, or e-mail: cheryl.hudson@rai.ox.ac.uk).

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

B. NUMAN: `The transition from peace activism to the uncivil grounds of party politics: the journey of Turkish Cypriot peace activist women' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `The search for common ground: the role of women in conflict resolution'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR J. VERMUNT: `How students, teachers, and student teachers learn: similarities and differences' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning: research seminars), IAUL Seminar Room, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, 4 p.m. (to attend, tel.: (2)86824).

ROSEMARY HILL: ` "To stones a moral life": Welby Pugin and the Gothic revival' (Hussey Lecture on the Church and the Arts), Schools, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR ANDREW WILSON (Professor of the Archaeology of the Roman Empire): `Romans at work' (Inaugural Lecture), the Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m.

DR T. LANE: `Directions for reform of the IMF' (second of two Oliver Smithies Lectures: `Reform of the International Monetary Fund'), Schools, 5 p.m.

K. LANINI: `La vanité, une catégorie moderne?' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

SIR JOHN ELIOT GARDINER (Hambro Visiting Professor of Opera): `Opera: why bother?' (Inaugural Lecture), Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, 5.30 p.m.

Friday 12 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Admissions interviewing', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

SIR JOHN ELIOT GARDINER (Hambro Visiting Professor of Opera): `Purcell's Dido and Aeneas dissected' (two masterclasses on the characters from the opera), Holywell Music Room, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2–5 p.m.

DR S. KINGSTON: `Postmodern publishing: digital transformations of text, author and publisher' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Anthropologists and the new technologies'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (61 Banbury Road), 11 a.m.

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

L. RIVAL: `What can we know about sacrifice? Notes on the ritual killing of humans and gods in the Americas' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: departmental seminars), 64 Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. BAILY: `The dutar of Herat: the transformation of an Afghan lute, 1950–65' (public lecture series: `Ethnomusicological studies of Muslim societies'), Schools, 4.30 p.m.

JON SNOW: `Shooting history' (Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR G. STANSFIELD: `Iraqi nationalism or Iraqi nationalisms? Political identity in the new Iraq' (lecture series on Iraq), College Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

J. DALEY, M.T. GIL-BAZO, and A. STONE-SWEET: `Immigration and borders' (seminars on the proposed European Union Constitution), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR TONY PHELAN: `Brecht and the Julius Caesar business' (Richardson Lecture), Pusey Lecture Room, Keble, 5.30 p.m.

Sunday 14 November

THE VERY REVD DR IAIN TORRANCE preaches the Sermon for Remembrance Sunday, St Mary's, 10 a.m.