Oxford University Gazette: 5 December 2002

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 133, No. 4642: 5 December 2002

The following supplement was published with this Gazette:

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University Acts

COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 20 December.

Museums and Scientific Collections

1 In Ch. III, Sect. XIV of Council Regulations 23 of 2003, concerning the Botanic Garden and the Sherardian Bequest (Statutes, 2000, p. 278, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), delete regulation 7. [1]

2 The following regulations shall constitute Council Regulations 45–9 of 2002:

Council Regulations 45 of 2002

REGULATIONS FOR THE ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM OF ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY

Made by Council on 5 December 2002

Purpose

1. The purpose of the Ashmolean Museum is:

(1) to assemble, preserve, and exhibit such objects of art and antiquity and such printed and other documents as may increase knowledge of history, archaeology, and art;

(2) to assist in relevant teaching and research within the University; and

(3) in general to promote the study and appreciation of such objects and documents by scholars and the public.

Governance

2. (1) The Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum shall be:

(a) the Vice-Chancellor;

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

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

(d), (e) two persons appointed by the Humanities Board;

(f) a person appointed by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board;

(g), (h) two members of Congregation elected by Congregation;

(i)–(n) six persons appointed by Council, after consultation with the chairman and vice-chairman of the Visitors, who shall not when they are appointed be the holders of any teaching, research, or administrative post in the University or in any college, society, or Permanent Private Hall.

(2) The Vice-Chancellor, in consultation with the Visitors, shall appoint a chairman from among the members under (i)–(n) in paragraph (1) above and a vice-chairman from among the members under (d)–(h).

(3) The chairman and vice-chairman shall hold office for four years and may be reappointed for one further period of up to three years.

(4) Members under (d)–(n) in paragraph (1) above shall hold office as Visitors for four years and shall be re-eligible for one further period of office only.

(5) Casual vacancies shall be filled either for the remainder of the period of office of the person being replaced or, at the discretion of the Vice-Chancellor, for a further full period.

(6) No person holding office in the museum shall be eligible to be a Visitor.

(7) The Visitors shall normally meet not less than six times a year.

3. The Director of the Ashmolean Museum shall be the secretary to the Visitors, except that the Visitors may require him or her to withdraw from any meeting.

4. The Deputy Director and the Administrator may attend the meetings of the Visitors and may speak (but not vote) on any matter affecting their respective responsibilities, except that the Visitors may require them to withdraw from any meeting.

5. In fulfilment of their responsibilities, under Council, for the safe keeping, preservation, orderly administration, finance, and general policy of the museum, in accordance with section 7 of Statute VIII, the Visitors:

(1) shall, subject to the provisions of regulation 11 below, appoint, or delegate the appointment of, all staff in the museum in accordance with procedures set out in standing orders, except that the Curatorship of the Cast Gallery shall be held by the Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art by virtue of his or her office;

(2) shall prepare annually a report on the activities of the museum.

6. The Visitors shall have authority, under Council, to make such other arrangements by standing order as are necessary to fulfil their responsibilities.

7. In carrying out their responsibilities the Visitors shall co-operate with the Committee for the Museums and Scientific Collections in facilitating co-ordination between the University's museums and scientific collections, particularly with respect to planning, allocation and use of resources, and the development, care, and promotion of the collections as national and international resources both for teaching and research and for public access.

Director of the Ashmolean Museum

8. The Director of the Ashmolean Museum shall be the first officer of the museum and shall act for and be responsible to the Visitors in the exercise of their powers.

9. The Director shall be responsible, under the Visitors, for all strategic aspects of the operation and well-being of the museum including:

(1) the allocation of space, resources, support services, and other facilities;

(2) acquisitions in accordance with the policy laid down by the Visitors;

(3) the conservation and study of the collections and their display and publication; and

(4) the participation in, and fostering of, scholarly work and public education within the museum.

10. The Director shall have the right to teach, subject to the Visitors being satisfied that this is not incompatible with the discharge of directorial responsibilities.

11. The Director shall be appointed by a board of electors consisting of:

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

(2) the head of the college with which the directorship is on that occasion associated, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by Council;

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

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

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Visitors.

Deputy Director

12. The Deputy Director shall, under the Director, have oversight of matters relating to the curation of the collections, that is, collection management, conservation, registry, exhibitions, research, and publications, and shall in general deputise for the Director as the latter may from time to time request.

Keepers and Assistant Keepers

13. There shall be the following Keepers in the museum who shall be responsible to the Director for the collections in their care:

(1) the Keeper of Antiquities;

(2) the Keeper of Western Art;

(3) the Keeper of Eastern Art;

(4) the Keeper of the Heberden Coin Room;

(5) the Curator of the Cast Gallery.

14. It shall be the duty of the Keepers to facilitate the inspection, study, and publication of the collections for which they are responsible.

15. The Keepers shall have power, in consultation with the Director and subject to such rules and policies as the Visitors may prescribe:

(1) to expend on maintenance or improvement all sums assigned specifically to their respective departments by gift, legacy, or benefaction or through allocation by the Visitors;

(2) to acquire by purchase or to receive by gift, legacy, exchange, or loan and to add to the collections entrusted to them such items as will increase the artistic or historical or archaeological value of the collections.

16. The Assistant Keepers shall, under the Director and the relevant Keeper, be responsible for the study, display, and interpretation of the collections under their care.

17. The Keepers and Assistant Keepers shall have the right to teach, subject to the Visitors being satisfied that this is not incompatible with the discharge of their curatorial responsibilities, and shall be expected to undertake research on the collections under their charge.

18. The Visitors may confer the title `Senior Assistant Keeper' on appropriately qualified Assistant Keepers.

Standing Committee of the Visitors

19. There shall be a Standing Committee of the Visitors which shall advise the Director on day-to-day matters concerning the management of the museum and its collections and shall meet at such times and have such powers as the Visitors may from time to time prescribe.

20. The committee shall consist of:

(1)–(3) three persons appointed by the Visitors from among the members under (d)–( h) in regulation 2 (1) above;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by the Visitors from among the members under (i)–(n) in regulation 2 (1) above.

1. The Visitors shall appoint one of the members of the committee as its chairman.

2. The Director, Deputy Director, Keepers, Administrator, Head of Conservation, and Education Officer may attend and speak on any matter under consideration by the committee.


Council Regulations 46 of 2002

REGULATIONS FOR THE BOTANIC GARDEN

Made by Council on 5 December 2002

The Regulations for the Botanic Garden shall be constituted by the provisions of Section XIV of Chapter III of the University's Decrees as they stood at 30 September 2002 (Statutes, 2000, p. 278).


Council Regulations 47 of 2002

REGULATIONS FOR THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE, MEDICINE, AND TECHNOLOGY

Made by Council on 5 December 2002

The Regulations for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, including the Museum of the History of Science, shall be constituted by the provisions of Section XLV of Chapter III of the University's Decrees as they stood at 30 September 2002 (Statutes, 2000, p. 303, as amended by Decree (1) of 22 June 2001 and Decree (1) of 25 October 2001, Gazette, Vol. 131, p. 1174; Vol. 132, p. 248).


Council Regulations 48 of 2002

REGULATIONS FOR THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Made by Council on 5 December 2002

Purpose

1. The purpose of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History is to assemble, preserve, and exhibit the University's natural history collections and to promote research, teaching, and public education in the natural sciences based on the museum's collections.

Governance

2. The Visitors of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History shall be:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor;

(2) a chairman who shall be appointed by the Vice-Chancellor;

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

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

(5)–(8) four persons appointed by Council, of whom two shall be persons who are not the resident holders of any teaching, research, or administrative post in the University or in any college, society, or Permanent Private Hall;

(9) the Professor of Zoology or his or her nominee;

(10) the Linacre Professor of Zoology or his or her nominee;

(11) the Professor of Geology or his or her nominee;

(12) the Professor of the Physics and Chemistry of Minerals or his or her nominee;

(13) the Director of the Pitt Rivers Museum;

(14) the Head of the Department of Zoology if not already a member under paragraph (9) or paragraph (10) above;

(15) the Head of the Department of Earth Sciences if not already a member under paragraph (11) or paragraph (12) above.

3. (1) The Visitors may co-opt up to three additional members, who need not be members of Congregation.

(2) The period of office for appointed and co-opted members shall be three years.

4. The Director of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History shall be the secretary to the Visitors, except that the Visitors may require him or her to withdraw from any meeting.

5. In fulfilment of their responsibilities, under Council, for the safe keeping, preservation, orderly administration, finance, and general policy of the museum, in accordance with section 10 of Statute VIII, the Visitors:

(1) shall, subject to the provisions of regulations 11, 13, and 14 below, appoint, or delegate the appointment of, all staff in the museum in accordance with procedures set out in standing orders;

(2) shall prepare annually a report on the activities of the museum.

6. The Visitors shall have authority, under Council, to make such other arrangements by standing order as are necessary to fulfil their responsibilities.

7. In carrying out their responsibilities the Visitors shall co-operate with the Committee for the Museums and Scientific Collections in facilitating co-ordination between the University's museums and scientific collections, particularly with respect to planning, allocation and use of resources, and the development, care, and promotion of the collections as national and international resources both for teaching and research and for public access.

Director of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

8. The Director of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History shall be the first officer of the museum, and shall act for and be responsible to the Visitors in the exercise of their powers.

9. The Director shall be responsible, under the Visitors, for all strategic aspects of the operation and well-being of the museum, including:

(1) the allocation and development of space and other resources;

(2) the distribution of support and other facilities;

(3) acquisitions policy;

(4) the conservation and study of the collections, and their display and publication; and

(5) the participation in, and fostering of, scholarly work and public education within the museum.

10. The Director shall give sixteen lectures or classes in each academic year under the direction of the Visitors in consultation with the relevant divisional board or boards.

11. The Director shall be appointed by a board of electors consisting of:

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

(2) the head of the college with which the directorship is on that occasion associated, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

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

(4) a person appointed by Council;

(5) a person appointed by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board;

(6) a person appointed by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board;

(7)–(9) three persons appointed by the Visitors of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

Curators

12. There shall be the following Curators in the museum, responsible to the Director for the collections in their care:

(1) the Curator of the Zoological Collections;

(2) the Curator of the Entomological Collections;

(3) the Curator of the Geological Collections;

(4) the Curator of the Mineralogical Collections.

13. The Curatorships of the Zoological and of the Entomological Collections shall be held jointly with academic appointments in the Department of Zoology under such arrangements as may be agreed between the Life and Environmental Sciences Board and the Visitors.

14. The Curatorships of the Geological and of the Mineralogical Collections shall be held jointly with academic appointments in the Department of Earth Sciences under such arrangements as may be agreed between the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board and the Visitors.

15. The Curators may attend (but not vote at) any meeting of the Visitors, except that the Visitors may require them to withdraw from any meeting.


Council Regulations 49 of 2002

REGULATIONS FOR THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM

Made by Council on 5 December 2002

Purpose

1. The purpose of the Pitt Rivers Museum is to assemble, preserve, and exhibit the Pitt Rivers Collection and to promote the public understanding of anthropology and world archaeology, and their teaching and research, based on the museum's collections.

2. The Pitt Rivers Collection consists of:

(1) the anthropological collections presented by General Pitt Rivers;

(2) additions to the collection made subsequently;

(3) records, reproductions, and catalogues of, or concerning, items in the collections; and

(4) the Balfour Library and the photographic and manuscript collections.

Governance

3. The Visitors of the Pitt Rivers Museum shall be:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor;

(2) a chairman who shall be appointed by the Vice-Chancellor;

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

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

(5) a person appointed by Council;

(6) a person appointed by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board;

(7) the Director of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History;

(8) the Director of the Ashmolean Museum;

(9) the Professor of Anthropology or his or her nominee;

(10) a person elected by the School of Archaeology.

4. (1) The Visitors may co-opt up to four additional members, who need not be members of Congregation.

(2) The period of office for appointed, elected, and co-opted members shall be three years.

5. The Director of the Pitt Rivers Museum shall be the secretary to the Visitors, except that the Visitors may require him or her to withdraw from any meeting.

6. In fulfilment of their responsibilities, under Council, for the safe keeping, preservation, orderly administration, finance, and general policy of the museum, in accordance with section 11 of Statute VIII, the Visitors:

(1) shall, subject to the provisions of regulations 12 and 13 below, appoint, or delegate the appointment of, all staff in the museum in accordance with procedures set out in standing orders;

(2) shall prepare annually a report on the activities of the museum.

7. The Visitors shall have authority, under Council, to make such other arrangements by standing order as are necessary to fulfil their responsibilities.

8. In carrying out their responsibilities the Visitors shall co-operate with the Committee for the Museums and Scientific Collections in facilitating co-ordination between the University's museums and scientific collections, particularly with respect to planning, allocation and use of resources, and the development, care, and promotion of the collections as national and international resources both for teaching and research and for public access.

Director of the Pitt Rivers Museum

9. The Director of the Pitt Rivers Museum shall be the first officer of the museum, and shall act for and be responsible to the Visitors in the exercise of their powers.

10. The Director shall be responsible, under the Visitors, for all strategic aspects of the operation and well-being of the museum, including:

(1) the allocation and development of space and other resources;

(2) the distribution of support and other facilities;

(3) acquisitions policy;

(4) the conservation and study of the collections, and their display and publication; and

(5) the participation in, and fostering of, scholarly work and public education within the museum.

11. The Director shall give sixteen lectures or classes on anthropology or world archaeology in each academic year under the direction of the Visitors in consultation with the Life and Environmental Sciences Board.

12. The Director shall be appointed by a board of electors consisting of:

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

(2) the head of the college with which the directorship is on that occasion associated, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by Council;

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

(4) a person appointed by Council;

(5)–(7) three persons appointed by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board;

(8), (9) two persons appointed by the Visitors.

Lecturer--Curators

13. The appointment or reappointment of university lecturers who are also Curators at the museums shall be made under arrangements to be agreed between the Life and Environmental Sciences Board and the Visitors.

14. The lecturer--curators may elect one from among their number to be in attendance at meetings of the Visitors, except that the Visitors may require him or her to withdraw from any meeting.

[These changes create new regulations for the University's Museums and Scientific Collections as required under sections 8--13 of Statute VIII (Gazette, p. 106).]

Footnote

[1] This is the former Ch. III, Sect. XIV, cl. 7, redesignated as a regulation with effect from 1 October 2002; the former cll. 1–6 and 8 were repealed by the same decree, but the enactment of the corresponding new regulations has been delayed, and the whole of the former section is now being redesignated so as to constitute the Regulations for the Botanic Garden until new legislation has been prepared.


CONGREGATION 3 December

1 Declaration of approval of Legislative Proposal

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the Legislative Proposal concerning the J.P. Morgan Prize (p. 000) approved.

2 Declaration of approval of Statute

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the Statute concerning the power to suspend regulations (p. 000) approved.

3 Declaration of approval of Resolution authorising expenditure from the Higher Studies Fund

That the University be authorised to expend from the part of the Higher Studies Fund earmarked for Social Studies the sum of up to £125K towards the cost of adapting existing accommodation to provide space for the University's new Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS).


COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

Baigent, C., BM, B.Ch., MA, Green College

Bowness, P., D.Phil., Trinity

Brain, K.L., Exeter

Burton, E.A., D.Phil., Green College

D'Costa, H.F., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Feldman, E.J., BM, B.Ch., MA, DM, St Hilda's

Fox, S.B., D.Phil., St John's

Glynn, C.J., M.Sc., Brasenose

Hein, J., University

Lee, V., Exeter

Malcolm, N., All Souls

Mant, D.C., MA status, Kellogg College

McLaren, A.J., BA, BM, B.Ch., DM, Magdalen

Morris, J.H., BM, B.Ch., MA, D.Phil., Oriel

Pope, A.E., Department of Public Health

Price, J.R., BA, BM, B.Ch., Queen's

Rattray, A.J., Exeter

Shaw, J., Merton

Sherman, J., St Cross

Theologis, T., M.Sc., Worcester

Tracey, I.M.C., MA, D.Phil., Christ Church

Wilde, G.P., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

University Agenda

CONGREGATION 9 December

Degree by Resolution

The following resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 9 December, unless by that time the Registrar has received notice in writing from two or more members of Congregation that they wish the resolution to be put to a meeting of Congregation.

Text of Resolution

That the Degree of Master of Arts be conferred upon the following:

keith lawrence brain, Exeter College
jotun hein, University College
david clive mant, ma status, Kellogg College
julia shaw, Merton College  
Notices

CONFERMENT OF THE TITLE OF VISITING PROFESSOR

The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Engineering Science on PROFESSOR ANDREW BLAKE, F.R.ENG., senior researcher in the IT industry (Microsoft Research, Cambridge), for a period of three years from 1 October 2002.


ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

The Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum have approved the appointment of DR A.S. TOPSFIELD, Assistant Keeper, as Acting Keeper of Eastern Art from 1 October 2002 to 30 September 2003.


COMPOSITION OF ADVISORY COMMITTEES TO REGIUS PROFESSORSHIPS

The composition of the advisory committees to the posts below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is as follows:

                                        Appointed by
Regius Professorship of Divinity
Mr Vice-Chancellor                        ex officio
The Dean of Christ 
  Church                                  ex officio
Professor A.M. Cameron                    Council
Professor C. Schwoebel                    Council
Dr R.C.S. Walker                          Humanities Board
Professor J. Barton                       Theology Board
Professor F.M. Young                      Theology Board
Professor J.B. Webster                    Theology Board
Dr M. Edwards                             Christ Church
Regius Professorship of Greek
Mr Vice-Chancellor                        ex officio
The Dean of Christ 
  Church                                  ex officio
Professor P. Easterling                   Council
Professor P.R. Hardie                     Council
Dr R.C.S. Walker                          Humanities Board
Professor B. 
  Seidensticker                           Classics Board
Professor  R.C.T. Parker                  Classics Board
Professor O.P. Taplin                     Sub-faculty of Languages and Literature
Dr D. Obbink                              Christ Church

COMPOSITION OF ELECTORAL BOARD

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

                                          Appointed by
Professorship of Molecular Biology
                                          
Professor S.D. Iversen 
(Chairman)                                Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The Rector of Lincoln                     ex officio
Professor L.N. Johnson                    Council
Dr T. Hunt                                Council
Professor H. Waldmann                     Medical Sciences Board
Professor J. Errington                    Medical Sciences Board
Professor J.I. Bell                       Medical Sciences Board
Professor J. Beggs                        Medical Sciences Board
Professor G.G. Brownlee                   Lincoln College
                                          

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

Lectures

CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE 2003

THE RT. HON. CHRISTOPHER F. PATTEN, CH, European Commissioner for External Affairs, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 30 January, in the Examination Schools. Admission will be by ticket only, available from Mrs Margy Lyall (telephone: Oxford (2)78705, e-mail: cis@politics.ox.ac.uk).

The subject of the lecture will be announced later.


SLADE LECTURES 2003

Reconstructing Rembrandt: questions and answers in recent research

ERNST VAN DE WETERING, Professor of the History of Art, University of Amsterdam, and Chairman of the Rembrandt Research Project, Slade Professor of Fine Art 2002–3, will deliver the Slade Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution, St Giles'. The lectures will be open to the public.

22 Jan.: `Rembrandt the stranger: the widening gulf between life and work.'

29 Jan.: `Rembrandt's anger: art lovers and asses.'

5 Feb.: `How to be a connoisseur in the seventeenth century.'

12 Feb.: `Pictor doctus or pictor vulgaris: tracing Rembrandt's thoughts on art.'

19 Feb.: `Rembrandt's workshop: training and production.'

26 Feb.: `Rembrandt's oeuvre: reduction and expansion.'

5 Mar.: `The impatient artist: seclusion in the studio and co- production.'

12 Mar.: `Rembrandt's genius: technique, style, and quality.'


LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Public Understanding of Science Lecture

PROFESSOR BARUCH S. BLUMBERG, Director, NASA Astrobiology Institute, Arnes Research Center, California, and Nobel prize-winner, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 19 December, in the University Museum.

Subject: `Biology in space.'


MEDICAL SCIENCES

Department of Experimental Psychology:
Oxford Summer School on Connectionist Modelling

This summer school will be held from Sunday, 20 July, to Friday, 1 August, in the Department of Experimental Psychology.

The course is aimed primarily at researchers who wish to exploit neural network models in their teaching and/or research, and it will provide a general introduction to connectionist modelling, biologically plausible neural networks, and brain function through lectures and exercises on Macintoshes and PCs. The course is interdisciplinary in content though many of the illustrative examples are taken from cognitive and developmental psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. The instructors with primary responsibility for teaching the course are Kim Plunkett and Edmund Rolls.

No prior knowledge of computational modelling will be required though simple word-processing skills will be assumed.

The cost of participation is £950, which covers accommodation, registration, and all literature required. A number of partial bursaries (£200) will be available for graduate students, but intending participants should note that in previous years the number of applications for these has far exceeded the number of bursaries available.

If you are interested in participating in the Summer School, please complete the application form at http://epwww.psych.ox.ac.uk/conferences/connectionist_modelling, or alternatively send a brief description of your background, with an explanation of why you would like to attend, no later than 28 February 2003, to Mrs Sue King, Department of Experimental Psychology, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UD (telephone: Oxford (2)71353, e-mail: susan.king@psy.ox.ac.uk).


Botnar Research Centre, Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences: seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Botnar Research Centre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

DR CATHY SHANAHAN
6 Dec.: `Vascular calcification.'

MICHAEL HALSEY
31 Jan.: `Managing intellectual property.'

DR RICHARD OREFFO
7 Feb.: `Strategies to generate bone using mesenchymal stem cells.'


SOCIAL SCIENCES

Seminar series: British government and politics

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room XI, Brasenose College.

Conveners: V.B. Bogdanor, MA, Professor of Politics and Government, and D.E. Butler, MA, D.Phil., Emeritus Fellow, Nuffield College.

THERESA MAY, MP, Chairman, the Conservative Party
24 Jan.: `The organisation of the Conservative Party.'

SAM YOUNGER, Chairman, the Electoral Commission
31 Jan.: `The role of the Electoral Commission.'

ANDREW ADONIS, Head, the Prime Minister's Policy Unit
7 Feb.:: `Advising the Prime Minister.'

PROFESSOR BOB WORCESTER, Chairman, MORI
14 Feb.: `Politics and public opinion.'

SIR ANDREW TURNBULL, Secretary to the Cabinet and Head, the Home Civil Service
21 Feb.: `Public service reform.'

LORD DHOLAKIS, President, the Liberal Democrats
28 Feb.: `The strategy of the Liberal Democrats.'

LORD WILLIAMS OF MOSTYN, QC, Leader of the House of Lords
7 Mar.: `House of Lords reform: the Government's view.'


CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

DR ELIDE OLIVER, University of California at Santa Barbara, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 6 December, in the Centre for Brazilian Studies.

Subject: `Brazil through the American lens: films, policies, perceptions.'


INSTITUTO CAMOES CENTRE FOR PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE

PROFESSOR SIR PETER RUSSELL will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Thursday, 5 December, in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.

Subject: `On Anglo-Portuguese relations during the fourteenth century: conversations.'


PROFESSOR DAVID BROOKSHAW, Bristol, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 5 December, in Room T11, 47 Wellington Square.

Subject: `Brazilian immigrant narratives: rewriting the nation?'


DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

Corcoran Memorial Lectures

PROFESSOR ANTHONY DAVISON, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, will lecture at 3.15 p.m. on Thursday, 12 December, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College, followed at 4.45 p.m. by this year's Corcoran prize-winner, DR YIH- CHOUNG TEH.

PROFESSOR DAVISON: `Galaxies, ticks, and stock market crashes: hard times for the Poisson process.'

DR YIH-CHOUNG TEH: `Critical thresholds for dynamic routing in queuing networks.'


TRANSPORT STUDIES UNIT

ESRC seminar series: Transport investment and the economy

DR JOHN PRESTON and TIM WHITEHEAD will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 December, in Lecture Room 1, St Anne's College.

Subject: `Transport charging, environmental improvements, and business location.'


GREEN COLLEGE

Brian Walker Lecture in Environment and Development

PROFESSOR ROBERT HINDE, Cambridge, will deliver the Brian Walker Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 12 December, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Why are people willing to go to war?'


SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE

DR S. ACKERMANN, British Museum, will give an illustrated lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 14 December, in the Institute of Archaeology, 36 Beaumont Street. New members are welcome.

Subject: `The star of Bethlehem: a journey through science and art.'

Grants and Research Funding

NATIONAL TEACHING FELLOWSHIP SCHEME

The Higher Education Funding Council for England is again inviting institutions to nominate candidates for the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme. The scheme is intended to recognise and reward `excellence as a teacher and facilitator of students' learning.

The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme was run for the first time in 2000. This year, as in previous years, a total of twenty awards to the value of £50,000 each will be made. Awards are intended to enable fellowship holders to carry out a project related to teaching and learning during their fellowship year. Initial selection of nominees is to be carried out by the institution. The Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic) is accordingly now inviting applications from individuals who wish to be considered for nomination to the award. The University's nominee will be selected in accordance with the criteria specified by the NTFS. Submissions will be considered by a panel appointed by the Educational Policy and Standards Committee. The closing date for individual submissions to the university panel is Friday, 17 January.

Information about the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme, including past winners of the award and the selection criteria, may be found on the scheme's Web site (www.ntfs.ac.uk). A copy of the leaflet providing information about the scheme may be obtained from the Institute for the Advancement of University Learning (telephone: (2)86808, e-mail: services@learning.ox.ac.uk). Advice on preparing submissions will appear under `News' on the Institute's Web site (www.learning.ox.ac.uk) from Monday of ninth week of Michaelmas Term. Completed submissions, prepared in the format specified by the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme, should be sent in hard copy to the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic), University Offices, Wellington Square by, at the latest, Friday, 17 January.

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OXFORD INSTITUTE OF AGEING

Leslie Kirkley Fellowship

Sponsored by HelpAge International

The Leslie Kirkley Fellowship, sponsored by HelpAge International, is awarded annually to individuals, from the less developed world, who have demonstrated great potential or even proven excellence. The fellowship is intended to provide financial support to enable them to undertake a period of study and work of intellectual, scientific, social, or environmental value, and to share knowledge and experience within the field of ageing research, policy, or practice, at the Oxford Institute of Ageing, University of Oxford.

The Institute provides accommodation, Internet access, and supervision from the Director, Dr Sarah Harper, supporting the preparation of the fellow's paper. There is also opportunity to work with colleagues in similar fields.

The Leslie Kirkley Fellow should interact with, and benefit from, the network of centres and institutes at the University working in areas related to the research interests of the fellow. Visits may also be arranged to centres outside Oxford, including HelpAge International in London.

As the fellowship is limited to one term, it is essential that the fellow has a clearly defined research aim, within a realistic time frame. It should be a clear aim that the fellowship concludes with publication of work in the Institute's series of Working Papers. Where possible, links between the Institute and the fellow will be maintained after termination of the fellowship.

Further details and an application form are available from the Oxford Institute of Ageing, or from the Web site http://www.ageing.ox.ac.uk.

The official deadline for applications is 31 December. However, potential candidates, who believe they meet the criteria, are encouraged to contact HelpAge International or the Oxford Institute of Ageing beyond this date. It may be possible for suitable candidates to be entered onto a waiting list.

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PHILOSOPHICAL FELLOWSHIP FUND

Awards for Study in Paris

The trustees of the Philosophical Fellowship Fund, which was established in 1941 for the `furtherance of philosophical and/or scientific research', particularly with reference to research connected with France, now invite applications for support from candidates whose research would benefit in some significant respect from a period of up to six months to be spent working in Paris during the calendar year 2003.

Candidates should at present be working for a higher degree in philosophy or a related subject with strong philosophical associations, or should have been awarded such a degree not more than three years ago. Applications should be sent to Dr Sabina Lovibond, Worcester College, Oxford OX1 2HB, and should reach her by Friday, 17 January. Candidates should include, with their curriculum vitae, a brief description of their current research and study plans, and an explanation of what they hope to achieve through their stay in Paris. They should also give the names of two referees, whom they should ask to write directly to Dr Lovibond. Short-listed candidates will be asked to provide a sample of their written work, of not more than 5,000 words in length. Interviews will be held during Hilary Term.

The exact amount of any awards that may be made will be assessed in the light of the successful candidate's or candidates' plans, but it is intended that they should be sufficient to cover the estimated basic costs of his or her travel to and stay in Paris. The trustees also hope to be able to find from among their philosophical contacts in Paris persons who will be willing to provide initial guidance and introductions there to successful candidates.

Examinations and Boards

LECTURE LISTS: HILARY TERM 2003

Timetabling arrangements

Faculties and departments are asked to forward their lecture-list files as soon as possible, and no later than Monday, 25 November.

The printed lecture lists will be distributed shortly before the start of term.

Files, copy, and proofs relating to the Lecture Lists should be forwarded to Val Wood, Lecture Lists Co-ordinator, Public Relations Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: (2)80548, fax: (2)80522, e-mail: lecture.lists@admin.ox.ac.uk).

For arrangements concerning the Special Lecture List, see below.


Entries shared between lists

Any faculty member who wishes to place an entry in the lecture list of another faculty or department is asked to forward the information as soon as possible, and directly to the other faculty or department.

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Special Lecture List

Hilary Term 2003

The Special Lecture List for Hilary Term 2003 will appear shortly before term, at the same time as the other Lecture Lists. It will include all appropriate lectures for Trinity Term published in the Gazette during Hilary Term, and also lectures of which details are received by Monday, 9 December (ninth week).

Those wishing to contribute to the Special Lecture List are asked to note that this is a firm deadline, and that items received after it are unlikely to be included.

Items for the Special Lecture List should be forwarded to Martin Harrington, Gazette Editor, Public Relations Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: (2)80549, fax: (2)80522, e-mail: gazette@admin.ox.ac.uk).

 


Enquiries concerning proposed dates for special lectures

Those responsible for arranging lectures intended to be of interest to a wide university audience may wish to consult the Editor of the Gazette or the Lecture Lists Co-ordinator (fax: (2)80522, e- mail: gazette@admin.ox.ac.uk or lecture.lists@admin.ox.ac.uk), for information on any other similar lectures, of which details have been received, due to be given on the proposed date or dates.

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Distribution: Standing Orders

Any college, faculty, department, or individual Senior Member wishing to check or amend a standing order for the lecture lists should contact the Lecture Lists Co-ordinator (details as above), before the end of the present term.


Boards of the Faculties of Classics and Philosophy

The faculty boards recommend that lectures should be given at the following hours:

Monday       9      Greek History/Latin Literature
            10      Philosophy
            11      Roman History/Greek Literature
            12      Archaeology/Philosophy
            5–7    Free
Tuesday      9      Archaeology
            10      Philosophy
            11      Literature
            12      History
            5–7    Free
Wednesday    9      Roman History/Greek Literature
            10      Philosophy
            11      Latin Literature/Greek History
            12      Archaeology/Philosophy
            5–7    Free
Thursday     9      Literature
            10      Philosophy
            11      Greek History/Latin Literature
            12      Archaeology
            5–7    Free
Friday       9      History
            10      Philosophy
            11      Roman History/Greek Literature
            12      Archaeology/Philosophy
            5–7    Free

Sub-faculty of Languages and Literature

It is recommended that lectures for Honour Moderations should be given at the following hours whenever possible:

Homer               11 (Wednesdays, Fridays)
Virgil              11 (Tuesdays, Thursdays)
Greek Authors       12 (Mondays, Wednesdays)
Latin Authors       11 (Tuesdays, Thursdays)
Language Papers     10 (Fridays)
A                   11 (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, TT;                       
                        Mondays, Wednesdays, MT, HT)
C                   10 (Mondays, Wednesdays)
D                   10 (Tuesdays, Thursdays)
E                   12
F                   12 (Tuesdays, Thursdays, HT, TT);
                    11 and 12 (Tuesdays, Thursdays, MT)

 


Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

Timetable of introductory or survey lectures

The Board of the Faculty recommends that lectures should be given at the following hours:

Monday      10      French
            11      German
            12      German
Tuesday      9      Italian
            10      Spanish
            11      Italian 
            12      Spanish
Wednesday    9      Russian
            10      French
            11      Linguistics
            12      Linguistics
Thursday     9      Spanish
            10      Russian
            11      Russian
            12      Italian
Friday      10      French
            11      German
            12      Linguistics

 


Board of the Division of Social Sciences

The Divisional Board recommends that:

(a) lectures for the Preliminary Examination for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics should be given at the following times:

Politics    10
Economics   11
Philosophy  12 noon (or a 10 o'clock period not occupied by                
Politics);

(b) courses of introductory lectures and lectures on compulsory subjects for undergraduates in their first three or four terms of work for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics should normally be given at the following times:

Politics    12 
Economics   11
Philosophy  10

 


Board of the Faculty of Theology

To avoid clashes with Philosophy lectures members of the faculty are asked not to offer Theology lectures of interest to those reading for the Joint Honour School of Philosophy and Theology at the following times:

Preliminary Examination

Monday to Saturday 12

Honour School

Monday 10 and 12
Tuesday 10
Wednesday 10 and 12
Thursday 10
Friday 10 and 12
Saturday 10

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CHAIRMAN OF EXAMINERS

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

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


EXAMINATION SCHOOLS

Accommodation for lectures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the following changes in regulations made by the Medical Sciences Board will come into effect on 6 December.

Medical Sciences Board

M.Sc. in Pharmacology

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 672, after l. 28 insert:

`Pharmacology                                 Medical Sciences'

2 Ibid., p. 730, after l. 35 insert:

`Pharmacology

1. The Divisional Board of Medical Sciences shall appoint for the supervision of the course an organising committee, which shall have the power to arrange lectures and other instruction.

2. The organising committee shall appoint for each candidate an academic adviser (mentor).

3. Each candidate shall:

(a) follow a course of study in Pharmacology for at least three terms and for a substantial part of the three subsequent vacations, as determined by the course timetable;

(b) attend practical classes which will be compulsory (a record of attendance will be kept);

(c) when they submit their dissertations in September, produce a certificate from their academic adviser to the effect that they have fulfilled the requirements of (a) and (b).

4. Candidates shall be examined in all of the following ways:

(i) each candidate must pass a qualifying examination at the end of the first Michaelmas Term from the beginning of the course. The test shall consist of one three-hour written paper on the topics covered by the Pharmacology Introductory Course, as set out in the Schedule. The organising committee shall not later than the end of the Hilary Term preceding the final examination submit to the examiners a list of candidates who have satisfactorily completed the qualifying examination. Candidates who fail the qualifying examination once shall be permitted to take it again in the first week of the Hilary Term of the year of the final examination.

(ii) Each candidate must pass a three-hour data handling and experimental design examination at the beginning of the Hilary Term and a further test examination at the beginning of Trinity Term examining material taught in the previous term. In each case candidates must pass the examination in order to proceed with the course, and those who fail shall be permitted to sit the examination on one further occasion only.

(iii) Each candidate will be required to submit to the examiners two copies of a typewritten or printed essay of not more than 3,000 words on a topic approved by the organising committee and one practical notebook in which all practical class experiments are recorded.

(iv) Each candidate will be required to submit to the examiners three copies of a typewritten or printed dissertation of not more than 10,000 words (excluding bibliography and appendices) on the research project selected for study as set out in the Schedule.

(v) Each candidate will be expected to give a public oral presentation on his or her research project, on dates to be determined by the organising committee.

5. Each candidate shall be examined viva voce.

6. Before being given leave to supplicate, candidates must have demonstrated understanding of and competence in the topics covered by the professional development programme as set out in the Schedule, to the satisfaction of the programme organisers, who shall submit a certificate to the examiners to this effect.

7. The required written submissions must be sent to the chairman of examiners, M.Sc. in Pharmacology, c/o Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, on the following dates:

(a) the dissertation on the research project must be submitted by dates to be specified by the organising committee and which will be published in the University Gazette not later than the start of the Michaelmas Term of the academic year in which the examination is taken.

(b) The essay and the practical notebook must be submitted by deadlines determined by the organising committee and published in the Gazette no later than the end of the term preceding submission. Each submission must be accompanied by a certificate indicating that it is the candidate's own work.

8. The viva voce examination will normally be conducted in September in the year in which the candidate is examined on dates to be determined by the examiners.

9. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in part of or in the whole examination.

10. The examiners shall retain one copy of each dissertation of each successful candidate for deposit in the Radcliffe Science Library.

Schedule

The syllabus for study will include four principal components:

(a) Professional Development Programme for Pharmacology

Candidates will be required to follow the same Professional Development Programme as that prescribed in the regulations for the M.Sc. in Biology (Integrative Bioscience) and the M.Sc. in Neuroscience.

(b) Introduction to Pharmacology

Three-module introduction to pharmacology, each consisting of lectures and practical classes. Candidates who have already received training in some of the topic areas covered may, at the discretion of the organising committee, be exempted from attendance at one or more of the introductory lecture series. Such candidates will be required to pass the qualifying examination, which will cover the topics covered in the Introduction to Pharmacology.

Module I: Cells

Module II: Tissue and Organism Pharmacology

Module III: Neuropharmacology

Candidates will also be required to take courses on experimental design, data interpretation, computing, and statistics, approved by the organising committee. Candidates will be required to obtain a Home Office licence and will follow the course of study required for modules 1 to 4 of this.

(c) Advanced pharmacology courses

This will consist of five taught courses consisting of lectures, seminars, practical classes, and tutorials approved annually by the organising committee. Details of the courses available in each academic year will be published in the Gazette in the preceding Trinity Term.

(d) Laboratory research project

The research project based on the candidate's laboratory placement, under the supervision of a research supervisor, on a subject selected in consultation with the organising committee.'

Colleges, Halls, and Societies

OBITUARIES

Corpus Christi College

NOEL EDWARD MARTIN, Croix de Guerre, DFC, 12 November 2002; scholar 1937–40. Aged 84.

ANTHONY FRANCIS NEALE, MA, 9 October 2002; commoner 1936–9. Aged 84.


St Hilda's College

PATRICIA MARY ADAIR, B.LITT., 11 October 2002; commoner 1963–6.

MERYL CATHERINE LACEY, MA, 26 October 2002; commoner 1959–62. Aged 62.

ELEANOR LOUISE PAGE (née Evans), MA, DIP.ED., 29 October 2002; exhibitioner 1926–30. Aged 94.

HEATHER ELINOR PEEK, MA, 31 October 2002; commoner 1942–6. Aged 86.

ELEANOR MARGUERITE PRITCHARD (née Quarrie), 13 October 2002; exhibitioner 1933–6. Aged 88.

JENNIFER MARY SWEET (née Smith), B.LITT., MA, October 2002; scholar 1941–4 and 1946–7. Aged 80.


St Hugh's College

PAMELA OLIVE ELIZABETH GRADON, MA (PH.D. London), 27 November 2002; Fellow and Tutor 1950--63; Fellow 1963--82; University Lecturer in Medieval English 1963--82; Emeritus Fellow 1982--2002. Aged 87.

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St Hugh's College: Artist in Residence

Liz Moon, artist-in-residence at St Hugh's for Michaelmas Term, is a figurative painter. She is interested in how people inhabit their everyday space, in their form and movement. In St Hugh's, she is working on a number of images of college life---the progress of which can be seen between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, in the West Lodge `Studio'. This can be approached from Canterbury Road, through the Swan Gates, at the top of the drive. She is also running a figure drawing group on Thursday evenings from 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.


400th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition

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


Oxford University Newcomers' Club

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

 


Volunteers Required

Dissatisfied with your body? You may be eligible to take part in psychological research on body image which could improve your body image. Study involves attending a series of appointments, total time up to 7 hours. Expenses reimbursed. Contact Clare Farrell on 01865 226458. E-mail: clare.farrell@psych.ox.ac.uk. Contacting us does not oblige you to take part. You are free to withdraw from the study at any time. All information strictly confidential. OPREC Nos: O02.029 and O02.033.

 


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.

 


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.


Oxford University Research Staff Society

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


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.


Books Bought and Sold

New Bookshop in St Aldate's: St Philip's Books (proprietor Christopher Zealley) has opened a bookroom at 82 St Aldate's, Oxford (entrance in passageway beneath the Elizabeth Restaurant). We carry over 8,000 rare, secondhand, and new books, chiefly in the areas of Theology and History. Callers welcome between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mon.--Sat. Collections or single volumes purchased for stock (tel.: 01865 202182). Web site at: www.stphilipsbooks.co.uk.

 


Services Offered

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

Sylva Trees: local arboriculturists offering a complete tree management service. Fully qualified, insured. Reliable. All waste recycled. Please phone Phillip Ableson on 01865 872945, or 07811 456999.

Painting and decorating: for a prompt, friendly, and professional service in Oxford or London, contact Tony for a quotation. Tel.: 07773 764791.

Big or small, we ship it all, plus free pick up anywhere in Oxford. Also 24-hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24-hour access, and mail forwarding world-wide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services, and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com, also at: 94 London Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431, e-mail: staff@mbeheadington.co.uk.

Town and Country Trees: arboricultural contractors; modern arboricultural techniques; local authority approved; safeguarded by full Public Liability insurance. Free advice and quotations. Tel.: 0845 458 2980 or 07976 261850 (mobile).


Domestic Services

Room and board (in north Oxford) plus some remuneration for someone to look after household with 14-year-old boy and his 19-year-old brother (both responsible good kids–out at school all day) from mid-Jan., to end of March while parents are away. Would suit mature postgraduate (or equivalent) or couple who enjoy young people. Contact Dr Martin on 01865 559061 or e-mail: djlm@aol.com.

Nanny share? Searching for a family with a young baby in New Hinksey or Grandpont interested in sharing a nanny. Mon.–Fri., 8.45 a.m.–6.45 p.m. Starting Jan. E-mail: ablocker@path.ox.ac.uk.

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

Secretary/Personal Assistant: professor requires a secretary/personal assistant for approx. 15 hrs p.w., working from his North Oxford home. The post involves assisting him with his correspondence, diary management and general administrative duties. Word processing and audio typing is required. Further particulars may be obtained by e-mail: i.jones@cbr.cam.ac.uk.

Wolfson College: Office Receptionist/Secretary. We are looking for a friendly, reliable and enthusiastic person with good interpersonal and IT skills to join the College Secretary's team at this modern, graduate college. The receptionist/secretary will assist with all aspects of the admission of students as well as providing clerical and secretarial support and upkeep of the members' database. Hours of work: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. The salary will be in the region of £14,500 p.a. with 6 weeks' holiday, subsidised lunches in Hall, staff pension scheme, and parking. Further details and an application form are available from the College Secretary, Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford OX2 6UD (tel.: 01865 (2)74103, e-mail: college.sec@wolfson.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Mon. 16 Dec. Wolfson College is an equal opportunities employer.

The English School, Finland: applications are invited for the post of Principal. Full-time contractual responsibilities begin 1 Aug., 2003. The English School Principal is the pedagogical leader of the whole school with full responsibility for the administrative, economic and international communications of the school. Additional qualifications demanded for the position include excellence in the English language and a good knowledge of Finnish. The successful accomplishment of this mission also presupposes previous management experience and a readiness to promote the development of teaching methods. Experience in tasks of an international nature as well as graduate studies may favour the candidate's standing. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience according to the Employment Agreement for the private teaching-sector. Applications should include a letter of interest, CV, and certified copies of documents, and should be addressed to: The Chairperson of the English School Foundation at Mantytie 14, 00270 Helsinki and delivered by 3 p.m. on 5 Dec. The label Principal's Post should appear on the envelope. Applications will not be returned.


Houses to Let

Canal Walk, £1,300 p.c.m. Available early Jan.: spacious 4- bedroom luxury townhouse with enclosed rear garden and off-street parking space. Unfurnished; Bardwell Road, £1,550 p.c.m. Available early Jan. Immaculate 2/3- bedroom mews house in this fashionable central North Oxford location. Furnished. Contact Sarah at Lifestyle Letting & Management, 1 North Parade Ave., tel.: 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578, e-mail: sarah@lifestyle-lettings.co.uk. Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.

Central North Oxford, 4-storey family house, recently renovated using architects design, available 1 Jan.,–1 March 2003. Open plan kitchen/dining room/family room; sitting room, study, conservatory, 3 bedrooms (sleeps 5), bathroom and shower room. Dishwasher, dryer, and washing machine. Large garden with climbing frame. Within walking distance of Phil and Jim's School. £2,000 p.c.m. Deposit required. Tel.: 00 44 (0) 1865 557017.

Cottage to let near Woodstock: a newly converted 1-bedroom cottage, well fitted. £650 p.c.m. Min. let 6 months. Rural position. Apply to Hodson. Shipton Slade Farm, Woodstock. Tel.: 01993 811280.

Academic's lovely spacious Victorian house just south of Summertown available for all or part(s) of the period 29 Dec.–mid-Apr., on the basis of 1/2/3 bedrooms, 2 large receptions, kitchen/dining room, garden, off-street parking. Suit visiting academic/couple. Tel.: 01865 510542, e-mail: doreen.mcbarnet@csls.ox.ac.uk.

Old Boar's Hill, 4 miles to Oxford city centre: Tinkerbell Cottage; quiet, charming rural location; outstanding views; newly decorated; 2 bedrooms, large private garden; furnished or unfurnished. Long or short let. £775 p.c.m. Ann Loescher. Tel.: 01865 735305, e-mail: gil@loescher.freeserve.co.uk.

Two-bedroom modern terrace house with small garden: fully furnished and fitted, gas c.h., washer/drier. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac next to Saïd Business School between Oxford city centre and the railway station, with own parking space. £870 p.c.m., 2 months' deposit required. Ian and Josephine Macdonald, tel.: 01865 516615, fax: 01865 516616, or e-mail: macdonaldreynell@aol.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.

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Christmas Let

Wish to spend the Christmas period in Oxford and avoid hotel bills? A charming top floor flat overlooking Gloucester Green could be yours for the period of 1 month (from 10 Dec.,–10 Jan.) for £800 (1 person) or £1,000 (2 people sharing). The flat is furnished to a high standard, has a double bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, large living room and a balcony. If interested please call 07748873278 or e-mail: jounamhibi@hotmail.com. Members or students of the University are given priority.


Flats to Let

Self-contained first-floor flat available in Charlbury: newly fitted kitchen with dishwasher, hob and cooker. Car parking space. Also within easy reach of Oxford. Train lines to Reading, Oxford, London and Worcester. Bus routes as well. Tel.: 01929 427097.

North Oxford , Summertown: spacious, comfortable, cheerful flat with character in convenient quiet position; 2 bedrooms, 2 reception, 2 bathrooms. Mod. cons. Off-street parking. £800 p.c.m. Tel.: 01736 786249.

North Oxford Summertown: 1-bedroom apartment well situtated for most amenities and with easy access to the city, bright 2nd-floor with spacious living room, good security and parking. Available mid-Jan., at £650 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 516144 or fax 01865 437996.

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


Serviced Accommodation

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


Accommodation Offered

Self-contained split-level comfortable room with all mod cons in old family house in pretty location in Upper Wolvercote, highly convenient for University and Oxford City. En suite shower/loo, kitchen/dining area with washing machine; bedroom area in gallery at top of stairs. Parking and/or bus ride 15 minutes to city centre. Suit academic/other professional. Available Feb., 2003. £625 p.c.m. excl. telephone. References required. E-mail: wrldco@aol.com.

Excellent, quiet, light and spacious studio bedsit centrally situated off North Parade: own entrance from patio-garden; own bathroom with shower; c.h.; phone; fridge and light cooking facilities. Suitable for one. Professionals or mature graduate student; non-smoker preferred. £475 p.c.m. includes bills (except tel., and council tax if applicable). Available mid-DEc. Tel.: 01865 553294.

Bright spacious room to let in friendly family home. Would suit vegetarian, student, postgraduate, or working person. Iffley Road region. £290 p.c.m. inc. of service. Tel.: 01865 778448.

Single rooms available in centrally placed street of unique coloured houses within easy walk of university departments. Short or long stays in comfortable small Victorian house, from beginning of Jan. 2003. Bed-and-breakfast, access to microwave, use of kettle, and all bills included. £95 p.w. Non-smokers. Foreign academics especially welcome. Owner has lived abroad for some years. Tel. and fax: 01865 516142.

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

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

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

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

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


Accommodation Sought

Academic family seeks 3-bedroom flat/house to rent short/long term from 1 Jan., 2003. Central location, up to £1,000 p.c.m. Dr Daria Santini-Elson. Tel. 07960 900049.

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

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents and property managers. We specialise in lettings to both academic and professional individuals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. If you would like details of our services, or if you simply need some informal help and advice without obligation, telephone us: 01865 764533, fax us: 764777, or e-mail us: info@qbman.co.uk. Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and see how we could be marketing your property.


Holiday Lets

Cevennes–Gard/Lozere/Ardeche borders: spacious, newly 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 1000ft, in over 2 acres of mature gardens, 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 cheap Stansted flights. Booking now open for 2003 (from £210 p.w.). Non-smokers only please. Full c.h. available for autumn and winter lets. A smaller, second flat should be available from May onwards. It will sleep 4 or 5 in 2 bedrooms, and will have 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 who would appreciated a greater degeree of privacy and independence. For further details of either of these flats, please apply (eves.): 01527 541360.

Florida: fully-equipped villa on peaceful Southern Dunes golf course community 30 minutes south of Orlando; 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, fully-fitted kitchen, heated pool, air-conditioned throughout. Sleeps 8–10. From £400 p.w. E-mail: hockeyvilla@yahoo.co.uk or phone 020 7486 2918 (weekdays) or 01865 725065 (weekends). See www.floridabreeze.co.uk for more details and photos.

Umbria–near Perugia, 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 combineds. £220–£710 p.w. depending on number of beds and season. For further details phone or fax 01865 390581.

Dordogne/Charente: fully-equipped converted farmhouse; sleeps 10; antique furniture; 2 fireplaces, c.h. Peaceful and quiet. River and lake nearby. Bordeaux 1 hour. 600/1100 euros p.w. Long-term lets also available. Tel.: +33 6 73 472 471; e-mail: a.m.motard@iep.u-bordeaux.fr.

Southwest France, near Toulouse/Albi/Cordes, stone farmhouse on edge of village, iwth 6 acres and swimming pool. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living rooms and large kitchen; sleeps 7--8. Centrally heated with wood- burning stoves. Several airports within easy reach, available all year round. Call 01608 810818 or e-mail: barrymsimpson@hotmail.com for details, or see: www.oxfordmedia.co.uk/batut.htm for photos, availability and rates.

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


For Sale

Challen Baby Grand Piano in Walnut, recently tuned and in excellent condition. £2,500 o.n.o. Tel.: 01235 523459.

Dolmetsch bentside spinet–1974. 1 x 8ft; English walnut case; five octaves FF–f3; spine length–60"; maximum front to back–26"; restrung 2001; very good condition. £1,600. Ideal practice instrument where space is limited. Dr Charles Mould. Tel.: 01451 860876, fax: 01451 861691, e-mail: cmm@chalkface.net.

Appointments

SPEAKER'S LECTURERSHIP IN BIBLICAL STUDIES

The electors propose to appoint a lecturer to hold office for one year from 1 October 2003.

The lecturer will be required to deliver not less than six lectures in the year of his/her lecturership. The lectures will deal with such subject or subjects in connection with biblical study as shall be approved or prescribed by the electors, and will be delivered at such times and place as the Board of the Faculty of Theology may determine.

The lecturer will be entitled to receive the net income accruing from the endowment fund during his/her tenure of the lecturership, to be divided as appropriate between stipend and expenses. The income in 2003–4 is expected to be about £2,700.

Candidates for the lecturership should send their names, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of the subject of the lectures which they propose to deliver, together with any further explanation which they may think fit to offer, in eight copies, to Mrs E.A. Macallister, Humanities Divisional Office, 34 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LH, to arrive not later than 24 January. The choice of the electors will not necessarily be limited to those who apply.


DEPARTMENT OF POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

University Lecturerships

The Department of Politics and International Relations is to refill several lecturership posts coming vacant and is creating additional posts to help develop its teaching and research. The department is advertising eight permanent appointments and one short-term post, to be filled for autumn 2003, across the broad fields of Comparative and European Government, Political Theory, and International Relations. The department is looking for people with the potential to make an outstanding contribution to the research in their field of specialism, and with experience of teaching and supervising both undergraduate and graduate students. Full details of each post, including relevant salary scales, terms and conditions, are given on the department's Web site. The posts are:

Comparative Government, in association with Corpus Christi College

European Politics, in association with Lincoln College

European Politics, in association with Hertford College

European Politics, in association with St Antony's College

Political Theory, in association with Keble College

Political Theory, in association with University College

International Relations, in association with Linacre College

International Relations, in association with St John's College

International Relations, three-year Departmental Lecturership

Applicants should have a doctorate from a major research university or expect to have completed their doctorate by September 2003. They should have an outstanding research record or evidence of potential, and a strong publication record. They should also have some teaching experience and should be able to indicate those sub-fields within their broad specialism in which they would expect to contribute teaching and graduate supervision.

Candidates will be considered for each post on the basis of the selection criteria outlined in the further particu-lars for each post. Particulars and details of the application process are available on http://www.politics.ox.ac.uk/vacancies or can be obtained from Emily Constantine, Department of Politics and International Relations, George Street, Oxford OX1 2RL (telephone: Oxford (2)78700, fax: (2)78725, e-mail: emily.constantine@politics.ox.ac.uk). Candidates are asked to submit a letter of application addressing the selection criteria and full curriculum vitae and are asked to arrange for three referees to write in support of their application by noon on Friday, 10 January. Candidates should state in a covering note for which of the posts they wish to be considered and should include an extra copy of their application for each additional post.


COMPUTING LABORATORY AND THE OXFORD E-SCIENCE CENTRE

University Lecturership in Computer Science and Associate Technical Directorship (Requirements and Development) of the Oxford e-Science Centre

The Computing Laboratory and the Oxford e-Science Centre propose to appoint a University Lecturer in Computer Science and Associate Technical Director (Development) of the e-Science Centre with effect from January 2003 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post is for a period of five years. Salary will be on the current age-related scale for university lecturers without tutorial fellowships of £22,191–£42,900 per annum. The Computing Laboratory and the Centre are in the process of securing a college association.

Preference will be given to applicants with extensive research experience, a strong publication record in computer science, or a closely related discipline, and a background in an interdisciplinary environment. Applications are particularly welcome from candidates with research interests in the area of Requirements Engineering, who would be able to contribute to the teaching of Requirements Engineering both within the Computing Laboratory and on the Software Engineering Programme. The successful candidate will be expected to support the growth of e-Science within the University, and more generally to promote and facilitate interdisciplinary research between the Computing Laboratory and other departments.

Further particulars of the post are available on request (e-mail: lecturership@comlab.ox.ac.uk), or at http://www.comlab.ox.ac.uk or http://e-science.ox.ac.uk/jobs/.

Applications should consist of a letter of application, a full curriculum vitae, and statement of research interests, together with the names of three work-related referees (not more than two from the same institution). These should be e-mailed (most formats accepted) to lecturership @comlab.ox.ac.uk or posted to: the Administrator, Oxford University Computing Laboratory, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD, to arrive no later than Thursday, 12 December.


OXFORD UNIVERSITY LIBRARY SERVICES (BODLEIAN LIBRARY)

Appointment of Keeper of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts

The Curators of the University Libraries are seeking to appoint to the post of Keeper of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts. This is a very senior post in the newly-integrated library structure in Oxford and offers an exciting opportunity to lead the development of some of the best and most extensive primary research collections in the world. The post will become vacant on 1 January 2003 following the retirement of the current Keeper, Mrs Mary Clapinson.

The University of Oxford's centrally funded libraries contain the largest and most diverse collections for the support of research and teaching in any university institution in the United Kingdom. Annual operating expenditure is currently £20m, with 700 staff in over thirty buildings containing more than ten million printed volumes, together with a rapid increase in digital resources.

The Keeper of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts will be responsible for the effective management and development of the Bodleian Library's world renowned collections of rare books, manuscripts, modern papers, maps, music, and printed ephemera which form the basis of the Library's reputation as a leading resource for national and international research. The Keeper will also play a leading role in developing plans for an integrated approach in the management and administration of special collections across the University.

Applicants should have appropriate senior management experience in an academic research library environment, a commitment to the support of university teaching, research, and scholarship, and an understanding of preservation and access issues for library collections of international importance. The post qualifies for a non-stipendiary professorial fellowship at an Oxford college.

The post is on the librarian grade 6 scale (salary £41,958–£45,593).

Further particulars and an application form may be obtained from the OULS Personnel Section, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77170, fax: (2)77193, e-mail: personnel@bodley.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 18 January. Reference number BL2083 should be quoted in correspondence.


UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD AND ISIS INNOVATION LTD.

Appointment of Business Liaison Manager—Business Innovation and Consulting

The University of Oxford and Isis Innovation Ltd. are seeking a Business Liaison Manager in Isis' Business Innovation and Consulting Group, recently formed to develop innovative business ideas as well as organising consulting and services agreements. Isis is the highly successful technology transfer company of the University of Oxford, commercialising research and expertise generated by university researchers. The Business Liaison Manager will build on the University's extensive and well-established links with industry, developing opportunities for businesses interested in research, technology transfer, consultancy, and professional development to interact with the University, in areas such as software and information communications technology.

The successful candidate will be expected to initiate contact with business and promote interactions with the University; will be self-motivated, well-organised, highly articulate, and able to interact at all levels in organisations, and be persuasive and influential in both academic and commercial environments. The successful applicant is likely to be a graduate, preferably with a doctorate, with negotiation and business experience and a proven record of achievement.

Isis is the leading university-based technology transfer company. It has an excellent reputation and a proven track record—further information concerning it can be found at http://www.isis-innovation.com. The successful candidate will be working in an exciting and challenging environment.

The post will be on the academic-related administrative grade 4 scale (salary £30,660–£36,712 per annum).

Further particulars are available from Mrs J. Pengelly (telephone: Oxford (2)70128, e-mail:posts@admin.ox.ac.uk).

Applications, including a covering letter indicating how the applicant meets the requirements of the post, a detailed curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent by 12 noon on 19 December to Ms J. Williams, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX21 2JD. Interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing 13 January.


FACULTY OF ORIENTAL STUDIES

Appointment of Language Instructor in Modern Hebrew

In association with the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

A Language Instructor in Modern Hebrew is required to teach beginner, intermediate, and advanced level Modern Hebrew, to those interested in learning the language. Teaching space will be provided at the Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE. The hours of the post are three per week during term, for a total of sixteen weeks (20 January–14 March and 28 April–20 June 2003, exact hours by mutual agreement). The rate of pay will be £19.52 per hour.

There is no application form. Applications, including a curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees, should be sent to Ms Charlotte Vinnicombe, Faculty Administrator, at the address given above, to arrive not later than Friday, 20 December. Further information may be obtained by telephoning Oxford (2)88208 (or e-mail: orient@orinst.ox.ac.uk).


ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE INSTITUTE (UKCIP)

Appointment of temporary Project Manager

A temporary Project Manager is required for the UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP), based at the University's Environmental Change Institute. The post is to provide maternity cover on a part-time basis (60 per cent), from January to August 2003 inclusive. This is an opportunity to join a high profile organisation handling one of the critical issues of our time.

As Project Manager, the post-holder will work with members of the team to support UKCIP studies. This will be a varied and diverse job because of the wide range of organisations and scientific studies that UKCIP works with on a daily basis. Applicants should have a postgraduate degree with relevant work experience, along with excellent project management and communication skills. Knowledge of climate change and its impacts would be an advantage. The post will be on the RS1
(a) scale (salary £18,265– £27,339 per annum, pro rata).

UKCIP was set up by the Government's Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra) in 1997 to help organisations assess how they might be affected by climate change, so that they can plan to adapt.

Since 1997 the Programme has grown rapidly. Studies into the impacts of climate change are under way in regions across the UK and on a diverse range of sectors, including the built, marine, and natural environments. UKCIP's unique, stakeholder-led approach to research has gained international recognition. Further details may be obtained from Sally Jeffery on Oxford 432076.

Applicants will be required to submit a curriculum vitae and covering letter. The closing date for applications is Friday, 13 December. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 16 December. Further details on UKCIP may be found at the Web site http://www.ukcip.org.uk.

For an informal discussion of the position contact Megan Gawith or Sally Jeffery on Oxford 432076.


BALLIOL COLLEGE

Jowett Senior Scholarships

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

The scholarships will be awarded for a maximum of two years. Scholars will take up their award on 1 October 2003.

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

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

Application forms may be obtained from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ. They should be returned by Friday, 7 February 2003 (third week of Hilary Term). There is no separate application form required for the exhibitions. The college hopes to interview short-listed applicants during the week commencing Monday, 24 February (sixth week).


Phizackerley Senior Scholarship

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

The scholarship will be awarded for a maximum of two years. The scholar will take up the award on 1 October 2003.

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

Application forms may be obtained from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ. They should be returned by Friday, 7 February 2003 (third week of Hilary Term). There is no separate application form required for the exhibitions. The college hopes to interview short-listed applicants during the week commencing Monday, 24 February 2003 (sixth week).


CHRIST CHURCH

Fowler Hamilton Visiting Research Fellowships 2004–5

Christ Church proposes to elect Fowler Hamilton Visiting Fellows, in the Humanities or the Social Sciences, from overseas for up to eleven months in the period September 2004 to August 2005.

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

The fellows will be entitled to free family accommodation, use of a study room in college, and free lunches and dinners. Return economy fares from the country of origin will be paid for each fellow and his/her family. Limited stipends may also be offered depending on individual circumstances. Further details may be obtained from the Dean's Secretary, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP (fax: Oxford (2)76238), and applications must be received by 14 February at the latest. The further particulars can also be seen on the college Web site, http://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/jobs/jobs.htm.


LINACRE COLLEGE

Junior Research Fellowships

Linacre College proposes to make elections to not more than three Junior Research Fellowships, tenable for one year in the first instance from 1 October 2003 and renewable for a second year. Junior Research Fellows will receive a book allowance of £250 per annum and enjoy dining rights in college. The fellowships are open to men and women graduates of any university; there is no restriction of subject, but candidates should be intending to engage in research at postdoctoral level.

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


EPA Cephalosporin Junior Research Fellowships

Linacre College proposes to make elections to not more than three EPA Cephalosporin Junior Research Fellowships tenable for one year in the first instance from 1 October 2003 and renewable for a second year. Junior Research Fellows will receive a book allowance of £250 per annum and enjoy dining rights in college. The fellowships are open to men and women graduates of any university, but candidates should be intending to engage in research at postdoctoral level in the fields of the medical, biological, or chemical sciences.

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

Application for either of the Junior Research Fellowships detailed above, on a form available from the Principal's Secretary or electronically
(http://www.linacre.ox.ac .uk/college/scholarships/jrfsapp.doc), should be made to the Senior Tutor, Linacre College, Oxford OX1 3JA, giving details of the applicant's academic record and proposed course of research.

Nine copies of the full application (UK applicants only) should be submitted by the closing date, and applicants should request two referees to write directly to the Senior Tutor. Closing date for applications and references: 31 January.


Domus Research Studentships

Linacre College proposes to elect to not more than four Domus Studentships, tenable in the first instance for one year from 1 October 2003, with the possibility of election for a second or third year subject to satisfactory work and progress. The value of these studentships will be £250 per year. They will not normally be tenable after the students' liability for university and college fees has ended.

Holders of Domus Studentships will be given priority in the allocation of college accommodation. Candidates for these studentships will be either students who intend to begin reading for a higher degree or diploma at the University in October 2003, or current students of Linacre College in their first or second years. There is no restriction of subject.

Candidates for these awards should submit an account of their previous academic work and a brief description of their proposed topic of research to the Senior Tutor, Linacre College, Oxford OX1 3JA, before 31 January, and should ask two academic referees to write directly to the Senior Tutor about them by that date.


Mary Blaschko Graduate Scholarships

Linacre College proposes to elect to two Graduate Scholarships, of a value of £2,000 per annum, tenable for one year from 1 October 2003, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The scholarships are open to suitably qualified students reading or intending to read for a research degree in the arts and humanities. At the time of taking up the scholarships, scholars must have been admitted as postgraduate students by a relevant faculty of the University, and must be, or become, members of Linacre College.

Applications forms may be obtained from the College Secretary, Linacre College, Oxford OX1 3JA, or at http://www.linacre.ox.ac.uk/college /scholarships/. Closing date for applications: 31 January.


Heselton Legal Research Scholarship

This scholarship, of a value of £1,000, is open to a suitably qualified student studying, or intending to study, for a research degree in an area of English Law or European Community Law. The scholar must be accepted by the University to read for a higher degree, and must be, or become, a member of Linacre College.

The scholarship, tenable from 1 October 2003, will be awarded for one year and is not renewable.

Application forms may be obtained from the College Secretary, Linacre College, Oxford OX1 3JA. Closing date for applications: 1 March.


MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Visiting Fellowship 2003–4

The college governing body proposes to elect a Visiting Fellow for all or part of the academic year 2003–4. The purpose of the fellowship, which is non-stipendiary, is to provide a congenial base for visiting scholars, either from abroad or from the UK, to conduct research in Oxford, to have access to Oxford libraries, and to use the college as a means of establishing contact with other scholars in the college and the University.

The college occupies a central position within easy walking distance of all university libraries and departments. Applications from scholars whose interests lie withing the range of subjects represented in the senior common room will be particularly welcome.

Visiting fellows will be full members of the senior common room. The fellowship covers the common room subscription and entitlement to free lunches and dinners. The college is unable to provide study space or residential accommodation.

Further details and application forms may be obtained from the College Secretary, Mansfield College, Oxford OX1 3TF (telephone: Oxford (2)70982, e-mail: admissions@mansfield.ox.ac.uk). Completed forms and a curriculum vitae in triplicate should be returned by Friday, 14 March.


ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

Graduate Scholarship in Ethics

St Anne's College proposes to award a Graduate Scholarship in Ethics to a graduate student with a serious interest in Ethics, accepted by the college to read for a B.Phil. or as a Probationary Research Student in Philosophy in October 2003. The scholarship will pay fees and maintenance at the level of an AHRB studentship, plus £600, for one year in the first instance (it may be renewed for a second year if both
(a) an application for AHRB funding is made for that second year if AHRB funding has not already been secured for that year, and
(b) progress on research is satisfactory). It is hoped that some holders of the scholarship will become involved in paid teaching of the college's undergraduates.

Candidates must be citizens of the UK, and must have applied to Oxford University in the usual way, putting St Anne's as first college of preference. To be considered, an application for AHRB funding must be made, and a copy sent to the College Secretary at St Anne's College, Oxford OX2 6HS, by 28 March. No other application to the college is required. The winner of the award will be contacted by 1 April. Were the winner to be successful in the AHRB competition, the AHRB award would replace the payment of fees and maintenance by the St Anne's scholarship, but the scholarship's £600 increment would be paid in addition to the AHRB's award.


ST HUGH'S COLLEGE

Becket Institute Fellowships

The Becket Institute is a research centre based at St Hugh's College, Oxford, dedicated to exploring issues related to religious liberty. The Institute offers two types of fellowships tenable for one academic year from October 2003: one Junior Fellowship, for scholars who have gained their doctorate ordinarily within the previous five years, and one Senior Fellowship. Fellows are expected to pursue research on the topic of religious liberty in any of the following fields: law, politics, philosophy, theology, sociology, modern history.

The stipend of fellowships may vary according to age and experience, the minimum for junior fellowships being £15,000 and for senior fellowships £28,000.

The Becket Institute also proposes to award a graduate studentship, tenable for up to three years from Michaelmas Term 2003. This graduate studentship will cover college and university fees, provide a maintenance grant, and may be tenable in combination with other funding. Applications are invited from candidates who have been accepted for graduate study at the University in any subject relevant to the study of the topic of religious liberty.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Director's Secretary, the Becket Institute at St Hugh's College, Oxford OX2 6LE, to whom applications, with a detailed curriculum vitae, a research proposal, and the names and addresses of two referees should be sent by 28 February.


TRINITY COLLEGE

Junior Research Fellowship

Applications are invited for a Junior Research Fellowship tenable for three years from 1 October 2003 in any of the following subjects: anthropology, archaeology, history of art, history (including ancient history). The successful candidate is likely to be at or near the postdoctoral level. The fellow must engage in original research and may undertake up to six hours' teaching a week with the consent of the college.

Applications should be sent to the Academic Administrator, Trinity College, Oxford OX1 3BH, by Friday, 10 January. Applicants should ask two referees to send confidential references direct to the Academic Administrator by the same date. Interviews will take place on Monday, 3 March.

Further particulars, including details of stipend and other benefits, and the application form, may be obtained from the Trinity College Web site, http://www.trinity.ox.ac.uk, or from the Academic Administrator, Mrs Annabel Ownsworth (telephone: Oxford (2)79910, e-mail: annabel.ownsworth@tri.ox.ac.uk).

Trinity College is an equal opportunities employer.


SIDNEY SUSSEX COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Two College Lectureships and Fellowships: History and Law

Applications are invited for College Lectureships, one in History and one in Law, from 1 October 2003, or as soon as possible thereafter. Both are fixed-term appointments for a period of five years.

The College Lecturer in History will be expected to undertake research, and be able to teach, within the area of modern history, with preference given to nineteenth- or twentieth-century British, European, or American history, and will also be required to be a Director of Studies in History. The lecturer will be elected into an official fellowship.

The college is looking to appoint a Lecturer in Law who is able to teach in at least two of the core subjects of the Law Tripos, namely Contract Law, Criminal Law, Equity, and Tort, and who will conduct research. The successful applicant will be elected into an official fellowship, entitled the John Thornely Fellowship, and will be required to be a Director of Studies in Law.

The pensionable stipend for both of these lectureships will be on the scale £20,470–£24,435. These are appointments for people near the start of their academic careers, and consequently the successful candidates are likely to have completed their doctorates not more than seven years prior to taking up the post.

The closing date for applications is 14 February. Application forms and further particulars may be obtained from the Master, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge CB2 3HU.

Sidney Sussex College is an equal opportunities employer.

Diary

Institute for the Advancement of University Learning Seminars: places should be booked in advance through the IAUL (telephone: (2)86808, e-mail: services@learning.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.learning.ox.ac.uk).


Friday 6 December

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Aiding communication' (working lunch), OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

DANNY DRIVER plays piano works by Bach, Debussy, Mozart, and Ravel, Maison Française, 8 p.m.

SCHOLA CANTORUM of Oxford performs Handel's Dixit Dominus, Bach's Jesu Meine Freude, and sacred cantatas and motets, University Church, 8 p.m.

DANNY DRIVER: piano recital of works by Bach, Mozart, Debussy, and Ravel, Maison Française, 8 p.m. (admission free).


Saturday 7 December

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM ends.

ORGAN RECITAL: Christoph Tietze, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

THE REVD DR HARRIET HARRIS: book launch, Faith without hostages: the Cross and Resurrection in our lives today, Old Library, University Church, 6.30 p.m. (entrance from Radcliffe Square).

OXFORD BROOKES CHORAL AND ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY: concert of works by Stravinsky, Beethoven, Howells, Copland, and others, University Church, 7 p.m. (admissions £4, concessions £3, at the door).


Monday 9 December

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

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `From design to production', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.


Tuesday 10 December

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

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


Thursday 12 December

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Time management—for those who manage their manager's time as well as their own', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY guided tour: general tour, 2.15 p.m. (booking not required).

PROFESSOR ANTHONY DAVISON: `Galaxies, ticks, and stock market crashes: hard times for the Poisson process', 3.15 p.m., followed by DR YIH-CHOUNG TEH: `Critical thresholds for dynamic routing in queuing networks', 4.15 p.m. (Department of Statistics: Corcoran Memorial Lectures), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's.

ANGELA BOYLE: `Shedding new light on old bone: earlier prehistoric burial in Oxford' (`Archaeology in the Science Area' lecture), University Museum, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. HINDE: `Why are people willing to go to war?' (Brian Walker Lecturer in Environment and Development), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.


Friday 13 December

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Springboard, Programme 1' (third workshop), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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


Saturday 14 December

MAISON FRANÇAISE study-day: `Symposium on discourse analysis', Maison Francaise, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

DR S. ACKERMANN: `The star of Bethlehem: a journey through science and art' (Society for the History of Medieval Technology and Science illustrated lecture), Institute of Archaeology (36 Beaumont Street), 2.30 p.m.

COMMOTIO (conductor: Matt Berry) performs Vilette's Inviolata, Leighton's Mass for Double Choir, and works by Tavener, University Church, 8 p.m. (admission £8/£4 at the door).


Monday 16 December

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA (conductor Marios Papadopoulos), with the Philomusica Chorus (chorus master Andrew Stewart), perform Handel's Messiah, Sheldonian, 8 p.m. (tickets £10–£30 from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, tel. 305305, or at the door).


Tuesday 17 December

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

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


Wednesday 18 December

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


Thursday 19 December

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

PROFESSOR BARUCH S. BLUMBERG: `Biology in space' (Public Understanding of Science Lecture), University Museum, 4 p.m.


Friday 20 December

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


Tuesday 24 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens 28 December).

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM closed (reopens 27 December).

BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 2 January).

SACKLER LIBRARY closed (reopens 2 January).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION LIBRARY closed (reopens 2 January).


Tuesday 31 December

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

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM closed (reopens 2 January).


Wednesday 1 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens tomorrow).


Friday 3 January

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


Tuesday 7 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: induction seminar for new contract researchers, 12.30 p.m. (see information above).

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


Wednesday 8 January

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


Thursday 9 January

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