Oxford University Gazette: 5 February 2004

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 134, No. 4685: 5 February 2004

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

COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

Carter, N.E.A., BA, D.Phil., Jesus

Essler, F.H.L., Worcester

Farrag, S.K., St Catherine's

Frederickson, H.G., Balliol

Hsu, E., Green College

Milton, A.L., Ripon College

Pereiro, J., Faculty of Modern History

Robinson, E.J.Z., BA, St Hugh's

Winton, V.S., MA, D.Phil., St Cross

Worden, A.B., Faculty of Modern History


DIVISIONAL BOARDS

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect 20 February 2004, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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

  • *CONGREGATION 19 February 2004
    • *Election: Botanic Garden, Visitors of the
  • *CONGREGATION 24 February 2004 2 p.m.
    • *Voting on legislative proposal: Eldon Law Scholarship Fund
  • CONGREGATION 9 March 2004 2 p.m.
    • Voting on Resolutions approving the conferment of Honorary Degrees
  • * List of forthcoming Degree Days
  • * List of forthcoming Matriculation Ceremonies

 


CONGREGATION 9 March 2004 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against any of the following resolutions, signed in each case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 1 March 2004.

Voting on Resolutions approving the conferment of Honorary Degrees

(1) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon SIR MARTIN WOOD, KT, OBE, FRS (MA Cambridge), Honorary Fellow of Wolfson College, Honorary Student of Christ Church, founder and Honorary President, Oxford Instruments, and founder of the Oxford Trust, be approved.

(2) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon THE RT HON THE LORD WOOLF (LL.B. London), Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, be approved.

(3) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon PROFESSOR JOESPH STIGLITZ (BA Amherst, PH.D. MIT), Professor of Economics and Finance, Columbia University Graduate School of Business, be approved.

(4) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon PROFESSOR DAME MARILYN STRATHERN, DBE, FBA (MA, PH.D. Cambridge), Mistress of Girton College, Cambridge and William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge, be approved.

(5) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon PROFESSOR SUZANNE CORY, FRS (B.SC., M.SC. Melbourne, PH.D. Cambridge), Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, Director of, and Professor of Medical Biology at, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, be approved.

(6) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon PROFESSOR SIR ALEC JEFFREYS, MA, D.PHIL, FRS, Honorary Fellow of Merton College, Royal Society Wolfson Research Professor, University of Leicester, be approved.

(7) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon PROFESSOR AHMED H. ZEWAIL (B.SC., MS Alexandria, PH.D. Pennsylvania), Linus Pauling Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Physics, California Institute of Technology, be approved.

¶ If the resolutions are approved, the honorary degrees will be conferred at the Encaenia on 23 June 2004.

GENERAL NOTICES

LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, UNIVERSITY COMPUTING SERVICES

Call for papers

The Shock of the Old 4: `e-Learning, The Student Experience' (one-day conference on educational technologies)

The Learning Technologies Group at Oxford University Computing Services will hold its fourth annual conference on educational technologies on Thursday, 15 April, in the Saïd Business School. `Shock 4' will explore the problems and issues involved in designing and developing learning technologies, with a focus on current and future needs of the student e-learner. The Learning Technologies Group is interested in receiving abstracts for talks that consider one or more of the following questions:

Evaluation

  • Do we truly understand what students do with online resources when they are presented with them?
  • How can we evaluate the student experience of online learning?
  • Do we consider the needs of the student before we embark on designing the software? What are the classic mistakes developers make?
  • Are Virtual Learning Environments designed to suit the needs of the institution rather than the individual learner?

Technologies

  • Successful technologies are often invisible to the user—how can technology make learning less of a hurdle?
  • Are modern students more comfortable with technology than their teachers?
  • Is there evidence of student resistance to new technologies? Is there a saturation point? Does e-learning promote student numbers over learning outcomes?
  • What have we learnt from electronic communication methods that are different from face to face teaching?

Futures

  • What will we expect the classroom of tomorrow to be like? What needs to change and what needs to remain the same?

Talks that describe or demonstrate specific projects, tools, and technologies are welcome, but they must do so within the context of the conference questions. Abstracts of 300 words in length (in-message or RTF) should be e-mailed to ltg@oucs.ox.ac.uk. The due date for submissions was 31 January. However, late submissions may be accepted, and it is hoped to publish a detailed programme by 16 February. The conference Web site is: http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ltg/events/shock/. As in previous years, this conference will be held the day before the annual Oxford University Beyond Conference, which will be advertised shortly.


REVIEW OF MATHEMATICS

Professor Bernard Silverman, FRS, Master of St Peter's College, has been appointed a member of the panel for the Divisional Review of Mathematics, vice Professor David Pettifor, FRS, Isaac Wolfson Professor of Metallurgy, who is unable to serve.


OXFORD UNIVERSITY SOCIETY

The Oxford University Society (OUS) is the official alumni organisation of the University of Oxford. Its object is to advance the interests of the University of Oxford. All who have matriculated at the University, or who have engaged in academic work in the University or in any college, are eligible for free membership. The Society supports a world-wide network of over 100 branches, run by volunteers. Branch events usually have an educational, intellectual, and enjoyable social dimension, frequently with a visitor from Oxford as speaker. Events help to bring members together and keep them better informed about the contemporary University. Details of branches and forthcoming events can be found on the Society's Web pages, http://www.alumni.ox.ac.uk/. The Society's address is: Oxenford House, Magdalen Street, Oxford OX1 3AB (telephone: Oxford (2)88088, fax: (2)88086).


OXFORD CENTRE FOR COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE

McDonnell Visiting Fellowships

The McDonnell Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience is closely integrated with the Medical Research Council Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience at Oxford and supports work on many aspects of brain research relevant to human cognition in several departments at Oxford University as well as at other institutions. The McDonnell Centre encourages work in all areas of cognitive neuroscience across all relevant disciplines and embraces research on experimental, theoretical, and clinical studies of perceptual analysis, memory, language, and motor control, including philosophical approaches to cognition. Current and fuller information on the Centre is available on the Web at http://www.cogneuro.ox.ac.uk. The Centre offers several forms of support including Visiting Fellowships for distinguished researchers from overseas or elsewhere in Britain who wish to work within the Oxford Centre for periods between a week and several months. A Visiting Fellowship can include a modest grant to help with costs of travel and accommodation (but not a stipend), and to pay a bench fee to the host department. Applications for Visiting Fellowships may be submitted either by a member of the Oxford Centre, or by the intended visitor. There is no special form for applications but they should include the following information: name, address, and status of applicant (in the form of a very brief curriculum vitae); names and addresses of collaborators in Oxford; a brief description (a page or two) of the proposed research; a list of any publications that have already resulted from the area of research; an outline plan of visit/s and expenditure, with total estimated budget, other sources of funding and the amount requested Applications can be submitted at any time (e-mail is acceptable) to Sally Harte (Administrative Secretary), McDonnell Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University Laboratory of Physiology, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PT (telephone: Oxford (2)72497, fax: (2)72488, e-mail: admin@cogneuro.ox.ac.uk).


ISIS INNOVATION LTD

Technology Transfer

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

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


APPOINTMENT

WHITLEY PROFESSORSHIP OF BIOCHEMISTRY

KIM NASMYTH, FRS (BA York, PH.D. Edinburgh), Director, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna, Austria, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 January 2006. Professor Nasmyth will be a fellow of Trinity College.

INAUGURAL LECTURE

Brownlee-Abraham Professor Molecular Biology

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS PROUDFOOT will deliver his inaugural lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 12 February, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Subject: `Interconnecting transcription and RNA processing in eukaryotes.'


JULIA BODMER MEMORIAL LECTURE

LORD MAY OF OXFORD will deliver the inaugural Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 February, in Lecture Theatre A, the Department of Zoology.

Subject: `The nonlinear dynamics of vulnerability: how systems, whether ecosystems, or IT networks, or transmission networks for infectious diseases, respond to disturbance.'


CLASSICS, ORIENTAL INSTITUTE, NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

PROFESSOR E. STEINGRÄBER, Rome Tre, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 9 February, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `Greek and Roman antiquities in Japanese museums.'


ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, MODERN HISTORY

Restoration to Reform: British, literary, social, cultural, intellectual, and political history in the long eighteenth century

The following meetings will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College.

Conveners: Dr Ros Ballaster, Professor Marilyn Butler, Dr Faramerz Dabhoiwala, Dr Christine Gerrard, Dr Kathryn Gleadle, Dr Tom Keymer, Professor Isabel Rivers, Professor Kathryn Sutherland, and Dr Abigail Williams. DR B. TAYLOR, East London
9 Feb.: `Mary Wollstonecraft and the Enlightenment.' DR J. GAMMON, Southampton
23 Feb.: `Narratives of sexual violence in eighteenth-century England.' DR L.E. KLEIN, Cambridge
8 Mar.: `Addisonian afterlives: Joseph Addison in eighteenth- century culture.'


ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, MUSIC, FINE ART

The Bible in Art, Music, and Literature

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

Conveners: Professor C. Rowland and Dr C. Joynes. DR R. PAICE, Lancaster
9 Feb.: `Title-pages and tensions in William Blake's Genesis.' PROFESSOR R. HACOHEN, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
23 Feb.: `Searching for the Beloved in Judeo/Christian Passions.' (Perspectives on the Passion series) PROFESSOR W. POPKES, Hamburg
8 Mar.: `Dying with and in Christ.'(Perspectives on the Passion series)


LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Medical Anthropology Research Seminar: Ethnobotany, health, and healing

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Mondays in 61 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Elizabeth Hsu, Stephen Harris, Laura Rival. ZHENG JINSHENG, China Academy of TCM, Beijing, FREDERIC OBRINGER, CNRS, Paris, and DR HSU
9 Feb.: `Artemisia annua in the Chinese materia medica.' M. HEINRICH, London
16 Feb.: `Ethnobotany and ethnopharmacy—their role in developing medicines for all.' C. WECKERLE, Zurich
23 Feb.: `Medicines, stimulants, and ritual plants: the ethnobotany of caffeine-producing plants.' R. PURI, Kent
1 Mar.: `Regions and recipes: advancing ethnobotany on two fronts in Borneo.' G. MARTIN, Kent
8 Mar.: `M'ssakhene: the spice medicine-foods of Morocco.'


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Department of Earth Sciences

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Earth Sciences. DR C. GERMAN, Southampton
9 Feb.: `An integrated study of thermal and chemical fluxes from a single hydrothermal-field: new constraints on global submarine venting to the oceans.' DR M. ST ONGE, Geological Survey of Canada
16 Feb.: `The Trans-Hudson Orogen of North America—constraints for Palaeoproterozoic Earth.' DR S. LAMB
23 Feb.: `Raising the Andes.' DR M. ALFÈ, UCL
1 Mar.: `Probing the Earth's core with quantum mechanics.' DR C. OPPENHEIMER, Cambridge
8 Mar.: `Remote sensing of volcanic gases.'


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES, LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Mathematical Biology and Ecology Seminars (amended notice)

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room 3, the Mathematical Institute. The speaker and subject at the 13 February meeting differ from those previously announced.

Conveners: Professor P. Maini and Dr S. Schnell. DR C. FRASER, Imperial College, London
13 Feb.: `Modelling the SARS epidemic: lessons for infectious disease outbreak control.' DR P. HYDON, Surrey
27 Feb.: `Chaotic advection in small airways.' DR S. WEBB, Loughborough
12 Mar.: To be announced.


MEDICAL SCIENCES

Health Economics Research Centre, Department of Public Health

The following seminars in health economics will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Board Room, Old Road Campus (formerly the Institute of Health Sciences), Headington. DR P. CLARKE
10 Feb.: `Modelling health outcomes in type 2 diabetes: insights from the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS).' DR E. FREW
16 Mar.: `Exploring the sensitivity of willingness (WTP) to the choice of elicitation format.'


University Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences, the Botnar Research Centre

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Botnar Research Centre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. DR P. EGGLETON, Exeter and Plymouth
12 Mar.: To be announced. MR D. LITTLE, Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia
Wed. 17 Mar., 5 p.m. (time provisional): `Potential new applications of biphosphonates in fracture repair and orthopaedics.' DR S. NAIR, UCL
19 Mar.: To be announced. DR R. WATTS, editor, Rheumatology
26 Mar.: `The publication process, or how to get your paper published.' MR M. SNEAD, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
14 May: `Genetics and clinical features of Stickler's syndrome.' PROFESSOR S. GORDON
11 June: `Macrophage heterogeneity and tissue homeostasis.' PROFESSOR A. HOLLANDER, Bristol
18 June: To be announced. (Postponed from 27 February)


MODERN HISTORY

Military History Seminar (amended notice)

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

This replaces the notice published in the Gazette of 15 January, p. 485.

Convener: Professor Hew Strachan. TIMO NOETZEL
11 Feb.: `Germany and the problem of strategy.' PIERRE PURSEIGLE
25 Feb.: `Mobilisation, sacrifice, and citizenship in imperial societies at war: a comparative history of local communities at war in England and France 1914–18.' PROFESSOR N. DAVIES
10 Mar.: `The Warsaw rising 1944—the military aspects thereof.'


ORIENTAL STUDIES

Armenian Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute. Details of the 26 February seminar will be announced later.

Convener: Professor Th.M. van Lint. N. MATOSSIAN
12 Feb.: `Arshile Gorky: the American painter from Armenia.' C. WALKER
11 Mar.: `Bishop Laud, Oxford, and Armenia.'


OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES AND OXFORD CENTRE FOR HINDU STUDIES

DR JULIUS LIPPNER, Cambridge, speaking from the Hindu perspective, and DR NORMAN SOLOMON, speaking from the Jewish perspective, will give a seminar at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 19 February, in the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, 15 Magdalen Street.

(Note: the Centre for Hindu Studies is at 15 Magdalen Street, not 19 Magdalen Street, as incorrectly stated in the Gazette of 22 January, p. 534.)

Subject: `The truth(s) of translation.'


OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

DR GEORGE JOFFÉ, Cambridge, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 February, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `The ideology of the Algerian crises.'


CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

Convener: Dr Simon Halliday. PROFESSOR D. COWAN, Bristol
9 Feb.: `Studying legal consciousness: some observations and comments.' ASST. PROFESSOR M. HERTOGH, Tilburg
16 Feb.: `A "European" conception of legal consciousness: rediscovering Eugen Ehrlich.' PROFESSOR N. HUTTON, Strathclyde
23 Feb.: `Sentencing as a social practice.' MS H. DOUGLAS, Griffith University
1 Mar.: `Black skins and white hearts: assimilation policy in Australia and the 1950s justice of Kriewaldt.' DR R. BANAKAR, Westminster
8 Mar.: `Contrasting social science and legal methods: is methodology the Achilles heel of socio-legal research?'


GREEN COLLEGE

Bio- and Cultural Diversity Discussion Group

The following meetings will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Committee Room, Green College. DAVID FARRAR
9 Feb.: `Cannabis and AIDS.' ROSA ECKLE and LOUISE SAVELL
23 Feb.: `AIDS and development in Tanzania.' LAURA WILKINS
8 Mar.: `Oxford students' work with orphans in Bulgaria.'


LADY MARGARET HALL

LMH 125 Canada Seminar

DR LORNA MARSDEN, President, York University, will speak at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 20 February, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards. Further information may be obtained from Vanessa Windsor, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: vanessa.windsor@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Women, universities, and the Canadian tradition.'


MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Are Labour's constitutional changes working?

JOHN SCARLETT, Chairman, Joint Intelligence Committee, will lecture in this series at 5 p.m. on Monday, 1 March, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.

Conveners: Sir Michael Wheeler-Booth, Professor David Marquand, Dr Christopher Brooke, and Mr Richard Coggins.

Subject: `The public accountability of the intelligence services.'


Something paradoxical: a day of films by the acclaimed Polish documentary and feature film director Pawel Pawlikowski

The following films will be shown on Saturday, 14 February, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., in the Auditorium, Magdalen College. Admission is free. From Moscow to Pietushki (1990; fifty minutes) Dostoevsky's Travels (1991; fifty minutes) Serbian Epics(1992; fifty minutes) Twockers (1998; forty minutes) Last Resort (2001; eighty minutes) Pawel Pawlikowski will be present to introduce each film and the day will close with a discussion featuring contributions by film-makers Justin Hardy and Christopher Mitchell, critic and broadcaster Susan Hitch, Professor Julian Graffy from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London, and Professor Ian Christie from the School of History of Art, Film, and Visual Media at Birkbeck College, University of London. The event will be chaired by Anthony Smith, President of Magdalen College. The event is organised by The Laboratory at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art and Magdalen College, with the support of Arts Council England.


Waynflete Lectures

Claiming land, winning rights, losing life (an exploration and critique of Aboriginal land claims)

HUGH BRODY, Associate, Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, and Visiting Professor of Anthropology, Kent, will deliver the Waynflete Lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Auditorium, Magdalen College. 10 Feb.: `The Arctic: the Inuit argument.' 17 Feb.: `The North Pacific coast: the Gitxan ask for the law.' 24 Feb.: `The southern Kalahari: Khomani San and the National Park.' 2 Mar.: `Mortality and myth-making: the case against land claims?'

Associated film-showings

The lectures will be accompanied by a series of three films, to be screened at 5 p.m.on Wednesdays of the same weeks in the Auditorium, Magdalen College. 11 Feb.: The People's Land: Eskimos of Pond Inlet. Directed by Michael Grigsby; Disappearing World, Granada TV, 1975; fifty-five minutes. 18 Feb.: Time Immemorial. Directed by Hugh Brody; National Film Board of Canada, 1991; sixty-one minutes. 25 Feb.: Hunters and Bombers. Directed by Hugh Brody and Nigel Markham, National Film Board of Canada and Channel 4 TV, 1990; fifty-six minutes.


ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Wallace Watson Award Lectures

The Wallace Watson Award Lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 February, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

NICHOLAS GREEN, winner of the 2003 award: `The Camino de Santiago: a tale of two cycles.' DR SUNDEEP DHILLON, the youngest person to climb the highest mountain on every continent: `Because it's there.'


TRINITY COLLEGE

Richard Hillary Lecture 2004

JEANETTE WINTERSON will deliver the Richard Hillary Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 13 February, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Words are the part of silence that can be spoken: what art might mean in the twenty-first century.'


OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY FORUM

The following meetings will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Rewley House. HEATHER O'DONOGHUE
Thur. 19 Feb.: `New words from Old Norse: names and neologisms in Walter Scott's The Pirate.' ABIGAIL REYNOLDS, OUP Artist in Residence
Tue. 24 Feb.: `To think with'—a slide lecture discussing the processes behind the work on show currently at Modern Art Oxford.


FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

Cancellation of lecture

It is regretted that the lecture notified for Wednesday, 3 March (Professor Robert Young on `Disraeli and Englishness'), has been cancelled due to the speaker's indisposition. It is hoped that the lecture can be rearranged for a later occasion.


OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

DR D. BRANCALEONE will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 12 February, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `The Central Registry of Information on Looted Cultural Property.'


OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUP

SHEILA PAINE will lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 February, in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Admission for visitors costs £2.

Subject: `The linen goddess: travels in pursuit of a pattern.'

ASSOCIATION OF COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITIES

ACU Titular Fellowships

The Association of Commonwealth Universities is inviting nominations for fellowships tenable for up to six months in developed or developing countries of the Commonwealth. These fellowships are open to the academic and administrative staff, or the nominees, of ACU member universities and are offered in subject areas in which the needs of developing countries are particularly great.

The University is invited to make two nominations for these awards. At least one of the nominations must be for a staff member from a university in another ACU member country, or from the industrial, commercial, or public sector to visit Oxford. Eligible candidates must be members of the university staff and be aged between twenty-eight and fifty.

Further information and application forms are available from the International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: 70134). Deadline for applications via the International Office: 17 May.


British Academy/ACU Grants for International Collaboration

Funds are available to support international joint activities, involving British scholars in collaboration with Commonwealth partners for advanced research, at postdoctoral or equivalent level or beyond in the fields of the humanities and social sciences.

Applications must be for projects involving genuine collaborative work between a defined group of scholars in one, or possibly two, other Commonwealth countries. Priority will be given to applications involving the initiation of a new programme where there is an expectation of continued collaboration, or a defined outcome such as planned joint publications.

The awards are tenable for one year only and provide a maximum of £5,000 for travel, maintenance, and research costs incurred in partner countries.

The application form and further details are available on the ACU Web site at www.acu.ac.uk. Candidates should apply directly to ACU before 1 May.

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, 2003, p. 1014), 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.


CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

HILARY TERM 2004

Preliminary Examinations

Human Sciences: DR A.J. BOYCE, St John's Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology: DR D.A. POPPLEWELL, Department of Experimental Psychology Theology: THE REVD C.M. JONES, St Peter's


Moderations

Law: DR S. GARDNER, Lincoln


Master of Philosophy

Modern Middle East Studies: DR E.L. ROGAN, St Antony's


Master of Science

Pharmacology: PROFESSOR A. GALIONE, Department of Pharmacology


Qualifying Examination

In Statistics, for candidates offering Psychology in the Honour Schools of Experimental Psychology and Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology: DR D.A. POPPLEWELL, Department of Experimental Psychology


TRINITY TERM 2004

Honour School

Human Sciences (Year 2): PROFESSOR D.A. COLEMAN, Department of Social Policy and Social Work


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).


CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and, where appropriate, of the Humanities Board, the following changes in regulations made by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board and the Medieval and Modern Languages Board will come into effect on 20 February 2004.

1 Life and Environmental Sciences Board

M.St. in European Archaeology

With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in 2005)

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 633, l. 46, delete `Hilary' and subsitute `Michaelmas'.


2 Medieval and Modern Languages Board

Honour School of Modern Languages

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 1007, l. 31, after `hold office for two' delete `examinations;' and insert `years, except for external examiners who shall hold office for three years;'.

OBITUARIES

Christ Church

KENNETH ALAN BARNARD, 2 May 2003; commoner 1950. Aged 71.


St Hugh's College

MRS MARY CYNTHIA WOOD (née Rylands), 2 November 2003; English 1937. Aged 85.

MRS EDITH MICHÈLE FRANCK MCMORRAN, 1 December 2003; Modern Languages 1956, formerly Lecturer in French. Aged 67.


Wolfson College

JOSEPH FREDERICK HUGHES, B.SC., MA, 17 January 2004; formerly University Lecturer in Forestry; Governing Body Fellow 1968–86, Emeritus Fellow 1986–2004. Aged 85.


FUNERAL SERVICE

Harris Manchester College

The Funeral Service of LORD BULLOCK, formerly Vice-Chancellor, Founding Master of St Catherine's College, and Honorary Vice-President, Harris Manchester College, will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, 10 February, in the chapel, Harris Manchester College.


MEMORIAL SERVICE

Hertford College

A Memorial Service for THE REVD MICHAEL CHANTRY, Chaplain 1961--2001, will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 14 February, in the chapel, Hertford College, followed by tea. The college would be most grateful if those wishing to attend would contact the Members and Development Office (e-mail: development.office@hertford.ox.ac.uk, or telephone: Oxford (2)79428).

Volunteers Wanted

With offices in the Saïd Business School, Oxford Inspires is the new cultural development agency for Oxfordshire. Oxford Inspires encourages collaborative action on a wide range of cultural and environmental issues between Oxford's two universities, the local authroities, the business community and the voluntary sector. Oxford Inspires is seeking to build up a small team of volunteers to work on a variety of tasks including organising meetings, research and information gathering, and helping to promote the organisation. If you are able to contribute an average of at least 4 hours per week please send a short CV and covering letter to Liz Gresham, Administrative Manager, Oxford Inspries, Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HP; or e-mail: liz.gresham@sbs.ox.ac.uk.


Two Towns? One Relationship?

Do you and your significant other live in separate locations because of work? I am currently conducting a qualitative research project for my M.Phil. thesis on dual-location couples. I am interested in understanding the decision-making processes and the coping strategies in a dual-location relationship. Participation in this project will involve a 45 minute interview with you and your partner. Please contact: Yuan-Ling Chiao, Dept. of Sociology. E-mail: yuan-ling.chiao@sociology.ox.ac.uk.


The National Blood Service

There will be a university staff blood donor session on Tues., 10 Feb., in the Assembly Room, Town Hall, St Aldates. Morning session runs from: 10 a.m. until 12.25 p.m. Afternoon sessions runs from 2 p.m. until 4.25 p.m. Do something amazing today–Give Blood. Please call 0845 7 711 711. You can visit us at www.blood.co.uk, or on BBC2, Ceefax page 465.


Boutwood Lectures 2004

The Lectures are held biannually on Political and Religious Philosophy. This year's lectures are entitled ` "Furious Religion" in an age of violence', The Revd Professor Duncan B. Forrester, Professor Emeritus of Theology and Public Issues, Edinburgh University; 18 & 19 Feb., 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., panel discussion 20 Feb., 5 p.m. to 6.30 p.m., McCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. All welcome.

 


d'Overbroeck's College Open Morning

Join us for our Open Morning on Sat., 7 Feb., from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. for information on Years 9–11 and Sixth Form entry. This is an informal event which gives students and parents an opportunity to have a look around the College, meet our teaching staff and some of our current students. Based in North Oxford, d'Overbroeck's is one of the largest and most successful co-educational independent colleges in the UK. For further information about us, please contact the College Office on 01865 310000 or visit our Web site at www.doverbroecks.com.


Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club welcomes the wives, husbands, and partners of visiting scholars, graduates and members of the University who are new to Oxford. It aims to offer help, advice and information, and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held at 13 Norham Gardens every Wednesday in term, also on the Wednesday before term starts, the Wednesday after the end of term and during the summer holidays. Newcomers with children (0-4 years) meet every Friday in term from 10-15 a.m. to 12 midday. Other term time activities include a Book Group, informal Conversation Group, and tours to colleges, museums, and other places of interest, also country walks and garden trips. Secondhand items can be bought on Wed. mornings 10.30 a.m. to 12 midday from the equipment room–open all year except for 2 weeks at Christmas and Easter. Visit our Web site: www.ox.ac.uk/staff.


St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

Hilary Term 2004: Artists and their Inspiration. 5 Feb., Following my Nose, Alec Peever; 12 Feb., A Painter;s Progress, Ken Messer; 19 Feb., Title to be announced, Nick Mynheer; 26 Feb., Discovering the Creativity Within, Valerie Petts; 4 March, Contemporary Art and Catharsis, Mark Cazalet; 11 March, Title to be announced, roger Wagner; 18 March, Seeing Music; Hearing Colour, Mark Rowan-Hull. The talks will be held at St Giles' either in the Church or the Parish Rooms at 12.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. Web site: http://www.st-giles-church.org.


Concerts

The Bartholomew Consort: conductor, JanJoost van Elburg, perform Choral and orchestral works by Johann Hermann Schein, Johann Kuhnau and Johann Sebastian Bach, Sun., 22 Feb., 3 p.m. in Mansfield College Chapel, Mansfield Road (by kind permission of the Chaplain). Tickets £7.50 (concessions £5), at the door, or by telephone 01865 760547.
The Oxford Millennium Orchestra plays Strauss, Richard: 1st Horn Concerto (soloist Charlie Wilson); Dvorák: Symphony No 9 in E minor `From the New World'; Phillip A. Cooke: Five Mythical Creatures. Conductor Nicholas Mumby. Tues. 17 Feb., 8 p.m. Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets £12/£10, £5 available from the Oxford Playhouse on 01865 305305 or www.ticketsoxford.com.
Saturday, 14 Feb., 8 p.m. Sheldonian Theatre: Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto no. 2 in C minor, Op. 18; Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet (excerpts); The Oxford Philomusica Orchestra, Nikolai Demidenko, piano; Yannis Daras, conductor. Tickets: £30, £24, £17, £10. Book online at www.oxfordphil.com, Box Office 01865 305305.
Black Angel: the double life of Arshile Gorky. A solo performance with 100 images and music. Written and performed by Nouritza Matossian, 15 and 16 Feb.: Sun., 3.30 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Mon. 8 p.m. Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College, Longwall Street entrance. Box office: Oxford Playhouse 01865 305305. Online purchase: www.oxfordplayhouse.com. £12, concessions £4.

 


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.


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.

 


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.


Services Offered

Counselling/Therapy. For assistance in regard to relationship difficulties, or anxiety, depression and other concerns. Initial confidential interview without charge. North Oxford. Leslie Collins, Chartered Psychologist, Associate Fellow British Psychological Society. Tel.: 01865 515732.
For general property repairs and maintenance, shelving, cupboards, and decorating give me a call. Excellent references. Anthony Swift 01865 762576.
Town and Country Trees: arboricultural contractors; modern arboricultural techniques; local authority approved; safeguarded by full Public Liability insurance. Free advice and quotations. Tel.: 0845 458 2980 or 07976 261850 (mobile).

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


Domestic Services

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

 


Tuition Offered

Easter revision courses: GCSE, AS & A level. d'Overbroeck's College is one of the leading and most established providers of Easter revision courses in the UK, with an outstanding track record of success. Expert exam based teaching. Focused exam preparation and feedback. At GCSE: revise 3 subjects in a 5-day course. At AS & A level: revise 2 subjects in a 6-day course. Based in North Oxford. Limited places available: contact us now to find out more. Tel: 01865 310000. Web site: www.doverbroecks.com/easter.


Situations Vacant

Somerville College: part-time office work–10.5 hours per week. An assistant is sought to help with the maintenance of database records and student files. Hours of work can be flexible. Some experience of using databases is essential, although further training can be given. The person appointed will be expected to be accurate and reliable, and to respect the confidentiality of the College's records. Payment will be £5.65 an hour (plus some benefits ). The closing date for applications is 12 Feb. It is hoped that the person appointed will be able to take up the post as soon as possible. For further information and an application form please contact: The Assistant College Secretary, Somerville College, Oxford OX2 6HD. Tel.: 01865 270619. E-mail: secretariat@somerville.ox.ac.uk.
Nursery Assistants: 2 classroom assistants (NNEB or equivalent) required from April to work full/part-time in our newly expanded Nursery. Montessori experience an advantage. Hours may be negotiable. One position is permanent, and the other to cover maternity leave. Salary: Enhanced QNN. Application, including CV (with names and telephone/address details of 2 referees) should be sent by 11 Feb., to: Christ Church Cathedral School, 3 Brewer Street, Oxford OX1 1QW. Tel.: 01865 242561. Fax: 01865 202945.


Houses to Let

Two-bedroom modern terrace house with garden: fully furnished and fitted in excellent condition; gas c.h.; washer-drier; ample storage space in attic with ladder access. Situated in quiet cul-de-sac in Rewley Park behind the Saïd Business School, near train and bus stations. Reserved parking space. Available immediately. £895 p.c.m., deposit required. Ian and Josephine Macdonald, tel.: 01865 421234 or e-mail: josephine.reynell@qeh.ox.ac.uk, or macdonaldreynell@ntlworld.com.
Furnished, gas c.h. coach house in the centre of Old Marston village: off-street parking for 1 car, on bus route (no 13C) into central Oxford, and hospitals; 2 bedrooms, kitchen, lounge, bathroom (bath and shower). Basic rent £700 p.m. No smoking, no pets. To be let for 1 or 2 years, suitable for visiting academics, graduate students, or hospital doctors. References and deposit required. Tel.: 01865 244130.
Jericho: converted Victorian granary: 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, hall, sitting room, kitchen, utility room and dining area. Walled garden, off-street parking, 5 minutes' walk St Giles' and colleges. Available mid-Feb. £1,150 p.c.m. To view tel.: 07990 587383.
North Oxford : new, bright, full and tastefully furnished and equipped house with 2 bedrooms plus a study, master bedroom en suite, family bathroom, kitchen-diner, lounge, cloakroom, landscaped garden, private parking. Best suited to professionals or visiting academics seeking excellent accommodation in the best residential area just north of the Summertown shopping and sporting amenity, and with easy access to most hopsitals and university departments. Available from April. Rent £1,150 p.c.m. (short term and service option). For further details tel.: 01865 516144 or fax: 01865 437996.
Charming period cottage, Westcott Barton, 14 miles north west of Oxford, in a quiet corner of the village. Attractively furnished and well equipped. Two bedrooms (1 double bedroom 1 spare bedroom/dressing room/study). Beams, inglenook fireplace, woodburning stove, gas c.h., country antiques, washer/drier, fridge/freezer, bath/shower, small walled south facing garden. Wonderful place to write. Available late April. E-mail: doreen.mcbarnet@csls.ox.ac.uk.
Charlbury(frequent trains to Oxford/London), magnificent Grade II Listed Cotswold stone house in enclosed courtyard/garden. Large kitchen, utility, dining room, living room, 4 large bedrooms, study/bedroom 5, 2 bathrooms. From March for 1 year or more. £1,800 p.c.m. Tel.: Simpson, 01608 810818.
Temple Cowley, newly renovated and furnished Victorian house with garden, close to local amenities; 1–2 reception rooms; 3 bedrooms (1 with en suite shower and toilet); fitted kitchen with dishwasher and w/machine. Available mid-Aug. to end Dec. 04. £825 p.m. plus bills. Ideal for professionals and family. Tel.: Yasmin Sidhwa on 01865 711341 or e-mail : sidaley@hilldale.fsnet.co.uk.
North Oxford furnished house available from 1 Sept., for 1 year or less. Charming, cosy, quiet, easy to maintain, fully furnished house in Jericho/North Oxford. Walk to university, train and coach stations, near best schools, parks, c.h., recently re-decorated, secluded garden, 2½ bathrooms, washing machine, drier, telephone, linen, dishes; 2 bedrooms £1,250 p.m. or 3 bedrooms £1,500 p.m (includes bedsit with separate kitchen and entrance). Contact: Oxford: J.Mackrell (eves. or 7-8 a.m.), 01865 775567, e-mail: mackrelj@btopenworld.com; Canada: A. Gaston, tel.: 001 613 745 1368, fax: 001 613 745 0299, e-mail: gaston@cyberus.ca.
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.


House to Let/For Sale

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


Flats to Let

Central North Oxford spacious 1-bedroom apartment, convenient for hospitals and university departments, best suited to professionals and academics seeking good standard central accommodation. Available from Feb., at £750 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 516144 or fax 01865 437996.
Granville Court, London Road: fully furnished, 2- bedroom flat; adjacent Brookes University and ten minutes' walk to city centre; en suite shower to main bedroom. £800 p.c.m. excl. bills. Available early-mid-Feb. Tel.: 01865 512149 or e-mail: dorothymyers@gn.apc.org.
Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, also very close to the river: available now for short/long lets in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large light airy rooms: 2 furnished ground-floor flats, each with double and single bedrooms, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel.:/fax: 01865 552400.
Available by the week for visitors to Oxford: self-contained, fully-furnished studios, centrally located in Kingston Road. En suite shower, toilet and washbasin, and fully-equipped kitchen area. Sleep 2. From £320 to £350 p.w. all inc. British Tourist Board approved 3 Stars. For further information tel.: 01865 516913 or visit: http://www.oxfordcity.co.uk/accom/studioflat.

 


Self-catering Apartments

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


Accommodation Offered

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

College & County have a range of quality properties to let in Oxford. Contact: info@collegeandcounty.biz to see how we can meet your accommodation needs.
Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for short or long stays in the comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple, in exclusive, quiet, leafy central North Oxford, within walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, good shops, and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities, microwave, and refrigerator and/or deep-freeze availability, c.h., and independent heating. Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./fax: 01865 557879.


Accommodation Sought

American university professor and wife (ages 60 and 58) desire fully furnished house, beg. 15 June or 1 July until 15 Aug. Prefer 3 or 4 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms, near bus route or convenient to University College. Non-smokers, references available. Please write to Prof. David Epstein, SMU School of Law, 3315 Daniel Ave., Dallas, Texas 75205, USA, or tel.: + 214 252 0852, or e-mail: depstein@mail.smu.edu, fax: + 214 768 3142.
Retired lady seeks 2-bedroom house or cottage in quiet, rural location (within 6 to 8 miles of Oxford) from March/April for 6 months or longer. Tel.: 020 8672 7170 daytime.
Wanted: spacious good-quality preferably unfurnished accommodation in central North Oxford or Jericho, for professional non- smoking couple for longterm let. Tel.: 07745 407505 (day); 01865 201300 (eves.). No agencies.

Visiting South African academic requires furnished house in Oxford with 3 bedrooms, close to primary school for around £800 p.m. Dates: from Apr. to Oct. Tel.: 01954 250983.
Senior New Zealand diplomat coming to Oxford on sabbatical for the period mid-April to Mid-July is seeking to rent a furnished house or apartment, preferably centrally located. Two bedrooms, garage not needed. Please contact Richard Grant at: waimarama1@xtra.co.nz, or phone 00 64 4 499 0 566.
College & County is seeking to increase their portfolio of high quality Oxford property suitable for post graduate and academic lets. Ethical letting Works! A high level of personalised service and a less adversarial approach is in the interest of all. Would you like us to let and manage your house for you? Contact: mark@collegeandcounty.biz.
Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents and property managers. We specialise in lettings to both academic and professional individuals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. If you would like details of our services, or if you simply need some informal help and advice without obligation, telephone us: 01865 764533, fax us: 764777, or e-mail us: info@qbman.co.uk. Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and see how we could be marketing your property.

 


Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

Are you an academic going on sabbatical? Anglo- American family of 3 moving from Spain to Oxford would pay a rasonable rent to look after your house (and animals?), and even offer you a holiday in our home in Mallorca. Ideally from Aug./Sept. 2004 but could possibly be earlier. Contact: Ellen 0034 971 53 19 00 or e-mail: ellen@reichwald.co.uk.
House swap required: Our 3-bedroom, 2 bathroom detached 1 storey house with garden, in central North Oxford, is within walking distance of the town centre/university, and close to the park. We would like to exchange it for a large house or flat in the south east area of Barcelona for 2/3 weeks from 1 July. Tel.: 01865 556980 or e-mail: mganddharman@btinternet.com.
Melbourne–Oxford house and car swap wanted mid-May to end Sept. Three bedroom house with study and fast internet access. Convenient location for University and most main hospitals in Melbourne. Excellent public transport links. E-mail: morleyr@unimelb.edu.au.


Holiday Lets

Traditional Tarn farmhouse in 18 acres, sleeps 6/8 in main house (2 bathrooms) plus 4 in self-contained cottage across courtyard. Ideal for large family, or two families sharing. Recently modernised to high standard, c.h., open fireplaces, fully furnished, satellite TV, swimming pool (heated if required), hard tennis court, large games room with table tennis, snooker; secluded field and oak woods. 1k from village of Cahuzac-sur-Vere (supermarket, baker, 2 restaurants, cafe, bank, butcher); 45 minutes Toulouse airport, in Gaillac, Cordes, Albi triangle. Available to let from Easter 2004. For more information contact: mike.simler@wanadoo.fr or tel.: Judith on 01993 878793 (eves) or 01865 281577 (a.m.) Photographs and more details of the property can be viewed on the website: http://perso.wanadoo.fr/mike.simler/Gaubile2/.
Brinklow Cottage, the Lake District. Braithwaite is a hikers' paradise, sitting at the foot fo Whinlatter Forest with Grisedale Pike towering behind. This compact, comfortable, affordable accommodation for 2 plus dog, will appeal equally to the young and old, who will appreciate the magnificent views over Derwent Valley and Skiddaw. The cottage is situated on an elevated site above Briathwaite yet within a short stroll to the village shop and 2 public inns. Prices from £130 p.w. Tel.: 017687 78524 or e-mail: twocthornes@aol.com
Oxford: exceptional Edwardian home; 3 bedrooms (attached studies); 3 reception rooms; beautiful large kitchen/dining; charming summerhouse with veranda in garden. One further large bedroom in our second home next door. In all sleeping 5–8. Piano, table tennis; ó mile to city centre. 3 to 16 April, 28 July to 17 Aug., 17 Dec., to 8 Jan. £650 p.w. Tel.: 01865 247851.
Fuerteventura: ground-floor apartment on golf complex; own garden; communal pool; close to beach; convenient for airport; sleeps 2–4. Enquiries please to Clarie Jones. Tel./fax: 01993 706191. E-mail: claire@jones04.freeserve.co.uk.
South of France: Cahors area. Completely restored stone house. Beautiful condition. Peaceful medieval village. An idyllic spot. Swimming pool. Preferential rates to college staff. Available all year round. E-mail: nkearney@tcd.ie or tel.: 0035 387 235 5962.
Italy–Umbria, near Perugia, within easy reach of Assisi, Lake Trasimene, Orvieto. Restored farmhouse, own private valley, large swimming pool: 2 spacious flats sleeping 4 & 2, or can be combined. £250–£750 p.w. depending on numbers of beds and season. For further details phone or fax 01865 390581.
Italy, Le Marche, for rent: beautiful old farmhouse, lovingly restored with outstanding views of Sibillini mountains and surrounding hills. Large pool. Sleeps 10+. One hour from Ancona airport. Available July to Sept. Very reasonable rates. Enquire: ernesto.macaro@@edstud.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 513739.
Venice, San Marco: our sunny flat in ancient Grand Canal palazzo sleeps 4-6. Beamed ceiling, antique furniture, modern kitchen, dishwasher, washer/dryer, phone/fax, CD/radio, Sat., to Sat., £795. Details: name, address to venice@waitrose.com, 07932 606170 or fax 0039 0125 627835.
Paris: 2-bedroom, double reception flat, available July and Aug. Minimum 1 week. £350 p.w. Cheaper terms for longer stays: 12th arrondissement, near the Bois de Vincennes, the Bercy complex and the `coulee verte'; Metro `Michel Bizot'. Very elegant, attractively furnished with character features (large windows, high ceilings, parquet floors) balcony and lift. Entirely renovated with all mod cons. Washing machine,drier, dishwasher, microwave, separate WC, TV, video, CD player. Digicode and interphone. No children (but baby OK). Non smokers only. Phone 01865 769967 for pictures and availability.
Luxury flat on a golf course for rent in Alicante, Spain. Fantastic location close to sandy beach (15 minute walk) and airport (14 km). Terrace overlooking the 15th hole of Alicante Golf course. Two bedrooms, 2 shower/bathrooms. Apartment exquisitely finished and fully equipped (TV, washing machine, dryer, oven, microwave). Amenities include, tennis, squash, jacuzzi, steam bath, pool, children's area, etc. Available from July. Contact: rosana.lopez@admin.ox.ac.uk for info and pictures.
Holiday house in Catalonia: well appointed 4-bedroom house in the unspoilt Catalonian village of Regencos (about 65 miles north- east of Barcelona, and 4 miles inland) near Palafrugell; available throughout the summer of 2004. Several superb beaches within a radius of 6 miles. The house, which sleeps 7, is on 2 floors, each of which forms a self-contained flat with kitchen, bathroom and lounge/dining area. The ground floor has a large double bedroom and a single, while the upper floor has a similar double bedroom and a twin-bedded room. Attractive roof garden with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. Spanish maid visits every Sunday and by private arrangement will cook delicious meals. Prices: £400 p.w., £750 per fortnight, £1,400 per 4 week period. Ring Dr Charles Mould 01993 810035 (fax 01993 810486) or e-mail: cmm@chalkface.net for further particulars.
Tuscan Hills: in superb situation near Siena our own restored farmhouse standing amidst its own olives and vineyard. Spectacular hill and forest views. Walking, art, food and wine abundant. Easy access to cities. Very peaceful with full services (but no pool). Sleeps up to 8. Reasonable rates. Tel./Fax: 01252 660899. E-mail: richfran1321@msn.com.
Tuscany: family owned Wine Estate, producing highly recognised wines, olive oil and cheese: offers ancient farmhouse and apartments accommodation 2 up to 12+. Secluded rural setting, half hour central Florence. Contact: tel./fax: 0039 055 824 9120. E-mail: sulpoggio@bcc.tin.it.
Rome: apartment for holiday or longer stays: 1- bedroom, Pigneto District, 15 minutes by bus from city centre; convenient; well located; well equipped; off roads accommodation. Linens and cleaning included. £200 p.w., £600 p.m. Contact: 01865 728830 or e- mail: buceti@frascati.enea.it.
Experience the Greek islands of Sporades with Thalpos Holidays. Local villa specialist offers lovely houses and villas in the beautiful islands of Skopelos and Alonissos in the Aegean Sea. Whether you are 2 or 20 persons in the party , and whether you wish to stay in the picturesque town, by the clear blue sea or in the breathtaking countryside, we have just what you are looking for. With more than 10 years of experience we are proud to offer high quality holidays and the very best service. See our programme for 2004 on: www.holidayislands.com, or contact us on e-mail: thalpos@otenet.gr. Tel.: 0030 24240 29036. Fax: 0030 24240 23057.


Retirement Flat for Sale

Large, light ground-floor flat in Warden run residence in Summertown, North Oxford. Ideal for a couple or single person. £65,000 + £550 p.c.m. service charge to include food, heating etc. Further details, tel.: 01223 357778 or 0117 9372511.

UNIVERSITY LECTURERSHIP IN ASTROPHYSICS

Associated with a Tutorial Fellowship at Wadham College

The Department of Physics proposes to appoint a University Lecturer in Astrophysics, with effect from 1 October 2004 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be offered a Tutorial Fellowship in Physics by Wadham College under arrangements described in the further particulars. The combined university and college salary will be according to age on a scale up to £42,900 per annum (as at 1 October 2002). This post is part of an expansion in observational astronomy and astronomical instrumentation associated with the appointment of Professor Roger Davies to the Philip Wetton Chair in Astrophysics. Applicants are expected to have an outstanding research programme focused on extragalactic observations and/or instrumentation that will exploit UK access to world-class facilities such as Gemini and the ESO VLT.

The lecturership is associated with a Tutorial Fellowship in Physics. The Sub-department of Astrophysics has a wide-ranging research programme including studies of galaxy formation and evolution; stellar populations and galaxy dynamics; active galaxies, galaxy and quasar surveys; large-scale structure, star formation, stellar evolution, binary stars and supernovae; astronomical instrumentation including spectrographs and integral field capabilities; cosmic microwave background radiation; dark matter and early universe theory. The department is playing a significant role in the infra-red spectrographs for the 8m Subaru telescope (FMOS) and the ESO VLT (KMOS) and has recently been funded by the European Commission to construct a red optimised IFS (SWIFT). The department hosts the UK Gemini Support Group, and has major computing facilities including a 128 node BEOWULF system.

Further particulars of the post and more information on the departmental research programme may be obtained from http://www-astro.physics.ox.ac.uk/. Applications, including a statement of research interests and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a bibliography, and the names and addresses of three referees (not more than two from the same institution), should be sent to arrive no later than 15 March to Mrs L. Walker, Sub-department of Astrophysics, the Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH (e-mail: sec@astro.ox.ac.uk, fax: (2)73390), quoting reference DB04001. Questions about the post can be addressed to Professor Roger Davies (e-mail: rld@astro.ox.ac.uk). Candidates should arrange for letters of reference to be sent to the same address to arrive by the closing date.uk applicants should submit six copies of their application; overseas applicants need submit only one copy.


DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

University Lecturership in Financial Economics and Econometrics

In association with Keble College

In October 2005 a new one-year M.Sc. in Financial Economics will be launched. Organised jointly by the Department of economics and the Saïd Business School, the M.Sc. aims to provide students with a thorough postgraduate training in financial economics. The programme will be run from the Saïd Business School but will draw faculty equally from the Department of Economics and the Saïd Business School.

The Department of Economics seeks to appoint a university lecturer in Financial Economics and Econometrics from 1 October 2004 (or as soon as possible thereafter) initially for a period of five years, with the possibility of reappointment until retirement. The post is associated with a tutorial fellowship at Keble College.

The main responsibilities of this new post are to engage in advanced study and research, to provide teaching for the core lectures in financial economics and econometrics, and to supervise graduate students.

The successful candidate will be appointed according to age on the Oxford lecturers' scale up to a joint maximum of £42,900 (under review). The department has discretion to recommend additional increments to candidates of exceptional merit. Additionally the college offers a generous housing allowance (currently £6,834 per annum), and research and entertainment allowances as noted in the further particulars.

This post is in an area designated by HEFCE as a shortage subject under its `Golden Hello' scheme. The appointee may therefore be eligible for a three- year salary supplement if he or she fulfils certain conditions and if funds are available in the limited budget for the scheme.

Further particulars, including the address for applications, may be obtained from the Economics Web site at http://www.economics.ox.ac.uk, or from the Administrator, Department of Economics, Manor Road Building, Oxford OX1 3UL (e-mail: gillian.coates@economics.ox.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is Monday, 8 March.


DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

Lecturership in e-Learning

In association with Kellogg College

The Department of Educational Studies seeks applications for a full-time University Lecturer in e-Learning, from 1 September 2004, or as soon as possible thereafter. E-Learning is an area of major national and international significance; this new post will capitalise on existing expertise within the department and explicitly link to developments elsewhere in the University. The University wishes to appoint a lecturer who will undertake teaching and develop a vigorous research programme in any aspect of e-Learning. One specific responsibility of the successful candidate will be to develop and teach a new M.Sc. in e-Learning.

 


Lecturership in Higher Education

In association with Linacre College

The Department of Educational Studies seeks applications for a full-time University Lecturer in Higher Education, from 1 September 2004, or as soon as possible thereafter. Higher Education is a topic of key strategic importance in the UK and internationally; this new post will capitalise on existing expertise within the department and explicitly link to developments elsewhere in the University. The University wishes to appoint a lecturer who will undertake teaching and develop a vigorous research programme in any aspect of Higher Education, but expertise in either policy or management would be preferred. One specific responsibility of the successful candidate will be to develop and teach a new M.Sc. in Higher Education.

Candidates for both posts should have, or be close to completing, a doctorate or equivalent from a major research university, and a strong publication record/potential. Informal enquiries may be made to Professor John Furlong (e-mail: john.furlong@edstud.ox.ac.uk).

The appointments will be on the Oxford scale for university lecturers without a tutorial fellowship up to £42,900 per annum (under review). These posts are in an area currently designated by HEFCE as a shortage subject under its `Golden Hello' scheme. The appointees may therefore be eligible for a three-year salary supplement if they fulfil certain conditions and if funds are available in the limited budget for the scheme.

Candidates will be considered for the posts on the basis of the selection criteria stated in the further particulars. Further particulars, including details of the application procedure, are available via the Web site at http://www.edstud.ox.ac.uk or from the Secretary to the Director, Department of Educational Studies, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PY (telephone: Oxford (2)74024, e-mail: sara.loosemore@edstud.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications for both posts is 2 March.


FACULTY OF LAW

Appointment of Database Officer and appointment of IT Support Officer

The Faculty of Law has an immediate vacancy for a half-time IT support Officer and a half-time Database Officer. Ideally the faculty would prefer to appoint one person to both posts, creating a single full-time post, but will also consider applications for the two half-time appointments, with working hours to be negotiated.

The Database Officer will be responsible for designing, modifying, and maintaining a range of databases, including the faculty's crucial and highly complex databases for processing examination results. Applicants will need a high level of ability with Microsoft Access 97 or newer versions, an aptitude for complex problem-solving, and enthusiasm for working with users to find technical or non-technical solutions to their data-processing and information needs.

As IT Support Officer, the post-holder will provide general first-level support to the faculty's academic, research, and administrative staff and, to a lesser extent, to students. This will include hardware and software acquisition, problem-solving, routine maintenance, and advice to users. Applicants will need to have some experience of IT support work and be familiar with modern Windows PC platforms.

For both jobs, the faculty needs someone who not only has strong technical ability but who can communicate effectively with users, works well under pressure, and enjoys being part of a team.

Both appointments will be for two years in the first instance. The salary of the Database Officer (50 per cent FTE) will be pro rata to the scale £18,265-- £27,339 (pay award pending). The salary of the IT Support Officer (50 per cent FTE) will be pro rata to the scale £18,265--£23,296 (pay award pending). If a single full-time appointment is made, covering both posts, the salary will be on the scale £18,265--£27,339.

Further particulars, including details of the application process, are available on the Web at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from the Faculty Office, Faculty of Law, St Cross Building, St Cross Road, Oxford OX1 3UL (telephone: Oxford (2)71491, e-mail: lawfac@law.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications Friday, 20 February (12 noon).

 


Appointment of Administrative Secretary, Law Faculty Office

The Law Faculty Office has an immediate vacancy for a permanent, full-time administrative secretary. The faculty is looking for someone with high-quality secretarial and organisational skills who would enjoy a responsible role in this small, busy team. Excellent terms and conditions of employment are offered, as well as the opportunity to be involved in a wide variety of work in an interesting environment where excellence is highly valued. The main duties will be to provide secretarial and administrative support to the Faculty Administrator and the Deputy Administrator and to assist with the various functions of the faculty's `front office'.

The post will be on the C4 scale (salary £15,603--£18,015 per annum).

Further particulars, including details of the application process, are available on the Web at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from the Faculty Office, Faculty of Law, St Cross Building, St Cross Road, Oxford OX1 3UL (telephone: Oxford (2)71491, e-mail: lawfac@law.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Monday, 23 February (5 p.m.).


BALLIOL COLLEGE

Six-hour Stipendiary Lecturership in Classical Literature

Balliol College proposes, if a suitable candidate applies, to appoint a six-hour Stipendiary Lecturer in Classical Literature for the academic year 2004--5.

The lecturer will be required to teach up to six hours for subjects in Honour Moderations in Classics and the Final Honour School of Literae Humaniores, and to take some responsibility for the organisation of these courses (including admissions), and for pastoral care of students. The lecturer will receive a stipend of £5,896 (plus whatever increase in lecturers' salaries is agreed this year) and certain common room rights.

The college wishes to appoint someone who specialises in Greek literature, and, in particular, can teach some of the main Greek literature papers in the Final Honour School of Literae Humaniores. For these papers see Examination Regulations, 2003, pp. 248ff.

Course information can also be found on the University's VLE--- http://www.weblearn.ox.ac.uk (a guest username and password, can be obtained, if necessary, by sending a message from this page: http:///www.classics.ox.ac.uk/contact/index.asp?to=WebLearn); then navigate to the Humanities building, Classics floor. Course handbooks can be viewed or downloaded in PDF format from Degree Courses: Handbooks.

Applicants should provide a letter of application supported by a curriculum vitae, and should state which papers they are able to teach. Applicants should provide the names of two referees, whom they should ask to write directly to the Senior Tutor. Applications and references must reach the Senior Tutor, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, by 27 February.

Balliol College is an equal opportunities employer.


HARRIS MANCHESTER COLLEGE

Appointment of part-time Academic Secretary

A vacancy exists for a part-time secretary to work as the assistant to the Academic Administrator of Harris Manchester College. The applicant should have good word-processing skills (Microsoft Word is used in college) and should preferably have some knowledge of the use of databases and spreadsheets (Microsoft Access and Excel). Confidentiality and an ability to work under pressure are essential. Previous experience in a college or the University would be an advantage.

The hours of work are fifteen per week. The salary will be pro rata within grade 4 of the university clerical and library staff scale (£15,603--£18,015), subject to age and qualifications. Meals will be provided while on duty.

Further particulars are available from Mrs Judith Nisbet, Academic Administrator, Harris Manchester College, Oxford OX1 3TD (telephone: Oxford (2)71006, e-mail: judith.nisbet@hmc.ox.ac.uk). Letters of application, together with a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two referees, should reach the Academic Administrator by 22 February.


JESUS COLLEGE

Appointment of Chaplain

Jesus College is seeking to appoint a Chaplain from 1 September 2004. The appointment will be for five years and is not renewable. It is part-time, amounting to 70 per cent of the Chaplain's time, and is paid pro rata on the Oxford Diocesan scale. Free accommodation is provided. The duties of the Chaplain, who must be an Anglican priest, include the conduct and oversight of services in the college chapel as well as a pastoral role among the members of the college, both Christians and non-Christians.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Principal, Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW, to whom applications should be sent by Monday, 1 March.


LADY MARGARET HALL

Appointment of Academic Administrator

Lady Margaret Hall seeks an Academic Administrator to take charge of all aspects of its academic affairs, supported by a full-time Academic Officer (Admissions). The Academic Administrator is responsible to the Senior Tutor and works closely with other key administrative staff and fellows of the college in respect of admissions, student courses, examination entries, welfare, and bursaries. The Academic Administrator will also have a key role in servicing several college committees. Oral and written communication skills are necessary, as interaction with students, staff and fellows of the college is important. Ability to understand university procedures and regulations is essential and experience of working for an Oxford college or department highly desirable. Competence in using Word, Excel, and Access is required.

The salary will be on the academic-related administrative grade 2 scale, £21,125--£27,339 (under review), depending on qualifications and experience.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Treasurer's Secretary, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford OX2 6QA (telephone: Oxford (2)84260, fax: 511069, e-mail: treasurers.secretary@lmh.ox.ac.uk). The losing date for applications is 18 February.


MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Visiting Fellowship 2004--5

The governing body of Mansfield College proposes to elect a Visiting Fellow for all or part of the academic year 2004--5. 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 within 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 Academic Administrator, Mansfield College, Oxford OX1 3TF (telephone: Oxford (2)70982, e-mail: linda.given@mansfield.ox.ac.uk). Completed forms and curricula vitae in triplicate should be returned by Friday, 12 March.

 


Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Humanities with responsibility for directing the Visiting Student Programme

Mansfield College wishes to appoint a Junior Research Fellow who will also direct the Visiting Student Programme of the college. It is expected that applicants will be `research active' having either recently completed a doctorate or being near to completion (usually within a year), and will be looking to pursue a career as an academic teacher and researcher.

The Director will market the Mansfield College Visiting Student Programme in the USA, will be responsible for the arrangements and quality of the programme and will oversee the induction of students and provide support and advice to them during their stay in Oxford.

The post, which is fixed term for a period of three years with the possibility of renewal up to six years, will become available on 1 September 2004, and the post-holder will be expected to build on many years' successful development of the programme.

Salary will be within the range £18,256--£23,296 (pay award pending), depending on experience, together with membership of the University Superannuation Scheme. The Director will be a member of the senior common room and have full dining rights.

An application form and further particulars are available from the Academic Administrator, Mansfield College, Oxford OX1 3TF (telephone: Oxford (2)70982, fax: (2)82910; e-mail: linda.given@mansfield.ox.ac.uk), and at http://www.mansfield.ox.ac.uk/about/j obs.htm. The closing date for applications is Friday, 27 February. It is anticipated that interviews will take place on Thursday, 11 March.


MERTON COLLEGE

Fixed-Term Fellowship in Classical Languages and Literature

Merton College proposes to elect to a Fixed-Term Fellowship and Tutorship in Classical Languages and Literature. Candidates should be active in research in the subject and able to teach effectively over a broad range.

The salary will be on the scale £22,191--£35,485, depending on age, and the fellow will be entitled to meals in college and to other benefits.

Full details of the post and its conditions are set out in the further particulars, obtainable from the Warden's Secretary, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD (e-mail: lisa.lawrence@admin.merton.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Friday, 27 February.

Merton College is an equal opportunities employer.


PEMBROKE COLLEGE

Appointment of Domestic Bursar

Applications are invited for the post of Domestic Bursar at Pembroke College with responsibility for operational matters principally relating to accommodation, catering, conferences, and security.

Situated in a traditional and attractive location in the heart of Oxford, this friendly and forward-looking college provides services to its 550 students and also has a thriving residential conference business.

An attractive salary is offered. Additional benefits include membership of a contributory pension scheme, private healthcare insurance, thirty days' annual leave, and lunching/dining rights in the senior common room.

Further particulars are available from Jane Kirby, Pembroke College, Oxford OX1 1DW (e-mail: jane.kirby@pmb.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)76422). Deadline for applications: Monday, 16 February.


ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Max Hayward Fellowship in Russian Literature

St Antony's College invites applications for the above fellowship for the academic year 2004--5. This appointment is normally for younger scholars at postdoctoral or equivalent stage with an interest in Russian literature/culture/society.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Secretary, Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre, St Antony's College, Oxford OX2 6JF (telephone: Oxford (2)84728, e-mail: jackie.willcox@sant.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications 16 February.


ST EDMUND HALL

Appointment of College Accountant

St Edmund Hall is seeking to appoint an Accountant who will be responsible for managing all aspects of the college's accounting function. The Accountant will supervise the various activities of the accounts office, prepare management and statutory accounts, and fulfil company secretarial duties within the college. The successful applicant will be a qualified and suitably experienced accountant, skilled with modern accounting packages, and experienced in managing a team.

Salary will be in the range £30,660--£36,712 per annum (currently subject to review). Benefits include pension scheme, generous holidays, and free lunches.

Applications in writing, together with a curriculum vitae, should be sent to the Bursar, St Edmund Hall, Oxford OX1 4AR, from whom further particulars are available (telephone: Oxford (2)79050, e-mail: bursar@seh.ox.ac.uk). The closing date is 14 February.


ST HILDA'S COLLEGE

Stipendiary Lecturership in Biological Sciences

St Hilda's College proposes to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer to teach four hours a week in the field of Biological Sciences, and direct the studies of some undergraduates in this School. The appointment will be from 1 October 2004, for one year in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal. Applicants should be able to teach first-year animal biology for Honour Moderations, and related options in the Final Honour School. The person appointed will be paid on the stipendiary lecturers' scale, at present £5,709 per annum for four hours (reviewed annually). The post is open to both men and women.

Further particulars and an application form should be obtained from the college Web site
(http://www.sthildas.ox.ac.uk/news) or from the Academic Office, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY (telephone: Oxford (2)76815, e-mail: college.office@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Thursday, 26 February.


TRINITY COLLEGE AND JESUS COLLEGE

Fixed-term College Lecturerships in Philosophy

Trinity College and Jesus College invite applications for two Fixed-term College Lecturer in Philosophy, to be held concurrently. The successful candidate will be required to teach six hours per week for Trinity College and four hours per week for Jesus College during full term and to play an active part in the organisation of the subject, including help with admissions, in both colleges. The appointment will be for a fixed period of three years from 1 October 2004. Candidates should have an excellent educational background, with a good first degree and, preferably, a doctorate in philosophy, and the ability to teach high-achieving and challenging undergraduates via college tutorials in the required subjects. The candidate must be willing to teach Logic and General Philosophy.

Further particulars are available from http://www.trinity.ox.ac.uk. A curriculum vitae, with details of career, and research and teaching experience, should be sent by regular mail to the Academic Administrator (Mrs Annabel Ownsworth), Trinity College, Oxford OX1 3BH (telephone: Oxford (2)79910, e-mail: annabel.ownsworth@tri.ox.ac.uk), by Thursday, 4 March. Candidates are also requested to ask two referees to write in support of their application directly to the Academic Administrator by the closing date. Interviews will take place on Tuesday, 16 March.

Trinity College and Jesus College are equal opportunities employers.


WADHAM COLLEGE

Senior Scholarships and Keeley Senior Scholarships 2004--5

Wadham College proposes to offer four Senior Scholarships and four Keeley Senior Scholarships from 1 October 2004. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and postgraduate potential. Each scholar will receive £500 and be entitled to one free high table dinner per week during full term.

Applications are invited from students either already reading for a higher degree at Wadham or proposing to do so from Michaelmas Term 2004 (in the latter case the award of the scholarship is conditional upon acceptance by the University). The term `higher degree' is applicable to taught courses (e.g. BCL, Second BM, M.Phil., M.Sc.) as well as `research' degrees. The college will normally expect to award at least one of the scholarships to a candidate beginning study for a higher degree in Michaelmas 2004, and at least one to a current first-year graduate member of college.

Scholars must not be beyond their fourth year of graduate study (whether in Oxford or elsewhere). Awards are for one year, and students are eligible to reapply provided they continue to fulfil the necessary conditions.

Applications should be sent to the Tutor for Graduates, Wadham College, Oxford OX1 3PN, and should include a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and proposals, and the names and addresses of two referees who should be asked to write to the Tutor for Graduates. Applications and references should arrive not later than 30 April.

 


Philip Wright Scholarship

The Philip Wright Scholarship is funded by income from the Philip Wright Fund, a trust fund established in 1874 for the award of scholarships and grants to students of Wadham College, subject to the stipulation that any recipient of any award must be an ex-student of the Manchester Grammar School. The college is offering a scholarship tenable for one year in the first instance and renewable for two further years, at Wadham College, to an applicant who is a former pupil of Manchester Grammar School, and who intends to engage in graduate studies in any subject from October 2004, or has already been engaged in graduate studies in the University. The scholarship is awarded on condition that the candidate is accepted by a faculty of the University to take up graduate studies towards an advanced degree. A successful applicant who is at present a student at another college will be required to migrate to Wadham College to take up the award.

The scholarship will pay university and college fees, and a maintenance grant of £7,500 a year. If the successful applicant is already in receipt of another studentship, such as from one of the UK funding councils, a scholarship of £1,800 will be offered. Single accommodation is available if required, either on the main college site or in the Merifield complex in north Oxford.

Application forms are available from the Registrar, Wadham College, OX1 3PN (e-mail: registrar@wadh.ox.ac.uk) or from the college Web site
(http://www.wadham.ox.ac.uk/stud ents/scholarships). All applications should be received by Friday, 28 May.

 


Stinton Scholarship 2004--5

The Stinton Scholarship is funded by the income from the Stinton bequest, a trust created in memory of Tom and Sylvia Stinton in 2002. The value of the scholarship is £1,800, and it is tenable for one year only. It is open to applicants who have been accepted for graduate studies within the Life and Environmental Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, or Medical Sciences Divisions, beginning October 2004, and by Wadham College. It is restricted to students who do not have fees paid by any other body.

The closing date is 20 August. There is no application form. Applicants should send to the Registrar, Wadham College, Oxford OX1 3PN (e-mail: registrar@wadh.ox.ac.uk): a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; and a research proposal for those proposing to do a research degree, or a statement of the applicant's interests for those proposing to do a taught course (neither should be more than 500 words).


WOLFSON COLLEGE

Non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships 2004 in Humanities and Social Studies

Wolfson College proposes to elect up to six non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellows in Humanities and Social Studies, if candidates of sufficient merit present themselves, without limitation of subject, for two years in the first instance, from 1 October 2004. These fellowships carry common table rights (up to £30 a week for meals in hall) and are open to both men and women. A fellowship is renewable for a further term of two years subject to certain conditions. Candidates should have had at least three years' relevant postgraduate experience by commencement of the fellowship, and in the case of postdoctoral applicants, no more than three years should have elapsed since receipt of a doctorate. See below for guidance on obtaining full details and application forms.

Note: science-based non-stipendiary junior research fellowships will be advertised in September/October 2004 for 1 January 2005.

 


Wolfson/AEA Technology Industrial Fellowships 2004--6

Wolfson College proposes to make elections to two two-year Wolfson/AEA Technology Industrial Fellowships to commence on 1 October 2004. These fellowships are intended to enable those working at AEA Technology or in industry to come to Oxford to engage in a joint research project with a university department. The intention is that these fellowships should give an opportunity for collaborative research which would not otherwise have taken place, but the college is prepared to receive proposals in respect of already established research projects. Proposers will be expected to negotiate an agreement with the company by whom the candidate is employed, under which the company would continue to pay his or her full salary but would permit him or her to spend one-fifth of his/her time on a joint research project in Oxford. The college is willing to consider a variation from this pattern to suit current conditions or individual circumstances. The college will offer up to £1,000 per annum towards any expense reasonably incurred in pursuance of the aims of the fellowship.

The closing date for applications for all the above fellowships is 15 March. For full details and an application form for any of the above, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the President's Secretary, Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD. (The college reserves the right not to accept applications received after the closing date.)

 


Appointment of Bursar

Applications are invited for the post of Bursar, with effect from 1 August 2004.

The post-holder will be elected to a fellowship of the college and to membership of the governing body.

The Bursar is the senior officer responsible for the college's financial accounting and services and for the general management of its internal affairs, including the maintenance of buildings and domestic arrangements.

Applicants should possess strong financial, management, and communication skills and the intellectual ability to gain the respect of both academic and professional colleagues. Direct experience of the higher education sector would be an advantage.

The appointment is full-time and permanent. The starting salary will be based on the University of Oxford professorial basic salary together with certain allowances.

Further particulars may be found on the Wolfson College Web site at http://www.Wolfson.ox.ac.uk, or from the College Secretary, Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD (e-mail: college.secretary@wolfson.ox.ac.uk). Written applications must include a full curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three referees. Applications should arrive no later than noon on 27 February.


LUCY CAVENDISH COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Fellowship and College Lectureship in Social and Political Sciences

Lucy Cavendish College invites applications from women (see note below) for a Fellowship and College Lectureship in Social and Political Sciences, with effect from 1 October 2004 or as soon as possible thereafter. Lucy Cavendish College admits women of twenty-one years and over as undergraduates and graduates. The successful candidate will have interests in teaching and research in any branch of social and political sciences and will be expected to teach across a range of undergraduate courses. Experience of teaching mature students would be welcome.

The appointment will be for a fixed term of three years, and is subject to the statutes and ordinances of the college, which include residence requirements.

The stipend of the college lecturer, which is pensionable under USS, will be at a point on the scale £22,191--£25,451, depending on experience. Additional payments are made for Direction of Studies.

This appointment has been made possible through the generosity of Trinity College, Cambridge.

Further details of the post, application forms and referees' forms, can be obtained by sending a stamped, addressed envelope (clearly marked `Strictly confidential, CTO Social and Political Sciences') to the Tutorial Assistant, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge CB3 0BU (e-mail: jmr41@cam.ac.uk), to whom application forms (six copies) should be sent no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, 20 February. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that their referees have written directly to the college (on the appropriate form) by the closing date. The forms are also available for downloading and printing from the college Web site: http://www.lucy-cav.cam.ac.uk.

Note: by the Employment Act 1989, the college has exemption from the provisions of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 with regard to gender.

Friday 6 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Springboard'—Programme 2, 9.30 a.m.; `Recruitment and selection for all staff'—day 2, 9.30 a.m.; and `Job search and interview skills for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR E. COLSON: `The many names of a Gwemba Tonga' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `Identifying and naming—anthropological and other approaches'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

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

DR E.H. BURTON: `Does open trade promote human rights in the developing world?' (seminar series: `Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University, 2 p.m.

DR J. MADDICOTT: `Transformations: the making of the community of the realm, 1189–1225' (James Ford Lectures in British History: `The origins of the English Parliament, c.900–1327'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR DAVID BUTLER: `The strategy of the Liberal Democrats' (seminar series: `British government and politics'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

AZMI BISHARA: `Israel, Palestine, and the question of citizenship' (lecture series: `Palestinians on Palestine: the way forward'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN Literary Evening: readings by William Boyd and Ian McEwan, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £20, from Mrs P.M. Sturgis: tel. (2)77234, e-mail: pms@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA (conductor Jason Lai) performs John Adams, The Chairman Dances; Britten, The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra; and Sibelius, Symphony No. 5 in E flat., Sheldonian, 8 p.m.


Saturday 7 February

STUDY-DAY: `La France de la Libération: nouvelles perspectives', Maison Française, 10 a.m.–3.30 p.m. (advance booking required—for details and cost, e-mail: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA: conducting masterclass with Alan Hazeldine, Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty (free of charge).

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

YAEL WEISS (piano recital): works by Schumann, Beethoven, and Michael Hersch, the Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the porters' lodge).


Sunday 8 February

THE REVD MYRA BLYTH preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

KATHRYN WHITNEY (mezzo-soprano) and PHILIP BULLOCK (piano): experimental performance of Die Winterreise (Part I: the first twelve poems, in the order originally published), the Hall, Wolfson, 3 p.m. (Part II on Sunday, 22 February.)

CANZONA, with Peter Harvey (baritone), perform works by Campra, de Brossard, Marais, and Couperin, the Auditorium, Magdalen, 8.15 p.m. (Admission at the door: £15 full price, £6 students, £2 Oxford music students. Open rehearsal, 2.30–4.30 p.m.)

CHISATO KUSUNOKI performs piano works by Schumann and Medtner, the Hall, Balliol, 9 p.m. (doors open 8.45 p.m.; admission free).


Monday 9 February

CANZONA and Peter Harvey: lunchtime workshop, the Auditorium, Magdalen, 12 noon–2 p.m. (open to students of the University; to participate, e-mail: david.skinner@magd.ox.ac.uk).

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `The history of the University', 2 p.m. (see information above).

DR A. WARWICK: `Rethinking the early history of X-rays through orthopaedic surgery in the German-speaking lands' (seminar series: `Surgery, physic, and culture'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. STEINGRÄBER: `Greek and Roman antiquities in Japanese museums' (lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 5 p.m.

J.-L. LEUTRAT: `Introduction au cinéma de la "modernité": Jean-Luc Godard (Lettre à Freddy Buache/On s'est tous défilé)' (lecture series), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ONORA O'NEILL: `What are universities for?' `Green College Lectures: `The future of higher education'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.


Tuesday 10 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Small group teaching'—humanities and social sciences, third meeting, 12.15 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Protestantism and 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.)

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

MAJ.-GEN. ALI SHUKRI, DR EUGENE ROGAN, and BARONESS (EMMA) NICHOLSON, MEP: `Iraq a year after the war' (Parliamentary Seminars: `A fractured world: foreign policy in the twenty-first century'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

HUGH BRODY: `The Arctic: the Inuit argument' (Waynflete Lectures: `Claiming land, winning rights, losing life'—an exploration and critique of Aboriginal land claims), the Grove Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. WALDFOGEL: `Inequality in pre- school education and school readiness' (seminar series: `Current issues in social policy'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Barnett House, 5 p.m.

DR ROGER ALLEN: ` "Hier sitz' ich zur Wacht, wahre den Hof, wehre die Halle dem Feind": some tonal processes and symmetries in Götterdämmerung' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5 p.m.

D.J. TAYLOR: `Orwell's personal myth' (lecture series: `Biographers at work'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5.15 p.m.

EMMANUEL TODD and TIMOTHY GARTON ASH: `After the Empires?' (debate), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

HUGH WHITEMORE (News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media): `From page to screen: the craft of television adaptation' (News International Broadcast Media Lectures: `The largest theatre in the world: a writer's view of television drama'), Green College, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR L. IVERSEN: `Drugs and the brain: of bubbles and blockbusters' (Wolfson College Lectures: `Bubbles physical and metaphysical'), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m. (open to the public).


Wednesday 11 February

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

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Small group teaching'—sciences and medical sciences, third meeting, 12.15 p.m., and `Assertiveness'—day 1, 2 p.m. (see information above).

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

PROFESSOR C. CLUNAS: `Pictures in the Chinese encyclopaedia: image, category, and knowledge' (Slade Lectures: `Empire of Great Brightness: visual and material cultures of Ming China, 1368--1644'), Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR T.F. KENNEDY: `New World Missions II: mission v. cathedral' (D'Arcy Memorial Lectures: `Early Jesuit music'—with video and audio illustrations), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR G. JOFFÉ: `The ideology of the Algerian crises' (Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies seminars: `Islamic political thought'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 5 p.m.

SHEILA PAINE: `The linen goddess: travels in pursuit of a pattern' (Oxford Asian Textile Group lecture), Pauling Centre (58 Banbury Road), 5.45 p.m. (admission for visitors £2).

SOLOMON TRUJILLO: `Brand moves business'—an exploration of the role of brands in making businesses successful (Amadeus Distinguished Speakers seminar series), Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School, 6 p.m.

PROFESSOR L. KRAVITZ: ` "Where the dog lies buried...": hidden problem areas in medieval and modern theological systems' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

 


Thursday 12 February

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

PROFESSOR A.D. SMITH: `Oxford Project to Investigate Memory and Ageing (OPTIMA): from diagnosis to prevention of dementia' (Oxford Institute of Ageing seminars: `Health and social care for ageing populations'), Lecture Theatre, Department of Sociology, 1 p.m.

DR N. SUZUKI: `Cartographies of desire and cultural logics of love in a global world' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Engendering emotion: interdisciplinary contexts'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING research seminar: reading of J. Ozga and R. Deem, `Carrying the burden of transformation: the experiences of women managers in UK higher and further education', History of Art Lecture Room, Littlegate House level 2, 4 p.m. (enquiries: harriet.dunbar- goddet@learning.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS PROUDFOOT (Brownlee-Abraham Professor Molecular Biology): `Interconnecting transcription and RNA processing in eukaryotes' (inaugural lecture), Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, 4.30 p.m.

LORD MAY: `The nonlinear dynamics of vulnerability: how systems, whether ecosystems, or IT networks, or transmission networks for infectious diseases, respond to disturbance' (inaugural Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre A, Department of Zoology, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR SHLOMO BEN-AMI: `1967–77: the tortuous road to Jerusalem' (lecture series: `The quest for peace in the Arab–Israeli conflict'), Schools, 5 p.m.

THE REVD DR STEPHEN FINAMORE: `Violence and peacemaking in Hindu and Christian traditions' (Centre for Christianity and Culture lecture series: `Relating to the "Other": Hindu and Christian perspectives'), Regent's Park, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. HOLT: `Sport and the English hero' (DNB Seminars in Historical Biography: `Heroes and character'), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

JOHN ELKINGTON (Chairman, Sustainability Ltd.) speaks in Linacre Lectures series `Green power: green responsibility?'—directors of leading conservation charities speak about the changing marketplace and their strategies for success, Main Lecture Hall, School of Geography and the Environment, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. ROCHE: `Humeurs vagabondes: de la circulation des hommes et du l'utilité du voyage' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

DR D. BRANCALEONE: `The Central Registry of Information on Looted Cultural Property' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lecture), Taylor Institution, 5.15 p.m.

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS performs music by Charpentier and Purcell, Holywell Music Room, 8.30 p.m. (tickets £8/£5 available in advance from `In Oxford Shop', tel. 248774).


Friday 13 February

DR T. DRAGADZE: `Moods and numbers; their cultural effects' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `Identifying and naming—anthropological and other approaches'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS (with Kate Semmens, soloist) performs music by Charpentier and Purcell, New College Ante-Chapel, 1.15 p.m. (tickets £2/£1 at the door).

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

DR V. FITZGERALD: `Controlling the global funding of terrorists' (seminar series: `Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University, 2 p.m.

DR J. MADDICOTT: `Establishment: the first age of parliamentary politics, 1225–58' (James Ford Lectures in British History: `The origins of the English Parliament, c.900–1327'), Schools, 5 p.m.

JEANETTE WINTERSON: `Words are the part of silence that can be spoken: what art might mean in the twenty-first century' (Richard Hillary Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR VERNON BOGDANOR: `Politics and the judges' (seminar series: `British government and politics'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

KARMA NABULSI: `The role of refugee and exile communities in creating the Palestinian future' (lecture series: `Palestinians on Palestine: the way forward'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. HACKETT: `Carping or carpe diem: the response of scholars of religion to global religious violence' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.