Oxford University Gazette: 5 June 2003

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 133, No. 4662: 5 June 2003

The following supplements were published with this Gazette:

  • The University's response to the Government's consultation document, Widening Participation in Higher Education HEFCE Draft Strategic Plan 2003–8: the University's response

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

University Acts



On Thursday, 29 May, the following were duly elected to hold office from the first day of Michaelmas Term 2003 for the periods stated:


Member of Congregation from members of the faculties in the Life and Environmental Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and Medical Sciences Divisions For four years W.D. MACMILLAN, MA, Fellow of Hertford Member of Congregation from members of the faculties in the Humanities and Social Sciences Divisions For four years P. LANGFORD, MA, D.PHIL., Rector of Lincoln

Curators of the University Libraries

For four years

T.P. SOFTLEY, MA, Fellow of Merton

Visitatorial Board Panel

For four years

1. F.M. HEAL, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Jesus

2. DAME LOUISE JOHNSON, DBE, MA, Fellow of Corpus Christi

3. J.S. ROWETT, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Brasenose There having been no nominations, the following vacancies have lapsed to the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors:

  Vacancies Retiring members Period from MT 2003
Benefices, Ecclesiastical,
Delegates for the Nomination
of Candidates for
Two (members of Convocation) The Very Revd R. Jefferey
Dr W.B. Stewart
(not re-eligible)
6 years
6 years
Buildings and Estates Subcommittee One Dr R.P. Martineau 3 years
Military Instruction, Delegates for One (member of Convocation) Dr C.M. Davis 4 years
Curators of the University Libraries One (member of Congregation) Professor I. Rivers 3 years

Professor K.D. Duncan-Jones' nomination as a Curator of the University Libraries, published in recent issues of the Gazette, is not valid, since no person who has retired from a university or college post may be elected as a member of a committee (regulation 2 of Council Regulations 14 of 2002).


Register of Congregation

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

Berrington, A., D.Phil., Nuffield

Bingham, T.H., Hon. DCL, MA, Balliol

Bissell, D.J., University Surveyor's Office

Clarke, N.J., University Surveyor's Office

Goldsmith, M.H., MA, D.Phil., Worcester

Gonkatsang, T.D., Faculty of Oriental Studies

Hayes, J.W., Sub-Faculty of Archaeology

Leeson, G.W., MA, M.Sc., St Peter's

McNally, M., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Polik, L., University Offices

University Agenda

CONGREGATION 17 June 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against, or any proposed amendment to, the resolutions below, signed in each case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 2 June (see the Congregation Regulations cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda').

Voting on Resolutions authorising expenditure from the Higher Studies Fund

(1) That the University be authorised to expend from the unearmarked part of the Higher Studies Fund the sum of £30K over two years to provide research assistance for the new Philip Wetton Professor of Astrophysics.

(2) That the University be authorised to expend from that part of the Higher Studies Fund earmarked for Social Studies the sum of £10K over three years to provide research assistance for the new Professor of Criminology.

(3) That the University be authorised to expend from that part of the Higher Studies Fund earmarked for Social Studies the sum of £75K over three years to provide research assistance for the new Professor of Anglo-German Commercial Law.


Admission and Installation of the Chancellor of the University

A Convocation will be held in the Sheldonian Theatre on Wednesday, 25 June, at 11.30 a.m., for the purpose of admitting THE RT. HON. CHRISTOPHER FRANCIS PATTEN, CH, PC, MA, Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, to office as the Chancellor of the University, and conferring upon him the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law by Diploma. The Encaenia ceremony will follow immediately upon the conclusion of the installation.


1 Encaenia

Mr Vice-Chancellor invites Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Heads of Houses, holders of the Oxford Degrees of Doctor of Divinity, Civil Law, Medicine, Letters, Science, and Music, the Proctors, the Assessor, the Public Orator, the Professor of Poetry, the Registrar, the outgoing President of the Oxford University Student Union, and the Presidents of the Junior and Middle common rooms of Lincoln College, Keble College, and Kellogg College (as being the colleges of the Proctors and the Assessor) to partake of Lord Crewe's Benefaction to the University, meeting him in the Hall of Brasenose College at 10.45 a.m. on Wednesday, 25 June. Thence they will go in procession to the Sheldonian Theatre, where will be spoken the Oration in Commemoration of the Benefactors of the University according to the intention of the Right Honourable Nathaniel, Lord Crewe, Bishop of Durham.

Note. Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Heads of Houses, and Doctors who propose to accept Mr Vice-Chancellor's invitation, and to be present in the Sheldonian Theatre, are requested to inform his Secretary at the University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone (2)70243; e-mail: alison.miles@admin.ox.ac.uk) not later than Wednesday, 18 June. They are reminded that, while academic dress of other universities may (if desired) be worn at the Encaenia Garden Party, the appropriate Oxford academic dress should always be worn at the partaking of Lord Crewe's Benefaction and at the Encaenia Ceremony.

2 Honorary Degrees

Doctor of Civil Law

THE RT. HON. BARONESS O'NEILL OF BENGARVE, CBE, MA (MA Cambridge; PH.D. Harvard), FBA, F.MED.SCI., Honorary Fellow of Nuffield and Somerville Colleges, Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge

Doctor of Letters

PROFESSOR MARY DOUGLAS, CBE, B.SC., MA, D.PHIL., FBA, Honorary Fellow of St Anne's College, Emeritus Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Northwestern University

Doctor of Science

PROFESSOR DAME JULIA HIGGINS, DBE, MA, D.PHIL., FRS, F.R.ENG., Honorary Fellow of Somerville College, Professor of Polymer Science and Director of the Graduate School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London SIR PAUL NURSE (B.SC. Birmingham; PH.D. East Anglia), FRS, Honorary Fellow of Linacre College, Chief Executive, Cancer Research UK, and President-elect of Rockefeller University, New York PROFESSOR JEAN-PIERRE SERRE, Honorary Professor at the Collège de France

Doctor of Music

PLACIDO DOMINGO, KBE, FRCM, opera singer, conductor, and administrator

CONGREGATION 1 July 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against, or any proposed amendment to, the resolution below, signed in each case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 23 June (see the Congregation Regulations cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda').

Voting on Resolution approving the deprivation of a candidate of a degree

Explanatory note

The Disciplinary Court has found that a former member of the University intentionally breached the Proctors' Disciplinary Regulations for Candidates in Examinations by very blatantly and very extensively plagiarising a dissertation submitted for the M.St. in Trinity Term 2000. The Court has ordered the examiners to declare that the candidate had failed the examination, has recommended that the candidate be deprived of the degree, and has expelled the candidate from membership of the University. Under Part 3 of Council Regulations 22 of 2002 (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002, p. 1424) only Congregation may deprive a graduate of the University of his or her degree or degrees, and Council accordingly submits to Congregation the following resolution to effect the de-gradation in this case. Under those regulations the procedure to be followed in each case shall be determined by Council, and the procedure so determined is set out at item 3 in the resolution.

Text of Resolution

That this House: 1 (a) take note of the finding of the Disciplinary Court that a candidate for the Degree of Master of Studies in Trinity Term 2000 intentionally committed a breach of the Proctors' Disciplinary Regulations for Candidates in Examinations;

(b) accept the Court's conclusion that one of the appropriate penalties in this case is deprivation of the degree;

2 therefore agree to deprive the candidate concerned of the Degree of Master of Studies; and

3 take note of Council's determination that the procedure to be followed in this case should be for a notice to be published in the University Gazette, which should consist of this resolution, and for a copy of this resolution to be posted in the Examination Schools.



The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Physics upon PROFESSOR JOHN MILLER, Deputy Head of Astrophysics, International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, for a period of three years from 1 June 2003.


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

                                                    Appointed by

King Alfonso XIII Professorship of Spanish Studies
The Principal of Jesus                    Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The Rector of Exeter                      ex officio
Professor B.W. Ife                        Council
Professor N. Round                        Council
Dr R.C.S. Walker                          Humanities Board
Professor E. Fallaize                     Modern Languages Board
Dr D. Pattison                            Modern Languages Board
Professor M. Blinkhorn                    Modern History Board
Professor H. Watanabe-O'Kelly             Exeter College                          

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


Middle Management development pilot scheme

The Institute for the Advancement of University Learning conducts research into higher education and offers development and training opportunities to staff working for the University. The past year has seen development of management training in the University, with the establishing of the Introductory Certificate in First Line Management and the piloting of a professional development scheme for heads of department. The IAUL is now working towards filling the gaps which exist, and this pilot scheme will generate useful data for this project as well as benefiting a small number of university staff. The target groups for this scheme are: —central and departmental administrators (from entry level to those on grades ALC5 and 6); —team leaders in the services (libraries, computing, etc.) on academic-related grades D31/32 and ALC2–4; —specialist professional staff in central administration (e.g. surveyors, personnel, finance, and audit staff) on grades ALC2–6. Opportunities are available for members of these groups to be funded to undertake one of five externall-provided management training opportunities. Further details, including information on how to apply, may be obtained from Robert Crow at the IAUL (e-mail: robert.crow@learning.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)86818). The closing date for applications is Friday, 27 June (5 p.m.).


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).


Exhibition now open

Oil egg-tempera and mix-media paintings by Jyotika Sehgal (Lecturer in Painting, College of Art, Delhi) (9–27 June) Open daily 10 a.m.–4 p.m., subject to college commitments. Intending visitors should first telephone the college (Oxford (2)74100).



Camden Professor of Ancient History

PROFESSOR A.K. BOWMAN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 13 June, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `Outposts of empire.'


Understanding financial crises

PROFESSOR FRANKLIN ALLEN, Nippon Life Professor of Finance, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Finance at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Saïd Business School. Mon. 9 June: `Banking crises.' Tue. 10 June: `Currency crises.' Wed. 11 June: `Bubbles and crises.'


Department of Biochemistry: Koshland Lecture Series

DR DANIEL E. KOSHLAND, JR., University of California, Berkeley, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 12 June, in the University Museum of Natural History. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Subject: `The seven pillars of life.'


Department of Earth Sciences

PROFESSOR A. VAN GEEN, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, New York, will give a seminar at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 9 June, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Earth Sciences.

Subject: `Arsenic in Bangladesh groundwater: from earth science to mitigation.'


MRC Co-operative Group in Functional Imaging of the Heart and Brain

PROFESSOR DAVID DELPY, FRS, Vice-Provost, University College, London, will deliver the 2003 Co-operative Group Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 12 June, in the Weiskrantz Lecture Theatre (Room C113), the Department of Experimental Psychology.

Subject: `Using near infra-red light to non-invasively monitor and image brain oxygenation and function.'

The Wellcome Integrative Physiology Initiative on Ion Channels

The following seminars will be given at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.

Convener: Professor D.B. Sattelle. PROFESSOR T.G. SMART, University College, London
24 June: `GABAA receptor ion channels.' PROFESSOR J.N.P. RAWLINS
8 July: `Learning and memory in the GluRA knockdown mouse.'


Seminar in Economic History

R. STECKEL, Ohio State, will present the final seminar in this term's series at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 June, in Seminar Room 3, All Souls College.

Conveners: R.C. Allen, MA, Professor of Economic History, N.H. Dimsdale, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Economics, K.J. Humphries, MA, Reader in Economics History, and A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Economic History.

Subject: `Long-term trends in health in pre-Columbian America.'


Becket Institute

DR G. HOUTMAN, London, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 June, in the Becket Institute, St Hugh's College.

Note: the lecture will be given on 12 June, and not on 5 June, as stated in the Gazette of 29 May (p. 1341).

Subject: `Aung San Suu Kyi: Buddhism and female leadership in south- east Asia.'


Economics Workshop

This workshop will be held on Friday, 6 June, 2–6 p.m., in the Centre for Brazilian Studies. The co-ordinator is Dr Ronaldo Fiani, BP Visiting Research Fellow in Economics, Centre for Brazilian Studies/Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).

Subject: `The fiscal reform of the Brazilian state: social security and tax.'


Oxford Financial Research Summer Symposium

The second Oxford Financial Research Summer Symposium, now taking place, will continue until Thursday, 12 June, at the Saïd Business School. Details may be found at http://www.finance.co.uk (follow links: conferences; symposium). Two presentations will be made daily. For details of the Clarendon Lectures in Finance (9, 10, and 11 June), see above. A Faculty Seminar will be held on 12 June. Further details will be announced later. A further presentation will be made, within the framework of the symposium, on 13 June.

Conveners: Professor William Wilhelm and Professor Colin Mayer, Saïd Business School.

ANDREW WINTON, Finance and Banking Chair, Finance Department, University of Minnesota
Fri. 6 June, 9–10.30 a.m.: `A model of entrepreneurial finance.'

ALBERT S `PETE' KYLE, Professor of Business Administration, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Fri. 6 June, 5–6.30 p.m.: `Adjustment costs, industry structure, and corporate finance.'

STEVE TADELIS, Assistant Professor Department of Economics, Stanford University
Mon. 9 June, 9–10.30 a.m.: `A theory of partnerships.'
(Evening meeting: Clarendon Lectures in Finance)

MAUREEN O'HARA, Robert W. Purcell Professor of Management, Cornell College; President, American Finance Association
Tue. 10 June, 9–10.30 a.m.: `Information and the cost of capital.'
(Evening meeting: Clarendon Lectures in Finance)

ZSUZSANNA FLUCK, Associate Professor of Finance, Eli Broad Graduate School of Management, Michigan State University
Wed. 11 June, 9–10.30 a.m.: `The political economy of stock exchanges.'
(Evening meeting: Clarendon Lectures in Finance)

ROSS LEVINE, Carlson Chair in Finance, University of Minnesota
Thur. 12 June, 9–10.30 a.m.: `Bank supervision and corporate finance.'

ZHAOHUI CHEN, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Fri. 13 June, 9–10.30 a.m.: `Buy-side and sell-side research.'


Public lecture

PROFESSOR LISA JARDINE will launch a series of lectures under the title `Between the Lines', dealing with history of science books for a wide readership. The first lecture will be on Professor Jardine's book, On a Grander Scale: the Outstanding Career of Sir Christopher Wren. The lecture will be given at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 June, in the Museum of the History of Science. Admission is free. Seats may be reserved by telephoning the museum (Oxford (2)77280).


MS MARIAM ROSSER-OWEN, Victoria & Albert Museum, will present a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 June, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `The meaning of 'Amirid art: non-royal patronage in tenth century Al-Andalus.'


ESRC Seminar Series 2002–3: Transport investment and the economy

PROFESSOR D. BEGG, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 19 June, in Lecture Room 1, St Anne's College.

Convener: J.M. Preston, MA, Director of the Unit and Reader in Transport Studies.

Subject: `Delivering transport investment: socio-economic issues.'


George Antonius Lecture 2003

ZAHA HADID will deliver the twenty-eighth George Antonius Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 June, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Middle East Centre.

Subject: `Fluid terrains: the new complexity of civic space.'


Artists in Residence and Research Centre

Toxteth TV

Toxteth TV is a pilot project based in Toxteth, Liverpool, and funded by the Department for Education and Skills. TOD DAVIES, project director, will present and discuss a video of the project, which aims to provide a multicultural and inclusive atmosphere to support creativity and to draw back 14--18-year-olds who have dropped out of education. The presentation will take place at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 20 June, in the St John's College Research Centre, 45 St Giles'. Using elements of popular culture, Toxteth TV aims to develop abilities and talents in young people that will be useful to them later in life, whatever they choose to do, and at the same time to contribute to neighbourhood regeneration in Toxteth. Attendance is free, but those wishing to attend are asked to inform the Research Centre by e-mail (research.centre@sjc.ox.ac.uk).


Michael Argyle Memorial Lecture

DR MICHAEL G. BROCK, Honorary Fellow, Wolfson College, will deliver a special lecture in memory of Michael Argyle at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 12 June, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: ` "An engagement very difficult": the early days at Wolfson.'


PROFESSOR L. ELDREDGE, University of Ottawa (retired), will lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 14 June, in the Museum of the History of Science. New members are welcome.

Subject: `Thirteenth-century eye doctors and nineteenth-century ophthalmologists.'

Examinations and Boards


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

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


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 Trinity Term, lecture rooms 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).

Colleges, Halls, and Societies


Lady Margaret Hall

MISS VERA ALICE MILLER, 13 Marcy 2003; Modern Languages 1946–9.

VIOLET AMY ORGAN, 14 April 2003; Modern Languages 1926–9. Aged 95.

FRANCES KATHLEEN HURST, 18 April 2003; History 1935–8. Aged 87.

MS GEORGINA MARY COMYN ANWYL BURTON, 7 May 2003; Modern Languages 1943.

Oriel College

HUGH DAVID ANDERSON, MA, 13 March 2003; 1934.

DR RUPERT EVERETT BILLINGHAM, D.SC., 16 November 2002; 1940.

SIR STEWART CRAWFORD, GCMB, CVO, MA, 11 October 2002; 1932.


DEREK JOSEPH DAY, 23 January 2002; 1968.


THE REVD DAVID HEWITT, MA, 28 July 2001; 1956.

CHARLES MARK HOULTON, MA, 19 October 2002; 1933.


DR ROBERT EUGENE JOHNSON, MA, D.PHIL., September 2002; 1931.


JOHN NEVILLE MANSON, BA, 10 July 2002; 1937.

ROBERT GRAHAM MILLER, 2 January 2002; 1931.


JAMES JOHN NOLAN, 16 August 2002; 1943.


ROBERT STEPHENSON, MA, 25 October 2002; 1934.

F. SWART, 13 October 2001; 1976.

CHARLES EDWARD TILNEY, MA, 1 May 2002; 1927.

RICHARD PETER WASSELL, MA, 12 August 2002; 1941.


St John's College

Opening of collection of medieval vestments

The college intends to open to the public its collection of medieval vestments on Saturday, 14 June, 2–5 p.m. The collection is displayed in the Garden Quadrangle and entrance, free of charge, will be via the Parks Road Lodge or the Main Lodge.



The Arcadian Singers will be performing Tippett's Five Negro Spirituals, Stanford's Magnificat for Double Choir, and works by Elgar and Dove on Sat. 7 June. Exeter College Chapel, 8 p.m. Tickets £8/£5 (concessions)/£4 (OUMS) available: tickets@arcadiansingers.org.uk.

Haydn: The Creation, Oxford Harmonic Society, and the Orchestra of Stowe Opera. Conductor, Robert Secret. Soloists: Diane Atherton, soprano, Paul Badley, tenor, William Peel, bass. Sat. 28 June, 7.30 p.m., Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets £12 and £10, concessions £10 and £8 from Oxford Playhouse Box Office, 01865 305305 (incl. credit card bookings by post), or on the door.

Sacred Heart's Schola Cantorum, Sacramento, California, directed by Donald Kendrick with Stephen Janzen (organ). Lunchtime recital, Christ Church Cathedral, Fri., 13 June, 1 p.m. Programme to include works by Stanford, Lauridsen and Lukas. Admission free.

Stanford University Chamber Chorale, California, with members of Schola Cantorum and instrumentalists from the Bath Philharmonia, directed by Stephen M. Sano, with Robert Huw Morgan (organ). Sat., 28 June, 8 p.m., New College Chapel. Programme to include Heisinger: O praise the Lord, and Rutter: Gloria. Tickets on the door, proceeds to charity.

Society for Graduates

Trinity Term 2003: meetings are held on Fridays at 8 p.m. in Wadham College, Parks Road. Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership.President, Anita Segar, 01865 730574. Subscriptions: Members £5 per term, Visitors £1.50 per meeting. 6 June, Homage to Varanasi–a pilgrimage to Benares, Pratima Mitchell; 13 June, Bugworld, George McGavin, Acting Curator of Entomology, OU Museum of Natural History; 20 June, AGM & Social, tba.

Cafe Zouk

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

St Giles Thursday Lunchime Talks

Burning Issues: 12 June, Engaged Buddhism: Social Action and the Peaceful Heart, Peter Carey, Trinity College; 19 June, Christianity and Climate, Revd Dr Ian James. The talks will be held in St Giles' Church, 12.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. Web site: www.st- giles-church.org.

Oxford University Newcomers' Club

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

Oxford University Research Staff Society

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

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

Secretarial support, including manuscript/thesis preparation, Power Point presentations, Excel spreadsheets, e-mail, fax, printing, burning to CD, scanning etc. Contact Toria Summers 01865 224829 for rates and further information, or e-mail: toria.summers@ndm.ox.ac.uk.

Oxford Dental Implant Service (ODIS). Have your own teeth back and restore your smile or bite. Placement of dental implants at your own dental surgery or nearest participating clinic by qualified doctor and dentist. For information call: 01865 726847 or visit www.implants-odis.com.

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

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

Indexing: Oxford Academic Services; indexing, project management, history research projects. Details of all services: judith@history.u-net.com, or Judith Loades, P.O.Box 323, Burford, Oxon. OX18 4XN.

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.


SugarPepper Cooks are available to prepare creative food in your home or chosen venue, leaving you free to truly enjoy the day. For sample menus and further information call 01865 791136 or visit www.sugarpeppercooks.co.uk. All enquiries welcome.

Tuition Offered

French tuition and/or proofreading offered by languages graduate (BA Hons., 2:1). Good rates. For more information please contact David on 01865 722519. E- mail: david.shaw@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Piano lessons: experienced teacher; adults and children; all grades. Beginners welcome. contact Miss P. Read BA (Hons) LRAM, near Kidlington, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 331147

Situations Vacant

Conductor wanted for The Titanic House Band: we have a great opportunity for a dynamic musician with a sense of humour to conduct and compose for a wind band of enthusiastic amateurs based near Abingdon. For more details see: www.titanichouseband.org or phone Cat Young on 01491 824368.

Required for Sept., a well qualified teacher of Portuguese to prepare students for International Baccalaureate. Applicants should be native speakers who are able to teach literature to native speakers in their mother tongue as well as language to non-native speakers. For full details please contact Mrs C. Gospel, Head of Languages, as soon as possible. Tel.: 01865 517333, Fax: 01865 517319, or e-mail: catherine.gospel@stclares.ac.uk, Web site: www.stclares.ac.uk.

Magdalen College School: required for 1 year only from Sept., a lively musician to assist with junior choral and ensemble activities, examinations and concert accompaniment, and some administrative tasks in a successful and friendly department. Some instrumental and/or class teaching could be available for a suitable candidate. This post could be full or part-time according to ability and availability, and would suit a young graduate looking to explore a career in music teaching. Letter of application, CV and names of 2 referees, to be sent to The Master, Magdalen College School, Oxford OX4 1DZ, from whom further particulars may be obtained. Tel.: 01865 242191 or e-mail: lbeaumont@mcsoxford.org. Closing date for applications is Thursday 19 June.

Summer Lets

Central North Oxford: 1- and 2-bedroom, well furnished apartments within walking distance to city and university centre; 1-bedroom available July to Sept. at £700 p.c.m., the 2-bedroom flats available Aug. to Sept. at £800 p.c.m. Other summer dates may be available. Tel.: 01865 516144 or fax 01865 437996.

Spacious 6-bedroom (sleeps 10), 2-bathroom fully-equipped house on 4 floors with garden backing onto canal and overlooking fields. Available July–Sept. Near city centre and colleges. Off-road parking. Tel.: 01865 288123 or e-mail: david.harper@regents.ox.ac.uk.

Short let Chalfont Road: 5-bedroom Victorian family home; spacious receptions rooms; separate study; off street parking. Available Aug., exclusively. For further details please contact finders Keepers 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011 or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

Charming substantial Victorian town house in East Oxford. On 3 floors, sleeps 5-7, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large mature garden, 500 metres from shops, and 24 hour bus services. Parks and playgrounds nearby. Easy walking distance to city centre or 5 minutes on bus. Available for single weeks or in a block, for 5 weeks, late July and all of Aug. No smokers. Ideal for visiting academic family. Contact: Martin Stott or Amanda Root, 01865 721482. E-mail: martin.stott@oxfordshire.gov.uk.

Double bedroom with en suitebathroom and child's/second bedroom in detached bungalow in Headington, rest of the house to share with owner 3 days per week. Family in France for summer. Large sunny garden. No smokers. £125 p.w. Available July–Aug. Tel.: 01865 767302, e-mail: anne@anneveckhair.com.

Large Victorian semi-detached house in central north Oxford,close to university departments and city centre, and in quiet side street: 5 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; 2 reception rooms; large kitchen (with Aga) leading into big sunny walled garden. Private parking. Sleeps 8. Available Aug., 2–28 at £625 p.w. incl. Contact Ian & Josephine Macdonald. Tel.: 01865 516615, e-mail: macdonaldreynell@ntlworld.com.

Victorian family house with sunny garden, 3 bedrooms, 2 reception, 2 batrhooms and large kitchen in East Oxford. Available 19 July–8 Aug. Ten minutes from city centre. No smokers. £275 p.w. Tel.: 01865 726574. E-mail: nikkivdg@yahoo.co.uk.

Houses to Let

Woodstock Road: beautifully appointed town house built over 3 floors; 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, spacious reception rooms, and separate study make this unusual and elegant property ideal for an academic relocation. Close to the university and city centre with 2 parking spaces. For further details of this and other Finders Keepers properties please contact us at 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011 or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

Professor's home near Templeton College, available Aug. for 8 to 10 months. Bright, modern, fully-furnished bungalow with 3 bedrooms, and 4th bedroom or study, situated in a quiet cul-de-sac 2 miles south of Carfax. Double garage, private garden. Large kitchen, separate dining room, utility room with washer and drier, 3 washrooms. Two TVs (cable). Non-smokers only, no pets. £1,200 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 451817 or e- mail:helenathome3@yahoo.com.

Unfurnished cottage to let. Beautiful, quiet rural setting, 6 miles south- east of central Oxford. Spacious and unusual, it has 2 sitting rooms, 3 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, shower room and garden. £775 p.c.m. Available July. Tel.: 01865 343478.

North Oxford –£1,600 p.c.m.: superb, modern, detached 4-bedroom, 2½ bathroom family house in established area just off Banbury Road. Available mid-July for 1 year. Very spacious layout; wooden floors; fully furnished and equipped to a high specification with all modern appliances. Let by Oxford Professor and family while on sabbatical. BMW car may also be available by separate agreement. Tel.: 01865 427895. E-mail: sa24a@yahoo.co.uk.

Jack Straw's Lane: fully equipped furnished house to let for 14 months 6 July '03 to Aug.,'04, in quiet wooded neighbourhood in Headington. Near JR Hospital and 15 minute cycle ride across Mesopotamia or easy bus ride to central Oxford. Four bedrooms; study; 2½ bathrooms (1 en suite); playroom; big living room; dining room; kitchen; laundry room. Front and back gardens, garage, piano, well-stocked bookshelves. Exceptionally comfortable house in one of Oxford's most desirable neighbourhoods. £1,500 p.m plus bills and council tax. Contact 01865 742826 (eves) or e-mail: LNT@comlab.ox.ac.uk.

North Oxford : 2 new, bright, fully and tastefully furnished family houses with a choice of 2 bedrooms and a study, or 3 bedrooms and a large study/guest room; master bedrooms with en suite; family bathroom; cloakroom;lounge/diner; kitchen/breakfast room. Small landscaped garden, private parking available from June. Best suited to professionals or visiting academics seeking excellent standard accommodation in a good residential location just north of Summertown parade, with easy access to the centre of Oxford, University and hospital departments. Rents £1,200 and £1,400 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 516144 or fax: 01865 437996.

Central Oxford–Victorian house, newly renovated throughout, funished and fully equipped. Five minutes walk to central Oxford, near scenic towpaths: 3 bedrooms; 2 bath/shower rooms (inc. en suite); 2 reception rooms; c.h.; intruder alarm; wired for phone and cable. Low maintenance garden. Residents' parking. Available 1 Aug. £1,050 p.m. Contact: 01865 723982 or 07743 539399, e-mail: aka120@northwestern.edu.

North Oxford , perfect location, superb furnished Victorian terrace: 2 bedrooms; bathroom; living room; study; maple fitted kitchen/diner; wooden floors; c.h.; crockery, linen etc.; garden. £1,200 p.c.m. Available Aug./Sept., 2003 for 11 or 12 months. Ideal for visiting academics. E-mail: sandra@pyne.de for full details.

Detached house to let: spacious 3-/4-bedroom house; 10 minutes walk from John Radcliffe Hospital in quiet Headington neighbourhood for visiting family or 4 professionals. Fully furnished, c.h., all mod cons. Extensive parking. £1,200 p.c.m. Available June/July. Preferred lease 12 months. Tel.: 01865 766032 or e-mail: jwoodman@doctors.org.uk.

An Englishman's home is his castle---so the saying goes. We cannot pretend that we have too many castles on offer but if you are seeking quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area we may be able to help. QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel, and other professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and view details of all the properties that we have currently available to let. Alternatively, telephone, fax, or e-mail us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533, fax: 764777, e-mail: info@qbman.co.uk.

Flats to Let

Spacious 2-bedroom furnished flat: 20 minutes' walk to city centre, colleges, adjacent Brookes University. Suitable non-smoking professionals, postdocs., possibly postgrads. Available 1 July at £850 p.c.m. Tel.: +44 1865 512149 or e-mail: dorothymyers@gn.apc.org.

Comfortable furnished flat with own entrance in quiet rural surroundings 6 miles south-west of Oxford. Sitting room, study area, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen with washing machine. Own telephone. Ample parking space, car essential. Free use of private squash court. Available from 1 Aug. for academic year (or more). Rent £450 p.c.m. inc. hot water and c.h. Tel.: 01865 390535.

Fully furnished 2-bedroom flat available now or in Sept. By a bus stop on Cumnor Hill. Ground floor, overlooking garden. Fully equipped with all mod cons. £700 p.m. exclusive. Tel.: 01865 862034.

Spacious 2 room flat to rent in quiet area of south Oxford, 15 minutes' from beautiful open air fully heated swimming pool, and only 15 minutes' walk from centre of town. Garden to share. Would suit single person or couple. Fully equipped and tastefully refurbished. Ring 01865 429284 after 6.30 p.m. £675 p.c.m. Available from July onwards.

North Oxford : 2-bedroom, 1st-floor apartment (1 double, 1 single) in the centre of Summertown, a stones throw from all amenities, and with easy access to the centre of Oxfrod, university, business, hospital and sport complex. Bright, secure, purpose built with private parking. Available from late July at £750 p.c.m. Best suited to professionals or visiting academics seeking good standard accommodation. Tel.: 01865 516144, or fax: 01865 427996.

Central Oxford, Folly Bridge, 5 minutes' walk from Carfax Tower, in a quiet residential area, with private garden, and a few yards from the river: bedsitter, with large kitchen, washing machine, bathroom with bath and shower. Fully furnished. Suit single person or couple. Available from 1 Sept.–31 Jan., 2004. £550 p.c.m., plus bills. Tel.: 01865 722343 (eves., or leave a message), cell: 07762 945831, e-mail: piero.pinza@virgin.net.

We have a limited number of 3-bedroom flats still available for academic year 2003–4, ideally situated for students wanting to live in 'Quality' accommodation. These newly built, luxury flats have been extremely popular with a variety of students from different colleges, and are well known as some of the best student accommodation in Oxford. In addition to these 3-bedroom properties, we have recently acquired luxury 5-and6-bedroom flats within 10 minutes walking distance from the city centre. Brand new, these apartments are of the highest standard, but there are only TWO remaining. For viewings and appointments or for a full ist, please telephone 01865 318533. Hurry–this accommodation will not be available for long! North Oxford Property Services Ltd. Tel.: 01865 318533, 47 Walton Street, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6AD. Web site: www.north-oxford-property.co.uk.

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, also very close to the river: 4 exceptionally well-furnished flats available for short/long lets in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large light airy rooms. Available late June and Sept., 2 ground-floor flats, each with double and single bedrooms, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Available July: second-floor flat, with double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Available 1 Oct.,: first-floor flat with double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel.:/fax: 01865 552400.

Serviced Accommodation

The Wharf House provides a quality alternative to hotel accommodation in Oxford. One, two and three-bedroom apartments with private balconies and secure parking are elegantly furnished and equipped. Located in Jericho, The Wharf House is an ideal base for a sabbatical stay with flexible tenancy lengths and serviced options. For further details please contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011 or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

Finally! the luxurious and economical alternative to 5-star luxury hotels, in central Oxford. Ambassador's Oxford offers clients short-stay 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom–1 en suite–5-star apartments in the centre of Oxford with allocated parking. Only 3 minutes' walk from the railway station and the Saïd Business School. Furnished to a very high standard to include well-equipped kitchen and lounge, computer, printer, internet access, and weekly Maid Service. From £118 per apartment per night, to accommodate up to 4/5 guests. Contact: www.ambassadorsoxford.co.uk, or tel.: 07876 203378.

Accommodation Offered

Oxford B & B. A home from home. £55 double/£35 single. Tel.: 01865 770501, e-mail: charmaine.cole@cliffordchance.com.

Quiet, non-smoking professional female sought to share spacious, fully furnished house in Marston, with quiet female academic who is busy writing a book. Off- street parking, own phone line, garage, large garden.£470 p.c.m. plus bills. Available 1 July. Longer let preferred. Tel.: 01865 721 729 after 6 p.m.

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


Let Finders Keepers award winning North Oxford office make you at home in Oxfordshire. Over thirty years experience, a dedicated 24-hour management service and a comprehensive marketing profile ensure Finders Keepers ' reputation for making renting a pleasure is endorsed by both landlords and tenants. Whether you are looking for a short term sabbatical base in the city or a more permanent home we have a range of quality properties to match your requirements. With a dedicated team of property managers, letting negotiators, and an interior design and buildings division we offer landlords sage advice on all aspects of the residential market, providing security in the knowledge that your home is in skilled and capable hands. For further information on availability and landlord services please contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011 or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

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.

Available by the week for visitors to Oxford: self-contained, fully-furnished studio flat, centrally located in Kingston Road. En suiteshower, toilet and washbasin, and fully-equipped kitchen area. Sleeps 2. £315 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.

Accommodation Sought

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

Holiday Lets

Cottage with shared pool (5 adjoining cottages–a beautiful barn conversion) on the border of the Dordogne and Charente. Sleeps 6. One king-size bed, 2 twin, plus futon for extra guest if required. Fully fitted kitchen, wood burning stove in open plan living room. 1 June to 14 July, and 31 Aug. to mid-Sept. £500 p.w. 15 July to 30 Aug. £650 p.w. All other weeks throughout the year £200 p.w. Prices include electricity and water, also weekly cleaner and bedlinen. You will need to bring your own towels. On arrival, bread, milk, butter, and cheese will be provided. For further details look at Web site: www.escapeholidays.co.uk/Charente%20Dordogne.html, and scroll down to property ref.16.16. Contact Maggie Faulkner on 01865 512098 or e-mail: maggie.faulkner@whsmithnet.co.uk.

Idyllic location: South west France. Charming house with huge pool. Secluded position with stunning views of medieval Najac (35 kms). Sleeps 6, 2 bathrooms, enormous terrace, BBQ, extensive grounds. Albi, Cordes, Villefranche close by. Toulouse and Carcassonne airports. £800 p.w. high season. Tel.: 01386 700225 or 0771 252 8539.

Southern France–Montagnes Ardechoises: leave it all behind and escape to the peace and wonderful air of the Cevennes. The views from our converted centuries-old barn stretch out for 100 miles. Walk or ride in the mountains. Canoe and swim in the lakes and rivers. Fish for fun or for the table, and shop in the great valley markets. Relax and sleep well. 6 plus for £475 p.w., Tel.: 02077226740, e-mail: ro.ver@which.net.

Dordogne and Rome holiday rentals: stone house in an acre of garden in the Dordogne, France, with a fabulous 270 degree panorama (sleeps 8/10). Also gites sleeping 4/6. Also 19th-century Italian farmhouse with lovely views, Rome 45 minutes, Florence 2 hours. Sleeps 4 with downstairs rooms available to sleep 4 more. Prices £250–£625 p.w. Private owner. Contact 01223 353603 or e-mail: hugobowles@tiscalinet.it.

Old Tuscany–rustic apartment above ancient olive mill–"a perfect retreat" with shaded terrace, orchard, in a charming village near Siena. Well equipped and comfortable, surrounded by glorious countryside. Rent from £250 p.w. For colour brochure ring 0039 3331236091, or e-mail: uliviera@hotmail.com.

France in Tarn and Garonne–one hour north of Toulouse–beautiful old Quercy country house in 2 acres. Quiet and peaceful, at end of own private road surrounded by trees in hilly countryside. Moliere 10 minutes, and Caussade 20 minutes. Cahors and St Antonin 1 hour. Five bedrooms (sleeps 10), swimming pool. Available from July. £1,500 p.w. Please contact Dr J. H. Chamberlain , e-mail: joe.chamberlain@ukgateway.net or phone on 07957 588 448.

Marrakech: unique and luxurious Riyads to rent in Medina (3–9 bedrooms, pool, spectacular views, fully staffed etc.). Contact 07903 918 588 or see Web site: www.riyadedward.com.

Andalucia Gaucin: Casa Alta, a delightful private house in white mountain village to let from 21 June–6 Sept., while author/owner away; 2 double bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; large living area with open fireplace; fully fitted kitchen leading on to terracem with magical views over valleys to coast and mountains of Africa. Very comfortably furnished, TV, video, washing machine, deep freeze, excellent maid by arrangement. Local swimming pool. £550 p.w.; reduction for longer lets. Also Casa Flora, a self-contained guest house to Casa Alta, available from 15 June–end of year. Separate entrance. Large studio with double bed, en suitebathroom, and French windows on to terrace with same wonderful views. Sleeps 2–3. Plus single bedroom with en suiteshower. Nice kitchen with wood stove, fridge, washing machine etc. Price according to season £200-£300 p.w. Tel.: 00 34 95 215 11 11 or e-mail: venetia@ari.es.

Northumberland: stone built single-storey family cottage in a small village near Alnwick (caste and gardens), within easy reach of the sea and the Cheviot Hills, sleeps 4 plus 2 (bunk beds). South-facing garden, open fire. Ring: 01665 579292.

USA Yale/beach: academic family home (5 bedrooms, 3½ baths, fully air-conditioned) stands 50 metres from sandy, private beach and 20 minutes from Yale University. Located in charming New England town with lovely walks, fine restaurants and shops, surrounding village green. Regualr train service to New York City and Boston (or drive 1½ or 2½ hours respectively). House available 15 June–late Aug.; 2 weeks minimum at £800 p.w. Tel.: Sue or Jay on 01865 439023; e-mail: j.pottenger@yale.edu.

Apulia: restored stone cottage at the heel of Italy (Lecce) on a hillside, 1 km away from the Ionian sea with a large sandy beach, an hour and thirty minutes away by car from Brindisi airport. Suitable for superb holidays from June to Sept., (excl. Aug.). Accommodation for 4–6 persons, fully furnished. For information e-mail: rosariolorenzo@libero.it, or adalorenzo@yahoo.it.

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

Dordogne cottage to let with glorious panoramic view in `best bit' between Sarlat and Domme. Family home since 1970; good antique furniture, many books, top quality beds, linen, crockery etc. Three bedrooms, 2 luxurious bathrooms. Sleeps 6-8, more if children piled in attic! Kitchen extremely simple but has 2 fridges. Some weeks available July/Aug., from £450 p.w. Details: 00 33 5 53 28 14 85 or e-mail: angelambert@compuserve.com.

South-west France: attractive farmhouse set in over 1 acre garden, beautiful quiet position, 10 x 5 metre swimming pool; 3 km from medieval village Lauzerte, auto-route from Bordeaux 2 hrs/Toulouse Airport 1 hr. Golf, tennis, fishing nearby and Cahors wine region. Sleeps 6 plus attic bedroom with 5 beds so equally suitable for couples or larger group. Still available Sept., £500 p.w., autumn/winter lets negotiable. Tel.: Helen 01367 810218 or Sally 01494 864573.

Tuscany: "Corzano & Paterno", a top award winning family run wine and cheese producing farm, half-hour south of Florence (Chianti), offers faithfully restored farmhouses and apartments for rent. Swimming pool. Contact Sibilla Gelpke (Wadham '01) at: corzpaterno@libero.it.

Crete. A traditional Cretan house in old town Rethimno, superbly renovated to provide space and comfort in beautifully furnished surroundings. Elevated, vine- covered, sitting area with brick barbecue—perfect for alfresco dining. It is in a quiet area, and close to long, sandy beach, taverns, shops, and the many interesting sights in and around this historic area. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin). Available all year round. All linen, electricity and cleaning inc. 2002 rates on request. Tel./fax: Nikolaos Glinias, 0030 831 56525, e-mail: nglynias@ret.forthnet.gr.

Flats for Sale

North Oxford : sunny ground-floor flat with own patio and direct access to secluded communal garden. Sitting-room with galley kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, lobby. Managed by Wyndham Housing Association for aided, independent living; 60 the lowest age limit. £64,950. Call 01865 516102 between 8–12 a.m., or 6–10 p.m. for further information and viewing arrangements.

Charming restored flat in the medieval centre of the university town of Montpellier in France, pedestrian zone, 865 sq ft (80m2). Equipped kitchen, living room, hall, 2 bedrooms (1 in upstairs duplex), bathroom, built-in wardrobes, individual gas c.h., a lot of light on third (top) floor. £139,000. E-mail: norma.hecker@libertysurf.fr or tel.: 00 33 4 67 66 21 44.

Sunny 1-bedroom flat for sale in West Oxford. Quiet and pleasant location with balcony overlooking stream and fields, but near railway station and Said Business School. Secure designated parking, and large attic storage space. New central heating and boiler. £175,000. Owners moving late Sept. For more information or to view please contact Peter Wilson: peter.wilson@new.ox.ac.uk, or tel.: 01865 246239.

For Sale

Piano: John Broadwood upright (c. 1926)–overstrung, under dampers, 88 notes, light mahogany, recently tuned, good condition. £1,250 o.n.o. Tel.: 01993 811395 eves., or e-mail: ulli.parkinson@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Various office furniture for sale inc. desks and cabinets. All good condition. All must go. Could deliver. Contact Diane on 01865 281915 or 07903096523.



The Board of Management for the Kennicott and Pusey and Ellerton Fund proposes to elect to the Kennicott Hebrew Fellowship, tenable from October 2003 to September 2005, with the possibility of renewal thereafter for one further year. The value of the fellowship shall initially be in the order of £18,265, equivalent to the first point on the grade D31 for research staff 1
(a), and may be held in conjunction with a junior research fellowship at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. Candidates will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of Hebrew, will have successfully completed a doctorate or will be in the process of doing so, and will have research interests in the Classical Hebrew language, literature, history, or archaeology, or the cognate Semitic languages, so far as they illustrate Hebrew.

The terms of the trust fund stipulate that certain conditions must be attached to this appointment, so it is essential that interested applicants obtain a copy of the further particulars before submitting an application.

The further particulars, which also include information about how to apply, should be obtained by writing to the Secretary to the Board of Management for the Kennicott and Pusey and Ellerton Funds, the Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, or by consulting the Oriental Studies Web site at http://www.orinst.ox.ac.uk/jobs.htm. The deadline for applications is 27 June 2003 and it is expected that interviews will be held on 17 July.


University Lecturership in Pharmacology

In association with Somerville College

Applications are invited for a University Lecturership in Pharmacology. The successful candidate will be expected to have a competitive research programme and to have carried out advanced research in the area of the pharmacology of whole organisms, organ systems (including the central nervous system), or tissues. In addition the candidate will be required to organise and carry out teaching to medical students during their pre-clinical studies in the area of the Pharmacology of the systems of the body, and to contribute to teaching on a new M.Sc. course in Pharmacology. The Department of Pharmacology is a 5* department and has excellent research facilities. The successful candidate will be offered a tutorial fellowship at Somerville College.

The salary will be on a combined university and college scale up to a maximum of £42,900 per annum. Additional college allowances are detailed in the further particulars. The post carries tenure following successful review after five years.

Further particulars, giving details of the applications procedure, may be obtained from Professor Edith Sim, Department of Pharmacology, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3QT (telephone: Oxford (2)81123). The closing date for applications is Thursday, 10 July.

Further information about the department and college may be obtained from the Web pages: http://www.pharm.ox.ac.uk and http://www.some.ox.ac.uk.


Appointment of Diversity and Equal Opportunities Officer

Applications are invited for this important post.

The University is seeking an individual with an understanding of, and general commitment to, diversity and equal opportunities issues and with strong organisational and management skills, in order both to run the Diversity and Equal Opportunities Unit efficiently and to ensure that diversity and equal opportunities policies are implemented effectively within a large and complex institution. The successful candidate will draw on external and internal specialist advice in pursuit of energetic policy implementation.

The salary range is £30,600--£36,712 per annum, with a discretionary range to £41,876 per annum.

Applications, including a supporting statement and curriculum vitae and names of two referees, should be sent to Ms J.M. Williams, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, by 23 June. Further particulars are available from the university Web site at http://www.ox.ac.uk/jobs or by e- mail (e-mail: posts@admin.ox.ac.uk).


Appointment of Administration Assistant (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama)

The Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, an AHRB-funded research project in the Faculty of Classics, requires part-time administrative support for two and a half days per week, from 1 August 2003 (or as soon as possible after that date) to 30 September 2004. The Archive is looking for someone with administrative experience, good interpersonal and organisational skills, a high level of IT literacy, and the ability to prioritise tasks and manage time effectively. An interest in the theatre and/or the classical world would be advantageous.

Activities will fall into three main areas: office administration (financial administration; correspondence; mailshots; filing; photocopying; purchasing; supervising the use of collections by visiting researchers); IT-based tasks (maintaining a database; creation of spreadsheets; updating the text of Web pages; internet searches); and events management (administration of a major conference and a regular programme of lectures by visiting speakers, including the distribution of publicity via hard copy and electronic means and liaising with speakers and venue staff).

The post will be on the clerical and library grade C3 scale (salary £12,997-- £15,053 per annum, pro rata).

Further particulars are available at http://www.classics.ox.ac.uk/jobs/. Letters of application, a full curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to Amanda Wrigley, Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, 67 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LU (telephone: Oxford (2)88210, e-mail: amanda.wrigley@classics.ox.ac.uk), by Friday, 20 June. Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 2 July.


College Lecturership in Management Studies

Keble College proposes to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in Management Studies for one year from 1 October 2003, to teach four hours a week on average throughout the academic year.

The stipend will be £6,088 at current rates. The lecturer will in particular be required to teach `Introduction to Management' to first-year undergraduates, and to administer Management Studies in the college (including participation in the admissions exercise). The lecturer will be entitled to four free meals a week at the common table whenever the kitchens are open, and to shared use of a teaching room. The lecturer will also be entitled to join the Universities Superannuation Scheme.

Letters of application, including a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two referees, should reach the Senior Tutor, Keble College, Oxford OX1 3PG, no later than Thursday, 26 June. Candidates should ask their referees to write to the Senior Tutor by the same date.


Stipendiary Lecturership in Politics (Political Theory)

Lady Margaret Hall proposes, if suitable candidates apply, to elect a six-hour Lecturer in Politics for 2003--4. The successful candidate will be expected to teach six hours of tutorials per week, primarily to undergraduates in the Schools of PPE and Modern History and Politics. The appointee must be able to teach Theory of Politics and at least one other FHS paper. The lecturer will be expected to take on some advisory and organisational duties in college and to play a full role in its academic and social life. The stipend will be according to the recommended scale for stipendiary lecturers (currently £8,623 per annum, subject to review) plus benefits, including three free lunches per week during university term. The lecturer will be entitled to join USS.

Applicants should send two copies of their curriculum vitae, which must make clear which papers they expect to be able to teach. They should give the names of two referees, who should be asked to write directly to Mrs Glynis Beckett, Senior Tutor's Secretary, Lady Margaret Hall Oxford (telephone: Oxford (2)74321). The college is unable to take applications by e-mail or fax.

The closing date for applications is 18 June.

Non-Stipendiary Lecturership in Pure Mathematics

Lady Margaret Hall proposes to appoint a non-stipendiary Lecturer in Pure Mathematics for Michaelmas Term 2003, to teach six hours a week in Pure Mathematics. The lecturer will be paid an honorarium of £312 for the term, and in addition will be paid, for teaching undertaken, at the standard rates set by the Senior Tutors' Committee. There will be entitlement to some meals without charge during university term.

Further particulars can be obtained from the Senior Tutor's Secretary at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford OX2 6QA (telephone: Oxford (2)74321) or by downloading from the Web site at http://www.lmh.ox.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is 9 June.

Applicants should also ask two referees to write directly to Dr G.A. Stoy, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford OX2 6QA, by the same date. Interviews will be held on Monday, 16 June.


Appointment of Development Director

Mansfield is a small, friendly, and welcoming college, looking to replace its Development Director who has done an excellent job in helping to take forward an ambitious and innovative programme of developments.

The college is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic, and highly motivated self-starter, preferably (but not essentially) with experience in fund-raising/development, alumni relations, marketing, or related fields, and very good with people, for this challenging post in a congenial environment.

The initial salary is likely to be in the order of £30,000, and progression will be performance-related. Other benefits are offered, together with eligibility to join the Oxford Staff Pension Scheme.

Further details may be obtained from Jane Buswell (e-mail: Jane.Buswell@mansfield.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)82894), and from the Web site http://www.mansfield.ox.ac.uk. The closing date is Friday, 13 June.


Lecturerships in Pure Mathematics

St Hugh's College proposes to appoint two non-stipendiary lecturers in Pure Mathematics for one year from 1 October 2003. The lecturers will each teach up to four hours per week on average over the twenty-four hours of full term in the academic year. In addition, they will participate in the marking of college collections and may be asked to act as Director of Studies for small groups of students.

The lecturers will be members of the senior common room. They will each be entitled to two meals per week at common table during weeks nought to nine of each term, and one meal a week during the vacations. The termly retainer will be £150, and the hours for which the lecturer teaches will be paid at the Senior Tutors' Committee rates with extra payments for marking collections and acting as Director of Studies.

There is no application form. Applications should be addressed to the Academic Administrator, St Hugh's College, Oxford OX2 6LE (e-mail: marie.mcallister@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk) and should contain a curriculum vitae, a statement of areas of teaching expertise, and the names of two referees. Applicants should arrange for their referees to write directly to the Academic Administrator. Applications and references should arrive by 5 p.m. on Friday, 20 June.

St Hugh's College is an equal opportunities employer.


Stipendiary Lecturership in Pharmacology and Endocrinology

Trinity College invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a College Lecturership in Pharmacology and Endocrinology for the academic year 2003--4. The lecturership is a teaching post and the holder will be expected to undertake between two and three hours of undergraduate teaching per week averaged over the three terms of the academic year. In addition, the lecturer will be expected to play a role in providing pastoral support and academic guidance to pre-clinical medical students, and to assist in the admissions process.

Candidates should have an excellent educational background, with a good first degree and either a research degree in a relevant area of biomedical science or be clinically qualified. Candidates must also be able to demonstrate a sufficiently good understanding of pharmacology and endocrinology to teach these subjects to the First BM level. Previous experience in teaching high-achieving undergraduates via tutorials is also desirable. The stipend associated with the appointment will be not more than £4,548 per annum (current salary, under review) on the college scale.

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, Trinity College, Oxford OX1 3BH, by Thursday, 19 June. Candidates are also requested to ask two referees to write in support of their application directly to the Academic Administrator by the closing date.

Trinity College is an equal opportunities employer.


Fixed-term College Lectureship in History

New Hall hopes to appoint a College Lecturer in History from October 2003. Applications are invited from specialists in any period of British or European history after 1500. The person appointed will be elected to a fellowship, and expected to teach for twelve hours a week in Full Term, eventually to direct studies, to engage in research, and to contribute to the life and running of the college. The salary scale applicable is currently £16,150--£27,339. The post is open to men and women; appointment will be for a single fixed term of three years.

Further particulars can be obtained from the President's Secretary, New Hall, Cambridge CB3 0DF (telephone: 01223 762227, e-mail: skg22@cam.ac.uk), or via http://www.newhall.cam.ac.uk. Applications should be submitted, with supporting references and a curriculum vitae, by Friday, 20 June.


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

Friday 6 June

PROFESSOR D. DINER (Bertelsman Europaeum Visiting Professor in Jewish Politics and History in the Twentieth Century): `The crisis of modernity and the Jews' (lecture series: `Jewish history and general history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—narrations and interpretations'), Rothermere American Institute, 10 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Cracking codes in Western 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 S. GREEN: `The impact of Anson' (Chichele Lectures: `All Souls in the era of the Second Founding, c.1865–1914'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

R. MORGAN: `The Palm Court, vamps, and tangos: dancing to Barber's Souvenirs' (Wolfson Creative Arts Fellowship Series), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m.

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA—Brahms Series: Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor and Symphony No. 2, 8 p.m., Sheldonian (with Thomas Bowes, violin, Raphael Wallfisch, cello) (box office: 305305).

Saturday 7 June

JEFFREY DARKEN: gallery talk, in series of Horological Masterworks Events, Museum of the History of Science, 2 p.m. (admission free; booking not required).

ORGAN RECITAL: Martin Souter, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

Sunday 8 June

DR RONALD TRUMAN preaches the Sermon for Whit Sunday, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

Monday 9 June

DR R. SERJEANTSON: `Medicine in the New Atlantis' (seminar series: `Medicine and culture before 1800'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR ROBERT ALTER (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature):`Joyce: metropolitan shuttle' (lecture series: `The European city and the language of the novel'), Main Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR F. ALLEN: `Banking crises' (Clarendon Lectures in Finance: `Understanding financial crises'), Saïd Business School, 5 p.m.

JACQUES DUBOIS: `Les cent ans de Simenon. Portrait de l'artiste en jeune singe, bon bougre et vieux sage' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

Tuesday 10 June

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

PROFESSOR F. ALLEN: `Currency crises' (Clarendon Lectures in Finance: `Understanding financial crises'), Saïd Business School, 5 p.m.

G. TYACK: `Modern architecture in an Oxford college: new building at St John's since 1945' (lecture series: `Oxford buildings: architects and architecture in context'), New Seminar Room, St John's, 5 p.m.

R. GIBSON: ` "In the sugary Viennese manner": parody and pastiche in Der Rosenkavalier' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR LISA JARDINE lectures on her book On a Grander Scale: the Outstanding Career of Sir Christopher Wren (launch of a series of lectures entitled `Between the Lines'—on books dealing with the history of science), Museum of the History of Science, 7 p.m. (admission free; to reserve seats telephone the museum: (2)77280).

Wednesday 11 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m., and `Introductory statistical modelling for research—generalised linear models: specific models', 3 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk in series `The Curator and the Collection': `The Rothschild Collection' (Henry Kim), 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.)

ORGAN RECITAL: Dana Marsh, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

PROFESSOR F. ALLEN: `Bubbles and crises' (Clarendon Lectures in Finance: `Understanding financial crises'), Saïd Business School, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ARISTIDE ZOLBERG: `Asylum in crisis' (Refugee Studies Centre: Elizabeth Colson Lecture), Rhodes House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR W. WITAKOWSKI: `Yosippon, and Yerahme'el: two examples of Hebrew medieval historiography' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m. (minibus from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, 6.40 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.).

Thursday 12 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Recruitment and selection for administrators' (day 1), 9.30 a.m., and `Managing employee conduct and performance', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR P. HEINONEN: `The family as the site of female oppression: female genital mutilation and HIV/AIDS' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Gender in transnational and transforming families: stretching boundaries and social conventions'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR D.E. KOSHLAND: `The seven pillars of life' (Koshland Lecture Series), University Museum of Natural History, 4 p.m.

MS D. SABRI: `The assumptive worlds of policy-makers and practitioners in pedagogic enquiry' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning: Research Seminars), IAUL, Littlegate House, 4 p.m. (To attend, contact joanna.buddery@learning.ox.ac.uk.)

PROFESSOR ROBERT ALTER (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature):`Kafka: suspicion and the city' (lecture series: `The European city and the language of the novel'), Main Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

DR G. HOUTMAN: `Aung San Suu Kyi: Buddhism and female leadership in south-east Asia' (lecture), Becket Institute, St Hugh's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. ICKSTADT: `The presence of America and postwar Germany's cultural responses' (seminar series: `Americanisation and anti-Americanism: global views of the USA'), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

F. DOUGLAS: `The Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speech (SCOTS): a new corpus for the languages of Scotland' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

MARIANNE ELLIS: `Ottoman embroidery' (Oxford Asian Textile Group meeting), Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road, 5.45 p.m. (admission for visitors: £2).

DR M.G. BROCK: ` "An engagement very difficult": the early days at Wolfson' (Michael Argyle Memorial Lecture), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m. (open to the public).

THE CHOIR OF QUEEN'S COLLEGE performs works by Palestrina, Lassus, Finzi, Leighton, and Harvey, followed by madrigals and part-songs, Queen's, 8.15 p.m. (programmes £7/£5 at the door; to book, tel. (2)79194, or e-mail: erica.parsons@queens.ox.ac.uk).

Friday 13 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Leading teams' (day 1), 9.30 a.m., and `Recruitment and selection for administrators' (day 2), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Glorious gold', 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.)

PROFESSOR A.K. BOWMAN (Camden Professor of Ancient History): `Outposts of empire' (inaugural lecture), St John's, 5 p.m.

DR S. GREEN: `The golden age of the Prize Fellows' (Chichele Lectures: `All Souls in the era of the Second Founding, c.1865–1914'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

Saturday 14 June

DAY SEMINAR: `Translating Freud again?' (The New Penguin Freud, edited by Adam Phillips), St Hugh's, 9.30 a.m. (details from: edith.mcmorran@st- hughs.ox.ac.uk).

ST JOHN'S COLLEGE: collection of medieval vestments open to the public, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, 2–5 p.m. (entrance free, via Parks Road Lodge or Main Lodge).

MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE: study-day, in series of Horological Masterworks Events, 2–6 p.m. (Cost £15/£10. Booking essential—tel. (2)77280.)

PROFESSOR L. ELDREDGE: `Thirteenth-century eye doctors and nineteenth-century ophthalmologists' (Society for the History of Medieval Technology and Science lecture), Museum of the History of Science, 2.30 p.m. (new members welcome).

ORGAN RECITAL: Jonathan Hardy, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

Sunday 15 June

THE VERY REVD VICTOR STOCK preaches the Sermon for Trinity Sunday, Keble, 10 a.m.

Monday 16 June

DR L. BROCKLISS: `Medical correspondence in eighteenth-century France: the case of Esprit Calvet and his colleagues in the Midi' (seminar series: `Medicine and culture before 1800'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

Tuesday 17 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Project management for administrative staff', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Old Master prints' (special exhibition), 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.)

P. HARPER-SCOTT: ` "Fracted and corroborate": narrative implications of form and tonality in Elgar's Falstaff' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, 5.15 p.m.

Wednesday 18 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Working for the University: opportunities and benefits' (non-academic staff), 11 a.m., and `Introductory statistical modelling for research—fixed effects and random effects models', 3 p.m. (see information above).

ORGAN RECITAL: Katharine Pardee, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `An introduction to Greek sculpture', 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.)

ZAHA HADID: `Fluid terrains: the new complexity of civic space' (George Antonius Lecture), Middle East Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR A. DAWES: `Adolescence and youth: challenges in post-conflict South Africa' (Refugee Studies Centre Public Seminars: `Adolescents, armed conflict, and forced migration'), Thatcher Conference Centre, Somerville, 5 p.m.

DR J. MÌCHLIC: `Memory of tramuatic history: response to Jan T. Gross's Neighbours' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m. (minibus from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, 6.40 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.).