Oxford University Gazette: 6 February 2003

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 133, No. 4648: 6 February 2003

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University Acts

GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Changes in Regulations

The General Purposes Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 21 February.

(a) Establishment of Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture Fund

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002 (Statutes, 2000, p. 602, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by the changes published on 14 November 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 133, p. 404), insert new § 28 as follows and renumber existing §§ 28--37 (pp. 602--6, as renumbered by Decree (2) of 12 July 2001, Decree (5) of 8 November 2001, and the changes in regulations published on 16 January 2003, Gazette, Vol. 131, p. 1240; Vol. 132, p. 375; Vol. 133, p. 612) as §§ 29--38:

`§ 28. Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture Fund

1. The fund derived from donations in memory of Julia, Lady Bodmer shall be known as the Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture Fund (`the Fund').

2. The University shall retain the Fund as permanent endowment and shall apply the net income in support of visiting lectures in science and medicine, which either are given by or describe the achievement of someone who has moved successfully from one discipline to another, achieving eminence in the new field, and thereby enhancing his or her contribution to the development of human knowledge.

3. The administration of the Fund and the application of its income shall be the responsibility of a board of management comprising:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or a person appointed by the Vice-Chancellor to act as chairman;

(2)--(4) the Heads of the Divisions of Life and Environmental Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and Medical Sciences, or their nominees;

(5)–(6) two persons appointed by Council, whose period of office shall be four years.

4. Regulation 3 above may be amended by Council.' [This change, made on the recommendation of the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, establishes a new trust fund in memory of Julia, Lady Bodmer. The University has received with gratitude a generous benefaction to support visiting lectures in science and medicine, which either are given by or describe the achievement of someone who has changed field significantly and who has achieved eminence in his or her new field. It seeks to recognise the contribution that can be made by those who dare to make an intellectual leap.]

(b) Wildlife Conservation and Research Fund

1 In the title of § 373 of Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002 (Statutes, 2000, p. 746, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and amended by the changes published on 14 November 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 133, p. 404), delete `Wildlife Conservation and Research Fund' and substitute `Wildlife Conservation Research Fund'.

2 Ibid., regulation 1, after `The benefaction from the Trustees of the Tubney Charitable Trust' insert `and from Second Titan Limited as the Trustee of the Miles Blackwell No. 2 Trust'.

3 Ibid., after `Wildlife Conservation' delete `and'.

[These changes correct the title of the trust fund established last term from a benefaction given by the Trustees of the Tubney Charitable Trust, and add to the existing regulations express reference to a second trust, from which part of the assets constituting the benefaction have been provided. (The condition relating to planning consent for a change in the use of Tubney House, to which the original regulations were subject, has now been satisfied.)]


COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

Bernitz, U.B., Balliol

Carls, P.F., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Field, R.W., MA, Balliol

Fraser, K.M., Institute for the Advancement of University Learning

Jamil, N.M., St Anne's

Levin, D., MA, Oxford University Press

McLeary, K., St Antony's

Meakins, J.L., Balliol

Sattentau, Q.J., Magdalen

Weller, S., MA, D.Phil., St Hilda's

University Agenda

CONGREGATION 11 February

Notice

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

1 Declaration of approval of Resolutions approving the conferment of Honorary Degrees

(1) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon THE RT. HON. BARONESS O'NEILL OF BENGARVE, CBE, MA (MA Cambridge; PH.D. Harvard), FBA, F.MED.SCI., Honorary Fellow of Somerville College, Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge, be approved.

(2) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon 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, be approved.

(3) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon 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, be approved.

(4) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon SIR PAUL NURSE (B.SC. Birmingham; PH.D. East Anglia), FRS, Honorary Fellow of Linacre College, Chief Executive, Cancer Research UK, be approved.

(5) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon PROFESSOR JEAN-PIERRE SERRE, Honorary Professor at the Collège de France, be approved.

(6) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Music, honoris causa, upon PLACIDO DOMINGO, KBE, FRCM, opera singer, conductor, and administrator, be approved.


2 Declaration of approval of Change in Congregation Regulations: Degree Ceremonies

In regulation 3.18 of Congregation Regulations 3 of 2002 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4612, 13 February 2002, p. 771), delete paragraph (1) and substitute: [1]

`(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of regulations 3.1-3.17 above, a degree day shall be deemed to have been held on the Saturday of the first week of each Hilary Full Term, and on such other days as Council may in exceptional circumstances determine, for the purpose of the conferment of degrees in absence.'

[1] New wording is indicated by underlining.


CONGREGATION 25 February 2 p.m.

Voting on Resolutions approving the conferment of Honorary Degrees

(1) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon JOHN BRADEMAS, D.PHIL. (BA Harvard), Honorary Fellow of Brasenose College, President Emeritus of New York University and former Member of the Congress of the United States, be approved.

(2) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon THE HON. ROBERT HAWKE, AC, B.LITT. (BA (Econ.), LL.B. University of Western Australia), Honorary Fellow of University College, former Prime Minster of Australia, be approved.

(3) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon PROFESSOR THE HON. REX NETTLEFORD, OM, M.PHIL. (BA UWI), FIJ, Honorary Fellow of Oriel College, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, be approved.

(4) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon DAVID RANDLE WOODS, D.PHIL. (B.SC. (Hons) Rhodes University), F.A.S.S.AF., F.R.S.S.AF., University College, Vice-Chancellor of Rhodes University, South Africa, be approved.

¶ If the resolutions are approved, the honorary degrees will be conferred at a special ceremony on 3 July to mark the centenary of the Rhodes Trust.

Notices

CONFERMENTS OF THE TITLE OF VISITING PROFESSOR

The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Engineering Science upon RICHARD SOULSBY (B.S.C (HONS.), M.SC.), Technical Director of the Coastal and Seabed Group at HR Wallingford Ltd., for a period of three years from 1 January 2003.

The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Physics upon DR DAVID DEUTSCH, MA, D.PHIL., former research fellow of Wolfson College, for a period of three years from 1 November 2002.


INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY

German classes for archaeologists

A week of intensive German classes for archaeologists, for beginners and intermediate learners, will be offered in the Institute of Archaeology in ninth week of Hilary Term (17–21 March). Enquiries and registration requests should be directed to the Receptionist, Institute of Archaeology, 36 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PG (telephone: (2)78240, e-mail: liz.strange@arch.ox.ac.uk).

The course tutor will be Gertrud Seidmann, Research Associate, the Institute of Archaeology.

Lectures

INAUGURAL LECTURE

Professor of Indian History and Culture

PROFESSOR S. SUBRAHMANYAM will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `On the window that was India: the place of South Asia in early modern world history.'


CARLYLE LECTURES

The nature and significance of modern political theology

PROFESSOR M. LILLA, Chicago, will deliver the Carlyle Lectures at 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in the Examination Schools.

17 Feb.: `The stillborn God.'

19 Feb.: `The sentimental God: Hobbes to Rousseau.'

24 Feb.: `The justifying God: Kant.'

26 Feb.: `The reconciling God: Hegel.'

3 Mar.: `The twice-born God: Barth and Rosenzweig.'

5 Mar.: `The redeeming God: Schmitt, Tillich, Bloch, Benjamin.'


LUBBOCK LECTURE IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

PROFESSOR LORD MAY OF OXFORD, President, the Royal Society, will deliver the Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 February, in the Saïd Business School. A reception will follow the lecture.

Subject: `Innovation: from new knowledge to new products.'


ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Biographers at work

CAROLE ANGIER will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 February, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Primo Levi and biography.'


LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Palaeobiology seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History.

Conveners: Dr P.M. Barrett, Departmental Lecturer, Department of Zoology, and Dr M. Sutton, Research Fellow, Department of Earth Sciences.

DR C. JEFFERY, Liverpool
12 Feb.: `Bringing up baby: evolution of development in temnopleurid sea urchins.'

DR P. AHLBERG, Natural History Museum, London
26 Feb.: `Evolution, development, and function at the origin of tetrapods.'

DR D. MARTILL, Portsmouth
12 Mar.: `Intercontinental pterosaurs.'


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Department of Earth Sciences

The following lectures will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Earth Sciences.

 

Convener: J.H. Woodhouse, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Geophysics.

DR C. BALLENTINE, Manchester
17 Feb.: `Numerical simulations, noble gases, and changing models of mantle evolution.'

DR S. RUSSELL, Natural History Museum
24 Feb.: `The formation of chondrules.'

DR K. BURTON, Open University
3 Mar.: `Resolving magma chamber processes and mantle signatures using the Re-Os isotope system.'

PROFESSOR C. HAWKESWORTH, Bristol
10 Mar.: `The timescales of magmatic processes.'


MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Sub-faculty of Spanish in conjunction with the Instituto Cervantes, London: public lecture

JOSÉ MARÍA ÁLVAREZ, the Spanish poet, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 February, in Room 3, the Taylor Institution. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `Panorama de la poesia española actual.'


SOCIAL SCIENCES

Labour's undetected constitutional changes

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College.

Conveners: Sir Michael Wheeler-Booth, MA, Lecturer in Politics, Magdalen College, D.I. Marquand, MA, Honorary Fellow, Mansfield College, C.R. Brooke, Fellow and Tutor in Politics, Magdalen College, and G. Cappoccia (Ph.D. Florence), University Lecturer (CUF) in Politics.

JEREMY PAXMAN
10 Feb.: `The political animal.'

LORD WAKEHAM and LORD CARTER
17 Feb.: `The handling of parliamentary business.'

PROFESSOR MARQUAND
24 Feb.: `Is populism a threat to parliamentary democracy?'


INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR SERIES

Fin de siècle: history of the arts and sciences, ideas and society, c.1870–1920

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College.

Two presentations will be made at the meetings on 13 February and 13 March.

Convener: Grace Brockington, Wolfson College (telephone: Oxford (2)84297, e-mail: grace.brockington@wolfson.ox.ac.uk).

CAROL PEAKER
13 Feb.: `Reading revolution: Russian émigrés and the dissemination of Russian texts at the English fin de siècle.'

ALEXANDRA KARL, Cambridge
13 Feb.: `The degenerate art of Alfred Kubin (1877–1959): vestiges of Darwinism and devolution in his fin de siècle drawings.'

DR GHIL'AD ZUCKERMANN, Cambridge
20 Feb., 4 p.m.: `History and myth in the making of the Israeli language: rethinking the "Hebrew Revival".'

DR NICK ATKIN and DR FRANK TALLETT, Reading
13 Mar.: `Catholics and Modernism at the fin de siècle.'

DR MATTHEW BEAUMONT
13 Mar.: `Socialism and the occult at the fin de siècle.'


ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

Public lecture

GARY HART, former US Senator and presidential candidate, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 17 February, in the Rothermere American Institute. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Subject: `In search of national security in the twenty-first century.'


Americanisation and anti-Americanism: global views of the USA

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays in the Rothermere American Institute.

Further information may be found at the RAI's Web site, http://www.rai.ox.ac.uk, or from Cheryl Hudson, RAI (telephone: Oxford (2)82711, e-mail: cheryl.hudson@rai.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR S. FABBRINI, University of Trento, Italy
25 Feb., 2.30 p.m.: `Reacting to America: globalisation and American hyper-power in a European perspective.'

PROFESSOR J. EPSTEIN, Vanderbilt
13 Mar., 5 p.m.: `Britain's "America": notes from the nineteenth century.'

D. RYAN, De Montfort
29 Apr., 2.30 p.m.: `Americanisation and anti-Americanism at the periphery: from Central America to 9/11.'

R. CROCKATT, East Anglia
13 May, 5 p.m.: `No common ground? Islam, America, and anti-Americanism.'

PROFESSOR R. PELLS, University of Texas at Austin
27 May, 2.30 p.m.: `From Modernism to the movies: the globalisation of American culture in the twentieth century.'

PROFESSOR H. ICKSTADT, Free University, Berlin
12 June, 5 p.m.: `The presence of America and post-war Germany's cultural responses.'


CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES AND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

Education in Brazil

DR FRANCISCO SOARES, Federal University of Minas Gerais, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 February, in the Centre for Educational Studies, 15 Norham Gardens.

Subject: `Quality and equity in Brazilian primary education: facts and possibilities.'


SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Complex Adaptive Systems Group Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Training Room, the Saïd Business School.

Convener: F. Reed-Tsochas (e-mail: felix.reed- tsochas@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

P. ALLEN, Complex Systems Management Centre, Cranfield School of Management
11 Feb.: `Evolution of complex adaptive systems and the implications for management.'

D. ROBERTSON
18 Feb.: `Agent-based models for business strategy: exploring strategic space in turbulent environments.'

D. CLIFF, HP Laboratories, Bristol
25 Feb.: `Automatic design of online auction market mechanisms via artificial evolution.'

R. KAY
11 Mar.: `Large changes in an evolutionary agent model.'


OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

David Patterson Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor.p The OCHJS minibus will leave from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, at 6.40 p.m. and 7.45 p.m., and will depart from Yarnton at 9.45 p.m. Single fare £1.60 (students £1.20).

Convener: Mr R.L. Nettler.

PROFESSOR J. PAGE, Florida
12 Feb.: `Reinventing Shylock: Romanticism and the representation of Shakespeare's Jew.'

DR D. KAHN-PAYCHA, Cérgy-Pontoise
19 Feb.: `Jewish identity and narrative identity.'

PROFESSOR D. SORKIN, Wisconsin
26 Feb.: `Reflections on emancipation.'

PROFESSOR A. KOSMAN, Bar Ilan
5 Mar.: `The Talmudic story of Rabbi Akiva and Rachel: a romantic love story?'

PROFESSOR M. LEFFLER
12 Mar.: `Harry Truman and Israel.'


OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

PROFESSOR EVERETT K. ROWSON, Pennsylvania, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 February, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Touch and go—patronising philosophy in the tenth- century Islamic world.'


TRANSPORT STUDIES UNIT

ESRC Seminar Series: Transport Investment and the Economy

PROFESSOR S. PROOST and EDWARD CALTHROP will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 February, in Lecture Room 1, St Anne's College.

Subject: `Investment in economies with distortions.'


CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture 2003

PROFESSOR L. COLLEY, London School of Economics and Political Science, will deliver the F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Perceiving low literature: the captivity narrative.'


QUEEN'S COLLEGE

DAVID CONSTANTINE will introduce this meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 February. John Heath-Stubbs will be present. The meeting will be open to the public.

Subject: `Two Queen's College poets: Drummond Allison and Sidney Keyes.'


ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

Hoskins Lecture

DR OLIVER RACKHAM, OBE, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, will deliver the Hoskins Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 March, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College. The annual lecture, in honour of Professor William G. Hoskins, has been generously endowed by the late Mrs Jean Duffield.

Subject: `The making of the world's landscapes.'


OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUP

SUSAN CONWAY will lecture at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 February, in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Refreshments will be served from 5.30 p.m. Admission for visitors costs £2.

Subject: `Silken threads: lacquer thrones.'


SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF MEDIEVAL LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE

Open lecture

PROFESSOR MARY CARRUTHERS, NYU, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Saturday, 22 February, in Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol College. All interested members of the university community are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Learning to read the hard way (Peter of Celle, On Affliction and Reading).'

Grants and Research Funding

RESEARCH SERVICES

Oxford University Research Services is based in the University Offices, Wellington Square (with satellite offices in the Medical School Offices of the John Radcliffe Hospital and at 9 Parks Road). Research Services is part of the Finance Division of the University's central administration.

In connection with the acceptance of research awards and signature of research-related contracts, the University's Statutes, section 14 of Statute XVI (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, pp. 131--2), provide that `(1)...no officer of the University, or any other person employed by the University or working in or in connection with any department or body within or under the control of the University, shall have authority to make any representations on behalf of the University or to enter into any contract on behalf of the University, except with the express consent of Council. (2) No such consent given by Council shall be operative until a copy of the resolution of Council, certified by the Registrar, has been delivered to such officer or other person.'

Research Services is authorised to process all applications to outside bodies for research grants and to sign research-related agreements on behalf of the University. It can also provide advice for those seeking external research funding or requiring information about specific initiatives (e.g. LINK, EU research programmes, etc.).

Research-related contracts with industry and other external sponsors are negotiated through Research Services. Such contracts include agreements covering the sponsorship of research, collaborative research, clinical trials, services to industry, intellectual property issues, confidentiality issues, material transfer, and consultancy.

Information about Research Services, its publications and administrative processes is available at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/.


Research Funding and Research-related Information

Research Services produces a weekly Web-based bulletin of funding opportunities with forthcoming deadlines for applications, electronic Research Funding News (eRFN), which is available to members of the University via the internet at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/erfn/.

Non-funding research-related information is publicised via the Web-based Bulletin Board. To receive regular e-mails summarising the contents of both these publications, contact Ellen McAteer (see details below). The University also has access to various online research funding databases and other sources of research-related information, available from the Web site at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/information/. If you would like to receive a weekly e-mail reminder summarising the contents of electronic Research Funding News, and also those of the Bulletin Board, please e-mail ellen.mcateer@admin.ox.ac.uk with the subject line `join eRFN mailing list'. Please note that this service is only available to members of the University with an `ox.ac.uk' e-mail account. Ellen McAteer (telephone: (2)70082) is also the first point of contact for all research funding information queries.


Research Grant Applications

All applications for external research funding must be endorsed by the University before they are despatched to the sponsor, whether or not this is required by the funding body. In order to do this, the University requires all applications made to funding bodies (such as the research councils, government departments, UK and overseas charities and foundations, and industry) to be checked and endorsed by Research Services on behalf of the University. The reasons for this are to ensure that:

—the funds requested are sufficient to cover the research being undertaken (e.g. that correct and up-to-date salary scales have been used);

—the costing rules of the University have been applied correctly (e.g. that the appropriate level of indirect costs have been applied);

—the guidelines of the funding body have been followed correctly (e.g. that the funds requested may be used for the purpose proposed); and that

—the University would be in a position to accept the grant should the application be successful (e.g. that appropriate facilities are available to house the project, or that the proposed research does not contravene university policy).

In addition, Research Services can:

—advise on the factors which should be taken into consideration when costing research projects;

—provide information on funding body guidelines; and

—advise on the completion of the necessary application and internal forms prior to submission to the Research Grants Office (RGO).

The administrative arrangements for submitting research funding applications are available from the Research Services Web site at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/grants/. In summary, these are as follows: applicants should submit the original plus one copy of their application, together with a completed copy of the University's Outside Grants (OG) form, to Research Services, or, in the case of certain clinical departments, to the Research Services Medical satellite office at Level 3 of the John Radcliffe Hospital, leaving three clear working days for it to be processed.


Application administration

Enquiries relating to the day-to-day processing of research grant applications should be addressed to the Research Grants staff of the main Research Services office at Wellington Square (telephone: (2)70146), or, in the case of certain clinical departments, to the Research Services Medical satellite office, Level 3, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington (telephone: (2)22544). A list of grants administrators for each department is available on the Web at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/oxonly/grants/deptlist.shtml.


Research Contracts

The Research Contracts section is responsible for negotiating and approving the terms on behalf of the University of all research-related agreements, including those governing:

—sponsored or commissioned research

—collaborative research

—clinical trials

—confidentiality and non-disclosure of information

—transfer of materials

—research-related services to industry

—personal consultancy

In addition, the contracts team takes lead responsibility within Research Services for:

—checking intellectual property rights and preparing the assignment of new technologies to Isis Innovation for exploitation, through licences or spin-out companies;

—authorising royalty payments to inventors;

—advice on matters connected with research-related contracts.

The administrative arrangements for University research-related agreements are available from the Research Services Web site at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/contracts/.


Research-related contracts

Enquiries relating to research-related contracts should be addressed to the Research Contracts Administrator, (telephone: (2)70039).


General enquiries

General enquiries to Research Services may be addressed, in the first instance, to Ms Sarah-Jayne Beedall (telephone: (2)70143, e-mail: sarah.beedall@admin.ox.ac.uk), who will be pleased to direct queries to the appropriate member of staff.


Information on Research Funding

Research Services offers the following Web-based resources for those looking for external research funding:

electronic Research Funding News (eRFN) (http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/erfn/)

This is a Web-based bulletin, updated weekly, of current research funding opportunities across all subject areas with forthcoming deadlines for applications. It includes an at-a-glance guide to deadlines and a searchable archive of previous issues.

If you would like to receive a weekly e-mail reminder summarising the contents of the bulletin, please e-mail ellen.mcateer@admin.ox.ac.uk with the subject line `join eRFN mailing list'. This service is only available to members of the university with an `ox.ac.uk' e-mail account.

Subscribers also receive monthly updates about the contents of the RSO Bulletin Board (http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/oxonly/information/bboard.shtml) which lists non-funding research-related information, such as details of conferences, training opportunities and changes in the policy of major research funding bodies.

Community of Science (http://www.cos.com/)

The University subscribes to the `Funding Opportunities' service offered by the Community of Science (COS). This is a fully searchable database of grant-making organisations world-wide, providing information about research funding across all subject areas. Despite the misleading title, this source of information about funding opportunities also covers the social sciences and humanities.

This service may be accessed by any member of the university from within the University computer network.

Online research funding and information resources (http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/information/)

This page on the RSO Web site collects together links to COS and other online databases and information services to which the University has access. These services provide information about current research funding opportunities and sponsors.

If you would like more information about these or any other services provided via Research Services, please visit its Web site at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/ or contact Ellen McAteer, Research Funding Information Officer (telephone: (2)70082, e- mail: ellen.mcateer@admin.ox.ac.uk).


BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

E.K. Chambers Studentship in English Literature 2003

Applications are invited for the E.K. Chambers Studentship in English Literature (tenable at Oxford, at either Corpus Christi College or Somerville College, from October 2003) from those who wish either to undertake graduate studies in English Literature or to read English as a second honour school. Candidates must have read Latin or Greek (or both) at university and be competent in both. They must have graduated by October 2003 from a university in the British Isles with an honours degree in a subject other than `single honours' English. The studentship is normally comparable in value to a British Academy award.

Application forms are available from Paul Burns, English Faculty Administrator, St Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ (telephone: Oxford (2)71096, e-mail: Paul.Burns@admin.ox.ac.uk), to whom completed applications, accompanied by two pieces of written work on literary topics of not more than 2,000 words each, should be sent by Monday, 3 March.

Examinations and Boards

CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and, where applicable, of the Humanities Board the following changes in regulations made by divisional and faculty boards will come into effect on 14 February.

1 Social Sciences Board

(a) Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomatic Studies

With Immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 962, after l. 44, insert: `Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomatic Studies

Ch.X, Sect XXII]

(i) General Regulations

1. The Area and Development Studies Committee shall have the power to grant Postgraduate Diplomas in Diplomatic Studies to candidates who have satisfied the conditions prescribed in this section and any further conditions which the committee may prescribe by regulation.

2. The examination for the Postgraduate Diploma shall be under the supervision of the Area and Development Studies Committee which shall have the power, subject to the approval of the Divisional Board, to make regulations governing the examination.

3. Candidates, whether members of the University or not, may be admitted as students for the Postgraduate Diploma under such conditions as the committee shall prescribe, provided that before admission to a course of study approved by the committee, candidates shall have satisfied the criteria laid down by the admitting body.

4. Any person who has been accepted as a candidate for the Postgraduate Diploma, and who has satisfactorily pursued the course prescribed by the committee, bay be admitted to the examination by the committee.

5. Every person who has been accepted as a candidate for the diploma shall be placed by the committee under the supervision of a member of the University or other competent person selected by the committee. It shall be the duty of the supervisor to direct and superintend the work of the candidate and to submit a report to the examiners on the candidate's work.

(ii) Special Regulations

1. Students for the diploma may hold that status for no more than six terms.

2. Each student will follow a course of study comprising four core courses. The four core courses are:

International Politics. Key concepts in international relations leading to central issues in world politics, with particular emphasis on change in the international system and the evolving role of diplomacy in consequence.

Economics. Basics of international trade theory and macroeconomics, focussing on such applied and political economy topics as trade liberalisation, globalisation, and international resource transfers.

International Law. Principles of international law and the processes of legal reasoning, and their application to current world problems ranging from the nature of international law to the use of force and conflict settlement.

Diplomatic Practice. Overview of different regions of the world, major international organisations, and current world problems as they affect diplomats. Review of practical aspects of diplomacy and their application to discussion of practical action by means of which governments can address these problems.

In addition, candidates will be required to submit a dissertation of between 10,000 and 12,000 words.

3. Examination for the diploma shall be under the supervision of the Area and Development Studies Committee, with the concurrence of the Social Sciences Board. The Area and Development Studies Committee shall have power to make regulations governing the examinations, which shall be by written examination and dissertation under such conditions as the committee may by regulation prescribe.

4. Examinations. Candidates will be required to take the same examinations as for the Certificate in Diplomatic Studies. However, for International Politics, International Law, and Economics, there will be two parts to the examination. Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma are required to answer at least two questions from Part B. A candidate whose overall average falls below 60 shall be eligible to re-sit the failed elements during the following academic year. Compensation in one paper is allowed.

5. Candidates must follow, for at least two terms, a course of instruction in Diplomatic Studies.

6. Candidates are only eligible to be admitted to the Diploma in Diplomatic Studies if they have achieved a 2.1 standard. Admission to the Diploma will take place at the end of the first term in the year of study, on the basis of a transfer proposal and the first term's assessed written work, as approved by the admissions committee for the programme. The candidate must have achieved a 2.1 standard in the first term of study.

7. All material submitted for the dissertation shall be accompanied by a certificate signed by the candidate indicating that it is the candidate's own work.

8. Syllabus

I. Four core modules: International Politics, Economics, International Law, and Diplomatic Practice.

II. Each candidate will be required to present a dissertation of not more than 12,000 words, on a subject approved by the Area and Development Studies Graduate Studies Committee, to the Director of Studies, by 12 noon on Friday of sixth week of Trinity Term in the year in which he or she completes the course.

9. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the Diploma.

10. A candidate whose overall average mark falls below 60 shall be eligible to resit the failed elements on one occasion during the following academic year. 11. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the written examinations in all four of the core elements of the Certificate course, or who fail to submit a dissertation of the necessary standard will be eligible to resit on one occasion.'

2 Ibid., p. 1020, Conduct of Examinations, after entry relating to the Foundation Certificate in Modern History, insert:

`(xvii) Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomatic Studies

This is to certify that A. B. has pursued an approved course of study, and in [such a term and year] satisfied [or was adjudged worthy of distinction by] the examiners appointed by the University to examine in the subjects prescribed for the Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomatic Studies.

Signed on behalf of the Board of Examiners of the Area and Development Studies Committee.'


(b) Certificate in Diplomatic Studies

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decrees, 2002, immediately following the entry relating to the Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomatic Studies, insert: `Certificate in Diplomatic Studies

(i) General Regulations

Ch. X, Sect. V]

1. The Area and Development Studies Committee shall have power to grant Certificates in Diplomatic Studies to candidates who have satisfied the conditions prescribed in this section and any further conditions which the committee may prescribe by regulation.

2. The examination for the Certificate in Diplomatic Studies shall be under the supervision of the Area and Development Studies Committee.

3. Any person who has been admitted to a course of study approved for this purpose by the Area and Development Studies Committee and accepted as a candidate for the certificate and who has satisfactorily pursued the course, may be admitted to the examination.

(ii) Special Regulations

2. Students for the certificate may hold that status for no more than six terms.

3. Each student will follow a course of study comprising four core courses. The four core courses are:

International Politics.

Economics.

International Law.

Diplomatic Practice.

4. Examinations. The examination for the Certificate shall be under the supervision of the Area and Development Studies Committee, with the concurrence of the Social Sciences Board. The Area and Development Studies Committee shall have power to make regulations governing the examinations and arrange lectures and courses of instruction of candidates for the certificate.

All candidates will be required to satisfy the examiners in four separate three-hour written examinations covering each of the core areas listed in the preceding paragraph demonstrating that they have mastered the substance of the subjects listed and (where appropriate), that they are able to apply them in their continuing professional careers in the international field.

5. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the certificate.

6. A candidate whose overall average mark falls below 50 shall be eligible to resit the failed elements during the following academic year.

7. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the written examinations in all four of the core elements of the Certificate course, will not be eligible to qualify for the Certificate.'

2 Ibid., p. 981, Appointment of Examiners, after l. 31, insert: `From 1 October 2002:

9. Examiners for the Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomatic Studies and the Certificate in Diplomatic Studies shall serve for three years.'

and renumber existing items 9–17 as 10–18 respectively.

3 Ibid., p. 1020, Conduct of Examinations, after the entry relating to the Diploma in Diplomatic Studies, insert:

`(xviii) Certificate in Diplomatic Studies

This is to certify that A. B. has pursued an approved course of study, and in [such a term and year] satisfied [or was adjudged worthy of distinction by] the examiners appointed by the University to examine in the subjects prescribed for the Certificate in Diplomatic Studies.

Signed on behalf of the Board of Examiners of the Area and Development Studies Committee.'


(c) M.Sc. in Evidence-Based Social Work

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 671, after l. 38 insert:

`Evidence-Based Social Work             Social Sciences'.

2 Ibid., p. 710, after l. 27 insert:

`Evidence-Based Social Work

1. Candidates may only be admitted to the course if they have successfully obtained an honours degree to First Class or good Upper Second Class standard.

2. Candidates must follow for at least three terms a course of instruction in Evidence-Based Social Work, and will, when entering for the examination, be required to produce a certificate from their supervisor to that effect.

3. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

i. A compulsory core paper, Evidence-based interventions;

ii. A compulsory Research Methods paper, for which students will be examined on the basis of a methods work book and an essay of up to 2,500 words;

iii. One Option paper;

iv. A thesis of not more than 10,000 words, describing the evaluation of a project on a topic decided jointly with, and approved by, the supervisor on behalf of the Department.

4. One copy of the Research Methods work book, and two printed or word-processed copies of the Research Methods essay must be delivered to the M.Sc. Examiners (Evidence-Based Social Work), c/o the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG, no later than 12 noon on Friday of Sixth Week of the Trinity Term in which the examination has been taken.

5. Two printed or word-processed copies of the thesis must be delivered to the M.Sc. examiners (Evidence-based Social work), c/o the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG, no later than noon on Monday of the second week in September of the year in which the examination has been taken.

6. A candidate who fails the examination may enter for one subsequent examination only, provided this is within six terms of his or her initial registration. A candidate who has attained a satisfactory mark in any one of the four components of the examination in 3 above will not be required to retake the component(s) concerned.

7. Each candidate must attend an oral examination when required to do so by the examiners.

8. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination.

Schedule

(i) Evidence-Based Intervention (core course): Candidates will be expected to have a knowledge of major theories underlying evidence-based interventions. The course will introduce students to a comparative perspective and use exemplary intervention research studies to illustrate important theoretical, ethical, methodological, and practice issues.

(ii) Research Methods (core course): Candidates will be expected to have a knowledge of major quantitative and qualitative techniques, and research designs for understanding social problems and evaluating interventions. There will be a particular emphasis on the appraisal and design of randomised controlled trials for evaluating social interventions.

(iii) Option course: This will enable students to link evidence-based solutions to a range of social problems in their country of origin. Not every option will be offered in any one year, and applicants for admission will be advised of this. Areas from which options may be offered include: promoting the welfare of children and families; multi-cultural mental health interventions; substance misuse and offending; interventions in relation to HIV and AIDS; community work; refugees and asylum seekers; day care for young children and their families.'

3 Ibid., p. 980, after l. 14 insert `in Evidence-Based Social Work for three examinations;'.


2 Boards of the Faculties of Classics and English Language and Literature

Honour School of Classics and English

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

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 135, delete l. 39.

Colleges, Halls, and Societies

OBITUARIES

Christ Church

JOSEPH STOBART ORTON (JOHN) OLAMAN, MA, 10 January 2003; commoner 1957. Aged 72.

JOHN MICHAEL TOWNSEND, January 2003; commoner 1961 Aged 60.


Worcester College

ANDREW BAKER, MA, DIP.ED.; commoner and graduate student 1958–62.

DIGBY MELVILLE BRINDLE-WOOD-WILLIAMS, MA; commoner 1958–62.

SIR REGINALD ALFRED HIBBERT, GCMG, MA; exhibitioner 1940–2, Honorary Fellow from 1991. Aged 80.

PROFESSOR FRANÇOIS LAFITTE, BA, Diploma in Anthropology; exhibitioner and graduate student 1932–6.

DAVID ANTHONY PHILLIPS, MA; scholar 1967–71.

ROGER HORTON VERNON, MA; commoner 1955–8. Aged 67.


MEMORIAL SERVICES

Brasenose College

A Memorial Service for JOHN KIERAN BARRY MOYLAN NICHOLAS, FBA, formerly Scholar, Fellow, and Principal, will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 15 February, in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin.

Tea will be served in Brasenose College after the service.


Christ Church

A Memorial Service for LORD DACRE OF GLANTON, formerly Fellow of Merton College and of Oriel College, Student of Christ Church, and Regius Professor of Modern History, will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 8 March, in Christ Church Cathedral.

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Crisis Line

Volunteers wanted for mental health helpline. Training programme includes mental health awareness and listening skills. Regular supervision and support. Training in central Oxford starts 11 March. For more information call 01865 791105. E-mail: crisis.line@virgin.net.


Art Exhibition

"Inside Outside", Paintings & Pastels by Neville Crowson, 10–28 Feb., Wolfson College, Linton Road. Open daily 10 a.m.–4 p.m. subject to College commitments. Visitors are advised to ring the College Lodge 01865 274100. Supported by www.intelart.co.uk.


Oxford Brookes University

Centre for Family and Household Research Spring seminar series: 27 Feb., Rosalind Edwards (South Bank University), Families and social capital (Research Centre, room SG05); 26 March, Floya Anthias (Oxford Brookes), Where do I belong? Narrating identity among young British Cypriots (Research Centre, room SG05). All seminars will begin at 5.30. Open seminars–all welcome.


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, andthe 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. Our Bring and Buy Sale is to be held in the Club Room at 13 Norham Gardens from 10.30 a.m.–2 p.m. on Wed., 26 Feb. All newcomers, family and friends are welcome. The entrance fee is 50 pence or £3.50 to include lunch. Please bring donations to the Club Room on Tues., 25 Feb., 10.30 a.m.–12 noon if you are able.


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.


Society for Graduates

Meetings are held on Fri., at 8 p.m. in Wadham College, Parks Road. Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership (undergraduates welcome). 7 Feb.,: Homeopathy–Past, Present and Future, Dr Karima Brooke; 14 Feb.,: Print and Pomegranates–A history of Oxford University Press, Dr Martin Maw; 21 Feb..: 75 years of the Oxford Preservation Trust, Debbie Dance; 28 Feb.,: Manned Missions to Mars–closer than you think?!, Emily C. MacDonald; 7 Mar.,: Mind your language–international English for the 21st Century, Alison Haills; 14 Mar.,: RAF Falcons Parachute Display team, RAF Weston on the Green. Subscriptions: £5 per term, members; £1.50 per meeting, visitors.


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

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.

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

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

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


Domestic Services

Blue House, a small, intimate nursery for children 2–5 years, established 10 years. Open Mon.–Fri., 8.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., full or half-days. NNEB staff. All pre-school activities inc. numeracy and literacy skills to prepare children for school entry. Short-term vacancies for visiting academics. Call Kimberley for further information, or come to visit. Tel.: 01865 247877.

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

Piano lessons, music theory lessons, accompanying: all ages and levels of knowledge welcome, incl. beginners. Contact Ana Mladenovic, experienced pianist and piano teacher. Tel.: 01865 778248; mobile 07779 580235. E-mail: anamlad@onetel.net.uk.


Tuition Wanted

Elementary Spanish conversation practise needed, as tutorial, or in exchange for English conversation. Tel.: 01865 552486.


Situations Vacant

A Bursar is urgently required by the Maison Francaise d'Oxford, a French cultural and research centre associated with the University of Oxford. Candidates should be bilingual and well-organised with a knowledge of French accounting procedures as well as competence in the fields of administration and personnel. The Maison Francaise provides a dynamic bilingual working environment as well as generous working conditions (35 hours per week, 10 weeks holiday per annum). For more information please tel.: 01865 274222. Applications should be sent as soon as possible to: The Director, Maison Francaise d'Oxford, Norham Roadm Oxford OX2 6SE.

Technical translation–German to English. We are looking for a student to assist us with translating operating manuals. Access to computer and MS Word would be ideal. For more information contact George Aubele 01844 238702.


Exchange Wanted

German boy, 16, seeks exchange with English counterpart of either sex, to improve English. Would like to come to Oxford for 2 weeks, second half of July/early Aug. Reverse visit to Nuremberg by arrangement. Contact: kevin.hilliard@spc.ox.ac.uk or tel.: 01865 278859.


House Sit

Responsible person, non-smoker, sought for North Oxford house from mid- March to late Apr. No rental but some charges for tel., and utilities. Tel.: 01865 553617 (after 8 p.m. or weekends).


Houses to Let

Charming Victorian house close to Magdalen Bridge and city centre: 2 well- furnished reception rooms; dining room; large fully-equipped kitchen plus utility room; 3 comfortable double bedrooms; 2 bathrooms each with shower; downstairs cloakroom and W.C. Very well maintained and decorated; c.h.; security system; small garden. To let from mid-late Sept., 2003 to July 2004 (negotiable). Would suit visiting academic/professional careful tenants, non-smokers preferably without young children. £1,200 p.c.m., excluding council tax and telephone and utility bills. Ring +44 (0)1865 453068/279347 or e- mail: roger.hood@crim.ox.ac.uk.

St Bernard's Road: furnished 3-bedroom terrace house within easy walking distance of city centre and ideally situated for University departments and colleges. Resident's parking. Would suit visiting academic or professional sharers. Rent £950 p.c.m. Contact 01865 556031 eves.

1908 family house (furnished) for let Apr.,–Aug.: 2 reception rooms (piano), large kitchen/dining room, utility room (washing machine, dishwasher), 3 bedrooms plus study/bedroom. Garden and parking; 15 minutes cycle/bus to city centre. £1,000 p.m. Contact: 01865 739070.

North Oxford , Banbury Road, OX2 7RG: fully-furnished, spacious 4- bedroom semi-detached house; newly modernised and decorated; very good condition; large luxury fitted kitchen and dining room; living room; children's playroom; bathroom; 2 toilets; front and good-size back garden; d.g., gas c.h.; washing machine and drier; dishwasher; piano. Off-road parking. Within excellent schools catchment area, frequent bus services, 10 minutes' walk to Summertown, local banks and shops. Available from end March for 1 year. £1,250 plus bills and council tax. Non-smoking professional families by reference. No pets. Tel.: 01865 559490 (eves.), 01865 274576 (day) or e-mail: roger.goodman@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Superb, modern, architect-designed house in residential North Oxford. Easy access to city centre (several bus routes, or walk along road or canal). Easily looked-after garden, has feeling of being out in the country. Very large kitchen/dining room; large living room upstairs, to take advantage of view over large green open space. Modern furniture, fully equipped. Central heating. Available Apr.–Aug. Non-smokers and no children preferred. E-mail: l.lyons1@physics.ox.ac.uk, or message to: Dr L. L. Lyons at Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW.

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Easter Let

North Oxford , to let Easter break: large house with large west-facing garden. Easy access to city centre and Summertown shops. On an excellent bus route. Fully equipped kichen breakfast room; utility with washing machine and tumble drier; 2 bathrooms including a shower; 2 large reception rooms, study and 4 bedrooms. £700 p.w. Available from 30 Mar.,–22 Apr. Contact 01865 513688 or e-mail: dianecw25@hotmail.com.


Summer Lets

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. £590 p.w. Tel.: 01865 288123 or e-mail: david.harper@regents.ox.ac.uk.


Flats to Let

Top-floor flat to let in Kenilworth Court close to the city centre and available from mid-Feb. Comprising 2 large double bedrooms, large kitchen and lounge, bathroom with bath and electric shower, fully furnished. Off-street parking and a garage. £670 p.c.m. Contact E. Gordon Hudson on 01865 244089.

Delightful studio flat in Oxford city centre available now for long let. suit single person or couple. Double bed folds away into cupboard. Fully furnished and equipped. Large sunny room with view of market square and some of Oxford's spires, plus kitchen and bathroom. No pets/smokers. £700 p.c.m. Phone 01865 557529.


Serviced Accommodation

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


Accommodation Offered

Delightful rooms in North Oxford available now. £55 p.w. Book by telephone or fax: 01865 511657 or e-mail: mcadex@gofornet.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. £300 p.w. all inc. British Tourist Board approved 3 Stars. For further information tel.: 01865 516913 or visit: http://www.oxfordcity.co.uk/accom/studioflat.


Accommodation Sought

Small furnished flat with 1 double bedroom and sitting/dining area required from early Apr.,–mid-June for visiting Swedish academic couple with 2-year-old child. Contact Hakan.Thorn@hem.utfors.se or tel.: +44 31 7048735.

Three-/four-bedroom house wanted, preferably near to John Radcliffe Hospital, for group of Vietnamese doctors who will be based in Oxford for 3–4 months from 1 April. Please contact Professor N. J. White's secretary, Centre for Tropical Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital 01865 220970 or e-mail: jeanne.packer@ndm.ox.ac.uk.

Oxford family seek 3-bedroom furnished flat/house (Summertown, North Oxford, Jericho) to rent from around 21 March for 3/4 months while work is being carried out in their house. Contact: sebastian.rahtz@oucs.ox.ac.uk or tel.: 01865 558440.

Academic family (visiting fellows from Germany with 2 children) seek 2- or 3-bedroom flat/house to rent short term from 25 Apr.,–20 July. Central location or South Oxfordshire, up to £1,000 p.c.m. Contact Prof. M. Havenith-Newen, e-mail: martina.havenith@ruhr-uni-bochum.de, or Dr Albert Newen on 0049 4221 9160 222.

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Holiday Lets

Holidays and sabbaticals in south-west France. Superbly renovated cottage, 3 double/twin bedrooms; open-plan living room; fully equipped kitchen; bathroom and shower room. South-facing terrace, private swimming pool. Beautiful countryside, region steeped in history. Available all year round. Tel.: +33 563 404083, e-mail: gisella@wanadoo.fr.

Tranquil Umbria: luxury flat in rural setting with stunning views, private garden and large, shaded terrace. Sleeps 2 but adjoining twin bedroom with own bathroom also available if required. Perugia quarter of an hour, Assisi half an hour. Easy access to Renaissance art treasures. Phone 013344779731 for further details.

Southwest France, near Toulouse/Albi/Cordes: stone farmhouse on edge of village, with 6 acres and swimming pool; 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, and large kitchen; sleeps 7–8. Centrally heated with wood-burning stoves. Several airports nearby, available all year round. Call 01608 810818 or e-mail: barrymsimpson@hotmail.com, for details.

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 ren. Swimming pool. Contact Sibilla Gelpke (Wadham '01) at: corzpaterno@libero.it.

Seaside residence, Costa del Sol, Marbella area: magnificent Andalusian style house, 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4. £50 p.p.p.w. Book now for March onwards. E-mail: mcadex@gofornet.co.uk, direct tel.: 01865 511657.

Las Alpujarras–Las Canadas: rustic cottage in olive terraces, mountain views, pool, 2 doubles and 1 twin, kitchen, dining , bath and living rooms; edge of village, 10 minutes drive to Ugijar market town. Car hire preferable. Tel.: 0034 958 851773 or e-mail: L.bond@wanadoo.es.

Winter/early spring breaks in cosy north Pembrokeshire coast cottage. Books to read and paths to walk. Find a glowing fire and freshly made bara brith on arrival! £120 p.w., shorter periods negotiable. Accessible by public transport. Tel.: 01348 872080.

Dordogne–France: charming restored stone cottage hidden on a hillside close to the famous Chateau of Beynac. Large living room, newly equipped kitchen/dining room both 5x5 m., 2 bedrooms, 1 new bathroom, utility room. Large independent studio giving onto private swimming pool, 12x5 m. Access to 3½ hectares of private land. Available June, £500 p.w., mid-July–end Aug. £800 p.w. Contact Barbara Emerson on 01235 553944 or e-mail: barbaracemerson@yahoo.co.uk.

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.

Flat to let on the Estoril coast in Portugal: lovely, large, fully furnished Duplex; 3 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, with garden and barbecue. All mod. cons. TV with Cable. Close to delightful beaches similar to the Cote d'Azur. Twenty minutes by car to Lisbon, 30 minutes to the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. £250 p.w. until Easter. Tel.: 01865 769328, e-mail: julian@jdgross.fsworld.co.uk.

South West France, 18th-c., farmhouse near Duras; quiet, lovely views set amidst vineyards and woods. Bicycles, excellent walking, beautiful 15m pool, non- chlorinated, 2 terraces, sleeps 6. Well-equipped, large barn with pingpong etc. Available now until 12 July, and from 30 Aug. Autumn generally warm, and good for swimming. Very reasonable rates from Oct., and for longer lets.Tel.: 01865 553685, e-mail: ewtoucan@globalnet.co.uk.

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 Flroence. Contact: tel/fax: (0039) 055 824 9120, e-mail: sulpoggio@bcc.tin.it.

Two farmhouse with pools to let in SW France; both stunningly situated, these sunny and luxurious properties reside in private and spacious grounds and offer good views; sleep 10 (4 in independent `granny' house) and 6 respectively. Suitable for superb holidays or longer stays. Further details on: www.hidden-sw-france.com, or contact Marion on 00 33 5 63 24 08 78/00 33 5 63 02 11 98, or e-mail: emailenquirie@hidden-sw- france.com.

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


Houses for Sale

Modern 3-bedroom semi-detached house in quiet neighbourhood, ca. 100 metres from Florence Park, Cowley; ground floor: living room, dining room, kitchen, entrance and toilet; first floor: 3 bedrooms, bathroom. Gas c.h., d.g. throughout, optional fireplace, garage with plenty of storage space. Thirty foot garden. Proximity to pub, shops, and local park. Built 1997. £215,000. Ready to move into. E-mail: paul.ganter@svt.ntnu.no.

"Las Palmas", Benicassim , Spain: newly built, luxury semi-detached villa in beautiful mountain urbanisation overlooking the sea. Three floors, stunning attic; 3 terraces with amazing views over Mediterranean Sea, orange plots and mountains. Spanish tiles structure. Easy reach golf courses, horse riding, Castellon, Benicassim, Peniscola etc.Price: £220,000. For more information contact: Rosa Albero, e-mail: rosa.alberolopez@linacre.ox.ac.uk. Privately owned. Freehold.


Flat for Sale

Benicassim, Spain: beautiful apartment on the Mediterranean. Seaside terrace overlooking lovely sandy beaches, promenades. Two bedrooms, large sitting room. Privatge swimming pool, parking, garden. Near commercial centres, golf courses, mountain tracks, cinema etc. Lovely restaurants, warm and traditional Spanish environment. Price £160,000. Contact Rosa Albero on 01865 727588 or e-mail: rosa.alberolopez@linacre.ox.ac.uk. Visits arranged. Privately owned. Freehold.


For Sale

Half-size German cello (£1,200); three-quarter size 18th-c., Italian violin (£1,400); seven-eighths 19th-c., German violin (£1,200). Tel.: 01865 747417 after 7 p.m. or leave message.

 

Appointments

LADY MARGARET PROFESSORSHIP OF DIVINITY

Applications are invited for the above post, based in the Faculty of Theology, tenable from 1 October 2003. The University seeks to make an appointment of the highest academic standing; holders of the post have included John Webster, Archbishop Rowan Williams, John Macquarrie, and F.L. Cross.

A canonry at Christ Church is annexed to the professorship. At the time of taking up the appointment, the appointee must be in Priest's Orders in the Church of England or in an Episcopal Church in communion with the Church of England. Candidates should therefore either be ordained, or be eligible for, and prepared to accept, ordination.

The professor will be required to deliver lectures and give instruction in theology, and to undertake original work and the general supervision of research and advanced work in his/her subject.

The successful candidate will have an international reputation in scholarship and research, and will be expected to contribute, through personal research endeavour and through leadership, to maintaining a programme of research and teaching at the highest level in Christian theology (either historical or contemporary) at Oxford, and to exercise leadership in the subject in the UK.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, are available from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from the Registrar, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)70200). The closing date for applications is Monday, 31 March.


KING ALFONSO XIII PROFESSORSHIP OF SPANISH STUDIES

Applications are invited for the above post, which is available from 1 October 2003. The professor will be required to lecture and give instruction in Spanish studies, to undertake original work in his/her subject, and to promote generally the study of Spanish in the University. The electors will seek to appoint the best available candidate without restriction as to field of study within the general area of the post.

The successful candidate will have an international reputation in scholarship and research, and will contribute both through personal research endeavour and through leadership, to maintaining a programme of research and teaching at the highest level, and to ensuring long-term development and interest in the subject in Oxford, and its wide recognition outside. A non-stipendiary fellowship at Exeter College is attached to the professorship.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, are available from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from the Registrar, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. The closing date for applications is Monday, 31 March.


PROFESSORSHIP OF CANCER PREVENTION AND CONTROL

Applications are invited for the above non-clinical post, which is available immediately for a fixed term of five years in the Department of Clinical Pharmacology. The department houses the NTRAC Co-ordinating Centre, funded by the NHS R&D directorate to create a network of comprehensive cancer centres.

The professorship is funded for five years to help build the necessary research infrastructure especially in the field of cancer prevention and control. The successful candidate will have a high research profile, with international recognition for achievement in cancer epidemiology, and a dynamic current research programme. The post will be associated with a non-stipendiary professorial fellowship at Worcester College.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, are available from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from the Registrar, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)70200). The closing date for applications is 31 March.


OXFORD UNIVERSITY LIBRARY SERVICES

Appointment of Head of Collection Management

This is an important and exciting new senior post, with a key role in the ongoing development of the integrated library sector within the University of Oxford, the largest academic library system in the UK. The post-holder will have responsibility for carrying forward and implementing a collection management framework across Oxford University Library Services. The Head of Collection Management will also liaise with the OULS Heads of Subject Areas, co-ordinate and develop the work of the OULS subject consultants, and play a leading role in devising appropriate resource allocation methodologies, together with policies for the optimum placement and use of the collections. The post will be on the academic-related 5 scale (salary £35,251--£43,067 per annum).

Further particulars and an application form may be obtained from the Personnel Section, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77170, fax: (2)77193, e-mail: personnel@bodley.ox.ac.uk). Reference number BL3010 should be quoted in correspondence. The closing date for applications is 14 March,

For an informal discussion, contact Ronald Milne, Deputy to the Director of University Library Services and to Bodley's Librarian (telephone: Oxford (2)87107).


UNIVERSITY OFFICES

Appointment of Assistant Registrar---Council Secretariat

The Council Secretariat plays a key role in supporting the governance of the University. The holder of the advertised post will have specific duties relating to servicing and handling the business of certain committees, assisting with the implementation of the University's responsibilities under the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Acts, and completion and maintenance of the University's revised legislation, as well as acting as a deputy for the head of the section across a number of its activities.

Successful applicants will have excellent oral and written skills, the ability to develop policy, good organisational skills, the ability to deal with a broad range of detailed material, good interpersonal skills, and some experience of staff management as well as relevant experience at a senior level. The ability to deal with legal issues would be an advantage.

The post will be on the academic-related administrative grade 4 scale (salary range from £30,660 per annum, with a discretionary range to £39,958).

Further particulars are available from Mrs J. Pengelly (telephone: Oxford (2)70128, e-mail: posts@admin.ox.ac.uk) or from the Web site http://www.ox.ac.uk/fp/. Applications, consisting of a curriculum vitae and a supporting statement, and the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to Ms J.M. Williams, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, by noon on 28 February. Interviews will be held on 19 March.


UK CLIMATE IMPACTS PROGRAMME (ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE INSTITUTE)

Appointment of Communications Manager

The UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP), part of the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, was established in April 1997. The Programme is funded by the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs, currently until March 2005.ukCIP is supporting a stakeholder-led, integrated impacts assessment and works with organisations to prepare adaptation strategies for climate change. The post of Communications Manager is intended to extend the capacity of this high profile Programme to communicate the results of scientific studies to a wide range of audiences and to increase the effectiveness of associated events (workshops and conferences).

The Programme is looking for an outstanding, energetic, creative individual educated to degree level or equivalent with at least five years' experience in communications. He or she will need excellent team skills, be able to work with a wide range of public and private sector organisations, and will have a proven track record in writing and publication design. An understanding of climate change would be advantageous. The appointment is initially for a fixed term to 31 March 2005.

The salary will be on the RS2 scale commensurate with experience, within the range £25,451- -£33,679 per annum.

Copies of the job description may be obtained from Sally Jeffery on Oxford 432076. Applicants are required to send a covering letter and a curriculum vitae to the Administrator, UKCIP, Union House, 12--16 St Michael's Street, Oxford OX1 2DU, or e-mail: sally.jeffery@ukcip.org.uk. Further details on the UKCIP may be found at the Web site http://www.ukcip.org.uk.

The closing date for all applications is: 28 February. Interviews will take place on 12/13 March.


PROJECT ISIDORE

Appointment of Work-stream Team Leader

This project is a new initiative commenced by the University to improve the university's approach to student administration.

Applications are invited for the post of Work Stream Team Lead for Project ISIDORE. It is intended to set up some implementation teams (work-streams) to complete different aspects of the implementation. The post holder will be expected to lead one of the work-stream teams and to become familiar quickly with the software product being implemented. The post-holder will co-ordinate the activities of a business analyst, seconded staff familiar with the University's current administrative processes, and relevant staff from the software supplier. Each work-stream will define how the new software package will be utilised and how relevant administrative processes will operate at a detailed level in key defined areas of Oxford's administration. Each work-stream will be responsible for data definition, data migration, `add-ons', interfaces, product configuration, training, and procedural definition.

It will be very helpful if applicants have experience of implementing large software packages or of working in a university administrative setting. Both sets of experience would be very valuable. Knowledge of Oracle technology would also be helpful but is not essential. In terms of the basic skill-set required, experience of team-leading (two years minimum) in a large business project (preferably with a mixed team) is essential.

All applicants must have excellent organisational skills, communication skills (written and verbal), time management skills, team-working skills, and a high degree of PC literacy. Knowledge of some form of project management software is required.

The appointment will be for a fixed period of two-and-a-half years, on the academic-related grade ALC3 (salary £28,498--£33,679).

Further particulars can be requested by e-mail (posts@admin.ox.ac.uk), or by telephone to Mrs J. Pengelly (Oxford (2)70128). Applications, consisting of a curriculum vitae and a supporting statement, and the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to Ms J.M. Williams, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, by noon on 21 February. Interviews will be held on 3 March.


Appointment of Business Analyst

Applications are invited for the post of Business Analyst for Project ISIDORE. It is intended to set up three implementation teams (work-streams) to work on different aspects of the implementation. The post-holder will be expected to work within one of the work-stream teams and to become familiar quickly with the software product being implemented. Some of the activities to be carried out by the post-holder include configuration of the software package, specification of requirements for add-on software, specification of how the University's data will be recorded, and definition of the revised business processes and their underlying procedures. Later in the implementation cycle the business analyst will specify the training needs and the acceptance testing requirements as the project progresses.

It will be very helpful if applicants have experience of implementing large software packages or of working in a university administrative setting. Both sets of experience would be very valuable. In terms of the basic business analysis skill-set, at least three years' good business analysis experience is expected. All applicants must have excellent organisational skills, communication skills (written and verbal), time management skills, team- working skills, and a high degree of PC literacy.

The appointment will be for a fixed period of two-and-a-half years, on the academic-related grade ALC2 (salary £21,125--£27,339).

Further particulars can be requested by e-mail (posts@admin.ox.ac.uk), or by telephone to Mrs J. Pengelly (telephone: Oxford (2)70128). Applications, consisting of a curriculum vitae and a supporting statement, and the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to Ms J.M. Williams, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, by noon on 21 February. Interviews will be held on 28 February.


BALLIOL COLLEGE

Appointment of Conference and Catering Manager

Balliol College is one of the oldest colleges in the University of Oxford. It caters for academic staff, students, alumni, and conference delegates.

This post combines conference and banqueting marketing and administration with the operational management of two kitchens, two dining halls, the senior common room, and the bar and cellar. The post-holder will work closely with fellow heads of departments to achieve quality standards, and to maximise conference occupancy and catering revenue by implementing a marketing strategy and providing cost-effective catering and conference services to both internal and external users. Salary: £27,000 plus bonus and benefits.

Applicants should be customer-focused and proactive in approach, and have practical marketing and selling experience in addition to proven operational management skills in the hospitality industry. They should be able to work under pressure and `hands on'. Middle management experience, sound IT skills, and relevant qualifications in hospitality, catering, and marketing are essential prerequisites.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Personnel Officer, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ (telephone: Oxford (2)77712, e-mail: tina.hodgkinson@balliol.ox.ac.uk). Closing date: 14 February. Interviews will be held in the week beginning 24 February.

Balliol College is an equal opportunities employer.


CHRIST CHURCH AND THE FACULTY OF MODERN HISTORY

Joint University Lecturership (CUF) and Tutorial Fellowship (Studentship) in Modern History

Applications are invited for a Joint University Lecturership (CUF) and Tutorial Fellowship (Studentship) in Modern History from October 2003. Candidates should have interests in nineteenth- and twentieth-century British history, with a preference for the history of ideas, including political thought.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Censors' Administrator, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP, and may be viewed at http://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/jobs. The closing date for applications is 7 March.


LADY MARGARET HALL

Appointment of Development Officer

Lady Margaret Hall wishes to appoint a Development Officer to work with its Development Director. The role will include building and deepening relationships with alumni and supporters, maintaining the alumni database and Web site, assisting with the Annual Giving programme, and producing and editing publications. Applicants should be educated to degree standard with excellent communications and organising skills, and should also be seriously IT literate, proficient in MS Word and Excel, databases, e-mail, and the Internet. Salary will be in the range £17,416--£20,755 plus benefits, according to experience.

Further particulars may be obtained from Peter Watson, Development Director, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford OX2 6QA (telephone: Oxford (2)74347, e-mail: peter.watson@lmh.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Monday, 17 February.

Lady Margaret Hall is an equal opportunities employer.


ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Appointment of College Accountant

St Antony's College invites applications for this senior position. The post-holder will report to the Bursar and will be a member of the college's senior administrative team. He or she will be responsible for ensuring that the financial affairs of the college are professionally managed.

The role involves the day-to-day management of the college's Accounts Office (which has three other members), and the oversight of all standard financial activities including student fees and charges, other invoicing, payroll, pensions, cash management, and the purchases ledger. In addition, the Accountant will be responsible for the college's published accounts, its budget, its management accounts, control of trust funds, and liaison with the college's auditors and bankers. He or she will also be expected to provide financial advice and information to governing body fellows, particularly the Warden and Bursar, and to other colleagues.

It is expected that the successful applicant will have a recognised accounting qualification and have had at least five years' senior hands-on accountancy experience with a business, charity, or educational institution.

The salary will be on the University's grade 3 scale for academic and academic related staff and the starting salary is expected to be around £30,000. There are also generous holiday entitlements and other benefits including senior common room membership.

Further details and application forms may be obtained from Jennifer Cable, the Bursar's Secretary, St Antony's College, Oxford OX2 6JF (telephone: Oxford (2)84722, e-mail: jennifer.cable@sant.ox.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is 28 February and interviews are likely to be held on 17 March.


ST HUGH'S COLLEGE

Graduate Scholarships

St Hugh's College is offering up to ten scholarships for research to graduates of any nationality from October 2003, each of £2,000 per annum and for a period not extending beyond their fee-paying status. Scholarships are offered in all subjects, including named scholarships in classics, modern languages, and theology.

Each graduate scholar will be entitled to a room in St Hugh's graduate accommodation for up to two years (i.e. the duration of their fee-paying or two years, whichever is shortest) at the standard charge, and to dine periodically at the high table.

Awards to applicants not already reading for a higher degree at Oxford will be conditional on their being accepted to do so by the relevant faculty board of the University.

Awards to applicants currently reading for a higher degree at Oxford will be conditional on permission being granted by their present college for migration to St Hugh's.

Further particulars of the scholarships and of the application procedure may be obtained from the Academic Administrator, St Hugh's College, Oxford OX2 6LE (e-mail: marie.mcallister@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk), who should receive applications by Friday, 14 February.


ST PETER'S COLLEGE

Tutorial Fellowship in Law

Applications are invited for the above post, which is tenable from 1 October 2003 in conjunction with a University Lecturership (CUF) in the Faculty of Law. The combined college and university salary will be according to age on a scale up to £42,900 at age forty-five. The successful applicant will be expected to offer teaching for the college in several core subjects drawn from the undergraduate syllabus.

Further particulars may be obtained from the College Secretary, St Peter's College, Oxford OX1 2DL (telephone: Oxford (2)78864, e-mail: olivia.henley@spc.ox.ac.uk), to whom applications should be sent by Wednesday, 26 February. Candidates should submit a concise curriculum vitae with details of teaching experience, research interests, and publications, and also the names of three referees, whom they should ask to write to the College Secretary by the same date.

Potential applicants are welcome to make informal contact with Catherine Redgwell, College Fellow and Tutor in Law, by telephone (Oxford (2)78906) or e-mail (catherine.redgwell@spc.ox.ac.uk).


Democracy 2500 Fellowship in Aegean Studies

Applications are invited from graduates under the age of thirty-five for a Junior Research Fellowship in Aegean Studies, tenable for two years from 1 October 2003. The duties of the fellow will be to carry out advanced study or research in Aegean Studies (ancient, medieval, modern), no particular field being specified.

Applications (six copies, except for overseas applicants who need send only one), including a full curriculum vitae and a summary not exceeding three hundred words of the proposed research, should be sent not later than Friday, 14 March, to the College Secretary, St Peter's College, Oxford OX1 2DL, from whom further particulars may also be obtained. Applicants should ask three referees to write direct to the college before the closing date.


Gustav Born Scholarship in Biomedical Sciences 2003--4

St Peter's College invites applications for a Graduate Scholarship in Biomedical Sciences established by the Gustav Born Trust. The scholarship is open to students who will be in their first, second, or third years of graduate studies, and reading for a higher degree of the University of Oxford, during 2003--4; they may be engaged in research in any field of biomedical sciences.

The successful candidate will be expected to be or to become a member of St Peter's College. The value of the award will be £3,000 per annum. It may be renewed during the period in which the student is liable for college and university fees.

Applications should be sent with a brief curriculum vitae and research proposal to the College Secretary, St Peter's College, Oxford OX1 2DL, by Friday, 14 March. Candidates should ask two referees, one of whom should normally be their supervisor or prospective supervisor, to send references to the College Secretary by the closing date.


Appointment of Assistant Registrar and Tutorial Secretary

St Peter's College wishes to appoint an efficient, enthusiastic person to undertake a broad range of administrative and secretarial tasks in its Academic Office, working as part of a small, friendly team. Responsibilities will include: the management of current student records and tuition payments, co-ordination of examination arrangements, and administration of degree ceremonies. The post involved frequent contact with academic staff, students, and visitors.

Essential qualities for the successful candidate are: good organisational and interpersonal skills, a high standard of accuracy, IT competence (including use of databases and spreadsheets), a willingness to learn new applications, and a flexible, good-humoured approach. Familiarity with the higher education sector would be an advantage.

The starting salary is in the range £15,053--£16,381 per annum, according to qualifications and experience, linked to the university clerical and library grade C4. The package includes six weeks' leave, free lunches, and optional membership of the Oxford Staff Pension Scheme and of the Colleges' Healthcare Plan.

Further details are available from the College Secretary, St Peter's College, Oxford OX1 2DL (telephone: Oxford (2)78864, e-mail: olivia.henley@spc.ox.ac.uk), to whom a letter of application, together with a curriculum vitae and contact details of two work-related referees, should be sent by post by Monday, 17 February.


TRINITY COLLEGE

Appointment of Secretary to the Bursars

Applications are invited for the full-time post of Secretary to the Bursars. The post-holder will be responsible to the Bursar: providing secretarial services for him, the Investment Bursar, and other staff; administering the college's personnel, telecommunications, and training functions; and servicing committees.

The post offers a challenging opportunity to work with a wide variety of people and to deploy a high level of interpersonal, secretarial, and organisational skills. The successful applicant will be proficient in Microsoft Office, flexible in approach, highly literate and be able to offer audio-typing or shorthand experience. Salary circa £16,500, depending on qualifications and experience.

Further particulars may be obtained from the President's Personal Assistant, Trinity College, Oxford OX1 3BH (telephone: Oxford (2)87485). The closing date for applications is Friday, 21 February.


WADHAM COLLEGE

Fellowship and Tutorship in German

Applications are invited for a Fellowship in German, commencing 1 October 2003, for four years. The fellow will be required to give eight hours' tutorial teaching per week in German, in collaboration with the other tutors in Modern Languages.

Further details may be found at http://www.wadham.ox.ac.uk/st aff/vacancies/german, or obtained from the Registrar, Wadham College, Oxford OX1 3PN (e-mail: registrar@wadham.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 6 March.


WOLFSON COLLEGE

Non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships 2003 in Humanities and Social Studies

The 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 2003. A fellowship is renewable for a further term of two years subject to certain conditions which include satisfactory progress in research, normally submission of a doctoral (or equivalent) thesis by those not holding a doctorate at time of election, and adequate funding. 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. For full details and an application form see below.

 

Note: science-based non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships will be advertised in September/October 2003 for 1 January 2004.


Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship in Humanities 2003

European Civilisation of the Medieval and Modern Periods

Languages, Literature, Art, Music (to include English, any literature written in English; Latin American Literature, etc.)

The college proposes to make one election to a stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship in the above subject area, for three years, to commence on 1 October 2003 at an annual stipend of £12,445 plus any general percentage increase in academic salaries that may come into effect, together with single accommodation (or an allowance in lieu) and common table meals. 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. For full details and an application form see below.


Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship in Indology 2003

The college proposes to make one election to a stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship in the above subject area, for three years, to commence on 1 October 2003 at an annual stipend of £12,445 plus any general percentage increase in academic salaries that may come into effect, together with single accommodation (or an allowance in lieu) and common table meals. 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. The fellow may be permitted to spend up to half the period of his or her tenure away from Oxford, if this is necessary for research purposes. The cost of one return air ticket to the area of study will, in an appropriate case, be offered during the three year tenure. For full details and an application form see below.


Charter Fellowship 2004--5 in Humanities and Social Sciences

One Charter Fellowship, to be chosen from the above subject areas, will be offered for one year from 1 October 2004. The timescale is designed to enable the successful candidate to apply for sabbatical leave from his/her home university. Applications are invited from persons holding a university lecturership (or comparable position in the UK or abroad). The fellow will be expected to carry out research in Oxford for at least one university term, but may hold the fellowship for up to one academic year in all. The fellowship carries with it common table meals, but no stipend. However, the college will make available up to £2,000 towards appropriate expenses in connection with the fellowship. College accommodation at the normal rent may be available. For full details and an application form see below.


Wolfson/AEA Technology Industrial Fellowships 2003--5

Wolfson College proposes to make elections to two two-year Wolfson/AEA Technology Industrial Fellowships to commence on 1 October 2003. 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. For full details and an application form see below.

The closing date for applications for all of the above fellowships is 17 March. For full details and an application form for any of the above, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope specifying for which fellowship(s) you would like information, to the President's Secretary, Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD. The college reserves the right not to accept applications received after the closing date.


WADHAM COLLEGE

Fellowship and Tutorship in German

Applications are invited for a Fellowship in German, commencing 1 October 2003, for four years. The fellow will be required to give eight hours' tutorial teaching per week in German, in collaboration with the other tutors in Modern Languages.

Further details may be found at http://www.wadham.ox.ac.uk/staff/vacancies/german, or obtained from the Registrar, Wadham College, Oxford OX1 3PN (e-mail: registrar@wadham.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 6 March.

Diary

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


Friday 7 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Reitlinger, the collector', 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 G. BUIJS: `Sexual orientation and gender identity among Zulu diviners' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identities of medical practitioners and traditional healers'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Website building blocks I: HTML', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

W. JAMES: `Different kinds of writing: anthropology's essentials' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Departmental Seminar), ISCA, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR QUENTIN SKINNER: `Parliament and the representation of the people' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `Freedom, representation, and revolution, 1603–51'), Schools, 5 p.m.

ANDREW ADONIS: `Advising the Prime Minister' (seminar series: `British government and politics'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. HARVEY: `Accumulation by dispossession' (Clarendon Lectures in Geography: `Geopolitics and the new imperialism'), School of Geography and the Environment, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

H. LE BRAS: `L'adieu aux masses ou les nouvelles tendances de la démographie européenne' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.


Saturday 8 February

OPERA SEICENTO: Giovanni Legrenzi Festival I—`Revival of the seventeenth- century oratorio Il Sedecia', Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets from the Oxford Playhouse, tel. 305305, or at the door).


Sunday 9 February

THE REVD OLIVER O'DONOVAN: `Judgement in action: political judgement (Hymn 490: "Judge eternal, throned in splendour")' (Bampton Lectures: `The ways of judgement: action and institution'), St Mary's, 10 a.m.


Monday 10 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Pre-retirement programme', 9.30 a.m., and `Managing employee conduct and performance', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

COMPUTING SERVICES courses: `Introduction to poster design using PageMaker', OUCS, 10.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m., `Office without Microsoft' (series `Getting started with Linux'), OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m., and `Creating online reading lists', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

DR J. MCCARTHY: `Procreative liberty and the welfare of future children' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Reproductive technologies'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES courses: `Beyond Windows---getting started with Linux', and `Creating online reading lists', OUCS, 12.30--1.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. PUTNAM: `Community in America' (Interdisciplinary Sawyer Seminar: `The theory and politics of civil society'), Rothermere American Institute, 1.45 p.m. (enquiries to: paul.bou-habib@socres.ox.ac.uk, tel. (2)82718).

DR R. EDMOND: `Heredity or contagion? The debate over the causation of leprosy in the later nineteenth century' (seminar series: `Ridding the Empire of leprosy: a grand undertaking and its legacy'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

ENSEMBLE ISIS: composers' workshop, 4.30 p.m., and lecture in series `The Composer Speaks', with Simon Bainbridge, 7.30 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 7.30 p.m. (open to the public: tel. for information (2)76125).

JEREMY PAXMAN: `The political animal' (seminar series: `Labour's undetected constitutional changes'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

S. GOMPERTZ: `Anglo-French relations after Le Touquet' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

FIONA FOX: `The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth: so where does that leave journalism?' (Green College Lectures: `Science and the media: the challenge of adapting science to the mass media'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET performs Mozart K.387, Tippett's Quartet no. 2, and Beethoven's Quartet in F minor, op. 95, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets from the Oxford Playhouse, tel. 305305, or at the door).


Tuesday 11 February

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `From stone to ivory in the Indian collection', 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.)

H.E. GRIGORY KARASIN (Ambassador of the Russian Federation), DR ANDREI GRACHEV, JOHN LLOYD, and DR ALEX PRAVDA: `Russian national identity and national interests' (seminar series: `Interests, identities, and interventions'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

CAROLE ANGIER: `Primo Levi and biography' (lecture series: `Biographers at work'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ROGER CASHMORE: `Knowledge in the twenty-first century: the physical sciences' (Edmund Croston Lectures), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

H. SUTHERLAND: `What are the prospects for meeting the child poverty targets? An exploration of the issues using microsimulation' (seminar series: `Current issues in social policy'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

DR M. FREUD-KANDEL: `Contemporary Orthodox Jewish interpretations of the concept of the Faithful Remnant' (lecture), Lecture Room 2, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

C. BARRY: `Homeopathy in South London' (Medical Anthropology Research Seminars: `Complementary and alternative medicines: anthropological perspectives'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 5 p.m.

R. STROHM: `Music in Utopia—music in the pastoral' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m. (open to the public).

BARRY COX (News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media): `Digital TV: paying the piper but not calling the tune' (News International Broadcast Media Lectures: ` "It's TV, Jim, but not as we know it"—British television in the digital era'), Green College, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. HOLMES: `War of words: describing the Great War' (Wolfson College Lectures: `History and fiction: celebrating the centenary of Sir Ronald Syme (1903–89)'), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m. (open to the public).

G. BAUMBERGER and E. GENNARI: piano recital of works by Beethoven, Brahms, Pärt, Rameau, Ravel, Satie, and Tüür, Maison Française, 8 p.m. (admission free).


Wednesday 12 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Assyria, Babylonia, and Persia in Israel and Judah (c.740–c.350 BC)', 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (Cost: £20, Ashmolean Friends £18, concessions £6. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `The use of interactive images in the teaching of medical sciences' (with Kelly Smith), OUCS, 1–1.45 p.m.

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `Egypt', 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: `The history of the University' (for non-academic staff), 2 p.m.; `Assertiveness' (day 1), 2 p.m.; `Descriptive statistics for research—estimation', 3 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR ERNST VAN DE WETERING: `Pictor doctus or pictor vulgaris: tracing Rembrandt's thoughts on art' (Slade Lectures: `Reconstructing Rembrandt—questions and answers in recent research'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR L. COLLEY: `Perceiving low literature: the captivity narrative' (F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

J.-F. DURIEUX: `Non-refoulement through time: a few reflections on the legal dimensions of protracted refugee situations' (Seminars in Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

S. WOLLENBERG and E. ARNOLD: `An introduction to Maddalena Lombardi Sirmen (1745–1818) and her music' (pre-concert talk), Holywell Music Room, 5.30 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR J. BARTON: `Truth and liberal Christianity' (discussion series: `In search of God'), University Church (Radcliffe Square entrance), 7 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. PAGE: `Reinventing Shylock: Romanticism and the representation of Shakespeare's Jew' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET performs Sirman's Quartet in B flat, no. 4, Saxton's Fantazia, Haydn's Quartet in D minor, op. 76, no. 2 (`The Fifths'), and Beethoven's Quartet in E flat, op. 74, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets from the Oxford Playhouse, tel. 305305, or at the door).


Thursday 13 February

COMPUTING SERVICES courses: `Using electronic texts in research and teaching', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m., and Unix Systems Administration Seminar, OUCS, 12.45–1.45 p.m.

ORGAN DR E. KALNY: `Performing religion in Guatemalan Ma communities: space, gender, and the sacred' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Gender and religions: sacralising time and space'), Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

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

DR P. TROWLER: `Insider research close up: the case of academics responding to change' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning: Research Seminars), Littlegate House, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. SASSOON: `Socialisms' (seminar series: `British political history in the twentieth century'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR LORD MAY: `Innovation: from new knowledge to new products' (Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies), Saïd Business School, 5 p.m.

DR G. FERRY: `The lives of scientists' (DNB Seminars in Biography), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. KING: `The role of government in response to global warming' (Linacre Lectures: `Designing successful environmental policies'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.


Friday 14 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Springboard, Programme 2' (first workshop), 9.30 a.m., and `Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR J. DAVIES: `Necessary in-betweens: auxiliary workers in the medical hierarchy' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identities of medical practitioners and traditional healers'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Website building blocks II: Dreamweaver', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET and THE REALM QUARTET perform Haydn, op. 20, no. 2, and Mendelssohn's Octet, op. 20, Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. (tickets from the Oxford Playhouse, tel. 305305, or at the door).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The art of ancient Egypt', 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.)

J. LEACH: seminar in series of Departmental Seminars, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR QUENTIN SKINNER: `Critics of Parliament: Royalist and Leveller responses' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `Freedom, representation, and revolution, 1603–51'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR BOB WORCESTER: `Politics and public opinion' (seminar series: `British government and politics'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.


Sunday 16 February

THE REVD OLIVER O'DONOVAN: `Judgement in action: messiness (Hymn 66: "Forgive our sins as we forgive")' (Bampton Lectures: `The ways of judgement: action and institution'), St Mary's, 10 a.m.


Monday 17 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Pre- retirement programme', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR B. HAUSER-SCHAUBLIN: `Experiencing the body in the context of reproductive technologies' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Reproductive technologies'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES courses: `Multimedia applications on Linux' , and `The Web of Science—not only for scientists', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. WORBOYS: `Leprosy, germs, and contagion in the British Empire, 1860–1900' (seminar series: `Ridding the Empire of leprosy: a grand undertaking and its legacy'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. LILLA: `The stillborn God' (Carlyle Lectures: `The nature and significance of modern political theology'), Schools, 5 p.m.

LORD WAKEHAM and LORD CARTER: `The handling of parliamentary business' (seminar series: `Labour's undetected constitutional changes'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

GARY HART: `In search of national security in the twenty-first century' (public lecture), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.