Oxford University Gazette: 6 March 2003

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 133, No. 4652: 6 March 2003

The following supplement was published with this Gazette:

  • Address by the Vice-Chancellor at the Memorial Service for Lord Jenkins of Hillhead, OM

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

Gazette publication arrangements

The remaining Gazettes of this term will be published on 13, 20, and 27 March. Publication for Trinity Term will begin on 24 April.

Because of difficulties caused by the date of Easter, all copy for the 24 April Gazette is to be received by 12 noon on Thursday, 10 April.

University Acts

PLANNING AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Changes in Regulations

The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 21 March.

(a) Establishment of two Professorships of Science and Civilisation

1 In Schedule A to Sect. I, § 5. b of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 381, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), after `Boden Professor of Sanskrit' insert:

`Professors of Science and Civilisation (two)'.

2 Ibid., Sect. III, concerning individual professorships (p. 500, as redesignated), insert new § 292 as follows and renumber existing §§ 292-- 306 (pp. 500--8, as renumbered by Decree (2) of 13 June 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1314) as §§ 293--307:

`§ 292. Professors of Science and Civilisation

1. There shall be two Professors of Science and Civilisation each of whom shall lecture and give instruction in Science and Civilisation.

2. Each professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

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

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any regulation in that behalf, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

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

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

(6) a person appointed by the Social Sciences Board;

(7)--(9) three persons appointed by the Executive Committee of the Saïd Business School.

3. Each professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the regulations concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same regulations which are applicable to these chairs.

4. Regulation 1 above may be amended by Congregation under the provisions of Statute IV, subject to the approval of Her Majesty in Council, in accordance with the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923; regulations 2 and 3 may be amended by Council.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Social Sciences Board, establish two Professorships of Science and Civilisation, the holders of both of which will give instruction and undertake research in the broad area of science and civilisation. Both chairs will be on the establishment of the Saïd Business School in the Social Sciences Division.]


(b) Professorship of Comparative Philology

1 In § 250 of Sect. iii of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 483, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by Decree (1) of 7 June 2001 and the changes in regulations published on 31 October 2002, Gazette, Vol. 131, p. 1112; Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 133, p. 352), delete regulation 1 and substitute:

`1. The Professor of Comparative Philology shall lecture and give instruction in Indo-European and the history and comparative philology of the Indo-European languages.'

2 Ibid., regulation 2, delete paragraphs (4)--(7) and substitute: `(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6) a person appointed by the Humanities Board;

(7) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Classics;

(8) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Modern Languages;

(9) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies.'

[These changes, which are made on the recommendation of the Humanities Board, amend the description of the subjects on which the Professor of Comparative Philology shall lecture to make specific reference to Indo-European languages, in recognition of a generous benefaction by Professor A. Richard Diebold, Jr. At the same time, opportunity is taken also to change the composition of the electoral board to bring it into line with current practice. The donor is being consulted about the title of the professorship, and it is possible that further legislation will be brought forward in due course. It is however desirable not to delay changing the field pending the outcome of this consultation.]


COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

Beckett, E.A., Research Services

Berks, B.C., D.Phil., Wadham

Brett, S.P., BA, Merton

Clark, P.F., MA, St Peter's

Conway, S.L.J., MA, D.Phil., Jesus

Esnouf, R.M., MA, D.Phil., University

Grimes, J.M., D.Phil., Trinity

Hanke, T., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Hotta, E., M.Phil., Wadham

Kenny, Lady Nancy, Refugee Studies Programme

Kirchheim, B., Trinity

Lewis, H.A., Kellogg College

Miller, M.G., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Nagy, Z., D.Phil., Wadham

Quant, P.A., Trinity

Reid, F.C., BA, Magdalen

Rice, Sir Tim, St Catherine's

Ripley, R.M., D.Phil., St Cross

Schreiber, F., Wadham

Seidel, V.F.P., Trinity


DIVISIONAL BOARDS

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 21 March, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

University Agenda

CONGREGATION 11 March

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 Legislative Proposal and the change in Congregation Regulations approved, and the Annual Review of the University presented, without a meeting under the provisions of Sect. 7 (1) of Statute IV (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 100).


CONGREGATION 19 March 12 noon

Admission of Proctors and Assessor

A Congregation will be held on Wednesday, 19 March, in Convocation House for the purpose of admitting to office professor DAVID ANTHONY HILLS, MA, D.SC. (PH.D. CNAA), Fellow of Lincoln College, and IAN WALLACE ARCHER, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Keble College, as Proctors for the ensuing year, and THOMAS CLARIDGE BUCHANAN, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Kellogg College, as Assessor for the ensuing year.


CONGREGATION 25 March 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against, or any proposed amendment to, the statute at item 1 below, the Legislative Proposal at item below, or the resolution at item 3 below, signed in each case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 17 March (see the Guide to Procedures in Congregation cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda').

1 Voting on Statute: Functions of the Appeal Court

Explanatory note

The following statute adds to the functions of the Appeal Court the determination of appeals which are not specified in the University's Statutes but are designated in regulations made by Council. This change will make the necessary formal provision for an independent hearing of and decision on appeals from procedures laid down by regulations (such as the fitness-to-practise procedure for clinical medical students).

WHEREAS it is expedient to add to the functions of the Appeal Court, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

1 In section 27 (1) (d) of Statute XI (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 115), delete `.' and substitute `;'.

2 Ibid., insert paragraph (e):

`(e) other appeals which are designated to be made to the Appeal Court in regulations made by Council.'


3 Voting on Resolution concerning University Funding and Fees

That Congregation welcome the government's recognition that Universities require higher levels of funding if they are to maintain and improve standards in research and teaching, but oppose the introduction of Top-up fees.

1. Access

Congregation:

(a) believes that the increase in student debt arising from £3,000 per annum Top-up fees will prove to be a significant deterrent for potential students from poorer backgrounds to enter higher education or to apply to institutions that charge higher Top-up fees;

(b) is concerned that students who attend institutions that charge higher levels of Top-up fees will be dissuaded by the higher levels of personal debt they will incur from seeking employment in relatively poorly paid sectors such as teaching, research, and the public sector;

(c) is concerned that, once established as the principal source of additional funding, Top-up fees will increase substantially in real terms in future years;

(d) believes that, although welcome in principle, the government's proposals to reintroduce means-tested grants are insufficient to significantly ameliorate this deterrent;

(e) applauds the efforts of all sections of the University to widen access, particularly its Junior Members through the Target Schools campaign. Congregation is concerned that the government's proposal to establish a direct link via the Access Regulator between a University's effectiveness in widening access and its ability to charge higher Top-up fees will significantly diminish Junior Members' motivation to continue their excellent work in this area.

2. Future Funding

Congregation believes that the benefits derived from higher education are, in large measure, a `public good', and that graduates' subsequent incomes can be regarded as a fair approximation of the extent to which they are a `private good' in any particular case. Congregation therefore resolves that in its response to the Government's White Paper, the University will advocate the introduction a system of funding that:

(a) allows current standards of teaching and research to be maintained and improved;

(b) facilitates the planned expansion of higher education without compromising standards; and

(c) meets the cost from the public purse, having close regard to contributors' ability to pay.

Proposed by:

C. Webster, All Souls

M.H. Conway, Balliol

P.C.G. Nye, Balliol

C.W.P. Palmer, Balliol

M.E. Woodin, Balliol

D. Zancani, Balliol

N.H. Griffin, Christ Church

A.J. Glyn, Corpus Christi

D.G. Rundle, Corpus Christi

D.J. Roaf, Exeter

M.L. McLaughlin, Magdalen

I.R.M.N. Gartner, New College

C.W.C. Williams, New College

M.H. Beaumont, Pembroke

D.A. Allport, St Anne's

L. Lazarus, St Anne's

M.G.L. Leigh, St Anne's

P.R.A. McGuinness, St Anne's

V.C. Martin, St Anne's

M.O.R. Reynolds, St Anne's

P.H. Strohm, St Anne's

K. Sutherland, St Anne's

P.A. Mackridge, St Cross

S.H. Goddard, St Edmund Hall

B. Kouvaritakis, St Edmund Hall

T.M. Kuhn, St Hugh's

T.F. Hoad, St Peter's

G.P. Williams, St Peter's

H. Ockendon, Somerville

B. Harriss-White, Wolfson

S. Miles, Bodleian Library

I.D. Voiculescu, Computing Laboratory

D.A. Popplewell, Department of Experimental Psychology

Notices

COMMITTEE ON STATUTES BEFORE THE PRIVY COUNCIL

Notice of consent to the amendment of the Statutes of Nuffield College

Corrigendum

The Committee on Statutes before the Privy Council, acting on authority delegated to it by Council, consents on behalf of the University to the amendments to Statutes I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, X, XI and the addition of new Statutes X, XI and XII of Nuffield College approved by the Governing Body on 8 June 2002, insofar as such consent is required by Section 7(2) of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923. This consent will be effective unless written notice of a resolution, signed by at least twenty members of Congregation, calling upon Council to withhold that consent has been given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 17 March.

The effect of the amendments is to update the provisions of the Statutes, remove outdated material, and provide for the appointment of an Acting Warden.

Note: this replaces the notice published under the heading of the Committee on Statutes before the Privy Council in the Gazette of 20 February, pp. 813–14, in which an incorrect date was given for the submission of a resolution calling upon Council to withhold consent.


HERBERT DUNHILL PROFESSORSHIP OF NEURO-IMAGING

PETER JEZZAARD (B.SC. Manchester, PH.D. Cambridge), Research Fellow, Wolfson College, and Head of Magnetic Resonance Physics, Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain, Department of Clinical Neurology, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October 2003.

Dr Jezzard will be a fellow of University College.


COMPOSITION OF ELECTORAL BOARD

Corrigendum

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

                                          Appointed by

Cookson Professorship of Materials

The Warden of Keble
(Chairman)                          Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The Master of St  Catherine's       ex officio
Sir Bryan Nicholson                 Council
Professor M. Ruhle                  Council
Professor G.D.W. Smith              Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board
Professor D. Clary                  Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board
Professor D.G. Pettifor             Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board
Dr J. King                          Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board
Dr R.I. Todd                        St Catherine's College

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

Note: this replaces the corresponding notice published in the Gazette of 20 February, p. 814, in which Dr Todd's college affiliation was given incorrectly.


CIRCULATION OF FLYSHEETS

Rules made by Council

1. Ten or more members of Congregation may arrange to have a flysheet circulated with the University Gazette on matters before Congregation, or Convocation in regard to the election of the Professor of Poetry, or relating to matters of general interest to the University, subject to the following general conditions:

(1) no flysheet will be circulated which in the opinion of the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors might be defamatory or otherwise illegal;

(2) the right is reserved on behalf of the University and its employees, without prior consultation with the signatories, to publish an apology in respect of any statement in a flysheet which is complained of as defamatory or otherwise illegal (whether or not the statement can be shown to be true);

(3) the signatories shall jointly and individually indemnify the University and its employees against any costs or damages payable in respect of their flysheet and, unless a Queen's Counsel (to be mutually agreed on by the signatories and the University) advises within four months of the making of any claim in respect of a flysheet that any proceedings could be contested with the probability of success, such damages shall include any sum paid by the University in settlement of any claim arising out of the flysheet;

(4) the flysheet shall consist of one leaf only (though text may appear on both sides of the leaf), and the text shall include the name and college (or society, Permanent Private Hall, or other designated institution), faculty, or department of each of the signatories;

(5) a copy of the text of the flysheet shall be delivered to the Registrar before 10 a.m. on the Monday of the week in which circulation is desired; it shall be accompanied by an indemnity in accordance with condition (3) above drawn up on a form obtainable from the Registrar and signed by each of the signatories of the flysheet; the Registrar shall be informed at the same time which of the signatories is to be notified as to whether the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors have authorised circulation;

(6) the Registrar shall arrange for the production of copies of a flysheet the circulation of which has been duly authorised.

2. Though every effort will be made to circulate on the day desired flysheets so received, it must be understood that this cannot be guaranteed.

Matters before Congregation or Convocation

3. If the flysheet deals with a matter that is a formal item of business for Congregation, or for Convocation in regard to the election of the Professor of Poetry, or the subject of a report published in the University Gazette, the production costs will be met from university funds.

Matters of general interest to the University

4. If the flysheet deals with a matter that is not a formal item of business for Congregation, or for Convocation in regard to the election of the Professor of Poetry, or the subject of a report published in the University Gazette, the Vice-Chancellor will decide whether it is of sufficient general interest to warrant circulation with the University Gazette; the production costs for such a flysheet will be the responsibility of the signatories.

Oxford University Student Union

5. The Executive and the Graduate Committee of the Oxford University Student Union may have flysheets circulated with the University Gazette under the arrangements and subject both to the conditions set out in rules 1--4 above, and to the following further conditions:

(1) number of names to be included on the flysheet under rule 1 (4) shall be not less than a majority of the total number of members of the Executive or the Graduate Committee of OUSU, as the case may be, and each of the persons named shall sign the indemnity required under rule 1 (3);

(2) the maximum number of flysheets to be circulated as of right, whether on matters before Congregation or Convocation (to be paid for by the University) or on matters of general interest to the University (to be paid for by OUSU and to be subject to the Vice-Chancellor's decision as prescribed in rule 1 above) shall be three per term for each of these bodies, but the Vice-Chancellor shall have discretion to permit further flysheets.

6. Subject to rule 5 (1) above, the Executive and the Graduate Committee of OUSU may also support flysheets signed by not fewer than ten members of Congregation.


SPEAKING BY STUDENT MEMBERS IN CONGREGATION

Rules made by the Vice-Chancellor

1. The Vice-Chancellor has, with the agreement of Council, approved the following arrangements for student members to speak in Congregation under the terms of regulation 1.15 of Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002.

2. The Chairman of Congregation will normally expect to call upon nominated representatives of the Oxford University Student Union if they wish to speak in debate, and will normally expect to call upon student members to speak only from among those who have given advance notice of their wish to be called.

3. If the Chairman considers that the number of student members who have given notice is excessive, he or she will have discretion to be selective in calling upon them.

4. (1) The Chairman will try to ensure a balanced debate in relation to the apparent spread and strength of views held by student members.

(2) If informed selection is to be possible, it is desirable that when giving notice of the wish to be called a student member should indicate:

(a) whether he or she intends to support or oppose the proposal before the House;

(b) whether he or she would speak on behalf of any club, committee, group, or association;

(c) whether he or she is supported by other student members (up to twelve of whom might sign his or her notice).

5. (1) If the number giving notice is small, they will all be admitted to the floor of the House although this does not ensure their being called.

(2) In other cases some selection may be necessary at the stage of both admission and calling of speakers.

6. (1) If there is to be time to tell applicants whether they will be admitted, notice will have to be received in good time, and student members should therefore send notice, in writing, to the Registrar to be received by him or her at the University Offices not later than 10 a.m. on the Monday preceding the debate in question.

(2) The name of any representative nominated by OUSU should also be communicated to the Registrar, in writing, through the President by that time.

7. A notice will then be posted in the University Offices and on the gate of the Clarendon Building not later than 10 a.m. on the morning of the debate, indicating whether all applicants will be admitted to the floor of the House or, if selection has had to take place, the names of those selected for admission to the floor.

8. Student members not admitted to the floor of the House will normally be permitted to listen to the debate from the gallery.

9. Student members on the floor of the House will be asked to remain in their places while a vote is being taken.


UNIVERSITY GAZETTE: PUBLICATION ARRANGEMENTS

The remaining Gazettes of this term will be published on 13, 20, and 27 March. Publication for Trinity Term will begin on 24 April. Because of difficulties caused by the date of Easter, all copy for the 24 April Gazette is to be received by 12 noon on Thursday, 10 April.


PROCEDURES FOR DEALING WITH CASES OF FRAUD AND SUSPECTED FRAUD

1. Introduction

(a) For the purposes of this procedure, fraud is defined as an irregular or illegal act or series of acts characterised by a deliberate intent to conceal or falsely represent an act or a series of acts, resulting in the diversion of resources whether or not for personal gain for the benefit of an individual or group of individuals at a consequent loss to the University.

(b) The objective of this procedure is to safeguard the proper use of the University's finances and resources, including the finances and resources of its subsidiary companies. The University, which derives much of its income from public funds, benefactions and charitable organisations, has a particular responsibility to ensure that income and resources are used solely for the purposes intended.

(c) Fraud is a serious matter and the Council of the University is committed to ensuring that all cases of suspected fraud are investigated. Any member of staff, regardless of their position or seniority, against whom prima facie evidence of fraud is found will be subject to disciplinary procedures that may result in dismissal.

(d) The University reserves the right to seek redress via civil proceedings against individuals whose fraudulent acts have resulted in financial loss to the University.

(e) The University reserves the right to involve the police in any case of fraud or suspected fraud at any stage of an investigation.

(f) The attention of staff is drawn to the University's financial regulations (http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/finance/finregs/index.shtml).


2. Reporting suspected fraud

(a) Any member of staff who suspects that a fraud has been committed must report the matter immediately to the office of the Chief Internal Auditor (telephone: (2)70185). (If it is the Chief Internal Auditor who is suspected of fraud, the matter must be reported to the Registrar and the Chairman of the Audit Committee.) The office of the Chief Internal Auditor will then advise the Registrar, the Director of Finance, the Head of Personnel Services and the head of department/faculty board chairman or the head of division of the suspected fraud. No other action should be taken, and no investigation should commence, without the explicit approval of the Director of Finance, as this may prejudice any subsequent action that the University may wish to take.

(b) An individual reporting a suspected fraud will not be penalised and will be protected from unwarranted detriment where the report is made in good faith and in the reasonable belief that the information reported is substantially correct (see the University's Code of Practice and Procedure on Public Interest Disclosure: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/ps/codes/hcdoc040.shtml). The University will treat all such reports in a confidential manner. In some cases, however, for the investigation to be carried out fully and for appropriate action to be taken, it may be necessary for the identity of the individual making the report to be disclosed. The individual will be advised before such disclosure is made.

(c) An investigation under this procedure is will be treated as an investigation under the first part of the University's Code of Practice and Procedure on Public Interest Disclosure.

(d) In the event of any employee making malicious or vexatious allegations, disciplinary action may be taken against the employee concerned.

(e) Any person who believes that his or her concerns have not been fully investigated and dealt with under this procedure may request a review under the provisions of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1999 (see the University's Code of Practice and Procedure on Public Interest Disclosure).

(f) It is essential that all those involved in a case of suspected fraud (including the person (who reported the matter) observe the strictest confidentiality consistent with operating this procedure.


3. Action to be taken when fraud is suspected

(a) Any individual who is suspected of fraud will, subject to clause 3(b) below, be suspended immediately on the currently appropriate rate of pay pending a full investigation. In some cases it may also be necessary to suspend other staff in order to conduct a proper investigation. The suspension of a member of staff does not constitute a finding of misconduct against him or her. Any staff suspended as a result of suspected fraud will be informed of the reason for the suspension.

(b) Personnel Services must be consulted before any staff member is suspended, and on the conduct of the investigation. No one person, acting only on his or her own volition, may move to suspend a member of staff suspected of fraud.

(c) Individuals suspended for suspected fraud or to enable a proper investigation to be carried out will normally be required to leave the University's premises immediately and will not be permitted to return to the premises, to make contact with staff or witnesses, or to act/trade on behalf of the University, unless given express permission to do so by the relevant university authorities, during the period of suspension. Any infringement of this requirement will be treated as a disciplinary offence.

(d) The Registrar and the Director of Finance will decide whether the police should be involved at any stage of each fraud investigation, on the basis of recommendations made by the office of the Chief Internal Auditor and with the advice of the University Marshal.

(e) In cases where the police are involved, the University reserves the right to proceed with its own disciplinary procedures when it would be reasonable to do so, bearing in mind the staff member's rights to a reasonable investigation, to defend him/herself, and to a fair and impartial hearing.


4. The conduct of the investigation

(a) The office of the Chief Internal Auditor will ensure that all fraud investigations take account of appropriate professional practice, and guidance issued by HEFCE. The Chief Internal Auditor will also ensure that an appropriate fraud response plan detailing the Internal Audit service's procedures is in place and is reviewed regularly.

(b) All reports of suspected financial irregularities or fraud will be investigated by the University's Internal Audit service. The Internal Audit service has unrestricted right of access to all vouchers, documents, books of account, computer data, and any other information which it considers relevant to its inquiries and which is necessary to fulfil its responsibilities. This includes the right to verify assets and to have direct access to any employee or person responsible for the administration or management of university funds with whom it is felt necessary to raise and discuss such matters (see Council Regulations 43, Part 3, Section 8(c). In cases that involve or may involve students, the Proctors will be informed by the Internal Audit service at an early stage.

(c) Fraud investigations shall be completed in a timely manner. The office of the Chief Internal Auditor will be responsible for ensuring that the Director of Finance and the Head of Personnel Services, and the Proctors in any cases involving students, are kept informed of the progress of the investigation.


5. The results of the investigation

(a) The Chief Internal Auditor will prepare a report on the suspected fraud that will be sent to the Registrar, the Director of Finance, and the Head of Personnel Services, and to the Proctors in any cases involving students. The report may also be sent to the individual's head of division, head of department, and/or line manager as appropriate. If the Vice-Chancellor is the employee under investigation, the report will be sent to HEFCE.

(b) The individual or individuals concerned will be informed of the outcome of the investigation when it has been completed.

(c) If the investigation concludes that there is prima facie evidence of fraud, then the matter will be referred under the University's disciplinary procedures (for staff under the jurisdiction of the Visitatorial Board as set out in Part D of Statute XII of the University's Statutes; for all other staff as set out in the relevant staff handbook). It will be the responsibility of the duly authorised person under those procedures to take forward the disciplinary process. Personnel Services must be consulted on all aspects of the process.


6. Reporting requirements

(a) All fraud investigations will be reported to the University's Audit Committee by the Chief Internal Auditor, who will submit a report describing the incident and the outcome of the investigation, any subsequent disciplinary process, the action taken against the individual or individuals involved if the fraud was proven to have taken place, and any measures taken to prevent a recurrence of a similar fraud.

(b) Under the HEFCE Audit Code of Practice (HEFCE 02/26 paragraphs 19 and 20) the HEFCE Chief Executive will be notified by the Vice-Chancellor, as the University's Accounting Officer, of any attempted, suspected or actual fraud where:

(i) the sums involved are, or are potentially, in excess of £10,000;

(ii) the particulars of the fraud are novel, unusual, or complex; or

(iii) there is likely to be public interest because of the nature of the fraud or the people involved.

(c) In cases where fraud has resulted in disciplinary action and the police have not been involved, the Registrar will provide HEFCE with an explanation of this course of action.


7. Future references

All requests for references for individuals known to have been disciplined or dismissed for fraud must be referred to Personnel Services for advice on how to respond. In no circumstances must any person provide a reference for a member of staff whom they know to have been dismissed for fraud without first consulting Personnel Services.


BOARD OF MANAGEMENT FOR THE GIBBS PRIZES

The Gibbs Prizes, on the foundation of Mr Charles D.D. Gibbs, are offered annually under the provisions of Part 23 of the Schedule to the Statutes (Supplement (1) to No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 143).

Details of all Gibbs Prizes are set out in full below in alphabetical order. Candidates are not required to make special application for Gibbs Prizes awarded on the results of coursework and public examinations unless instructed to do so in the individual subject advertisement below.

Candidates for the prizes shall be members of the University who, at the beginning of the examination, have not exceeded the twelfth term from their matriculation, and are reading for a Final Honour School, except that Council may grant dispensation, on grounds of protracted illness or other good reason, to a candidate who has exceeded the twelfth term from his or her matriculation.

Examiners may agree not to award a particular prize in any year if it is deemed that no candidate is of sufficient merit.


I Biochemistry

The prize in Biochemistry is awarded on the combined results of the examinations for Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Parts I and II in the Honour School of Natural Science in Trinity Term 2003. The value of the prize is £450 and the examiners have the power to make one proxime accessit award of £250 for meritorious work and up to three additional book prizes of £100.


II Biological Sciences/Zoology

The Gibbs Prize in Zoology will be awarded to a candidate offering the paper in Animal Biology in the examination in Biological Sciences in the Honour School of Natural Science in Trinity Term 2003. The value of the prize is £450.

The Examiners have the power to award up to two further prizes for meritorious work in Biological Sciences (to a total value of £550). Candidates offering any combination of the five papers in Biological Sciences are eligible for the subsidiary prizes.


III Chemistry

The prize in Chemistry is awarded on the results of the examination for Chemistry Part I in the Honour School of Natural Science in Trinity Term 2003. The value of the prize is £450, and the examiners have the power to make one proxime accessit award of £250 for meritorious work and up to three additional book prizes of £100.


IV Classics

In order to be considered for a Gibbs Prize in Classics, candidates must (i) have achieved a first-class result in Honour Moderations in Classics, Classics and English, Ancient and Modern History, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, or a distinction in Latin and/or Ancient Greek in the Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages; (ii) apply for a travel scholarship/studentship to the Committee for Oldham Scholarships, C.E. Stevens Studentships, and the Sunderland Fund. The closing date for applications is 14 February. Please contact Ms K. Brill (karen.brill@admin.ox.ac.uk) for an application form.


V Earth Sciences

A prize of £180 is awarded on the basis of the quality and distinction of the field mapping report submitted in 2003 in the Final Honour School of Natural Science (Earth Sciences).


VI Engineering Science

A prize of £530 is divided equally between each of the members of the team submitting the best Design Project in 2003 for Part I of the Final Honour School of Engineering Science.


VII English Language and Literature

The prizes in English Language and Literature are awarded as follows. Ten prizes, of £70 each, awarded on the results of Moderations in English Language and Literature in Trinity Term 2003. (The same candidate may be awarded the Mrs Claude Beddington Literature Prize and a Gibbs Prize.)

Prizes of £100 each are awarded for the following papers in the examination for the Honour School of English Language and Literature:

(a) the best optional thesis;

(b) the best extended essay in Course I, Paper 7;

(c) the best extended essay in Course I, Paper 8;

(d) the best extended essay or optional thesis in Course II;

(e) the best overall performance in Course I of the Honour School; and (f) the best overall performance in Course II of the Honour School.

Candidates in the Joint Schools with English are eligible for prizes.


VIII Geography

The prize in Geography is awarded on the results of the examination for the Honour School of Geography in Trinity Term 2003.

The value of the prize is £450 and the examiners have the power to make one proxime accessit award of £250 for meritorious work and up to three additional book prizes of £100.


IX Law

The prize in Law is awarded by Special Examination, to be held in the Examination Schools, on Monday, 6 October 2003.

The value of the prize is £500 and the examiners have the power to make one proxime accessit award of £300 for meritorious work, and up to three additional book prizes of £150 each.

The examination will consist of a paper on Land Law, and a paper on Common Law (Contract and Tort). Candidates for the special examination must send in their names on an entry form, which may be obtained at the University Offices, to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than Friday, 27 June 2003.

Timetable of papers for the prize in Law:

Monday 6 October: 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., Common Law (Contract and Tort); 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m., Land Law.

 

(Candidates must present themselves for examination in full academic dress, i.e. `subfusc' clothing, cap, and gown.)


X Materials

A prize of £190 will be awarded for the best performance in Part I of Materials Science or Part I of Materials, Economics and Management in Trinity Term 2003.'


XI Mathematics

A prize of £400 is awarded on the results of the examination in the Honour School of Mathematical Sciences in Trinity Term 2003 and another prize of £400 on the results of the examination in the Honour School of Mathematics in Trinity Term 2003.

The examiners in the Honour School of Mathematics have the power to make one proxime accessit award of £200.

A prize of £200 is available for the best performance in the Mathematics papers in the Honour School of Mathematics and Philosophy in Trinity Term 2003.


XII Medieval and Modern Languages

A prize of £500 is awarded on the results of the examination for the Honour School of Modern Languages in Trinity Term 2003.

A prize of £500 is awarded for the best overall performance in the Modern Language in one of the joint Honour Schools involving Modern Languages with another subject (i.e. Classics and Modern Languages, English and Modern Languages, Modern History and Modern Languages, Philosophy and Modern Languages, European and Middle Eastern Languages) in Trinity Term 2003. Modern Languages examiners for the joint schools are asked to confer over the award of that prize.

In addition, prizes, of £100 each, are available for the two best performances in the Preliminary Examination in Modern Languages in Trinity Term 2003 in any of Czech (with Slovak), French, German, Modern Greek, Portuguese, Linguistics.

(Note: a Gibbs Prize is not available in the language in which the Beddington Prize is being offered.)


XIII Modern History

The prize in Modern History is awarded on the results of the examination for the Honour School of Modern History and associated joint Honour Schools in Trinity Term 2003. The Gibbs Prize is £450. The examiners have the power to make one proxime accessit award of £250 for meritorious work, and up to seven additional book prizes of £100.


XIV Music

Prizes are awarded, provided that there be candidates of sufficient merit, on the results of the examination for the Honour School of Music in Trinity Term 2003. The Music Faculty Board agreed, when making its recommendation about the Gibbs Prizes, that the examiners should be able to recommend the number and level of prizes to be awarded in any one year. This was to allow flexibility for variation in comparative performance to be taken into account in different years.


XV Oriental Studies

Three prizes, each of £233, are awarded on the results of Moderations either in Oriental Studies (Chinese) or in Oriental Studies (Japanese) or in Oriental Studies (Egyptology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies) in Trinity Term 2003.


XVI Philosophy

Gibbs Prizes in Philosophy, of up to £100 each, are awarded for outstanding performance in the Philosophy papers in each of the seven joint Honour Schools involving Philosophy (Literae Humaniores; Philosophy, Politics, and Economics; Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology; Mathematics and Philosophy; Physics and Philosophy; Philosophy and Modern Languages; and Philosophy and Theology).

The examiners shall have the power to make proxime accesserunt awards for meritorious work.

No candidate shall be awarded both a Henry Wilde Prize and a Gibbs Prize in the same examination.


XVII Physics

The Prizes available in 2003 are as follows.

Gibbs Prize for Performance in the Physics Final M. Phys. Examination (£250).

Gibbs Prize for the best use of experimental apparatus in an M.Phys. project (£100).

Gibbs Prizes for Practical Work in Part A (up to three at £50).

A Gibbs Prize of up to £100 in value may be awarded, provided there are candidates of sufficient merit, for the best performance in the Physics Department's speaking competition in 2003.

No candidate shall be awarded both the Scott Prize and the main Gibbs Prize for performance in the Physics Final M.Phys. in the same examination.


XVIII Physiological Sciences

A prize of £200 is awarded on the results of each of the following examinations: Parts I and II of the First Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine in Hilary and Trinity Terms 2003. The examiners shall, in each case, have the power to make one proxime accessit award of £100 for meritorious work.

A prize of £100 is awarded on the results of the Preliminary Examination in Physiological Sciences in Trinity Term 2003.

Two prizes, of £200 each, are awarded on the results of the examination in the Honour School of Physiological Sciences in Trinity Term 2003. Providing there are candidates of sufficient merit, one will be awarded to a candidate intending to proceed to the clinical course in medicine at Oxford; the other will be awarded to a Physiological Sciences student not on the Medical Register. No candidate shall receive both the main Martin Wronker Prize in Medicine and the Gibbs Prize.


XIX Politics

The Gibbs Prize in Politics (£300) is awarded on the basis of the best Politics written papers only in the examinations for the Honour Schools of Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and Modern History and Politics.

In addition, the Gibbs Thesis Prize in Politics (£300) is awarded for the best Politics thesis or supervised dissertation submitted in the same examinations. In each case, the examiners have the power to make one proxime accessit award of £150 for meritorious work.

There is also a Gibbs First Public Examination Prize (£200) available for the best Politics written paper in the Preliminary Examination in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, or Honour Moderations in Modern History and Politics. The examiners have the power to make one proxime accessit award of £100 for meritorious work.


XX Psychological Studies

A prize of £175 is awarded on the results of the examination in Trinity Term 2003 in the Honour School of Experimental Psychology. The examiners shall have the power to make a proxime accessit award of £75.

A prize of £175 is awarded on the results of the examination in Trinity Term 2003 for the Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology. The examiners shall have the power to make a proxime accessit award of £75.

A prize of £75 is awarded for the best Research Project submitted in Hilary Term 2003 in the examination for the Honour School of Experimental Psychology or the Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology.

A prize of £75 is awarded for the best Library Dissertation submitted in Hilary Term 2003 in the examination for the Honour School of Experimental Psychology or the Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology.

A prize of £50 is awarded for the best practical portfolio in Psychology submitted in Hilary Term 2003 in the examination for the Honour School of Experimental Psychology or for the Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology.

No candidate shall receive more than one Gibbs Prize in the same examination. No candidate shall receive both the main Martin Wronker Prize in Medicine and a Gibbs Prize in the same examination. It shall be open to the examiners to award to the same candidate both a Gibbs Prize and the George Humphrey Prize.


XXI Theology

A prize of £275 may be awarded on the results of the examination for the Final Honour School of Theology in Trinity Term 2003. No candidate may be awarded both the Denyer and Johnson Prize and a Gibbs Prize in the same examination.

A prize of £275 may be awarded for the best performance in Theology in the Honour School of Philosophy and Theology in Trinity Term 2003.

A book prize of £200 may be awarded on the results of the Preliminary Examination in Theology in Hilary Term 2003.


BUSINESS LIAISON UNIT

The Business Liaison Unit has been set up to build on Oxford's excellent track record of collaboration with industry, and to act as a gateway for high technology business into the University.

The Unit has been established using discrete government funding designed to help higher educational institutions forge closer relations with business. This initiative marks the first step in developing a permanent third stream of funding, alongside teaching and research, from 2003--4 onwards.

In addition to promoting industrial contacts and raising the University's profile within the local business community, the Business Liaison Unit advises companies on appropriate access routes into the University, making sure that that local businesses benefit from the research, consultancy, training, and development that the University offers.

Based at Ewert House in Summertown, the Business Liaison Unit is led by the University's Regional Liaison Director, Joe Barclay (telephone: Oxford (2)80861, e- mail: joe.barclay@blu.ox.ac.uk). Mr Barclay is supported by three Business Liaison Managers:

Dr Tony Klepping—Physical Sciences (telephone: (2)80863, e-mail: tony.klepping@blu.ox.ac.uk)

Dr Mark Bowman—Life Sciences (telephone: (2)80864, e-mail: mark.bowman@blu.ox.ac.uk)

Steven Wilson—IT/Communications (telephone: (2)80866, e-mail: steven.wilson@blu.ox.ac.uk)

Any member of the University wishing to find out more about the work of the BLU should contact one of the Business Liaison Managers on the numbers given above. General enquiries should be directed to Nicola Shepard on (telephone: Oxford (2)80862, e-mail: nicola.shepard@blu.ox.ac.uk).

The Business Liaison Unit's Web address is: http://www.blu.ox.ac.uk.


MUSICAL EVENTS

Queen's College

ANNETTE REGNITTER (soprano) and CECILY LOCK (piano): piano music by Haydn and songs by Brahms and Liszt, the chapel, Queen's College, 1.10 p.m. on Saturday, 8 March (admission free; retiring collection).


St Hilda's College

ANNETTE REGNITTER (soprano) and CECILY LOCK (piano): piano music by Haydn and songs by Brahms and Liszt, the Jacqueline du Pré Music Builing, St Hilda's College, 12 noon on Sunday, 9 March (admission free; retiring collection).


Friends of Rewley House

ANN MACKAY (soprano) and BRIAN HITCH (piano): recital including works by Scarlatti, Purcell, Mozart, Arne, Handel, Fauré, Hahn, Satie, and Cole Porter, 8 p.m. on Friday, 21 March, in the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College. Tickets £10 (£5, students and Friends of Rewley House), from the Events Secretary, Friends of Rewley House, Rewley House, tel. (2)70393, or from the box office before the recital. In aid of the Friends of Rewley House.

Lectures

HANDS LECTURE

THE RT. HON. LORD GOLDSMITH, QC, Attorney General, will deliver the third annual Hands Lecture at 5 p.m. on Saturday, 8 March, in Rhodes House.

Admission will be free, by ticket only, available from Jane Buswell (telephone: Oxford (2)82894, e-mail: jane.buswell@mansfield.ox.ac.uk). Applications for tickets will close at 5 p.m. on 7 March. Tickets will not be available at the door. The audience is requested to be seated ten minutes before the commencement of the lecture.

Subject: `An independent legal establishment: democratic necessity or optional extra?'


LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Department of Zoology: public lecture

DR TRISTRAM WYATT will lecture at 6 p.m. on Monday, 17 March, in the Department of Zoology. The lecture marks the publication of Dr Wyatt's book Pheromones and Animal Behaviour: communication by smell and taste by Cambridge University Press. Tickets (no charge) may be obtained by e-mailing to info@online.ox.ac.uk, or by telephoning (2)86964, or faxing to (2)86963.

Convener: Dr G. Taylor.

Subject: `Pheromones: what animals (including humans) say with smell.'


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Hinshelwood Lectures: Looking at how individual molecules go about their business

PROFESSOR STEVEN CHU, Department of Physics, Stanford University, will deliver the Hinshelwood Lectures at 11.15 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, commencing on Tuesday, 29 April.

Convener: J. Klein, MA, D.Phil., Dr Lee's Professor of Chemistry.

29 Apr.: `Polymer dynamics with single molecules.'

1 May: `The coil–stretch transition: phase transitions and hysteresis.'

6 May: `Physically based measurements in biology.'

8 May: `Single molecule enzymology.'

13 May: `The study of more complex bio-molecular systems.'

15 May: `An atom interferometer measurement of the fine structure constant.'


Biophysical Chemistry seminars

PROFESSOR L.D. BARRON, Glasgow, will give a seminar at 4.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 March, in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (20.12, opposite the Main Lecture Theatre), the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Subject: `Structure and behaviour of proteins, nucleic acid, and viruses from Raman Optical Activity.'


Department of Materials: Nanomaterials seminar

This meeting, jointly arranged by the Department of Materials with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, will be held on Monday, 24 March, and Tuesday, 25 March. The venue for the first day, of which details of speakers are given below, will be the Denis Sciama Lecture Theatre, the Denys Wilkinson Building, the Department of Physics. On the second day there will be a visit to the Begbroke Science Park, and a series of workshops in the Department of Materials.

To register, apply in writing or by e-mail to Julie Quinn, JSPS London Liaison Office, 12 Berkeley Street, London W1J 8DT (telephone: 020-7629 3577, fax: 020-7629 3588, e-mail: jquinn@sps.org).

Further details can be obtained from Professor George D.W. Smith, Department of Materials (telephone: Oxford (2)73737, e-mail: head.department@materials.ox.ac.uk).

The meeting will begin at 9.30 a.m. on Monday, 24 March.

Session 1

PROFESSOR YASUHIKO ARAKAWA, Tokyo
9.55 a.m.: `Progress in quantum dots and application to advanced devices.'

PROFESSOR A. BRIGGS
10.40 a.m.: `Quantum computing with nanomaterials.'

PROFESSOR YOSHIO BANDO, National Institute of Material Science
11.45 a.m.: `Discovery of nanothermometer using carbon and oxide nanotubes.'

PROFESSOR M. WELLAND, Cambridge
12.30 p.m.: `Working with single molecules.'

Session 2

PROFESSOR KOHEI UOSAKI, Hokkaido
2.30 p.m.: `Construction and properties of multilayer assemblies of metal and semiconductor nanoparticles.'

PROFESSOR P. DOBSON
3.15 p.m.: `Self-assembly as a method to create novel composite nanoparticles.'

PROFESSOR TERUNOBU MIYAZAKI, Tohuko
4.15 p.m.: `Development of spin-electronics technology and application for magnetic random access memory.'

PROFESSOR TERUO KISHI, National Institute of Materials Science
5 p.m.: `Policy and trends of nanotechnology in Japan.'


MEDICAL SCIENCES

Department of Psychiatry and Oxford Regional Committee for Postgraduate Medical Education and Training

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the University Department of Psychiatry, the Warneford Hospital.

PROFESSOR M. OWEN, University of Wales College of Medicine
13 May: `The genetics of schizophrenia: out of the graveyard.'

DR R. PALMER, Leicester Warwick Medical School
20 May: `Why do get into such a mess with anorexia nervosa?'


ORIENTAL STUDIES

Faculty of Oriental Studies and Oxford University Japan Society

PROFESSOR G. BOWNAS will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 March, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Japan 1952–2002: the golden jubilee of a personal encounter.'


ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

Americanisation and anti-Americanism: global views of the USA

PROFESSOR J. EPSTEIN, Vanderbilt, will lecture in this series at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 March, in the Rothermere American Institute.

The series will continue in Trinity Term.

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).

Subject: `Britain's "America": notes from the nineteenth century.'


CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

The following seminars will be held p.m. on the days shown. Two papers will be given at the meeting on 11 March. Enquiries should be directed to the Centre (telephone: Oxford (2)84464, fax: (2)84461, e-mail: margaret.hancox@brazilian-studies.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.brazil.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR E.R. DURHAM, USP
Tue. 11 Mar., 2.30–6 p.m., Department of Educational Studies: `Higher education in Brazil, public and private.' (Series `Education in Brazil')

PROFESSOR E. BALBACHEVSKY, USP
Tue. 11 Mar., 2.30–6 p.m., Department of Educational Studies: `Graduate education in Brazil.' (Series `Education in Brazil')

DR M. DOCTOR (co-ordinator)
Fri. 14 Mar., 2–6 p.m., Centre for Brazilian Studies: `Towards a new export promotion agenda in Brazil.'


COUNSELLING SERVICE

Compare and contrast: time limited psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapies

A conference on this subject will be held on Wednesday, 19 March, in St Catherine's College. Enquiries should be directed to the Conference Secretary (telephone: Oxford (2)70300, e-mail: reception@counserv.ox.ac.uk).


DEPARTMENT OF THE HISTORY OF ART

Art history seminar series

PROFESSOR JOHN SPIKE will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 March, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. The seminar is arranged jointly by the Department of the History of Art, the Ashmolean Museum, and Oxford Brookes University.

Subject: `Caravaggio's ambiguities.'


OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

DR BURHAN KOROGLU, Marmara, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 March, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Daily life in late Ottoman Madrasas.'


MAISON FRANÇAISE

Seminars

The following seminars will be held as shown.

7–8 Mar., Norman Chester Room, Nuffield College: `Policy instruments and policy changes.' (In English and French. Friday 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Saturday 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m.)

Fri. 7 Mar., Lincoln College: `Northern League, Forza Italia, AN: the analysis of mixed bags.' (West European Seminars: `Populism, the extreme right, and the crisis of representation in western Europe.' Speaker Paolo Ignazi, University of Bologna.)

Lecture: change of date

AGNÈS DISSON will lecture as follows at 5.15 p.m. on Monday, 10 March (and not on Tuesday, 11 March, as previously announced), in the Maison Française.

Subject: `La poésie comme mouvement: Pierre Alferi/Anne Portugal.' (Followed by a reading of `Définitif bob' by Anne Portugal)


INSTITUTO CAMOES CENTRE FOR PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown.

Convener: Dr Maria Joao Branco, Director of the Centre.

PROFESSOR D. BROOKSHAW, Bristol
Thur. 6 Mar., Room T11, 47 Wellington Square: `Brazilian immigrant narratives: unwriting the nation?'

PROFESSOR A. EMILIANO, Nova de Lisboa
Fri. 7 Mar., Instituto Camoes Centre, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's: `On the origins of Portuguese writing: remarks on the importance of notarial documents for the history of Portuguese.'


LADY MARGARET HALL

Heron-Allen Seminars

DR CHRIS NEWMAN, Mammal Monitoring Co-ordinator, Wytham (WildCRU), will speak at a seminar to be held at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 March, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards. Enquiries should be directed to Vanessa Windsor, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: vanessa.windsor@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Mammals in microcosm: counting wildlife that counts on us.'


ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

Research Centre

PROFESSOR R. DARNTON, Professor of History, Princeton, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 23 April, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College. The lecture forms part of the official opening of the St John's Research Centre and is open to all members of the University.
Subjec: `The science of piracy: a crucial ingredient in eighteenth-century publishing.'


FRIENDS OF THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM

Study-day: Pastoralists

This study-day will be held on Saturday, 15 March, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., in Rhodes House. It is organised in aid of the Kenneth Kirkwood Memorial Fund. Attendance costs £15, including lunch (concessions £12.50). Further details may be obtained from Shahin Bekhradnia (telephone: 01608 677537, e-mail: shahinbekhradnia@hotmail.com).

P. PARKES, Kent
10.30 a.m.: `Pastoral transhumance in north Pakistan.'

K. HOMEWOOD, University College, London
11.45 a.m.: `Ecology of African pastoralist peoples.'

D. CHATTY
2 p.m.: `Evolving sustainable livelihoods: nomadic pastoralists in Oman.'

C. RAMBLE
3 p.m.: `The victory song of the Porong nomads: celebrating sacred landscape on the high Tibetan plateau.'

Grants and Research Funding

HULME UNIVERSITY FUND

The steering committee which makes recommendations for grants from the Hulme University Fund now invites applications for the 2003–4 awards.

Under the Scheme for the Hulme Fund, Brasenose College applies one-third of the income which it receives from the relevant trust for the promotion of education and research in the University by grants designed to relieve the `special needs of university faculties or institutions' or to promote `the special purposes of any study or research pursued in or connected to the University'. The college is required to have regard to proposals made by Council, whose approval is also required for grants.

Each year the committee decides on a particular theme and invites appropriate applications. This year, the topic chosen for 2003–4 is `International Relations'. While all applications will be considered, preference may be given to those aimed at the prevention of war in the modern world. The total amount available to be committed in grants will be some £10K, and the size of grants is normally up to £5–6K. Attention is drawn particularly to the restrictions of the fund to `special needs' and `special purposes': it is not intended to support normal departmental commitments or items which might properly be charged to general university funds. Nor for that matter does it support what might be classed as `luxury items'. Applications should therefore make clear why the case is considered to be `special' and a `need'. It would also be acceptable for a grant to be used as part of a package of support where funds for a particular project are drawn from different sources, and the committee will also consider applications where the ability to carry out the project is dependent on the success of funding applications still under consideration by other bodies. There is no set timetable for completion of expenditure, and approved grants can be claimed as expenditure is incurred.

The closing date is 14 April 2003, and the results of applications should be known the following term. Applications should be made in writing (or may be e-mailed) to the secretary of the steering committee, Ms Geraldine Martin, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (e-mail: geraldine.martin@admin.ox.ac.uk), giving details of the project, the costs involved, and any other sources of funding available or being sought.

Examinations and Boards

CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

HILARY TERM

Preliminary Examination

Classics: O.P. TAPLIN, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Magdalen

Moderations

Oriental Studies (Chinese): R.C. OSTLE, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St John's


Bachelor of Medicine

Part II: T.C. CUNNANE, MA (B.SC. Bath, PH.D. Glasgow), Fellow of Hertford


Master of Business Administration

J. REYNOLDS, MA (MA Nottingham, PH.D. Newcastle), Fellow of Templeton


TRINITY TERM

Final Honour School

Human Sciences (Year 3): D.A. COLEMAN (PH.D. London), Faculty of Social Studies


Bachelor of Philosophy

A.W. MOORE, MA, D.PHIL. (MA Cambridge), Fellow of St Hugh's


Master of Science by Coursework

D.W. GRIFFITHS, MA status (BA, PH.D. Durham), Fellow of Kellogg


Master of Theology

I.K. BOXALL, MA, M.PHIL., Tutor of St Stephen's House


CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the following changes in regulations made by divisional boards will come into effect on 21 March.

1 Life and Environmental Sciences Board

Honour School of Archaeology and Anthropology

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

Corrigendum

In the changes in regulations published under this heading in the Gazette of 20 February (p. 825), delete cl. 2 and substitute:

`2 Ibid., p. 124, delete l. 28.'


2 Social Sciences Board

M.Sc. in Russian and East European Studies

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 734, l. 35, after `extended essay' insert `on a pass-fail basis'.

2 Ibid., l. 36, after `extended essay' delete `equal in weight to one written paper,'.

Colleges, Halls, and Societies

OBITUARIES

Christ Church

PROFESSOR FREDERICK VALENTINE ATKINSON, 13 November 2002; Lecturer 1946–8.

CHARLES JULIAN BELL, November 2002; commoner 1954. Aged 69.

ANDREW KIRK HENRY BOYD, 9 January 2003; commoner 1938. Aged 82.

PETER ELIAS REX LEVY, MBE, 8 February 2003; commoner 1924. Aged 96.

WILLIAM FRANCIS OWTRAM, 4 February 2003; commoner 1928. Aged 93.

THE HON. SIR PETER (RICHARD) PAIN, 16 January 2003; commoner 1931. Aged 89.


St Anne's College

MRS JULIA MARY EDGE (née Preston), 19 December 2002; Home-Student 1943–6.


St Hilda's College

MRS TERESA CHAPMAN (née Watkin), MA, November 2002; commoner 1940–5. Aged 81.

MRS MARJORIE ALISON KEMP (née Bostock), MA, 11 January 2003; scholar 1936–9, lecturer 1944–6. Aged 85.

LADY (IRENE EVA) WINTERBOTTOM (née Munk), BA, 2003; commoner 1935–9. Aged 87.

Advertisements

Funeral of Christopher Hill

The funeral of CHRISTOPHER HILL, formerly Master of Balliol College, will take place at the Oxford Crematorium at 1.30 p.m. on Friday, 7 March. Afterwards refreshments will be served.


Forum

Forum-Debate on European Union: John Cryer MP (Labour), Marc Glendening (Democracy Movement), Simon Buckby (Britain in Europe), Prof. Stephen Haseler (London Guildhall Uni.), Chair–John Mehrzad (Keble). Your chance to ask your questions to Britain's leading European activists. All welcome. Pusey Room Keble College, Thursday, 13 Mar., 8 p.m. For more details e-mail: john.mehrzad@keble.ox.ac.uk.


Ashmolean Museum Voluntary Guides

The Ashmolean Education Service has a small number of vacancies for volunteers who are good communicators with a proven ability to master new material and convey it to people of all ages in an interesting and effective way. We are looking for enthusiastic people who enjoy working flexibly within a group and who can make a long-term commitment. We would require at least 2 half-days per week. Training begins in April. Please ring Kathie Booth Stevens, Clore Education Officer, 01865 288181 or e-mail: kathiebooth.stevens@ashmus.ox.ac.uk


Rights Camera Action!

An evening with Shabana Azmi, Indian actor, activist, MP: Shabana: a documentary by Dev Benegal; Wine and canapes reception; in conversation with Shabana. 8 Mar., 7-9 p.m., NIssan Theatre, St Antony's College. Screening of `Godmother', 9 Mar., 2-4 p.m. Nissan Theatre, St Antony's College. Combined tickets: £7 (£5 students) at the door. £5 (£4 students) in advance (shabanaoxford@yahoo.co.uk). Organised by Oxford South Asia Forum.


Sponsored Walk

Sat., 5 April, 11 a.m. from Donnington Bridge to Abingdon along the river towpath in aid of the Steppin' Stone Centre. It is estimated that the duration of the walk will be 3 hrs. Lunch will be provided by Headington Baptist Church. Sponsorship Forms and reply envelopes can be obtained by phoning 01865 728545. The Steppin' Stone Centre is a Christian organisation whose mission is to help, in a totally non-discriminatory way, vulnerable people in need who experience poverty, homelessness, addiction, unemployment or isolation. The centre is funded by Oxford City Council, East Oxford Action and SEEDA, local churches, individuals and trusts. For more information please contact Ian Callaghan on 01865 728545 or e-mail: ian@theporch.fsbusiness.co.uk. Web site: www.theporch.org.uk.


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 Mar.,: Mind your language–international English for the 21st Century, Alison Haills; 14 Mar.,: RAF Falcons Parachute Display team - this has been deferred until May.Instead John Wilson, international writer, and his partner Sion, will speak on `The Ministry of Wellbeing'. Subscriptions: £5 per term, members; £1.50 per meeting, visitors. For further information tel., Anita Seager on 01865 730574 (answerphone).


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.


Oxford Brookes University

Centre for Family and Household Research Spring seminar series: 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.


Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

John Hulme undertakes all aspects of restoration: 30 years experience; collection and delivery. For free advice, telephone or write to: The Workshop, 11A High Street, Chipping Norton, Oxon. OX7 5AD. Tel.: 01608 641692.


Books Bought and Sold

For secondhand books in the humanities visit St Philip's Books, 82 St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1RA (under Elizabeth Restaurant, opposite Christ Church meadow). Over 9,000 books in the fields of theology, history, philosphy, topography, biography, art and literature. Open Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tel.: 01865 202182. Web site: www.stphilipsbooks.co.uk. Large or small quantities of good quality books purchased for stock, especially academic and antiquarian theology and church history.


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

`Fly Travel'–save time and money on travel! Flights, accommodation, car hire, travel insurance, tours etc. We offer an unrivalled personalised service–we even deliver your tickets to your door. Tel.: 01865 202038, e-mail: flytravel@btclick.com, 66 St Clements, Oxford.

Sylva Trees: local arboricultural company offering a complete tree management service. Fully insured, reliable with competitive rates. All waste fully recycled. Please phone Phillip on 01865 873945/07811 456999, Woodstock Road, Oxford.

Thinking of publishing your own book or thesis? We can help with editing, proof-reading, desing, typesetting and printing. Contact David Mowat at New Cherwell Press, tel.: 01865 310216.

Established since 1996, AA Wordprocessing offers a word processing service for manuscripts, data inputting, theses, dissertations, essays and all other documentation. We also provide a professional C.V. service. Contact Alison Adams on Didcot (01235) 815856 or via our Web site: www.wordprocessing.co.uk.

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.

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

All Counties Nannies: Lynda M. Sattelle N.N.E.B., Lincoln House, Abingdon Road, Drayton, OX14 4SU. Phone/fax: 01235 524462, mobile 07702068165, e- mail: lyndasattelle@allcountiesnannies.co.uk. For all your childcare needs.

Tuscany: owners of award-winning wine and cheese producing farm, Chianti, half-hour south of Florence seek au pair, male or female to reorganise library and other works, half-day, Easter break and/or Summer. E-mail: susagelpke@hotmail.com.

Sought, current or quondam employer's recommendation for housekeeper who is primarily honest and efficient, and who could spend several hours per week assisting with cleaning and suchlike domestic work. Contact details, pigeon-posted to Jason Leech, Wadham, very, very gratefully received.

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.


Employment Wanted

Professional Administrator seeking work in Oxford for up to 20 hrs per week from now until Aug. I have 20 years experience in project management, grant oversight, report writing and editing, and general organisation, as well as excellent skills with people and computers. Please contact Sara Bartholomew by e-mail at: SPTL4@yahoo.com, or by phone on 01993 869073.


Situations Vacant

The Examination Schools: Temporary Room Assistants. We are looking for a team of people to work full time (8.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m.), incl. some Sats., for a 6 week period in Trinity Term to cover the exam season (19 May–27 June), with a possible extension to 11 July 2003. Room assistants will be required to work either at the Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford or at Ewert House Examination Hall, Summertown, Oxford. If you have a preference please state this clearly in your covering letter. The duties include setting up examination rooms, tidying up between sessions, laying out script booklets and exam materials, and delivering packages in central Oxford. If you would like to apply please send a C.V. and covering letter to the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG. For further information phone the Deputy Clerk (Building) on 01865 276905.

The Examination Schools: Invigilators. We are looking for reliable individuals to add to our Register of Invigilators. Work is on a temporary basis during the main exam period which starts this year on 19 May and finishes on 27 June. There are openings to work on either a session basis, where you invigilate individual exam sessions based on your availability, or on a block booking basis. A block (half-days) booking option requires a commitment to work one of the following: full time for the 6 week exam period; specific weeks during the exam period; specific days in the week during the exam period. These options can be discussed in more detail with the Deputy Clerk of Schools (Exams). The work involves laying out of question papers, completing relevant paperwork and invigilating during the examination session. The majority of exam papers are 3 hours duration which require an invigilation session of approximately 4 hours (morning session: 9.00 to 13.00, afternoon session: 14.00 to 18.00). The payment details for a standard invigilator working a 4 hour sessions are as follows: 4 hr session (for 3 hr papers) £27. There are opportunities for suitable invigilators to act as the senior invigilator at a higher rate of pay. If you are interested please send a C.V. and covering letter to the Deputy Clerk of Schools (Exams), Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG.


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

Lovely spacious family house in attractive area of south Oxford with good amenities and close to city centre. There are 4 good-sized bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms, spacious sitting room and large kitchen/diner. The garden is lovely to sit in and is south- facing. Heated outdoor swimming pool around the corner, and a lovely river walk takes you into the heart of historic Oxford. All utilities are included. Available from 16 Aug.,–30 Aug. Rental £1,000. Please phone 01865 429284, after 6 p.m.

House to Rent: Morrell Avenue, overlooking South Park; 3 bedrooms, 2 living rooms. Furnished with all facilities. Beautifully decorated, wooden floors, open fire. Lovely well-kept garden, access to park. Available for 4 months, from Apr. £1,200 p.c.m. Call 01865 251634.

Detached village house to let (furnished) available 14 Apr.,–1 Aug.; 2 receptions, large kitchen, 3 bedrooms plus study/bedroom. Garden and parking. Located Little Milton. £1,000 p.m. Contact 01844 278001 or e-mail: pasharp@brookes.ac.uk.

House to let: large semi in Aston Street, off Iffley Road. Five good- sized bedrooms; bathroom and shower room; large living room; kitchen with separate dining area; basement with 2 rooms. Long garden with patio area. Available mid-March. Would suit family or group of responsible sharers. £1,500 p.m. Please contact Ralph on 01865 310806 or 07767 610671.

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

Attractive 17th-century town house in charming village 20 minutes east of Oxford. Immaculately refurbished, retaining all original beams and other period features. Large kitchen/diner with Aga and timber fitted kitchen units; large sitting room with panelled walls and fireplace; 3 bedrooms (2 with en suitefacilities); study; utility room; downstairs loo and cellars. Gas c.h./hot water (separate from Aga) to entire house. Enclosed courtyard to side plus large rear garden with extensive planting, gardener supplied. Private, off road parking for 2 cars. Location ideal for academic requiring easy access to Oxford or London. For rent unfurnished at £1,500 p.c.m., o.n.o. References and deposit required. Please call 01590 616412 for further information.

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


Flats to Let

Newly decorated spacious top-floor flat in 17th-century house in Islip, with good train and bus service; 1 double bedroom, sitting room, bathroom, kitchen. With own parking. £650 p.c.m. Please call 01869 277 322.

Central north Oxford in prime quiet location: attractive 1 double bedroom fully furnished flat to let for up to 6 months from end Apr., possibility of extension. Suit non-smoking professional £1,000 p.c.m. to incl. services (excl. tel.). Very easy walking distance colleges, university buildings, town, parks, etc.; Granville Court, very close to Brookes University, pleasant furnished 2-bedroom ground-floor flat. En suiteshower room to main bedroom. Suit non-smoking professional single or couple. £850 p.c.m. excl. utilities. Available early Apr. Tel.: 01865 512149, e-mail: dorothymyers@gn.apc.org.


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 between £115–£180 per apartment per night, to accommodate up to 4/5 guests. Contact: www.ambassadorsoxford.co.uk, or tel.: 07876 203378.


Accommodation Offered

Oxford B & B. A home from home. £55 double, £40 single. Tel.: 01865 770 501. E-mail: open@europe.com.

Small comfortable room with own bathroom (not en suite) in friendly house in Kirtlington. Would suit single person. £75 p.w. incl. bills, excluding telephone. Call B. Jeffries on 01809 351268.

Central north Oxford–bed and breakfast. Very pleasant, comfortable quiet room; easy walking distance to University Parks, colleges and university departments, theatres, restaurants, etc. colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities. £30 single; £55 double incl., full English breakfast. Tel./Fax: 01865 512149. E-mail: dorothymyers@gn.apc.org.

Delightful rooms in North Oxford available now. £55 p.w. Book by telephone or fax: 01865 511657 or e-mail: coulsonm@btconnect.com.

Available by the week for visitors to Oxford: self-contained, fully-furnished studio flat, centrally located in Kingston Road. En suiteshower, toilet and washbasin, and fully-equipped kitchen area. Sleeps 2. £315 p.w. all inc. British Tourist Board approved 3 Stars. For further information tel.: 01865 516913 or visit: http://www.oxfordcity.co.uk/accom/studioflat.

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


Accommodation Sought

American professor and wife, retired, desire furnished house or flat in North Oxford for annual visit. Time is flexible: 4–8 weeks in June, July or Aug. Local references available. Phone to 001 530 756 5415 (reverse charges) or e-mail to: jermurphy@ucdavis.edu. Fax is 001 530 756 0227. James J. Murphy, Dept. of English, Univ. of California, Davis, CA 95616.

Family accommodation sought for visiting academic: 2 adults and 3 children, for 3 months between Sept., and Dec. Please contact Ian.Stark@ed.ac.uk, tel.: 0131 228 4101.

Office space: retired law professor requires central Oxford light and bright office space (approx. 300 sq ft) for self and secretary a.s.a.p. Please call 01865 271460 or e-mail: roy.goode@law.ox.ac.uk.

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

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


Holiday Lets

Traditional village house with own pool: 3 double bedrooms, 2 living rooms, and sunroom. Please call 01869 277 322 or www.home.freeuk.com/majorca.

Holiday house in Catalonia: well-appointed 4-bedroom house in the unspoilt Catalonian village of Regencos (about 65 miles north-east of Barcelona, and 4 miles inland) near Palafrugell; available July (1 week only), Aug., and Sept. Several superb beaches within a radius of 6 miles. The house, which sleeps 7, is on 2 floors, each of which forms a self-contained flat with kitchen, bathroom and lounge/dining area. The ground-floor has a large doube bedroom and a single, while the upper floor has a similar double bedroom and a twin-bedded room. Attractive room garden with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. Spanish maid visits every Sun., and by private arrangement will cook delicious meals. Prices: £425 p.w., £800 per fortnight, £1,500 per 4 week period. Ring Dr Charles Mould 01451 860876 (fax: 01451 861691) or e-mail: cmm@chalkface.net for further particulars.

Unusually spacious Casa Colonica: exhilirating views over Assisi and mountains. spiritually revitalising; extensive gardens, elevation c. 2000 ft. Accommodation: 40 ft library/music room with Steinway grand; 2 double bedrooms; fully-equipped large kitchen; beautiful drawing-room and lounge. Car essential. From £400 p.w., deposit £100. Available June–Oct. Please ring Diana Eavis. Tel.: 00 39 075 813 793 or Clare Richardson 020 8991 1514, mobile 07768 891458, or e-mail: ctr@clarezone.co.uk.

Charming terrace house for short and long lets in conservation zone of unspoilt Southwold (Suffolk), seconds from the sea. Sleeps 4+. Marvellous area for walking, cycling (2 bicycles available), church-visiting, bird-watching and pub hopping. Tel.: 01865 513464 (eves.).

Normandy: Village au Brun, Notre Dame de Cenilly: Old Farm House, newly tiled roof, all mod cons and set in approx. 13½ acres farmland. Peaceful but within 200 yards of tarred road. Saint-Lo, Coutance approx. 20 kms, Cherbourg, Bayeux, Mont St Michel and Caen within 100 kms. Ground floor: kitchen/dining room, gas cooker, separate electric oven, microwave, large fridge with separate freezer, gas c.h.; bathroom with toilet; sitting room. First floor: music room, 2 bedrooms (1 with small office). Second floor: large bedroom; shower room with toilet; gallery (suitable for office) which looks on to music room below. Open fire in sitting room. Would suit writer or musician seeking peace and quiet to work. Flexible lease. Rental to include heating, linen and crockery but excluding telephone and electricity. For further details please contact Alexander Kok on 00 33 2 33 45 52 16 or e-mail: akok2@wanadoo.fr.

French Pyrenees: 2 traditional stone houses, at 850 m with wonderful views (Chateau de Montsegur), ideal for walking and relaxing. All facilities included for £170–£250 depending on numbers. We are 1¼ hours from Carcassone. Please tel.: 00 335 6101 3046 for photographs and more information.

Bordeaux–Medoc: a modern villa with 5 bedrooms, sleeps up to 13. Quiet but only 3 minutes to shops, restaurants, facilities, and sandy lake beach; close to lake water-sports, ATlantic surfing coast, heathland for walking, and dedicated cycle tracks. One hour to airport, Archachon and world's finest chateaux and vineyards. £750–£1,150 p.w. Tel.: 01865 (4)32302 (day) or eves., and weekends on 01865 202765, or e-mail: pbaxter@sarumuse.com.

South of France: 18th-century stone farmhouse in Languedoc/Aveyron hills. Easy drives to Gorges du Tarn, Albi, Montpellier and Mediterranean. Two living areas, magnificent kitchen, 6 bedrooms (sleeping 12), full of character. Utility room; barn; roof terrace; orchard garden. Stunning views. River bathing. Excellent restaurants. Beautiful unspoilt area. Available up to 19th July and from Sept. £250–£500 p.w. Tel.: 01865 244619.

Gower Coast: holiday house available from July. Two self-contained halves each sleep 4–6 (10 max.). Ideal families/groups sharing or independent. Private road adjacent Pennard Golf course above Three Cliffs bay. Large sheltered garden. Dogs welcome. From £350 p.w. E-mail: swainsonjc@aol.com, or tel.: 01865 433499.

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

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.

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: coulson@btconnect.com, direct tel.: 01865 511657.

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.

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

Deepest S.W. France: two spacious and beautifully converted farmhouse properties, each with pool and large gardens. Sleep 6 and 10 comfortably. Ring Marion on 01865 554122 or 00 33 5 63 24 08 78, or e-mail: marion@hidden-sw-france.com. Http://www.hidden-sw-france.com.

Cevennes–Gard/Lozere/Ardeche borders: spacious, newly refurbished apartment in stone Cevenol 'mas', on the periphery of Mont Lozere National Park. Vine-covered terrace, adjoining modern kitchen; salon; 3 double bedrooms–sleeps 8+; bathroom and 2 shower rooms. Well separated from owners' accommodation which is usually unoccupied when this apartment is let. Set at about 1000ft, in over 2 acres of mature gardens, the house is on the edge of a very quiet hamlet–near a village with shops–in an area of dramatic mountain scenery, with attractive river swimming. Uzes, Nimes, Pont du Gard, Avignon, Arles, Montpellier, Southern Rhone vineyards, Gorges du Tarn–and the Mediterranean–all within easy reach. For those who do not wish to drive, there is easy access via cheap Stansted flights. Booking now open for 2003 (from £210 p.w.). Non-smokers only please. Full c.h. available for autumn and winter lets. A smaller, second flat should be available from May onwards. It will sleep 4 or 5 in 2 bedrooms, and will have a large living area and a cool covered terrace. Though entirely separate from the larger flat–and available separately–this may be of particular interest to families who enjoy holidays together but who would appreciated a greater degeree of privacy and independence. For further details of either of these flats, please apply (eves.): 01527 541360.

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

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

Detached house in peaceful close in picturesque riverside village within 2 miles of central Oxford: hall, living room, dining room, study, 4 bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms, extra-large kitchen, utility room, double garage with automatic door, parking, c.h., d.g. throughout, garden front and rear. £450,000. Phone (owners) 01865 772741, or (in USA) 001 909 621 4189. Or (agent) 01865 760 881.

"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. n


Boat for Sale

Viking 23 4-berth, low maintenance. Moored at Osney (use on canal or river). See www.timsharp.co.uk/boat or tel.: 01844 278001. £7,000 o.n.o.

 

Appointments

MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES DIVISION (DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS)

University Lecturership in Condensed Matter Physics

In association with Brasenose College

The Department of Physics proposes to appoint a University Lecturer in Condensed Matter Physics with effect from 1 October 2003 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be appointed to a Tutorial Fellowship in Physics by Brasenose College, under arrangements described in the further particulars. The combined university and college salary will be according to age on a scale up to £42,900 per annum.

Preference will be given to applicants with an established record in nanoscale science which could include topics such as quantum dots, carbon nanotubes, strongly interacting systems, and spintronics in subject areas in the physics and applications of semiconductors, superconductors, or magnetic systems. The department hosts a new IRC in bionanotechnology and has strong links to a new IRC in quantum information processing. It has a range of facilities in-house for advanced crystal growth and materials preparation and has the highest magnetic field facilities available in the UK for the production of both steady (21.5T) and pulsed (60T) magnetic fields.

The successful candidate will be expected to lecture to undergraduate and graduate students, and to give instruction in the undergraduate practical laboratories. The college will expect the fellow to provide tutorials covering a substantial part of the Physics undergraduate degrees, and to share the organisation, supervision, and teaching of Physics in the college. Further particulars, containing details of the application procedure, the selection criteria, and the duties attached to both the university and college appointments are available from Professor R.J. Nicholas
( http://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/jobs/cm.asp, telephone: Oxford (2)72250, e-mail: r.nicholas1@physics.ox.ac.uk). The application should be sent to Professor Nicholas to arrive no later than 30 April.

The University and the college are equal opportunities employers.


UNIVERSITY LABORATORY OF PHYSIOLOGY

Appointment of Postdoctoral Research Scientist

The Laboratory of Physiology wishes to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to investigate the detrimental effects of obesity and type II diabetes on cardiac function and metabolism. Based in Professor Kieran Clarke's laboratory, the post-holder will join a team using magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy plus perfusion techniques in rat and mouse heart. Applicants should possess a doctorate in biochemistry/physiology or a related discipline and should have general biochemistry skills. Experience in perfusion methods or substrate metabolism would be an advantage, as would molecular biological techniques. The post, available immediately, is funded by GlaxoSmithKline for two years in the first instance, with the possibility of a third year. The starting salary will be based on qualifications and experience on the RSIA grade (£18,265–£27,339 per annum).

For further particulars e-mail: reference@physiol.ox. ac.uk or write to the Deputy Administrator, University Laboratory of Physiology, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PT (quoting reference: AS03/009). Written applications to the Deputy Administrator should include a curriculum vitae and the details of two referees who may be contacted prior to interview. The closing date for applications is 21 March.


OXFORD INSTITUTE OF AGEING

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

The Oxford Institute of Ageing is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to undertake a two-year research project on `The changing face of grandparenting in the EU'. This is an EU funded position and, under the terms of the programme, is available to nationals of the EU only, with the exception of those of the host country, in this case, British citizens. In addition, applicants should be aged thirty-five years or under (allowance of one to two years can be made for maternity leave or military service), and nationals of a Member State or Associated State of the European Union (other than UK), or residing in the Union for the last five years.

The Oxford Institute of Ageing is a multidisciplinary research institute interested in the implications of population ageing for individuals in societies. Researchers are drawn from the disciplines of sociology, demography, economics, anthropology, psychology, law, history, geography, and political science. It also maintains good links with researchers in the biological and medical sciences.

Applications are invited from researchers interested in working on questions concerning demographic change and the family. Research experience, or a background in one of the following, would be an advantage: qualitative or quantitative social science methods, demography, law, social policy, or sociology. The appointee will work under the direction of Dr Sarah Harper and Dr George Leeson and in collaboration with other colleagues in the group. This is the fourth on-going research project currently hosted by the Institute of Ageing into modern grandparenthood. The post will be on the research staff grade 1A scale (salary £18,265–£27,339).

Informal enquiries should be directed to Sarah Harper (e-mail: sarah.harper@ageing.ox.ac.uk). Further particulars are available from the Administrator (e-mail: administrator.ageing@ox.ac.uk), or http://www.ageing.ox.ac.uk, or the address below. Applications should comprise a curriculum vitae and a list of publications, together with the names, addresses, telephone, fax and e-mail details of three referees. Applicants should ask their referees to write directly to the Administrator, at the Oxford Institute of Ageing, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, Oxford OX1 1PS. Applications faxed to Oxford (2)86171 or e-mailed (e-mail: administrator@ageing.ox.ac.uk) are acceptable, but should be followed by hard copy.

Reference number CY03002 should be quoted in all communication. The closing date for applications in Thursday, 27 March, and it is planned that interviews will take place, in Oxford, on Monday, 28 April.


BALLIOL COLLEGE

Six-hour Stipendiary Lecturership in Ancient History

Balliol College proposes, if a suitable candidate applies, to appoint a six-hour Stipendiary Lecturer in Ancient History for Michaelmas Term 2003 and Hilary Term 2004.

The lecturer will be required to teach up to six hours of Ancient History for the Honour Schools of Classics, Ancient and Modern History, and Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, and to take some responsibility for the organisation of these courses (including admissions), and for pastoral care of students; teaching for the historical and other options in Literae Humaniores Honour Moderations will also be expected. The lecturer will receive a stipend of £3,931 and certain common room rights. The college wishes to appoint someone whose main specialism is in a central period of either Greek or Roman history; and applicants will be free to make exchange arrangements with other colleges in respect of the options which they are unable to cover.

Applicants should provide a letter of application supported by a curriculum vitae, and should state which of the standard subjects they are able to teach. Details of the courses offered for the various Honour Schools can be found at: http://www.history.ox.ac.uk/currentunder/honours/ancient/2001/course.htm.

Applicants should provide the names of two referees, whom they should ask to write directly to the Senior Tutor. Applications and references must reach the Senior Tutor, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, by Friday, 14 March.


Appointment of Secretary to the Development Director

The Development Office is responsible for fund-raising and for relations between Balliol College and its former students. The college is looking for someone with excellent secretarial and administrative skills who is confident about using databases. The ideal candidate will have a secretarial qualification, a cheerful and outgoing personality, excellent communication skills—both verbal and written—and a professional approach to his/her work. This is a varied and demanding position requiring energy, enthusiasm, and effective time management.

The starting salary will be £17,340 (with annual cost of living increment pending). To apply, please follow the instructions in the further particulars for the post; these are available at http://www.balliol.ox.ac.uk/adverts or by contacting Alastair James, Development Director, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ (telephone: Oxford (2)77691, e-mail: alastair.james@balliol.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 21 March. Interviews will be held on 28 March.

Balliol College is an equal opportunities employer.


BRASENOSE COLLEGE AND CHRIST CHURCH

Two-year Lecturership in Economics

Brasenose College and Christ Church propose to appoint a Temporary Lecturer to provide up to twelve hours of tutorial teaching per week for two years from 1 October 2003. The stipend, which will be pensionable within USS, will be on a scale currently £16,952 in the first year and £18,004 per annum in the second year. Applicants should be able to teach the Introduction to Economics paper to first-year undergraduates; the Microeconomics and the Macroeconomics paper to second-year undergraduates; and one option paper. The ability to teach other parts of the Economics course in PPE and Economics and Management would be an advantage.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Censors' Administrator, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP, and may be viewed on the Web site: http://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/jobs. The closing date for applications is 4 April. Brasenose College and Christ Church are equal opportunities employers.


CHRIST CHURCH

Senior Scholarships

The governing body proposes to elect up to two scholars, to hold their awards from 1 October 2003. The scholarships are tenable for two years in the first instance, and may be renewed for a further year; they are open to both men and women. Senior Scholars must at the time of their election be reading for a higher degree in the University, and must by 1 October 2003 have been reading for such a degree or degrees for at least three but not more than six terms. The stipend is as for postgraduate awards from UK Government agencies, subject to a deduction in the light of other emoluments, together with free accommodation in college or a housing allowance (currently £1,128). Application forms and further particulars may be obtained by writing to the Secretary to the Tutor for Graduates, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP. Applications must reach the Secretary to the Tutor for Graduates by 4 April.


CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

Fixed-term Teaching Fellowship in Philosophy

Corpus Christi College proposes to elect a Teaching Fellow in Philosophy with effect from 1 October 2003. The person appointed will be a fellow of Corpus Christi College. The fellow will be expected to engage in research in Philosophy and to teach for twelve hours per week during term, in Ancient Philosophy and in Philosophy more widely. The post will be limited to three years, with no possibility of extension. The salary will be in the range £20,311–£26,270.

Further particulars and application forms can be obtained from the College Secretary, Corpus Christi College, Oxford OX1 4JF (telephone: Oxford (2)76737, e-mail: college.office@ccc.ox.ac.uk) or on the college's Web site (http://www.ccc.ox.ac.uk). Applications (together with the names of three referees) should be sent to the College Secretary by 4 April. It is the candidate's responsibility to ask their referees to send references direct to the College Secretary, to be received by that date.

Corpus Christi College is an equal opportunities employer.


EXETER COLLEGE

Usher–Cunningham Studentship in History

Exeter College expects to elect to an Usher–Cunningham Studentship for graduate work in Oxford in medieval or modern history.

The studentship is tenable from 1 October 2003 for one year, renewable for up to three years, and will pay full fees plus a grant for maintenance up to the value of a standard Research Council award for home and EU students. Applicants, who must be under twenty-five years of age on 1 October 2003, must be graduates of an Irish university and must be or become resident members of Exeter College. The successful candidate must also be accepted by the Modern History Faculty to read for a postgraduate degree.

Applications should be made in writing by 21 March to the Academic Administrator, Exeter College, Oxford OX1 3DP (e-mail: academic.administrator@exeter.ox.ac. uk).

Applications should include the names of two referees, whom applicants should ask to write directly to the Academic Administrator, together with a curriculum vitae, research proposals, and two pieces of written work.


Senior Scholarship in Theology

Exeter College proposes to elect a graduate to a Senior Scholarship in Theology from 1 October 2003. The scholar is to study for the Final Honour School of either Theology or Philosophy and Theology.

The value of the scholarship will be determined by the college in the light of the scholar's financial circumstances, but may, in appropriate cases, cover all college and university fees for a home or EC student, and provide a maintenance grant of approximately £4,000.

The scholarship is open to both men and women. The successful candidate shall hold, or expect to hold by the time of admission to the scholarship, at least a second-class Honours degree in a subject other than Theology. Applications should be made in writing by 21 March to the Academic Administrator, Exeter College, Oxford OX1 3DP (e-mail: academic.administrator@exeter.ox.ac. uk).

Applications should include the applicant's curriculum vitae and the names of two referees, whom applicants should ask to write directly to the Academic Administrator.

Exeter College is an equal opportunities employer.


HERTFORD COLLEGE

Starun Scholarship in Polish Studies

Applications are invited for the Mary Starun Scholarship in Polish Studies, tenable for one or two years from 1 October 2003. The scholarship is intended, in particular, to encourage research into Polish history, literature, or language (preference will be given to candidates whose research falls in the period before 1800) and consists of free accommodation and meals as provided for junior members (or a cash allowance in lieu). The holder will normally (but not necessarily) be registered for a research degree in the University.

Further details may be obtained from the Academic Administrator, Hertford College, Oxford OX1 3BW (telephone: Oxford (2)79423, e-mail: college.office@hertford.ox.ac.uk. Applications (together with the names of three referees) should be sent to the College Secretary by 4 April. It is the candidate's responsibility to ask their referees to send references direct to the College Secretary, to be received by that date.


EXETER COLLEGE

Usher–Cunningham Studentship in History

Exeter College expects to elect to an Usher–Cunningham Studentship for graduate work in Oxford in medieval or modern history.

The studentship is tenable from 1 October 2003 for one year, renewable for up to three years, and will pay full fees plus a grant for maintenance up to the value of a standard Research Council award for home and EU students. Applicants, who must be under twenty-five years of age on 1 October 2003, must be graduates of an Irish university and must be or become resident members of Exeter College. The successful candidate must also be accepted by the Modern History Faculty to read for a postgraduate degree.

Applications should be made in writing by 21 March to the Academic Administrator, Exeter College, Oxford OX1 3DP (e-mail: academic.administrator@exeter.ox.ac. uk).

Applications should include the names of two referees, whom applicants should ask to write directly to the Academic Administrator, together with a curriculum vitae, research proposals, and two pieces of written work.


Senior Scholarship in Theology

Exeter College proposes to elect a graduate to a Senior Scholarship in Theology from 1 October 2003. The scholar is to study for the Final Honour School of either Theology or Philosophy and Theology.

The value of the scholarship will be determined by the college in the light of the scholar's financial circumstances, but may, in appropriate cases, cover all college and university fees for a home or EC student, and provide a maintenance grant of approximately £4,000.

The scholarship is open to both men and women. The successful candidate shall hold, or expect to hold by the time of admission to the scholarship, at least a second-class Honours degree in a subject other than Theology. Applications should be made in writing by 21 March to the Academic Administrator, Exeter College, Oxford OX1 3DP (e-mail: academic.administrator@exeter.ox.ac. uk).

Applications should include the applicant's curriculum vitae and the names of two referees, whom applicants should ask to write directly to the Academic Administrator.

Exeter College is an equal opportunities employer.


HERTFORD COLLEGE

Starun Scholarship in Polish Studies

Applications are invited for the Mary Starun Scholarship in Polish Studies, tenable for one or two years from 1 October 2003. The scholarship is intended, in particular, to encourage research into Polish history, literature, or language (preference will be given to candidates whose research falls in the period before 1800) and consists of free accommodation and meals as provided for junior members (or a cash allowance in lieu). The holder will normally (but not necessarily) be registered for a research degree in the University.

Further details may be obtained from the Academic Administrator, Hertford College, Oxford OX1 3BW (telephone: Oxford (2)79423, e-mail: college.office@hertford.ox.ac.uk). Closing date for applications: 28 March.


MERTON COLLEGE

Stipendiary Lecturership in Politics

Merton College wishes to appoint to a full-time tempor- ary lecturership for two terms only with effect from 1 October 2003. The successful candidate will be able to teach Introduction to Politics (The Politics of Major Liberal Democracies), Comparative Government, or International Relations, and at least one other optional paper. He or she will teach a full tutorial load for the college, take an active part in the running of the School, and participate in admissions.

The person appointed will be a full member of the senior common room and, as such, will have a right to lunches and dinners free of charge, and will be provided with a teaching room. The college will also contribute towards USS contributions. Salary up £18,265 per annum (pro rata). Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and the contact details of three referees to Miss Clare Bass, Tutorial Secretary, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD, to reach her by the closing date of 13 March.


Barnett Bequest

Merton College wishes to advertise the Barnett Bequest to assist a UK candidate of outstanding academic excellence who wishes to read for the Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) at the University from October 2003. Applications are invited from those who have already been accepted by the Faculty of Law to commence the BCL in October 2003 and who have secured the offer of a place at another Oxford college, or those who have applied to commence the BCL in October 2003 and who are still awaiting consideration of acceptance by the Faculty of Law. The value of the bequest is £2,800 for the year and is intended to assist with the cost of college fees and/or accommodation. This award is tenable only at Merton College; those already accepted by another Oxford college will be allowed to transfer in order to take up the award. Selection will be made on the basis of academic excellence and financial need.

The competition is open to graduates of any university with a first-class honours degree, who are ordinarily resident in the UK and have been accepted to begin the BCL at the University in October 2003.

The college reserves the right not to award the Barnett Bequest in any given year should no suitable candidates present themselves. Application forms and further particulars may be obtained by contacting the Secretary for Graduates, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD (e-mail: julieg@admin.merton.ox.ac.uk). The closing date is 2 September.


ORIEL COLLEGE

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Sciences (the Isobel Laing Fellowship)

Oriel College invites applications for a postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Sciences (the Isobel Laing Fellowship) to be taken up on 1 October 2003, or as soon as possible thereafter, for a period of five years (non-renewable). Preference will be given to applicants whose field of research is in Biochemistry.

The person appointed will be required to undertake up to six hours tutorial teaching per week in Biochemistry for undergraduates studying Biochemistry and Medicine.

The college expects to appoint a suitably qualified person who already holds a position as a research assistant or fellow (e.g. Royal Society, Wellcome, or Research Council) in a department of the University. The posts will be held concurrently.

Further particulars may be obtained from the College Secretary, Oriel College, Oxford OX1 4EW (e-mail: yvonne.scott@oriel.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)76543). The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 8 April.


PEMBROKE COLLEGE

Stipendiary Lecturership in Modern European History

Pembroke College wishes to appoint an eight-hour Stipendiary Lecturer in Modern European History for one year from 1 October 2003. The successful candidate will be required to teach up to an average of eight hours per week over a range of topics in nineteenth- and twentieth-century European history, including some occasional teaching for Approaches to History and Comparative History. The lecturer will also be required to work in conjunction with the Fellow in Modern History in arranging teaching and in the admissions process. The stipend for this post will be £11,497–£12,852 (pro rata), depending on experience, and the lecturer will be provided with shared use of a teaching room. In addition, the successful applicant will be entitled to two free lunches and two free dinners per week.

Further particulars may be obtained by contacting the College Office (e- mail: laura.green@pmb.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)86089). Applicants should submit four copies of their application and curriculum vitae to the Senior Tutor, Pembroke College, Oxford OX1 1DW, by Friday, 21 March. They should also ask two referees to send references to the Senior Tutor by the same deadline.


ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

Fixed-term Supernumerary Fellowship in English

Applications are invited for a Supernumerary Fellowship in English Language and Literature from 1 October 2003 for three years. The stipend will be £24,121 subject to review on 1 August 2003. The fellow will be primarily responsible for teaching English literature of the period 1642–1832 at undergraduate level, and will have obligations both to the college and to the English Faculty Board. The appointment is open to men and women.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, St Anne's College, Oxford OX2 6HS (telephone: Oxford (2)74825, e-mail: heather.law@st-annes.ox.ac.uk), or can be found on the Web at http://www.st-annes.ox.ac.uk/. The closing date for applications is Friday, 28 March.


Fixed-term Supernumerary Fellowship in Philosophy

Applications are invited for a Supernumerary Fellowship in Philosophy from 1 October 2003 for two years. The stipend will be £24,121 subject to review on 1 August 2003. The fellow will have obligations both to the college and to the Philosophy Faculty Board. Applications from those able to teach ancient philosophy in the original language are especially welcome. The appointment is open to men and women.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, St Anne's College, Oxford OX2 6HS (telephone: Oxford (2)74825, e-mail: heather.law@st-annes.ox.ac.uk), or can be found on the Web at http://www.st-annes.ox.ac.uk/. The closing date for applications is 4 April.

St Anne's College is an equal opportunities employer.


ST CROSS COLLEGE

Unilever Graduate Scholarship 2003–4

St Cross College offers the Unilever Scholarship in the Sciences, for which it invites applications from students who will be studying for a postgraduate degree in the University in the academic year 2003–4.

The scholarship, with a value of £1,907 per annum, is tenable for between one and three years coterminous with college fee liability. Preference will be given to those studying for degrees in engineering or biochemistry. Applications should be received by 31 March. It is intended to hold interviews on Friday, 16 May.

Scholarships are awarded only after interview. Only in the most exceptional circumstances is the college able to pay travel expenses for interview. Any candidates unsuccessful in their application for a scholarship may, if they wish, be considered for normal membership of the college.

Enquiries about the procedures for applying for a scholarship and requests for application forms should be sent to the College Office, St Cross College, Oxford OX1 3LZ (e-mail: college.secretary@stx.ox.ac.uk).


ST EDMUND HALL

William R. Miller Junior Research Fellowship in Biological Sciences

St Edmund Hall proposes to elect to a W.R. Miller Junior Research Fellowship in the field of the Molecular Aspects of Biology for three years from 1 October 2003. The fellowship includes dining rights and will be stipendiary, but the stipend will be reduced by the amount of any other stipend received from another source. The college will not normally elect someone who has previously held a similar appointment. On this occasion the college will not consider candidates who have completed more than four years' full-time research by 1 October 2003.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Principal, St Edmund Hall, Oxford OX1 4AR, and applications should reach him no later than Friday, 11 April.

St Edmund Hall is an equal opportunities employer and a charity which exists to promote excellence in education and research.


ST PETER'S COLLEGE

Supernumerary Fellowship in English Literature

Applications are invited for the post of Supernumerary Fellow and Tutor in English Literature for a fixed term of three years from 1 October 2003. The fellow will be required to provide undergraduate teaching in both nineteenth- and twentieth-century English literature, and some other parts of the English syllabus. He or she will also be required to take primary responsibility for the organisation of the Visiting Student programme in English, to participate in admissions procedures, and to share the administration of English teaching within the college. Salary within the scale £21,125–£26,451.

Further particulars are available from the College Secretary, St Peter's College, Oxford OX1 2DL (telephone: Oxford (2)78864, email: olivia.henley@spc.ox.ac.uk), to whom applications should be sent by Friday, 28 March (eight copies, except for overseas applicants, who need submit only one). Candidates should provide the names of three referees, whom they should ask to write to the College Secretary by the closing date.


WADHAM COLLEGE

John Brookman Organ Scholarship

Wadham College seeks to elect an Organ Scholar. This will be either someone who has gained admission to read for a higher degree in the University or an undergraduate student of Wadham already on course. The scholarship is being offered in two forms. A scholar who would wish to confine his or her activity to playing the organ for chapel services would be offered a scholarship of £1,700 per annum. However, a scholar who would also be prepared to take on the Directorship of the Chapel Choir would be offered a scholarship of £2,500 per annum in total.

Further particulars should be sought from the Registrar, Wadham College, Oxford OX1 3PN (e-mail: registrar@ wadham.ox.ac.uk) or can be viewed on the Web
(http://www.wadham.ox.ac.uk/stud ents/scholarships). The closing date for applications is Friday, 11 April.


GREYFRIARS

Appointment of part-time Secretary

Greyfriars Hall is seeking to appoint a part-time secretary to the Warden and the Senior Tutor: four hours a day, Monday–Friday, during term (noughth week to ninth week), and six hours a week during vacations. The actual working hours are flexible. The stipend is £5 per hour. Applicants should send curriculum vitae to the Warden, Greyfriars, Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1SB (e-mail: thomas.weinandy@greyfriars.ox.ac.uk ).


ST CATHARINE'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Lectureship in French

St Catharine's College invites applications to the post of Lecturer in French Literature/Culture, tenable from 1 October 2003 for five years in the first instance. The post will be on the national Lecturer A scale (currently £22,191– £25,451); in exceptional circumstances, appointment on the Lecturer B scale may be considered. The successful candidate will be eligible for an official fellowship of the college. Candidates will normally be expected to have a doctorate at the time of taking up the post.

Further particulars are available at http://www.caths.cam.ac. uk/fellows/CollLecinFrJan3.html/, or from the Master's Secretary, St Catharine's College, Cambridge CB2 1RL (telephone: 01223 338349, fax: 01223 330819, e-mail: jvs25@cam.ac.uk). The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday, 21 March.

St Catharine's College is an equal opportunities employer.

Diary

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


Friday 7 March

CONFERENCE: `Qu'est-ce que les Lumières?', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m. (continues tomorrow, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.).

MAISON FRANÇAISE conference: `Policy instruments and policy changes', Norman Chester Room, Nuffield, 10 a.m. –7 p.m. (continues tomorrow).

DR A. DIGBY: `Shaping changing identities: the general practitioner in Britain and South Africa' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identities of medical practitioners and traditional healers'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Putting materials online', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Musical instruments: east and west', 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.)

E. HIRSCH: `Techniques of vision: photography, disco, and renderings of present perceptions in highland Papua' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Departmental Seminar), ISCA, 4 p.m.

LORD WILLIAMS OF MOSTYN: `House of Lords reform: the Government's view' (seminar series: `British government and politics'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

PAOLO IGNAZI: `Northern League, Forza Italia, AN: the analysis of mixed bags' (West European Seminar: `Populism, the extreme right, and the crisis of representation in western Europe), Lincoln, 5 p.m.


Saturday 8 March

ANNETTE REGNITTER (soprano) and CECILY LOCK (piano): piano music by Haydn and songs by Brahms and Liszt, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

THE RT. HON. LORD GOLDSMITH, QC: `An independent legal establishment: democratic necessity or optional extra?' (Hands Lecture), Rhodes House, 5 p.m. (Admission free. Tickets required, from Ms Jane Buswell—tel. (2)82894, e-mail: jane.buswell@mansfield.ox.ac.uk. Audience to be seated ten minutes before the lecture.)

ORGAN RECITAL: John Oxlade, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

THE HERTFORD BRUCKNER ORCHESTRA performs Bruckner's Symphony no. 5, University Church, 8 p.m. (tickets £5/£3 from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, tel. 305305, or at the door).


Sunday 9 March

DR PAMELA SUE ANDERSON preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

ANNETTE REGNITTER (soprano) and CECILY LOCK (piano): piano music by Haydn and songs by Brahms and Liszt, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 12 noon (admission free; retiring collection).


Monday 10 March

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

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Looking good in print', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR T. SKOCPOL: `Civic engagement' (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 S. KAKAR: `Leprosy in India: the unique role of oral history' (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 S. BEN-AMI: `So close and yet so far ... lessons of the Israeli–Palestinian peace process' (Isaiah Berlin Public Lectures in Middle East Dialogue), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College, 5 p.m.

AGNÈS DISSON: `La poésie comme mouvement: Pierre Alferi/Anne Portugal' (lecture, followed by a reading of `Définitif bob' by Anne Portugal), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.


Tuesday 11 March

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

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

THE RT. HON. MICHAEL PORTILLO, PC, MP, LORD OWEN, PC, and DR ANNE DEIGHTON: `EU and NATO: cousins or rivals?' (seminar series: `Interests, identities, and interventions'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. KING: `American welfare transformed or ended? The 1996 reform and beyond' (seminar series: `Current issues in social policy'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

DR R. GETHIN: `Meditation, mysticism, and contradiction in early Buddhism' (lecture), Lecture Room 2, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

C. PATERSON: `Acupuncture and Chinese medicine: the patient's perspective' (Medical Anthropology Research Seminars: `Complementary and alternative medicines: anthropological perspectives'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 5 p.m.

DR R. ELLIS: `God in the trenches: Woodbine Willy and the problem of pain' (public lecture series: `Life at the limits: reflections on religion and death'), Regent's Park, 5 p.m.

P. EDGE: `Religious legislators: Manx perspectives on "Anglican" bishops in second chambers' (seminar series: `Law and religion'), Becket Institute, St Hugh's, 5 p.m.

G. RICO: `Music, morals, and ideas in thirteenth-century sermons and exemplar literature' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m. (open to the public).

DR M. GRIFFIN: ` "Lifting the mask": Syme on fictional history' (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).

THE HILLIARD ENSEMBLE performs Tallis, Lamentations, and Tye, Missa Sine Nomine, the chapel, Magdalen, 8.30 p.m. (tickets £18.50/£15/£6) (enquiries: david.skinner@magd.ox.ac.uk).


Wednesday 12 March

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `The Ruskin Project' (Jonathan Miller), OUCS, 1–1.45 p.m.

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `The Etruscans', 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 seminar: `Descriptive statistics for research—univariate and multivariate tests', 3 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR ERNST VAN DE WETERING: `Rembrandt's genius: technique, style, and quality' (Slade Lectures: `Reconstructing Rembrandt—questions and answers in recent research'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR K. JACOBSEN: `Supporting refugee households in protracted situations: what's new and what have we learnt?' (Seminars in Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. BOWNAS: `Japan 1952–2002: the golden jubilee of a personal encounter' (Faculty of Oriental Studies and Oxford University Japan Society special lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. LEFFLER: `Harry Truman and Israel' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS (with soloist Caroline Balding) performs concertos by Vivaldi, Guido, and Telemann, the chapel, New College, 8.30 p.m. (tickets from the Oxford Playhouse, tel. 305305, or at the door; further information from www.newchamberopera.com).

MAGDALEN COLLEGE MIXED-VOICE CHOIR performs Magdala, directed by David Skinner, and sixteenth-century tributes to Josquin Des Prez, the chapel, Magdalen, 8.30 p.m. (tickets £8/£4) (enquiries: david.skinner@magd.ox.ac.uk).


Thursday 13 March

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Opendoor: recruitment module' (session 2), 9.30 a.m., and `Presentation skills' (day 1), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

COMPUTING SERVICES courses: `Word 2000: tables, tabs, and indents', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m., and Unix Systems Administration Seminar, OUCS, 12.45–1.45 p.m.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S FESTIVAL celebrations at the International Gender Studies Centre, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR J. EPSTEIN: `Britain's "America": notes from the nineteenth century' (seminar series: `Americanisation and anti-Americanism: global views of the USA'), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. PRINSLOO: `Lexicography and African languages' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. CORELL: `The role of government' (Linacre Lectures: `Designing successful environmental policies'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.


Friday 14 March

ELECTION OF CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY: voting by members of Convocation, Divinity School, 9.15–5 p.m. (details at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/councilsec/convoc.shtml).

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Springboard, Programme 2' (second workshop), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR I.-B. TRANKELL: `Pharmacists in Cambodia: identities and experiences' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identities of medical practitioners and traditional healers'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Virtual learning environment', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Families through the ages', 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.)

I. BELLIER: `Power issues and negotiations in multicultural organisations' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Departmental Seminar), ISCA, 4 p.m.

BONNICI STRING QUARTET: concert, including works by Mendelssohn and Debussy, Maison Française, 8 p.m. (admission free).