Oxford University Gazette, 6 November 2003

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 134, No. 4675: 6 November 2003

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GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Changes in Regulations

The General Purposes Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations on 6 November 2003, to come into effect on 21 November 2003.

MBA Prize

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 655, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by Decree (1) of 7 December 2000 and the changes published on 14 November 2002, Gazette, Vol. 131, p. 402; Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 133, p. 404), insert new § 227 as follows and renumber §227–39 (pp. 679–89) as §228–40.

§ 227. MBA Prize

1. The moneys establishing the MBA Prize (the Fund) shall be retained by the University as a permanent endowment, and the net income of the Fund shall be applied to the award of a prize, to be known as the MBA Prize.

2. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of a committee comprising the Peter Moores Dean of the Saïd Business School, the MBA Director, the chairman of the MBA examiners, and one other person nominated by the Peter Moores Dean.

3. (1) The prize shall be awarded annually, if suitable candidates present themselves, to the full-time MBA student who the committee judges has excelled academically, made an exceptional contribution in the classroom, and contributed greatly to the wider social and intellectual life of the school. The committee will publish annually the criteria which will be applied and the procedures it will follow.

(2) A sum of £10,000 will be awarded to each year's winner, the value of the prize being periodically adjusted in line with inflation at the discretion of the committee.

(3) The successful candidate will also be given a framed certificate which will be presented to the candidate at the end of course ceremony in September each year.

(4) A second prize may be awarded at the discretion of the prize committee.

4. Regulations 2 and 3 above may be amended by Council.

[This change establishes a new Prize Fund for excellence in the MBA through the extremely generous benefaction of Mr Wafic Saïd. The prize, of £10,000, will be awarded annually to the full-time MBA student who, in the judgement of the prize committee, has excelled academically, made an exceptional contribution in the classroom, and contributed greatly to the wider social and intellectual life of the Saïd Business School.]

The General Purposes Committee of Council, on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, has made the following changes in regulations on 6 November 2003, to come into effect on 21 November 2003.

Nuffield Benefactions

1 In Sect. I, § 248, of Council Regulations 25 of 2002 concerning Scholarships, Prizes, Special Funds, Collections, Libraries, and Grants (Statutes, 2000, p. 579 as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002 (Gazette Vol. 132, p.1461)), delete `[4]' and insert:

`[4]

Scheme for Oxford Nuffield Medical Fellowships

1. The authority and duties of the University as set out in the Scheme contained in the Deed of Trust, executed by Viscount Nuffield on 20 May 1938, as varied by the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales by schemes dated 14 July 1980 and 6 March 1998, to promote the progress of medical knowledge by co-operation between the Medical School of the University, and such of the Universities of the Dominions of Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa as provide facilities for medical research, shall, unless provided otherwise, be exercised by Council.

2. The Demonstratorships and Assistantships referred to in the Scheme shall be known as Oxford Nuffield Medical Fellowships.

THE FIRST SCHEDULE

(The Scheme)

1. (1) The University, subject to the necessary funding being provided by the Trustees, shall establish:

(i) Three Demonstratorships tenable respectively in the Departments of Human Anatomy and Genetics, Bio-chemistry, Pathology, Pharmacology or Physiology or with the consent of the Administrative Trustees in such other Departments participating in the study of medical and allied problems as the University may from time to time determine; and

(ii) Three Clinical Assistantships tenable in such departments as the University, with the consent of the Administrative Trustees, may determine; and

(iii) Up to twelve additional posts, or such higher number as the Administrative Trustees shall, with the prior agreement of the University, from time to time determine, each being either a Demonstratorship or a Clinical Assistantship tenable on the same terms as the Demonstratorships and Clinical Assistantships referred to above.

(2) The Administrative Trustees shall direct payment of such sums as they may from time to time determine to the University for each Demonstrator and Assistant for the time being holding an appointment under the provisions of this Scheme, such sums to be applied to the purposes of the department of the University in which such Demonstrator or Assistant is for the time being employed.

2. (1) The qualifications for appointment to a Demonstratorship shall be graduation at one of the Qualifying Universities and relevant experience in research. The Qualifying Universities shall be such educational establishments in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa (hereinafter referred to as `the Qualifying Countries') as the Managing Trustees shall from time to time determine.

(2) The qualifications for appointment to an Assistantship shall be graduation at one of the Qualifying Universities and a medical qualification obtained in one of the said Qualifying Countries or in the United Kingdom.

(3) No person shall be appointed either to a Demonstratorship or to an Assistantship who does not intend to return, immediately after such appointment shall terminate, to the country from which he or she was appointed, to undertake at least three years' work similar in nature to that carried out under the appointment.

3. (1) Appointments to Demonstratorships and Assistantships shall be made by the University on the nomination of the Qualifying Universities as hereinafter provided.

(2) The University shall from time to time determine, with the consent of the Administrative Trustees, the order of priority to be accorded to the respective Qualifying Universities in the nomination of eligible candidates for appointment.

(3) At least one Demonstrator and at least one Assistant shall be appointed each year to commence duties during the ensuing academic year, provided that adequately qualified candidates have been nominated for this purpose.

4. (1) Each appointment of a Demonstrator or Assistant shall be for such period, not exceeding three years, as the University shall determine, provided that the University, in exceptional circumstances, is empowered, subject to the prior consent of the Administrative Trustees and of the nominating Qualifying University, to extend the appointment for one or more further periods, but only insofar as tenure overall shall not exceed six years.

(2) Each Demonstrator and Assistant shall receive by way of emolument during his or her appointment such sums as shall be provided at the discretion of the Administrative Trustees, such emolument shall be paid monthly in arrears. An allowance, to be fixed at the discretion of the Administrative Trustees, for each dependent child who is below the age at which compulsory education ceases or, being above that age, is receiving full-time education, shall also be provided.

(3) The Administrative Trustees may defray the cost of college and university fees and dues incurred by Demonstrators and Assistants in working for research degrees of the University, and may make payments towards expenses incurred in respect of the association with a college of an appointee who is not working for a research degree of the University. The Administrative Trustees may also at their discretion make grants towards expenses incurred by Demonstrators and Assistants in the course of travel in connection with their work.

(4) Each Demonstrator and Assistant shall also be entitled to the full cost of approved travel for the appointee, any spouse, and any children under the age of 18, to enable the appointee to travel to Oxford for the appointment and to return to the country of his or her nominating university thereafter. Payment for travel to Oxford shall at the request of the Demonstrator or Assistant be paid prior to the commencement of such travel, and the second part shall be paid in England on the completion of the appointment.

Provided also that in all cases the Administrative Trustees if they think fit may direct the payment of the second part of such travelling expenses to a Demonstrator or Assistant who has not completed his or her appointment.

Provided also that the Administrative Trustees shall not be required to make payment of the second part if three or more years shall have elapsed between the completion of the appointment and the appointee's return to the country from which he or she was appointed.

(5) The duties of Demonstrators and Assistants shall be determined by the head of the department concerned and no Demonstrator or Assistant shall without the consent of the head of the Department enter for any professional examination.

(6) Demonstrators and Assistants, during tenure of their appointments, shall be subject to Statute XII of the University's Statutes including the jurisdiction of the Visitatorial Board; provided that no travelling allowance payable under the provisions of sub-clause

(4) of this clause shall be forfeited by reason of deprivation of office.

5. The Administrative Trustees may in any year, in addition to the appointments made under clauses 1-4 above, appoint up to three graduates to hold office for not less than one year in any of the Qualifying Universities in this Scheme upon the same terms and conditions as, mutates mutandis, are prescribed for Demonstrators and Assistants, except that the maximum period of an appointment shall not exceed three years, such appointments to be subject to the concurrence of the Qualifying University or Universities concerned. The persons to fill any such appointment shall be selected by the Administrative Trustees in such manner as they think fit.

6. (1) The University, subject as hereinafter provided, may from time to time appoint any person eminent in the study or practice of medicine or of some allied subject, and whether or not a member of the University, to visit one or more of the said Qualifying Countries and, by delivery of lectures in any of the Qualifying Universities, by informal conferences, and by such other means as may seem to him expedient, to give information in regard to research in medical and allied subjects in the United Kingdom and to gain information which will assist the University in carrying out the Donor's charitable intention in accordance with the provisions of this Scheme.

(2) The Administrative Trustees may provide a grant to any person appointed under sub-clause (1) of this clause to assist the appointee in undertaking the visit (or visits) therein prescribed. Before making any such appointment the University shall consult the Administrative Trustees, and the amount of the grant to be offered to any appointee, whether by way of stipend or in respect of expenses, or both, and the duration of the appointment, shall be agreed between the University and the Administrative Trustees, provided that the Administrative Trustees are satisfied that the income of the Trust Fund is sufficient to meet the amount of the grant agreed in addition to all other payments to be made thereout.

(3) Any such appointee shall be appointed for such period and subject to such conditions as the University, after consultation and agreement with the Administrative Trustees as aforesaid, shall determine at the time of the appointment.

7. The Administrative Trustees may make such payments to the University, towards the cost of maintaining and improving its equipment and other facilities for medical teaching and research, as they consider necessary to sustain and advance effective co-operation between the Medical School and one or more of the Qualifying Universities in the furtherance of medical knowledge.

THE SECOND SCHEDULE

(This schedule contained Decree (4) of 8 March 1938, the enacting part of which, as subsequently amended, is set out in regulations 1 and 2 of § 248 [4] above. For text of the original decree and preamble, see Statuta, 1948, p. 720)

THE THIRD SCHEDULE

(Qualifying Universities)

University of Adelaide, Australia

Australian National University

Flinders University, Australia

University of Melbourne, Australia

Monash University, Australia

University of Newcastle, Australia

University of New South Wales, Australia

University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

University of Sydney, Australia

University of Tasmania, Australia

University of Western Australia

University of Auckland, New Zealand

University of Otago, New Zealand

University of Cape Town, South Africa

University of Medunsa, South Africa

University of Natal, South Africa

University of the Orange Free State, South Africa

University of Pretoria, South Africa

University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, reflect a number of amendments made since the original Scheme was instigated in 1938. The Trustees of the Nuffield Benefaction have agreed that these changes, approved by the Charity Commissioners and principally those relating to a 1998 Scheme, should be formally incorporated in the entry for the University's Regulations.]


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 November 2003.

Establishment of a Professorship of Educational Studies

1 In Schedule A to Sect. I, § 5.b of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning professorships (Statutes, 2000 p. 379, as amended by Decree (3) of 8 March 2002, Gazette, Vol. 131, p. 717, and subsequently redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette Vol. 132, p. 1461), after `Sir John Hicks Professor of Economics' insert:

`Professor of Educational Studies'.

2 Ibid., Sect. II (p. 415, as amended by Decree (3) of 8 March 2001), delete existing § 65 and insert new § 65 as follows, as renumbered by Decree (3) of 8 March 2001, Decree (1) of 26 April 2001, Decree (1) of 7 June 2001, and Decree (4) of 13 December 2001, Gazette, Vol. 131, pp. 717, 888, 1112; Vol. 132, p. 564):

`§ 65 Professor of Educational Studies

1. There shall be a Professor of Educational Studies who shall engage in advanced study and research and shall lecture and give instruction in Educational Studies.

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

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in (2) of this clause 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 (2) of this clause;

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

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

(7)–(9) three persons appointed by the Academic Committee of the Department of Educational Studies.

3. The 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.' [These changes made by the Social Sciences Board on the recommendation of the Department of Educational Studies, establish the Professorship of Educational Studies and abolish the Readership of Educational Studies.]


COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

Allen, M.R., D.Phil., Wolfson

Birch, M.R., Exeter

Bonsaver, G., Pembroke

Countouris, N., M.Jur., St John's

Crane, E.T., Merton

Eleftheriadis, P., Mansfield

Gragnolati, M., Somerville

Hurley, S.L., B.Phil., MA, D.Phil., All Souls

Jacob, R.P., Department of Engineering Science

Jacqueson, C., St John's

Johnson, D.F., St Antony's

Lauder, A.G.B., Hertford

Lewis, R., BA, Wolfson

Peterlin, D., Regent's Park

Putney, J.W., Lincoln

Tadie, A., St Catherine's

Taylor, D.G.K., Wolfson


DIVISIONAL BOARDS

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

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

  • *CONGREGATION 18 November 2003 2 p.m.
    • *Presentation of Vice-Chancellor's Oration
  • *CONGREGATION 21 November 2003 11.30 a.m.
    • *Honorary Degree Ceremony
  • * Note on procedures in Congregation
  • * List of forthcoming Degree Days
  • * List of forthcoming Matriculation Ceremonies

GENERAL NOTICES

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.


ELECTORAL BOARD

PROFESSORSHIP OF RADIATION BIOLOGY

                                   Appointed by

Professor S.D. Iversen 
   (Chairman)                  Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The President of Wolfson       ex officio
Professor A. Van Der Kogel     Council
Dr K. Fleming                  Council
Professor C.B. Blakemore       Medical Sciences Board
Professor J.I. Bell            Medical Sciences Board
Professor T. Carr              Medical Sciences Board
Professor A. Venkitaraman      Medical Sciences Board
Dr C. Alcock                   ORHT
Dr M. Francis                  Wolfson 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, Vol. 133, p. 108).

INAUGURAL LECTURES

Thomas Warton Professor of English Literature

PROFESSOR D. WOMERSLEY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Shakespeare and Anthony Munday.'


Chichele Professor of the History of War

PROFESSOR HEW STRACHAN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 December, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The meaning of strategy: historical reflections.'


ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Romantic Realignments Graduate Seminar Group

The following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room 11, the English Faculty, the St Cross Building.

Further information may be obtained from Leonard Epp, Balliol College (e-mail: leonard.epp@balliol.ox.ac.uk), or Felicity James, Christ Church (e-mail: felicity.james@chch.ox.ac.uk).

DR M.J. KOOY, Warwick
12 Nov.: `Imagining conflict: Coleridge's wartime journalism.'

L. KEYNES
19 Nov.: `Hazlitt's Eloquence of the British Senate.'

DR M. GORJI
26 Nov.: `Clare's awkwardness: poetry and the prosaic.'

DR S. PERRY
3 Dec.: `Wordsworth's negative capability.'


LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, MEDICAL SCIENCES

PROFESSOR WARREN J. EWENS, University of Pennsylvania, winner of the Weldon Memorial Prize 2002, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 28 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Zoology/Psychology Building, South Parks Road.

Note: the lecture will be given at 4.30 p.m., and not, as stated in the Michaelmas Term Special Lecture List, at 5 p.m.

Subject: `Backwards and forwards in population genetics theory.'


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Organic Chemistry Colloquia

Unless otherwise indicated, the following colloquia will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dyson Perrins Laboratory.

DR U. DOLING, Merck Rahway, US
13 Nov.: To be announced.

DR P. GUIRY, University College, Dublin
Fri. 21 Nov.: `Recent developments in ligand design and application in asymmetric catalysis.'

PROFESSOR P. SOMFAI, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
27 Nov.: `Development of new methodology for the regio- and stereodivergent synthesis of vic-amino alcohols. Application to synthesis of natural and unnatural products.'

PROFESSOR H. BAYLEY
4 Dec.: `Single molecule chemistry inside a protein nanoreactor.'

PROFESSOR G.-J. BOONS, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, Georgia, USA
11 Dec.: `Complex glycoconjugates: new synthetic methods and probing biological functions.'


Department of Earth Sciences

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

DR A. DICKSON, Cambridge
10 Nov.: `Echinoderm skeletal preservation: calcite/aragonite seas and the Mg/Ca ratio of Phanerozoic oceans.'

DR L. LONERGAN, Imperial College, London
17 Nov.: `Quantifying the extent of Quaternary ice sheets in the North Sea—the evidence from 3-D seismic reflection data.'

PROFESSOR D. VAUGHAN, Manchester
24 Nov.: `Minerals, metals, and molecules: ore and environmental mineralogy in the twenty-first century.'

DR J. ANDREWS, East Anglia
1 Dec.: `Building microbial bioherms in the Pleistocene Gulf of Corinth.'


MEDICAL SCIENCES

Pharmacology and anatomical pharmacology seminars

Amended notice

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.

Note: the seminar by Dr Kunos on 11 November will now be given at 4 p.m., and not, as previously announced, at 1 p.m.

DR G. KUNOS, NIAAA, Bethesda, USA
11 Nov., 4 p.m.: `Endocannabinoids: novel lipid mediators with a broad range of physiological functions.'

PROFESSOR RYUICHI SHIGEMOTO, National Institute of Physiology, Okazaki, Japan
18 Nov.: `Asymmetrical allocation of NMDA receptors in hippocampal synapses.'

DR D. STEMPLE, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, London
25 Nov.: `The zebrafish as a model for vertebrate development.'

PROFESSOR V. CRUNELLI, Cardiff
2 Dec.: `Thalamic mechanisms of sleep and absence epilepsy.'


Oxford Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences, the Botnar Research Centre

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

PROFESSOR P. WORDSWORTH
7 Nov.: `The genetic epidemiology of rheumatoid arthritis.'

DR A. BLUMSOHN, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield
14 Nov.: `Bone turnover and fracture risk assessment: a new emperor, or just new clothes?'

PROFESSOR A. SILMAN, Manchester
21 Nov.: `Cardiovascular disease and rheumatoid arthritis—what is the connection?'

DR T. INGVARSSON, Central Hospital, Akureyi, Iceland
Tue. 25 Nov., 12.30 p.m.: `The Iceland Osteoarthritis Project.'

DR A. BERENDT
28 Nov.: `Musculoskeletal infection: what remains to be discovered?'


ORIENTAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR TOSHIO YOKOYAMA, Kyoto, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 14 November, in the Oriental Institute.

Convener: Dr I.J. McMullen.

Subject: `Experiencing a sustainable society: thoughts on the civilising role of Setsuyôshû and Ôzassho, two popular household encyclopaedias in pre-modern Japan.'


SOCIAL SCIENCES

Are Labour's constitutional changes working?

Amended notice

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

Dr C. Kerse has replaced Lord Maclennan of Rogart as joint speaker for the 10 November meeting. The seminar by Mr John Scarlett, due to have been given on 3 November, is postponed to Hilary Term.

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

LORD GRENFELL and DR C. KERSE
10 Nov.: `What changes in the EU constitution would be an improvement?.'

SIR MICHAEL WHEELER-BOOTH
17 Nov.: `Can Welsh executive devolution last?'

PROFESSOR V. BOGDANOR
24 Nov.: `The constitution and the party system.'


COMPARATIVE PHILOLOGY AND GENERAL LINGUISTICS

PROFESSOR ANDREW GARRETT, Berkeley, will read a paper at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 November, in the Centre for Linguistics and Philology.

Convener: Professor A. Morpurgo-Davies.

Subject: `Markedness and universals in analogical levelling: the problem of the Greek aorist.'


OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

DR FARHAN NIZAMI will present a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 November, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Madrasahs in the age of British expansion: the South Asian case.'


QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Refugee Studies Centre

Harrell-Bond Lecture

PROFESSOR G.S. GOODWIN-GILL will deliver the Harrell-Bond Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Refugees and their human rights.'


CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

The socio-legal field: research in progress

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

Convener: Dr Marina Kurkchiyan.

PROFESSOR D. GALLIGAN
10 Nov.: `Judicial review: between doctrine and realism.'

DR KURKCHIYAN
17 Nov.: `The culture of the rule of law in the context of democracy and the free market: lessons from the Russian transition.'

DR D. TAMBINI
24 Nov.: `Free speech and the Internet: models of state regulation and self-regulation.'

DR D. LEONARDI
1 Dec.: `The regulation of online news services.'


KEBLE COLLEGE

Richardson Lecture

DR DIANE PURKISS will deliver the Richardson Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 14 November, in the Pusey Lecture Room, Keble College.

Subject: `Boys will be boys: the childhoods of Charles I and Oliver Cromwell.'


MANSFIELD COLLEGE

PROFESSOR PETER BURKE, Professor of Cultural History, Cambridge, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Saturday, 22 November, in the Council Room, Mansfield College. The lecture will be followed by a discussion and reception. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Performing cultural history.'


NEW COLLEGE

Alec Roche Lecture in Public International Law

PROFESSOR ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER, Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, and President of the American Society of International Law, will deliver the third Alec Roche Annual Lecture in Public International Law at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 7 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Entry will be by (free) invitation only, obtainable from Mrs Maggie Davies, New College (e-mail: maggie.davies@new.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)79552).

Subject: `The US and international law: spoiler or pioneer?'


ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture

THE RT. HON. PETER MANDELSON, MP, will deliver the Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. Lord Plant will chair a question-and-answer session.

Subject: `Our future in Europe: what's the problem?'


Alan Tayler Lecture

PROFESSOR L. MAHADEVAN will deliver the Alan Tayler Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 24 November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

Subject: `Packing problems: from DNA to origami.'


ST EDMUND HALL

Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture

SIR PETER STOTHARD, formerly Editor of The Times, will deliver the Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 21 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `After Hutton: Downing Street and the media.'


SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

Eleanor Rathbone Memorial Lecture

SUSAN PEDERSEN, Professor of History, Columbia University, New York, will deliver the Eleanor Rathbone Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 November, in the Flora Anderson Hall, Somerville College. The lecture will be followed by a wine reception. Open to the public.

The lecture is held in association with the Eleanor Rathbone Memorial Trust.

Subject: `Eleanor Rathbone and the democratic faith.'

OPPENHEIMER FUND

The Oppenheimer Fund provides grants to assist the academic exchange of senior members between the University of Oxford on the one hand and universities and similar institutions of higher education in the Republic of South Africa on the other.

Applications are invited from senior members of the University who wish either to visit one or more universities in South Africa or to invite a staff member from a South African university to Oxford. Grants may be awarded to assist with living expenses for a maximum of six months, and travel costs. Visits for the sole purpose of attending a conference will not normally be eligible for support from the Fund.

The maximum level of grants is likely to be up to £1,000 per month for subsistence and up to £700 for the cost of travel between Oxford and South Africa. Applications for grants from the Fund should include a statement of the purpose of the proposed visit (including an outline of any research to be carried out during the visit), duration and estimated costs, details of any other available sources of funding, and, in the case of visits to Oxford, a CURRICULUM VITAE of the staff member it is proposed to invite and a letter of support from a senior member at Oxford. The closing date for applications is 15 November. Applications and any enquiries about the Fund should be sent to James Tibbert, International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford (telephone: Oxford (2)70134).

 

CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the following changes in regulations made by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board will come into effect on 21 November.

Life and Environmental Sciences Board

(a) Honour School of Archaeology and Anthropology

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 118, after l. 27 insert:

`(l) Medical Anthropology

(m) Tibet and the Himalayas'.

2 Ibid., after l. 51 insert `(v) The Late Glacial in Europe: pathways to complexity?'


(b) M.Phil.

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

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 567, after l. 14 insert:

`Landscape Archaeology

Within the Division of Life and Environmental Sciences, the course shall be administered by the Committee for the School of Archaeology. The regulations made are as follows:

1. Candidates for admission must apply to the Committee for the School of Archaeology. They will be required to produce evidence of their appropriate qualifications for the proposed course, which may include their suitable proficiency in relevant ancient or modern languages.

2. Candidates must follow for six terms a course of instruction in Landscape Archaeology.

3. The registration of candidates will lapse from the Register of M.Phil. students on the last day of Trinity Full Term in the academic year after that in which their name is first entered in it, unless the committee decides otherwise.

4. All candidates are required:

(a) to satisfy the examiners in a Qualifying Examination identical with that for the degree of Master of Studies in Landscape Archaeology and governed by regulations 5--9 for that degree, in the Trinity Term of the academic year in which their name is first entered on the Register of M.Phil. students, except that under regulation 5 of that degree candidates must normally choose in place of the 10,000 word dissertation a second subject from the Schedule of related subjects for the Master of Studies in Landscape Archaeology. This second subject is to be examined by a pair of pre-set essays of up to 5,000 words. Candidates whose work in the Qualifying Examination is judged by the examiners to be of the standard required for the degree of M.St. in Landscape Archaeology, but not of the standard required to proceed to the second year of the M.Phil. in Landscape Archaeology, may be offered the option of resitting the Qualifying Examination under Ch.VI, Sect. VI, §2, cl. 4, or of being granted permission to supplicate for the degree of Master of Studies in Landscape Archaeology.

(b) to deliver to the Clerk of the Schools, High Street, Oxford, not later than noon on the Friday of the sixth week of Trinity Full Term in the academic year after that in which their name is first entered on the Register for M.Phil. students a thesis* of not more than 25,000 words (excluding bibliography and any descriptive catalogue or other factual matter, but including notes and appendices on the subject approved in accordance with regulations 6 and 10 below.

(c) to present themselves for written examination in accordance with regulation 5 below in the Trinity Full Term of the academic year after that in which their name is first entered on the Register for M.Phil. students.

(d) to present themselves for an oral examination as required by the examiners.

5. The written examination shall comprise one subject, either `Demography and Archaeology' or another subject chosen from the Schedule of related subjects for the Master of Studies in Landscape Archaeology. The subject will be examined by two pre-set essays of up to 5,000 words.

6. The choice of subjects for thesis and examination must be approved by the candidate's supervisor and by the committee, having regard to the candidate's previous experience and the availability of teaching. The subject for thesis must relate to landscape archaeology and will normally also relate to one of the subjects chosen by the candidate from the Schedule of related subjects for the Master of Studies in Landscape Archaeology.

7. Candidates will be expected to show sufficient general knowledge of Ancient History and Geography for a proper understanding of their subjects.

8. The subject for examination under 5. above must be submitted for approval by the committee in time for its meeting in eighth week of the Trinity Full Term of the academic year in which the candidate's name is first entered on the Register for M.Phil. students. Notice of the subject must be given to the Registrar not later than Friday of the eight week of the Michaelmas Full Term preceding the examination.

9. Candidates will select the titles of the pre-set essays submitted under 5. above from a list offered by their supervisors. The proposed essay titles, countersigned by the supervisor, must be submitted for approval to the Chairman of Examiners by noon on Friday of the seventh week of the Hilary Full Term preceding the examinations. Candidates must submit two copies of their essays by not later than noon on the Friday of the sixth week of Trinity Full Term, to the Examination Schools. Essays must be typed or printed.

10. The proposed thesis title must be submitted for approval by the committee in time for its meeting in the eight week of the Trinity Full Term of the year in which the candidate's name is first entered on the Register for M.Phil. students.

11. Candidates will normally be expected to undertake a programme of relevant practical work (e.g. excavation, travel or museum study), to be approved by their supervisors beforehand.

12. Candidates are advised that adequate reading knowledge of an appropriate language or languages (other than English) may be necessary to reach the standard required by the examiners.

13. Candidates will be required to deposit one copy of the thesis with the Clerk of the Schools. Successful candidates will be required to deposit one copy of the thesis in the Ashmolean Library or the Balfour Library, as directed by the examiners. Such candidates will be required to complete a form stating whether they give permission for their thesis to be consulted.

14. Candidates whose work in the Final Examination is judged by the examiners not to be of the standard required for the degree of M.Phil. in Landscape Archaeology, but whose work in the Qualifying Examination nevertheless reached the standard required for the M.St. in Landscape Archaeology, may be offered the option of resitting the M.Phil. Final Examination under Ch. VI, Sect. VI, § 2, cl.4, or of being granted permission to supplicate for the degree of Master of Studies in Landscape Archaeology.

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


(c) M.St.

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

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 655, after l. 3 insert:

`Landscape Archaeology

1. Within the Division of Life and Environmental Sciences, the course shall be administered by the Committee for the School of Archaeology. The regulations made are as follows:

2. Candidates for admission must apply to the Committee for the School of Archaeology. They will be required to produce evidence of their appropriate qualifications for the proposed course which may include their suitable proficiency in relevant ancient or modern languages.

3. Candidates must follow for three terms a course of instruction in Landscape Archaeology.

4. The registration of candidates will lapse on the last day of the Trinity Full Term in the academic year of their admission, unless it shall have been extended by the committee.

5. The written examination shall comprise three elements:

(a) a paper on the theory, methods and techniques of landscape study, to be examined by a 3-hour written examination;

(b) a paper on a subject chosen from those listed in the Schedule below, to be examined by means of two pre-set essays (each of up to 5,000 words);

(c) a dissertation on a topic related to landscape archaeology; the dissertation shall be of not more than 10,000 words (excluding bibliography and descriptive catalogue or similar factual material, but including notes and appendices).

The topic of the dissertation must be approved by the supervisor, and must be clearly distinct from those of the pre-set essays submitted under 5 (b) above. The dissertation must be the work of the candidate alone, and aid from others must be limited to prior discussion of the subject, bibliographic advice, help with access to study material and advice on presentation. The dissertation must be a new piece of work, substantially different from any dissertation previously submitted by the candidate for a degree of this or another university. When the dissertation is submitted, it must be accompanied by a statement, signed by the candidate, confirming that these conditions have been met. The proposed title of the dissertation, countersigned by the supervisor, must be submitted for approval by the committee by noon on the Monday of the seventh week of the Hilary Full term preceding the examination. Two copies typed or printed (the second may be a photocopy) in double spacing on one side only of A4 paper and bound simply or filed securely, must be delivered in a parcel bearing the words `Dissertation for the M.St. in Landscape Archaeology' to the Clerk of the Schools, High Street, Oxford, not later than noon on the Friday of the sixth week of Trinity Full Term. Candidates will be required to deposit one copy of the dissertation with the Clerk of the Schools.

Schedule of related subjects:

(from Schedule A of the M.St. in European Archaeology:)

Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Europe

Neolithic and Bronze Age Europe

The Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age Aegean

Iron Age Communities of Europe 800 BC-AD 700

Western Europe in the Early Middle Ages

The Archaeology of Early Anglo-Saxon England

The Archaeology of Late Anglo-Saxon England

Late Roman and early Byzantine archaeology AD 284-700

Byzantium: the Transition from Antiquity to the Middle Ages AD500-1000

Archaeology and Geographical Information Systems

Environmental Archaeology

(from Schedule A of the M.St. in World Archaeology:)

The Palaeolithic Period

The Archaeology of Colonialism

Hunter-gatherers in world perspective

Archaeology of Southern African hunter-gatherers

Farming and Early States in Sub-Saharan Africa

Regional studies in Australian and Pacific prehistory

The Formation of the Islamic World

(from Schedule B of the M.St. in Classical Archaeology:)

Landscape Archaeology in the Greek and Roman World

Topography of Ancient Rome

Pompeii and Ostia

Roman North Africa

Cities and Settlement in the Roman Empire

Candidates may apply for other subjects to be approved by the committee, which shall define their scope and inform both the candidate and the examiners of this definition in writing. Not all course options may be available in any given year.

6. Candidates will be expected to show sufficient general knowledge of Ancient History and Geography, so far as they are concerned with their subjects.

7. Candidates must present themselves for oral examination as required by the examiners.

8. The subject to be offered by each candidate, duly approved by the supervisor, must be submitted for approval to the committee in time for its meeting in eighth week of the Michaelmas Full Term preceding the examination. Notice of options to be offered by candidates must be given to the Registrar not later than Friday of the eight week of that same term.

9. Candidates will select the titles of the pre-set essays submitted under 5 (b) above from a list offered by their supervisor. The proposed essay titles, countersigned by the supervisor, must be submitted for approval to the Chairman of Examiners by noon on Friday of the seventh week of the Hilary Full Term preceding the examinations. Candidates must submit two copies of their essays by not later than noon on Friday of the sixth week of Trinity Full Term, to the Examination Schools. Essays must be typed or printed.

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


CHAIRMAN OF EXAMINERS

The Vice-Chancellor desires to call the attention of all examiners to the provisions of Ch. VI, Sect. ii.c, § 1, regulations 1--3 (Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 1014), which require examiners in all university examinations to appoint one of their number to act as Chairman, to notify the appointment to the Vice-Chancellor, and to publish it in the University Gazette.

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


EXAMINATION SCHOOLS

Accommodation for lectures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OBITUARIES

Magdalen College

HUBERT BETTERIDGE, 20 October 2003; commoner 1934–7. Aged 87.

THE HON. GEORGE WILLIAM ODLUM, 28 September 2003; commoner 1959–61. Aged 69.

DAVID PROTHERO, date of death unknown; commoner 1984–7.

JOHN CHARLES (JACK) SCOTT-HARSTON, 16 October 2003; commoner 1931–4. Aged 90.


Pembroke College

MARY MORLEY CRAPO ECCLES (MARY, VISCOUNTESS ECCLES), 26 August 2003; Honorary Fellow. Aged 91.

FRANK WILLIAM BUCKLEY, 2 September 2003; Foundation Fellow. Aged 75.


St Peter's College

RAYMOND VEVEYSAN VERNÈDE, MA, 18 October 2003; Bursar 1957–70, Official Fellow 1958–70, Emeritus Fellow from 1970.


Wolfson College

DAVID ROBERT MCLINTOCK, MA, D.LITT., 16 October 2003; Governing Body Fellow 1965–7.


MEMORIAL SERVICE

Pembroke College

A Memorial Service for FRANK WILLIAM BUCKLEY, Foundation Fellow from 1994, will be held at 12 noon on Friday, 28 November, in the chapel, Pembroke College.

Trinity College, Cambridge

Nehru Memorial Lecture: HRH The Prince Hassan of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan will give the twenty-sixth Nehru Memorial Lecture at 6.30 p.m., Wed., 26 Nov., in the Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College. The title of the lecture will be announced shortly. The lecture is open to all.


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d'Overbroeck's College Open Morning

Join us for our Open Morning on Saturday 8 November from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. for information on Years 9–11 and Sixth Form entry. This is an informal event which gives students and parents an opportunity to have a look around the College, meet our teaching staff and some of our current students. Based in North Oxford, d'Overbroeck's is one of the largest and most successful co-educational independent colleges in the UK. For further information about us, please contact the College Office on 01865 310000 or visit our Web site at www.doverbroecks.com


Concerts

Thursday 13 November, 8 p.m., Sheldonian Theatre: Rossini, William Tell Overture, Ravel, Piano Concerto in G, Dvorak, Symphony No. 9 in E minor (from the 'New World'). The Oxford Philomusica Orchestra, Angela Hewitt, piano, Marios Papadopoulos, conductor. Tickets: £30, £24, £17, £10. Box Office: 01865 305305. Book online at: www.oxfordphil.com.

Merton College Chapel, Sat., 8 Nov., 8 p.m., Berlioz concert: Harold en Italieand Symphonie Fantastique. The Thorington Players, conductor David Cairns. Admission by programme at the door, £10 (students, OAPs £5). In aid of the Anthony Storr Memorial Bursary, Green College.

The Oxford Millennium Orchestra plays Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture; Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 (soloist Stuart Baran), and Brahms Symphony No.3. Conductor Nicholas Mumby. Wed., 3 Dec., 8 p.m., Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets £12/£10, £5 available from the Oxford Playhouse on 01865 305305 or www.ticketsoxford.com.


St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

Oxford Authors: 13 Nov., Truth is no stranger to fiction, Linda Proud; 20 Nov., Fascinating Sinners, Patricia Hall; 27 Nov., Cruelty in crime fiction, Jane Jakeman; 4 Dec., An Alternative Oxford, Philip Pullman. The talks will be held in St Giles' Church at 12.3 0 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. Web site: http://www.st-giles-church.org.


Emmaus Oxford

Helping the homeless to help themselves: second user home and office furniture at very reasonable prices. Free delivery. Tel.: 01865 402073. E-mail: emmausoxon@netscape.net. Registered charity no: 1066618.


Summer Fields School

The Maclaren Trust Scholarship: a scholarship, up to full fees, is awarded to a boy of outstanding ability between the age of 8 and 11 who, without this financial support, would not be able to come to Summer Fields. For an application form please write to or telephone: The Headmaster, Summer Fields, Oxford OX2 7EN. Tel.: 01865 454433. E-mail: hmsec@summerfields.org.uk


Oxford University Newcomers' Club

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


Books Bought and Sold

Books Bought: 01865 727928–we buy any quantity of books, from single items of importance to entire libraries on history and the humanities. Unsworth's Booksellers (ABA). Shops at 15 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DQ and 12 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QA. Open every day. E-mail: books@unsworths.com. Web site: www.unsworths.com.


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.


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.


Cafe Zouk

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


Tuition Wanted

Elementary Spanish conversation needed, either in return for English conversation or as remunerated tutorial. Please contact: 01865 552486.


Services Offered

Typing services: manuscript typing, £10 per hour/1,700 words. Fast, accurate service. Tel.: 01865 311828.

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

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


Situations Vacant

St Edward's Oxford: Development Assistant. Salary £18,000–£23,000. St Edwarad's Oxford is an independent, co-educational boarding and day school of 634 pupils. the newly established Development Office needs a Development Assistant to support the Development Director in his work. The key requirements of the role are, secretarial and office management skills, strong IT skills and familiarity with database systems. The successful candidate will be energetic and effective with a systematic apporach to problem solving. Accuracy and discretion are important requirements as is the ability to remail clam and good humoured under pressure. For further details of this exciting opportunity, including a job and person specification, please contact Mrs Sheila Hazelden on 01865 319321 (e-mail: hazeldens@stedwards.oxon.sch.uk) or write to her at St Edward's School, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7NN. Registered Charity No: 309681.


Short term lets

Just for the holidays: substantial 7-bedroom north Oxford home, furnished and equipped to a high standard, available in Dec., incl. of utilities and taxes at £3,000 p.c.m. For further information or to arrange a viewing please contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311011, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY, or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

Jericho: furnished 2/3-bedroom house in central Jericho area with additional study, large open plan living room, modern kitchen, bath/shower room and small garden. Available as a furnished rental from 1 Jan., for up to 4 months. Would suit visiting family. Washing machine; dishwasher; cable TV; broadband; phone. Four minute walk to rail station, similar to Port Meadow and the river. Even less to great selection of local shops, and restaurants. Ten minutes to most University Departments. £1,100 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 282123 or e-mail: gideonh@earth.ox.ac.uk.


Houses to Let

Marriott Close, north Oxford: un-/part-furnished, 2-bedroom modern house in quiet location; garden, garage, off-street parking; updated kitchen and bathroom; 5 minutes' walk from bus route direct to city centre. No smokers or pets. Available Nov. £750 p.c.m. Contact e-mail: peterjonathanclarke@hotmail.com or tel. 01865 559518.

Headington (part furnished), near Shotover, shops, hospitals and London buses: 4-bedroom house (2 double, 2 single). Ideal for family; large garden with fruit trees; re-carpeted and painted throughout. Dual aspect living room; washing machine and dishwasher. £1,100 p.c.m. excl. bills. contact Guy Turton. Tel.: 07769 704082.

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.

Waterways, central north Oxford: selection of brand new luxury 4-/5- bedroom, and 3-bathroom houses in prestigious location. Master bedroom with spacious en suite; family bathroom with separate shower. Landscaped garden, some with conservatory. Elegantly furnished. Secure parking, some with own garage. High quality applicances and fittings. All properties owned, let and managed by Chase. No tenant administration fess charged. Immediately available. Tel.: Chase-the property people-01865 516060 or 07808 477850.


Flats to Let

Available now: sunny and refurbished first-floor flat in quiet cul-de-sac in north Oxford; 2 bedrooms; sitting room with kitchen facilities; shower/toilet. £800 p.m. to incl. all bills excluding tel. Contact Dr C.E. Phelps, tel: 01865 515290.

North Oxford , Upper Wolvercote: spacious, furnished, first-floor flat; 2 bedrooms; sitting-room; kitchen/breakfast room; in block of 6 flats; private garage, communal gardens. £800 p.c.m. 6 month initial let, references and deposit required. Tel.: 01993 830895.

Available by the week for visitors to Oxford: self-contained, fully-furnished studio flats, centrally located in Kingston Road. En suiteshower, toilet and washbasin, and fully-equipped kitchen area. Sleeps 2. From £320 to £350 p.w. all inc. British Tourist Board approved 3 Stars. For further information tel.: 01865 516913 or visit: http://www.oxfordcity.co.uk/accom/studioflat.

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


Self-catering Apartments

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


Serviced Accommodation

Short stay and serviced apartments: luxury canal side apartments in a secure gated development. These 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom suites can be taken for a short or extended stay with the option of a regular maid service. High specification interiors and private balconies make The Wharf House a home from home ideal for a short sabbatical or base to relocate from. For further information on availability please contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311011, 226 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7BP or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.


Accommodation Offered

Newly refurbished single study bedrooms with shared kitchen and batrhoom facilities, ample parking and landscaped grounds. Available immediately inclusive of utilities and taxes at £295 p.c.m. For further details or to arrange a viewing please contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011 or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

College & County have a range of quality properties to let in Oxford. Contact: info@collegeandcounty.biz to see how we can meet your accommodation needs.

Huge double room (£335 p.c.m. excl.) and small single room (£235 p.c.m. excl.) for rent from Jan., in lovely, spacious, non-smoking 3-bedroom house in Iffley. Considerate, youngish people to share with young professional woman. Tel.: 07763 617745.

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.

Oxford B & B: attractive, quiet and convenient home from home. Per night, single £38, double £50. Weekly rate less 20%. Monthly rates negotiable. Tel.: 01865 770501, e-mail: charmaine.cole@cliffordchance.com

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

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


Accommodation Sought

German academic (Classics)is looking for a room or a 1-bedroom flat in Oxford between 15 February and 28 March 2004. A location close to Broad Street/Parks Road is preferred. Use of kitchen essential. Please call Dr Felix Pirson on 0341 9730703 (fax: 0341 9730709) or e-mail: fpirson@rz.uni-leipzig.de.

College & County is seeking to increase their portfolio of high quality Oxford property suitable for post graduate and academic lets. Ethical letting Works! A high level of personalised service and a less adversarial approach is in the interest of all. Would you like us to let and manage your house for you? Contact: mark@collegeandcounty.biz.

IT professional is looking for quiet affordable accommodation in, or close to, Oxford; 3 nights a week (Mon.–Thurs.) for the next 2–3 months. Please call Mr Todd Kantchev, 07813887360, or e-mail to: todd.kantchev@mirada- solutions.com.

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Accommodation Sought to Exchange

Two older women have a house in Juneau, Alaska, to exchange for house or flat near university for 2 months, June to Aug., 2004. Alaska house on tidelands with 3+ bedrooms, 2 baths, hot tub on deck with view of glacier, 2 pianos, 2 bikes, kayak. Three miles from UAS campus. Use of cars negotiable. E-mail: bhaywood@gci.net.


Wanted

Sociable skiers/snowboarders wanted for 9-berth chalet group, Val d'Isere, France, 1–11 Jan. 2004. Budget price, more the merrier. Dinner cooking rota. Suit staff/graduates, all abilities. Experienced organiser. Enquiries Marius Kwint, History of Art, tel.: 01865 (20)86833, e-mail: marius.kwint@hoa.ox.ac.uk.


Holiday Lets

Christmas shopping in Paris? Charming, bright 1-bedroom flat in Paris, in the Oberkampf/Menilmontant area, 10 minutes' walk from Republique. Fully equipped and furnished, perfect for long or short stays (3 nights minimum). £160 per weekend, £330 per week. Discounts for longer stays. Please call 07779 291375.

Newport: between Fishguard and Cardigan, Pembrokeshire. Lovely bungalow, sleeps 6-8; ten minutes'

Tuscany: Fattoria Corzano e Paterno, family owned and run award winning wine and cheese producing farm, half an hour from Florence, offers faithfully restored houses and apartments for short and longer term rentals. Web site: corzanoepaterno.it. Please contact Sibilla Gelpke (Wadham, 2000), e-mail: corzpaterno@libero.it.

Experience the Greek islands of Sporades with Thalpos Holidays. Local villa specialist offers lovely houses and villas in the beautiful islands of Skopelos and Alonissos in the Aegean Sea. Whether you are 2 or 20 persons in the party , and whether you wish to stay in the picturesque town, by the clear blue sea or in the breathtaking countryside, we have just what you are looking for. With more than 10 years of experience we are proud to offer high quality holidays and the very best service. See our programme for 2004 on: www.holidayislands.com, or contact us on e-mail: thalpos@otenet.gr. Tel.: 0030 24240 29036. Fax: 0030 24240 23057.

Southern France: 27 miles from Perpignon Airport. Tastefully restored traditional village house with character in the heart of 'Cathar Country'; 5 double bedrooms (3 en suite) plus family bathroom; 2 living rooms; large fully equipped kitchen. Large roof terrace. Other airports: Carcassone, Montpelier, Barcelona. Local swimming, rivers and lakes, beaches within 30 miles, and hiking. Available from 4 Nov., onwards. Call Tony Venables on 01491 825035, or 01865 557767 evening. E-mail: janevenab@aol.com.

Deepest SW France. Relax in a luxuriously renovated farmhouse with large secluded grounds in a stunning rural area. Generous facilities include en suiteaccommodation, heated pool, satellite TV. Suitable for great holidays or sabbatical breaks. Tel.: Marion on 01865 554122 or e-mail via Web site: www.hidden-sw- france.com.

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 suite bathroom, 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.

Paris apartment available for short or longer stays: delightful 1- bedroom, first-floor flat overlooking the Place du Marche St Catherine (Marais). Period building with large windows and high ceilings. Attractively furnished and well-equipped with television, CD, hairdryer, etc. Linens and cleaning provided. Available from late July, 3 nights minimum. £55 per night, £325 per week or £950 per month for members of the university. (Non-member rates are £65 per night, £395 p.w., and £1,050 p.c.m.). Contact Dr J.J. Chamberlain on 07957 588 448 or e-mail: joe.chamberlain@ukgateway.net.


For Sale

Late eighteenth-century mahogany dining table (1.2 x 1.5 metres when fully opened), and 5 Hepplewhite chairs with upholstered seats. £750 o.n.o. If interested please telephone 01865 516638.

Car for sale: N Reg. Fiat Punto; Red; 80,000 miles; MOT until Aug. '04; tax until Jan. '04; alarm and immobiliser; radio cassette; very good condition and well looked after. £1,800. Tel.: Patricia, 01865 723000.


House for Sale

Marston: pretty 2-bedroom period house within walking distance of city centre; living room; dining room; kitchen; 2 bedrooms; first-floor bathroom; small secluded west-facing garden; gas c.h. Period features, open fireplace, sash windows. On a good bus route/cycle route through parks to city centre. Close to Oxford Brookes, local hospitals and the university science are. Price £224,950 (offers considered for quick sale). For details tel. Julia Cross on 07932 006744.

COULSON PROFESSORSHIP OF THEORETICAL CHEMISTRY

Applications are invited for the above post, tenable from 1 October 2005, or such later date as may be arranged. A non-stipendiary fellowship at University College is attached to the professorship.

The Coulson Professorship of Theoretical Chemistry is held in the Sub-department of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, within the unified Department of Chemistry at Oxford, one of the largest chemistry departments in the western world. The University seeks to appoint a person with a record of internationally esteemed research in theoretical chemistry, broadly interpreted, who, through leadership and the distinction of his or her contribution to the field, will ensure the continuing pursuit of excellence in teaching and research in theoretical and/or computational chemistry at Oxford and its wide recognition outside.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, are available from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from the Registrar, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)70200). The closing date for applications is Monday, 19 April.


MEDICAL SCIENCES DIVISION (DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND PRIMARY HEALTH CARE)

University Lecturership (non-clinical) in Medical Ethics

In association with St Cross College

Applications are invited for the post of University Lecturer in Medical Ethics. This is a non-clinical post providing research in Medical Ethics and teaching for a `thread course' in ethics which is developed throughout the clinical medical course. The post will be concentrated in the Ethox Centre where there are three main areas of research: genetics; mental disorder; and health service ethics. The successful candidate will be expected to have a competitive research programme and ability to teach in the area of medical ethics. This post is tenable after five years to the retirement age, subject to review. The salary for this appointment is on an age/wage scale £22,191--£42,900.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, may be obtained from Ms Christelle Kervella, Department of Public Health, Institute of Health Sciences, Old Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LF (telephone: Oxford 226621, fax: 226720, e-mail: christelle.kervella@dphpc.ox.ac.uk), to whom applications (ten copies, or one only from overseas applicants), should be sent to arrive no later than 2 December. Applicants should include a full curriculum vitae, a list of research publications (please star the five most important papers and include reprints if available), and a statement of research objectives, together with the names of three referees (one at least from outside Oxford).
(Note: the department will not accept applications by e-mail.)

The department's web page is at http://www.dphpc.ox.ac.uk.


RUSKIN SCHOOL OF DRAWING AND FINE ART

Tutorship in Fine Art

The Ruskin School invites applications for the above post, starting in January 2004 or as soon as possible thereafter. The School is looking for an ambitious artist with particular appetites in film, video, and/or digital imaging (but with interests across the whole fine art field) to join a strong teaching team.

The job includes teaching two days a week for the BFA and the one-year MFA degrees. The post is 0.66, with salary according to age (£14,139-- £18,892 per annum, pro rata), and is for a fixed term of four years.

Further particulars are available on the University's Web pages
(http://www.ox.ac.uk/) or by telephone from Oxford (2)76941. Applications, including the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to Vanda Wilkinson, Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, 74 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG, by 21 November. Interviews will be held at the beginning of December.


FACULTY OF LAW

Appointment of Director of Development

This new post is being created by the Law Faculty to maximise its development potential. The Director will be responsible for establishing a professional fund-raising office within the Law Faculty, to raise gifts from corporate, trust, and individual sources to further the aims of the faculty. The Director will work closely with senior Law Faculty officers and the University's Development Office.

A proven record of successful fund-raising will be expected. The successful candidate will demonstrate clear leadership and managerial skills, as well as being a team player. S/he will show the ability to forge effective relationships with key people in a short period of time. S/he will demonstrate creative flair and excellence in presenting Oxford Law, but will also be able to focus on delivering projects successfully on time. Experience of team management and management of budgets is essential.

The appointment will be for three years in the first instance, starting on 1 January 2004 or as soon as possible after that date. The post is on grade 4 of the University's academic-related scale, with a basic salary scale between £30,660 and £36,712 per annum and a discretionary range to £41,876 per annum.

The faculty is prepared to consider part-time or flexible working for a suitable candidate (but some evening work will be expected).

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

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 3 December.


Appointment of Administrative Secretary, Law Faculty Office

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

The post will be on the C4 grade (salary: £15,053--£17,416 per annum, pending pay review).

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

Closing date for applications: Monday, 24 November (5 p.m.).


CHRIST CHURCH

Christopher Tower Junior Research Fellowship in Greek Mythology

Christ Church proposes, provided that a suitable candidate presents himself/herself, to elect a Christopher Tower Junior Research Fellow. The fellow's proposed research may be into any aspect of ancient Greek mythology or in its reception (e.g. literature, ancient history, archaeology, history of art, music, and philosophy). The fellowship is open to men and women, and is tenable from 1 October 2004.

The fellowship will normally be awarded to someone who is approaching the end of doctoral studies or who has recently begun postdoctoral study. The fellow must engage in original research and may be asked to undertake a certain amount of teaching for the college. The current annual salary is £16,104 (under review).

An application form and further particulars may be obtained from the Censors' Administrator, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP (telephone: Oxford (2)76157, fax: (2)76488, e-mail: jane.nelson@chch.ox.ac.uk). The further particulars can also be seen on the college Web site, http://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/jobs/greekjrf. html. The closing date for applications is 5 December.


CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

Lecturership in Medieval English Literature

Corpus Christi College proposes to appoint a fixed-term lecturer in Medieval English Literature for Hilary and Trinity Terms 2004. The lecturer will be required to teach up to an average of six hours weekly, for the Mods Middle English paper and possibly the medieval options, and Finals papers 3a and 3b (1100--1509). The lecturer will also be required to give college classes for Mods Paper 1 (Text, Context, Intertext). The stipend will be £3,714 for the two terms, plus piece rates over six hours. The lecturer will be entitled to some free meals during Full Term.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae and the names of two referees, should be sent to the College Secretary, Corpus Christi College, Oxford OX1 4JF (e-mail: college.office@ccc.ox.ac.uk) by 21 November. Candidates should ask their referees to write or e-mail direct to the College Secretary by that date.

Corpus Christi College is an equal opportunities employer.


EXETER COLLEGE

Visiting Fellowship 2004--5

Exeter College proposes to appoint a distinguished scholar to a Visiting Fellowship. The fellowship is intended for a scholar who is already provided with financial support, and who will be spending between one and three terms of the academic year 2004--5 in Oxford.

The Visiting Fellow will be expected during the term of the fellowship to engage in study which, in the opinion of the governing body, is likely to produce valuable results. The fellowship is open equally to men and women.

The fellow will not be a member of the governing body of the college, but will be a member of the senior common room and entitled to daily free lunch and dinner at the common table.

The college regrets that it is unable to offer accommodation.

Members of Congregation are invited to nominate visitors to the University for election to the fellowship and to invite their nominee(s) to apply direct to the college. Nominations and applications should be sent to the Rector, Exeter College, Oxford OX1 3DP, by Monday, 19 January 2004. Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a brief outline of the research the applicant will be undertaking in Oxford.


LINCOLN COLLEGE

Appointment of Development Officer

This post is an outstanding opportunity for someone interested in the rapidly growing development profession. Working in a college with a well-established office known for being development forward, it provides the chance to build an experience base and résumé in all of the key development function areas: telemarketing, direct mail, major gifts, publications, and alumni relations.

Lincoln College has had a successful fund-raising programme for fifteen years. With a strong focus on major gifts including deferred giving and bequest programming, it is in the process of launching a £15--£20 million capital campaign. Former Lincoln Development Officers have gone on to hold director positions at other Oxford colleges and prestigious institutions around the country.

The Development Officer will be responsible to the Development Director. The salary offered is from £17,400, with generous benefits.

Scope/purpose of the job. The post-holder will work with the Development Director and others in a variety of roles including person-to-person major gift fund-raising and direct appeal marketing. A significant responsibility will lie, however, on publications. An understanding of the publication process, demonstrated writing skills and the ability to proof-read at the highest level, as well as an understanding of and keen interest in the development process, are essential. Familiarity with variety of computer programs including Excel, Raiser's Edge, and PageMaker would also be advantageous. A degree of personal charm and conversational abilities would be helpful.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • produce, in conjunction with the editor and Development Director, four annual college publications: gather and write articles, organise design and printing, supervise proof-reading, and co-ordinate mailing;
  • co-ordinate direct mail and telephone approaches to alumni: work with the Development Director and Development and Alumni Co-ordinator to train student callers, help to write/produce direct mail communications, and supervise calling;
  • assist the Development Director to service and grow existing individual and corporate donor relationships with a view to renewing and upgrading their support: manage a portfolio of prospects, write proposals, and directly solicit potential donors;
  • as assigned by the Development Director, identify new potential major donors;
  • act as a member of the team that organises events in college and at external venues.

Skills

  • Communication---must write well and have strong verbal skills.
  • Working style---must be a resourceful self-starter who is able to take direction, work as part of a strong team and act under pressure. Some travel and unsociable hours will be expected. A positive attitude and sense of humour are essential.
  • Computer---should know some/all of the following programs: PageMaker, Raiser's Edge, Word, Excel.
  • Volunteer management---should be able to work comfortably and professionally at both student and senior alumni levels.

Applicants should send a thoughtfully written cover letter, résumé, and references to Alice Hahn Gosling, Development Director, Lincoln College, Oxford OX1 3DR, by 15 November.


MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Appointment of Assistant Junior Dean (Main Site)

As a result of the present incumbent's impending departure, the college is seeking an Assistant Junior Dean at Mansfield Road Main Site, preferably to start during November but certainly by the start of Hilary Term 2004, for the rest of this academic year in the first instance.

Benefits. Room provided at reduced rates: commitment required to two nights per week on-call during noughth to tenth weeks of term, plus a minimum of fifty-two days.

Residence on site in vacations. The latter is remunerated.

The total value of the package is about £1,800.

Applications. Applicants should be engaged on a course of graduate study at the University.

Applications, with a curriculum vitae and the names of two referees, should be sent to Chris Morris, Operations Manager, Mansfield College (e-mail: christopher.morris@mansfield.ox.ac.uk ), by close of business on Friday, 14 November.


ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Wai Seng Senior Research Scholarship

St Antony's College proposes to elect a Wai Seng Senior Research Scholar in Asia--Pacific Studies with effect from Michaelmas Term 2004. It is tenable at St Antony's for two years and is open to all matriculated students of Oxford University working for a Doctor of Philosophy degree involving the study of the Asia--Pacific. Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests are focused on China, Hong Kong or Taiwan, or on comparative Asian studies involving one of these territories.

Further particulars are available from the Secretary to the Asian Studies Centre, St Antony's College, Oxford OX2 6JF (e-mail: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk).


ST EDMUND HALL

Temporary Stipendiary Lecturership in English Literature

St Edmund Hall seeks to appoint a temporary lecturer during the maternity leave of one of the English Fellows during Hilary and Trinity Terms 2004. The duties will include an average of twelve hours' tuition per week and the papers to be covered are, in Hilary Term, Paper 5 (English Literature, 1640-- 1740) and Paper 2 (Shakespeare); in Trinity Term, revision classes and tutorials for Paper 4 (English Literature 1509--1640), Paper 5 and Paper 2. Other duties include participation in Open Days and a share of the administration of the English school. Salary will be £17,246 per annum, pro rata (i.e. £11,497 for two terms).

Further particulars are available from the College Secretary and Registrar, St Edmund Hall, Oxford OX1 4AR (telephone: Oxford (2)79009, fax: (2)79002, e-mail: college.secretary@seh.ox.ac.uk) or from the college Web site
(http://www.seh.ox.ac.uk/).

Applications should include a full curriculum vitae, stating research and teaching experience, particularly in the tutorial setting, and should be sent to the College Secretary by Friday, 21 November. Candidates should also supply names, addresses, and telephone numbers of two referees; if possible, referees should be asked to send their references to the College Secretary in advance of the closing date. Interviews will be held as soon as possible after 21 November.


WOLFSON COLLEGE

Appointment of Academic Secretary

Wolfson College wishes to appoint an experienced person to this key position which involves all administration in connection with graduate students from admission to graduation, including the handling of fees. Applicants should have experience of database work and word-processing as well as excellent interpersonal skills. It is essential that the post-holder should be able to use initiative and to work under pressure.

The salary will be within the range of the college's grade 5 scale (currently £17,938--£21,378) for a 36.5-hour week (hours of work are negotiable). The college offers excellent staff benefits: pension scheme, six weeks' holiday per annum, subsidised lunches and parking, as well as the possibility of joining the Wolfson common room.

Further details can be obtained from the College Secretary, Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD (telephone: Oxford (2)74103, e-mail: jan.scriven@wolfson.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 21 November.

Wolfson College is an equal opportunities employer.


UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Professorship of Slavonic Studies

The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Slavonic Studies invites applications for this professorship, which will become vacant on 1 October 2004 on the retirement of Professor A.G. Cross. It is hoped the successful candidate will take up appointment on 1 October 2004 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The appointment will be subject to the statutes and ordinances of the University of Cambridge.

Further information may be obtained from the Academic Secretary, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge CB2 1TT (e-mail: ibise@admin.cam.ac.uk), to whom a letter of application, marked `Confidential', including details of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae, and a publications list should be sent, together with the names of two referees, so as to reach him not later than 12 December.

Informal enquiries can be made to the Head of the Department of Slavonic Studies, Dr Chris Ward, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA (e-mail: cew23@cam.ac.uk, telephone: 01223 335031).

The University of Cambridge is committed to equality of opportunity.


DARWIN COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Research Fellowships

The governing body of Darwin College proposes to elect a number of non-stipendiary research fellows, without limitation of subject, tenable for three years from 1 October 2004.

Candidates should be aged not more than thirty on 1 October 2004 but consideration will be given to persons over this age if they began their research at a significantly later age than usual, and to those who have interrupted their careers for family or other reasons. Candidates will either have a doctorate or have made substantial progress towards a doctorate or an equivalent qualification by that date.

The successful candidates will be subject to the statutes and ordinances of the college, including the obligation to reside in Cambridge for at least two-thirds of each university term, unless excused by the governing body. They will become members of the governing body and will have fellows' dining rights. A small allowance will be made available annually towards research expenses.

Further details are available from the Master's Secretary, Darwin College, Cambridge CB3 9EU, or the college Web site, http://www.dar.cam.ac.uk.

The closing date for application is Monday, 5 January 2004.

Darwin College follows an equal opportunities policy.

Friday 7 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `The history of the University', 9.30 a.m., and `Springboard'—Programme 1, 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR M. PELICAN: `Cattle as social personae among the Mbororo (agro-pastoral Fulbe) in north-west Cameroon' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of animals'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Animals: 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.)

DR B. MORGAN: `Global companies and local actors: the case of water politics in South Africa' (seminar series: `Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University College, 2 p.m.

T. INGOLD: `Transformations of the line: threads, traces, and surfaces' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), ISCA, 4 p.m.

SIR MARTIN REES: `Mysteries of our complex cosmos' (Charles Simonyi Lecture), Oxford Playhouse, 5 p.m. (tickets £3.50, from the Oxford Playhouse—tel. 305305, Internet: www.oxfordplayhouse.com).

S. MILTON and R. BUXTON: `Local government—squeezed to death' (lecture series: `Contemporary UK government and policy-making: the death, rebirth, or re-invention of democratic politics?'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR H. GODDARD: `The crisis of representation in Islamic studies' (Interdisciplinary seminars in the study of religions), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A.-M. SLAUGHTER: `The US and international law: spoiler or pioneer?' (Alec Roche Lecture in Public International Law), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5.15 p.m. (entry by invitation only, obtainable from: maggie.davies@new.ox.ac.uk).


Saturday 8 November

BETTS FOUNDATION ORGAN MASTERCLASS, with David Goode: `The organ works of Reger, and other nineteenth-century German organ symphonists', 10.30 a.m.--12 noon and 2--4 p.m., the chapel, Harris Manchester.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Treasures of the Ashmolean', 11 a.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

ORGAN RECITAL: Dana Marsh, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).


Sunday 9 November

SIR JOSEPH PILLING preaches the Sermon for Remembrance Sunday, St Mary's, 10 a.m.


Monday 10 November

DR J. DE JONG: `The politicisation of religion in Egypt and its impact on reproductive health: from the International Conference on Population and Development (1994) onwards' (Fertility and Reproduction seminars: `Reproduction, religion, and law'), Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

LUNCHTIME WORKSHOP with James Bowman and Canzona, the Auditorium, Magdalen, 12 noon (free of charge and open to students of the University—singers and instrumentalists).

L. GEARY: `Fever and quarantine in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Ireland' (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: `Segregation and exclusion in public health and disease control'), Wellcome Unit, 2.15 p.m.

LORD GRENFELL and DR C. KERSE: `What changes in the EU constitution would be an improvement?' (seminar series: `Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.


Tuesday 11 November

PROFESSOR P. HENNESSY: `The safety of the realm: retrospect and prospect' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Gods, heroes, and men in ancient Greece', 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.)

CANZONA, WITH JAMES BOWMAN: a programme of sacred vocal music and instrumental items by Buxtehude, Geist, Franck, and Bernhard: 2.30--4.30 p.m., Open Rehearsal; 7.30 p.m., Pre-concert talk by Professor Reinhard Strohm; 8 p.m., concert (tickets £15, student concessions £8, on the door). (To reserve tickets tel. Dr Skinner, Oxford (2)76119, e-mail: davd.skinner@magd.ox.ac.uk.)

DR C. DAY: `Promoting well-being in children in disadvantaged communities' (seminar series: `Child well-being against the odds'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

DR W. BYTHEWAY: `Living by numbers: the significance of birthdays' (public lecture series: `Fruits of winter: well-being in an ageing society'), Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture, Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

P. BENNETT: `The composer as collector: André Pechon, St Germain l'Auxerrois, and the court of Louis XIII' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR T. CHARLES-EDWARDS: `Early Christian literature in the British Isles' (public lectures: `Early Christianity in Britain and Ireland'), Blackfriars, 8 p.m.


Wednesday 12 November

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

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

OPUS COMMUNITY WORKSHOP II—further tips and tools on how to lead a music workshop, Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 2 p.m. (open to university members only).

PROFESSOR G.S. GOODWIN-GILL: `Refugees and their human rights' (Refugee Studies Centre: Harrell-Bond Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.


Thursday 13 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Performance matters: voice, body language, and impact', 9.15 a.m., and `Voice coaching', afternoon (see information above).

DR L. SCIAMA: `Can you call this fieldwork? September in Italy' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Fieldwork and fieldnotes revisited: the local in a globalised world'), Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

THE RT. HON. PETER MANDELSON, MP: `Our future in Europe: what's the problem?' (Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. JONES and PROFESSOR J. STEWART: `British government—too many layers for local government to matter?' (lecture series: `Contemporary UK government and policy-making: the death, rebirth, or re-invention of democratic politics?'), Hovenden Room, All Souls, 5 p.m.

D. MASKELL: `Racine and the Jews: cross-cultural readings of Esther and Athalie' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.


Friday 14 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Springboard, Programme 2' (follow-up day) (see information above).

DR F. MOORE: ` "Playing with dinosaurs": prehistoric reptiles in the popular imagination from Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins to the BBC' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of animals'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

DR D. HAYDEN: `Global companies and local actors: the case of bioprospecting in Mexico' (seminar series: `Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University College, 2 p.m.

MURRAY LAST: `From not knowing to half knowing: the experiences of health and illness in a Hausa farmstead (1970–2002)' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), ISCA, 4 p.m.

OLIVIER DUTHEILLET DE LAMOTHE: `Evolution of European social policy since 1957' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

DR DIANE PURKISS: `Boys will be boys: the childhoods of Charles I and Oliver Cromwell' (Richardson Lecture), Pusey Lecture Room, Keble, 5.30 p.m.


Saturday 15 November

CONFERENCE: `The cultural politics of multiculturalism'—exploring the philsophical, cultural, and political implications of multiculturalism in the United States and elsewhere, Rothermere American Institute, 9.30 a.m. (advance registration required—e- mail: cheryl.hudson@rai.ox.ac.uk).

STUDY-DAY: `Interpreting Durkheim', Maison Française, 11 a.m.–3.45 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Treasures of the Ashmolean', 11 a.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

ORGAN RECITAL: Colin Walsh, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).


Sunday 16 November

THE VERY REVD JOHN DRURY preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.


Monday 17 November

DR S. KITZINGER: `Birth, spirit, and social values' (Fertility and Reproduction seminars: `Reproduction, religion, and law'), Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Assertiveness'—day 2, 2 p.m. (see information above).

D. ANDERSON and D. BRANCH: `Disease and death in the colonial prison: Kenya 1930–60' (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: `Segregation and exclusion in public health and disease control'), Wellcome Unit, 2.15 p.m.

SIR MICHAEL WHEELER-BOOTH: `Can Welsh executive devolution last?' (seminar series: `Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'), Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.