Oxford University Gazette: 7 November 2002

Vol. 133, No. 4638: 7 November 2002

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University Acts

COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

Aarnio, O.M., D.Phil., St Edmund Hall
Armstrong, R.M., Balliol
Arthur, J.H., Balliol
Bullard, P., D.Phil., Mansfield
Creaser, J.W., MA, Mansfield
Del Bono, E., M.Phil., Queen's
Glennerster, A., BA, BM, B.Ch., D.Phil., Queen's
Johansen-Berg, H., BA, St Edmund Hall
Kahane, A., D.Phil., Balliol
Kringelbach, M.L., Queen's
Macnair, M.R.T., BCL, MA, D.Phil., St Hugh's
Melham, T.F., Balliol
Mukherjee, A., Wadham
Rodriguez-Pereyra, G., Hertford
Roper, L.A., MA, Balliol
Scott, H.J., BCL, Trinity
Wadhams, G.H., M.Biochem., Lincoln
Wentworth, R., St Edmund Hall

University Agenda

MATRICULATION CEREMONIES 2002–4

Michaelmas Term 2002

5 December


Hilary Term 2003

13 March


Trinity Term 2003

19 June


Michaelmas Term 2003

18 October
4 December


Hilary Term 2004

11 March


Trinity Term 2004

17 June


The times of the ceremonies on 18 October 2003, which will be held in the Sheldonian Theatre, will be sent to colleges individually; other ceremonies will normally be held at 12.30 p.m. in Convocation House.

The Vice-Chancellor regrets that, because of the number of candidates involved, visitors cannot be admitted to matriculation ceremonies.

Notices

PROFESSORSHIP OF NANOMATERIALS

GEORGE ANDREW DAVIDSON BRIGGS, MA (PH.D. Cambridge), Fellow of Wolfson College and Professor of Materials, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 August 2002.

Professor Briggs will be a fellow of St Anne's College.


CONFERMENT OF THE TITLE OF VISITING PROFESSOR

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Cancer Pharmacology on P.S. SCHEIN (BA, MD New York), currently President (USA), International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research, for a period of three years from 1 November 2002.


RACE EQUALITY POLICY

Below is the Race Equality Policy approved by Council. This may also be found on the Equal Opportunities Web site (http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/eop/).

Equal Opportunities Policy statement

The University of Oxford welcomes diversity amongst its students, staff, and visitors, recognising the particular contributions to the achievement of the University's mission that can be made by individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. In relation to staff, the policy and practice of the University require that all the staff are afforded equal opportunities within employment and that entry into employment with the University and the progression within employment will be determined only by personal merit and the application of criteria which are related to the duties of each particular post and the relevant salary structure. In all cases, ability to perform the job is the primary consideration. Subject to statutory provisions, no applicant or member of staff will be treated less favourably than another because of his or her sex, marital status, sexual orientation, racial group, or disability.

In relation to students, the University of Oxford and its colleges aim to provide education of excellent quality at undergraduate and postgraduate level for able students, whatever their background. In pursuit of this aim, the University is committed to using its best endeavours to ensure that all of its activities are governed by principles of equality of opportunity, and that all students are helped to achieve their full academic potential. This statement applies to recruitment and admissions, to the curriculum, teaching, and assessment, to welfare and support services, and to staff development and training.

This policy statement is supported by equal opportunities policies and codes of practice for staff and students, the University's code of practice on harassment, and the University's race equality policy.


Race Equality Policy

1. The collegiate University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and good race relations and avoiding racial discrimination.

Background

2. The Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 has placed a general duty on public authorities, including the collegiate University, in carrying out its functions, to have due regard to the need to:

—eliminate unlawful racial discrimination;

— promote equality of opportunity;

—and promote good relations between people of different racial groups.

3. The Act has placed further specific duties on higher education institutions to publish a Race Equality Policy and an action plan for its implementation, and to put in place appropriate monitoring and audit to allow for effective assessment of the impact of the policy, the constructive development of new policies, and the enhancement of existing policies.

4. This policy has been developed with regard to the Code of Practice issued by the Commission for Racial Equality.


Commitment

5. The collegiate University will ensure that in the conduct of all its activities steps are taken to avoid the occurrence of racial discrimination, whether direct or indirect, and to promote good relations between different racial groups.

6. Any unlawful discriminatory behaviour, including harassment or bullying by individuals or groups, will be regarded extremely seriously and could be regarded as grounds for disciplinary action, which may include expulsion or dismissal.


Consultation

7. There will be consultation at all stages in the implementation and review of this policy. This will include staff and students and in particular those from different racial groups, joint committees, and other interested and relevant groups within the collegiate University.


Community partnership

8. The collegiate University will work in partnership with the community and racial equality organisations and networks to develop a positive environment in which diversity and difference are valued. It will incorporate into the development and implementation of outreach activities an awareness of the need to promote equality of opportunity and good relations between people of different racial groups.


Guidance, support, and training

9. Guidance, support, and training will be provided to members of staff to ensure that the University's commitment to race equality is fully realised.


Monitoring and audit

10. The collegiate University has in place arrangements to monitor, by reference to different racial groups, the selection and recruitment of members of staff and the admission of students. The results of this monitoring process are collated by the University's Equal Opportunities Officer and reported to the Committee on Diversity and Equal Opportunities (CDEO).

11. In addition to the monitoring and audit arrangements already in place, the Equal Opportunities Office is putting in place procedures to ensure that such additional monitoring is undertaken as is necessary to ensure that the University is able to identify possible improvements in its practices in relation to: teaching, learning, and assessment; management and governance; admissions, access, and participation; students' support and guidance; behaviour and discipline; partnership and community links; staff recruitment, training, and career development; and service delivery.

12. The University's Race Equality Action Plan sets out in greater detail the way in which arrangements for monitoring are to be developed in the year 2002–3.


Responsibilities

13. Council is responsible for securing compliance with the general and specific duties and for overseeing implementation of the Action Plan.

14. The Vice-Chancellor is responsible for providing leadership in the promotion and implementation of the Action Plan.

15. The University's Committee on Diversity and Equal Opportunities (CDEO) is responsible to Council for the promotion, development, implementation, monitoring, prioritisation and review of equal opportunities policies generally.

16. All Committees are responsible for ensuring that this policy is embedded in their duties and functions in relation both students and staff.

17. Those with managerial responsibilities have a duty to take forward specific actions under this policy as identified in the action plan in addition to the general duties under the Act.


Contractors and service providers

18. The collegiate University's procurement policies will address, where appropriate, the obligation to promote race equality and good relation between different racial groups.


Review

19. The Race Equality Policy will be reviewed annually to assess its effectiveness by Council after consultation within all appropriate committees, such review to take place in Trinity Term each year.


Publication

20. The University will publish the Race Equality Policy and results of monitoring and assessments. This will include providing information on consultation undertaken as part of the audit process, and the report will be presented to the General Purposes Committee of Council annually in Michaelmas Term and published.

Note: In order to ensure that the University is properly equipped to implement the Race Relations (Amendment) Act, it has initiated a review of its Equal Opportunities Unit and the associated committee structure. At the same time, it has established a Race Equality Project Group under the chairmanship of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic) both to oversee the implementation of its Race Equality Action Plan and, whilst the above review is taking place, to assume the responsibility for the co-ordination of policy development with respect to race equality that would ordinarily lie with the Committee on Diversity and Equal Opportunities.


ISIS INNOVATION LIMITED

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

Isis Innovation, a wholly-owned company of the University, was established in 1988. The company has been formed to exploit know-how arising out of research funded by the UK Government through the Research Councils and funded by other bodies where the rights are not tied. The function of the company is to ensure that the results of research bring rewards to Oxford, and to the inventors, who are given a financial incentive for exploitation.

Isis seeks licensees willing to pay lump sums and/or royalties for the use of know-how arising out of research. Isis also exploits the intellectual property of the University by setting up individual companies using venture capital or development capital funds.

Isis' services are also available to individuals who wish to exploit the results of research supported by non-Research Council sources, when there are no prior conditions on the handling of the intellectual property rights. Isis Innovation has at its disposal a small pre- seedcorn fund for paying the costs of protecting intellectual property rights and for taking work to a stage where its potential can be assessed.

Isis finds industrial partners to ensure that new ideas can be developed for market requirements. The company has established the Oxford Innovation Society for major industrial companies, so that they can have a window on Oxford technology and an opportunity to license and invest where appropriate.

A brochure explaining Isis' activities is available. If you wish to receive a copy, please contact Isis (details below).

Members of the University should contact the Managing Director if they wish to take advantage of the services that Isis provides. (Telephone: (2)80830, fax: (2)80831, e-mail: innovation@isis.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.isis-innovation.com/.)


KEBLE COLLEGE

Concert

THE KEBLE COLLEGE CHAPEL CHOIR will give a concert, including Fauré's Requiem and Bach's Lobet den Herrn, in the chapel, Keble College, at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 November. Tickets, costing £6 (concessions £4) will be available at the door.


BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Exhibition now open

Wonderful things from 400 years of collecting: The Bodleian Library 1602–2002: a rare opportunity to see some of the Bodleian's greatest treasures, including the Shakespeare First Folio, and the famous Gutenberg Bible, and some recently acquired works (until 21 December, in the Bodleian Library Exhibition Room, Old Schools Quadrangle; open Mon.–Fri., 9.30 a.m.–4.45 p.m., Sat. 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.; admission free)


OXFORD UNIVERSITY COMPUTING SERVICES

Academic Computing Development Team: call for proposals, winter 2002

The Academic Computing Development Team invites proposals from Oxford University staff for the development of IT-based teaching or research projects. The ACDT is part of the OUCS Learning Technologies Group and is multidisciplinary. It grew out of the Humanities Computing Development Team which has been running projects for over four years. Proposals are invited from staff members within any division for projects to be developed during the year 2003–4. The ACDT encourages applicants who wish to begin projects with a start date of June 2003 or November 2003.

Projects may be based in any subject area and can have either a teaching or research focus. Examples of the types of projects which might be considered appropriate are: Web-based teaching and learning materials; online dissemination of rare materials; and the design and development of databases or software. Projects may range in size from provision of advice on planning an IT project to the design and development of a whole system. Projects may involve more than one partner including academic, library, museum, and support staff. The ACDT has already developed a number of successful projects, details of which can be found on the Web at http://acdt.oucs.ox.ac.uk/acdt/projects/.

For further details on how to propose a project, and an application form, see http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/acdt/. Questions should be directed to Sophie Clarke, ACDT Project Manager, OUCS, 13 Banbury Road (telephone: Oxford (2)83428, e-mail: sophie.clarke@oucs.ox.ac.uk).

The closing date for proposals is Monday, 16 December.


Note: if the project will involve the use of substantial amounts of material held in Oxford libraries, the organisers are strongly encouraged to contact the Oxford Digital Library/Development Fund (telephone:Oxford (2)84454, e-mail:odl@ulib.ox.ac.uk). The ACDT will be working collaboratively with ODL but chiefly on the development of interfaces and learning environments that utilise ODL materials.

Lectures

CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE 2002

Amended notice

HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT FERNANDO HENRIQUE CARDOSO OF BRAZIL will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 November, in the Examination Schools (note: change of venue from previous announcements). Admission will be by ticket only, available from Mrs Marga Lyall, Department of Politics and International Relations (telephone: Oxford (2)78705, e-mail: cis@politics.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `For a democratic global governance: a Brazilian perspective.'


NEWTON-ABRAHAM LECTURE 2002–3

PROFESSOR MARK GREENE, John Eckman Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Newton-Abraham Visiting Professor 2002–3, will deliver the Newton-Abraham Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 18 November, in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Subject: `The origin and reversal of cancer.'


WILDE LECTURES IN NATURAL AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION

Indic religions until 1200 AD: a critical and anthropological approach

GEOFFREY SAMUEL, Professor of Anthropology, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, will deliver the Wilde Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Mon. 11 Nov.: `Beginnings and foundations: introduction—tracing back Ganesha.'

Tue. 12 Nov.: `Beginnings and foundations: the limits of our knowledge.'

Mon. 18 Nov.: `Brahmanical religion and its competitors: the world of the Yakshas.'

Tue. 19 Nov.: `Brahmanical religion and its competitors: the origins of the ascetic orders.'

Mon. 25 Nov.: `The age of the Guptas: the growth of the transcendental.'

Tue. 26 Nov.: `The age of the Guptas: wild goddesses and demon devotees.'

Mon. 2 Dec.: `The high period of Tantra: ritual technologies and the state.'

Tue. 3 Dec.: `The high period of Tantra: the privatisation of Tantra.'


JAMES FORD SPECIAL LECTURE IN BRITISH HISTORY

PROFESSOR IAN CHRISTIE, Birkbeck College, London, will deliver the James Ford Special Lecture in British History at 5 p.m. on Friday, 8 November, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be preceded by a showing of the 1918 film The life story of David Lloyd George at 2 p.m.

Subject: `Patriotism and business: the issue of a national cinema in Britain, 1915–25.'


EUROPAEUM LECTURE

PROFESSOR CHARLES WYPLOSZ, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, will deliver the Europaeum Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 22 November, in the Main Hall, the Taylor Institution. Admission is by ticket, obtainable by telephoning (2)84482 (or e-mail: euroinfo@europaeum.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Fiscal discipline in the monetary union: rules or institutions.'

On Saturday, 23 November, a round table discussion following the lecture will be held in Lecture Room 23, Balliol College, 10.30 a.m.–12 noon. The panel will include Professor Wyplosz, Professor Giorgio Basevi (University of Bologna), and Professor David Vines.


HERBERT SPENCER LECTURES 2002

The future of education

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Experimental Psychology Building, South Parks Road. The lectures are open to the public.

Those attending the lectures are asked to note the venue (earlier announced as the Examination Schools).

PROFESSOR C. HOYLES, Professor of Mathematics Education, Institute of Education, London
8 Nov.: `Cognitive and epistemological research aspects of mathematical learning.'

PROFESSOR H. GIROUX, Waterbury Chair Professor
15 Nov.: `Reclaiming higher education as a democratic public sphere: towards a politics of educated hope.'

PROFESSOR Y. ENGESTRÖM, Director of the Centre for Activity Theory and Developmental Work Research, University of Helsinki
22 Nov.: `The new landscape of learning at work.'


CLASSICS

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

PROFESSOR F. DECREUS, Ghent, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 20 November, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. For further details, telephone Oxford (2)88210 (e-mail: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Postmodernism and the staging of the classical tragedy.'


CLASSICS AND THE EUROPAEUM

Graduate colloquium: Poets and propaganda: the tradition of epigram in Greece and Rome

This colloquium will be held on Saturday, 16 November, in the McGregor-Matthews Room, New College. Because of funding from the Europaeum, graduate students from the Universities of Bologna, Bonn, Geneva, Leiden, Paris, and Prague will take part.

The meeting will begin with an introduction at 10.30 a.m., and end with a summing-up at 3.45 p.m.

Conveners: P.S. Derow, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Ancient History and Director of Graduate Studies in Ancient History, and P.J. Parsons, MA, Regius Professor of Greek and Director of Graduate Studies in Greek and Latin Literature.

D. OBBINK
10.45 a.m.: `Poetic books and books of poems.'

J. MA
11.30 a.m.: `Statues, victors, and epigrams.'

R. HUNTER
12.15 p.m.: `Reading poems on stones and papyrus.'

G. HUTCHINSON
2.15 p.m.: `Catullus and the Greek epigram.'

T. MORGAN
3 p.m.: `Singing for the other side: verses on tombstones in the Roman Empire.'


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars (amended list)

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, 20.12 (opposite the Main Lecture Theatre).

Those attending are asked to note the changed title of Professor Elliott's seminar.

Convener: M.S. Child, MA, Coulson Professor of Theoretical Chemistry.

PROFESSOR S. ELLIOTT, Cambridge
11 Nov.: `Photoinduced metastability in glasses.'

DR M. WILSON, University College, London
2 Dec.: `Computer simulation of the formation of novel crystal structures in carbon nanotubes.'


MEDICAL SCIENCES

Department of Experimental Psychology:
Oxford Summer School on Connectionist Modelling

This summer school will be held from Sunday, 20 July, to Friday, 1 August, in the Department of Experimental Psychology.

The course is aimed primarily at researchers who wish to exploit neural network models in their teaching and/or research, and it will provide a general introduction to connectionist modelling, biologically plausible neural networks, and brain function through lectures and exercises on Macintoshes and PCs. The course is interdisciplinary in content though many of the illustrative examples are taken from cognitive and developmental psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. The instructors with primary responsibility for teaching the course are Kim Plunkett and Edmund Rolls.

No prior knowledge of computational modelling will be required though simple word-processing skills will be assumed.

The cost of participation is £950, which covers accommodation, registration, and all literature required. A number of partial bursaries (£200) will be available for graduate students, but intending participants should note that in previous years the number of applications for these has far exceeded the number of bursaries available.

If you are interested in participating in the Summer School, please complete the application form at http://epwww.psych.ox.ac.uk/conferences/connectionist_modelling, or alternatively send a brief description of your background, with an explanation of why you would like to attend, no later than 28 February 2003, to Mrs Sue King, Department of Experimental Psychology, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UD (telephone: Oxford (2)71353, e-mail: susan.king@psy.ox.ac.uk).


MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES, COMPARATIVE PHILOLOGY AND GENERAL LINGUISTICS

Romance Linguistics Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Room 2, the Taylor Institution (new venue).

The seminars deal with problems and issues in general linguistics exemplified from one or more Romance languages, and anyone with an interest in linguistic theory or any of the languages dealt with is welcome to attend.

PROFESSOR N. VINCENT, Manchester
14 Nov.: `Complementisers in Italo-Romance: one, two, or none?'

DR N. QUARTERMAINE, Manchester
21 Nov.: `The Frankish superstrate in Gaul: borrowing or "shift interference"?'

DR G. MASSINI-CAGLIARI, Universidade Estadual Paulista
28 Nov.: `Medieval Portuguese vowel sequences: the phonology of diphthongs, glides, and hiatus.'

PROFESSOR O. SCHWARZWALD, Bar Ilan University
5 Dec.: `The evolution of Judaeo-Spanish.'


MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Seminar in Economic and Social History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: R.C. Allen, MA, Professor of Economic History, K.J. Humphries, MA, Reader in Economic History, and A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Economic History.

E. ROTHSCHILD, Cambridge
12 Nov.: `The economic history of rationality.'

M. HICKS
19 Nov.: `British managerial recruitment 1930–2000: beyond the decline debate.'

PROFESSOR S. SUBRAHMANYAM
26 Nov.: `Slavery in Portuguese India and Brazil, 1500–1800: a comparison.'

DR O. GRANT
3 Dec.: `The first dotcom boom? Finance and the electrical industry in Britain and Germany, 1880–95.'


ORIENTAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR HIROSHI WATANABE, Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The system of gender and sexuality in Tokugawa Japan.'


INTERDISCIPLINARY SAWYER SEMINAR (IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION)

The theory and politics of civil society

The following seminars will be held from 1.45 p.m. to 4.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Rothermere American Institute. The series will continue throughout the academic year. Papers will be precirculated to participants. Those wishing to attend the seminars should register their interest in good time. All enquiries should be directed to Paul Bou-Habib (telephone: (2)82718, e-mail: paul.bou-habib@socres.ox.ac.uk). Web site: http://www.law.ox.ac.uk/jurisprudence/civilsociety.htm.

PROFESSOR HANS JOAS, Erfurt
18 Nov.: `Value pluralism and moral universalism.'

PROFESSOR ADAM SELIGMAN, Boston
25 Nov.: `Trust, confidence, and social boundaries.'

PROFESSOR ROBERT PUTNAM, Harvard
10 Feb.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR S. LUKES, New York
24 Feb.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR THEDA SKOCPOL, Harvard
10 Mar.: To be announced.


EUROPEAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTRE

Poetry in contemporary English translation

This one-day conference and presentation of Treny: The Laments of Jan Kochanowski, translated by Adam Czerniawski (Legenda/Studies in Comparative Literature: EHRC, Oxford), will be held on Tuesday, 12 November, in the Maplethorpe Building, St Hugh's College. This conference has been organised in conjunction with the Oxford University Polish Society.

The meeting will begin at 9.30 a.m., and will end with readings from Treny at 5.30 p.m. Copies of this work and other books from the Legenda catalogue (www.ehrc.ox.ac.uk) will be on sale.

All are welcome to attend. There is no registration fee. Lunch will be available in the college at £5 per head.

Further information is available from the conference organiser: wojciech.jajdelski@st- hughs.ox.ac.uk. General information may be obtained from the European Humanities Research Centre, 76 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6LE (e-mail: enquiries@ehrc.ox.ac.uk, Web site: http://www.ehrc.ox.ac.uk).

Morning session

PROFESSOR M. MCLAUGHLIN: Introduction.

A. BRAJERSKA-MAZUR, Catholic University of Lublin, Poland: `Katena: a new method of "measuring" translation quality.'

P. WILCZEK, University of Silesia, Poland: `Between archaism and colloquialism: Polish Renaissance poetry in English translation (the case of Mikolaj Sep Szarzynski).'

F. JONES and A. TURNER, Newcastle: `Archaism in translation: a linguistic perspective.'

T. BATUK-ULEWICZ, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland: `A brief comment on translation (to those who do not believe in the art of archaism in translation).'

Afternoon session

C. KELLY, New College: `The boundaries of taste: translating poetry by Russian women into English.'

J. JARNIEWICZ, Lódz University, Poland: `The rise and fall of East European diction.'

J. BOASE-BEIER, East Anglia: `Poems are not stories: common sense, theory, and practice in poetic translation.'

C. SCOTT, East Anglia: `Theorising literary translation as the literature of translation.'


OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

DR SALWA ISMAIL, University of Exeter, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 November, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

Subject: `Islamism and identity politics.'


MAISON FRANÇAISE

Transmission and understanding of the sciences in the early modern period

This conference will be held on 8–9 November in the Maison Française, Norham Road. For further details, to contact one of the conveners, or the Director's Secretary, Maison Française, telephone Oxford (2)74222 (e-mail: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: I.W.F. Maclean, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Renaissance Studies, and R. Fox, MA, D.Phil., Professor of the History of Science.

Friday, 8 November—afternoon session: Mathematics (Chair: Professor Fox)

J. STEDALL
3.30 p.m.: `From Cardano to Descartes: the algebraic line of descent.'

S. JOHNSTON
4.45 p.m.: `Mathematicians, mechanicians, and men of learning: discipline and identity in English readings of Copernicus.'

J. PFEIFFER, CNRS, Paris
5.45 p.m.: `La représentation du travail mathématique dans la correspondance de Jean Bernouilli.'


Saturday, 9 November—morning session: Cartesianism (Chair: Professor Maclean)

S. VAN DAMME, CNRS, Paris
9.30 a.m.: `Le moment 1650–70: circulation et usages des savoirs cartésiens à Paris.'

S. ROUX, Université de Grenoble II
10.45 a.m.: `Sur la réception de la physique chez quelques jésuites français (Fabri, Pardies, Rochon, Le Valois, Daniel).'

S. SCHAFFER, Cambridge
11.45 a.m.: `Optical philosophies in the republic of letters (1710–30).'


Saturday, 9 November—afternoon session: Italy and England (Chair: Pietro Corsi, Paris I)

N. DAVIDSON
2.15 p.m.: `Scientific academies in early modern Italy.'

M. CONFORTI, Università di Roma I
3.15 p.m.: `Surgery, medicine, and natural philosophy in the library of Marco Aurelio Severino (1580–1656).'

M. PELLING
4.45 p.m.: `Edifying or otherwise? Communications between the London College of Physicians and irregular practitioners, 1580–1640.' (Followed by a round table discussion at 6 p.m.)


KEBLE COLLEGE

Richardson Lecture

PROFESSOR JONATHAN HODGKIN will deliver the Richardson Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 15 November, in the Pusey Room, Keble College.

Subject: `A worm for all reasons: can we completely understand a simple animal?'


LADY MARGARET HALL

Canada Seminars

H.E. MR MEL CAPPE, High Commissioner for Canada, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 28 November, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards. Enquiries should be directed to Vanessa Windsor, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: vanessa.windsor@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `The Privy Council, the public service, and the peaceful transition of power in Canada.'


ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

Lecture

DR ARNOLD RÜÜTEL, President of Estonia, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 November, in the Auditorium, St John's College. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Garden Quadrangle.

Subject: `Traditions and values in changing Europe.'


SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

James Bryce Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR DAME JULIA HIGGINS will deliver the biennial Bryce Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 November, in the Flora Anderson Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Hall, Somerville College. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Subject: `Tangling with long molecules: understanding and manipulating synthetic polymer molecules.'


TRINITY COLLEGE

Chatham Lecture

THE RT. HON. MICHAEL PORTILLO, MP, will deliver the fifth Chatham Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 15 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `How might the Right right itself?'


WOLFSON COLLEGE

Public lecture

MISS GERTRUD SEIDMANN, FSA, Research Associate, the Institute of Archaeology, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 28 November, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College.

Subject: `Jewish marriage rings.'


FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

ALAN BELL will lecture at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 November, in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre.

All are invited. (Those attending are asked to enter the Sheldonian Quadrangle by the Broad Street gate.)

Wine and sandwiches will be served after the lecture at a cost of £3 per person, for which bookings should be made in advance with Mrs P.M. Sturgis, Membership Secretary, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234, e-mail: pms@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Sir Edmund Craster, a great Bodley's Librarian.'


OXFORD LYCEUM

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

GAVYN DAVIES, Chairman of the BBC
Thur. 14 Nov.: `The role of the BBC in the digital age.'

BILL SCHNEIDER, Senior Political Analyst, CNN
Tue. 19 Nov.: `The political war: the US mid-term elections.'

Grants and Research Funding

SOUDAVAR FUND

The Soudavar Fund provides small grants to assist students from Iran who are studying for a degree at the University of Oxford and who are facing financial difficulty. The value of each grant is usually between £500 and £2,500. Application forms can be obtained from the Student Funding and International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: (2)70134). Applications should be submitted by 9 December.

Examinations and Boards

BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Sub-faculty of Byzantine and Modern Greek

Correction to Examination Regulations 2002

Examination Regulations, 2002, relating to Medieval and Modern Greek Paper IX in the Honour School of Modern Languages, contains two errors which should be corrected as follows:

(1) in Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 334, delete l. 10 and substitute:

`Livistros kai Rodamni (ed. P.A. Agapitos).'

(2) Ibid., delete ll. 14 and 15.

Colleges, Halls, and Societies

OBITUARIES

Linacre College

WILLIAM HYDE, MA, 30 August 2002; formerly Secretary to the Curators of the University Chest.


St Anne's College

MISS M. IRENE GENDELL; member of the Society of Oxford Home-Students 1923–7. Aged 97.

MRS BERYL JEFFREY (née Crocket); member of the Society of Oxford Home-Students 1929–32. Aged 92.

MRS MARCELLE REAY-SMITH (née Pitt); member of the Society of Oxford Home-Students 1932–5. Aged 90.


St Peter's College and Wadham College

MARTIN BEYNON POWELL, MA, D.PHIL., 28 October 2002; Fellow and Tutor in Mathematics, St Peter's College, 1966–2002; formerly Scholar and Junior Research Fellow, Wadham College; Junior Proctor 1977–8.


MEMORIAL SERVICE

St Hilda's College

A Memorial Service for ANNE HYNDE ELLIOTT, MA, 1920–2002, Emeritus Fellow of the college, will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 16 November, in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin. Tea will be served in the Dining Hall of the college after the service.

Advertisements

St Hugh's College: Artist in Residence

Liz Moon, artist-in-residence at St Hugh's for Michaelmas Term, is a figurative painter. She is interested in how people inhabit their everyday space, in their form and movement. In St Hugh's, she is working on a number of images of college life—the progress of which can be seen between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, in the West Lodge `Studio'. This can be aproached from Canterbury Road, through the Swan Gates, at the top of the drive. She is also running a figure drawing group on Thursday evenings from 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

 


Concert

Mendelssohn, Elijah: Oxford Harmonic Society: The Orchestra of Stowe Opera. Conductor Robert Secret with members of Oxford High School. Soloists: Nataliya Kompaniyets-Jouri, Linda Hibberd, Christopher Lemmings, Edward Wade. Sat., 16 Nov., 8 p.m., The Town Hall. Tickets £12 and £10. Concessions £10 and £8 available from Oxford Playhouse Box Office. Tel.: 01865 305305 (incl. Credit Card bookings by post) or on the door.


Oxford Brookes University

Centre for Family and Household Research 2002 Seminar Series: 20 Nov., 5.30 p.m.; Lynda Clarke (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), `Recent changes in children's family circumstances', SG03, Research Centre, Oxford Brookes.


Varsity Match

The Oxford University Society (OUS) invites you to Twickenham on Tues., 10 Dec., for this Oxford v Cambridge rugby classic! Join our party for guided Museum of Rugby tour, our picnic, and some of the best seats in the Stadium. £32.50, or £25.50 for seats only. Please contact Rodney Buckton, Projects Manager, OUS, Oxenford House, Magdalen Street, Oxford OX1 3AB. Tel.: 01865 278184; fax: 01865 288086; e-mail: rodney.buckton@ousoc.ox.ac.uk.


New College School

Open Morning: Sat., 16 Nov. All parents and boys are welcome; tours round the school; opportunities to talk to all members of staff; displays; music rehearsals; Saturday Arts programme; drama classes. New College School, 2 Savile Road (off Mansfield Road) Oxford OX1 3UA. Tel: 01865 243657.


400th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition

"Wonderful things from 400 years of collecting: The Bodleian Library 1602–2002": a rare opportunity to see some of the Bodleian's greatest treasures, including the Shakespeare First Folio, the famous Gutenberg Bible, and some wonderful newly-acquired gems. A feast of world-famous treats for all booklovers. Open until 21 Dec., in the Bodleian Library Exhibition Room, Old Schools Quadrange. Mon.–Fri., 9.30 a.m.–4.45 p.m., Sat., 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m. Admission free.


Antiques Bought and Sold

Oxford Engravings, including Oxonia Illustrata by Loggan (from incomplete disbound copy), plus a large selection of other engravers such as Le Keux etc. Web site: http://www.heatons-of-tisbury.co.uk, or tel.: 01747 873025/870048 for information or list.

Antiques and decorative objects bought and sold: desks and library furniture always wanted, also garden stonework. Please call: Greenway Antiques, 90 Corn Street, Witney, Oxon. Open Mon.,–Fri., 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tel.: 01993 705026, mobile: 07831 585014.

 


Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

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

 


Popham Hairdressing

Our proposition is simple, to provide a design, cutting, and colouring service, which combines classic standards with modernist thinking. One North Parade, Oxford. For appointments call: 01865 517040, or e-mail us through our Web site: www.davidpopham.com.


Oxford University Research Staff Society

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


Oxford University Newcomers' Club

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


Services Offered

Painting and decorating: for a prompt, friendly and professional service in Oxford or London, contact Tony for a quotation. Tel.: 07773 764791.

Horological services for your ailing apparatus. Thirty years of expertise in all types of clocks and barometers, of which many have been restored for the University over the years. Quotations are free. All work is fully guaranteed. Please phone Paul Carroll, Oxford Longcase Clocks on 01865 779660.

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

For effortless entertaining, SugarPepper Cooks are available to prepare creative food in your home/chosen venue. From canapé receptions, buffets and dinner parties to christenings, weddings, Christmas and New Year celebrations. Tailor-made menus to suit your requirements. All enquiries welcome. Tel.: 01865 791136.

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

 


Tuition Offered

Piano lessons and accompanying: all ages and levels welcome. Contact Ana Mladenovic, experienced pianist and piano teacher. Tel.: 01865 778248 or 07779 580235. E- mail: pujsana@hotmail.com.


Situations Vacant

St Clare's Oxford: required as soon as possible, well qualified teacher of NORWEGIAN to prepare students for the International Baccalaureate. Applicants should be native speakers who are able to teach literature to students in their mother tongue for 1.5–2 hours per week. For full details please contact Mrs C. Gospel, Head of Languages, as soon as possible. Tel.: 01865 517333. Fax: 01865 310002, or e-mail: catherine.gospel@stclares.ac.uk.

Academic Director for US overseas study program. Oxford graduate (advanced degree) around 30 years preferred with some administrative experience, ability to meet deadlines and to plan ahead. Salary £30–£40k depending. Hours could be flexible. Send CV to Dr Richardson, 8 Tennyson Lodge, Paradise Square, OX1 1UD.


Houses to Let

Four-bedroom late-Victorian house with long garden: part-furnished, with gas-fired c.h., washing machine, cooker, fridge, freezer and new bathroom. Situated in Temple Cowley close to bus route into town centre. Available now for the academic year (or until end of Oct., 2003). Rent £1,000 p.m. Contact:charlie.louth@queens.ox.ac.uk or 00 49 30 4201 80001.

Cumnor Village: 3-bedroom house, large kitchen and pretty garden. The village has a regular bus service, village shops and excellent primary school. £850 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 863920.

Lifestyle Letting & Management, 1 North Parade Avenue—Summertown, £1,295 p.c.m. A spacious 3-bedroom family home with off-street parking and garden close to Summertown shops. Furnished. Please contact Sarah on 01865 554578, e-mail: sarah@lifestyle-lettings.co.uk, Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.

Delightful fully furnished centrally heated 3-bedroom modified 19th- century farm cottage with 1.8 acre garden, to let 1 Jan.–mid-April 2003. Located less than 1 mile from the Headington roundabout. Has its own wood and brook! Ideal for visiting academic. Rent £950 p.m. Please contact Prof. Nick White, e-mail: fnnjw@diamond.mahidol.ac.th, or tel. his secretary in Oxford on 01865 220970.

Three-bedroom East Oxford house available for 3 month let to tidy tenant, Jan.,–Mar. Willingness to allow occasional access to estate agents compensated by low rent of £500 p.m. plus bills. Contact e-mail: hilary_coulby@yahoo.co.uk.

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

Make finding accommodation easy. Finders Keepers have a dedicated approach to helping you find the right property. Browse through our Web site for up-to-date detailed information on properties available and make use of our interactive database, priority reservation service (credit cards accepted), personal service and professional advice. For further information please contact Finders Keepers at 226, Banbury Rd., Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011. Fax: Oxford 556993. E-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

 


Flats to Let

Lifestyle Letting & Management, 1 North Parade Avenue–The Waterways, £795 p.c.m. and £895 p.c.m. A choice of 1-bedroom luxury apartments with parking on this prestigious Berkley Homes development. Furnished. Please call Sarah on 01865 554578, e-mail: sarah@lifestyle-lettings.co.uk, Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.

London–North Ealing: spacious 3-bedroom, first-floor flat in conservation area, close to Ealing North and West Acton tubes, with easy access to North Circular Road and M40. Modern kitchen and bathroom, large living room; part furnished, large wardrobes, wood floors. Character building in green surrounds. £1,500 p.m. Tel.: 0794 1176346, e-mail: vidinova@talk21.com.

Basement studio flat in Victorian house, just south of Summertown. Own access; fully furnished; shower room, modern kitchenette, telephone, TV aerial. £400 p.c.m. incl. of c.h. and council tax, excl. electricity. Suitable 1 quiet non- smoking post graduate/doctor/academic. To let from mid-Nov. Tel.: 07968 567651 eves., view at weekends.

Central north Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, and very close to the river. Available now for short/long let. Completely newly refurbished ground-floor flat to very high standard, new bathroom, new John Lewis kitchen with washer, dishwasher, dryer, etc., in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy residential suburb, with large, light airy rooms. Double bedroom, single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Available Dec., a second-floor flat for short/long let with large double bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.

Central North Oxford: 1 double-bedroom flat to let with small study/second bedroom. Recently refurbished and furnished. Quiet residential location close to city centre. Suit visiting academic. Available now. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 245751, or e-mail: milnes@brook.u-net.com.


Serviced Accommodation

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


Accommodation Offered

Double bedroom with separate study to rent from 1 Dec. Spacious, refurbished house; garden; all mod cons. Quiet residential area, 10 minutes' walk from city centre. Share with 2 professionals. £450 p.c.m., excl. bills. Suit academic or professional. Tel.: 01865 791427.

Furnished room (small double) available in Headington house from 21 Dec., (poss. earlier). Good-natured, quiet profession/postdoc sought to share with 1 other. Amateur classical musician preferred, or someone able to tolerate regular flute and singing practice! £350 p.c.m. excl. Contact 07870 311268 or e-mail: fcw72uk@yahoo.co.uk.

Room for rent in quiet Headington family house, close to shops and amenities, for postgraduate woman student. Cost: £300 p.m. all inclusive (except telephone use). Contact Christina, tel.: 01865 313828 (daytime) or 452903 (eves.).

Flexible short-term apartment hire in the centre of Oxford: fully furnished inc. bedlinen and towels; fully equipped kitchen; TV/Video/CD/Cassette/Radio; telephone. Rates from £300 p.w. incl. of utility bills (except telephone calls). Tel.: 01865 557529; e-mail: oxfordbase@yahoo.co.uk.

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

Finders Keepers is celebrating its 30th year as Oxfordshire's leading letting agent, providing a specialist service to both landlords and tenants throughout the Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties. With experienced letting and management teams Finders Keepers provide a high standard of service to all our clients. If you would like more information about Finders Keepers' services please contact us at our Head Office at 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7BY, tel.: (00 44) 1865 311011, or visit the Finders Keepers Web site at www.finders.co.uk.

Available by the week for visitors to Oxford: self-contained, fully- furnished studio flat, centrally located in Kingston Road. En suite shower, toilet and washbasin, and fully-equipped kitchen area. Sleeps 2. £300 p.w. all inc. British Tourist Board approved 3 Stars. For further information tel.: 01865 516913 or visit: http://www.oxfordcity.co.uk/accom/studioflat.

Delightful rooms in North Oxford available now. £55 p.w. Book by telephone or fax: 01865 511657 or e-mail: mcadex@gofornet.co.uk.


Accommodation Sought

French female, 28, postdoc at Oxford University for 1 year needs immediately a private, furnished large room in a shared house, with common living room, kitchen etc. Preferably close to centre. Around £350 p.c.m. incl. bills. E-mail: claudec@earth.ox.ac.uk, or tel.: 01865 282113 (from 10 a.m.–7 p.m.), or 01865 559610.

All Souls College seeks large 3-bedroom flat or house, preferably in North Oxford although all central areas considered for visiting academic and family from Jan.,–July 2003. Please contact the Manciple, All Souls College, High Street, Oxford OX1 4AI. Tel.: 01865 279315, fax: 01865 289108 or e-mail: manciple@all- souls.ox.ac.uk.

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

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


Holiday Lets

Ski chalet-French Alps-St Gervais Mont Blanc: catered chalet ideally located for rapid access to the resorts of Megeve, Les Contamines, St Gervais, Chamonix and an hour from Geneva Airport, prices from £295 incl. of : half-board, airport transfer, mountain host, transport and full advisory service. Contact Dave Edwards, 01993 878132, e-mail: chalet667@aol.com. More details: www.holidayrentals.com.

Southwest France, near Toulouse/Albi/Cordes, stone farmhouse on edge of village, iwth 6 acres and swimming pool. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living rooms and large kitchen; sleeps 7–8. Centrally heated with wood-burning stoves. Several airports within easy reach, available all year round. Call 01865 54150 or e-mail: barry@oxfordmedia.co.uk for details, or see: www.oxfordmedia.co.uk/batut.htm for photos, availability and rates.

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

Tuscany, Italy: short or long-term rents, beautifully restored 2-storey country house on the top of a hill by large vineyard and olive trees, 5 bedrooms (with up to 8 beds), 2 bathrooms, kitchen, lounge, sitting-room, private swimming pool, garden, cable, VCR, Internet. Wonderful and quiet, in the Chianti area, only 5 mins., drive from Chiusi town, shops, railway/motorway, 1 hour from Rome and Florence, 30 mins., from Siena. E- mail: marino@demata.tuscany.it, tel.: + 39 055 602044, + 39 328 7133951, Web site: www.demata.tuscany.it.


Flats for Sale

For sale in Normandy spa town of Bagnoles de l'Orne, 1-bedroom flat, new wood floor, new bathroom, unfinished project in new building. Offers around £20,000. Dr James Daniels, tel.: 01865 453734.

Smart 2-bedroom first-floor flat in Wood Farm, 1 mile from Headington, 1½ miles from city centre. Own entrance, hall, bathroom, lounge, kitchen and balcony overlooking communal garden. Private off-road parking space. Very quiet and comfortable. £155,000. E-mail: jonjohrr@yahoo.co.uk. Tel.: 01865 768505 or 01865 794624.

Summertown: smart, sunny 1-bedroom ground-floor flat with independent entrance, situated in private gated courtyard of only 10 flats; entrance lobby, living/dining room, fitted kitchen, inner hallway, bedroom and bathroom, with ample storage space. Private off-road parking space and communal gardens. Very comfortable and quiet, convenient location 3 minutes from Summertown shops, restaurants and gym. Offers in the region of £175,000. E-mail: mcintosc@oup.co.uk, tel.: 01865 354184.


For Sale

Compaq Presario 1635 laptop, £500, with manual, 4 years old; new digital video camera DCR-PC5E PAL Sony, used twice, £900 (cost £1,000 + 3 year cover plan of £200); BMW Z3 1997 2.8 top spec., black and tan leather, CD changer, expanding family forces sale, £18,000. Contact Emma: 01865 558441 or 07815 899451. 

 

Appointments

SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

University Lecturership in Management Studies (Accounting)

In association with Christ Church

The Accounting subject area at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, seeks applications for its new lecturer's post in Accounting starting October 2003. Commensurate with rank, candidates should demonstrate excellence or potential excellence in research and teaching in the areas of either management or financial accounting, but applications in the area of management accounting will be particularly welcome.

Job qualifications: candidates should have (or be expected to soon have) a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Accounting. The School seeks candidates with a strong research orientation.

The Saïd Business School (SBS) is one of Europe's fastest-growing and most prestigious management schools. Its MBA programme is the highest ranked one-year MBA programme in the UK. It combines the highest standards of academic rigour with a practical understanding of business and wealth creation. The School's undergraduate programmes jointly taught with the Departments of Economics, Engineering, and Materials are amongst the University's most over-subscribed courses. Its students benefit from the Oxford tradition of small group and tutorial teaching. The School runs a master's degree in management research and has a large body of doctoral students.

SBS is fully integrated into one of the world's greatest universities. The School can draw on Oxford's strengths in subjects such as anthropology, economics, international politics, law, and psychology, as well as its own faculty. Its faculty and students come from all around the world, rendering its intellectual agenda and perspectives truly international. The MBA: international exposure is an integral element of the School's MBA. The student body is internationally diverse, with no region or country dominating class discussion. Its international faculty and case studies ensure students receive a global education. The MBA is intellectually challenging and attracts first-rate students who question, think creatively, and wrestle with new approaches and ideas.

Doctoral degrees: the business school has a large group of doctoral students. There is a master's in management research which is the inroad to the School's doctoral programme.

Research: the School is rapidly developing a stimulating research environment. Areas of real international strength have now emerged. Awarded a 5 in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise, the School anticipates a further expansion of its research activities.

The existing accounting group at the School has a wide range of interests, covering corporate financial control through to accounting in the public sector and national income accounting. In all these areas the focus of the group is on the social and organisational implications of accounting, elaborated through archival, historical, and in-depth field study research. The new position is open to applicants in any area of accounting teaching and research. Application process: further particulars can be found on http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk or obtained from Jennifer Fielding, Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HP (telephone: Oxford (2)88813, e-mail: acvacs@sbs.ox.ac.uk), to whom completed applications (eight copies or one if airmailing) and references forwarded directly by the applicant's three referees should be sent by 22 January 2003.

Informal discussions: Professor Hopwood and Dr Chapman will be attending the EIASM Management Accounting conference in Brussels, 12--14 December, and the AAA mid-year Management Accounting Section Conference in San Diego, 10--11 January, and would be happy to meet potential candidates for informal discussions at these events.


University Lecturership in Management Studies (Finance)

In association with St Catherine's College

The Finance subject area at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, seeks applications for its new lecturer's post in Finance, starting October 2003. Commensurate with rank, candidates should demonstrate excellence or potential excellence in research and teaching in the areas of corporate finance, asset pricing and investments, or financial institutions.

Job qualifications: candidates should have (or be expected to soon have) a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in finance, financial economics, economics, or mathematics. The School seeks candidates with a strong research orientation.

The Saïd Business School (SBS) is one of Europe's fastest-growing and most prestigious management schools. Its MBA programme is the highest ranked one-year MBA programme in the UK. It combines the highest standards of academic rigour with a practical understanding of business and wealth creation. The School's undergraduate programmes jointly taught with the Departments of Economics, Engineering, and Materials are amongst the University's most over-subscribed courses. Its students benefit from the Oxford tradition of small group and tutorial teaching. The School runs a master's degree in management research and has a large body of doctoral students.

SBS is fully integrated into one of the world's greatest universities. The School can draw on Oxford's strengths in subjects such as anthropology, economics, international politics, law, and psychology, as well as its own faculty. Its faculty and students come from all around the world, rendering its intellectual agenda and perspectives truly international.

The MBA: international exposure is an integral element of the School's MBA. The student body is internationally diverse, with no region or country dominating class discussion. Its international faculty and case studies ensure that students receive a global education. The MBA is intellectually challenging and attracts first-rate students who question, think creatively, and wrestle with new approaches and ideas.

Doctoral degrees: the business school has a large group of doctoral students. There is a master's in management research which is the inroad to the School's doctoral programme. In finance, the doctoral programme is primarily run in conjunction with the Economics Department which offers a two-year master's programme in economics prior to students undertaking their research. The quality of students on this programme is extremely high.

Research in finance: The School offers new colleagues a stimulating research environment. Research in finance is co-ordinated under the umbrella of the Oxford Financial Research Centre
(http://www.finance.ox.ac.uk). The Centre's founding departments include Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, and the Saïd Business School and these work closely together in promoting research in finance throughout the University. Under arrangements described in the further particulars, the successful candidate will be offered a tutorial fellowship at St Catherine's College.

Further particulars can be found on http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk or obtained from Jennifer Fielding, Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HP (telephone: Oxford (2)88813, e-mail: acvacs@sbs.ox.ac.uk), to whom completed applications (eight copies or one if airmailing) and references forwarded directly by the applicant's three referees should be sent by 10 January 2003.

Details of research in finance at Oxford University can be found at http://www.finance.ox.ac.uk.


University Lecturerships in Management Studies (International Business)

In association with Corpus Christi College and Lady Margaret Hall

The Saïd Business School seeks applications for two new lecturers in the area of International Business, starting 1 September 2003 or as soon as possible thereafter. Candidates should demonstrate excellence or potential excellence in research and teaching in the areas of international political economy, globalisation and global governance, corporate foreign policy, corporate social responsibility, comparative corporate governance, or comparative business systems.

Job qualifications: This is an unusual appointment that seeks to bring in candidates with various disciplinary backgrounds, who wish to work in a business school environment.

Candidates should have (or be expected to soon complete) a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in a range of disciplines including politics, international relations, sociology, business history, anthropology, law, and economics. The School seeks candidates with a strong research orientation. Business School in the University: The Saïd Business School (SBS) is one of Europe's fastest-growing and most prestigious management schools. Its MBA programme is the highest ranked one-year MBA programme in the UK. The student body is internationally diverse, with no region or country dominating class discussion. The MBA is intellectually challenging and attracts first rate students who question, think creatively, and wrestle with new approaches and ideas. The School's undergraduate programmes, jointly taught with the Departments of Economics, Engineering, and Materials are amongst the University's most over-subscribed courses. Its students benefit from the Oxford tradition of small group and tutorial teaching. The School also runs an M.Sc. degree in Management Research, which is the inroad to the School's doctoral programme. Candidates are expected to teach some elements of the following: an MBA core course on Global and Comparative Business, an M.Sc. core course on Comparative Management, and a more specialised course as an MBA or M.Sc. elective.

SBS is fully integrated into one of the world's greatest universities. The School can therefore draw on Oxford's strengths in subjects such as anthropology, economics, international politics, law, and psychology, as well as its own faculty. Its members of academic staff and students come from all around the world, rendering its intellectual agenda and perspectives truly international.

Further particulars for both posts together with college associations can be found on http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/ or obtained from Jennifer Fielding, Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HP (telephone: Oxford (2)88813, e-mail: acvacs@sbs.ox.ac.uk), to whom completed applications (eight copies or one if airmailing) and references forwarded directly by the applicant's three referees should be sent by 30 December. Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Mari Sako (telephone: Oxford (2)88925, e-mail: mari.sako@sbs.ox.ac.uk).


University Lecturership in Management Studies (Operations Management)

In association with Merton College

The Operations Management subject area of the Saïd Business School seeks applications for its new lecturer's post. Applicants should have, or be about to gain, a doctorate in operations management or a related area, and either a strong research record or demonstrable potential. It would also be advantageous to have an interest in operations management in a science or technology-based company or context.

The current group favours a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to operations, drawing on sociology, philosophy, and other areas adjacent to management studies, while remaining close to the problems of contemporary organisations. (Conversely, quantitative modelling/operations research approaches are less appropriate for this post than for the decision sciences post also currently being advertised.) The successful candidate would be expected to contribute to the teaching of courses in operations management at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and eventually should be able to offer an elective topic for the MBA programme.

Under arrangements described in the further particulars, the successful candidate will be offered a tutorial fellowship at Merton College.

Further particulars can be found on http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk or obtained from Jennifer Fielding, Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HP (telephone: Oxford (2)88813, e-mail: acvacs@sbs.ox.ac.uk), to whom completed applications (eight copies or one if airmailing) and references forwarded directly by the applicant's three referees should be sent by 30 November. Informal enquiries may be made to Steve New (telephone: Oxford (2)88922, e-mail: steve.new@sbs.ox.ac.uk), or Roy Westbrook (telephone: Oxford (2)88930, e-mail: roy.westbrook@sbs.ox.ac.uk).


FACULTY OF ORIENTAL STUDIES

Fixed-term Departmental Lecturership in Islamic Art and Architecture

The Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies wishes to appoint a Departmental Lecturer in Islamic Art and Architecture. This fixed-term post will commence on 1 October 2003 and will run for three years from the date of appointment. The successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching, lecture on the history of Islamic art and architecture before 1600 ad, and carry out various administrative duties. Further particulars may be obtained from Ms Charlotte Vinnicombe, Administrator, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, by e-mail: orient@orinst.ox.ac.uk, or via the Oxford Home page, http://www.ox.ac.uk. The post will be on grade A09 (salary £18,265--£24,121).

Applications (eight hard copies, or one only from candidates based overseas), including a curriculum vitae, a list of principal publications (if any), and the names and contact details of three referees, should be sent to Ms Vinnicombe (fax: Oxford (2)78190, telephone: (2)78210), no later than Friday, 6 December. There is no application form.


AREA AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

Shaw Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Economy of China

In association with Corpus Christi College

Applications are invited for this post in the Economy of China tenable for a period of three years, with a possible extension of one additional year, from April/May 2003, or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful applicant will be expected to engage in advanced research on the economy of contemporary China, broadly understood, to undertake the equivalent of four hours' undergraduate teaching each week in full term, and make a contribution to graduate teaching in the relevant areas. Appointment will be made, according to experience, on the Oxford scale for research staff 1A (£18,265--£27,339).

Candidates should have a doctorate from a major research university or be close to completing such doctoral studies.

Under arrangements described in the further particulars, the successful candidate will be a Research Fellow at Corpus Christi College. The fellow will be housed in the Institute for Chinese Studies, be a member of the Department of Economics, and be on the establishment of the Area and Development Studies Committee.

Further particulars may be obtained from Mrs M. Smith, Social Sciences Division, 34 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LH (e-mail: betsy.smith@admin.ox.ac.uk), or via the Oxford home page, http://www.ox.ac.uk/. Applications should be made to Mrs Smith. The closing date for applications is 6 December.


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES DIVISION

Appointment of Business Manager and Administrator, Begbroke Business and Science Park

Applications are invited from experienced senior managers for this new post, which will be pivotal in the further development of Begbroke Business and Science Park. The manager will report to Professor Peter Dobson, Academic Director, and will participate in the strategic management and direction of Begbroke. He/she must be capable of discharging the full range of managerial duties relating to the site (financial, personnel, and buildings management).

There will be rapid growth at Begbroke, with step changes occurring at regular intervals, and the Business Manager will play a key role in facilitating these. The successful candidate will ideally have a scientific or engineering background and be experienced in working with, or in, industry.

The post will be on the academic-related administrative grade 4 scale (salary £30,660-- £36,712, with a discretionary range to £41,876).

This is an exceptional opportunity for an enterprising professional with first-class business and administrative skills to make an impact on one of the most innovative developments in the sciences currently taking place in Oxford.

Further particulars of the post, including information on how to apply, are available from Maxine Orton, Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division, 9 Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PD (telephone: Oxford (2)82582, e-mail: maxine.orton@admin.ox.ac.uk). Details of the Science Park can be viewed at http://www.begbroke.ox.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is Monday, 25 November, and it is anticipated that interviews will be held during week commencing Monday, 2 December.


SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL/BEGBROKE BUSINESS AND SCIENCE PARK

Appointment of Joint HEIF Programme Manager

Applications are invited for the post of Joint HEIF Programme Manager: Saïd Business School/Begbroke Business and Science Park, for a period of three years in the first instance. This is one of a number of Programme Managers to be appointed in different areas as part of Phase 2 of the development of Begbroke Business and Science Park. The Joint Programme Manager will have a direct reporting line to the Academic Director of Begbroke but for day-to-day activities will work closely with the Dean of the Saïd Business School. He or she will be responsible for establishing and developing relations between the Saïd Business School and Begbroke Business and Science Park, facilitating liaison between the Business School and companies at Begbroke, and with those involved in the overall development of the Business and Science Park.

The successful candidate is likely to have a track record in managing cross fertilisation between institutions and companies and in identifying research and consultancy opportunities. The post will be on the academic-related (research) grade RS11 (salary range £25,451-- £33,679).

Further particulars of the post, including details on how to apply, are available from Ms Tracy Roketta, Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HP (telephone: Oxford (2)88815, e-mail: tracy.roketta@sbs.ox.ac.uk). Details of the Science Park can be viewed at http://www.begbroke.ox.ac.uk and of Saïd Business School at http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk. Applications should be received by noon on Monday, 25 November, and it is anticipated that interviews will be held during week commencing Monday, 2 December.


BALLIOL COLLEGE

Six-hour Stipendiary Lecturership in Modern History

Balliol College proposes, if a suitable candidate applies, to appoint a six-hour Stipendiary Lecturer in Modern European and World History for Hilary and Trinity Terms 2003.

The lecturer will be required to teach General History IV (1815--1914) in Honour Moderations. In the Final Honour School the lecturer would be expected to contribute to the teaching of General History papers covering the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

The lecturer will also be required to participate in the teaching of the Approaches to History and Historiography papers in Honour Moderations, and Comparative History and Historiography in the Final Honour School.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach an average of six hours a week over the two terms. He or she will receive a stipend of £3,931 for the two terms and certain common-room rights. Applicants should provide a letter of application supported by a curriculum vitae, and should state which parts of the syllabus they would be willing to teach.

They should provide the names of two referees, whom they should ask to write directly to the Senior Tutor. Applications and references must reach the Senior Tutor, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, by Monday, 18 November. The post may be renewed for the academic year 2003--4.

Any prospective applicants wishing to discuss details of the post should contact Martin Conway (e-mail: martin. conway@balliol.ox.ac.uk).

Balliol College is an equal opportunities employer.


Vaughan Memorial Travelling Scholarship

Balliol College intends to award for 2003 a Vaughan Memorial Travelling Scholarship, as established by the will of the late Mrs D.J. Vaughan, if a suitable candidate appears. It is a stipulation of the bequest that candidates must be current undergraduates of limited means who have had at least part of their previous education at Eton College. Preference will be given to members of Balliol College.

The award, of up to £4,000, will be conditional on the attainment of a II.1 degree or better. It must be used towards the cost of attending a foreign university for a postgraduate year, and following an approved course of study there which includes at least in part `a study of the social conditions of the common people'. Applications with one reference and with outline proposals for the year's study should be made to the Senior Tutor, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, by the fourth week of Hilary Term.


CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

Corpus Christi Supernumerary Visiting Fellowship(s) 2003--4

Corpus Christi College proposes to elect to a Supernumerary Visiting Fellowship a person of distinction in the non-academic sphere who wishes to undertake some programme of research or advanced study in the college.

For 2003--4 the college invites applications from persons working for the public sector, including the civil service. The fellowship will be tenable for any one of the three eight-week terms of the academic year (October--December, January--March, April--June). Preference will be given to those who are willing to contribute to college life by holding occasional seminars, by being available to students for discussions, etc.

The fellowship does not carry any salary and will therefore appeal to individuals who are able to obtain paid secondment from their organisation or can find other sources of funding.

The fellow will be entitled to free lunch and dinner and to full membership of the senior common room. The college will provide working space and will assist with the provision of accommodation if desired (e.g. by the occasional use of a guest room).

Applicants should write to the President's Secretary, Corpus Christi College, Oxford OX1 4JF, by Friday, 3 January 2003, enclosing a curriculum vitae, a description of the programme of study or research to be undertaken during the tenure of the fellowship, and the names of three referees. It is their responsibility to ask their referees to send their references direct to the President's Secretary by the same date. Candidates should indicate the term in which they would wish to hold the fellowship.


Appointment of Personal Assistant to the President

Corpus Christi College wishes to appoint a Personal Assistant to the President of the college. The person appointed will have excellent organisational, communication, and secretarial (including IT) skills, and have a high degree of initiative and discretion. Experience of working in a college or in the University or in another higher educa-tion institution is desirable, though not essential. The post will be part-time (4--5 hours flexible per day). Flexible working during university vacations is a possibility if desired. The salary will be pro rata on the scale £17,416--£20,755, depending on experience. Free lunch and generous holidays will be provided.

Further particulars may be obtained from the College Secretary (telephone: Oxford (2)76737).

Letters of application, including a curriculum vitae and names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to the College Secretary, Corpus Christi College, Oxford OX1 4JF, to arrive by 22 November. It is hoped to interview in the week beginning 2 December.

The college exists to promote excellence in education and research and is actively committed to the principle of equality of opportunity for all suitably qualified candidates.


MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Appointment of Bursar

Mansfield College is seeking to appoint a new Bursar. As a fellow of the college, reporting to the Principal and the governing body, the Bursar plays a pivotal role in the strategic and financial management of the college, as well as overseeing all its domestic, accommodation, and conference services.

Applicants should have a background that includes managerial experience at senior level, not necessarily in the academic sector. A good grasp of financial matters and excellent interpersonal skills are essential. Applications from those wishing to work less than full-time will be considered.

Attractive package up to £45k+ with excellent benefits including final salary pension scheme.

Further information can be obtained from Jane Buswell (telephone: Oxford (2)82894, e-mail: jane.buswell @mansfield.ox.ac.uk), and at http://www.mansfield.ox.ac.uk. Applicants should send their full curriculum vitae and a covering letter, with the names of three referees, to the Principal, Mansfield College, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TF. The closing date for applications is 29 November.

Mansfield College is an equal opportunities employer.


MERTON COLLEGE

Appointment of Welfare Adviser

Applications are invited for the post of Welfare Adviser from 5 January 2003. The Welfare Adviser is expected to live in the college and get to know many college members personally. Junior members with a variety of problems are encouraged to contact the Welfare Adviser, who may either resolve the problem or bring it to a college officer. Applicants should already be, or expect to be, engaged in academic study at the University at the postgraduate or postdoctoral level. The appointment will be made for one year in the first instance, but with the possibility of renewal for up to a maximum of three years in total. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake an appropriate course of training in welfare issues. The position will carry free board and lodging and a grant of £1,500 per annum together with some SCR rights.

Applicants should write to the Tutorial Secretary not later than Friday, 22 November, enclosing a curriculum vitae and the names of two referees.

Applicants are asked to request their referees to send references direct to the Tutorial Secretary, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD, before Friday, 22 November. Further particulars are available on request (e-mail: clare.bass@admin.merton.ox.ac.uk).


ST PETER'S COLLEGE

Appointment of College Librarian

An energetic and enthusiastic qualified librarian is sought to take charge of this rapidly developing college library. Experience in an academic library and good IT skills are essential. Experience of the OLIS acquisitions, cataloguing, and circulation modules is desirable.

The post is on the University's academic-related senior librarian grade 2 scale (£21,125-- £27,339); there will be additional benefits commensurate with this important appointment. Further particulars are available from the College Secretary, St Peter's College, Oxford OX1 2DL (telephone: Oxford (2)78864; e-mail: olivia.henley@spc.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for completed applications is 29 November. Interviews will be held on 18 December. The post becomes vacant on 1 January.


TEMPLETON COLLEGE

Rosemary Stewart Scholarship

Thanks to the generosity of Dr Rosemary Stewart, Honorary Fellow, Templeton College proposes to award a scholarship to graduates of any university who intend to work for a higher degree in Management Studies at Oxford, who would otherwise experience financial difficulty. The award is normally tenable for up to three years from 1 October 2003 and will be to the value of £3,000 per annum. The successful candidate will be expected to have research interests in health care management.

Further particulars and application forms are available online
(http://www.templeton.ox.ac.uk) under `Graduate study at Templeton' or from the Academic Administrator, Templeton College, Oxford OX1 5NY (e-mail: admissions@templeton.ox.ac.uk). Applicants are also advised to consult the detailed arrangements for higher degrees in Management Studies, available from the Saïd Business School Web site
(http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk), or from the address above. The closing date for applications is 1 March.


PETERHOUSE, CAMBRIDGE

Research Fellowships

The governing body of Peterhouse, applying the benefactions of the late William Stone, former scholar of the college, and of Sir Michael Sobell, intends to elect not later than 8 May 2003 a number of Research Fellows. The Research Fellows, either men or women, will enter upon their tenure on 1 October 2003. Candidates must by 1 October 2003 have passed all examinations required for a first degree at a university, and must at the same date normally be under twenty-eight years of age. Normally candidature will be restricted to graduates or research students of Oxford or Cambridge. Their programme of research must fall within a field approved by the college.

Candidates should obtain a form of application from the Secretary to the Research Fellowship Committee by 31 January 2003. They will be asked to name two or three referees who know their work, and to request them to write direct to the Master a letter supporting their candidature. The completed application form and the letter from referees must reach the Master by 1 February 2003.

The electors will make a select list of candidates who will normally be invited to submit dissertations. From among those so invited the Electors may invite some candidates to meet them.

The annual remuneration of a Research Fellow from 1 October 2002 is £15,630 (non-resident in college) or £13,894 (resident), with an annual book allowance of £347 and a travel allowance of up to £521. Stipends will be subject to deductions in consideration of emoluments from other sources. In the case of a Research Fellow who has not yet taken the Ph.D. (or equivalent), the college may pay certain approved university fees. Research Fellows are expected to engage in full-time research, but may be permitted to teach for up to six hours a week and will be paid for this. Free rooms in college with service may be provided for a fellow who is single. All Research Fellows are allowed seven free meals a week at the common table. There is an entertainment allowance in kind. The tenure is three years and in certain circumstances may be renewed. Up to one year's absence may be granted.

All correspondence should be directed to the Secretary to the Research Fellowship Committee, Peterhouse, Cambridge CB2 1RD (telephone: 01223 330834; e-mail: mh324@cam.ac.uk). All enquiries should be clearly marked `RFC'.

Diary

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


Friday 8 November

DAVID BRIGGS (Organist Emeritus, Gloucester Cathedral): masterclass, the chapel, Pembroke, 10 a.m.–12 noon and 2–4 p.m. (free of charge and open to the public).

DR W. MOBERLY: `Living dangerously: the demands of discernment' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: `Who speaks for God? The Bible, discernment, and contested truth'), Schools, 11 a.m.

DR P. CAREY: `The religious dimension in nationalism in Indonesia and East Timor' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The nation-state and religious identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

CONGREGATION meeting, 11.15 a.m. (conferments of honorary degrees).

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Wintry weather', 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.)

MAISON FRANÇAISE colloquium: `Transmission and understanding of the sciences in the early modern period', 3.30–6.45 p.m. (continues tomorrow) (see details in `Lectures' above).

PROFESSOR I. CHRISTIE: `Patriotism and business: the issue of a national cinema in Britain, 1915–25' (James Ford Special Lecture in British History), Schools, 5 p.m. (preceded by a showing of the 1918 film The life story of David Lloyd George at 2 p.m.).

PROFESSOR C. HOYLES: `Cognitive and epistemological research aspects of mathematical learning' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `The future of education'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Experimental Psychology Building, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR W. CORNISH: `Branding' (Clarendon Law Lectures: `Intellectual property: omnipotent, distracting, or irrelevant?'), St Cross Building, 5.30 p.m. (open to the public).


Saturday 9 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The early Stuart period', 12 noon (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: David Woodcock, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).


Sunday 10 November

MR ALEXANDER MURRAY preaches the sermon for Remembrance Sunday, St Mary's, 10 a.m.


Monday 11 November

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

DR L.E. BELAUNDE: `Unattended birth and women's notions of self in the Peruvian Amazon' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Childbirth practices'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

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

M. JONES: `The state and indigenous medicine in colonial Ceylon: pluralism or hegemony' (seminar series: `Metropolis, periphery, and nation: medicine and colonialism'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. SAMUEL: `Beginnings and foundations: introduction—tracing back Ganesha' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Indic religions until 1200 AD: a critical and anthropological approach'), Schools, 5 p.m.

EARL RUSSELL: `House of Lords reform after Wakeham and Irvine' (seminar series: `Labour constitutional changes reconsidered'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

DR J. GRIFFITHS: `The matter of invention: coinage and semantic change in early Renaissance England' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

F. CLAUDON: `Le dernier Hugo' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.


Tuesday 12 November

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Multimedia applications on Linux', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Aspects of worship BC', 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.)

EUROPEAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTRE: `Treny: the laments of Jan Kochanowski'(conference, in conjunction with the Oxford University Polish Society), Maplethorpe Building, St Hugh's, from 9.30 a.m. (see further in `Lectures' above).

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Opendoor: an introduction', 9.30 a.m.;`PowerPoint for teaching and learning', 2 p.m.; `Writing at work' (week 5), 3.30 p.m. (see information above).

DR NIKE WAGNER (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor in European Comparative Literature): `Schnitzler's "Casanova" and Hofmannsthal's "Marschalin" ' (lecture series: `Love and death: Vienna, Wagner, and fin de siècle culture'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. SAMUEL: `Beginnings and foundations: the limits of our knowledge' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Indic religions until 1200 AD: a critical and anthropological approach'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR D.M. ANDERSON: `Rebels and informers: interrogation, torture, and the state' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: `Histories of the hanged: testimony from the Mau Mau Rebellion, 1952–60'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR HIROSHI WATANABE: `The system of gender and sexuality in Tokugawa Japan' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DAME JULIA HIGGINS: `Tangling with long molecules: understanding and manipulating synthetic polymer molecules' (James Bryce Memorial Lecture), Flora Anderson Lecture Theatre, Somerville, 5 p.m.

DR E. FLOURI: `Outcomes from father involvement in resident and non-resident families' (Department of Social Policy and Social Work seminars: `Relationships and child wellbeing'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

ARNOLD RÜÜTEL (President of Estonia): `Tradition and values in changing Europe' (lecture), the Auditorium, St John's, 5.30 p.m.

KEBLE COLLEGE CHAPEL CHOIR: concert, including Fauré's Requiem and Bach's Lobet den Herrn, the chapel, Keble, 8 p.m. (tickets £6, concessions £4, at the door).


Wednesday 13 November

PROFESSOR P. JEFFREYS: `e-science' (seminar series: `Digital projects in Oxford'), OUCS, 12.30 p.m.

ALAN BELL: `Sir Edmund Craster, a great Bodley's Librarian' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

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

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

H.E. PRESIDENT FERNANDO HENRIQUE CARDOSO OF BRAZIL: `For a democratic global governance: a Brazilian perspective' (Cyril Foster Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m. (admission by ticket only, available from Mrs Marga Lyall, Department of Politics and International Relations: tel. (2)78705, e-mail: cis@politics.ox.ac.uk).

H. SLIM: `Revitalising the humanitarian aid regime' (Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

DR D.M. ANDERSON: ` "War is not porridge": memorialising Mau Mau' (Evans- Pritchard Lectures: `Histories of the hanged: testimony from the Mau Mau Rebellion, 1952–60'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. FRANK: `France and the United Kingdom in the construction of Europe' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR GERALD O'COLLINS, SJ: `How could the resurrection redeem human beings and their world?' (D'Arcy Memorial Lectures: `The Resurrection of Jesus'), Schools, 5 p.m.

UNIVERSITY CHURCH: Choral Evensong with the resident choir (short service and music by Tallis), 6.15 p.m.

M. BROSHI: `Critical junctions in early Jewish history' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET performs Haydn's Quartet in D, op. 76, no. 5, Martyn Harry's `Empress' Quartet, and Dvorák's Quartet in E flat, op. 51, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £10/£5 from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, tel. 305305, or at the door).


Thursday 14 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Opendoor: recruitment module' (session 1), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

CONGREGATION meeting, 11.30 a.m. (conferment of Degree by Diploma: President of Cardoso of Brazil) (admission by invitation only).

DR K. MCKINNON lectures in seminar series `What is the future of science-based conservation?', School of Geography and the Environment, 1 p.m.

DR P. HEINONEN: `The gendered aspect of the home and street life of the street children of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `The girl child living in difficult circumstances: a cross-cultural perspective'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY guided tour: `Old Master drawings', 2.15 p.m. (booking not required).

K. FRASER: `Teaching in higher education: perspectives on development opportunities for the academic role' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning: research seminars), Rookery Room, Pembroke College, 4 p.m.

D. MASKELL: `Orientalism in Racine's Bérénice and Bajazet' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.


Friday 15 November

DR E. OTTOLENGHI: `Israel's religious status quo and the politics of accommodation' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The nation-state and religious identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Creating and using digital images' (working lunch), OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

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

THE RT. HON. MICHAEL PORTILLO, MP: `How might the Right right itself?' (Chatham Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. GIROUX: `Reclaiming higher education as a democratic public sphere: towards a politics of educated hope' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `The future of education'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Experimental Psychology Building, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

J.-M. LE BRETON: `Destin de l'Europe orientale et devenir de l'Union européenne' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. HODGKIN: `A worm for all reasons: can we completely understand a simple animal?' (Richardson Lecture), Pusey Room, Keble, 5.30 p.m.


Saturday 16 November

MAISON FRANÇAISE study-day: `Durkheim', 11 a.m.–4.30 p.m.

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