Oxford University Gazette: 8 May 2003

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 133, No. 4658: 8 May 2003

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University Acts

COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Changes in Regulations

Corrigendum

The new Regulations for College Contributions published in the Gazette of 1 May (p. 1148) should have been numbered as Council Regulations 4 of 2003, not Council Regulations 3. (Council Regulations 3 of 2003 are those which, subject to the approval of Her Majesty in Council, will replace the existing Regulations for the Botanic Garden and which were published in the Gazette of 20 March, p. 985.)


Regulations and Change in Regulations

Council has made the following regulations and change in regulations, to come into effect on 23 May.

(1) Regulations

(a) Endowment grants from the College Contributions Fund

The following amounts shall be paid in 2003 to the college named in each case under the provisions of section 6 of Statute XV (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 129) as grants for the enlargement of the permanent endowment of those colleges:

  £
Green College 28,000
Harris Manchester College 33,000
Lady Margaret Hall 159,500
Linacre College 4,000
Mansfield College 500,000
Pembroke College 500,000
St Edmund Hall 141,000
St Peter's College 1,500,000
  ——————
  2,865,500
  ===========

[This regulation authorises the endowment grants which Council has decided, on the recommendation of the College Contributions Committee, to make out of the accumulated balance of the College Contributions Fund.]

(b) College Contributions Scheme unit of statutory endowment income

The unit of statutory endowment income for 2002–3 is set at £116,000 under the provisions of regulation 2 of Council Regulations 4 of 2003 (Gazette, p. 1148—see corrigendum above). [This regulation sets the unit of statutory endowment income for 2002–3 under the College Contributions Scheme at £116,000, which represents a decrease of 5.8 per cent from the unit for 2001–2 (reflecting a similar decrease in the overall statutory endowment income of colleges between 2000–1 and 2001–2).]


(2) Change in Regulations

Audit Committee

In Council Regulations 15 of 2002 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4634, 16 October 2002, p. 231), delete regulation 3.8 and substitute [Note: new wording is indicated by underlining]: `3.8. (1) The Audit Committee shall consist of: (a), (b) two persons appointed by Council who shall not be the holders of teaching or administrative posts in the University, or in any college, society, or Permanent Private Hall, and at least one of whom shall have experience at a senior level in the non-public sector; (c)–(e) three persons appointed by Council who shall not serve on the Finance Committee or on any committee which in the view of Council has main-line executive authority within the University; (f) a member of Council appointed by Council who shall not be a member of any other body, or hold any other position, which in the view of Council involves executive authority within the University.

(2) The chairman of the committee shall be appointed by Council from among the members appointed under paragraph (1) (a), (b) above.' [This change, made on the recommendation of the Audit Committee, adds two members to the existing composition of that committee. One will be an additional external member with experience at a senior level in the non- public sector. (Either of the two external members may now be appointed as chairman of the committee.) The second will be an additional internal member who, unlike the existing internal members, will be a member of Council but may not be a member of any other body or hold any other position which involves executive authority within the University. This complies with the HEFCE Audit Code.]


PLANNING AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Changes in Regulations

The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 23 May.

Renaming the Professorship of Comparative Philology as the A. Richard Diebold Jr Professorship of Comparative Philology

1 In regulation 1 (2) of Sect. xxv of Council Regulations 23 of 2002, concerning the Committee for Comparative Philology and General Linguistics (Statutes, 2000, p. 287, as renumbered by Decree (1) of 16 May 2002, and redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, pp. 1190, 1461), delete `Professor of Comparative Philology' and substitute `Diebold Professor of Comparative Philology'.

2 Ibid., Sect. i, § 5. b, Schedule A, concerning professorships, delete `Professor of Comparative Philology' and substitute: `Diebold Professor of Comparative Philology'.

3 Ibid., § 250, title, concerning particular professorships (p. 483, as renumbered by Decree (1) of 7 June 2001 and the changes in regulations published on 31 October 2002, Gazette, Vol. 131, p. 1112; Vol. 132, p. 352), delete `Professor of Comparative Philology' and substitute `Diebold Professor of Comparative Philology'.

4 Ibid., regulation 1, delete `Professor of Comparative Philology' and substitute `A. Richard Diebold Jr Professor of Comparative Philology'. [These changes, made on the recommendation of the Humanities Board, change the title of the Professorship of Comparative Philology to the A. Richard Diebold Jr Professorship of Comparative Philology, in recognition of the previously accepted munificent benefaction by Professor A. Richard Diebold Jr.]


COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

Boyle, C.H., Lady Margaret Hall

Doran, S.M., BA, Christ Church

Kirkland, A.I., Linacre

Leftow, B., Oriel

Maw, D.N., MA, Oriel

Turner, K., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Wilkie, A.O.M., BM, B.Ch., MA, DM, Pembroke


COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

For changes in regulations concerning the maximum university fee liability of D.Phil. students, to come into effect on 23 May, see `Examinations and Boards' below.


PLANNING AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

For changes in regulations concerning university composition fees for 2003–4, to come into effect on 23 May, see `Examinations and Boards' below.


BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 23 May, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

Notices

GUIDELINES FOR LEAVE FOR ACADEMIC STAFF

1. Approval of applications for leave

All applications for leave from normal academic duties (sabbatical leave, leave to hold research awards, special leave etc.) must be accompanied by a recommendation from the individual's department or faculty board, as appropriate, and must also be approved by the divisional board which now has the authority to grant leave.

2. Sabbatical leave and dispensation from CUF lecturing obligations

The University's regulations in respect of sabbatical leave and dispensation from CUF lecturing duties are set out in Ch. VII, Sect. I of Statutes, 2000, pp. 372--4 (now redesignated as Council Regulations 24). Application forms and advice on individuals' entitlement may be obtained from: Humanities and Social Sciences Divisions—Ms Seidler, 34 St Giles' (telephone: (2)70016, e-mail: Ingunn.Seidler@admin.ox.ac.uk); Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division—application forms are available from the office of the head of division; advice on entitlement is available from Mrs Iredale, University Offices (telephone: (2)70017, e-mail: Eileen.Iredale@admin.ox.ac.uk); All other staff—Mrs Iredale, University Offices (telephone: (2)70017, e-mail: Eileen.Iredale@admin.ox.ac.uk). Completed application forms (signed by the head of department where appropriate) should be returned to Ms Seidler, the head of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences division or Mrs Iredale, as appropriate, for processing and for faculty board/divisional board approval.


3. Sabbatical leave in advance of entitlement

In some circumstances individuals may wish to take leave for purposes covered by the sabbatical leave scheme at a time when they do not have sufficient sabbatical entitlement. Such circumstances might include an unrepeatable opportunity to pursue academic interests, or a need to undertake fieldwork for a period exceeding one year. In such cases leave could be granted in whole or in part as sabbatical leave in advance of entitlement if a good academic case could be demonstrated.


4. Applications for leave to hold some public offices

Applications for leave to accept an appointment in the public service of national or international importance are normally granted by the divisional board, provided that: —the purpose of the leave can be shown to be compatible with the academic interests of the department or faculty; —the department or faculty (and the college in the case of joint appointments) supports the application and is able to cover the individual's duties including examining and graduate supervision; —it is clear that the individual intends to return to university service after the period of leave. Applications for leave to hold such offices should be made to the divisional secretary, faculty board secretary or other officer as notified locally.


5. Applications for certain research awards

Applications to national bodies of prestigious and competitive research awards (e.g. British Academy Research Readerships and Senior Research Fellowships, AHRB Research Leave awards, EPSRC Senior or Advanced Fellowships) are normally granted by the divisional board provided that the department or faculty (and the college in the case of joint appointments) supports the application and that appropriate arrangements can be made to cover the individual's duties, including examining and graduate supervision, should the application be successful. Completed application forms (including any annexes) should be forwarded to Ms Seidler for the Humanities and Social Sciences divisions, and to Mrs Iredale for all other staff, well before the closing date for processing and for divisional board approval. Applications from CUF lecturers are normally sent to the awarding body by the college (but must have divisional board approval beforehand); applications from other staff are normally forwarded to the awarding body by Ms Seidler or Mrs Iredale.


6. Applications for special unpaid leave

Applications for leave other than those outlined above may be considered as applications for special unpaid leave. Applications may be considered if they meet one or both of the following criteria:

(i) providing academic benefit to the University;

(ii) providing a career development opportunity for the individual, hence aiding staff retention.

Activities under these criteria might include visiting another institution to study specialised laboratory techniques, taking up a visiting lecturership or visiting professorship at a prestigious department abroad, an extended period of fieldwork etc. In all cases, it is essential that the consent of the college (where appropriate) and of the department/faculty board is obtained before an application is made to the divisional board. In considering applications, colleges and departments/faculty boards must be satisfied that the proposed leave fits with their overall plans and objectives, and it must be clear that the individual's duties for the college and for the department/faculty, including examining and graduate supervision, can be covered satisfactorily. Divisional boards will consider applications both on their own merits and in the context of overall operational needs, and will not approve applications which are prejudicial to the teaching and research of the department/faculty or which are not supported by the applicant's college. Occasionally applications are made for leave to enable an individual to accept a fixed- term appointment in another academic institution (other than routine visiting appointments held during sabbatical leave). In such instances the college and the department/faculty board would need to be satisfied that the application was in line with their overall plans and objectives, as above, and that all operational requirements could be covered satisfactorily, before the application was put to the divisional board. Applicants would normally be expected to give a commitment to return to Oxford after the period of leave. It should be noted that the longer the appointment at the other institution, the less likely it is that leave will be granted. Leave will not be granted, except in the most truly exceptional circumstances, to enable an individual to decide whether to accept a permanent post elsewhere. It is recognised that some offers are made to individuals at short notice. Given the fact that all members of the academic staff have clear obligations to the University and to their college under the terms of their contracts, no such offer should be accepted without the support of the college and the department/faculty and the explicit approval of the divisional board. It is essential, therefore, that any prospect of such an offer is discussed, in confidence, with the college and with the divisional secretary or faculty board secretary at the earliest opportunity so as to avoid delays, and the possibility of refusal, if a firm offer is then made at very short notice. All applications for special unpaid leave should be made to the divisional secretary, faculty board secretary or other officer as notified locally, who will also be able to advise on the likelihood of success of any application on the university side; the college's consent in appropriate cases must be obtained before an application is put to the divisional board.


7. Special paid leave

Divisions may, if they wish, with the concurrence of the college in relevant cases, grant additional paid leave outside sabbatical entitlement, funded from their own resources, to enable staff to undertake projects of mutual benefit to the individual and the University. Examples might include asking a member of staff to concentrate for a term wholly on considering revised teaching patterns across a whole subject area; or permitting a member of staff to teach at another university for a term to foster inter-institutional links, possibly as part of an exchange arrangement.


8. Stipendiary arrangements

Sabbatical leave and dispensation from CUF lecturing duties: leave will be granted with stipend (although it may be granted without stipend if taken for the purpose of holding a remunerated visiting appointment under 6 above). Leave to hold a public office: leave will be granted without stipend. Leave to hold a research award: the arrangements vary depending on the regulations governing the award, but it is normal for individuals holding such awards to continue to receive their usual university stipend, the awarding body either providing funds to make a replacement appointment or reimbursing the University for the individual's salary costs. Special leave: leave will normally be granted without stipend, but see 7 above.


9. Implications for future entitlement to sabbatical leave or dispensation from CUF lecturing duties

Special leave does not count as qualifying service for the purposes of calculating future entitlement to sabbatical leave or dispensation from CUF lecturing duties. However it does not count against an individual's future entitlement. When special leave has been granted for the purposes of holding a public office or a research award, sabbatical leave is not normally granted in the period immediately preceding or following the period of special leave, although some flexibility may be exercised at the divisional board's discretion in respect of periods of special leave not exceeding one year, especially in connection with the holding of research awards.


COMPOSITION OF ELECTORAL BOARD

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

                                                    Appointed by

Professorship of Environmental Science and 
  Directorship of the Environmental Change 
  Institute
                                          
The Warden of Keble                       ex officio
The Principal of Linacre                  ex officio
Professor M. Granger Morgan               Council
Professor T. Unwin                        Council    
Professor A. Gurnell                      Life and Environmental Sciences Board
Professor G.L. Clark                      Life and Environmental Sciences Board
Professor P.C. Newell                     Life and Environmental Sciences Board
Professor A.S. Goudie                     Life and Environmental Sciences Board
Professor C.J. Knowles                    Linacre College

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


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Technology Transfer

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Isis Innovation Ltd is the technology transfer company of the University of Oxford, commercialising the research generated within and owned by the University. Established in 1988, Isis is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University, founded to evaluate, protect, and market the University's intellectual property (where there are no pre-existing exploitation arrangements). In 2002, Oxford University Consulting became part of Isis, matching business consulting needs with University researchers. Isis provides researchers with commercial advice, funds patent applications and legal costs, negotiates exploitation and spin-out company agreements, and identifies and manages consultancy opportunities for University researchers. Isis works on projects from all areas of the University's research activities including the life sciences, physical sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Isis welcomes contact from any researcher interested in technology transfer and consultancy opportunities. Visit www.isis-innovation.com to learn more about Isis' activities, including its portfolio of technologies and spin-out companies, and to see the `Information for Oxford Researchers' resource. For more information contact one of Isis' Group Heads: Linda Naylor, Life Sciences (telephone: (2)80910, e-mail: linda.naylor@isis.ox.ac.uk); David Baghurst, Physical Sciences (telephone: (2)80858, e-mail: david.baghurst@isis.ox.ac.uk); or Mark Taylor, Business Innovation and Consulting (telephone: (2)80824, e-mail: mark.taylor@isis.ox.ac.uk).


LADY MARGARET HALL

Forthcoming exhibition

`A Book of Hours': photographs by Jimmy Symonds (in the Jerwood Room, 20 May–8 June) The exhibition will open at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 May. A talk by Peter Tyler of Sarum Theological College will be given at 5.15 p.m. in the Talbot Hall. The exhibition will be open 12 noon–2 p.m., Monday–Friday, subject to other college commitments. Intending visitors are asked to check with the Lodge (telephone: Oxford (2)74300), or can visit by appointment (telephone: Oxford 241786).


MUSICAL EVENTS

Magdalen College

Saturday Organ Recitals

The following organ recitals will be given at 5.25 p.m. on Saturdays in the chapel, Magdalen College. Admission is free.

10 May: David Terry

17 May: Richard Pinel

24 May (duet): Graham Howell and Gareth Price

31 May: Ian Keatley

7 June: Martin Souter

14 June: Jonathan Hardy

21 June: Nigel McClintock

Lectures

INAUGURAL LECTURES

Professor of Taxation Law

PROFESSOR J. FREEDMAN will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 12 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: To be announced.


Harmsworth Professor of American History

PROFESSOR M.P. LEFFLER will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `9/11 and the past and future of American foreign policy.'


Merton Professor of English Literature

PROFESSOR D.G.E. NORBROOK will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 May, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Women Lucretians: materialism, critique, and the canon.'


Professor of French Literature

PROFESSOR ALAIN VIALA will deliver his inaugural lecture, in French, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 June, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Réponse à Rousseau, ou: De La Modernité des Lettres.'


Camden Professor of Ancient History

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

Subject: `Outposts of empire.'


LYELL LECTURES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY

The world of books in Byzantium

NIGEL WILSON, James P.R. Lyell Reader in Bibliography 2002–3, will continue the Lyell Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building. 14 May: `An ill-paid profession.'

21 May: `Circulation.'

28 May: `Lenses and spectacles.'


CHERWELL–SIMON LECTURE 2003

PROFESSOR BILL PHILLIPS, Distinguished Professor of the University of Maryland, and Nobel Laureate 1997, will deliver the Cherwell–Simon Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 16 May, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: `Time, Einstein, and the coldest stuff in the Universe.'


CLARENDON LECTURES IN ECONOMICS

Is Keynes dead? Reviving a sensible macroeconomics

PROFESSOR JOSEPH STIGLITZ, Columbia University, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Economics at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Tue. 13 May: `Cycles in business cycle theory.'

Wed. 14 May: `Foundations of a new macroeconomics.'

Thur. 15 May: `Applications to economic policy.'


CLARENDON LECTURES IN FINANCE

Understanding financial crises

PROFESSOR FRANKLIN ALLEN, Nippon Life Professor of Finance, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Finance at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Saïd Business School.

Mon. 9 June: `Banking crises.'

Tue. 10 June: `Currency crises.'

Wed. 11 June: `Bubbles and crises.'


HICKS LECTURE 2003

PROFESSOR RICHARD SYLLA, Stern School of Business, New York University, will deliver the Hicks Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 16 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Trans-Atlantic capital market integration, 1790–1845.'


O'DONNELL LECTURE IN CELTIC STUDIES 2003

PROFESSOR ROBIN CHAPMAN STACEY, University of Washington, will deliver the O'Donnell Lecture in Celtic Studies at 5 p.m. on Friday, 16 May, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Law and memory in early Ireland.'


GAISFORD LECTURE 2003

PROFESSOR DR. H.-G. NESSELRATH, Göttingen University, will deliver the Gaisford Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `The Greeks and the Western Seas.'


ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

PROFESSOR GEOFFREY HILL, Boston University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Sidney Keyes (1922–43).'


D.F. McKenzie Lecture

DR L. BRAKE, Birkbeck College, London, will deliver the eighth annual D.F. McKenzie Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 12 May, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Subject: ` "Daily Calendars of Roguery and Woe": the politics of print in nineteenth-century Britain.'

Dr Brake will give the McKenzie Seminar at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, 13 May, in Lecture Room 2, the St Cross Building.


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Soft matter, biomaterials, and interfaces

Unless otherwise indicated, the following interdisciplinary seminars will continue at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

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

PROFESSOR P. CHAIKIN, Princeton
Fri. 16 May, 2.15 p.m.: `Hard spheres and other hard problems: packings and crystallisation of colloids.'

DR C.D. BAIN
20 May: `Pour oil on troubled water: wetting and phase transitions in surfactant/alkane/water systems.'

PROFESSOR E. KUMACHEVA, Toronto
27 May: `Polymer nanostructured materials: from meso- to nanoscales.'

PROFESSOR M. GRUNZE, Heidelberg
3 June: `Solvation forces between hydrophobic and hydrophilic objects in aqueous solutions.'

PROFESSOR P.T. CUMMINGS, Vanderbilt University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Mon. 9 June, 2.15 p.m.: `Molecular simulation of the structure and rheology of nanoconfined fluids.'

PROFESSOR M. KLEIN, Pennsylvania
17 June: `Self-assembly and morphology of block copolymer surfactants.'


Hinshelwood Lectures

PROFESSOR STEVEN CHU, Department of Physics, Stanford University, will continue the Hinshelwood Lectures at 11.15 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

8 May: `Single molecule enzymology.'

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

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


Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

PROFESSOR M. HAVENITH, Bochum
19 May: `How fast is the proton transfer in formic acid dimer? A high resolution IR study of a prototype system.'

PROFESSOR A. GEIM, Manchester
26 May: `The physics of flying frogs.'


Department of Materials: colloquia

Unless otherwise indicated, the following colloquia will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hume Rothery Lecture Theatre, the Department of Materials. Two papers will be presented at the meeting on 15 May.

Convener: J.L. Hutchison, MA status, Reader in Materials.

DR J. HOOPER, Johns Hopkins
8 May: `Metallurgy of RMS Titanic.'

PROFESSOR S. LYON, Princeton
15 May, 2.15 p.m.: `Electron spins in silicon: are they coherent enough for quantum computers?'

PROFESSOR P. CHAIKIN, Princeton
15 May, 3.15 p.m.: `Trillions of quantum dots, fingerprints, nanolithography with diblock copolymers, and annealing of striped phases.'

DR H. ASSENDER
22 May: `Polymer photovoltaic devices.'

DR P. DOBSON
29 May: `Complex nanoparticles, self-assembly, and developments at Begbroke.'

DR P. MIDGLEY, Cambridge
5 June: `Electron tomography of nanocrystals and nanoparticles.'

PROFESSOR D. DINGLEY, Bristol
12 June: `Electron backscatter diffraction as a tool in crystallography.'

PROFESSOR R. SAMBLES, University of Exeter
19 June: `Photonic surfaces: butterfly wings and zero-order metal gratings.'


Geophysical and Nonlinear Fluid Dynamics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Dobson Lecture Room, Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics. The organisers are Dr Suzy Bingham (telephone: (2)72098, e-mail: bingham@atm.ox.ac.uk), and Dr Luca Montabone (telephone: (2)72902, e-mail: montabone@atm.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: P.L. Read, MA, Reader in Physics, I.M. Moroz, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Mathematics, and J. Norbury, MA, University Lecturer in Mathematics.

PROFESSOR J. HARNAD, Concordia University, Montreal
13 May: `Isomonodromic deformations, integrable systems, and applications.' (Mathematical Institute Applied Dynamical Systems series)

DR A. WHITE, the Meteorological Office
20 May: `Global model design for deep and shallow atmospheres.'

PROFESSOR T. MULLIN, Manchester
3 June: `Balls in syrup: a "simple" dynamical system.'

PROFESSOR E.A. SPIEGEL, Columbia, New York
10 June: To be announced. (Mathematical Institute Applied Dynamical Systems series)

DR C.E. NEWMAN
17 June: `Mars climate variability on different timescales.'


Palaeobiology Seminars

DR P. BARRETT, Natural History Museum, London, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History.

Convener: Dr M. Sutton, Research Fellow, Department of Earth Sciences.

Subject: `An exceptional Lower Cretaceous ecosystem: putting the feathered dinosaurs in context.'


Theoretical Particle Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, the Department of Physics.

Conveners: I. Kogan, MA, and S. Sarkar, MA, Readers in Physics.

R. SZABO, Heriot-Watt
9 May: `Quantum field theory on noncommutative phase spaces.'

G. GIBBONS, DAMPT, Cambridge
23 May: `Holonomy in physics and super-physics.'

J. GAUNTLETT, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London
6 June: `String, branes, and quantum field theory.'

P. TINYAKOV, Lausanne
20 June: `Baryon and lepton number violation at high energies.'


Biophysical Chemistry Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 4.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (20.12, opposite the Main Lecture Theatre), the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: Dr L.C. Snoek.

DR L.J. SMITH
28 May: `Characterising non-native protein conformations.'

PROFESSOR P. HORE
18 June: `Bird navigation: a chemical magnetic compass?'


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES, LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Mathematical Genetics and Bioinformatics Group

The following weekly seminars in Bioinformatics will be held in the Seminar Room, the Peter Medawar Building, South Parks Road.

8 May: GUY SLATER, European Bioinformatics Institute.

15 May: ROBERT GIEGERICH, Bielefeld.

22 May: speaker to be announced. 29 May: DAVID MACKAY, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge.

5 June: ELENA RIVAS, Washington University, St Louis.

12 June: speaker to be announced.

19 June: KEVIN HOWE, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge.


Mathematical Biology and Ecology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room 3, the Mathematical Institute. Enquiries should be directed to Professor Philip Maini (e-mail: maini@maths.ox.ac.uk), or Dr Santiago Schnell (e-mail: schnell@maths.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR D. RAND, Warwick
16 May: `Design principles behind circadian clock regulatory networks.'

DR M. KIRKILIONIS, Warwick
23 May: To be announced.

PROFESSOR D.B. KELL, UMIST
30 May: `Metabolomics and machine learning: rapid analysis of complex biological systems using genetic programming to create simple robust rules.'

PROFESSOR M.J.C. CRABBE, Reading
6 June: `Modelling coral colony growth: indicators of reef health in the Caribbean and Indo-Pacific.'

PROFESSOR R.D. VAUGHAN-JONES
13 June: `Imaging and modelling of intracellular H+ ion diffusion: implications for local control of intracellular pH.'

PROFESSOR J. STARK, Imperial College, London
20 June: `T-cell fratricide, homeostasis, and HIV.'


MEDICAL SCIENCES

Department of Experimental Psychology

The following departmental seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Weiskrantz Room (C113), the Department of Experimental Psychology. Details of the 13 May seminar were not available at the time of going to press.

PROFESSOR M.L. PERLIS, University of Rochester Medical Center, USA
20 May: `Beta/gamma activity and cortical arousal in insomnia.' (Supported by the McDonnell Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience)

PROFESSOR M. WILLIAMS
27 May: `Autobiographical memory and emotional disorders.'(Supported by the McDonnell Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience)

PROFESSOR A. BAILEY
3 June: `Autism: investigating brain–mind relationships.'(Supported by the McDonnell Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience)

PROFESSOR J. AITCHISON
10 June: `Talking about disasters: coping with multiple meanings.'

PROFESSOR R. BROWN, Kent at Canterbury
17 June: `Choices of comparisons in intergroup settings: social and temporal referents and the role of intergroup comparison orientation.'


Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences, the Botnar Research Centre

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

DR M. HALSEY
30 May: `Intellectual property.'

DR J. TOBIAS, Rheumatology Unit, Bristol
13 June: `Oestrogen receptors in bone disease.'

PROFESSOR L. RIGGS, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA
4 July: To be announced.

DR R. GILL
11 July: `The Oxford Orthopaedic Engineering Collaborative.'

PROFESSOR T. KIRKWOOD, Professor of Medicine, University of Newcastle
25 July: To be announced.


MEDICAL SCIENCES, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Genetics Forum

The following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Saïd Business School. Two presentations will be made at the meeting on 4 June. There has been a three-year moratorium on the licence to grow genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the United Kingdom. In the summer the Government will decide whether to lift the moratorium, and this series will discuss some of the issues involved. Further details may be obtained from Jennifer Swift (e-mail: jswift@onetel.net.uk), or Jane Kaye (e-mail: jane.kaye@ethox.ox.ac.uk). To subscribe to the Genetics Forum, send an e- mail with the message `subscribe' to: geneticsforum@maillist.ox.ac.uk.

H. WARWICK, independent researcher
14 May, Edmund Safra Lecture Theatre: `Seeds of doubt: experience of North American farmers growing GM crops.'

DR M. ANTONIOU, King's College School of Medicine, London
21 May, Lecture Theatre 5: `The new genetics: implications for GM crops and human health.'

PROFESSOR R. GROVE-WHITE, Lancaster; Chair, Greenpeace UK
28 May, Lecture Theatre 5: `The emerging politics of public values in GM regulation.'

DR L. LEVIDOW, Open University
4 June, Edmund Safra Lecture Theatre: `Metaphors of pollution: GM and the cultural meaning of the countryside.'

COLIN TUDGE, LSE
4 June, Edmund Safra Lecture Theatre: `Shall we reap: the future of agriculture.'

DR H. SCHMIDT, Nuffield Council in Bioethics, and P. MULVANY, Intermediate Technology Development Group
11 June, Edmund Safra Lecture Theatre: `The role of GM crops in developing countries.'


MODERN HISTORY

Commonwealth History: the Mediterranean world and the British Empire

This meeting will be held on Friday, 16 May, in the Modern History Faculty Building. The meeting will conclude with a period of discussion at 3.30 p.m.

D. BARCHARD
9.30 a.m.: `Turkey and the decline of Ottoman power.'

DR R. KATSIAOUNIS
10.10 a.m.: `Social and ethnic conflict during colonial rule: the case of Cyprus.'

PROFESSOR A. LAMBERT, King's College, London
11.15 a.m.: `The Mediterranean in British and imperial strategy in the long nineteenth century.'

PROFESSOR R. HOLLAND, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London
1.30 p.m.: `The British Empire and Hellenism in the eastern Mediterranean world, 1860–1960.'

DR M. THOMAS, West of England
2.10 p.m.: `Anglo-French imperial relations in the Arab world: intelligence, liaison, and nationalist disorder, 1920–39.'

PROFESSOR M.J. COHEN, Bar-Ilan
2.50 p.m.: `Fighting World War Three from the Middle East: Anglo-American strategic planning, 1945–60.'


Modern European History Research Centre

PROFESSOR OLWEN HUFTON will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 12 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Paying for education? The Jesuits and the arts of fund-raising in early modern Europe.'


PROFESSOR GEOFFREY ELEY, Michigan, will lecture at 4.15 p.m. on Friday, 16 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Hitler's silent majority? Conformity and resistance in the Third Reich.'


MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Seminar in Economic History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room 3, All Souls College.

Conveners: R.C. Allen, MA, Professor of Economic History, N.H. Dimsdale, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Economics, K.J. Humphries, MA, Reader in Economics History, and A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Economic History. Note: the 14 May seminar, at which the lecturer was to have been Dr Dimsdale, has been cancelled.

PROFESSOR OFFER
21 May: `The markup for lemons: used car prices in America and Britain before 1973.'

K. SOKOLOFF, UCLA
28 May: `Lives of invention: the "Great Inventors" of the United States, 1790–1935.'

I. KEAY, Queen's, Canada
4 June: `Productivity comparisons: manufacturing in Canada and the United States along the international border, 1870–1.'

R. STECKEL, Ohio State
11 June: `Long-term trends in health in pre-Columbian America.'


ORIENTAL STUDIES

Topics in Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Egyptology

ANTHONY FRENDO will give a seminar in this series at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 May, in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute. Further seminars will be announced later.

Conveners: M.J. Smith, MA, Reader in Egyptology, and J.B. Black, B.Phil., MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Akkadian.

Subject: `From the central Levant to a central Mediterranean archipelago: an overview of Phoenician–Punic Malta.'


The archaeology of Urartu

DR STEPHEN KROLL, Institut für Vorderasiatische Archäologie, Ludwig- Maximilians-Universität, München, will deliver a series of lecture as follows. Three lectures will be given on 10 May. The series is being given under the auspices of the SOCRATES/ERASMUS exchange programme between the Faculty of Oriental Studies and the Institut für Assyriologie und Hethitologie/Institut für Vorderasiatische Archäologie, Ludwig-Maximilians- Universität München. In the ninth to sixth centuries BCE the powerful state of Urartu controlled a wide area of eastern Turkey, north-western Iran, and Armenia, some 200,000 square kilometres at its greatest extent. The archaeological record reaches from the Chalcolithic Period to the Achaemenid Empire. The state declined after its defeat by the Assyrian king Sargon II in 714 BCE. A fertile and mountainous land, Urartu was distinguished by its impregnable fortresses, its advanced metalwork, and its viticulture.

Thur. 8 May, 5.30 p.m., the Buttery, Wolfson College: `Recent archaeological research in Armenia.'

Sat. 10 May, 11 a.m., Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute: `Early Urartu and Hasanlu.'

Sat. 10 May, 2 p.m., Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute: `The Urartian fortress at Bastam: the excavations reconsidered twenty-five years later.'

Sat. 10 May, 4 p.m., Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute: `Urartu's fall and aftermath: the Median-Achaemenian dark age.'


PHILOSOPHY

Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture 2003

PROFESSOR SUSAN CAREY, Harvard, will deliver the Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `The origin of concepts.'


PHILOSOPHY AND POLITICS

Amended notice

DR PIERO PINZAUTI, Florence, will lecture at 4.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 May, in the Wharton Room (not, as previously notified, the Hovenden Room), All Souls College.

Conveners: Professor G.A. Cohen and Dr P.M.S. Hacker.

Subject: `Winch, Wittgenstein, and political authority.'


SOCIAL SCIENCES

Annual African Studies Lecture

PROFESSOR P.T. ZELEZA, University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign, will deliver the annual African Studies Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Politics and International Relations.

Subject: `Rewriting the African diaspora: beyond the Black Atlantic.'


INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR SERIES

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

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on the dates shown. Two presentations will be made at the meeting on 22 May.

Convener: Grace Brockington, Wolfson College (telephone Oxford (2)84927, e-mail: grace.brockington@wolfson.ox.ac.uk).

FIONA MACDONALD
Tue. 13 May, English Faculty, Room 10: `Fallen women and the definition of English drama in 1890: the example of Henry James's Tenants.'

DR GRACE MOORE, Idaho
Thur. 22 May, English Faculty, Room 11: `Out for the Count: framing Dracula.'

DR MICHAEL GRATZKE, Cambridge
Thur. 22 May, English Faculty, Room 11: `Return to Kolomea. Spaces and limits of masochism.'

SUSAN GAMBLE, Cambridge
Tue. 3 June, Haldane Room, Wolfson College: `Full colour virtual reality 1908: French ambitions in physics and photography.'

ANNA THIDEMANN, Cambridge
Tue. 10 June, Haldane Room, Wolfson College: `Making art business: art dealing in late nineteenth-century Paris.'


CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

PROFESSOR LILIA MORITZ SCHWARCZ, Universidade de São Paulo, Ministry of Culture Visiting Fellow, Centre for Brazilian Studies, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 May, in the Centre for Brazilian Studies.

Subject: `Ze Carioca's complex: some reflections on race and colour in Brazil.'


SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Complex Adaptive Systems Group Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Saïd Business School.

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

N. SIGGELKOW, Pennsylvania
Wed. 14 May, 3 p.m., Seminar Room B: `Performance determinants of organisational design: towards an understanding of environmental contingency.'

E. CHATTOE
20 May, Seminar Room B: `Modelling self-organisation of oligopolistic markets using genetic programming.'

N. JOHNSON
3 June, Seminar Room A: `Pros and cons of networks in complex multi-agent systems.'

M. KUHLMANN, Bremen
17 June, Seminar Room B: `Why is econophysics possible?'


OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

Isaiah Berlin Public Lectures in Middle East Dialogue

PROFESSOR SHLOMO AVINERI, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 May, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Israel and the Palestinians: listening to the other.'


MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Horological Masterworks Events

Lecture

DAVID THOMPSON will lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 May, in the Museum of the History of Science. Admission is free. To reserve a seat, telephone the Museum on Oxford (2)77280.

Subject: `The golden age of English clocks.'

Study-day

A study-day will be held on Saturday, 14 June, 2–6 p.m. There will be a charge of £15 per person (concessions £10). Numbers will be limited, so booking is essential. For enquiries and bookings, telephone the Museum on Oxford (2)77280.

Gallery talks

JEFFREY DARKEN will give gallery talks at 2 p.m. on Saturday, 7 June, and Saturday, 21 June. Admission is free and booking is not required.


OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

DR OYA PANCAROGLU will present a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 14 May, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Image before knowledge: frontispieces in medieval Islamic manuscripts.'


CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Corporate social responsibility and the law

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College.

Conveners: Dr Doreen McBarnet (e-mail: doreen.mcbarnet@csls.ox.ac.uk), and Dr Aurora Voiculescu (e-mail: aurora.voiculescu@csls.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR C. MCCRUDDEN
12 May: `Public procurement and corporate social responsibility: buying social justice.'

DR A. CROOK, St Andrews
19 May: `Transactions in perpetual motion: the Ok Tedi Mine Continuation Agreement, Papua New Guinea.'

PROFESSOR L. SKLAIR, LSE
Thur. 29 May: `The political economy of regulating corporations.'

PROFESSOR C. WELLS, Cardiff
2 June: `Corporate complicity for international human rights violations.'

DR K. CAMPBELL and DR D. VICK, Stirling
16 June: `The impact of corporate social responsibility on investment performance and corporate behaviour in the UK: evidence from the FTSE4Good Ethical Indices.'


ALL SOULS COLLEGE

PROFESSOR ROGER LOUIS, Kerr Professor in English History and Culture, University of Texas at Austin, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 23 May, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Subject: `Sir Keith Hancock and the British Empire: the Pax Britannica and the Pax Americana.'


Chichele Lectures 2003

All Souls in the era of the Second Founding, .1865–1914

DR SIMON GREEN, Fellow of the college, will deliver the Chichele Lectures at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College. The lectures are open to the public.

30 May: `The years of the Constituent Assembly.'

6 June: `The impact of Anson.'

13 June: `The golden age of the Prize Fellows.'

20 June: `Chichele's professoriate and its peculiar purposes.'


BRASENOSE COLLEGE

Tanner Lectures on Human Values 2003

Dilemmas of difference in democratic society

PROFESSOR DAVID KENNEDY, Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History, Stanford University, will deliver the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at 5 p.m. on the following days in Rhodes House.

Mon. 12 May: `The case of women.'

Tue. 13 May: `The case of race.'


JESUS COLLEGE

Don Fowler Lecture

PROFESSOR ELLEN OLIENSIS, Associate Professor of Classics, University of California at Berkeley, will deliver the Don Fowler Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 15 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `What Scylla wants: Freudian questions in Ovid's Metamorphoses.'


MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Waynflete Lectures

Blake and the Terror: toward a biography of William Blake in Lambeth during the anti-Jacobin Terror in Britain, 1792--3

MICHAEL PHILLIPS, Centre for Eighteenth-century Studies, University of York, and guest curator of the William Blake exhibition at Tate Britain, 2000, will deliver the Waynflete Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.
14 May:` "A whole house to range in": recovering no. 13 Hercules Buildings, Lambeth, Blake's studios, method of "Illuminated Printing", and the production of "A Song of Liberty" .'

21 May: ` "GOD save the PEOPLE!!": Lambeth's manufactories, asylum, lying-in hospital, and workhouse, and the creation of Songs of Experience.'

28 May: ` "From the commencement of ALARM": Thomas Paine and Charles Ross, the Lambeth Association for the Preservation of Liberty and Property against Republicans and Levellers, "Our End is Come", and the prospect of Newgate.'

4 June: ` "The several Works now published and on Sale at Mr. Blake's": the Prospectus of 10 October 1793, meeting of the Society of Loyal Britons, Mount Row, Lambeth, America a Prophecy, and the politics of colour.'


Rowe Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR J.R. WOODHOUSE, FBA, Emeritus Fiat–Serena Professor of Italian, will deliver the Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 30 May, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.

Subject: `The Travels of Marco Polo.'


PEMBROKE COLLEGE

Blackstone Lecture

DR S. CRETNEY will deliver the twenty-sixth Blackstone Lecture at 11.30 a.m. on Saturday, 10 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `The family and the law: lessons from history?'


ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

PROFESSOR TS'UI-JUNG LIE, Fellow, the Academia Sinica; Director, Institute for Taiwan History (Preparatory Office), Academia Sinica, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 20 June, in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to the Asian Studies Centre (telephone: Oxford (2)74559, e-mail: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: S.Y.-S. Tsang, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Politics.

Subject: `Land use in Taiwan and its implications on the environment.'


ST HUGH'S COLLEGE

Aung San Suu Kyi Lecture 2003

H.E. JUDGE RICHARD MAY will deliver the Aung San Suu Kyi Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 15 May, in the Maplethorpe Building, St Hugh's College.

Subject: `Upholding human rights through international law.'


ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

Oxford buildings: architects and architecture in context

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.

Conveners: David Berry, Wolfson College, Louise Durning, Oxford Brookes University, and William Whyte, St John's College.

CHRISTOPHER WILSON, UCL
13 May: `The Divinity School at Oxford: a turning-point in fifteenth-century English architecture.'

CLIFFORD DAVIES, Wadham
20 May: `Wadham College: tradition and innovation in Jacobean Oxford.'

MR BERRY
27 May: ` "A Large and Stately Pile of Squared Stone"—the architecture of the Old Ashmolean Building.'

SUSAN JAMES, architect and biographer
3 June: `Basil Champneys: the Indian Institute and other buildings in Oxford 1870–1911.'

GEOFFREY TYACK, Kellogg
10 June: `Modern architecture in an Oxford college: new building at St John's since 1945.'


ST PETER'S COLLEGE

Intellectual Property Research Centre

Intellectual Property in the New Millennium

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Latner Seminar Room, St Peter's College.

DR S. THOMAS, Nuffield Council on Bioethics
13 May: `Patenting DNA: the Nuffield Council on Bioethics' report.'

PROFESSOR W. GORDON, Boston University School of Law
20 May: `How long is a piece of copyright? Dreading Eldred.'

PROFESSOR R. TOWSE, Erasmus University, Rotterdam
27 May: `Assessing the economic effect of changes to copyright law: of WIPO Internet Treaties and other things.'


TRINITY COLLEGE

Margaret Howard Lecture

P.D. JAMES will deliver the Margaret Howard Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 15 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. Admission is free. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Subject: `Manners and murder: women detective writers as social historians.'


WOLFSON COLLEGE

Isaiah Berlin Lecture

PROFESSOR AVISHAI MARGALIT, Schulman Professor of Philosophy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will deliver the annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `Compromise and appeasement: between peace and justice.'


OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

The following meetings will be held at 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome. The Annual General Meeting of the society will also take place at the meeting in sixth week (5 June).

PROFESSOR T. BURMAN, Tennessee
15 May, Quarrell Room, Exeter College: `Polemic, philology, and ambivalence: Robert of Ketton's Latin Qur'an translation and its manuscripts.'

PROFESSOR R. STACEY, Washington
Thur. 5 June, Latner Room, St Peter's College: `Law as theatre in early Ireland.'

Grants and Research Funding

RESEARCH SERVICES OFFICE

The Oxford University Research Services Office (RSO) is based in the University Offices, Wellington Square (with satellite offices in the Medical School Offices of the John Radcliffe Hospital and at 9 Parks Road). The RSO is part of the Finance Division of the University's central administration. In connection with the acceptance of research awards and signature of research-related contracts, the University's Statutes, section 14 of Statute XVI (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, pp. 131--2), provide that `(1)...no officer of the University, or any other person employed by the University or working in or in connection with any department or body within or under the control of the University, shall have authority to make any representations on behalf of the University or to enter into any contract on behalf of the University, except with the express consent of Council. (2) No such consent given by Council shall be operative until a copy of the resolution of Council, certified by the Registrar, has been delivered to such officer or other person.' The RSO is authorised to process all applications to outside bodies for research grants and to sign research-related agreements on behalf of the University. It can also provide advice for those seeking external research funding or requiring information about specific initiatives (e.g. LINK, EU research programmes, etc.). Research-related contracts with industry and other external sponsors are negotiated through the RSO. Such contracts include agreements covering the sponsorship of research, collaborative research, clinical trials, services to industry, intellectual property issues, confidentiality issues, material transfer, and consultancy. Information about the RSO, its publications and administrative processes is available at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/.

Research Funding Information

The RSO produces a weekly Web-based bulletin of funding opportunities with forthcoming deadlines for applications, electronic Research Funding News (eRFN), which is available to members of the University via the internet at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/erfn/. Non-funding research-related information is publicised via the RSO's Web-based Bulletin Board. To receive regular e-mails summarising the contents of both these publications, please contact Ellen McAteer (see contact details below). The University also has access to various online research funding databases and other sources of research-related information, available from the Web site at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/information/.


Research-related information

If you would like to receive a weekly e-mail reminder summarising the contents of electronic Research Funding News, and also those of the Bulletin Board, which carries research-related news other than funding opportunities, please e-mail ellen.mcateer@admin.ox.ac.uk with the subject line `join eRFN mailing list. Please note that this service is only available to members of the University with an `ox.ac.uk' e-mail account. Ellen McAteer (telephone: (2)70082) is also the first point of contact for all research funding information queries.


Research Grant Applications

All applications for external research funding must be endorsed by the University before they are despatched to the sponsor, whether or not this is required by the funding body. In order to do this, the University requires all applications made to funding bodies (such as the research councils, government departments, UK and overseas charities and foundations, and industry) to be checked and endorsed by the RSO on behalf of the University. The reasons for this are to ensure that: —the funds requested are sufficient to cover the research being undertaken (e.g. that correct and up-to-date salary scales have been used); —the costing rules of the University have been applied correctly (e.g. that the appropriate level of indirect costs have been applied); —the guidelines of the funding body have been followed correctly (e.g. that the funds requested may be used for the purpose proposed); and that —the University would be in a position to accept the grant should the application be successful (e.g. that appropriate facilities are available to house the project, or that the proposed research does not contravene University policy). In addition, the RSO can: —advise on the factors which should be taken into consideration when costing research projects; —provide information on funding body guidelines; and —advise on the completion of the necessary application and internal forms prior to submission to the RSO's Research Grants Office (RGO). The administrative arrangements for submitting research funding applications are available from the RSO's Web site at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/grants/. In summary, these are as follows: applicants should submit the original plus one copy of their application, together with a completed copy of the University's Outside Grants (OG) form, to the Research Services Office, or, in the case of certain clinical departments, to the RSO satellite office at the Medical School Offices of the John Radcliffe Hospital, leaving three clear working days for it to be processed.


Application administration

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


Research Contracts

The RSO's Research Contracts Office (RCO) is responsible for negotiating and approving the terms on behalf of the University of all research-related agreements, including those governing: —sponsored or commissioned research; —collaborative research; —clinical trials; —confidentiality and non-disclosure of information; —transfer of materials; —research-related services to industry; —personal consultancy. In addition, the contracts team takes lead responsibility within the RSO for: —checking intellectual property rights and preparing the assignment of new technologies to Isis Innovation for exploitation, through licences or spin-out companies; —authorising royalty payments to inventors; —advice on matters connected with research-related contracts. The administrative arrangements for University research-related agreements are available from the RSO's Web site at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/contracts/.


Research-related contracts

Enquiries relating to research-related contracts should be addressed to the RSO's Research Contracts Office (telephone: (2)70039).


General enquiries

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


Information on Research Funding

The University's Research Services Office (RSO) offers the following Web-based resources for those looking for external research funding:

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

This is a Web-based bulletin, updated weekly, of current research funding opportunities across all subject areas with forthcoming deadlines for applications. It includes an at-a-glance guide to deadlines and a searchable archive of previous issues. If you would like to receive a weekly e-mail reminder summarising the contents of the bulletin, please e-mail ellen.mcateer@admin.ox.ac.uk with the subject line `join eRFN mailing list'. This service is only avaiable to members of the University with an `ox.ac.uk' e-mail account. Subscribers also receive monthly updates about the contents of the RSO Bulletin Board (http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/oxonly/bboard.htm) which lists non-funding research-related information, such as details of conferences, training opportunities and changes in the policy of major research funding bodies.

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

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

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

This page on the RSO Web site collects together links to COS and other online databases and information services to which the University has access. These services provide information about current research funding opportunities and sponsors. If you would like more information about these or any other services provided via the RSO, please visit its Web site at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/, or contact Ellen McAteer, Research Funding Information Officer (telephone: (2)70082. e- mail: ellen.mcateer@admin.ox.ac.uk).


SIR JOHN HICKS FUND

The Committee for the Sir John Hicks Fund invites applications from members of the University for grants towards the costs of research in economic history. Applications will be considered from undergraduates, graduate students, and members of the academic staff, and may relate to research into the economic history of any period or country. Applicants should (a) provide sufficient information about the general nature of their research to establish that it falls within the field of economic history; and (b) specify the precise nature and cost of the expenditure for which a grant is requested. They should also give the name of one referee who might be consulted by the committee. It is intended by the committee that grants should normally be made for sums of up to £250, though this may on occasion be exceeded. Retrospective grants will be made only in exceptional circumstances. The committee will consider applications twice each year. The closing date for the first round is Monday of the third week of Hilary Term, and for the second round Monday of the third week of Trinity Term. Applications should be sent to the Secretary of the Committee for the Sir John Hicks Fund, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford.


OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Grants to promote Italian culture

The Oxford Italian Association is offering modest top-up grants, not normally of more than £100 in order to assist graduate students and others to promote aspects of Italian culture in Oxford. Such grants may be used, for instance, to help stage an Italian play, to contribute to research expenses (including travel in Italy), and other activities which the committee judge to be of value in this area. Applications, with a brief account of the project and if possible a supporting note from a tutor, should be sent by 31 May to Professor J.R. Woodhouse, Magdalen College, Oxford OX1 4AU. Applications received after that date may be considered for future grants.

Examinations and Boards

CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

The following changes in regulations made by Council and by the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council will come into effect on 23 May.

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and of the Humanities Board, the following changes in regulations made by boards of faculties will come into effect on 23 May.

1 Council of the University

D.Phil. students: maximum university fee liability

With effect from 1 September 2003

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 1040, l. 23, delete `nine' and substitute `twelve'.

2 This change shall apply only to students who embark on a relevant course of study with effect from or after the beginning of Michaelmas Term 2003. [This change, made by Council after discussion with the Conference of Colleges, increases the maximum period of liability to university composition fees for those working for the degree of D.Phil. from nine to twelve terms. The new provision will affect only those who embark on a relevant course of study with effect from or after the beginning of Michaelmas Term 2004. Those who have already embarked on a course of study at Oxford leading to the D.Phil. before that date will be unaffected by this change.]


2 Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council

University composition fees for 2003–4

With effect from 1 September 2003

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 1043, l. 31, delete `2002–3' and substitute `2003–4'.

2 Ibid., l. 36, delete `£1,100' and substitute `£1,125'.

3 Ibid., l. 41, delete `£540' and substitute `£550'.

4 Ibid., l. 48, delete `£3,741' and substitute `£3,910.

5 Ibid., p. 1044, l. 1 , delete `£9,975' and substitute `£10,424'.

6 Ibid., l. 3, delete `£18,285' and substitute `£19,108'.

7 Ibid., l. 6, delete `2002–3' and substitute `2003–4'.

8 Ibid., l. 10, delete `£2,870' and substitute `£2,940'.

9 Ibid., l. 16, delete `£19,600' and substitute `£21,000'.

10 Ibid., ll. 34–5, delete `[Until 1 September 2003 ... From 1 September 2003: £7,818 (or £3,910) (in the case of parttime students)]' and substitute `£7,818 (or £3,910 in the case of parttime students)'.

11 Ibid., p. 1045, ll. 6–7, delete `[Until 1 September 2003 ... From 1 September 2003: £10,424]' and substitute `£10,424'.

12 Ibid., ll. 50–1, delete `[Until 1 September 2003 ... From 1 September 2003: £19,108]' and substitute `£19,108'. [The Department for Education and Skills (DfES) has announced that the standard university tuition fee for Home/EU undergraduates eligible for public funding should be increased from £1,100 to £1,125 for the year 2003–4, and that the maximum tuition fee to be paid through publicly funded postgraduate awards for 2003–4 will be increased from £2,870 to £2,940. These changes, made by the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council, effect those and related increases for the coming year. They also reflect the agreed levels which will apply in 2003–4 in respect of students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. The change numbered 4 sets the fee for Recognised and Visiting Students for 2003–4, which is half the Category A (overseas fee) rate (i.e. £3,910). The change numbered 5 sets the fee for members of the University working on the Foreign Service Course for 2003–4, which is the overseas Category B rate (i.e. £10,424). The change numbered 6 sets the fee for the Diploma Course in European Studies (intended primarily for Japanese managers) for 2003–4, which is the overseas Category C rate (i.e. £19,108). The change numbered 9 sets the fee for the course for the MBA for 2003–4 as £21,000. The level of fees to be charged to most overseas students is usually set well in advance, and Council has already made a regulation setting the levels of fees for overseas students in 2003–4 (see Examination Decrees, 2002, pp. 1044–6). The changes numbered 10–12 delete the now superseded provisions for overseas fees in 2002–3, and leave in place those governing fees for 2003–4. Council has agreed an uplift of 4.5 per cent for overseas fees for 2004–5, and has also agreed certain other changes; proposals for legislation in respect of these will not, however, be brought forward until Michaelmas Term 2003, once a number of associated changes have been finalised.]


3 Board of the Faculty of Classics

Honour School of Literae Humaniores

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

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 255, delete ll. 6--20 and substitute: `(d) The Reception of Classical Literature in Twentieth-Century Poetry in English This paper will be examined only by extended essay of 5,000--6,000 words. Essay topics set by the examiners will be released on Monday of week 6 of Hilary Term by the relevant examining board by being sent directly to the candidates and by display in Schools. Essays should be submitted by noon on Monday of week 10 of Hilary Term to the Chairman of Examiners, FHS of Literae Humaniores, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG. Knowledge must be shown of more than two authors.'


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

Honour School of Classics and English

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

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 140, delete ll. 6--20 and substitute: `(g) The Reception of Classical Literature in Twentieth-Century Poetry in English This paper will be examined only by extended essay of 5,000--6,000 words. Essay topics set by the examiners will be released on Monday of week 6 of Hilary Term by the relevant examining board by being sent directly to the candidates and by display in Schools. Essays should be submitted by noon on Monday of week 10 of Hilary Term to the Chairman of Examiners, FHS of Classics and English, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG. Candidates taking this Link Paper may NOT take any of English papers 2 (d) Special Authors or 2 (e) Special Topics. Knowledge must be shown of more than two authors.'


5 Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

Honour School of Modern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2005 (for first examination in 2006), but with effect from 1 October 2003 for first examination in 2005 for candidates on Course I

Corrigendum

In the changes in regulations published under this heading in the Gazette of 24 April 2003, p. 1115, the following details should be added to the list of languages published under cl. 2: `Celtic VI, IX, X
Czech IX.'

Colleges, Halls, and Societies

OBITUARIES

Christ Church

LEONARD BARTON, 1996 or 1997; commoner 1951. TIMOTHY JOHN CLARKE, 1999; commoner 1973. TIMOTHY JAMES JORDAN, 3 March 2003; commoner 1961. Aged 59. CHRISTOPHER LAWLESS, 2 April 2003; commoner 1980. Aged 42. THE RT. REVD FRANK VALENTINE WESTON, 29 April 2003; Bishop of Knaresborough; formerly Archdeacon of Oxford, Canon of Christ Church, and Member of Governing Body 1982–97; Emeritus Student. Aged 67.


Corpus Christi College

THE REVD ALLAN CAMERON EBBLEWHITE SANDERS, MA, M.ED., FRSA, 28 December 2001; commoner 1952–6. Aged 66.


Green College

CECIL HOWARD GREEN, KBE (HON.), 12 April 2003; founding benefactor and Honorary Fellow. Aged 102. A Memorial Service will be held later this term.

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Exhibition

Hand Built Ceramics by Sylvia Hacker, Stables Gallery, Green College, Woodstock Road. Sun.,1 June 2--6 p.m., Mon., 2 June--Sat., 7 June, 10.30 a.m.--5.30 p.m.


Workshop

International School of the History of Physics: workship on Science and Religion--`The Book of Nature and the Book of Scripture', held in Erice, Sicily, 16-20 July 2003. Deadlines: Abstract proposals, 15 May; Applications, 31 May. Further details e-mail: shaun.henson@theology.ox.ac.uk.


Volunteers Wanted

Hailing all Fellows, undergraduates, graduates and university staff! Volunteers wanted for a hands-on interactive craft/fun day for OXPIP*--The Oxford Parent-Infant Project on Saturday, 14 June at The Friends Meeting House, St giles. If you're not exam bound, have muscle power, enjoy instant teamwork, like common sense structuring, keep cool as you go, and empathise with any age, then help us fill a slot between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. All details: Punita Miranda 07917 138272, e-mail: punita@miranda.as; Steph Wilson 01865 511276, e- mail: steph@peopleworld.freeserve.co.uk. *OXPIP is a Registered Charity.


Society for Graduates

Trinity Term 2003: meetings are held on Fridays at 8 p.m. in Wadham College, Parks Road. Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership.President, Anita Segar, 01865 730574. Subscriptions: Members £5 per term, Visitors £1.50 per meeting.9 May, RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team, Graham Liggins, Manager RAF Sports Parachute Association, RAF Weston-on-the-Green; 16 May, Sailing up the River Gambia, Eleanor Tims, Ocean Yachtmaster; 23 May, Operating with the RAF-- with some personal reminiscences, Air Cdre LGP Martin CBE; 30 May, A home for Valier: some impressions of Nagora Karabakh (Caucasus), Philip Clayton; 6 June, Homage to Varanasi--a pilgrimage to Benares, Pratima Mitchell; 13 June, Bugworld, George McGavin, Acting Curator of Entomology, OU Museum of Natural History; 20 June, AGM & Social, tba.


Cafe Zouk

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


St Giles Thursday Lunchime Talks

Burning Issues: 15 May, Cultural Conflict and Political Instability, Dr ahmed Al-Shahi, St Antony's; 22 May, Christianity's Current Predicament, Rev'd Dr Philip Kennedy, Mansfield College; 29 May, Growth Problems in Oxfordshire, Lord Bradshaw, Wolfson College. The talks will be held in St Giles' Church, 12.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. Web site: www.st-giles-church.org.


Oxford University Research Staff Society

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


Oxford University Newcomers' Club

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

 


Antiques Bought and Sold

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


Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

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


Periodicals Bought and Sold

Back-issues of scholarly periodicals and journals bought and sold. Graham Jeffrey, Periodicals (est. 1967), 29 Cuddesdon Road, Horspath, Oxford, OX33 1JD. Tel.: 01865 872528, fax: 776398. E-mail: gjeffreysatu@aol.com.


Services Offered

Nursing and Personal Care: qualified nurse specialising in private care of the elderly or terminally ill will undertake dialy visits. Introductions and references via 01865 559133 or e-mail: nandm.gregory@ntlworld.com.

Quarry Building Conservation Services: helping to maintain the fabric of older houses. Stone and brick wall repairs, re-pointing and rebuilding (if necessary), dry and wet stone walling, re-plastering all using lime mortars and plasters as appropriate.`Helping to let buildings breathe', `Repair and conserve'. For more information please phone 01865 762365 or 07767 884642.

`Fly Travel'--we go all the way to finding you the best deal! Business and personal travel at discounted rates. Australia special--Sydney £475. We do not charge service fees. Tel.: 01865 202038, e-mail: flytravel@btclick.com, 66 St Clements, Oxford.

Specialist tax advisers to academics: Colin Coates & Partners offer expertise in tax, financial and business matters to academics. Tel.: 01934 844133, e-mail: info@ccptax.com, Web site: www.ccptax.com.

Homeopathy: experienced, well-qualified homeopath offers help in both chronic and acute conditions, mental and physical. Home and workplace visits available. Special service for travellers--including e-mail support. Spanish, French and Urdu spoken. Contact Karima Brooke on 01865 201438.

The Oxford Advisory Partnership LLP, 2--4 High Street, Kidlington, OX5 2DH.Independent Financial Advisers. Tel.: 01865 848770, fax: 01865 849543, e-mail: peharris@oxfordadvisory.com. We have been associated with the University of Oxford since 1994 and specialise in providing a personal financial planning service to members of the academic community. We provide advice on: retirement planning, school fees plans, critical illness cover, holistic financial planning, stakeholder pensions, savings & investments, income protection, long term care, inheritance tax, ethical investments, life assurance options, mortgages & remortgages. Please contact us to arrange an initial consultation at no charge or obligation to take further action. A member of Financial Options Ltd which is regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA). The FSA does not regulate all forms of the products or services we provide.

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

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).


Exchange/Paying Guests

A 14-year-old French boy, described by his parents as a studious chatterbox with musical interests, would like to spend 1--15 July in Oxford with a family. It could be an exchange, or it could simply be as a paying guest. If interested please contact his family direct at+33 325 875599 (tel.) or Fax +33 325 875023 (attention Maitre Mollet).

A 14-year-old French boy (Parisian) described as shy, would like to stay in Oxford at dates t.b.a., large family preferred. If interested please contact: adrianne.tooke@some.ox.ac.uk.


Domestic Services

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

 


Academic Study and Travel

Short Study Tour of the Welsh Marches, 22-24 Aug. £185 p.p. Day schools on Enigma and the Intelligence War at Bletchley Park, 11 Oct., and 22 Nov. For further details of these and other events contact Academic Study and Travel, 14 Walton Grange, Bath Road, Swindon SN1 4AH.


Tuition Offered

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

Do you love music? Do you want to understand how it works? Do you want to compose your own music? The Schillinger system: an accessible method of understanding and creating music for the beginner or the advanced student. The Schillinger system imposes no stylistic constraints on the composer but simply helps to focus the creative process. For course details contact: Jeremy Arden BSc MA PhD, tel.: 01865 204 136, mobile: 07790046566, e-mail: Arden@zambizi.demon.co.uk.

Painting Workshop in Florence: spend an exciting month painting and drawing in an air- conditioned studio with internationally acclaimed artist, Philippa Blair. 4--22 Aug., 2003. Combining Plein air and Studio Painting, places still available. Tuition: US $1,800/£1,139. Accommodation starting at $750/£500 per person. Contact August Program Director, Dan Welden. E-mail: solarplate@aol.com. Web site: www.fionline.it/santareparata/welden.html.


Situations Vacant

Dragon School, Oxford (650 boys and girls, aged 8--13 and 210 at the pre-prep): Director of ICT required for Sept '03 or Jan.,'04). A senior position offering an exciting opportunity to develop an advanced vision for ICT in one of the country's leading schools. The department has excellent resources and is fully supported by four technicians. Please apply for details and an application form to: The Headmaster, Dragon School, Bardwell Road, Oxford OX2 6SS. Tel.: 01865 315401. Fax: 01865 315429. E-mail: acn@dragonschool.org. Closing date 16 May.

Christ Church Picture Gallery: permanent and temporary part-time Invigilators urgently required. Christ Church Picture Gallery houses an important collection of European paintings, drawings and sculptures. The Gallery is open to the public, and the invigilators are responsible on a day-to-day basis for the security of the collection. They patrol the galleries, greet visitors, answer queries, take messages and work on the front desk. We are looking for smart, reliable, responsible persons willing to work as part of a small team. Some experience of security and/or retail would be an advantage (applications from all age groups are welcome). Rate of Pay: £5.46. Please apply in writing (covering letter, CV with 2 refs.) to: Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford OX1 1DP. For more information please call 01865 276172 or e-mail: jacqueline.thalmann@chch.ox.ac.uk.

VCH Oxfordshire Trust, p/t Treasurer sought. The VCH Oxfordshire Trust is a registered charity which raises funds for the Victoria County History of Oxfordshire, part of a renowned national local history research project. A new part-time Treasurer is urgently needed for basic bookkeeping , and financial administration; workload not onerous, with only occasional deadlines and no fixed hours. The Trust is run by unpaid voluntters, but is will to negotiate payment at an hourly rate. Further details from Dr Simon Townley, VCH Oxfordshire, Clarendon Building, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG. Tel.: 01865 277239. E-mail: simon.townley@mohist.ox.ac.uk.

Jesus College: Tutorial Secretary required to work in busy College office assisting the Tutorial Administrator in certain aspects of her work, including undergraduate admissions, and outside teaching. Good word processing and secretarial skills are required, and applicants must be fully conversant with Word, Access, Excel and electronic mail. Must be willing to work as part of a team. Salary: University Clerical Grade 3, £12,997--£15,053. Free lunch, generous holidays. Further details and an application form may be obtained from the Home Bursar's Secretary, Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW (tel.: 01865 279715) to whom completed applications should be sent by Wed., 14 May. Interviews will be held on Tues., 20 May.

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

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

A typesetting house based in south India and already processing a large volume of work from the UK, is looking for a Resident Representative living in or near Oxford to expand their existing business. Those with a flair for selling and with a computer at home preferred. Terms negotiable. Contact the Managing Director at: roy_home@sify.com.


Summer Lets

Spacious Victorian 5-bedroom house in central north Oxford, in quiet tree-lined street near Port Meadow: sleeps 7/8; 2 bathrooms' double lounge, study, conservatory; extensive modern kitchen. Walled sunny garden. Off-street parking. Recently modernised/redecorated. £650 p.w. Aug., 2--28. Contact Ian & Josephine Macdonald. Tel.: 01865 516615, e-mail: macdonaldreynell@ntlworld.com.

Delightful Victorian 3-bedroom house in central north Oxford conservation area; fully furnished and renovated; sunny garden; private parking; 2 receptions;kitchen diner; all mod cons. Close to city centre and university. No smokers. £450 p.w. June--Sept.(negotiable). Tel.: 01865 554743. E-mail: kay.millar@virgin.net.


Houses to Let

Modern town house--Headington: unfurnished, immediate occupancy. In excellent decorative order, within ¼ mile radius of Shotover Country Park, eastern bypass interchange and Headington hospitals. £1,100 p.c.m. Professional/family tenants only. Hall; cloakroom; kitchen; sitting room; 3 bedrooms, 2 en suite; family bathroom. Front & rear gardens, garage, off-street parking. For further information/viewing 'phone 07712 011283.

North Oxford furnished house available from 1 Sept. Charming, cosy, quiet, easy to maintain, fully furnished house in Jericho/north Oxford. Walk to university, train and coach stations, near best schools, parks, centrally heated, recently re-decorated, secluded garden, 2½ bathrooms, washing machine, dryer, telephone, linen, dishes, 2 bicycles. Two bedrooms £1,225 p.m., or 3 bedrooms £1,500 p.m. (incl. bedsit with separate kitchen and entrance). Contact: OXFORD: J.Mackrells (eves., or 7-8 a,m,), tel. 01865 775567, e-mail: mackrelj@btopenworld.com; CANADA: A. Gaston, tel. 001 (613) 745 1368, fax 001 (613) 745 0299, e-mail: gaston@cyberus.ca.

Summertown--£1,700 p.c.m. Stunning unfurnished 4-bedroom townhouse with balcony, small courtyard garden and garage. Twelve month minimum let. Available immediately; Canal Walk--£1,425 p.c.m. Well-presented 4-bedroom unfurnished townhouse with enclosed rear garden and off-street parking space. Twelve month minimum let. Available 12 July. Contact Sarah Richardson, Lettings Manager, Scott Fraser Lifestyle, 205a Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7HQ. Tel.: 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578. E-mail: sarah@lifestyle-lettings.co.uk. Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.

Semi-detached house to let on pleasant road in convenient location (Summertown, north Oxford) with easy access to all amenities for one of the following periods: mid-Aug.,--mid- Dec.,03; mid-Aug.,03--mid-March '04; mid-Aug.'03--mid/end June '04. The house has 2 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms--one of which will be used to store personal belongings--a bathroom and a shower room, a large kitchen and sitting area, and a garden to the rear. There is no garage but residents' parking will be introduced later this year (2003). Please contact: Peter Clarke, tel.: 01865 510010, e-mail: clarke.peter.pc@talk21.com.

Superb, furnished 3-bedroom detached house in nearer Headington, available mid-Aug.,-- mid-April. Spacious floor plan with living room, dining room, family room, fully fitted kitchen with washer and drier; charming secluded garden with greenhouse and shed; off- street parking. Walk to John Radcliffe hospital, shops, country walks, with easy access to city and colleges. £1,100 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 741 024.

St Stephen's House (adjacent) Marston St., between Iffley Road and Cowley Road. Spacious, unfurnished, modern family house in attractive terrace: 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, playroom, double garage, garden. Available short let from May. suit academic with family. £1,750 p.m. E-mail: jeremy.sheehy@theology.ox.ac.uk or tel.: 01865 432302.

1 Dec.,2003--2 Jan., 2004: 7-bedroom house in North Oxford, suitable for a family. Well-appointed kitchen and facilities; 2 bathrooms and an additional separate toilet. Large garden and off-road parking. close to the Cherwell River and water meadows; 5 minute bus ride to the city centre, or a 15 minute walk across University Parks. Tel.: 01865 514568, e-mail: paul@kenelm.fsnet.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.

 

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


Flats to Let

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

Fully furnished self-catering accommodation available in North Oxford, 15 minutes from Oxford city centre. Ground-floor apartment, bedroom with twin beds, living room, kitchen, bathroom. Quiet gardens. Tel.: 07870 234 725. E-mail: info@weeklymansion.co.uk. Web site: http://www.weeklymansion.co.uk.

North Oxford : fully furnished 2-bedroom flat from 1 July. Ground-floor flat in quiet road off the Woodstock Road, very close to shopping facilities and restaurants. Lounge/dining room, and fully equipped kitchen, with cooker, oven and washing machine; bathroom with bath and shower; 2 south-facing bedrooms; linen supplied. Lovely quiet shared south-facing garden and garage. Available from 1 July. Phone 01865 513688 or e-mail: dianecw25@hotmail.com.

Studio flat at token rent in Old Rectory in exchange for regular dog walking and occasional house-sitting. Five miles from Oxford centre in Old Kidlington. Suit graduate student. Available 1 May. On No.2/2a bus route (every 15 mins) and walking distance to shops and amenities. References essential. Tel.: 01865 513816 office hours and 01865 842103 eves and weekends.

Self-contained 1-bedroom flat overlooking Port Meadow, with mod cons on top floor of old family house in pretty location in Upper Wolvercote. Convenient for university and Oxford city, with rural surroundings. Bedroom with en suiteshower/toilet; kitchen/dining/living room. Parking, cycling and/or bus ride 15 minutes to city centre. Suit academic/other professional. £725 p.c.m. excl. tel. Available late May 2003. References required. E-mail: wrldco@aol.com.

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


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 £118 per apartment per night, to accommodate up to 4/5 guests. Contact: www.ambassadorsoxford.co.uk, or tel.: 07876 203378.


Accommodation Offered

Accommodation available from Sept.,: SE France near Vienne. Ideal spot for person(s) seekinig seclusion for writing, painting etc. Farm cottage; 2 bedrooms, kitchen/living-room, modern bathroom, c.h., near to chateau, ½ mile from village. Access to extensive grounds. Very modest rent. E-mail: desallma53@aol.com, or tel.: 01865 735446.

St Margaret's Road, North Oxford: spacious room in Victorian house available now. Would suit quiet female academic; bathroom and kitchen shared with one other (f). £350 p.c.m. incl. Tel.: 01865 554977.

Lodger required in comfortable family farmhouse in charming village setting, 7 minutes drive north of Summertown, 5 minutes from Sainsburys in Kidlington. Would suit quiet but sociable professional/post-graduate. Ideal for someone who needs a Mon.,--Frid., base close to Oxford. £65 p.w. incl. bills, available from now but could be held with deposit until end of June. Tel.: 01869 350034 or 07831 718231.

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

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.

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


Accommodation Sought to Exchange

House exchange for academic year 2003/4: 17th-century, 5-bedroom furnished house in historic village short distance from Oxford in exchange for 3+ bedroom house in Cambridge. For details tel.: 01865 341150.

House exchange: 5-bedroom Victorian house on 0.75 acres of wooded land in Newton, Massachusetts, USA for a house in or near Oxford for 9--12 months between Aug.,2003 and July 2004. Situated on a secluded cul-de-sac, large garden, all modern conveniences and 1 car; 20-30 minute drive to Longwood Medical Area, Cambridge and downtown Boston. Easy access to the train. Non-smokers preferred. Contact Colin and/or Gill Sieff. Tel.: 001 617 632 3531 (work) or 001 617 527 1417, e-mail: colin_sieff@dfci.harvard.edu.


Accommodation Sought

Academic couple wanting rented accommodation for June and July 2003 (or part). Willing to act as caretakers. Good references. Contact: 01865 377005, e-mail: letcher@physchem.ox.ac.uk.

Three-bedroom house wanted for short let (3--4 months) from end of May by family awaiting completion of their house. Preferably in East Oxford but will consider other locations. Tel.: Paul Montgomery, 01865 226513 (day), 793322 (home), e-mail: paul.montgomery@psych.ox.ac.uk.

Non-smoking academic, Faculty Director for a Study Abroad program at Oxford, seeks a furnished 2-bedroom flat, central heating, bright rooms, conveniently located (walking distance from the centre), washing machine, if possible from mid-Aug.,--mid-Dec. Please contact Dr Toni Travis, Department of Public and International Affairs, 3F4, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA. E-mail:ttravis@gmu.edu. Fax: 001 703 993 1399, tel.: 001 703 993 1453.

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

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

Spanish villa to let in Jalon valley, Costa Blanca: fully fitted; 2 double bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; garden,terrace and built-in BBQ; garage. Peaceful rural setting overlooking orange groves but 5 minutes stroll to village for swimming pools, racquets courts, shops, restaurants, bars and all facilities. One hour from Alicante airport; 15/20 minutes from beaches at Javea, Denia, Calpe, Moraira. Ideal location for walking, mountain-biking, ridign, birdwatching. Available short lets June--Oct., long lets Oct.,--April--rates vary. Car hire recommended and can be arranged. Contact: acn@dragonschool.org., tel.: 01865 761858 or visit: www.holiday-rentals.com (property no. 7680).

Tuscany, Italy, last minute special rates in June: Agriturismo Podere S. Stefano in a 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 minutes drive from Chiusi town, shops, railway/motorway; 1 hour from Rome and Florence, 30 minutes from Siena. E-mail: marino@demata.tuscany.it., tel.: +39 055 602044, + 39 328 7133951. Web site: www.demata.tuscany.it.

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

Gite in Normandy: self-catering accommodation in a converted barn in rural Normandy, 14 km west of Bayeux and close to sea. Sleeps 6 (1 double, 2 twin-bedded rooms). Spacious living area incorporates a fully equipped kitchen. Bed linen supplied. Self-contained garden. Enquiries to: nickkennedy@mac.com.

Bordeaux--Medoc: a modern villa with 5 bedrooms, sleeps up to 13. Quiet but only 3 minutes to shops, restaurants, facilities, and sandy lake beach; close to lake water-sports, Atlantic surfing coast, heathland for walking, and dedicated cycle tracks. One hour to airport, Arcachon and world's finest chateaux and vineyards. £750--£1,150 p.w. Tel.: 01865 (4)32302 (day) or eves., and weekends on 01865 202765. Web site: www.villadays.co.uk.

Charente/Dordogne border: a 3-bedroom detached cottage between St Severin and Aubeterre sur Dronne. Easy driving distance to Angouleme, Bordeaux and Perigeux. Available all year with oil fired c.h. Gardens and ample parking. Long or short lets from £200-£350 per week. Tel./fax 00 33 545 984 092.

Deepest SW France. Relax in our fabulous farmhouse in a stunning rural area and enjoy luxurious and en suiteaccommodation sleeping 6-10; generous facilities including satellite TV and large grounds with good views. Suitable for superb summer holidays, half-terms or longer stays for writers and researchers. Contact Marion on 01865 554122 or 00 33 5 63 02 11 98 or e-mail: marion@hidden-sw-france.

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

Estoril Coast, Portugal: lovely, large, fully-furnished duplex; 3 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, with garden and barbecue. Sleeps 6. All mod cons; TV with Cable. Close to delightful beaches; 20/30 minutes by car to Lisbon and the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. £300--£450 p.w. Tel.: 01865 769328, e-mail: julian@jdgross.fsworld.co.uk.

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

Tuscan Farmhouse, 16th-century: charming private country home, beautifully appointed, between Siena and Arezzo. Four bedrooms (sleeps 7); 2 sitting-rooms, piano, library. Private lake 5 minutes away. Riding and 13th-century spa nearby. E-mail: mellerma@brandeis.edu. Web site: www.ilvallone.com.

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

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


Flat for Sale

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


Retirement Flat Offered

Secure Retirement Co-ownership Ltd, Ritchie Court, a cooperative housing association for independent retired people. Small flat now available. Resident Wardens, 24-hour emergency cover. Restaurant providing lunch daily. Large, attractive gardens, and roof garden. Guest rooms. Laundry room. Convenient for shops, library and buses to Oxford. For details tel.: 01865 510334, Mrs D. Archer, Administrator.

Appointments

DIRECTORSHIP OF THE INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING

The University seeks applications for the above permanent post, tenable with immediate effect.

The Institute was founded in 2000 and plays a crucial role in the University's learning and teaching and human resources strategies. It is responsible for all aspects of the professional and vocational development of the University's staff, informed by research into learning and teaching. For this senior appointment the University seeks a director with considerable leadership ability, a commitment to teaching and professional development in higher education, a record in evidence-based research, and the ability to contribute academically to one or more of the Institute's core activities.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, are available from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from the Secretary of Faculties and Academic Registrar, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)70013, e-mail: secretary.faculties@admin.ox.ac.uk). Potential candidates wishing to discuss the post informally may e-mail director@learning.ox.ac.uk or telephone Oxford (2)86806. The closing date for applications is 3 June.


ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Keepership of the Department of Antiquities

The Department of Antiquities at the Ashmolean Museum is responsible for internationally renowned collections from ancient Egypt, the Near East and Cyprus; Crete and Greece from earliest times to the Byzantine period; Prehistoric, Iron Age and Roman, medieval and modern Europe. The Museum wishes to appoint a Keeper of Antiquities to the post vacant since the retirement of Dr P.R.S. Moorey, FBA.

The successful applicant will be a scholar in one of the areas of the collection, have a commitment to communicating knowledge through teaching in the University and lecturing in public, and have a flair for the presentation and interpretation of the collections.

The salary of the post will be on the Museum Keepers' scale (salary £41,958-- £45,593 per annum).

Further particulars and an application form may be obtained from the Personnel Officer, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford OX1 2PH (telephone: Oxford (2 078008, e-mail: julia.allen@ashmus.ox.ac.uk), or from the Museum's Web site, http://www.ashmol.ox.ac.uk. The closing date for application is Friday, 30 May.


FACULTY OF PHILOSOPHY

Fixed-term Junior Lecturership in Philosophy

Applications are invited for a Junior Lecturership for a period of three years, with effect from 1 October 2003. Applications are welcome from those specialising in any area of philosophy, but preference will be given to candidates able to teach the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of mathematics, or the philosophy of Frege, Russell, or Wittgenstein. The successful candidate will be expected to give up to nine hours per week of lectures or classes during term-time. Salary £18,265--£19,279 per annum (with a discretionary range to £21,125 per annum).

Further particulars are available on the Faculty's Web site
(http://www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk) or from the Administrator, Faculty of Philosophy, 10 Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JJ (telephone: Oxford (2)76925, fax: (2)76932). Applications, which should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, teaching and research interests, and the names and contact details of two referees, should be received by the Administrator no later than Friday, 30 May. Candidates should ask their two referees to write to the Administrator by the same date.


OXFORD INSTITUTE OF AGEING

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

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

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

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

The post will be on the research staff grade 1A scale (salary £18,265-- £27,339).

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

Reference CY03002 should be quoted in correspondence. The closing date for applications is Friday, 23 May. Interviews will take place in Oxford on Wednesday, 4 June.


ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Election to Fellowships by Examination

1. There will be an election at All Souls on Saturday, 1 November 2003 to not more than two Fellowships by Examination, if candidates of sufficient merit present themselves.

2. The examination is open to any candidate (male or female) who either
(a) has passed all the examinations required by the University for the degree of BA or
(b) has been duly registered for, or been awarded, a higher degree in the University (including BCL). The college will not normally admit to the Examination, however, candidates who will have passed their twenty-sixth birthday at the time of election, or who will then have completed ten or more terms since they qualified for the degree of BA, or first registered for a higher degree in the University. Candidates who are short-listed may be required to verify their date of birth.

3. The fellowships are for seven years and cannot be extended. They are open to those who intend to pursue an academic career, and the college pays the university fees of fellows registered for a higher degree. They are also open to those who, while intending to take up non-academic work (such as the practice of the law, politics, diplomacy, etc.), nevertheless wish to maintain and strengthen their links with academic life. In the case of the latter category it is possible for those pursuing a non- academic career to comply with the college's residential convention in the first year of fellowship by, for example, spending the weekends during term in college and the weekdays working in London.

4. During the first two years fellows receive a stipend, which they may supplement, of £11,564* per annum, and may be eligible for a housing allowance of £3,672. At the end of that period the fellowship will (with the approval of the college) be extended for a further five years, during which
(a) a fellow who decides to take up or continue non-academic work will receive a stipend of £2,230* per annum;
(b) a fellow who decides to take up or continue academic work will receive a stipend of £16,007* per annum, rising to £20,396* per annum if a certain amount of lecturing is undertaken; otherwise the stipend will be £14,566* per annum rising to £18,560* per annum, plus in each case a housing allowance of £4,205 per annum, if eligible.

As the fellowships are for fixed terms, the successful applicants will be required to sign a waiver under Section 197 of the Employment Rights Act 1996.

5. A Fellow by Examination will be a member of the governing body and will be entitled to rooms, dinners, and lunches without charge. A fellow is conventionally required to reside (or dine) in college for at least twenty-eight days in each academical term of the first year of tenure; but the college is prepared to consider deferment of this residence in exceptional cases.

6. Prospective candidates should apply to the Warden's Secretary for an application form and further particulars, including a statement of the college's policy on equality of treatment of candidates. See also the college's Web site: http://www.all-souls.ox.ac.uk. Completed forms together with a curriculum vitae should be sent to the Warden not later than 6 September 2002. Candidates must enclose with their application form a letter from the candidate's college---from the Head of House or Senior Tutor---certifying that the applicant is a suitable candidate to sit the Examination. Candidates who wish to be admitted to the Examination notwithstanding non-compliance with the rules as to age and standing should communicate with the Warden. All correspondence should be marked `Fellowship Examination'.

7. The Warden and Chairman of Assistant Examiners will meet candidates, whose applications have been accepted, on Wednesday, 24 September at 4 p.m. and will answer any queries raised by them.

8. The examination will be held in the college hall, starting on 25 September at 9.30 a.m. and ending on 27 September at 12.30 p.m. (except for candidates who take the Classical Studies papers---see para.10 below).

9. The examination will consist of five papers of three hours each:

Two papers in Law, History,** Philosophy, Economics, Politics, English Literature, or Classical Studies;**

Two General Papers;

An Essay.

10. Candidates who take the Classical Studies papers will be required to take a Translation paper at 2 p.m. on Saturday, 27 September.

Specimen papers from previous years may be seen in college on application to the Warden's Secretary or Fellows' Secretary.

11. A viva of short-listed candidates will be held in the presence of fellows of the college on Saturday, 26 October, commencing at 10 a.m. All short-listed candidates will be expected to dine in college that night.

* Reviewed each August.

** The History papers will cover:

Paper I---political, constitutional, and ecclesiastical history;

Paper II---social, economic, and cultural history.

Each paper will contain a section of questions on History of the Ancient World. The two papers on Classical Studies will contain questions on Ancient History and Classical Literature.


BALLIOL COLLEGE

Six-hour Stipendiary Lecturership in Roman History

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

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

Applicants should provide a letter of application supported by a curriculum vitae, and should state which of the standard subjects they are able to teach. Details of the courses offered for the various Honour Schools can be found at http://www.history.ox.ac.uk/currentunder/honours/ancient/2001/course.htm. Applicants should provide the names of two referees, whom they should ask to write directly to the Senior Tutor. Applications and references must reach the Senior Tutor, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, by Thursday, 15 May.

Balliol College is an equal opportunities employer.


CHRIST CHURCH

Penningtons Studentship in Law

Christ Church hopes to appoint a Fixed Term Student (i.e. Fellow) in Law for five years from 1 October 2003. The appointee will be required to give up to eight hours' tutorial teaching each week in three papers within the syllabus for Law Moderations and/or the Final Honour School of Jurisprudence. It would be advantageous for candidates to be able to offer at least two of the following subjects: Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, European Community Law, Introduction to Law, Land Law. The student will also be expected to undertake advanced study or research and (by arrangement with the Faculty of Law) to offer one course of lectures each year in the University. The salary is on a scale starting at £19,279 a year.

Further details, including application procedure, may be obtained from the Junior Censor's Secretary, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP. The closing date for applications is 23 May.


LADY MARGARET HALL

Research Fellowship in International Relations

Lady Margaret Hall invites applications from suitably qualified applicants for a Research Fellowship in International Relations. The post is for three years and is non-renewable. The successful applicant will be expected to conduct research in the broad field of International Relations. Although the college welcomes applications in any field of international relations, it especially wishes to encourage those whose research is in the broad field of human rights. The person appointed will also be required to do up to six hours a week of undergraduate teaching for the college, to help with the organisation and promotion of international relations at LMH, and to play a full role in the intellectual and social life of the college. The salary will be £12,000 per annum (taxable) plus benefits. The post is superannuated, normally with the Universities Superannuation Scheme. The successful applicant will be expected to take up the position in October 2003. The closing date for applications is 30 May.

Further particulars may be obtained from Mrs Glynis Beckett, Senior Tutor's Secretary, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford OX2 6QA (telephone: Oxford (2)74321, fax: (2)74294, e-mail: senior.tutor.secretary@lmh.ox.ac.uk), or by downloading from the Web site at http://www.lmh.ox.ac.uk.

Lady Margaret Hall is an equal opportunities employer.


NUFFIELD COLLEGE

Appointment of Finance Assistant (fixed-term)

An experienced Finance Assistant is required to work in the Accounts Office at Nuffield College, to cover a maternity leave absence of eight months.

The college is looking to appoint someone with considerable experience of working in a finance office. The post-holder will have specific responsibility for the sales ledger, but will also be expected to assist in other areas. An AAT or part-qualified accountancy qualification would be highly desirable.

The college offers free meals while on duty, generous holidays, car-parking adjacent to the college, bus pass scheme, and contributory pension scheme. Salary £14, 835--£16, 575 per annum (dependent upon qualifications and experience).

For an informal discussion of the post, contact the Finance Officer, Linda Arch, on Oxford (2)78696.

Further information and an application pack may be obtained from Jane MacAlister, Personnel Assistant, Nuffield College, New Road, Oxford OX1 1NF (telephone: Oxford (2)78603). Details can also be obtained from the college Web site, http://www.nuff.ox.ac.uk/general/jobs/.

The closing date for completed applications is 22 May. Interviews are scheduled for Monday, 2 June, and Tuesday, 3 June.

Nuffield College is an equal opportunities employer.


ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Stipendiary Lecturership in Law

St Catherine's College proposes to appoint a twelve-hour Stipendiary Lecturer in Law from 1 October 2003. The lecturership will be for two years in the first instance with the possibility of renewal for a further two years. The lecturer will be expected to teach two or more of the following subjects: Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, European Community Law, Tort Law, Trusts, Land Law, and Criminal Law. The lecturer will teach (in tutorials and classes) twelve weighted hours per week on average in the eight weeks of each full term. In addition, he or she will be expected to play a full role in the running of Law in the college, including participating in the admissions process, setting and marking college examinations, and the pastoral care of undergraduates.

The appointee will be elected to a fellowship of the college, without governing body membership, and will have rights of common table. The annual stipend will be in the range £18,036--£24,467 and will be pensionable. A shared teaching room will be available in college.

There is no application form. Applications should be addressed to the Academic Registrar, St Catherine's College, Oxford OX1 3UJ (e-mail: academic.registrar@stcatz.ox.ac.uk), and should include a curriculum vitae, an indication of areas of teaching expertise, details of current salary, and the names of two referees. Applicants should arrange for their referees to write directly to the Academic Registrar. Applications and references must arrive by 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, and short-listed candidates will be interviewed as soon as possible thereafter.

St Catherine's College is an equal opportunities employer.


ST HILDA'S COLLEGE

Stipendiary Lecturership in Engineering

St Hilda's College proposes to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer to teach six hours a week and to take charge of the Engineering School at St Hilda's. The appointment will be from 1 October 2003, for one year in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal. Applicants should be able to teach a range of subjects for Part I of the Final Honour School of Engineering. The person appointed will be paid on the stipendiary lecturers' scale, at present £8,563 per annum for six hours (reviewed annually). The post is open to both men and women.

Further particulars and an application form should be obtained from the college Web site
(http://www.sthildas.ox.ac.uk/news) or from the Academic Office, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY (telephone: Oxford (2)76815, e-mail: college.office@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Friday, 30 May.


ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

Research Assistantship in Geography

St John's College invites applications from suitably qualified men and women for a one-year Research Assistantship, with effect from 1 October 2003, to work with Dr J. Langton on a study of English forests from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century.

The person appointed will be a graduate in history or geography, with some postgraduate experience, and expertise in one or more of the areas of digital photography, GIS, and/or archival work in national or county record repositories. He or she will systematically undertake preliminary work for the study. This will include the completion of a register of English forests, already begun by Dr Langton, and the recording and photographic retrieval of MS material from a range of archives.

The research assistant will be provided with a room equipped with a computer and Internet connection in the college's Research Centre in St Giles'. The annual salary will be in the range £18,265--£19,279. Further particulars are available from the Academic Administrator, St John's College, Oxford OX1 3JP (e-mail: college.office@sjc.ox.ac.uk), or on the college Web site, http://www.sjc.ox.ac.uk. Applications (original plus three copies), including a curriculum vitae and names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to the Academic Administrator. Applicants should ask their referees to write directly to the Academic Administrator, and both applications and references should reach the college no later than Friday, 30 May.


SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

Oxford Bursary for American Graduates

Somerville College offers the Janet Watson Bursary of between £1,500 and £3,500 per annum for up to two years to a US graduate reading for a further degree at Oxford as a member of the college.

The Bursary is designed to provide marginal aid (approximately one-quarter of annual total costs for fees) to a candidate able to meet most of the fees from other sources. The closing date for applications is 30 May. Application forms and further particulars are available from the College Secretary, Somerville College, Oxford OX2 6HD (telephone: Oxford (2)70619, e-mail: scholarships@somerville.ox.ac.uk).


BLACKFRIARS

Appointment of Liaison Manager for Overseas Students

A Liaison Manager is required, for overseas students studying at a permanent private hall.

The duties of the post are: to be responsible for non-academic duties involving up to eighteen overseas students who remain for one year; to communicate with students prior to their visit to Oxford informing them of all that they will need during their stay; to meet with students on a regular basis throughout the course of their studies; to liase between students and Hall officers; to prepare accommodation for students' arrival, ensure that accommodation continues to be habitable, and liase with letting agencies regarding any repairs and maintenance work that is required; and to be available to deal with any emergencies which affect overseas students. In addition, the Liaison Manager must be aware of health and safety regulations, and ensure compliance.

Applications and enquiries should be sent to the Fees Bursar, Blackfriars, 64 St Giles' Oxford OX1 3LY (e-mail: fees.bursar@blackfriars.oxford.ac.uk).


BLACKFRIARS

Appointment of Liaison Manager for Overseas Students

A Liaison Manager is required, for overseas students studying at a permanent private hall.

The duties of the post are: to be responsible for non-academic duties involving up to eighteen overseas students who remain for one year; to communicate with students prior to their visit to Oxford informing them of all that they will need during their stay; to meet with students on a regular basis throughout the course of their studies; to liase between students and Hall officers; to prepare accommodation for students' arrival, ensure that accommodation continues to be habitable, and liase with letting agencies regarding any repairs and maintenance work that is required; and to be available to deal with any emergencies which affect overseas students. In addition, the Liaison Manager must be aware of health and safety regulations, and ensure compliance.

Applications and enquiries should be sent to the Fees Bursar, Blackfriars, 64 St Giles' Oxford OX1 3LY (e-mail: fees.bursar@blackfriars.oxford.ac.uk).

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 9 May

BETTS ORGAN MASTERCLASS with Stephen Bicknell: exploring some important organs in Oxford, 10 a.m., Holywell Music Room. Free of charge and open to the public (booking not required; (telephone for further information: (2)76125).

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Appraisal skills', 11 a.m. (see information above).

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

MAISON FRANÇAISE: French Politics and Society seminar, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. FORRESTER: `Racism and sectarianism' (Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture), the chapel, Keble, 5.30 p.m.

RETROSPECTIVE CONCERT: music by John Caldwell, 1958–2003, with the Aldate Quartet, Ben Linton, Will Tallon, and Guy Newbury, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m.


Saturday 10 May

DR S. CRETNEY: `The family and the law: lessons from history?' (Blackstone Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 11.30 a.m.

ORGAN RECITAL: David Terry, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).


Sunday 11 May

THE REVD OLIVER O'DONOVAN: `Judgement in institution: sovereign judgement (Hymn 361: "Forth in the peace of Christ we go")' (Bampton Lectures: `The ways of judgement: action and institution'), St Mary's, 10 a.m.


Monday 12 May

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

DR M. SATCHELL: `The medieval hospitals GIS project' (seminar series: `Medicine and culture before 1800'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. FREEDMAN (Professor of Taxation Law): inaugural lecture, Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. KENNEDY: `Dilemmas of difference in democratic society: the case of women' (Tanner Lectures on Human Values), Rhodes House, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

DR L. BRAKE: ` "Daily Calendars of Roguery and Woe": the politics of print in nineteenth-century Britain' (D.J. McKenzie Lecture), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR O. HUFTON: `Paying for education? The Jesuits and the arts of fund-raising in early modern Europe' (Modern European History Research Centre lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.


Tuesday 13 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Opendoor: an introduction', 9.30 a.m., and induction seminar for new contract researchers, 12.30 p.m. (see information above).

MRS M. CLAPINSON: `E.W.B. Nicholson, Bodley's first professional librarian' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR JOSEPH STIGLITZ: `Cycles in business cycle theory' (Clarendon Lectures in Economics: `Is Keynes dead? Reviving a sensible macroeconomics'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. KENNEDY: `Dilemmas of difference in democratic society: the case of race' (Tanner Lectures on Human Values), Rhodes House, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

R. CROCKATT: `No common ground? Islam, America, and anti-Americanism' (seminar series: `Americanisation and anti-Americanism: global views of the USA'), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. JAMISON: `Sorcerer (or) king' (Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures: `Between the lines: oblique angles on power and authority in ancient India'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. MARTIN: `The skeletal complications of cancer' (Glaxo SmithKline Lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 5 p.m.

C. WILSON: `The Divinity School at Oxford: a turning-point in fifteenth-century English architecture' (lecture series: `Oxford buildings: architects and architecture in context'), New Seminar Room, St John's, 5 p.m.

S. CLARK: `Analysing Schubert's songs: harmony and hermeneutics' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, 5.15 p.m.


Wednesday 14 May

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk in series `The Curator and the Collection': `Introduction to Indian coins' (Shailendra Bhandare), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Presentation skills practice', 9.30 a.m., `Proof reading', 2 p.m., and `Introductory statistical modelling for research—linear models: model checking', 3 p.m. (see information above).

S. O'BRIEN: `Translating Aristophanes' Birds for performance' (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR JOSEPH STIGLITZ: `Foundations of a new macroeconomics' (Clarendon Lectures in Economics: `Is Keynes dead? Reviving a sensible macroeconomics'), Schools, 5 p.m.

MICHAEL PHILLIPS: ` "A whole house to range in": recovering no. 13 Hercules Buildings, Lambeth, Blake's studios, method of "Illuminated Printing", and the production of "A Song of Liberty" ' (Waynflete Lectures: `Blake and the Terror: toward a biography of William Blake in Lambeth during the anti-Jacobin Terror in Britain, 1792–3', the Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

C. TALBOT: `Education in conflict, emergency, and reconstruction' (Refugee Studies Centre Public Seminars: `Adolescents, armed conflict, and forced migration'), Thatcher Conference Centre, Somerville, 5 p.m.

NIGEL WILSON: `An ill-paid profession' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `The world of books in Byzantium'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

HENRI QUÉRÉ: `Que fait la fiction?' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

STEPHEN HUGH-JONES: `Pandora's box: body and cosmos in Amazonia' (Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum: Beatrice Blackwood Lecture), Inorganic Chemistry Lecture Theatre, South Parks Road, 7 p.m. (

DR D. RYNHOLD: `Maimonides on divine attributes and human perfection (or how to imitate someone about whom you know nothing)' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m. (minibus from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, 6.40 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.).


Thursday 15 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: Opendoor: recruitment module (session 1), 9.30 a.m.; induction seminar for new contract researchers, 3.30 p.m.; and `Writing at work' (week 3), 3.30 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR LORD (RAYMOND) PLANT, PROFESSOR A. EVERS, BLAKE BROMLEY, and others: Interdisciplinary Sawyer Seminar: `The theory and politics of civil society'—final panel discussion, Rothermere American Institute, 1.45 p.m.

PROFESSOR F. ANTHIAS: `The family: beyond feminism and multiculturalism' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Gender in transnational and transforming families: stretching boundaries and social conventions'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

CONWAY VOCAL MASTERCLASS with Ann Liebeck, 2--5 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music (free of charge; telephone for further information: (2)76125).

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

PROFESSOR J. RICHARDSON: `Perceptions of academic quality and variations in student learning in electronically delivered courses' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning: Research Seminars), IAUL, Littlegate House, 4 p.m. (To attend, contact joanna.buddery@learning.ox.ac.uk.)

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

PROFESSOR JOSEPH STIGLITZ: `Applications to economic policy' (Clarendon Lectures in Economics: `Is Keynes dead? Reviving a sensible macroeconomics'), Schools, 5 p.m.

SCOTT MANDELBROTE: `The impact of the Codex Alexandrinus' (Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint: `The study of the Septuagint in early modern Europe'), Schools, 5 p.m.

H.E. JUDGE RICHARD MAY: `Upholding human rights through international law' (Aung San Suu Kyi Lecture), Maplethorpe Building, St Hugh's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ELLEN OLIENSIS: `What Scylla wants: Freudian questions in Ovid's Metamorphoses' (Don Fowler Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

BENEFIT CONCERT of German lieder by Wolff, Schumann, Brahms, Berg, and Strauss, 5 p.m., Wolfson College Hall (tickets £5/£3 at the door; tel. for further information: (2)74100).

PHILIPPE ROY: `Camille Lemonnier (1844--1913): précurseur des Lettres belges de langue française' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

P.D. JAMES: `Manners and murder: women detective writers as social historians' (Margaret Howard Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5.45 p.m.


Friday 16 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Springboard, Programme 2' (fourth workshop), 9.30 a.m., and induction seminar for new contract researchers, 12.30 p.m. (see information above).

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

PROFESSOR GEOFFREY ELEY: `Hitler's silent majority? Conformity and resistance in the Third Reich' (Modern European History Research Centre lecture), Schools, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR W. PHILLIPS: `Time, Einstein, and the coldest stuff in the Universe' (Cherwell–Simon Lecture), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR R.C. STACEY: `Law and memory in early Ireland' (O'Donnell Lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. SYLLA: `Trans-Atlantic capital market integration, 1790–1845' (Hicks Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

RENÉ MOURIAUX: `La grève, spécificité du mouvement ouvrier français' (French Politics and Society Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m. THE RT. HON. MICHAEL ANCRAM: `Clash or dialogue of civilisations?' (seminar), the Auditorium, Magdalen, 5.15 p.m.

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA: Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto in D minor, No 3, and Tchaikovsky, Symphony No.4 in F minor, 8 p.m., Sheldonian Theatre (box office: 305305).


Saturday 17 May

COLLOQUIUM: `Border crossings in the Balkans', Maison Française, 9 a.m.–5.30 p.m. (continues tomorrow, at St Antony's).

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA: Piano Masterclass with Peter Donohoe (open to staff and students only), 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music.

ORGAN RECITAL: Richard Pinel, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).