Oxford University Gazette: 9 December 2004

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 135, No. 4717: 9 December 2004

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

The following supplement was published with this Gazette:

  • Ashmolean Museum Annual Report 2003–2004: Director's Report

The full report will be published on the Ashmolean's Web site, http://www.ashmol.ox.ac.uk, in January.

Gazette publication arrangements

The final Gazette of term will appear on 16 December. Publication for Hilary Term will begin on 13 January. The usual deadlines will apply.

COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

Bilbiie, F.O., Nuffield

Brice, B.J., M.Phil., D.Phil., St John's

Chakera, A., New College

Hudsmith, L.E., BM, B.Ch., MA, Lady Margaret Hall

Hulley, P.A., Botnar Research Centre

Johnston, B.H.M., Institute for the Advancement of University Learning

Kendall, M.A.F., Faculty of Physical Sciences

Loutzenhiser, G.G., Christ Church

van Es, B.B., St Catherine's


BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 24 December, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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GENERAL NOTICES

BATE COLLECTION OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

The Bate Collection of Musical Instruments will be closed from 8 December to 12 January inclusive for gallery refurbishment.

Enquiries about future openings and events should be made by e-mail to: bate.collection@music.ox.ac.uk, or by telephone to Oxford (2)76139.


UNIVERSITY COUNSELLING SERVICE

The University Counselling Service will close after Friday, 17 December, and will reopen on Tuesday, 4 January. The opening hours for 4–7 January will be 9.30 a.m.–1.30 p.m. From noughth week (Monday, 10 January) onwards the usual opening hours will apply: 9.15 a.m.–5.15 p.m.


ELECTORAL BOARD

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

WATTS PROFESSORSHIP OF PSYCHOLOGY


                                        Appointed by

Mr Vice-Chancellor                      ex officio
The President of Wolfson                ex officio
Professor C. Frith                      Council
Professor J.I. Bell                     Council
Professor O.J. Braddick                 Medical Sciences Board
Dr K. Fleming                           Medical Sciences Board
Dr M. Mesulam                           Medical Sciences Board
Dr C.A.R. Boyd                          Medical Sciences Board
Professor V. Bruce                      Medical Sciences Board
Professor P.J. Harrison                 Wolfson College

SLADE LECTURES 2005

The pencil of nature—creating the art of photography

PROFESSOR LARRY SCHAAF, Slade Professor of Fine Art 2004–5, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Hilary Term in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History. The lectures are free and open to the public. The first lecture will be given on 19 January.

The titles of the lectures will be published next term, and will also be available on the Web site of the Department of the History of Art, www.hoa.ox.ac.uk.


MEDICAL SCIENCES

Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology

DR ALFREDO DUBRA, Imperial College, London, will lecture at 1 p.m. on Monday, 13 December, in the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology.

Convener: Dr John Tiffany.

Subject: `Interferometry of the human tear film.'


THEOLOGY

Ian Ramsey Centre

Seminars will be given in Hilary Term at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel College, in weeks 2, 4, and 6.

Conveners: Professor J. Hedley Brooke and Dr Margaret Yee.

Speakers in Hilary Term will include Professor Marc Marenco, Ethics and Social Policy, Pacific University, Forest Grove, USA, and Dr Olivera Petrovich, Wolfson College.


BEGBROKE SCIENCE PARK

Collaborative projects in the arts, humanities, and social sciences

A workshop and discussion of knowledge transfer partnerships, which bring together a company, one or more university academics, and a recent graduate to work together on a high priority project for one to three years, will be held at 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday, 15 December, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. To register, e-mail: rebecca.lingwood@begbroke.ox.ac.uk.


SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE

JOHN EDMONDS will lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 11 December, in the Museum of the History of Science.

Subject: `Saltpetre, its extraction and purification: medieval techniques revisited.'

CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Hardship Fund: Brazilian Studies

Applications are invited from postgraduate students in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Life and Environmental Sciences Divisions of the University whose research is on Brazil and who, because of unexpected difficulties, need financial assistance to complete their postgraduate studies.

Please note that financial assistance is only available to postgraduate students who are already at the University and awards are not normally made to students in their first year of study. Amounts do not normally exceed £2,000 per annum.

There is no application form and candidates should apply in writing to Professor Leslie Bethell, Director, Centre for Brazilian Studies. The letter should include: (i) name, college, degree being studied, and terms of admission; (ii) the faculty/department under which he/she is studying and the subject of the thesis; (iii) details of actual or estimated income and expenditure in the year for which financial assistance is requested; (iv) the amount of the grant requested.

Letters of application must be accompanied by separate and reasoned recommendations from the student's supervisor and from the head, senior tutor, or tutor for graduates from his or her college.

Applications for financial assistance for 2004–5 should be submitted by the end of noughth week in Hilary Term and will be considered by the Committee in week 1 of term.

Applications should be sent to: Julie Smith, Administrator, Centre for Brazilian Studies, 92 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7ND (e-mail: julie.smith@brazil.ox.ac.uk).


PHILIP GEDDES MEMORIAL PRIZES 2005

The Philip Geddes and Clive Taylor prizes are awarded each year for outstanding work in student journalism. The maximum value of both prizes is £1,000.

The Clive Taylor prize is awarded for sports journalism. There is also a St Edmund Hall Prize for which the maximum value is £500. The Philip Geddes prize is open to undergraduate members of the University who, by the end of Trinity Term 2005 will have completed the second year of their degree course; the Clive Taylor prize is open to both graduate and undergraduate students of the University. All candidates are expected to have involved themselves in journalism, including radio, television, or photography, in the University and elsewhere. Any student of St Edmund Hall who has fulfilled the appropriate conditions is free to apply for the Geddes or Taylor prize and the St Edmund Hall prize.

Candidates are asked to submit the following: (a) four copies of examples of a minimum of three and a maximum of six pieces of journalistic work completed whilst at the University, and (b) four copies of an outline of a specific journalistic project upon which the candidate proposes to spend the award. Applicants who do not submit the required number of copies or who submit more than the required pieces of work will be ineligible for the Prize.

Entries should reach Professor Richard Crampton at St Edmund Hall by midday on Wednesday, 9 February. It is hoped that interviews will take place on the morning of Wednesday, 16 February. Candidates should therefore keep that time free; because some interviewers have to come from outside Oxford alternative times cannot be arranged. Envelopes should be clearly marked `Philip Geddes Award' or `Clive Taylor Award'. The prize will be judged by two practising journalists, one fellow of St Edmund Hall and one other senior member of the University.

Candidates should ask their tutor to write separately to Professor Richard Crampton at St Edmund Hall, certifying that the candidate's journalism has not interfered with his or her academic work.

The awards are made on the condition that successful candidates later submit a report or project which demonstrates the use to which the prize-money was put. This report or project may then be added to the candidate's portfolio when applying for jobs in the media.


ROYAL COMMISSION FOR THE EXHIBITION OF 1851

Research Fellowships in Science or Engineering 2005

The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 proposes to award approximately six two-year research fellowships in science or engineering in 2005 to young scientists or engineers of exceptional promise.

The fellowship stipend will be £21,700 for the first year, and £22,800 for the second year. Stipends are reviewed annually. In addition a London Weighting of £2,134 is payable in appropriate cases.

The fellowships are open to candidates in any of the physical or biological sciences, mathematics, applied science, or any branch of engineering. Candidates in mathematics (including applied mathematics) and the pure sciences who wish to transfer into engineering or a branch of applied science are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants in science subjects must normally have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree, or be in the final stages of their doctora studies, which must be successfully completed before the provisional award of a fellowship will be confirmed. Candidates offering engineering do not have to be in possession of a Ph.D. (or equivalent) but must be of at least doctoral standard.

Candidates must be recommended by professors or heads of departments of HEIs in the UK. Applicants must be British, or citizens of the British Commonwealth or of the Republics of Ireland or Pakistan, and they should preferably be less than thirty years of age on 1 March 2005.

Fellowships may be held at any institution at home or abroad approved by the Commissioners, who will have a strong preference for candidates who wish to work at a university or institution other than the one at which they ad completed their studies. A conversion fellowship for mathematicians and pure scientists should preferably be held at an institution other than a university. If candidates wish to remain in the same place a very strong justification for their choice will be expected.

Applications should be sent to the Royal Commission by 25 February 2005. Appointments will be made in June 2002. Any queries on the scheme should be addressed direct to the Commission at the Sherfield Building, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ (telephone: 020-7594 8790, e-mail: RoyalCom1851@imperial.ac.uk).

Further details and application forms may be obtained from Max Todd, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)80299, e-mail: max.todd@admin.ox.ac.uk), or from the Royal Commission's Web site at www.royalcommission1851.org.uk.

Those considering applying for one of these fellowships are reminded that all applications for research funding from external sponsors, at whatever stage, must be endorsed on behalf of the University by Research Services. Further information regarding the procedure for this is available from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/oxonly/grants/processes.shtml.


Industrial Fellowships 2005

The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 proposes to offer about six industrial fellowships in 2005 to graduates working in British industry to encourage profitable innovation and creativity.

The fellowships are tenable for up to three years and provide 50 per cent of the fellow's salary (up to a limit of £20,000 per annum, reviewed annually) and university fees and overseas travel expenses (up to £3,500 per annum). An honorarium of £10,000 will be paid to the fellow's university on completion of the fellowship.

Applicants should: have a good first degree in an appropriate discipline; be employed by a British company; have identified a research and/or development topic, leading to a patent, product or process specification within the timescale of the award; have an established link with appropriate staff at a British university; be British nationals, resident in the UK; normally be within two years from graduation. Older candidates may apply but it is unlikely that those already with substantial postgraduate qualification will be accepted.

Those considering applying are reminded that all applications for research funding from external sponsors, at whatever stage, must be endorsed on behalf of the University by the Research Services Office. Further information regarding the procedure for this is available from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/oxonly/grants/processes.shtml.

Advice on how to apply is available from the Royal Commission's Web site at www.royalcommission1851.org.uk. The closing date for applications is Friday, 28 January 2005.

Enquiries should be addressed to Mr J. Middleton, CB, Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, Sherfield Building, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ (telephone: 020-7594 8790, fax: 020-7594 8794, e-mail: RoyalCom1851@imperial.ac.uk, Web site: http://www.royalcommission1851.org.uk).

CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and of the Social Sciences Board, the following changes in regulations made by the Board of the Faculty of Management will come into effect on 24 December.

Board of the Faculty of Management

(a) M.Sc. in Management Research

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 802, l. 48, after `or an assignment', insert `to be submitted by 12 noon on Monday, 4 April 2005'.


(b) M.Sc. in Industrial Relations/Human Resource Management

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 798, l. 16, after, `or an assignment', insert `to be submitted by 12 noon on Monday, 4 April 2005'.

OBITUARIES

All Souls College and Nuffield College

CHARLES HILLIARD FEINSTEIN, MA, FBA, 27 November 2004; Chichele Professor of Economic History and Fellow of All Souls College 1989--99, Emeritus Fellow 1999; Professorial Fellow of Nuffield College 1987- -89, Honorary Fellow 2003.


Kellogg College

WENDY JANET NORBURY, 9 November 2004; graduate student 1995–7. Aged 52.


Merton College

THOMAS MACLEAN DUNCANSON, September 2004; commoner 1950–3 and 1959. Aged 76.


Trinity College

JOHN BASIL BOWERS, 11 October 2004; commoner 1931. Aged 91.

J. DESMOND BRYARS, 9 November 2003; scholar 1948. Aged 75.

ROY COOKE, 1 August 2004; minor scholar 1948. Aged 74.

STEPHEN DUDLEY COOPER, 25 June 2004; commoner as RAF probationer, 1943. Aged 78.

CHARLES LEONARD FAWCETT, 14 July 2004; commoner 1928. Aged 94.

JOHN EDWARD FULKES, 19 April 2004; commoner 1967. Aged 54.

RICHARD DE CLANAY GRANT-RENNICK, 18 September 2004; commoner 1941. Aged 81.

JAMES NALL RAMSEY GUILFOYLE, 30 September 2004; RAF cadet 1943. Aged 79.

GERVASE THOMAS GURNEY HUNTER, 25 September 2004; commoner 1936. Aged 86.

REID WILLIE KATENGA-KAUNDA, 21 April 2004; commoner 1965. Aged 74.

ANTHONY RONALD LEGARD, 22 August 2004; Millard scholar 1931. Aged 92.

JOHN NIGEL MACBETH, 4 September 2004; commoner 1938. Aged 84.

DONALD FRANCIS MACQUAKER, 15 August 2004; commoner 1951. Aged 72.

MICHAEL JOHN MALONEY, 24 October 2004; scholar 1951. Aged 72

HUGH DAVID SKIRVING MORRISON, 22 October 2004; scholar 1941. Aged 81.

CHARLES NICHOLAS PHIPPS, 6 July 2004; commoner, as RAF probationer, 1943. Aged 78.

MICHAEL GUY POWELL, 19 October 2004; commoner, as a Wyllie Exhibitioner, 1928. Aged 95.

SAM SCRUTON RICHARDSON, 23 June 2004; commoner 1938. Aged 84.

ALISTAIR IAN RICKETTS, 14 August 2004; scholar 1968. Aged 55.

FRANCIS COLLIER ROSE, 12 September 2004; commoner 1947. Aged 75.

GEORGE COLIN ROSS, 5 October 2004; commoner, as naval probationer, 1944. Aged 77.

FRANCIS CHARLES SACKVILLE TUFTON, 1 February 2004; commoner 1932. Aged 90.

WILLIAM ANTHONY O'NEILL WAUGH, 18 June 2004; commoner 1941. Aged 81.

HANS ABRAHAM WOLF, 7 July 2004; commoner, as senior student 1949. Aged 76.

Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club welcomes the wives, husbands and partners of visiting scholars, graduates and members of the University who are new to Oxford. It aims to offer help, advice and information, and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held at 13 Norham Gardens every Wednesday 10.30 a.m.–12 noon except for two weeks at Christmas and Easter. Newcomers with children (0–4 years) meet every Friday in term 10.15 a.m.–12 noon. Other term-time activities include a Book Group, informal Conversation Group and tours to colleges, museums, and other places of interest, also country walks, garden trips and a visit to an antique centre. Second-hand items can be bought on Wednesday mornings 10.30 a.m.–12 noon from the equipment room. Visit our website: www.ox.ac.uk/staff.


Science for Gardeners Lecture Series

The following lecture will be held on Monday at 8 p.m. in the Margaret Thatcher Centre at Somerville College. It is part of a series that aims to introduce gardeners to cutting edge scientific research from the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Oxford. 13 Dec., Dr S. Harris, tba. Tickets £7 (incl. coffee). For bookings please contact The University of Oxford Botanic Garden, 01865 286690 or email postmaster@botanic- garden.ox.ac.uk.


Lecture

MECO Monthly Lecture: Aburraheem Green, an English convert to Islam and currently senior ministry worker at the London Central Mosque and the Islamic Cultural Centre will lecture on and lead a discussion entitled 'Being British and Being Muslim'. Summertown Church Hall, corner Banbury & Portland Roads, North Oxford at 3 p.m., 12 Dec. Free admission. All welcome. Refreshments served. For further information please call 01865 766032 or 01865 424531. Email: info@meco.org.uk.


Christmas gifts at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

From puzzles to puppets, books to jewellery, fossils to candleholders—we have all manner of gifts on sale in the museum shop! Many small items are ideal for Christmas stockings. Choose your own or save money by buying one of our ready-made packs of stocking fillers. Open daily 12–5 p.m; 10% discount with blue Oxford University card.


Donations for Zimbabwe/Namibia: Announcement

Typewriters and books for Zimbabwe (or Namibia) proved impossible to send. I propose to donate them to Oxfam instead. Any queries, donors? Tel.: 01865 556285.


Antiques Bought and Sold

Antiques and decorative objects bought and sold: desks and library furniture always wanted, also garden stonework and large gilt picture frames—any condition. 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.


Periodicals Bought and Sold

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


Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

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


Personal Training Services

One of the highest qualified exercise and nutritional consultants/personal trainers in the UK. 35 years' experience. MSc Biomechanics and Applied Human Movement; BSc (Hons 1st) Sports Nutrition; Adv. Dip in Clinical Stress Management; Adv. Dip in Clinical Sports Therapy. Member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Member of the International Society of Biomechanics. Expert attention for tone, weight loss, injury and rehabilitation and performance, from total novice levels to advanced, regardless of sex, age or physical limitations. Web site: www.alangordon-health.co.uk.


Services Offered

Marshall & Galpin Solicitors, Family Department. We are an established Oxfordshire private client firm with offices in Oxford, Thame and Abingdon. We have seven specialist family lawyers who advise on a wide range of issues: divorce and separation, children, financial agreements on divorce, pre-nuptial agreements, cohabitee disputes, separation agreements and pensions. Our lawyers are members of the Solicitors Family Law Association. Two members of the team are Deputy District Judges and three are trained mediators. We offer a range of competitive rates and a short free initial interview. French, Spanish and Italian spoken. Other services provided by the firm include property adviceconveyancing, wills & probate, personal injury & medical negligence, employment and businesscommercial. For further information visit our web site at: www.marshallgalpin.com or contact Mary Wakem on 01865 792300 (Oxford), Simon Bassett on 01235 555345 (Abingdon), James Stonham 01844 261966 (Thame).

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. Email: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com, also at: 94 London Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431. Email: staff@mbeheadington.co.uk.

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Want to go broadband and don't know how? Computer problem needing personal but understanding help? We can put you on the Internet safely or do that little upgrade to your system. We have lots of experience of the Oxford IT, supporting people as well as their computers. Happy to give advice for free and work on a no fix/no fee basis. Call MCC on 01865 880600 or 07768 732123.

Finders Keepers. Whether you wish to rent or let, our 32 years of experience in the Oxfordshire market should make us your first port of call for all of your accommodation needs. From studio apartments to 6- bedroom family houses or even short term and holiday lets, our up-to-date website contains a full listing of all properties available and can be viewed at www.finders.co.uk. Alternatively, please contact our North Oxford office on 01865 311011.


Situations Vacant

The Institute of Leadership for Law and Society is looking for an organised and self-motivated Administrator/Office Manager to join a small team in establishing a new Institute for Leadership in Law and Society. The post holder will provide assistance to the Director and Executive Director in the strategic establishment, growth and maintenance of the Institute and will oversee the financial, administrative and operational aspects of running the Institute and its programmes. S/he will have first-rate organisational and communication skills with the ability to use good judgment as well as a thorough knowledge of computer and accounting programmes. The appointment is for a 36.5-hour week, with a generous holiday allowance. Salary range: £20,000–£23,000 p.a., depending on experience. Some responsibility for Institute programmes on weekends or evenings may also be required. For further particulars and an application form, contact Dr D. Sandler, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Manor Road Building, Manor Road, Oxford. Email: deborah.sandler@csls.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 28423.


Houses to Let

Architect's Spelsbury bungalow, bought for its beautiful views and quiet end of lane position, converted from 3-bedroom to 1 to create very large living and dining areas; en suite WC, basin and walk-in wardrobe for bedroom; 5 French windows open onto terrace and rolling farmland towards Wychwood forest; kitchen with new cooker, fridge, washing machine; 2nd WC and basin in bathroom off hall; large storage cupboards; warm air c.h.; natural wood and white walls throughout; fully furnished; new large 24ft pyramidal conservatory with surrounding banquette seating—seats 12! Garden, parking, 1½ miles to BR station. £145 p.w. Tel.: 0207 7369744 or 07890289697.

North Oxford . Victorian 5-bedroom house, spacious sunny kitchen/dining room looking out onto south-facing garden, sitting room, g.c.h., off-street parking. Ideal location for University, hospitals, station, and schools. Available from Jan. No smokers/pets. Suit family. Tel.: 01865 790640 or 01865 279519.

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 email us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533. Fax: 764777. Email: info@qbman.co.uk.

Central Eynsham. Well-decorated, furnished or unfurnished house to let. This pretty and unusual stone-built converted coach house is secure and quiet. Large living room/kitchen with fridge, freezer, dishwasher. One double and one single bedroom, bathroom, large office/third bedroom, utility room, shower room, and walk-in wardrobe. Integral garage with plenty of storage space. Additional off-road parking spaces. Patio garden. Own private drive, well away from the street. Eynsham has an excellent bus service to Oxford, shopping facilities and good schools. Available immediately. £795 p.c.m. (incl. council tax). Tel.: 01865 880018. Mobile: 07771 873838. Email: Stephen.lord2@ntlworld.com.

Central Oxford, Rewley Park. Modern 2-bedroom terrace house adjacent to the Saïd Business School and within easy walk of the University and city centre. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac near train station. Small garden with lawn and with patio. Fully-furnished and equipped to a high standard, carpeted throughout. G.c.h. Allocated parking. Available from Jan. for a minimum of 6 months.. £900 p.c.m. Please call Josephine and Ian on 01865 421234 or email josephine.reynell@qeh.ox.ac.uk or macdonaldreynell@ntlworld.com.

Idyllic coach house, ten miles north of Oxford. Available from 1 Feb. Suitable for single person/couple: sitting room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, parking, magnificent views, bus service. £650 p.m. (exclusive). Tel.: 01993 813569 or 07976 438336.

Four-bedroom, spacious family house in sought after village. Six miles to city centre, 4 to John Radcliffe! Ground floor, fitted kitchen, dining room with French doors to patio garden and gate to village green, cloakroom. First floor: sitting room with bay window overlooking green to church, access to bedroom 4/large study, landing to double bedroom with washbasin, bathroom. Second floor: two further double bedrooms, shower room. Main rooms approx. 5m x 4m. £1500 p.m. Contact: anne@thesterns.org.uk.


Flats to Let

Two self-contained 1-bedroom flats overlooking Port Meadow, Wolvercote, Oxford. First immediately available at £600 p.c.m. plus bills. Second available Feb. on second floor of family house at £695 p.c.m. incl. bills (excl. telephone). Convenient for University and Oxford city, with rural surroundings. Parking, cycling and/or bus ride 15 min. to city centre. Suit quiet academic/other professional. References required. Email: wrldco@aol.com.

Light and spacious 2-bedroom furnished flat on the Banbury Road, Central North Oxford. Ideally situated for university, shops and schools. Approximately 3/4 mile from city centre and within easy reach of Summertown. £850 p.c.m. excl. bills. Please contact 01865 553294 or 07876233899 or email jaqueline.dealarcon@psych.ox.ac.uk.

Central North Oxford, near Dragon School. Exclusive block, close to city centre, University and Parks. Ground floor, well furnished, two-bedroom flat with spacious living room opening onto private patio and large communal gardens. Well-fitted large family kitchen. Luxury shower. Private off-street parking. Garage if required. Burglar alarm. Basement storage. £925 p.c.m. Available mid-Feb. Tel.: 01865 515778. Email: brian.mountford@oriel.ox.ac.uk.

Excellent accommodation in St. Clements available now. Flexible period. Architect designed ground floor flat with dedicated parking space. One double and one single bed. Diner/Lounge. Well-equipped kitchen with washer/dryer. Bathroom with shower. £770 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 201717 or 07866672722.


Accommodation Offered

Comfortable rooms in convenient North Oxford. Only £60 p.w. per person or £95 p.w. for two. Tel. 01865 511657. Email: coulsonm@btconnect.com.

OxfordShortlets offers a portfolio of high quality self-catering short let properties as an excellent alternative to hotel/guesthouse and bed and breakfast accommodation in Oxford and the surrounding villages. We have a wide selection of quality homes available for short stay lets from 1 week up to several months. OxfordShortlets provides property rental on a short-term basis for professional individuals, groups or families requiring housing while visiting Oxford for holiday/vacation, business/academic, relocation purposes or temporary accommodation in between homes. For more information, please contact us on tel: 0870 1602325, fax: 0870 1602327, email: admin@oxfordshortlets.co.uk or visit our website at www.oxfordshortlets.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.

A home away from home. Pleasant accommodation provided for visiting academics and guests. Attractive, cheerful and quiet; just over a mile to the city centre. Full breakfast is provided. Close to charming river walks and delightful Iffley. One minute to bus stop. Street parking available. Short or longer-term bookings. £39 per night. Discounts given for full-week bookings. Tel.: 01865 770501. Email: colejustine@yahoo.co.uk. Tel.: 01865 770501.

Academic visitors welcome for short or long stays in friendly home of female academic. The house is located in East Oxford. Walking distance from the centre through the university park. A good sized room with colour TV and microwave, shared kitchen, washing machine, and garden. Ample parking space in front of the house. The owner is usually away during the vacations. Moderate terms. Email: Miriamoxford@yahoo.com. Tel.: 01865 250741. Mobile: 07769 708 224.


Self-catering Apartments

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


Accommodation Sought

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Fully-furnished 2-bedroom flat or house sought for visiting academic couple from 1 Apr. for 2 months. North Oxford or Jericho area preferred but will consider other areas. Looking for short-term lease, or house swap for lovely 3-bedroom house in Melbourne. Contact: sophie.gibson@oxon.blackwellpublishing.com.

Vancouver (Burnaby), B.C. Professor looking for house exchange in Oxford from Aug. 2005–Aug. 2006. Lovely home amongst garden, trees. Ten minutes to shops; 30 min. to Stanley Park, English Bay; 40 min. to Simon Fraser University or University of British Columbia. Five bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen, living room, music room, sunroom, rec. room, gym, 3 balconies, gazebo. Prefer home/car exchange but will consider renting. Contact: Dr Paul Smith. Email: wittsend@shaw.ca.

Non-smoking couple (post-doc and Ph.D. student) seeks furnished accommodation in (or near) Oxford, from Jan. for the period of six months. Please email rep15@mcs.le.ac.uk or erdmann@maths.ox.ac.uk (local contact).


Holiday Lets

Naples, Florida: rent our beautiful 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom house, on the Gulf Coast, in southwest Florida. This spacious home is located on one of the best private golf courses in the area. The house sleeps up to 8 people, has a huge south-facing heated swimming pool, and comes fully furnished and equipped. The house is available all year round from £800 p.w. (minimum 2-week let, discount for longer lets), Tel. Mark on: 07802 754154. E-mail: mark@bayrock.co.uk. Web site: www.golf-in-naples.com.

Deepest SW France. Relax in one of our three privately owned luxuriously renovated farmhouses with large, secluded grounds in a stunning rural area. Generous facilities include en suite accommodation, own heated pool, satellite TV. Suitable for great holidays or sabbatical breaks for 6, 8 or 10. Contact Marion on 01865 554122 or email marion@hidden-sw-france.com. Further details on www.hidden-sw-france.com.

Tuscany. Holiday house and cottage to let. Superb scenic setting near mountains. Florence, Arezzo, Siena, and many more amazing places in easy reach. Ideal for walking, sightseeing, swimming, cycling, museums and galleries, enjoying wonderful Tuscan food and wine. Can accommodate from 2 to 15 people. Air conditioning, large garden with BBQ. Very reasonable prices. Details and photos at http://freespace.virgin.net/gp.ck (no `www'). Email: gp.ck@virgin.net. Tel.: 020 8699 8883.

Italy. Lovely, small, sunny village house (historic centre), 45 min. to Rome by bus/train (frequent service). Suitable for max. 2 n-s people. Fully furnished, linen, duvets etc. provided. You need take nothing. Very quiet, ideal for study. £300 p.m. (plus bills, which amount to very little). Ideally for at least one month or more. Photos provided if interested. Contact Angela Fuller on 01284 704441.

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

Tuscany. Small traditional farmhouse in Chianti, 15 min. from Siena, set in olive groves on hill side overlooking unspoilt valley; beautiful view of Siena's skyline. Sleeps up to 6; simply but decently equipped; car essential. Small pool and idyllic surroundings. http://utenti.lycos.it/fabiopetri for photos and rates. Email: petri@unisi.it.

Brixham, Devon. Newly refurbished, luxuriously furnished 4* fisherman's cottage. Fantastic marina/sea views. Five min. walk down steps to town/beach. Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. All mod. cons.—including full c.h. Private garage, although picturesque walks direct from front door. Still winter vacancies available, including Christmas and New Year. Contact: anne@keyfactors.freeserve.co.uk or see www.intercommunic8.co.uk/jericho.

Christmas shopping in Paris! Available 12–22 Dec., also now in New Year from 7 Jan. Paris apartment available for short or longer stays: delightful 1-bedroom, first-floor flat overlooking the Place du Marche St Catherine (Marais). Period building with large windows and high ceilings; attractively furnished and well- equipped with TV, CD, hairdryer, etc. Linens and cleaning provided. Three nights minimum. £55 per night, £325 p.w. or £950 p.c.m. for members of the University. (Non-member rates: £65 per night, £395 p.w., and £1,050 p.c.m.). Contact Dr J. J. Chamberlain on 07957 588 448 or email: joe.chamberlain@ukgateway.net.

Castle in Tuscany. The Castello di Magona was the residence of Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany. Opposite Elba Island, in the Tuscan Maremma, with its 11 double rooms, it is the ideal place for family and friends reunions, small exclusive meetings, deluxe weddings, degree celebrations. Attractive amenities. Amongst the facilities are a swimming pool and a jacuzzi. www.castellodimagona.it. Email: relais@castellodimagona.it.


For Sale

Victorian Pembroke Table (£240), Italian Osmia glass coffee/drinks table with pivoting and sliding table-top (£400). One case of Richebourg 1999—the best Burgundy vintage since 1969 (£6,000). Contact ewen.green@magd.ox.ac.uk or tel. 01865 310899.

TWO PROFESSORSHIPS OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

The University wishes to appoint two professors in educational studies, tenable from 1 October 2005.

The professors will be outstanding scholars of international distinction, able to play leading roles in stimulating and developing teaching and research in the Department of Educational Studies. Candidates with expertise in any area of education are encouraged to apply, but the University would particularly welcome applications from those with expertise in e-Learning and/or strengths in quantitative research methods. A non-stipendiary fellowship is attached to each professorship, at St Cross College and at Harris Manchester College respectively.

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Keepership of the Department of Eastern Art

The Department of Eastern Art in the Ashmolean Museum is responsible for internationally renowned collections from the Islamic world, central Asia, India and the Himalayas, Sri Lanka, south-east Asia, China, Korea, and Japan. The Museum wishes to appoint a Keeper of Eastern Art following the retirement of Professor James Allan from the post.

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

The post is on the Museum Keepers' scale (salary (£44,703–£48,576 per annum). The Keeper will hold a non-stipendiary fellowship at St Cross College.

Further particulars and details of how to apply may be obtained from the Personnel Officer, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford OX1 2PH (telephone: Oxford (2)78008, 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 applications is Friday, 17 December.

SCHOOL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY AREA STUDIES AND THE DEPARTMENT OF POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

University Lecturership in African Politics

In association with St Cross College

The School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies and the Department of Politics and International Relations propose to appoint a University Lecturer in African Politics. The lecturership is tenable from 1 September 2005, or an agreed date thereafter. In addition to the stipend there are also opportunities for earnings from consultancy without loss of salary. The post-holder will be eligible to apply for sabbatical leave; generally one term of sabbatical leave is available for each six terms of qualifying service.

Applicants should have a doctorate or equivalent. They should also have a record of research achievement at an international level in the study of African Politics and the capacity to publish in top-rated journals and with top- rated presses in Politics and African Studies. While candidates with expertise in any area of Africa will be considered, preference may be given to those with particular knowledge of East Africa. The successful candidate will have the ability and experience necessary to teach both undergraduate and graduate students, to carry out student assessment, and to contribute to the design and delivery of degree programmes, as well as to supervise both masters' and doctoral students. More details can be found in the further particulars.

The combined university and college salary will be on the scale £23,643--£45,707 per annum.

Candidates will be considered on the basis of the selection criteria outlined in the further particulars which can be obtained by e-mail: enquiries@area-studies.oxford.ac.uk, by visiting http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/, or by telephoning Oxford (2)84991.

Candidates are asked to submit written or e-mail applications in the form of a letter which addresses the selection criteria accompanied by a full curriculum vitae, and to ask three referees to write or e-mail in support of their application to the Administrator, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, 12 Bevington Road, Oxford OX2 6LH, no later than 12 noon on Friday, 28 January.

FACULTY OF MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

University Lecturership in Medieval Spanish Literature

In association with St Anne's College

Applications are invited for the above post, tenable from 1 October 2005. The successful candidate will be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at St Anne's College, in which case the combined university and college salary will be on a scale up to £45,707 per annum; full details of the university salary and college allowances are available in the further particulars. Candidates should have an outstanding research and publications record or potential.

Further particulars, containing details of how to apply, and of the duties and full range of salary attaching to both the university and the college posts, may be obtained from Ms L. Barham, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF (telephone: Oxford (2)80740, e-mail: louise.barham@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk). The closing date is 14 January.

UNIVERSITY LECTURERSHIP IN ZOOLOGY (EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY)

In association with New College

Applications are invited for the above post, tenable from 1 April 2005 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at New College. The combined college and university salary will be according to age on a scale up to £45,707 per annum (as at 1 August 2004).

The University and the college are seeking candidates with a proven record of scholarship and research in evolutionary biology and a track record of attracting research funding. The appointee will be required to engage in research which will contribute to the department's research reputation; to teach, supervise and examine undergraduate and graduate students; and to contribute to administration in college and department.

Further particulars are available from http://www.zoo.ox.ac.uk or from Professor P. Harvey, FRS, Department of Zoology, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3BS (e-mail: paul.harvey@zoo.ox.ac.uk). Applications (electronic copies are not acceptable) including a curriculum vitae, a list of principal publications, and the names and contact details of three referees (eight copies except from candidates overseas who need send only one), should be sent for receipt not later than 4 January. There is no application form, and separate application is not required for the college post.

APPOINTMENT OF DIVISIONAL ACCOUNTANT

The University wishes to appoint a Divisional Accountant, to cover a period of maternity leave of up to fifteen months.

The Divisional Accountant will provide guidance on a range of planning issues and financial information to departments, divisions, and the central University, and will play a key role in business planning, budgeting, forecasting, reporting, and project appraisals.

The successful applicant will be a qualified accountant, or actively studying for finals, with at least three years' financial management experience within large organisations, ideally within a devolved budgetary environment; will be able to demonstrate the successful development of new approaches in relation to financial planning and control; will have proven experience in building up good working relationships; will be able to initiate his or her own work while operating under minimal supervision; and will possess first-class oral and written communication skills.

The post is on the academic-related administrative grade 3 scale (salary £30,363--£35,883 per annum).

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, are available at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/, or from Miss Melanie Holdak (telephone: Oxford (2)70120, e-mail: posts@admin.ox.ac.uk). Applications in writing, together with a detailed curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of two referees, and a day-time telephone number, should be sent to Mrs J.A. Pengelly, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, by the closing date of 24 December (noon). Interviews will be held in the week commencing 10 January.

NUFFIELD DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY

Appointment of Clinical Research Nurse for Research on Patient Safety in Surgery

The Nuffield Department of Surgery in the John Radcliffe Hospital seeks an enthusiastic and conscientious registered general nurse to perform studies on communication in the operating theatre and quality improvement processes in surgical ward care. Someone interested in developing research skills as an important aspect of their nursing career would be preferred. The work is expected to lead to publications in peer reviewed journals, and is likely to be suitable for presentation in fulfilment of the research requirements of a postgraduate degree or diploma in nursing or related subjects. The post-holder would be based in the Nuffield Department of Surgery at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

The successful candidate must be computer literate, able to work independently and to demonstrate initiative, and possess excellent communication skills. It is also essential that the candidate has a minimum of two years' clinical experience as well as experience in general surgical ward nursing or theatre nursing.

Funding is available from January 2005 for a full-time position for six months, but candidates who wish to work part-time for up to a year would be considered. A one- or two-month deferment in starting the post may also be possible for a suitable candidate. Extension of the post beyond the stated term is dependent on acquisition of further funding and cannot be guaranteed. Salary: £20,273--£25,290 per annum.

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Mr Peter McCulloch (telephone: Oxford 221297, e-mail: peter.mcculloch@nds.ox.ac.uk). Further particulars are available from Miss Rhian Thomas (telephone: Oxford 220532, e-mail: rhian.thomas@nds.ox.ac.uk).

Applications should be made in the form of a covering letter and detailed curriculum vitae, including the names, addresses, and contact details of two referees. The department will assume that it can approach referees at any stage unless the application stipulates otherwise.

Applications, quoting reference NDSA/175/04, should reach the Research Administrator, Nuffield Department of Surgery, Level 6, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, by no later than Friday, 31 December. The department does not accept applications via e-mail.

BRASENOSE COLLEGE

Appointment of Director of Development and Alumni Relations

Brasenose College is seeking to appoint a Director of Development and Alumni Relations to head its first permanent Development Office. Brasenose celebrates its 500th anniversary in 2009, and in advance of that is preparing for a major development campaign. The Development Office will be responsible for helping the college achieve the resources to meet the Campaign's goals.

The Director of Development and Alumni Relations will be an experienced fund-raising professional, able to work at a strategic level but also comfortable with actually asking for gifts, and happy `doing' as well as `managing'. Brasenose is being advised in its development activity by Iain More Associates, and fund-raising has the full backing of the Principal and fellows. The Director of Development and Alumni Relations will become a fellow of the college and attend meetings of governing body. The remuneration package for the post will be up to the region of £52,000--£55,000 per annum.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Principal's Secretary, Brasenose College, Oxford OX1 4AJ (telephone: Oxford (2)77821, e-mail: pat.spight@bnc.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 7 January.

Brasenose College is an equal opportunities employer.

CHRIST CHURCH

Fowler Hamilton Visiting Research Fellowships 2006--7

Christ Church proposes to elect Fowler Hamilton Visiting Fellows, in the Humanities and Social Sciences, from overseas for up to eleven months in the period September 2006 to August 2007. The fellowships are intended to enable distinguished senior scholars to pursue their own study and research as members of the college community.

The fellows will be expected to reside in Oxford during the period of tenure. They will be entitled to free family accommodation, use of a study room in college and free lunches and dinners. Return economy fares from the country of origin will be paid for each fellow and his/her family. Limited stipends may also be offered depending on individual circumstances.

Further details may be obtained from the Dean's Secretary, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP (telephone: Oxford (2)76161, fax: (2)76238, e-mail: jan.bolongaro@chch.ox.ac.uk), and applications must be received by 11 February 2005 at the latest. The further particulars can also be seen on the college Web site, http://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/jobs/jobs.htm.

Christ Church is an equal opportunities employer.

LINACRE COLLEGE

Mary Blaschko Graduate Scholarships

Linacre College proposes to elect to two Graduate Scholarships, of a value of £2,000 per annum, tenable for one year from 1 October 2005, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The scholarships are open to suitably qualified students reading or intending to read for a research degree in the arts and humanities. At the time of taking up the scholarships, scholars must have been admitted as postgraduate students by a relevant faculty of the University, and must be, or become, members of Linacre College.

Applications forms may be obtained from the College Secretary, Linacre College, Oxford OX1 3JA or at http://www.linacre.ox.ac.uk/college /scholarships/. Closing date for applications: 31 January.


MERTON COLLEGE

Fitzjames Research Fellowship in Inorganic Chemistry

Merton College proposes to elect to a four-year Fitzjames Research Fellowship in Inorganic Chemistry to commence in October 2005. This is a new type of career development post which will provide a promising academic with opportunities to devote a substantial proportion of time to research and to develop skills in teaching and the academic administration of Chemistry and of the wider college. It is expected that the post-holder's research will be conducted within the University's Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (or Inorganic space in the new Chemistry Research Laboratory). The teaching commitment will be up to six hours per week in full term.

The stipend will be £22,023 per annum, and the fellow will be entitled to meals and accommodation in college (or a housing allowance) and other benefits.

Full details of the post, its conditions, and the application process are set out in the further particulars which can be downloaded from http://www.merton.ox.ac.uk/Vacancies/ or, in case of difficulty, may be obtained from the Sub-Warden's Secretary, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD (e-mail: lesley.walsh@admin.merton.ox.ac.uk ). The closing date for applications is 28 January.

Merton College is an equal opportunities employer.


ORIEL COLLEGE

Herbert and Ilse Frankel Memorial Studentship in Economics or Political Economy

Following a generous endowment in memory of Herbert and Ilse Frankel, Oriel College offers a Graduate Studentship in Economics or Political Economy, tenable from 1 October 2005. The award provides £5,000 per annum for two years, subject to satisfactory academic progress.

Under the terms of the benefaction supporting this studentship preference will be given to candidates currently in their first or second year of graduate study who are embarking on, or are already pursuing doctoral research on, the role and functions of markets or incentives in developing or transitional economies, in particular (though not restricted to) South Africa or Israel. Such interests may include theoretical or empirical economic analysis, historical, demographic or public policy aspects.

Further particulars are available from the Graduate Secretary, Oriel College, Oxford OX1 4EW (telephone: Oxford (2)76520---please leave a message, or e-mail: susan.ison@oriel.ox.ac.uk).

Applicants should submit five copies of a curriculum vitae, a research proposal, and a covering letter to the Graduate Secretary by 31 January 2005. Applicants should also ask two referees to write to the Graduate Secretary by the closing date. It is expected that interviews will take place during February 2005.


ST EDMUND HALL

Stipendiary Lecturership in Mathematics

St Edmund Hall proposes to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in Pure Mathematics, from 1 October 2005. The lecturership will be for two years.

The lecturer will be responsible for teaching much, if not all, of the core pure mathematics syllabus to first- and second-year students studying mathematics and associated joint schools, for example mathematics and computer science. The successful candidate will also be responsible for the overall running of mathematics in the college. Amongst other things this will entail arranging any tuition for first- and second-year students other than that given by the lecturer, having oversight of the work of the third- and fourth-year undergraduates, running the admissions exercise for mathematics in the college, and attending open days.

The pensionable stipend will be related to the senior tutors' scale for stipendiary lecturers and the average number of hours taught for the college during an academic year. The number of hours is open to negotiation but is expected to fall into the range of between four and eight per week. The post will also have other benefits.

Further particulars may be obtained by contacting Andrew Garlick in the College Office at St Edmund Hall (e-mail: andrew.garlick@st-edmund-hall.o xford.ac.uk). Informal enquiries may be made to the Senior Tutor, Professor S.J. Ferguson (e-mail: stuart.ferguson@bioch.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)75240).

Candidates should send a letter of application along with a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two academic referees to the Senior Tutor, St Edmund Hall, Oxford OX1 4AR. This information should be sent as hard copy.

The closing date for applications is Monday, 20 December. Interviews are planned for the first week in January.


ST HILDA'S COLLEGE

Appointment of Personal Assistant to the Principal

Applications are invited for the post of Personal Assistant to the Principal of St Hilda's College, Lady English, from mid-March 2005. This is a responsible position, which requires discretion and excellent interpersonal skills.

Applicants must have well-developed organisational and secretarial ability, and be able to work on their own initiative. Good A levels or their equivalent are essential, and a degree or other higher education qualification is preferable. An excellent command of English and proficiency in IT are also required.

The salary will be within the university clerical and library grade 5 scale, currently £18,537-- £22,113 per annum (with a discretionary range to £25,699), according to qualifications and experience. This is a permanent, full-time post, and is pensionable; it entails a thirty-five hour working week, with thirty-eight days' holiday per year including public holidays. The college is an equal opportunities employer, and welcomes applications from minority groups. The post is open to both men and women.

Further particulars and an application cover sheet should be obtained from the college's 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, 28 January. Interviews will probably be held in the week of 7 February.


WADHAM COLLEGE

Tutorial Fellowship in Law

Wadham College intends to make an election to a Tutorial Fellowship in Law tenable from 1 October 2005.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach subjects offered in the Final Honour School of Jurisprudence and participate in the University's graduate programmes.

The fellowship will be held in conjunction with a University Lecturership (Titular CUF) in the Faculty of Law in the University. The combined college and university salary will be according to age on a scale up to £45,707 at age forty-five. Additional college allowances will be available.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Registrar, Wadham College, Oxford OX1 3PN (telephone: Oxford (2)77946, e-mail: registrar@wadh.ox.ac.uk), or from the college Web, http://www.wadham.ox.ac.uk/staff/vaca ncies.

Applications must reach the Registrar no later than 31 December. Candidates should submit a full curriculum vitae (eight copies, or one only from candidates overseas) with details of teaching experience, research interests, and publications, and also the names of three referees, whom they should ask to write to the Registrar by the same date. Candidates are also asked to complete an equal opportunities form for return to the Personnel Manager, Wadham College (available from the Registrar and at http://www.wadham.ox.ac .uk/staff/vacancies/equalopp.pdf). These forms are used for monitoring purposes and will not be seen by any members of the selection committee. Interviews are expected to be held on 28 January.

Wadham College exists to promote excellence in education and research. It is an equal opportunities employer.


GONVILLE AND CAIUS COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Appointment of Dean or Chaplain

Applications are sought for the post of either Dean or Chaplain at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, with effect from 1 October 2005. The appointment is open to men and women in priest's orders in the Church of England or a church in communion with it.

If a Dean is appointed, the person will be a scholar of high standing preferably with the degree of Ph.D. (or equivalent), and will be elected into a fellowship. He or she will be responsible for running chapel services during university full term and will exercise a pastoral role in the college as a whole. The office is by college statute an annual appointment, and the college would expect to renew the person annually, subject to review, in the long term. The remuneration will be at the level of a college teaching officer.

If a Chaplain is appointed, the person will be responsible for running chapel services during university full term and will exercise a pastoral role in the college as a whole, but there is no expectation that that he or she would engage in academic research. The post is for three years, with the possible renewal for a further two years only, and carries full membership of the senior combination room. The remuneration will be that of an Assistant Curate as recommended by the Central Stipends Authority of the Church of England.

The closing date for applications is 15 January. Further particulars are available from the Master's Secretary, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge CB2 ITA (e-mail: masters.secretary@cai.cam.ac.uk).

Saturday 11 December

JOHN EDMONDS: `Saltpetre, its extraction and purification: medieval techniques revisited' (Society for the History of Medieval Technology and Science lecture), Museum of the History of Science, 2.30 p.m.


Tuesday 14 December

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Managing people' (day 1), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).


Wednesday 15 December

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Managing people' (day 2), 9.30 a.m., and `Job search and interview skills for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

WORKSHOP AND DISCUSSION: `Collaborative projects in the arts, humanities, and social sciences', Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum, 10.30 a.m. (to register, e-mail: rebecca.lingwood@begbroke.ox.ac.uk).


Thursday 16 December

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


Friday 24 December

BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 4 January).

SACKLER LIBRARY closed (reopens 4 January).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION: Main Library and Modern Languages Faculty Library closed (reopen 4 January).


Wednesday 5 January

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


Tuesday 11 January

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


Wednesday 12 January

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


Tuesday 18 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Introductory Certificate in First-line Management', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).


Wednesday 19 January

PROFESSOR LARRY SCHAAF: first lecture in series of Slade Lectures (overall title: `The pencil of nature—creating the art of of photography'), Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m. (open to the public).


Friday 21 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Induction seminar for new contract researchers', 12.30 p.m. (see information above).


Tuesday 25 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Introductory Certificate in First-line Management', 9.30 a.m.; `Small Group Teaching' (for humanities and social sciences—first meeting), 12.15 p.m.; and `Induction seminar for new contract researchers', 3.30 p.m. (see information above).