Oxford University Gazette: 9 October 2003

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 134, No. 4671: 9 October 2003

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:

  • Special Lecture List, Michaelmas Term


Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 24 October.

Committee to Review the Salaries of Senior University Officers

In Council Regulations 15 of 2002 (made by Council on 26 June 2002, amended 11 July 2002, 25 July 2002, and 31 October 2002; Gazette, Vol. 132, pp. 1402, 1461, 1545; Vol. 133, p. 352), delete regulations 3.67, 3.68, 3.69, and 3.70 and substitute:

`3.67. The Committee to Review the Salaries of Senior University Officers shall consist of:

(1) the High Steward who shall chair the committee

(2) the Chair of the Audit Committee

(3) the Senior Proctor

(4), (5) two external members of Council, appointed by Council

(6) the head of another University or equivalent institution of higher education appointed by Council

(7), (8) two other persons appointed by Council on the occasion of each review, at least one of whom should be appointed from among the members of Council and neither of whom should be either a functional Pro-Vice-Chancellor or a Head of Division.

3.68. Appointed members of the committee shall cease to serve if they cease to hold the office by virtue of which they were eligible for appointment to the committee, and no person in categories (4), (5), or (6) shall serve on the committee for more than six years in total.

3.69. (1) The committee shall in the calendar year 2004 and every two years thereafter review, and then make recommendations to Council on, the salaries to be paid to the Vice-Chancellor, the Registrar, and such other senior officers of the University as Council may from time to time determine.

(2) The committee shall also carry out such reviews at any other time if requested by Council to do so.

3.70. In carrying out such reviews the committee shall consider whether there have been any significant changes in the duties of, or any significant developments associated with, the offices concerned since the salaries of the holders of the offices were last determined; and solicit the views of the office holders concerned and, where appropriate, of the officers to whom they are responsible. Office holders shall be given explanation of the decisions taken if they request it.

[This change revises the procedure for reviewing the salaries of senior University officers to make it more representative of Council while ensuring that no member of the committee has a vested interest in its recommendations; increases the frequency of review from every two to every three years; and brings the committee's procedures in line with those of other University bodies concerned with salary review.]


1 Oration by the Vice-Chancellor

Mr Vice-Chancellor addressed the House.

¶ The text of the Oration will be published shortly as a Supplement to the Gazette.

2 Admission of Pro-Vice-Chancellors

The following persons were nominated by the Vice-Chancellor to be his deputies for the year 2003–4 and were admitted to office:

W.D. MACMILLAN, MA (B.SC., PH.D. Bristol), Fellow of Hertford College (Academic)

PROFESSOR P.A. SLACK, MA, D.PHIL., Principal of Linacre College (Academic Services and University Collections)

PROFESSOR S.D. IVERSEN, MA, D.PHIL., D.SC. (MA, PH.D., SC.D. Cambridge), Fellow of Magdalen College (Planning and Resource Allocation)

SIR PETER NORTH, CBE, QC, DCL, Principal of Jesus College

PROFESSOR A.M. CAMERON, CBE, MA (PH.D. London), Warden of Keble College

SIR ALAN BUDD, MA, D.PHIL. (B.SC. London; PH.D. Cambridge), Provost of Queen's College

DAME RUTH DEECH, DBE, MA (MA Brandeis), Principal of St Anne's College

R.W. AINSWORTH, MA, D.PHIL., Master of St Catherine's College

DAME FIONA CALDICOTT, DBE, BM, B.CH., MA, Principal of Somerville College

R.G. SMETHURST, MA, Provost of Worcester College

3 Admission of Clerks of the Market

W. HAYES, MA, D.PHIL. (M.SC., PH.D. Dublin), Honorary Fellow of St John's College, nominated by the Chancellor, and M.H. KEEN, MA, D.PHIL., FBA, FSA, F.R.HIST.S., Emeritus Fellow of Balliol College, nominated by the Vice-Chancellor, were admitted to office as Clerks of the Market for the year 2003–4.


Register of Congregation

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

Bayley, J.H.P., MA, Hertford

Bowdler, C.C., BA, Nuffield

Bowsher, C.G., MA, Nuffield

de Bakker, M.P., M.St., Wadham

Edgington, D.M.D., B.Phil., MA, Magdalen

Forrest, I.J., D.Phil., All Souls

Foster, B., D.Phil., Balliol

Gabrys, B.J., M.Sc., Kellogg College

Harrison, E.K., Nuffield

Humphries, S.N., MA, M.St., D.Phil., Trinity

Lewis, C.A., D.Phil., Christ Church

McMillan, A., Nuffield

Moreno, A.E., Magdalen

Morris, D.J., MA, D.Phil., Oriel

Munro, V.E., St Hilda's

Norman, T.W., BA, All Souls

Nunziata, L., M.Phil., Nuffield

Redwood, J.A., MA, D.Phil., All Souls

Reed-Tsocha, K., M.Litt., D.Phil., Trinity

Rittberger, B., D.Phil., Nuffield

Silverman, B.W., MA, D.Phil., D.Sc., St Peter's

Vogenauer, S., M.Jur., Brasenose

Wood, J.G., University Surveyor's Office


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

  • CONGREGATION 14 October (Cancelled)
    • *1 Declaration of approval of Statutes
    • *2 Declaration of approval of Resolution authorising expenditure from the Higher Studies Fund
  • CONGREGATION 21 October 2 p.m.
    • Approval of nomination of `external' members of the Council of the University
  • * Note on procedures in Congregation
  • * List of forthcoming Degree Days
  • * List of forthcoming Matriculation Ceremonies

CONGREGATION 21 October 2 p.m.

Approval of nomination of `external' members of the Council of the University

The nomination by Council, under the provisions of section 4 (7)–(10) of Statute VI (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, as amended by the statute approved by Congregation on 15 October 2002 and subsequently by Her Majesty in Council, Gazette, pp. 183, 250, 1335), of DAME PAULINE NEVILLE-JONES and MR BERNARD TAYLOR as members of Council for three and four years respectively from Michaelmas Term 2003 will be submitted for approval.

Notes on the nominated `external' members of Council

Dame Pauline Neville-Jones, DCMG, read modern history at LMH and was a Harkness Fellow of the Commonwealth Fund in the United States (1961-3). She served in the British Diplomatic Service in, among other places, Singapore, Washington DC, the European Commission in Brussels and Bonn. She was a foreign affairs adviser to John Major, chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee in Whitehall (1991-4) and, as Political Director in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, led the British delegation to the Dayton peace conference on Bosnia in 1995. Between 1995 and 2000 she worked in the City of London as a Managing Director in NatWest Markets and as Vice Chairman of Hawkpoint Partners, a Corporate Advisory house. She is now Chairman of QinetiQ Group plc and of the Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC), and the International Governor of the BBC. She is a Doctor of the Open and London Universities.

Bernard J. Taylor read chemistry at St John's (1975). He began his career at Smiths Industries, before moving to banking at Baring Brothers and Co Ltd and then at Robert Fleming and Co Ltd, where he was Deputy Chairman and Cheif Executive. He is currently Vice-Chairman (Investment Banking) at J.P.Morgan plc. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Chairman of Isis Innovation Ltd, and a non-executive director of Oxford Instruments and of TI Automotive Ltd.



The Humanities Board is undertaking a review of the governance of the division. The review committee will be chaired by Sir Brian Smith, and its terms of reference are:

1. To review the operation and structure of the Humanities Division, its decision-making procedures, and its capacity to institute new policies efficiently, with reference to financial as well as academic matters (including research, teaching, and other academic concerns).

2. To review the functions and powers of the divisional board, faculty boards, faculties, and other bodies under the divisional board.

3. To consider the relationship between the division and the colleges.

4. To recommend such changes as they may think fit, including changes to the existing structures within the division.

The membership of the committee is as follows:

Sir Brian Smith

Professor Roger Ainsworth

Professor Rees Davies

Professor Elizabeth Fallaize

Professor Hugh Mellor

Professor Graham Richards

Professor David Womersley

The review committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference. These should be sent to the secretary of the review committee, Dr Peter Gambles, Humanities Divisional Office, 34 St Giles' (e-mail: peter.gambles@admin.ox.ac.uk), by Monday, 27 October.




It is regretted that there is an error in Table IV, `Students in Residence, 2002–3: Division by College', published in the Student Numbers Supplement (Supplement (1) to No. 4667, 30 July).

The figures in the table should be amended to include within the figure for Kellogg College those students following part-time courses. This gives a total of 194 students at Kellogg, of which 178 are part-time. Sixty-three students are Postgraduate Arts, 131 Postgraduate Science. The total number of part-time students in other colleges is therefore 140.


Course registration procedures 2003--4

Full details of all courses are available on the Web site at www.lang.ox.ac.uk or by calling at the Language Centre in person. Please study them carefully before registering.

English for Academic Studies (EFL)

Classes start in Week 1 (week beginning 13 October). Registration will take place in Week 0 during normal office hours, 9.30 a.m--4.30 p.m.

OPAL (The Oxford Programme In Languages)

Classes start in Week 2 (week beginning 20 October). Application may be made at any time during opening hours in Week 0 or Week 1, preferably by the end of Wednesday, 15 October.

Languages for study and research 2003--4

Classes start in Week 2 (week beginning 20 October). Those who are eligible for priority, primarily those needing a language course for reasons of study or research, should obtain a priority registration form, which must be returned to the Language Centre in person by 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 15 October. Non-priority places will be allocated on a random selection basis at the end of Week 1, following the initial registration period of Monday, 13 October to Wednesday, 15 October. Registration forms may be handed in at the Language Centre (in person only; no posted, faxed or e-mailed registration forms will be accepted) at any time between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on these three days and must be checked by a member of the Language Centre staff before acceptance. Registrations received after 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 15 October, will automatically be allocated to the waiting list for a course if no places are available.

The Language Centre Library and Independent Study Area

The Library's collection of audio/video cassettes, books and computer programs covers over 130 languages. The Self-Study Area has rooms equipped with listening and viewing facilities for individual work and computer based learning resources. New users should aim to arrive shortly before 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. to register and attend an orientation session.

The Language Centre is open from 9.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m., Monday–Friday, during noughth week, and from 9.30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (6.30 p.m. on Friday) in full term, as well as from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday in full term.

Further details of all courses and activities may be obtained from the Information Officer, Angela Pinkney, at the Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT (telephone: (2)83360, e-mail: admin@lang.ox.ac.uk, Web pages at: www.lang.ox.ac.uk).


Temporary Closure of Duke Humfrey's Library, December 2003

The Library regrets that it is necessary to close Duke Humfrey's Library to readers from 8 December 2003 until 5 January 2004.

It is necessary to remove asbestos from cupboards and other areas in the room, additional security measures need to be installed, and the cork floor tiles need to be sanded and resealed. When the August Bank Holiday Closed Week was abandoned a few years ago, the Library announced that reading rooms would have to be closed on a phased basis to enable maintenance work to be carried out.

Readers are asked to avoid ordering any early printed books, and medieval and early modern manuscripts during the period of closure. There will be limited fetching from the Selden End open shelves except for those periods when physical access to the shelves is not possible. In cases of difficulty or to request more information, contact the Superintendent of Duke Humfrey's Library, William Hodges (telephone: Oxford (2)77150, e-mail: duke.humfrey@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Other Central Bodleian reading rooms including the Modern Papers Room will remain open until the Christmas closed period, which will start at 5 p.m. on 23 December, and will reopen on Monday, 5 January.

The Library much regrets the inconvenience this closure for essential maintenance work will cause.



The library at the Maison Française d'Oxford is a study and information centre for students of French and for all those interested in French culture and society.

It has a wide range of books (43,000 volumes) in history, literature, social sciences, arts, and other fields, as well as back issues of periodicals (including Le Monde and Libération), and a selection of videos and DVDs.

All members of the University are welcome to join the library and take advantage of its resources.

Opening hours: Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Subscription free except for videos: £20 for the academic year (September–July).

Maison Française d'Oxford, Norham Road, Oxford OX2 6SE (telephone: Oxford (2)74224; e-mail: maison@herald.ac.uk; Internet: www.mfo.ac.uk).


Non-intensive Chinese classes (Mandarin) at beginner and intermediate levels for members of the University are held during full term at the following times in the Institute for Chinese Studies, Walton Street (room 206). The course books used are Practical Chinese Reader vols. I and II respectively, copies of which can be purchased from Blackwell's. Registration will take place in first week of Michaelmas Term, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Beginners' level: Monday, 5–6 p.m. Tutor: Song Yang.

Intermediate level: Wednesday, 5–6 p.m. Tutor: Fang Jing.


13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN

Telephone: Oxford (2)73200


Opening hours: Monday--Friday, 8.30 a.m.–8.30 p.m.

Academic Computing Development Team

The Academic Computing Development Team (ACDT) works collaboratively with individuals or groups of academics to develop technology-based teaching and/or research resources. The ACDT holds a twice yearly proposal process to choose the projects it will take on for development (the next call is in November). See the Web site for information on previous projects, and how to apply once the call is announced: http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/acdt/.


OUCS offers an extensive programme of practical IT courses, covering introductory and specialised uses of computers, common operating systems, and popular application software. Full details of the OUCS IT Learning and Training programme can be found at www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/courses/ where it is also possible to book online. A printed copy of all the training courses can be obtained by e-mailing courses@oucs.ox.ac.uk. Details and bookings are available online at www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/courses/.

Digital Projects in Oxford

Digital Projects in Oxford is a series of informal lunchtime talks which present information about electronic projects at the University of Oxford. The series is organized by the Learning Technologies Group. Lecture Room 1, OUCS, 13 Banbury Road, Wednesdays, 12.45–1.45 p.m. between weeks 1 and 8 . Further details can be found at: http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ltg/events/.

European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)

The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) establishes standards for everyone who uses a computer in either a professional or personal capacity. It is a qualification that verifies a person's competence, declares their computer skills and makes them readily mobile within business and across the European Union. Drop-in training sessions run during Michaelmas Term on Tuesdays from 7 October to 2 December between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Personal assistance is available during this time for any queries with the ECDL. No booking is required. For further information about the ECDL at OUCS contact Ian Miller at OUCS on (2)83435, or e-mail ecdl@oucs.ox.ac.uk.

ECDL Advanced

Four individual modules are now available covering Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Databases and presentations. These modules explore the richness and complexities of the various packages and examines their use within complex documents. OUCS runs regular training days or candidates can attend the relevant OUCS courses prior to taking the tests. Specific training days are taking place during Michaelmas on 29 October for Spreadsheets and Word Processing, and on 16 December for Databases and Presentations. Contact Ian Miller at OUCS on (2)83435, or e-mail ecdl@oucs.ox.ac.uk for more details.

Help Centre

The Computing Services Help Centre is open between 8.30 a.m. and 8.30 p.m. It provides a variety of specialist equipment (scanners, zip drives) as well as access to terminals for e- mails, Web browsing, and use of specialist or standard software. Advisers are on hand between 8.30 a.m. and 8.30 p.m. Monday–Friday to answer queries, and hardware support can be sought through a booking system. See www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/help/ (e-mail: help@oucs.ox.ac.uk, or telephone: (2)73200).

HFS: Hierarchical File Server

The HFS is a centrally funded service providing backup and archive services to senior members, postgraduates and staff. To protect your data on the HFS, you can register on-line, then install and configure the software on your computer. See www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/hfs/.

IT Support Staff seminars

A series of seminars organised by the ITS3 section at OUCS, the themes are predominantly aimed at IT Support Staff but all are welcome to attend. Thursdays, Lecture Room 2, weeks 1--8. See http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/its3/ for details.

NSMS: The Network Systems Management Services

NSMS provides a variety of chargeable IT support services to the University and its associated institutions. It can manage file servers, workstations, anti-virus software installations, holiday cover for support staff, Web services, and Web-based conference registration. See www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/nsms/.

Personal Computer Maintenance Service

We offer a very competitively priced maintenance service for PC and Macintosh personal computers, as well as their printers and other peripherals. It is available to University Institutions, Colleges and to University members on a personal basis for their privately owned equipment, including a discount for students. Full details can be found at www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/maintenance/.

Printing facilities

OUCS operates a colour printing service from a wide range of PC and MAC applications onto laserprinters or a large format inkjet printer, from A4 to A0 paper sizes. The poster printing service is the most popular, with choices of heavy-coated or glossy paper for the largest print. Prices start at only £21 for an A0 poster. To find out more see www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/printing/.


Oxford University Computer Emergency Response Team (OxCERT) responds to break-ins, system compromises, and network abuse 9 a.m.--5 p.m., Monday--Friday, and at other times on a `best efforts' basis. E-mail: oxcert@ox.ac.uk; voice-mail: Oxford (2)82222; www.ox.ac.uk/it/compsecurity/oxcert/.

(Note: OxCERT does not handle virus related problems unless they have a major impact on e-mail servers or the network infrastructure. Virus incidents and assistance—see www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/viruses/.)


The Computing Services Shop provides a counter service for the sale and distribution of computer hardware, software, consumables, and stationery. All current members of the University are entitled to use the Shop; however, sales of software are restricted to full members. The Shop is just inside the main entrance to OUCS. Opening hours are 9 a.m.–4.45 p.m. Monday–Friday (except Thursdays: 9.30 a.m.–4.45 p.m.). Telephone Oxford (2)73200; fax Oxford (2)83401; see www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/shop, or e-mail shop@oucs.ox.ac.uk

Working lunch

Working Lunch is designed for academics to get together and examine various aspects of teaching including such things as using a Virtual Learning Environment, Introduction to HTML, and posting course notes on the Web. This term, the series focuses on building Web sites. Working lunch runs in weeks 2 to 8 on Fridays between 12.30 and 1.30 p.m. in Lecture Room 1 at OUCS, 13 Banbury Road.


Club membership is free to all university staff, graduates, and university visitors. Halifax House is now closed. The new Club building in Mansfield Road is expected to open at Easter 2004.

During the interim period an information and booking service for the sports facilities will operate from the Department of Biochemistry The telephone number is unchanged and will remain (2)71044. Regularly updated information is available on the Club's web page: www.club.ox.ac.uk.


The Oxford University Society (OUS) is the official alumni organisation of the University of Oxford. Its object is to advance the interests of the University of Oxford. All who have matriculated at the University, or who have engaged in academic work in the University or in any college, are eligible for free membership.

The Society supports a world-wide network of over 100 branches, run by volunteers. Branch events usually have an educational, intellectual, and enjoyable social dimension, frequently with a visitor from Oxford as speaker. Events help to bring members together and keep them better informed about the contemporary University.

Details of branches and forthcoming events can be found on the Society's Web pages, http://www.alumni.ox.ac.uk/.

The Society's address is: Oxenford House, Magdalen Street, Oxford OX1 3AB (telephone: Oxford (2)88088, fax: (2)88086).



STEVEN RAYNER (BA Kent, PH.D London), Director, ESRC Science in Society Programme, and Professor of Science in Society, the Saïd Business School, has been appointed to the professorship and directorship. He took up his duties on 15 September 2003.

Professor Rayner will be a fellow of Keble College.


PROFESSOR PAUL MULDOON will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The end of the poem: "Dover Beach" by Matthew Arnold.'


Perspectives on state liability

PROFESSOR CAROL HARLOW, QC, FBA, Emeritus Professor of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science, will deliver the Clarendon Law Lectures on the following days in the Faculty of Law, the St Cross Building. The lecture on 28 October will be followed by a reception, after which Professor Harlow will take questions arising from her lectures. The lectures are open to the public, and those wishing to attend are advised to arrive early.

Mon. 27 Oct., 5 p.m.: `Corrective justice in the frame.'

Mon. 27 Oct., 6.20 p.m.: `Tort law and globalisation.'

Tue. 28 Oct., 5 p.m.: `Towards distributive justice.'


Science, innovation, and economic growth

PROFESSOR W.W. POWELL, Professor of Education, Organizational Behaviour, and Sociology, Stanford, and external faculty member, Santa Fe Institute, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Saïd Business School. The lectures are open to the public. Further information may be obtained from Liz Buckle, Marketing Assistant, Saïd Business School (telephone: Oxford (2)88852, e-mail: liz.buckle@sbs.ox.ac.uk), or Euan Hirst, Oxford University Press (telephone; Oxford 353650, e-mail: euan.hirst@oup.com).

Tue. 28 Oct.: `Emergence: university–industry interfaces in the life sciences—a comparison of the US, Britain, and Europe.'

Wed. 29 Oct.: `Amplification: practising polygamy with good taste—the structure and dynamics of multiple networks.'

Thur. 30 Oct.: `Institutionalism: managing the production of novelty.'


The Bible in art, music, and literature

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Danson Room, Trinity College.

Conveners: Professor C. Rowland, Queen's College, and Dr C. Joynes, Trinity College.

20 Oct.: `The image of the Virgin of Mercy in English medieval art—its sources, contexts, and meanings.'

DR E. CLARKE, Warwick
3 Nov.: `Rewriting the Bride: the Song of Songs in early modern literature and culture.'

17 Nov.: `A prophet's Bible.'

1 Dec.: `Reading and rereading the Psalms: some trends in the reception of psalmody in Jewish and Christian tradition.'


PROFESSOR WARREN J. EWENS, University of Pennsylvania, winner of the Weldon Memorial Prize 2002, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 28 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Zoology/Psychology Building.

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

Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Biochemistry.

Convener: Professor L.N. Johnson.

DR L. JAMES, Cambridge
17 Oct.: `Conformational diversity and functional promiscuity in antibody/antigen interactions.'

24 Oct.: `What can simulations tell us about membrane proteins? (and water, and ions and...)'.

31 Oct.: `The phototransfer mechanism in phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase and generalisations for protein kinases.'

PROFESSOR K.N. DALBY, University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
14 Nov.: `The reaction pathway of remote site phosphorylation by the serine/threonine specific kinase ERK2.'

21 Nov.: `Mapping the biology of a complement regulator—structures of CD55 and some of its ligands.'

DR N. UNWIN, Cambridge
5 Dec.: `The structure and gating mechanism of the acetylcholine receptor pore.'

Department of Plant Sciences

The following research talks will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences.

Convener: Professor Dickinson.

PROFESSOR J. OGAS, Purdue, Indiana
16 Oct.: `Pickle, gibberellin, and germination in Arabidopsis.'

DR S. KNAPP, Natural History Museum, London
23 Oct.: `A "molecule-free" romp through the Solanaceae.'

30 Oct.: `Cleavage, slime, latex, walls, and brimstone: attack and defence in microbial plant disease.'

6 Nov.: `Life after calcium.'

13 Nov.: `To the roots of stem cells.'

20 Nov.: `Genetics and genomics of Arabidopsis pollen development.'

27 Nov.: `Molecular evolution of polyploidy genomes.'

DR P. HOLLINGSWORTH, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
4 Dec.: `Genetics, conservation, and the British flora.'

Department of Zoology

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Theatre B, the Department of Zoology.

Convener: Dr D. Ferrier (e-mail: david.ferrier@zoo.ox.ac.uk).

13 Oct.: `Bird-brained economists.'

20 Oct.: `When life nearly died: the end-Permian mass extinction.'

27 Oct.: `Conflict resolution by worker policing in insect societies.'

PROFESSOR J. COLLINGE, Imperial College, London
3 Nov.: `Prions.'

17 Nov.: `The role of developmental bias in evolution: a centipede case study and some general thoughts.'

Wed. 19 Nov., 4 p.m.: To be announced.

24 Nov.: `The eukaryotic tree.'

1 Dec.: `The dynamics of zebra herds: ecological influences on size, composition, and decision-making.'

Institute of Human Sciences

Ecological and Evolutionary Anthropology Group

The following seminars will be held at 1.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Pauling Centre, the Institute of Human Sciences.

Convener: Dr S.J. Ulijaszek.

30 Oct.: `Out of Africa: fine, but how many times, which way, and when?'

C.J.K. HENRY, Oxford Brookes
6 Nov.: `The role of basal metabolic rate in energy balance and bodyweight regulation.'

13 Nov.: `Niche construction and gene-culture co- evolution.'

20 Nov.: `Tikopia: historical demography and ecology.'

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Ethnicity and Identity seminar: The identity of animals

The following seminars will be given at 11 a.m. on Fridays in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Conveners: Shirley Ardener, Elisabeth Hsu, and Ian Fowler.

DR F. BOWIE, Bristol
17 Oct.: `Were-wolves and leopards: from Harry Potter to Cameroon chiefs. Human–animal transformations in Africa and the West.'

DR C. BRANT, King's College, London
24 Oct.: `Perfect creatures of heaven: deerhounds in and out of dog culture.'

DR B. MORRIS, Goldsmiths' College, London
31 Oct.: `Insects, humans, and identity.'

7 Nov.: `Cattle as social personae among the Mbororo (agro-pastoral Fulbe) in north-west Cameroon.'

DR F. MOORE, Kingston University
14 Nov.: ` "Playing with dinosaurs": prehistoric reptiles in the popular imagination from Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins to the BBC.'

21 Nov.: `Animal-assisted therapy and the power of touch.'

DR K. VARTY, Glasgow
28 Nov.: `Euro-foxes: from the Middle Ages till today.'

DR R. STERCKX, Cambridge
5 Dec.: `Why dragons change: animal identities in Ancient China.'

Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: Reproduction, religion, and the law

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Convener: Dr Soraya Tremayne.

27 Oct.: `Gender and soul power in Amazonia.'

J. SPEIRS, Edinburgh
3 Nov.: `To test contested definitin of kinship in donor insemination: legal structures versus social process.'

DR J. DE JONG, Manchester
10 Nov.: `The politicisation of religion in Egypt and its impact on reproductive health: from the International Conference on Population and Development (1994) onwards.'

17 Nov.: `Birth, spirit, and social values.'

24 Nov.: `Buddhism, bioethics, and science in contemporary Sri Lanka: localising a brave new world.'

DR J. EDWARDS, Manchester
1 Dec.: To be announced.

Departmental seminars

The following departmental seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Fridays in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Conveners: Dr D. Parkin and Dr S. Ulijaszek.

17 Oct.: `Mobility and connectedness: Chinese medical doctors in Kenya.'

R. ELLEN, Kent
24 Oct.: `From ethnoscience to science (or, What the indigenous knowledge debate tells us about how scientists define their project).'

31 Oct.: `India's religious plurality and its implications for the economy.'

T. INGOLD, Aberdeen
7 Nov.: `Transformations of the line: threads, traces, and surfaces.'

MURRAY LAST, University College, London
14 Nov.: `From not knowing to half knowing: the experiences of health and illness in a Hausa farmstead (1970–2002).'

A. RUSSELL, Durham
21 Nov.: `Writing travelling culture: the Nepalese diaspora in north-east India.'

I. HARPER, Edinburgh
28 Nov.: ` "Nerve disease", depression, and emerging discourses of mental health in Nepal.'

D. SNEATH, Cambridge
5 Dec.: To be announced.


Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory. DR S. MACKENZIE, Warwick
13 Oct.: `Making sense, and use, of atomic and molecular clusters.'

PROFESSOR I. PROCACCIA, Weizmann Institute of Science
20 Oct.: `Fractal growth patterns and iterated conformal maps.'

Thur. 23 Oct.: `Laboratory studies to answer atmospheric questions.'

(RSC Centenary Lecture) DR L. SALTER, Cornwall College
27 Oct.: `Sunlight, DNA, and green tea.'

PROFESSOR T. JONES, Imperial College, London
3 Nov.: `Molecular thin films; monolayers, multilayers, and devices.'

10 Nov.: `Charge-transfer states: from zero-point level to the dissociation limit.'

DR G. SMITH, St Andrews
17 Nov.: `Recent advances in high field ESR.'

1 Dec.: `Structure and reactivity of open-shell complexes: a new frontier in atmospheric chemistry.'

Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars

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

Convener: Professor Child. PROFESSOR J.M. HUTSON, Durham
13 Oct.: `Interactions between molecules at milliKelvin and below.'

PROFESSOR I. PROCACCIA, Weizmann Institute
20 Oct.: `Fracture patterns in media with thermal stress.'

PROFESSOR R. VUILLEUMIER, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
27 Oct.: `Atomic partial charges and vibrational spectroscopy of liquid water from ab initio molecular dynamics simulations?'

PROFESSOR S.L. PRICE, University College, London
10 Nov.: `Progress and problems in the computational prediction of organic crystal structures and polymorphism.'

DR J. HARVEY, Bristol
17 Nov., ICL Lecture Theatre: `Spin-forbidden reactions in organometallic and bio-inorganic chemistry: how fast are they?'

1 Dec.: `Watching ions moving through potassium channels.'

Inorganic Chemistry Colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: Professor P.P. Edwards. DR K. COLEMAN
13 Oct.: `Chemical functionalisation of carbon nanotubes.'

DR J. TUCKER, University of Exeter
20 Oct.: To be announced. DR A. POWELL, Heriot-Watt
27 Oct.: `Low-dimensional metal sulphides: from high-temperature synthesis to templated growth.'

3 Nov.: `Stoichiometric and catalytic activation of small molecules by N-heterocyclic carbene complexes of ruthenium.'

10 Nov.: `Design of metallodendrimers and dendronised gold nanoparticles for molecular recognition and catalysis.'

DR J. HARVEY, Bristol
17 Nov.: `Spin-forbidden reactions in organometallic and bio-inorganic chemistry: how fast are they?'

24 Nov.: `Reaction progress kinetic analysis: a powerful methodology for mechanistic analysis of complex catalytic systems.'

1 Dec.: To be announced.

Biophysical Chemistry Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory. Details of the 4 December meeting will be announced later.

Convener: Dr L.C. Snoek. PROFESSOR D. CLARY
23 Oct.: `Quantum simulations of hydrated clusters and biomolecules.'

13 Nov.: `Photophysics of the chromophore of GFP.'

Soft matter, biomaterials, and interfaces

The following interdisciplinary seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: Professor J. Klein. PROFESSOR P. UNWIN, Warwick
14 Oct.: `Charge progagation in ultra-thin films from biomimetic systems to conducting polymers.'

21 Oct.: `Controlled pattern formation by capillary instabilities.'

28 Oct.: `Shear banding, complex spatio- temporal behaviour, and dynamical instabilities in complex fluid in shear flow.'

4 Nov.: `Protein folding and misfolding: from diseases to devices.'

11 Nov.: `Structured surfactants and their role in improving oil recovery.'

18 Nov.: `To be stuck or not to be stuck: new insights into the glass transition from colloids.'

25 Nov.: `Nano-rheology of soft materials.'

2 Dec.: `Interfacial behaviour at the chemistry/biology interface.'

Department of Earth Sciences

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Earth Sciences. PROFESSOR H. BRYDEN, Southampton
20 Oct.: `Role of the ocean in the global heat balance.'

27 Oct.: `Quantifying tectonic and climate controls over continental erosion from cosmogenic nuclides in river sediment.'

DR N. TREWIN, Aberdeen
3 Nov.: `Devonian terrestrial biodiversity trapped in a Scottish hot spring deposit—the Rhynie chert.'

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

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

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

Department of Statistics

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Department of Statistics. M. PENROSE, Durham
16 Oct.: `Some multivariate test statistics based on interpoint distances.'

23 Oct.: `The geometry of generalised linear models.'

30 Oct.: `How oats and beans and barley grow.'

DR N. BEST, Imperial College, London
6 Nov.: `Spatially varying coefficient models in ecological studies of environment and health.'

Third-year research students
13 Nov.: To be announced. PROFESSOR R. HENDERSON, Lancaster
20 Nov.: `Joint modelling of longitudinal and event time data.'

PROFESSOR V. ISHAM, University College, London
27 Nov.: `Macroparasite infections: population structure and scale.'

4 Dec.: `Power and bipower variation with stochastic volatility and jumps.'


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.

Conveners: Professor P. Maini (e-mail: maini@maths.ox.ac.uk), and Dr S. Schnell (e-mail: schnell@maths.ox.ac.uk). PROFESSOR R. SMALLWOOD, Sheffield
24 Oct.: `From complexity to order: modelling the social behaviour of cells.'

DR R. TWAROCK, City University
7 Nov.: `Mathematical virology: a novel approach to the protein stoichiometry of viral capsoids and the packing of the viral genome.'

21 Nov.: `Compartmental modelling of drug targeting.'

28 Nov.: `Circadian clocks in vivo and in silico.'

5 Dec.: `Getting connected: the pros and cons of networks in populations with limited resources.'


Nuffield Department of Surgery

MICHELLE MARTÍN, Heidelberg, Australia, will lecture at 12 noon on Tuesday, 14 October, in the NDS Seminar Room, Level 6, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Subject: `Ischaemic reperfusion injury and rejection.'

Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary. DR R. BARKER, Cambridge
17 Oct.: `Curing Parkinson's disease.'

PROFESSOR D. BROOKS, Hammersmith Hospital
21 Nov.: `Contribution of PET imaging to our understanding of disease progression with dopamine agonists in Parkinson's disease.'

DR T. HUGHES, University Hospital of Wales
12 Dec.: `Failure of oral feeding in neurological disorders.'

University Department of Psychiatry

Unless otherwise indicated, the following guest lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the University Department of Psychiatry, the Warneford Hospital. DR E. FULLER TORREY, Litchfield Lecturer, Stanley Foundation, USA
21 Oct.: `Services for individuals with severe psychiatric disorders: an American disaster and how to improve them.'

Wed. 22 Oct., 12.30 p.m.: `Schizophrenia as an infectious disease: what is the evidence now?'

(Litchfield Lecture) PROFESSOR D.J. NUTT, Bristol
28 Oct.: `What causes anxiety: GABA or 5-HT dysfunction?'

DR S. PILLING, Royal College of Psychiatrists College Research Unit
25 Nov.: `Research implications of clinical guideline development in mental health.'

Feldberg Lecture

PROFESSOR F. HOFMANN, Institute for Pharmacology and Toxicology, Munich, will deliver the Feldberg Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 23 October, in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre. A presentation of the Feldberg Prize will be made at the lecture, which will be followed by a reception.

Subject: `Contribution of pacemaker channels to cardiac rhythm.'

Department of Experimental Psychology

The following lectures will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Weiskrantz Room (C.113), the Department of Experimental Psychology. Details of the final lecture (2 December) will be announced later. PROFESSOR J. DRIVER, UCL
14 Oct.: `Neural correlates and consequences of crossmodal spatial attention.'

21 Oct.: `Neurophysiology of executive functions—studies of monkey anterior cingulate and dorsolateral prefrontal cortices during a problem-solving task.'

28 Oct.: `Where and when matters in visual motion perception.'

4 Nov.: `The perception of intonation contours: cross-language effects.'

G. KUHN, Sussex
11 Nov.: `The art of magic—it's all in the mind.'

PROFESSOR R. COTTERILL, Danish Technical University
18 Nov.: `Evolution, cognition, consciousness, intelligence, and creativity.'

25 Nov.: `How writing systems do and do not make a difference for reading.'

Pharmacology and anatomical pharmacology seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology. PROFESSOR J. RITTER, King's College, London
14 Oct.: `Investigating endothelial function in vivo.' PROFESSOR S. NAHORSKI, Leicester
21 Oct.: `Visualising IP3 signalling in individual neurones.'

28 Oct.: `Epidemiology of stroke.'

4 Nov.: `Mammalian TRP cationic channels.'

11 Nov.: `Endocannabinoids: novel lipid mediators with a broad range of physiological functions.'

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

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

2 Dec.: `Thalamic mechanisms of sleep and absence epilepsy.'

Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics

The following research seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics.

Convener: Professor K. Davies. DR J.P. COUSO, Sussex
17 Oct.: `After the morphogens: the making of a proximal-distal axis.'

(Jenkinson Seminar) PROFESSOR A. VENTIKARAMAN, Cambridge
24 Oct.: `Functional genetics of a hereditary cancer syndrome: insights from studies on the breast cancer gene BRCA2.'

DR R. LACHMAN, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
31 Oct.: `HSV vector mediated deliver of NPC1.'

7 Nov.: `Inositol phospholipid dependent cellular signals in health and disease.'

DR D. CAMPBELL MRC UK Human Genome Mapping Project, Cambridge
14 Nov.: `Functional annotation of the human major histocompatibility complex.'

21 Nov.: `Autoantibodies and ion channel disease.'

28 Nov.: `Activating signalling in Drosophila and beyond.'

DR L. HOLDEN-DYE, Southampton
5 Dec.: `Finding the ligands for G-protein coupled receptors.'

Seminars in Public Health and Epidemiology

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Conveners: Dr G. Whitlock and Dr P. McGale, Clinical Trial Service Unit. PROFESSOR SIR DAVID COX
14 Oct.: `An investigation in veterinary epidemiology.'

C. FROST, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
21 Oct.: `Design and analysis of imaging studies in dementia.'

28 Oct.: `Novel biomarkers in coronary heart disease.'

4 Nov.: `Evaluation of interventions against HIV- 1 transmission in rural Uganda: a community randomised trial.'

DR D. EASTON, Cambridge
11 Nov.: `Genetic susceptibility to breast cancer—recent progress and future prospects.'

PROFESSOR M. BAUM, University College, London
18 Nov.: `The philosophical and biological fall- out from thirty years of clinical trials in early breast cancer.'

25 Nov.: `Lowering cholesterol in chronic kidney disease: study of heart and renal protection.'

DR H. HEMINGWAY, University College, London
2 Dec.: `The appropriateness of coronary revascularisation.'


PROFESSOR MARTIN NOWAK, Director of the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University, will give a seminar at 12 noon on Tuesday, 21 October, in Lecture Theatre C, the Department of Zoology.

Subject: `The somatic evolution of cancer.'


Romance Linguistics Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in 47 Wellington Square. Details of the 20 November seminar will be announced later.

Convener: Professor M. Maiden. PROFESSOR MAIDEN
23 Oct.: `What to do with unwanted gifts. The morphological accommodation of synonymy in Romance.'

6 Nov.: `Beyond the limits of borrowing: two cases of Romani-Romance intertwining.'

27 Nov.: ` "De la lingua che si parla et scrive in Firenze" and its English model. Giambullari and Linacre.'

4 Dec.: ` "My oh my" or "Respectfully your(s)": some issues raised by possessives used in address in Romance.'


The dangers of the known world: Russian popular belief from 1800

This colloquium will be held on Tuesday, 21 October, in the McGregor- Matthews Room, New College, starting at 11 a.m. Those interested in attending are asked to make a booking with the Symposium Secretary, Maggie Davies, New College (e-mail: maggie.davies@new.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: Professor C. Kelly. PROFESSOR F. WIGZELL, University College, London
11.15 a.m.: `The afterlife in Russian popular orthodoxy.'

(Chair/discussant: Dr S. Lovell, King's College, London) PROFESSOR S. SMITH, Essex
2 p.m.: `The Bolsheviks and the struggle against "superstition", 1917–41.'

(Chair/discussant: Dr D. Beer, Cambridge) PROFESSOR D. HUMPHREY, Cambridge
3.30 p.m.: `The folk culture of modernity in Soviet Russia.'

(Chair/discussant: Dr Polly Jones, Worcester College) PROFESSOR A. BAIBURIN, European University, St Petersburg; British Academy Visiting Professor
5.30 p.m.: `Concepts of the word and language in Russian traditional culture.'

(Ilchester Lecture, introduced by Professor Kelly. Professor Baiburin will speak in Russian; translation into English will be provided)


Commonwealth History Research Seminar: The last Victorians and the British Empire

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Modern History Faculty building.

Convener: Professor J.M. Brown. DR S. PASETA
17 Oct.: `Thomas Kettle and the Empire debate in Ireland, 1900–16.'

DR R. BICKERS, Bristol
24 Oct.: `After Robert Hart: making history in the Chinese Customs Service, 1911–75.'

31 Oct.: `Africa ipsissima: Margery Perham.'

7 Nov.: `Jomo Kenyatta and two British Queens: a theory of constitutional nationalism.'

14 Nov.: `The passing of a world: Khizr Tiwana and Punjab politics 1937–47.'

21 Nov.: `Jawaharlal Nehru and the British Empire: the making of an "outsider" in Indian politics.'

28 Nov.: `Zou Taofen: cosmopolitanism in semicolonial Shanghai.'

PROFESSOR D. BRIDGE, King's College, London
5 Dec.: `Anglo-Australian attitudes: the career of Lord Casey.'

Seminar in medieval history

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

Conveners: Professor R.R. Davies and Dr M. Whittow. PROFESSOR C. BROOKE, Cambridge
13 Oct.: `Reflections on "narrative old age".'

20 Oct.: `The Shropshire–Powys borderlands c.1070–1283: the creation of a "Marcher" regional identity.'

27 Oct.: `Orderic Vitalis and the myth of the Norman anarchy.'

3 Nov.: `The Gospels of St Augustine of Canterbury and the beginnings of book culture in England.'

DR R. SWANSON, Birmingham
10 Nov.: `Indulgences in late medieval England.'

17 Nov.: `Compendia of identity: historiographical compilations and social memory in the Frankish world.'

DR S. RABAN, Cambridge
24 Nov.: `A second Domesday Book? The purpose of the 1279–90 hundred rolls.'

1 Dec.: `Heaven and hell in the early Middle Ages: East–West comparisons.'

Military history seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Convener: Professor Strachan. PROFESSOR M. ALEXANDER, Aberystwyth
22 Oct.: `Lost battles and missing miracles: re- evaluating the French military in 1940.'

DR A. JACKSON, Mansfield
5 Nov.: `A prodigy of skill and organisation: Britain's imperial wars, 1939–45.'

19 Nov.: `The Chinese military classics and Macchiavelli.'

3 Dec.: `Mussolini and the generals.'

History of childhood workshop

The following workshops will be held in Magdalen College. Unless otherwise indicated they will take place at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Summer Common Room.

Conveners: Professor Lawrence Brockliss and Professor George Rousseau. D. RAUBENHEIMER
16 Oct., the Auditorium: `Co-operation, conflict, and the evolution of family relations.'

23 Oct.: `The destruction of the beloved: child sacrifice in Biblical Israel.'

N. ORME, University of Exeter
30 Oct.: `Violence in medieval English schools.'

6 Nov.: `Classroom violence in early modern France.'

13 Nov.: `The violent childhoods of early industrial Britain.'

20 Nov.: `The cultural work of child murder in nineteenth-century Britain.'

27 Nov.: `The war games of war children.'

Tue. 2 Dec., the Auditorium: `Bell and Bulger: violence, history, and the sleep of legal reason.'

4 Dec.: `Russian youth culture.'

Modern European History Research Centre

Modern German History Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in University College.

Conveners: Dr A. Green and Professor H. Pogge von Strandmann. DR J. WRIGHT
15 Oct.: `Political biography and Gustav Stresemann.'

DR D. MOSES, Sydney
22 Oct.: `Holocaust and genocide: entanglement of master concepts.'

29 Oct.: `The rescue of Jews in German- occupied Western Europe.'

(Provisional title) J. GARDNER
5 Nov.: `The political debates about sexual equality for the West German Grundgesetz of 1949.'

12 Nov.: To be announced. DR R. MOORHOUSE, Bedford
19 Nov.: `The Oststaat and Prussian separatism after 1918.'

DR F. MÜLLER, St Andrews
26 Nov.: `Defenceless writers and economists: German nationalism and military ambitions 1858–64.'

DR J. PALMOWSKI, King's College, London
3 Dec.: `National identity without a nation: the limits of "democratic centralism" in the GDR.'


Seminar in Economic and Social History

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

Conveners: Professor R. Allen, Professor A. Offer, Dr C.K. Harley, and Dr J. Humphries. PROFESSOR P. FISHBACK, Arizona
14 Oct.: `The political economy of the New Deal.'

21 Oct.: `Transport in the nineteenth century.'

DR C. SCHENK, Glasgow
28 Oct.: `The empire strikes back: Hong Kong and the decline of sterling in the 1950s.'

4 Nov.: `The state, institutions, and commercial growth: England and the Netherlands, 1650–1800.'

11 Nov.: `Responding to threats and opportunities: military spending behaviour of the great powers, 1870–1913.'

18 Nov.: `Ricardo and model farming.'

25 Nov.: `Destructive labour: gunpowder, populations, and the costs of war in early modern Europe.'

2 Dec.: `The staple industries and international competition in late Victorian Britain.'


Graduate Students' Colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty.

Conveners: Ben Parsons and Barbara Eichner. S. RANKIN, Cambridge
14 Oct.: `Interpreting Winchester organa.'

21 Oct.: `Gone with the Wind (and still going?): listening to movies/watching symphonies.'

28 Oct.: `Gombert's five-part motets: what statistics can tell us about attributions and compositional technique.'

D. FANNING, Manchester
4 Nov.: `Shostakovitch's eighth string quartet: off with the corset?'

11 Nov.: `The composer as collector: André Pechon, St Germain l'Auxerrois, and the court of Louis XIII.'

A. THOMAS, Cardiff
18 Nov.: `Constructing culture: ideology and the composer in post-war Poland.'

25 Nov.: ` "A period of orchestral starvation"? Concert life in London 1795–1813.'

C. BASHFORD, Oxford Brookes
2 Dec.: `The Britishness of the nineteenth- century programme note.'


Seminar in the Philosophy of Science

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Room, the Philosophy Centre.

Convener: Dr S.W. Saunders. PROFESSOR P. LIPTON, Cambridge
16 Oct.: `The ravens revisited.'

M. BODEN, Sussex
23 Oct.: `Not what they're made out to be: on Vaucanson, Babbage, and AI.'

30 Oct.: `Why there's no cause to randomise.'

6 Nov.: `Attributing meaning to early modern mathematical and scientific texts: some case histories.'

S. HURLEY, Warwick
13 Nov.: `Active perception and perceiving action: the shared circuits hypothesis.'

20 Nov.: `Minds, machines, and all that.'

N. MAXWELL, University College, London
27 Nov.: `What kind of inquiry can help us create a better world? Popper, science, and enlightenment.'

W. UNRUH, Vancouver
4 Dec.: `Closing in on non-locality.'


Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'

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

Conveners: Sir Michael Wheeler-Booth, Professor David Marquand, Dr Christopher Brooke, and Mr Daniel Butt. ALAN DUNCAN, MP
13 Oct.: `The role of the Opposition: a Conservative view.'

20 Oct.: `The constitution and the party system.'

27 Oct.: `The case for and against a Supreme Court.'

JOHN SCARLETT, Chairman, Joint Intelligence Committee
3 Nov.: `The public accountability of the intelligence services.'

10 Nov.: `What changes in the EU constitution would be an improvement?'

S. CARR, The Independent
17 Nov.: `The role of the parliamentary sketch- writer.'


Employment change and social inequality

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, Nuffield College.

Conveners: Professor D. Gallie and Dr C. Mills. M. MARMOT
15 Oct.: `Social inequalities, control, and health.'

22 Oct.: `Job control in Britain 1992–2001.'

29 Oct.: `Workplace and family influences on work–family conflict.'

5 Nov.: `The changing ifluence of trade unions in Britain and the US.'

12 Nov.: `The quality of work in the USA.'

19 Nov.: `Change in promotion prospects? Appearance and reality.'

26 Nov.: `Why has work intensified?'

3 Dec.: `Welfare state, labour markets, and the cost of children: a comparative analysis.'

African Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College. Further details may be obtained from Ulli Parkinson (e-mail: ulli.parkinson@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Professor W. Beinart and Dr J.-G. Deutsch. R. WERBNER, Manchester
16 Oct.: `Against Afro-pessimism: reasonable radicals and the state in Botswana.'

23 Oct.: `Constraints upon popular racial killing in South Africa.'

30 Oct.: `Africa detour? Black Americans' interaction with the African continent in the nineteenth century.'

R. LOIMEIER, Bayreuth
6 Nov.: `The "Ulamâ" under colonial rule: Muslim scholars in Zanzibar, 1905–64.'

P. ZACHERNUK, Dalhousie
13 Nov.: `Africans, Africanists, and expertise in Britain, c.1920–40s.'

R. WATSON, London
20 Nov.: ` "What is our intelligence, our school-going and our reading of books without getting money?" Akinpelu Obisesan and "tin-trunk literacy" in colonial Ibadan.'

27 Nov.: `Beyond ethnophilosophy—researching philosophical discourse in Africa: a Swahili case study.'

P. ZELEZA, Illinois
4 Dec.: `Rewriting the African diaspora: beyond the Black Atlantic.'

Making globalisation work for developing countries

The following seminars, arranged by University College and the Centre for International Studies, will be held at 2 p.m. on Fridays in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College.

Convener: Dr N. Woods, University Lecturer in International Relations. PROFESSOR S. LALL
17 Oct.: `How globalisation is affecting developing countries: trends and issues.'

24 Oct.: `Regionalism as a way to manage globalisation.'

31 Oct.: `Global economic influences on conflict in the developing world.'

7 Nov.: `Global companies and local actors: the case of water politics in South Africa.'

14 Nov.: `Global companies and local actors: the case of bioprospecting in Mexico.'

21 Nov.: `The Washington consensus versus the Asian development model.'

28 Nov.: `Using regional institutions to mitigate strategic uncertainty: the case of south-east Asia.'

5 Dec.: `The impact of an expanding trade agenda on regulation in developing countries.'

Child well-being against the odds

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Violet Butler Seminar Room, the Department of Social Policy and Social Work.

Convener: Dr A. Buchanan. DR E. FLOURI
14 Oct.: `Predictors of well-being.'

21 Oct.: `Well-being and asylum seeking and refugee children in the UK.'

28 Oct.: `Well-being: students' and teachers' agency.'

DR A. NEWMAN, Barnardo's
4 Nov.: `Well-being and resilience. Drowning or waving? Children's views on the balance between risk and protection factors.'

DR C. DAY, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
11 Nov.: `Promoting well-being in children in disadvantaged communities.'

25 Nov.: `Well-being in the face of adversity: resilience of detainee children in camps.'

2 Dec.: `Are there some key messages? Bringing the research together.'


Old Testament Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, the Theology Faculty Centre.

Convener: Professor J. Barton. PROFESSOR H. WILLIAMSON
13 Oct.: `Isaiah 6 and cultic worship.'

(Temple and Worship series) PROFESSOR W.G. DEVER, New York
20 Oct.: `Histories and non-histories of ancient Israel: the question of the United Monarchy.'

(In search of Pre- Exilic Israel series) DR K. DELL, Cambridge
27 Oct.: `How much pre-Exilic Wisdom Literature is there?'

(In search of Pre-Exilic Israel series) PROFESSOR S. JAPHET, Hebrew University
3 Nov.: To be announced. PROFESSOR V. HUROWITZ, Beer-sheva
10 Nov.: `Aspects of the design, symbolism, and essence of the Solomonic Temple.'

(Temple and Worship series) DR F. STAVRAKOPOULOU
17 Nov.: `The blackballing of King Manasseh.'

DR S.S. BROOKS, London
1 Dec.: `The Habiru/'apiru and the connection to 'ibrim in the Old Testament, especially 1 Samuel.'

Interdisciplinary seminars in the study of religions

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Council Room, Mansfield College.

Convener: W.M. Morgan. PROFESSOR D. HAMPSON
24 Oct.: `The viability of a post-Christian spirituality.'

DR H. GODDARD, Nottingham
7 Nov.: `The crisis of representation in Islamic studies.'

L. COUSINS, President, Pali Text Society
21 Nov.: `The Buddha of light and life: the origins of the cult of the Buddha Amitabha/Amitayus.'

DR J.S. HIRST, Manchester
5 Dec.: `Networks of contexts: some reflections on teaching across South Asian religious traditions.'

Ian Ramsey Centre

Science and religion

The following seminars will be held at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hood Room, St Cross College.

Conveners: Professor J.H. Brooke and Dr M. Yee. PROFESSOR M. FINOCCHIARO, Las Vegas
16 Oct.: `Retrying Galileo, 1633–1992.'

PROFESSOR W. DEMBSKI, Baylor University, Texas
30 Oct.: `Gauging intelligent design's success.'

13 Nov.: To be announced. PROFESSOR J. MCKNIGHT, University of Western Australia
27 Nov.: `Evolutionary psychology.'


Fin de Siècle

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Florey Room, Wolfson College. Enquiries should be directed to Carol Peaker (e- mail: carol.peaker@wolfson.ox.ac.uk). Two presentations will be made at the meetings on 23 October and 20 November. C. ANTONOVA
23 Oct.: `Fin-de-siècle culture in Russia: the intellectual background of Pavel Florensky's notion of "reverse time".'

23 Oct.: ` "Lives of Scholars" and the representaion of academic literary studies in fin-de-siècle Russia.'

DR C.I.R. O'MAHONY, Bristol
6 Nov.: `Mural decoration in fin-de- siècle French town halls.'

T.S. ROSENBERG, Edinburgh
20 Nov.: `The trouble with triple-deckers: three- volume novels and New Women fiction.'

C.F. DENÈVE, Sorbonne, Paris
20 Nov.: `English actress novels.'

R. STALEY, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (University of Wisconsin–Madison)
4 Dec.: `On the co-creation of classical and modern physics.'


Ageing and demographic change in developing countries

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Room, second floor, the Department of Sociology, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's.

Conveners: Dr J.P. Kreager and Dr E. Schröder- Butterfill. MS L. KOSSYGUINA, Birmingham
16 Oct.: `What does it mean to be a forced migrant and to be old in Russia?'

DR A. SHAW, Brunel
23 Oct.: `British Pakistani elderly without children: an invisible minority.'

DR C. WENGER, Bangor
30 Oct.: `The impact of immigration on the funeral practices and attitudes to death of South Asian immigrants to the UK.'

DR P. VERA-SANSO, Birkbeck College
6 Nov.: `They don't need it and I can't give it: filial support in South India.'

13 Nov.: `Primary health care for older people in the developing world.'

20 Nov.: `The differential impacts of migration on older people in three Indonesian communities.'

27 Nov.: `Being old in an Angolan refugee settlement in Zambia: ethnographic case studies.'

4 Dec.: `Traditional caring and a changed world: elderly people in Albania since 1990.'


Money and politics in the USA

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Rothermere American Institute.

Conveners: Dr N. Bowles and Professor D. King. DR C. MCKENNA
14 Oct.: `From counsellor to contractor: NASA and the origins of the American contractor state.'

21 Oct.: `Government ethics and the theory of transactions.'

28 Oct.: `Regulating financial markets.'

DR D. MACSWEENEY, University of the West of England
4 Nov.: `Reform in a cold climate: change in campaign finance law.'

DR R. MASON, Edinburgh
11 Nov.: `Free time for political candidates during the 1990s: the origins and impact of a reform movement.'

18 Nov.: `Towards Milliken: institutions and the shaping of choice on the US Supreme Court.'

25 Nov.: `Economic inequality and political representation.'

DR A. WROE, Essex and Kent
2 Dec.: `Trust and government in a post- industrial economy.'

American History Research Seminar

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Rothermere American Institute.

Convener: Dr Gareth Davies, St Anne's College. F. BREMER, Millesville
Thur. 16 Oct.: `Looking east: what English history tells us about John Winthrop and early New England.'

D. SANDBROOK, Sheffield
Thur. 23 Oct.: `Eugene McCarthy, the 1968 campaign, and the decline of American liberalism.'

E. RAUCHWAY, California, Davis
29 Oct.: `Murdering McKinley: the making of Theodore Roosevelt's America.'

E. FONER, Columbia
Thur. 6 Nov.: `Lincoln: great emancipator?'

J. ZEITZ, Cambridge
12 Nov.: `Authority or dissent? Religion, ethnicity, and politics in New York City, 1945–70.'

J. GIENOW-HECHT, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt
19 Nov.: `Leonard Bernstein's Cold War: music and diplomacy in the twentieth century.'

PROFESSOR R. BEEMAN, Pennsylvania; Harmsworth Visiting Professor
26 Nov., Examination Schools: `The uncertain history of American democracy: a view from the eighteenth century.'

(Inaugural Lecture) BEN MARSH (leads discussion)
3 Dec: Discussion of the Harmsworth Inaugural Lecture.


The following seminars will be held at 10.30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art.

Convener: Professor M.S. Tite. P. DARK, Reading
16 Oct.: `An early Mesolithic microcosm? Recent research at Star Carr.'

30 Oct.: `Investigating the political economy of Viking Age Scotland: historical particularism, archaeological science, and archaeological theory.'

I. WHITBREAD, Leicester
13 Nov.: `Ceramic production and exchange in Middle Bronze Age mainland Greece.'

H. BARTON, Leicester
27 Nov.: `Identifying starch remains on lithics from Niah Cave, Borneo.'


Round-table meeting

Round table: `Contemporary Brazilian cinema'—to mark the launch of the book: Lucia Nagib (ed.), The New Brazilian Cinema (I.B. Tauris and Centre for Brazilian Studies). Speakers: Dr Lucia Nagib, State University of Campinas, Brazil; Professor Laura Mulvey, Birkbeck College, London; Dr Stephanie Dennison, Leeds University. The round table will be held at the Centre for Brazilian Studies, 92 Woodstock Road, from 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 October, and will be followed by a reception at 6.30 p.m.

One-day conference: The Landless Rural Workers' Movement (MST) and agrarian reform in Brazil

This international one-day conference will be held on Friday, 17 October 10 a.m–6.30 p.m., in St Anne's College, with speakers from Brazil, the US, Europe, and the UK. Co-ordinators: Professor Leslie Bethell and Dr Miguel Carter, Centre for Brazilian Studies. There is no conference fee, but advance registration is required. The full Programme is available on the Centre for Brazilian Studies' Web site, www.brazil.ox.ac.uk , or from Sarah Rankin (telephone (2)84462, e-mail: sarah.rankin@brazil.ox.ac.uk).


Finance Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Theatre 5, the Saïd Business School. R. UPPAL, London Business School
16 Oct.: To be announced. M. BURKART, Stockolhm School of Economics
23 Oct.: `In-kind finance: a theory of trade credit.'

30 Oct.: `On the existence of equilibria in competitive markets with adverse selection and price-setting sellers.'

6 Nov.: `Strategic liquidity supply and security design.'

T. KAPLAN, University of Exeter
13 Nov.: `Why banks should keep secrets.'

20 Nov.: `The many facets of privately negotiated stock repurchases.'

A. BOOT, Amsterdam
27 Nov.: `Go public or stay private: a theory of entrepreneurial choice.'

J. DAHYA, New York
4 Dec.: To be announced.


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

Convener: Professor E.M. Jeffreys. PROFESSOR J. HERRIN, King's College, London
14 Oct.: `The Patriarch and the Pope: Photios, Nicholas, and the pentarchy.'

21 Oct.: `Now you see it, now you don't?: the Byzantine Commonwealth revisited.'

28 Oct.: `Diplomatic gifts between Byzantium and the West, 800–1200: an analysis of the sources.'

4 Nov.: `Beyond the imperial oration.'

DR M. HORTON, Bristol
11 Nov.: `East Africa and the origins of the Justinianic plague.'

18 Nov.: `Hagiography killed the novel? A case study of the fifth-century Life and Miracles of Thecla.'

25 Nov.: `Further remarks on the De Ceremoniis.'

DR J. CROW, Newcastle
2 Dec.: `Recent research on the water supply of Constantinople.'



Computational Mathematics and Applications Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory. Further information may be obtained from Shirley Day (telephone: Oxford (2)73885).

Conveners: E. Süli and J. Scott (RAL). PROFESSOR A. STUART, Warwick
16 Oct.: `Fitting stochastic models to partially observed dynamics.'

23 Oct.: `Computation of highly oscillatory problems made easy.'

30 Oct.: `Preconditioning for 3-d sedimentary basim simulations.'

6 Nov., at RAL: `Robust numerical methods for computer aided process plant design.'

13 Nov., at RAL: `Multiphysics modelling in FEMLAB.'

DR J. PENA, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
20 Nov.: `Conditioning in optimisation and variational analysis.'

27 Nov.: `Jacobians and Hessians are scarcely matrices!' DR N. PETRINIC
4 Dec.: `Recent developments in numerical simulation of failure in metals subjected to impact loading.'

Strachey Lecture

PROFESSOR P. BUNEMAN, Edinburgh, will deliver the Strachey Lecture for Michaelmas Term at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 October, in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory.

Subject: `Curate databases.'


PROFESSOR N. MCLEAN, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, E-Learning and Information Services, Macquarie University, Sydney, and Director of IMS Australia, will lecture at 1 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in the Computing Services building. 8 Oct.: `Common services interoperability project.'

15 Oct.: `Interoperable repositories.'

Visualising American History

The following lectures will be given on Monday, 13 October, 2–4 p.m., in the Computing Services building. Further information may be found at http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ltg/events/. WILLIAM KELSO, Director of Archaeology for the Association of Virginia Antiquities, Jamestown, Virginia, and CRANDALL SHIFFLETT, Professor of History, and Project Director, Virtual Jamestown, Virginia Tech.
2 p.m.: `Visualising lost Atlantic world landscapes.'

WILLIAM G. THOMAS III, Director, Virginia Center for Visual History
3.15 p.m.: `Is the future of digital history spatial history?'

Digital Projects in Oxford

The following talks will be given at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in Lecture Room A, the Computing Services building. The series is organised by the Learning Technologies Group. For details of the talks by Professor N. McLean (8 and 15 October), see above. K. LINDSAY and P. GROVES, OUCS
22 Oct.: `Multimedia resources in the Medical Division: shared resources and tools.'

29 Oct.: `The new national Open Source Software watch service.'

DR V. SIEBER, Medical Sciences
5 Nov.: `Teaching with WebLearn in the Medical Sciences Division.'

12 Nov.: `Learning about institutional portals: the OUCS Pilot Portal Project.'

M. DOVEY, Oxford e-Science Centre
19 Nov.: `E-science at Oxford.'

26 Nov.: `Educational interoperability standards.'


Annual Poster Conference

This conference, an opportunity to find out more about research in the department, will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 13 October, in Lecture Rooms 1 and 2, and the common room, the Department of Educational Studies.

Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Teaching Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies. Enquiries may be directed to Jo Hazell, Research Secretary (telephone: Oxford (2)84093, e-mail: joanne.hazell@edstud.ox.ac.uk). PROFESSOR J. FURLONG
20 Oct.: To be announced. H. COLLEY, Keele
27 Oct.: `Mentoring: problems in formalising an informal practice?'

3 Nov.: `International benchmarks for quality and equity in educational performance.'

DR C. TAYLOR, Cardiff
17 Nov.: `Hierarchies of school choice: ten years on?'


David Patterson Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the OCHJS, Yarnton Manor. The OCHJS minibus will leave from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, at 6.40 p.m. and 7.30 p.m., and will return at 9.45 p.m. Single fare £1.60 (students £1.20).

Convener: Dr J. Sherman. PROFESSOR J. BAUMGARTEN, Paris 7
15 Oct.: `From translation to commentary: the bilingual editions of the Kav ha-Yosher (Frankfurt, 1705).'

DR A. JULIUS, consultant, Mishcon de Reya
22 Oct.: `Jewish legalism in English literature.'

DR M. RAND, New York University
29 Oct.: `Byzantine-period Hebrew poetry: religious literature as art.'

DR T. RATNER, University College, London
5 Nov.: `Discourses of negotiation: the writing of orthodox women in Israel.'

12 Nov.: `Petrus Alphonsi's anti-Jewish polemic: a twelfth-century Christian convert re-examines his past.'

19 Nov.: `Looking back on the Third Reich: German and Austrian historians in comparison.'

28 Nov.: `From walled city to transnational community: the story of the Jews of Rhodes.'

3 Dec.: `Traces of memory: confronting the ruins of the Jewish past in southern Poland.'


Segregation and exclusion in public health and disease control

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Dr K. Maglen and Mr J. Manton. M. FEDUNKIW
13 Oct.: `Malaria motion pictures as a tool in public health education.'

N. EVANS, Aberdeen
20 Oct.: `The medical dangers associated with the expansion of passenger shipping in Victorian Britain.'

P. WALLIS, Nottingham
27 Oct.: `Stopping plague: visions of control.'

G. JONES, Ulster
3 Nov.: ` "Stupid, stubborn patients": the Irish and the TB institution in the twentieth century.'

L. GEARY, University College, Cork
10 Nov.: `Fever and quarantine in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Ireland.'

17 Nov.: `Disease and death in the colonial prison: Kenya 1930–60.'

24 Nov.: `Public health and Zionist ideology: medical selection of Jewish immigrants to Palestine.'

K. TAYLOR, Cambridge
1 Dec.: `Shanghai, segregation, and disease control: dealing with an outbreak of cholera in the Chinese quarter (August 1947).'


M. HOSKIN, Cambridge, will deliver a public lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, 9 October, in the Museum of the History of Science. The lecture is linked to the special exhibition `Succession: families at work in science'. Admission is free.

Subject: `Astronomy in the family: the Herschels.'

DR P. FARA, Cambridge, will talk about her book Newton: the making of a genius, at 7 p.m. on Friday, 24 October, in the Museum of the History of Science. The lecture continues the series `Between the lines', given by authors of books on the history of science for a wide readership.


Transmission of knowledge in the Muslim world: Madrasahs in history and society

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street. DR M. TALIB
15 Oct.: `The Madrasah in its own and others' terms: contesting narratives with reference to the community and the state.'

22 Oct.: `How the medium can affect the message: the case of Muslim schooling in Mali.'

29 Oct.: `The role of the Sarajevo Madrasah in the formation of alternative elites within the Bosnian Muslim community.'

5 Nov.: `Madrasahs, Pondoks, and the production of Ulama in Malaysia in the late nineteenth to twentieth centuries.'

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

DR R. LOIMEIER, Bayreuth
19 Nov.: `From Madrasah to Shule: patterns of change in Islamic education in twentieth-century East Africa.'

DR MADRASAH TAFRESHI, Royal Holloway, London
26 Nov.: `The rise and fall of religious schools in Khorasan Iran between the two wars: 1918–39.'

DR Y. DUTTON, Edinburgh
3 Dec.: `Mosque, market, and Madrasah: the formal and the informal in Islamic learning.'

Introduction to Islam

DR HUSSEIN HASSAN, Research Fellow, OCIS, will hold a series of seminars on this topic at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays, from 14 October, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. Topics will include: `The path to the divine'; `The Qur'an'; `The Prophet'; `The Sunna'; `The Caliphate'; `The Law'; `Spirituality in Islam'; `Islam in the modern world'.


The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Dahrendorf Room, the Founders' Building, St Antony's College. Those attending are asked to note the change of day and place.

Convener: Professor A. Waswo. DR J. MCMULLEN
13 Oct.: `The worship of Confucius in early modern Japan.'

20 Oct.: `The verb morphology of Old Japanese.'

PROFESSOR J. CRUMP, Senior Editor, Japan Forum
27 Oct.: `Nikkeiren and Japanese capitalism.'

I. BURUMA, Bard College
3 Nov.: `Inventing Japan: westernisation, right and wrong.'

10 Nov.: `Politics and tea in the Late Tokugawa period: a study of Ii Naosuke.'

DR J. ROBERTSON, Oxford Brookes
17 Nov.: `Okinawan music, migration and memory.'

PROFESSOR GORO MINAMOTO, Japan Women's University
24 Nov.: `Aspects of modern Japanese theatre in Kinoshita, Junji's Twilight Crane—a survey of its text and performance.'

(Note: this presentation will be in Japanese) PROFESSOR MASAHIRO SATO, Hitotsubashi University
1 Dec.: `Enumerating the nation: planning for Japan's first modern census.'


Hume–Rothery Memorial Lecture 2003

PROFESSOR DAME JULIA HIGGINS, Imperial College, London, will deliver the Hume–Rothery Memorial Lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 October, in Lecture Room 1, the Thom Building, the Department of Engineering Science. The lecture is supported by the Oxford Materials Society. A buffet supper will be held after the lecture in the common room of the Holder Building. Bookings should be made with Ms H. Fishman, Department of Materials (telephone: Oxford (2)73737, e-mail: harriet.fishman@materials.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Phase separation in polymer blends in real and reciprocal space.'


The following events have been arranged. Conference: `Fiscal federalism: prospects of reform', organised with the Oxford Mexican Society. To be held 10–11 October, 12 noon--7 p.m., in the O'Reilly Theatre, Keble College. (For further details contact: victor.pavon-villamayor@hertford.oxford.ac.uk, or see http://users.ox.ac.uk/~mexican/.) Film-showing: ` Clipperton, la Isla de la Pasión', 3 p.m. on Saturday, 11 October, in the Pusey Room, Keble College. (For further details contact: victor.pavon-villamayor@hertford.oxford.ad.uk, or see http://users.ox.ac.uk/~mexican/.) Workshop: `Human rights, democracy, and foreign policy: the Mexican case', to be held on Friday, 24 October, 9 a.m.–4.15 p.m., in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College. (For further details contact: ana.covarrubias@sant.ox.ac.uk.) Conference: `Mexican foreign policy in the post-Cold War world', to be held 8–9 December, in CIDE, Mexico City. (For further details contact: ana.covarrubias@sant.ox.ac.uk.)


Seventeenth-century Portugal: the kingdom and its empire

A one-day meeting on this subject will be held from 9 a.m. on Friday, 26 September, in the Larkin Room, St John's College. A full programme may be obtained from the Instituto Camoes Centre.


Contemporary South Asia Seminar

The following seminar will be held at 4 p.m. on Mondays in the Garden Room, Queen Elizabeth House.p A screening of the film War and Peace (dir. Anand Patwardhan) will replace the seminar on 24 November. The location will be announced later. DR A. YAQIN, SOAS
20 Oct.: `The vexed quest for cultural identity in Pakistan.'

27 Oct.: `Politics, development, and poverty reduction: Digvijay Singh in Madhya Pradesh.'

3 Nov.: `Scheduled castes in Western Tamil Nadu: insuperable barriers still?'

DR D. THUSSU, Goldsmiths' College, London
10 Nov.: `The transnationalisation of television—the Indian experience.'

DR. V. KALRA, Manchester
1 Dec.: `The political economy of the samosa.'

Economic Development Seminar: Competitiveness

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House. Seminars details are subject to change: information on any changes can be found at http://www2.qeh.ox.ac.uk/teaching/seminars.html.

Conveners: Dr S. Lall and Dr R. Thorp. J. SUTTON, LSE
16 Oct.: `Industrial development and globalisation.'

E. AMANN, Manchester
23 Oct.: `UK FDI in Latin America.'

30 Oct.: `Where has all the growth gone? Macroeconomic effects of FDI and policy lessons from Costa Rica.'

H. SCHMITZ, Sussex
6 Nov.: `How do global value chains affect the upgrading of local enterprises?'

13 Nov.: `Chinese competitive threat to south- east Asia.'

20 Nov.: `Doha trade round and the developing countries.'

A. WOOD, Chief Economist, Department for International Development
27 Nov.: `Making globalisation work for the poor: the 2000 White Paper reconsidered.'

K. WATKINS, Head of Research, Oxfam
4 Dec.: `Northern agricultural subsidies and Third World poverty: new themes in old debates.'

(Date to be confirmed)

International Gender Studies Centre

Fieldwork and fieldnotes revisited: the local in a globalised world

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Blackhall Room, Queen Elizabeth House. Details of the 20 November seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: Dr Janette Davies and Dr Zoe Morrison. PROFESSOR R. FRANKENBERG, Keele
16 Oct.: `Cymring out: witnessing the fight for gender space in the 1950s Welsh marches.'

23 Oct.: `What's new under the sun? Rural Mallorca in the twenty-first century.'

30 Oct.: `From shanty town clinic to peri-urban teaching hospital in Bolivia.'

DR H. MONTGOMERY, Open University
6 Nov.: `Rethinking child prostitution.'

13 Nov.: To be announced. DR J. OKELY, Hull
27 Nov.: `Revisiting sequestered Gypsy narratives.'

4 Dec.: `Locating field and identity in an asylum context.'

Refugee Studies Centre

Adolescents, armed conflict, and forced migration: an international seminar series

The following public seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Thatcher Conference Centre, Somerville College. Further information may be obtained from Dominique Attala, Refugee Studies Centre, Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LA (e-mail: rscmst@qeh.ox.ac.uk or jason.hart@qeh.ox.ac.uk). Updates and amendments can be found on the Web site http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk. H. TEFFERI, independent consultant, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
15 Oct.: `The reconstruction of adolescence in conflict situations: experience from eastern Africa.'

J. DE BERRY, Save the Children, Kabul, Afghanistan
22 Oct.: `The challenges of programming with youth in Afghanistan.'

DR M. UTAS, Uppsala
29 Oct.: `Of masks and men: Liberian youth combatants and the experience of marginality.'

DR D.A. PALMA, Corporacion AVRE, Bogotá, Colombia
5 Nov.: `Adolescence and armed conflict in Colombia.'

M. MASRI, independent film-maker, Beirut, Lebanon
19 Nov.: `Palestinian children call the shots: historical memory, identity, and film.'

26 Nov.: `Young people and the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission: the difficulties in documenting harm.'

3 Dec.: ` "We are not here": conducting research with young Congolese and Burundian refugees and their families in Dar es Salaam.'

Harrell-Bond Lecture

PROFESSOR G.S. GOODWIN-GILL will deliver the Harrell-Bond Lecture on Wednesday, 12 November. The title and venue of the lecture will be announced later.



DR CLIVE HAMILTON, Australian National University, and Director, the Australia Institute, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 22 October, in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Convener: Professor A. Offer.

Subject: `Growth fetishism and the construction of identity under consumer capitalism.'

Contemporary UK government and policy-making: the death, rebirth, or reinvention of democratic politics?

Unless otherwise indicated, the following lectures will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Convener: the Rt. Hon. John Redwood, MP. SIR BERNARD INGHAM, former adviser to Margaret Thatcher, and MISS AMANDA PLATELL, former adviser to William Hague
17 Oct.: `The wages of sin.'

P. MALTBY, Institute of Public Policy Research
24 Oct.: `Public–private partnership and private finance—magic money or third-way hype?'

SIR CHRISTOPHER FOSTER, Chairman, RAC; former adviser/consultant
Thur. 30 Oct., Hovenden Room: `Consultants to government—overpaid and overpowerful?'

CLLR. S. MILTON, Leader, Westminster City Council, and R. BUXTON, director
7 Nov.: `Local government—squeezed to death.'

Thur. 13 Nov., Hovenden Room: `British government—too many layers for local government to matter?'

21 Nov.: `Public accountability—how do we report?'

28 Nov.: `Strategies for risk: how politicians pass the buck?'

5 Dec.: `New politics for a new constitutional settlement? How can modern government serve the public?'

Evans-Pritchard Lectures 2003–4

Sample of one: Diko Madeleine, a senior Mambila woman's life in the twentieth century

DR D. ZEITLYN, Department of Anthropology, University of Kent, Canterbury, will deliver the Evans-Pritchard Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools. Tue. 21 Oct.: `Sample of one: joining the queue.'


Wed. 22 Oct.: `Writing history, talking historically. Problems of biography, autobiography, and social history—some precedents.'

Tue. 28 Oct.: `Talking about Somié—from the social to the individual and back.'

Wed. 29 Oct.: `Talking about Diko—introducing a woman, and means of researching a life.'

Tue. 4 Nov.: `Religion and change.'

Wed. 5 Nov.: `Summing up a life? Last words. Several farewells.'


Brian Walker Lecture on Environment and Development

DR D. GOODE will deliver the Brian Walker Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 30 October, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Do cities hold the key to sustainability?'

McGovern Lecture in the History of Medicine

PROFESSOR M. BLISS will deliver the McGovern Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 11 December, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: `The American Horsley? Harvey Cushing and the birth of neurosurgery.'


Tyndale Lecture

DR B. CUMMINGS, Reader in English, University of Sussex, will deliver the Tyndale Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 16 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Hamlet's luck: Shakespeare and the sixteenth- century Bible.'


Oxford Architectural History Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Mondays in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.

Conveners: Professor M. Airs and Dr G. Tyack. M. LANDRUS
20 Oct.: `Churches in Portuguese Goa.'

N. HISCOCK, Oxford Brookes
17 Nov.: `The paradox of imperfection in the medieval cathedral: Grosseteste and Lincoln.'


Canada seminars

MR GEORGE MACLAREN, Agent General of the Québec Government in London, will give a seminar at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 6 November, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards. Further information may be obtained from Vanessa Windsor, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: vanessa.windsor@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Going global: Québec's international relations.'

Deneke Lecture

MARY ROBINSON, Director, Ethical Globalisation Initiative, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and former President of Ireland, will deliver the Deneke Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 24 October, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. Admission will be by ticket only, available from the Development Office, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: Oxford (2)74362, e-mail: development@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Reflection on Cancun: making trade work for human rights.'


King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud Lecture

PROFESSOR H. MEJCHER, Hamburg, will deliver the King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 15 October, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Germany and Saudi Arabia: encounters in the twentieth century.'

Asian Studies Centre


Except where otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Founder's Building, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Dr S. Tsang and Dr M. Rebick. DR C. CHAN, Cambridge
4 Nov.: `China's compliance in global affairs: a framework for analysis.'

Fri. 7 Nov.: `China's Communist Party: survival or collapse?'

11 Nov.: `The making and unmaking of an industrial working class in India: sliding down the labour hierarchy in Ahmedabad.'

(Joint seminar with the South Asian Studies Programme) MS SUN SHUYUN, documentary producer, BBC
18 Nov.: `Ten thousand miles without a cloud: travels through Chinese history.'

PROFESSOR CHIH-CHENG LO, Executive Director, Institute for National Policy Research, Taiwan
25 Nov.: `The presidential election and cross- Strait relations.'

(Taiwan Studies Programme seminar for Michaelmas Term)

South Asian Studies Programme

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Deakin Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College.

Convener: Dr D.A. Washbrook. PROFESSOR I. TALBOT, Coventry
14 Oct.: `Partition and its aftermath. Amritsar 1947–9.'

21 Oct.: `Early British encounters with the Indian opium eater.'

28 Oct.: `Geography, empire, and sainthood in two eighteenth-century Sufi texts from the Deccan.'

4 Nov.: `Africanists on Indian colonial scientists.'

(Discussant: Dr M. Harrison, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine) PROFESSOR J. BREMAN, Amsterdam
11 Nov., 5 p.m.: `The making and unmaking of an industrial working class in India: sliding down the labour hierarchy in Ahmedabad.'

(Joint seminar with the Asian Studies Centre seminar series) DR J.-G. DEUTSCH
18 Nov.: `Slavery and unfree labour in Africa since 1800.'

(Discussant: Dr Washbrook) DR R. MAJUMDAR, Chicago
Thur. 27 Nov.: `Looking for brides and grooms: Ghataks, matrimonials, and the marriage market in colonial Calcutta, c.1875–1940.'

Fri. 28 Nov.: To be announced.

European Studies Centre

European Studies Centre Evening: The end of Britain?

A discussion on the European Constitution will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 15 October, in St Antony's College (70 Woodstock Road). The speakers will be Vernon Bogdanor, Noel Malcolm, and Kalypso Nicolaïdis. The meeting will be chaired by Timothy Garton Ash.

Balkan crises of the 1990s

PROFESSOR RICHARD CRAMPTON will hold this M.Phil. class at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays, weeks 1–8, in the European Studies Centre.

Konrad Adenauer Lecture

MR ROLAND KOCH, First Minister, the Federal State of Hesse, will deliver the Konrad Adenauer Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 November, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Europe's way forward—the next steps.'

Latin American Centre

Research Seminar in Latin American History

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Latin American Centre, St Antony's College. Details of the 27 November seminar will be published later.

Convener: Dr Paulo Drinot (e-mail: paulo.drinot@lac.ox.ac.uk). S. WASHBROOK
16 Oct.: `Indians, exports, and Enganche in Northern Chiapas, Mexico, 1880–1910.'

M. BAUD, Amsterdam
23 Oct.: `Intellectuals and the representation of "lo indigena" in twentieth-century Latin America.'

L. SCHJOLDEN, London and Oxford
30 Oct.: `Sentencing the social question: the judicial culture in Argentine labour law, 1900–43.'

P. SCHELL, Manchester
6 Nov.: `Fathers, sons, and sociability through the study of Chilean natural history, 1853–1910.'

R. HORA, Quilmes, Argentina
13 Nov.: `Why did nineteenth-century Argentine businessmen invest in land?'

N. PRIEGO, Liverpool
20 Nov.: `Science, society, and politics: microbiology in Mexico during the Porfiriato.'

4 Dec.: `Region and centre: state-building in nineteenth-century Peru.'

Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre

Maintaining the Soviet order

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Nissan Centre Lecture Theatre.

Conveners: Dr D. Priestland and Professor R. Service. PROFESSOR C. KELLY
13 Oct.: `The virtues of denouncing your father: the cult of Pavlik Morozov.'

20 Oct.: `Stalin's spy-mania and the Great Terror.'

27 Oct.: `The nature of the Soviety party- state.'

DR D. BEER, Downing College, Cambridge
3 Nov.: `The medicalisation of deviance in early Soviet Russia.'

10 Nov.: `Controlling the future: the success and failure of Soviet youth policies.'

DR J. SMITH, Birmingham
17 Nov.: `The vagaries of Soviet nationality policies.'

24 Nov.: `The Soviet security services in the 1920s.'

1 Dec.: `Continuity and change in Russia's penal peripheries.'


Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture

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

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


Sir Alec Cairncross Lecture

DR G. KEMP, Director, Regional Strategic Programs, Nixon Center, Washington, DC, will deliver the Sir Alec Cairncross Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 16 October, in the chapel, St Peter's College. The lecture is given in association with the Institute of Contemporary British History.

Subject: `The geopolitics and economics of Iraq's reconstruction.'


Chatham Lecture

LORD BRAGG OF WIGTON will deliver the Chatham Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `What are the Arts now?'


Ronald Syme Lecture

PROFESSOR F.G.B. MILLAR, Emeritus Professor of Ancient History, will deliver the annual Ronald Syme Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 6 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `Two Roman revolutions.'


Early Christianity in Britain and Ireland

The following lectures will be given at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays in Blackfriars. The lectures will be open to the public. PROFESSOR T. CHARLES-EDWARDS
21 Oct.: `Early Christianity in Ireland and Celtic Britain.'

28 Oct.: `Early Christianity in England.'

4 Nov.: `Early Christian literature in the British Isles.'

11 Nov.: `Early Christian Oxfordshire.'


Church Mission Society Lecture

DR VINOTH RAMACHANDRA, Colombo, Sri Lanka, IFES Regional Secretary for South Asia, will deliver the Church Mission Society Lecture at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, 14 October, in the Lecture Room, Wycliffe Hall.

Subject: `Global society: challenges to mission.'


Thirty-minute lectures

The following thirty-minute lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on the days shown in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre. Admission is free. Wine and sandwiches will be served after the lectures at a cost of £4 per person, for which bookings should be made in advance with Mrs P.M. Sturgis, Membership Secretary, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234, e-mail: pms@bodley.ox.ac.uk). N.K. KIESSLING
Wed. 22 Oct.: `One of the Library's early Friends: Anthony Wood.'

Tue. 11 Nov.: `The safety of the realm: retrospect and prospect.'


The next annual conference of the Oxford Nutrition Group will be held in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College, from 9.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. on Monday, 3 November. Those with an interest in any aspect of nutrition are invited to attend. To register, contact Cassie Lloyd at the Radcliffe Infirmary (e-mail: cassie.lloyd@orh.nhs.uk, or telephone Oxford 224672). Further information is available from Janet Warren at the John Radcliffe Hospital (e-mail: janet.warren@orh.nhs.uk, telephone: Oxford 221702).



Unless otherwise indicated, the following lectures will be held at 7.45 for 8 p.m. in the Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58 Banbury Road. Admission costs £1 for members, £3 for non-members; students under thirty are admitted free. For further information about the Oxford Italian Association, and how to join, telephone Oxford 377479 or 865476. PROFESSOR DEBORAH HOWARD
Thur. 23 Oct., Lecture Theatre, Rewley House: `Memories of Egypt in medieval Venice.'

Tue. 4 Nov.: `Stones in Venice: recycled marble from Constantinople and Venice.'

Tue. 18 Nov.: `Aspects of Italian folklore past and present: an exploration.'

Other meetings

Film-showing: Angela, da una storia vera, will be shown at 8 p.m. on Thursday, 16 October, in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House. The film is ninety minutes in length, and does not have subtitles. Admission free. Conversazione in italiano: on Tuesday, 11 November, 7.45 for 8 p.m., in the common room, St Anne's College. Admission free.


Michael von Clemm Fellowship 2004--5

Applications are invited for a Michael von Clemm Fellowship for study at Harvard University during the academic year 2004--5. The fellowship is in memory of Michael von Clemm (1935--97), who was a graduate of Harvard and a graduate student (and subsequently Honorary Fellow) of Corpus Christi College. It is open to undergraduates at the University of Oxford who will be entering their final year in October 2003 and also to those who graduated in June 2003. It is intended to attract applicants of very high academic calibre and who have the personal qualities likely to conduce to success in a non-academic career. The holder will also be perceived (however informally) as an `ambassadorial' representative of Oxford at Harvard, and should be content with and capable of that role.

The successful applicant will spend a year at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences as a Special Student following a course of study or research of his or her choice (subject to the availability of tuition or supervision at Harvard); he/she must apply to and be registered at that School and no other. The fellowship is not intended for those wishing to study vocational subjects, such as Business Administration or Law. Potential applicants are advised to look at the School Web site (www.gsas.harvard.edu), and should if possible list in their application the specific courses there which they hope to take.

The fellowship will meet the costs of all tuition at Harvard as well as travel between Boston and the UK and will provide an allowance sufficient to cover the costs of living at Harvard.

Those wishing to be considered should write to the College Secretary, Corpus Christi College, Oxford OX1 4JF, asking for further particulars and an application form, together with a copy of the information for referees. It is the responsibility of applicants to ask three referees to write directly to the same address. Completed application forms and references must reach the College Secretary not later than 24 October. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

It is expected that interviews will be held towards the end of November.


Pre-Doctoral Grants on International Organisations and the Security Issues of the Post-Cold War Era

The Centre for International Studies invites applications from D. Phil candidates in the University to apply for grants of £4,000--£5,000 each to help defray tuition and living expenses incurred in the course of completing the doctoral degree. This is a one-off competition and it is anticipated that up to four such awards may be made. Preference may be given to applicants from the non-OECD countries.

Applicants should:

(a) be writing a doctoral thesis at the University on one of the four themes of the MacArthur-supported project on `International Organisations and the Security Issues of the Post-Cold War Era'. The themes are (i) The role of international organisations in transitions from war to peace; (ii) International organisations and new threats to international peace and security; (iii) Regionalism, regional organisations and security; and (iv) The attitudes and policies of states towards international organisations. For details see the Centre for International Studies Web site at: http://www.politics.ox.ac.uk/cis/.

(b) Submit a covering letter explaining (i) the fit between the thesis topic and one or more of the above themes; and (ii) what they would use the grant for;

(c) provide an updated curriculum vitae and a 700-word summary of the thesis;

(d) ask their supervisor to send a reference to the CIS Programme Committee that includes information about the candidate's progress on the thesis and financial needs.

The closing date for applications is 20 October. Materials that arrive after that date are unlikely to be read by the Programme Committee. Applicants will be informed of the results by the end of October. All materials should be in written form, and should be addressed to Marga Lyall, Centre for International Studies, Department of Politics and International Relations, George Street, Oxford OX1 2RL. Envelopes should be clearly marked `MacArthur Pre-doctoral Grant Application'. of this section


Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages and Associated Joint Schools

For examination in 2004:

Further topics in French (French sole)

1. Paper XI, Introduction to French Film Studies: the prescribed films are:

Renoir, Le Crime de Monsieur Lange

Godard, A bout de souffle

Beineix, Diva

Tavernier, L627

2. Paper XII, Introduction to French Literary Theory. The prescribed authors are:

Valéry, `Questions de poésie' and `Poésie et pensée abstraite', in Théorie poétique et estétique, part of Variété: Oeuvres, vol. I (Bibliothèque de la Pléiade) (Gallimard, 1957)

Sartre, Qu'est-ce que la littérature? (Folio, 2001)

Barthes, Critique et vérité (Seuil, 1999)

Genette, `Critique et poétique', `Poétique et histoire', `La rhétorique restreinte', `Métonymie chez Proust', in Figures III (Seuil, 1972)

3. Paper XIII, Key Texts in French Thought. The prescribed texts are:

Descartes, Discours de la méthode (Garnier-Flammarion)

Rousseau, Discours sur l'inégalité (Folio)

Bergson, Essai sur les données immédiates de la conscience (PUD)

Beauvoir, Le Deuxième Sexe (Folio), I, `Introduction', pp. 9--32; `Mythes', pp. 237--408; II, `La femme mariée', pp. 221--329; `La mère' pp. 330--91.


Extracts for commentary in German Paper III will be taken from the following two texts: Die Dreigroschenoper and Im Westen nichts Neues.

Further topics in German (for German sole)

1. German Paper V, Introduction to Film Studies. A study of the cinema of the later Weimar Republic.The prescribed films are:

Siegfrieds Tod (dir. Fritz Lang, 1924)

Menschen am Sonntag (dir. Robert Siodmak, Billy Wilder, Edgar G. Ulmer, 1929)

Mädchen in Uniform (dir. Leontine Sagan, 1931)

Kuhle Wampe oder Wem gehört die Welt (dir. Slatan Dudow, 1932)

2. Paper VI, Introduction to German Medieval Studies. A close study of Hartmann von Aue, Gregorius (in the Reclam edition).

3. German VII, Key Texts in German Thought. The prescribed texts are:

Kant: Idee zu einer allgemeinen Geschichte in weltbürgerlicher Absicht

Marx und Engels: Das kommunistische Manifest

Nietzsche: `Zur Naturgeschichte der Moral' in Jenseits von Gut und Böse

Freud: Warum Krieg? of this section


With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and, where applicable, of divisional boards, the following changes in regulations made by divisional and faculty boards will come into effect on 24 October.

1 Life and Environmental Sciences Board

M.Sc. by Coursework in Nature, Society, and Environmental Policy

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

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 747, delete ll. 11--18 and substitute: `(i) a written examination of two three-hour papers. One paper will be based on Research Skills. The other paper will be based on Nature and Society, and on Global Transitions. This paper will be divided into two parts: Nature and Society, and Global Transitions, as described in the schedule. Candidates are expected to answer at least ONE question from each part;

(ii) an assessed essay based upon an aspect of the Nature/Society relationship (to be submitted to the Course Director by noon on Friday of Noughth Week of Hilary Term);

(iii) two assessed essays based upon option courses;

(iv) either a dissertation on a subject selected in consultation with the supervisor and the Course Director and approved by the Standing Committee;

(v) or two additional assessed essays drawn from option courses.'

2 Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board

(a) Pass School of Engineering, Economics and Management

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

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 175, delete ll. 3--9 and substitute: `Candidates for the Pass School of Engineering, Economics and Management will be required to satisfy the examiners in six papers as specified for Part I in the Honour School of Engineering, Economics and Management, comprising:

(i) Papers E1 and M1


three papers from A1-A6 and one paper from B1-B5

OR four papers from A1-A6'. of this section

(b) Honour School of Engineering and Materials

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

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 180, delete ll. 25--35 and substitute:: `Candidates shall also undertake either an eight-week minimum period of attachment to an industrial firm before the beginning of the Michaelmas Full Term preceding the Part II examination or four industrial visits, details of which will be specified in the Course Handbook.

Candidates undertaking the industrial attachment shall submit a report on the attachment, which must be delivered to the Chairman of Examiners in the Honour School of Engineering and Materials, c/o the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, by noon on the Friday of the first week of the Hilary Full Term preceding the Part II examination. The report shall not exceed 2,000 words.

Candidates undertaking the industrial visits shall submit a report on each visit, which must be submitted to the Chairman of Examiners in the Honour School of Engineering and Materials, c/o the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, by noon on the Friday of the fourth week of the Trinity Full Term in which the Part II examination takes place. The report on each visit shall not exceed 500 words.

Reports previously submitted for the Honour School of Engineering and Materials may be resubmitted. No report will be accepted if it has already been submitted, wholly or substantially, for another honour school or degree of this University, or for a degree of any other institution. Reports must be accompanied by a signed statement by the candidate that it is his or her own work.' of this section

3 Board of the Faculty of Modern History

Preliminary Examination (formerly Honour Moderations) in Modern History

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

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 56, l. 47, delete `Industrial Work and Working-Class Life in Britain 1870--1914' and substitute `Working-Class Life and Industrial Work c.1870--1914'. of this section

4 Boards of the Faculty of Modern History and Department of Economics

Honour Moderations in Modern History and Economics

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

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 57, l. 30, delete `Industrial Work and Working-Class Life in Britain 18701914' and substitute `Working-Class Life and Industrial Work c.1870--1914'. of this section

5 Boards of the Faculties of Modern History and English Language and Literature

Preliminary Examination (formerly Honour Moderations) in Modern History and English

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

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 59, delete ll. 23--25. of this section

6 Board of the Faculty of Modern History and the Social Sciences Board

(a) Honour School of Modern History and Economics

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 305, l. 39, delete `British Economic History 1700--1870' and substitute `British Economic and Social History 1700-1870'. of this section

(b) Pass School of Modern History and Economics

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 307, l. 19, after `Economic' insert `and Social'.


Hertford College

ROBERT C. BARNARD, 30 August 2003; Rhodes Scholar 1936. Aged 89.

DR JAMES BERTIE, 10 September 2003; Fellow and Bursar 1978–88, Emeritus Fellow. Aged 75.

THE REVD (RICHARD) MICHAEL CHANTRY, 17 September 2003; commoner 1951, Chaplain 1961–2001. Aged 72.

MICHAEL EDWARD KNIGHT, 16 June 2003; scholar 1953. Aged 68.

PHILIP JOHN LIVINGSTONE, July 2003; commoner 1943. Aged 78.

ALFRED MAURICE NATHAN, 8 September 2003; commoner 1940. Aged 82.

THE HON. GEORGE A. SADEN, March 2003; 1985. Aged 92

DAVID CHARLES SHUBROOK, March 2003; commoner 1962. Aged 60.

ROBERT ESTCOURT SOUTHCOMBE, TD, 16 July 2003; commoner 1934. Aged 87.

WILLIAM GEORGE THOMAS, 7 September 2003; Lusby Scholar 1934. Aged 88.

PETER GRAHAME WIGGS, 2002; commoner 1954. Aged 69.

FRANCIS D'AUBVILLE WILSON, 20 June 2000; commoner 1935. Aged 83.

Lady Margaret Hall

THE REVD PETER BIDE, MA, 30 September 2003; Chaplain 1968–80, Fellow from 1978, Emeritus Fellow from 1980.

Lincoln College

GORDON LOWE, 8 June 2003; Fellow 1962–2000, Sub-Rector 1986–9, Professor of Biological Chemistry 1989–2000; Supernumerary Fellow 2000–3. Aged 70.

DENIS ALEXANDER JOHN NOBLE, 4 April 2003; commoner 1941–5. Aged 80.

PETER SHERIDAN, 31 July 2003; commoner 1946.

DAVID ALLAN SPENCE, 8 September 2003; Fellow 1964–81; Reader in Theoretical Mechanics 1977–81; Senior Research Fellow 1989–92, Supernumerary Fellow 1993–2003. Aged 77.

HAROLD MICHAEL VINCENT, 16 April 2003; 1940. Aged 81.

FRANCIS TENNESON WEAR, 14 April 2003; commoner 1939. Aged 82.

EDWARD J. WELLS, 3 May 2002; graduate commoner 1959–62. Aged 65 .

Magdalen College

RICHARD GAUNT ARNOLD-BAKER, 20 July 2003; commoner 1933–6. Aged 88.

PROFESSOR SAMUEL ANTHONY BARNETT, 28 June 2003; demy 1934–7. Aged 88.

PROFESSOR FRANCIS LUDWIG CARSTEN, 23 June 1998; senior demy 1946–7. Aged 87.

HAMILTON FREDERICK DUCKWORTH, 7 July 2003; commoner 1947–50. AGed 82.

WILLIAM HUGHES, 24 July 2003; demy 1929–33. Aged 92.

PHILIP ARTHUR JOHN PETTIT, 7 January 2002; commoner 1952–8. Aged 69.

COL. KENNETH GRAHAM POST, 22 February 1998; exhibitioner 1927–9. Aged 90.

RICHARD SUTHERLAND WALKER; commoner 1929–32. Aged 92.

TERENCE DAVID WILLIAMS, 29 July 2003; exhibitioner 1947–50. Aged 74.

St Anne's College

SISTER LOUISA MARY BANKES, SND, September 2003; Home-Student 1934–7.

St Hilda's College

JUDITH MARY HALNAN (née Humberstone), 13 August 2003; commoner 1949–50 (Diploma in Agricultural Economics). Aged 74.

KATHLEEN NORCROSS (née Ellis), MA, DIP.ED., 10 April 2003; commoner 1947–51. Aged 74.

AYDUA HELEN SCOTT-ELLIOT, 9 July 2003; commoner 1929–30. Aged 93.

St Hugh's College

MISS CICELY ALICIA WINIFRED MCCALL, MBE, 17 July 2003; 1920. Aged 103.

MISS WINIFRED EMILY MURRELL, 19 September 2003; English 1924. Aged 98.

MISS FREDA GRANT LLOYD, 11 August 2003; Modern Languages 1938. Aged 93.

MRS GLENYS MARY ROBERTS (née Jolliffe), 17 July 2003; English 1939. Aged 82.

MRS EDITH MORGAN, OBE (née Wilson), 21 August 2003; PPE 1946. Aged 83.

MRS GLENYS MORWYTH HUNTER (née Preece), 18 September 2003; English 1948. Aged 73.

MRS DOROTHY ELIZABETH ANNE WICKHAM (née Schuftan), 7 July 2003; Chemistry 1958. Aged 63.


Christ Church

A Memorial Service for THE RT REVD FRANK WESTON, formerly Archdeacon of Oxford, Canon Residentiary of Christ Church, and Emeritus Student of Christ Church, will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 18 October, in Christ Church Cathedral.


Stained Glass and Sculpture by Martin Smith: an exhibition at Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford, 19&f#150;31 Oct. Open daily 10 a.m.–4 p.m. subject to college commitments. Visitors are advised to ring the college lodge (01865 274100) beforehand.

St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

Oxford Authors: 16 Oct., Writing for Dear Life, Brian Aldiss; 23 Oct., Life-shifting–a new way of living?, Roger Twigger; 30 Oct., Chiaroscuro: the illusion of Light and Dark, Jan Mark; 6 Nov., The Highs, Lows, Terrors and Rewards of Writing, Angela Huth; 13 Nov., Truth is no stranger to fiction, Linda Proud; 20 Nov., Fascinating Sinners, Patricia Hall; 27 Nov., Cruelty in crime fiction, Jane Jakeman; 4 Dec., An Alternative Oxford, Philip Pullman. The talks will be held in St Giles' Church at 12.3 0 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. Web site: http://www.st-giles-church.org.

Lady Margaret Hall Events

Book Launch for the reprint of prize-winning novel Another Country, written by Helen Heroys while she was an undergraduate at LMH in the 1920s; 17 Oct., 5.45–7 p.m., LMH, Talbot Hall. Contact: Angela Gustafsson, 01865 274362 or e-mail: development@lmh.ox.ac.uk.
BBC Radio 4 Any Questions?is broadcast live from LMH's Dining Hall, chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby, with panellists from politics, public life, the arts, business and education including Germaine Greer, Peter Hitchens, and Francis Maude. What questions will you pose? 7 Nov., LMH Dining Hall. Audience arrives 6.45–7.15 p.m. Programme begins 8 p.m. Entrance by ticket only. Contact: Angela Gustafsson, 01865 274362 or e-mail: development@lmh.ox.ac.uk.


Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Fri. 17 Oct., 8 p.m.: John Christopher Adams, Schubert Piano Sonata Cycle, final programme: Piano Sonata in A Minor D784; Piano Sonata in B Flat Major, D960. Tickets £7/£5 available at door or reserved at mhticketsoxford@mail.com.
Oxford Chamber Music Society concert in Holywell, Sun. 12 Oct., 2.45 p.m. The Chilingirian String Quartet will play Beethoven in F op 18 no 1, Mendelssohn in E flat op 12, and Ravel in F. Tickets from Playhouse 01865 305305, www.ticketsoxford.com, some free to 8–22 year olds.

Memorial Service

A memorial service for Professor Bernard Williams (Emeritus Professor of the Philosophy Faculty and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford) will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday 25 October in King's College Chapel, Cambridge.

Emmaus Oxford

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

Summer Fields School

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

Museum Volunteers Wanted

Every Sunday afternoon the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the Pitt Rivers Museum hold 'Free, family friendly activities'. These activities include explorer backpacks, sorting boxes, and trails devised by education staff. The afternoons are run by a team of volunteers. We are looking for new volunteers to work with our established team. We welcome whatever level of commitment you can give! For more information please contact Janet Stott, Education Officer at the University Museum on 01865 (2)82451 or e-mail: janet.stott@oum.ox.ac.uk.

Society for Graduates

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. 24 Oct.: Transits of Venus 1639-2004, Dr Allan Chapman, Science Historian; 31 Oct.: Bolivia–a forgotten country, Tim windsor-Shaw, Chairman UN Association Oxford Branch; 7 Nov.: John Wesley-saint or sinner?, Rev. Dr Ralph Waller, Harris Manchester; 14 Nov.: Is exercise bad for you?, Dr Linda Castell, Director Cellular Nutrition Research Group, RI Oxford; 21 Nov.: Manned Missions to Mars–closer than you think?!, Emily MacDonald; 28 Nov.: A skill for life, Clive Stayt, Inst. of Advanced Motorists; 5 Dec.: George Orwell: what's left?, Dr Tom Buchanan, Dept. of Continuing Education; 12 Dec.: Christmas Dinner, St Edmund Hall. Subscriptions: Members, £5 per term; Visitors, £1.50 per meeting.

Oxford University Newcomers' Club

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

The Ecco Shop

Situated in Oxford City Centre, the Ecco shop in New Inn Hall Street offers you the best selection of comfortable yet fashionable footwear for everyday wear. Ecco is a Danish company specialising in designing shoes for active people. Have you tried them yet? To receive a money-off voucher and Autumn brochure call 01865 427885 please quote gazette10. Web site: www.ecco-shoes.co.uk.

Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

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


Books Bought and Sold

Woodstock Bookshop, 3 Market Sq., Woodstock. Mark Wratten, Secondhand books, literature, literary criticism, drama, some philosophy, religion, hisotyr of art and other. Open 7 days, 10.30 a.m.–5 p.m. but advise ring to check. Tel.: 01993 811005.
Books Bought: 01865 727928–we buy any quantity of books, from single items of importance to entire libraries on history and the humanities. Unsworth's Booksellers (ABA). Shops at 15 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DQ and 12 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QA. Open every day. E-mail: books@unsworths.com. Web site: www.unsworths.com.

Periodicals Bought and Sold

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

Services Offered

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.
Building/decorating: general property maintenance, repairs, decorating, shelving, light building work undertaken. Excellent references. Phone: Anthony on 01865 762576.
Big or small, we ship it all, plus free pick up anywhere in Oxford. Also 24-hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24-hour access, and mail forwarding world-wide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services, and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com, also at: 94 London Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431, e-mail: staff@mbeheadington.co.uk.
Town and Country Trees: arboricultural contractors; modern arboricultural techniques; local authority approved; safeguarded by full Public Liability insurance. Free advice and quotations. Tel.: 0845 458 2980 or 07976 261850 (mobile).

Domestic Services

Barnett House creche: a few places are still available for the coming academic year in this small, home-based, Ofsted-approved creche in North Oxford. Barnett House creche was founded in association with the University's Department of Sociology, and accepts children from 6 months to 4 years, offering either full time or part time care. The creche cares for only 6 children per session (with 2 qualified staff) making it ideal for those who seek childcare that is personal and non-institutional in character, and actively encourages the development of early learning skills. Enquiries to Ms Ferguson on 01865 552366 or visit our Web site at: http://www.barnetthousecreche.co.uk.
Carpet/upholstery/curtain cleaning by Grimebusters, your local specialists. Quality work, competitive prices. Domestic, commercial, college. Also carpet/upholstery stain protection, pre-occupancy cleaning, flood cleaning/drying, oriental rug cleaning. For free estimates and friendly advice, call Grimebusters. Tel.: 01865 726983 or 01235 555533.

Tuition Offered

Piano lessons: experienced teacher; adults and children; all grades. Beginners welcome. contact Miss P. Read BA (Hons) L.R.A.M., near Kidlington, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 331147.
Flute tuition evenings and weekends. Former professional 17 years experience. Beginners to diploma level. Please contact: Jane Rogers. Tel.: 01865 274777 (work), 01367 870417 (eve).

Situations Vacant

Assistant Editor, Eytmology: Oxford English Dictionary. As part of the comprehensive revision of the Oxford English Dictionary now in progress, an additional staff member is required to join a small team of specialist eytmology editors. The successful applicant will be involved in revising the etymological components of the dictionary text, by researching word histories, and revising or supplementing the existing text in the light of this research. Applicants should have at least one of the following: a good knowledge of the internal history of English; a good knowledge of one or more Germanic or Romance languages and their histories. A First or Upper Second class degree in a relevant subject is required, and research experience in a relevant area would be highly advantageous. The successful applicant will work in the challenging environment of online publication, which requires the regular issue of scholarly text from the dictionary's ongoing research programme. Further information regarding the revision project is available on the OED Web site, http://www.oed.com. The post will be based in Oxford. Shortlisted candidates are likely to be asked to complete a lexicographical aptitude test. The salary offered will be in the range of £17,500–£22,000 p.a. depending on skills and experience. OUP offers a full range of supporting benefits, including a final salary pension scheme. To apply, please send your CV, covering letter and salary details, quoting reference 03/187 to: Ruth Lester, Personnel Officer, Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP. Or e- mail:acpersonnel.uk@oup.com. Closing date: 27 October 2003.
Experienced audiotypists in transcribing needed for interviews for interesting project–DIPEX (www.dipex.org)–of personal experiences of health and illness. If you are interested, please contact: info@dipex.org or tel.: 01865 226672.
Oxford Analytica: we are a leading international consultancy, drawing on the scholarship of Oxford and other universities, and research institutions worldwide to serve the needs of business and governments for geostrategic, political, economic, and social analysis. We are now seeking an Oxford-based Asia Pacific Editor. The successful candidate will be part of a team responsible for commissioning and editing analysis for publication in the Oxford Analytica Daily Brief and Asia Pacific Daily Brief. Managing an international network of expert contributors is an integral part of this process. Candidates should have a firm grounding in the politics and economics of the region, probably developed through a postgraduate degree and/or relevant work experience. Well developed analytical skills and the ability to write and edit with speed and accuracy under pressure are essential. Salary commensurate with experience. CV and details of current salary to: Graham Hutchings, Oxford Analytica, 5 Alfred Street, Oxford OX1 4EH. By 10 Oct.

Short Term Lets

House to rent over Christmas/New Year: 4-bedroom, detached family home to rent in Oxford, from 10 Dec. to 6 Jan. (incl.); 5 minutes' walk from Summertown shops and main city bus routes, on quiet side street. £1,500 for whole period (or £1,250 if willing to 'house-sit' resident cat and rabbit!). May be possible to negotiate shorter period. Tel.: 01865 554058, eves./weekends.
Smart 2-/3-bedroom house, recently renovated. Open-plan ground floor; 2 bathrooms (+ power showers); fully furnished, well equipped. Available Jan. to July 2004. Just south of Folly Bridge, 10/15 minutes' walk to city centre. Near Christ Church Meadows and Hinksey Park. Convenient for university departments and colleges. Suitable for visiting professional/academic couple. £850 p.c.m. inc. utility bills. Tel.: 01865 204604. E-mail: georgina.bordewich@devoff.ox.ac.uk.

Houses to Let

Outstanding 17th-century house in historic village of Dorchester on Thames. Well furnished; 4 large bedrooms; 2 reception rooms; study; easily maintained walled garden. Easy access to Oxford. Available now. £1,500 p.c.m. Tel.: 01799 531636.
Spacious townhouse: an excellently presented fully furnished and equipped modern townhouse, situated in East Oxford. Living/dining room; kitchen; 3 double bedrooms (1 en suite); family bathroom; garden and allocated parking spaces. Available in October at only £1,100 p.m. For more information please contact Anna Turner at Finders Keepers, 27 St Clements, Oxford OX1 4AB. Tel.: 01865 200012 or e-mail: annat@finders.co.uk, or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.
Charming cottage, Westcott Barton, 14 miles north west of Oxford, in a quiet corner of village (bus to Oxford or drive to Charlbury Station for train). Attractively furnished and well equipped; 2 bedrooms (1 double bedroom, 1 spare bedroom/study). Beams, ingelnook fireplace, woodburning stove, gas c.h., country antiques, washer/drier, fridge/freezer, bath/shower, small walled south-facing garden, garage. Available Oct. E-mail: doreen.mcbarnet@csls.ox.ac.uk.
North Oxford 2 new bright, fully and tastefully furnished family houses with a choice of 2 bedrooms plus study or 4 bedrooms, master bedrooms with en suite, family bathroom, cloakroom lounge/diner, kitchen/breakfast, small landscaped garden, private parking available for the academic year. Best suited to professionals and visiting academics seeking excellent standard accommodation in a good residential location just north of Summertown parade with easy access to the centre of Oxford, University and hospital departments. Rents from £1,075 and £1,250 p.c.m. (short term option negotiable). Tel.: 01865 516144, fax: 01865 437996.
Jericho–(i) £1,450 p.c.m. Available 20 Oct. Beautifully presented 3-bedroom period house. Offered furnished or unfurnished; (ii) £1,650 p.c.m. Available late Oct. Newly refurbished and furnished 2-bedroom period house with basement room. For both properties contact Sarah Richardson, Lettings Manager, Scott Fraser Lifestyle, 205a Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7HQ. Tel.: 01865 554577, Fax: 01865 554578, Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.
28 November.,2003 to 1 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.
Huge 4-bedroom house with integrated garage in Headington; adjacent to Nuffield and Churchill Hospitals; walk to John Radcliffe. Furnished with separate dining, lounge and sitting rooms. New kitchen, appliances and c.h. Internet wired. Large garden and forecourt. Available Nov. £2,000 p.c.m. Suit professional family. Contact: harvey@highstream.net.
Detached 3/4 bedroom house off Iffley and Cowley Roads. Quiet neighbourhood. Walk to shopping centre and bus routes. Clean and fully furnished, c.h., washer/drier. Front garden, separate garage and off-street parking. Responsible family or professionals preferred. £1, 200 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 762236.
Waterways, central north Oxford: selection of brand new luxury 4-/5- bedroom, and 3-bathroom houses in prestigious location. Master bedroom with spacious en suite; family bathroom with separate shower. Landscaped garden, some with conservatory. Elegantly furnished. Secure parking, some with own garage. High quality applicances and fittings. All properties owned, let and managed by Chase. No tenant administration fess charged. Immediately available. Tel.: Chase-the property people-01865 516060 or 07808 477850.
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

Ground-floor studio flat for one. Open-plan bedsitting room/kitchen- dining room (24ft x 12ft). Bathroom with shower (no bathtub). Garden access; washing machine; c.h. Available now. 1 year maximum. £400 p.m. incl. bills, except telephone. Tel.: 01865 553561.
Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, also very close to the river: available now for short/long lets in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large light airy rooms: 2 furnished ground-floor flats, each with double and single bedrooms, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel.:/fax: 01865 552400.
Studio flat in quiet location near centre of Chipping Norton. Kitchen/living room, separate bathroom and bedroom. Easy parking, 3 miles Kingham Station. £425 p.c.m. E-mail: john@chippie1.demon.co.uk.
Two room furnished apartment (with own bathroom and shared kitchen) in quiet country house south of Oxford. Good access to bus routes and Didcot station. Use of garden, swimming pool. Tel.: 01235 848356.
Central North Oxford 1- and 2-bedroom apartments in a charming grand and secure Victorian house with ample parking, and within minutes walk from most central university and hospital departments. Would best suit mature professional and visiting academics. The 1-bed available from Sept., at £750 p.c.m, the 2-beds available from Aug., at £875 p.c.m. For further information on the above, and on a variety of north Oxford apartments and houses available for the academic year tel.: 01865 516144 or fax: 01865 437996.

Self-Catering Accommodation

OxfordShortlets offers high quality self-catering short let properties as an excellent alternative to hotel/guesthous and bed and breakfast accommodation in Oxford. We have a wide selection of quality homes available for short stay (holiday) lets from 1 week to 3 or 4 weeks even up to 4 or 5 months, and more if required. 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, re-location purposes or temporary accommodation in between homes. Self-catering accommodation in Oxford is made easy with OxfordShortlets. Web site: www.OxfordShortlets.co.uk. Tel.: 01865 376772, fax: 01865 371911.

Accommodation Offered

Keep Your Independence with Support: very sheltered accommodation for elderly people near central Oxford. All rooms en suite, lovely garden, good transport links, friendly and supportive staff and volunteers, 24-hour alarm system. For more details contact: The Administrator, The Abbeyfield Oxford Society, Brian Lewis House, 80 St Clements, Oxford OX4 1AW. Tel.: 01865 790439. E-mail: brianlewis@ukonline.co.uk.
Unique apartment/annexe to village house close to Oxford: 1 large bedroom; large sitting room study etc. All facilities; c.h. Phone 01865 351566.
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.
Large, light room with views over roof tops to Green College Observatory, sharing sitting room and kitchen with mostly absent postdoc. St Bernard's Road (central north Oxford). Available 1 Nov., long and short lets possible. £350 p.c.m. E-mail: chri0271@herald.ox.ac.uk, tel.: 01865 (2)83696.
Study/bedroom to let in converted barn in Abingdon town centre, sharing with 1 other. On bus route to Oxford, convenient for local amenities. Would suit graduate student, researcher. £325 p.c.m. incl. bills. Tel.: 0797 367 9562.
Oxford B & B: attractive, quiet and convenient home from home. Per night, single £38, double £50. Weekly rate less 20%. Monthly rates negotiable. Tel.: 01865 770501, e-mail: charmaine.cole@cliffordchance.com
Let Finders Keepers award winning North Oxford office make you at home in Oxfordshire. Over thirty years experience, a dedicated 24-hour management service and a comprehensive marketing profile ensure Finders Keepers ' reputation for making renting a pleasure is endorsed by both landlords and tenants. Whether you are looking for a short term sabbatical base in the city or a more permanent home we have a range of quality properties to match your requirements. With a dedicated team of property managers, letting negotiators, and an interior design and buildings division we offer landlords sage advice on all aspects of the residential market, providing security in the knowledge that your home is in skilled and capable hands. For further information on availability and landlord services please contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011 or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

Accommodation Sought

Wanted: house or flat to rent for visiting US academic and family (2 adults, 2 children) from 1 July to 7 Aug., 2004. Two/three bedrooms and comfortably furnished; Oxford position (incl. north Oxford, Summertown, Jericho etc). Up to £1,000 p.c.m. Contact Rob Davies on 01869 347995 or e-mail: robert.davies@ndm.ox.ac.uk.
Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents and property managers. We specialise in lettings to both academic and professional individuals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. If you would like details of our services, or if you simply need some informal help and advice without obligation, telephone us: 01865 764533, fax us: 764777, or e-mail us: info@qbman.co.uk. Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and see how we could be marketing your property.

Holiday Lets

Traditional Tarn farmhouse in 7 hectares, sleeps 6/8; 2 bathrooms; recently modernised to high standard; private location a mile from thriving village with shops, restaurants etc; open fireplaces; oil c.h.; fully furnished; satellite TV; hard tennis court and heated pool, games room with table tennis, snooker; 45 minutes' Toulouse airport, in Gaillac, Cordes, Albi triangle. Available to let until Easter 2004. £650 p.c.m. Contact: mike.simler@wanadoo.fr, or tel. Judith on 01993 878793 or 01865 281577.
Southwest France, between Albi and Cordes, farmhouse with 6 acres, swimming pool. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, large kitchen, sleeps 8. Several airports within easy reach. Available 30 Aug. onwards. Call Barry Simpson on 01608 810818 or see http://web.onetel.net.uk~sally_simpson/Batut.htm for details.
Deepest SW France. Relax in a luxuriously renovated farmhouse with large secluded grounds in a stunning rural area. Generous facilities include cen suite\ accommodation, heated pool, satellite TV. Suitable for great holidays or sabbatical breaks. Tel.: Marion on 01865 554122 or e-mail via Web site: www.hidden-sw-france.com.

Flats 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 age limit. £64,950. Call 01865 516102 between 8 a.m–12 noon/6–10 p.m. for information and viewing.
Ground-floor flat, top of Divinity Road: 2 double bedrooms; kitchen; spacious lounge/diner (16ft 4inches x 14ft); bathroom; separate WC; communal gardens, and parking. Gas c.h. Minutes walk to shops, hospitals, Brookes, buses direct to London, airports, station and city centre. No chain. £190,000. E-mail: heather.young@psychiatry.ox.ac.uk.

For Sale

Piano for sale: attractive late-Victorian rosewood upright, in good condition and with nice sound. £800 o.n.o. Tel.: 01865 247648 or 01865 (2)70317.
Bookcase made from old pine, 7 shelves; 7ft 1in tall, 35½ inches wide, 11 inches deep. £175. Buyer collects. Tel.: 01865 510635.
Car for sale: N Reg. Fiat Punto; Red; 80,000 miles; MOT until Aug. '04; tax until Jan. '04; alarm and immobiliser; radio cassette; very good condition and well looked after. £1,800. Tel.: Patricia, 01865 723000.


Applications are invited for the above post, tenable from 1 October 2004, or such later date as may be arranged, in succession to Professor E.M. Steinby. A non-stipendiary fellowship at All Souls College is attached to the professorship.

The professorship is held in the Classics Faculty. The professor will be required to lecture and give instruction in archaeology of the Roman Empire, and will be expected to have and maintain an outstanding record in research and to play a major part in sustaining and promoting research in this subject area.

Further details, 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, 1 December.


University Lecturership in Public International Law

In association with St Peter's College

Applications are invited for the post of University Lecturer in Public International Law, which is tenable from 1 January 2004 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post is offered in association with a tutorial fellowship at St Peter's College. The combined university and college salary would be according to age on the scale up to £42,900 per annum. Additional college allowances may be available.

Further particulars, containing details of the duties and full range of benefits associated with both the university and the college posts, may be obtained on the Web at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from the Law Faculty Office, Faculty of Law, St Cross Building, St Cross Road, Oxford OX1 3UL (telephone: Oxford (2)71491, fax: (2)71493, e-mail: lawfac@law.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Monday, 10 November (10 a.m.).


Industrial Research Fellowships (two one-year posts)

The Oxford Enterprise Fellowships programme is designed to enable academic innovation to be converted into commercial reality. The Programme has recently appointed eight fellows and would like to appoint two more to start in January 2004. Aspiring entrepreneurs with drive and vision are sought.

The new fellows will be science researchers whose work has excellent potential for commercialisation. The fellows will be provided with practical business training and mentoring to help them to develop their idea into a real business. Candidates are normally expected to have three years of postgraduate experience. Applicants are strongly encouraged to obtain the further written details (including detailed information about the application procedure) from Louise Ingram (telephone: Oxford (2)83700, e-mail: louise.ingram@begbroke.ox.ac.uk).

The posts will be on the Begbroke Science Park/Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division grade D31--RS1A (salary £18,265-£27,339).

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a letter of application, a clear statement of the intellectual property situation, a two- to three-page summary of the business proposition, and the names and addresses of three referees, must reach Dr Elen Humphreys, Begbroke Science Park, Sandy Lane, Yarnton, Oxfordshire OX5 1PF, by 18 November (e-mail: elen.humphreys@begbroke.ox.ac.uk).


The University of Oxford is a complex and stimulating organisation, employing over 7,000 staff, and with an international reputation as a world-class centre of excellence in research and teaching.

Its personnel team provides the full range of personnel support and advice to line managers in university departments. In addition, members of the team are able to build on their own interests and experience, with opportunities to work on employee relations and policy development. As well as having a high level of personnel competence with a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of employment law and good practice, the person appointed to this post, at the ALC 3 grade, will be able to demonstrate experience of advising line managers on difficult or complex staffing issues, preferably in an environment where trade unions are recognised. Applicants should have proven skills of analytical thinking, innovation, problem- solving, communication (both oral and written), and policy development, equivalent to those derived from the holding of a good honours degree and membership of the CIPD and some years of professional experience.

The University is prepared to consider applicants who are not yet seasoned specialists who would like some mentored time to develop in the post. Applications are therefore also welcomed at the ALC2 grade from those who would like to be considered on this basis.

On the ALC3 grade, the salary will be £28,498--£33,679 per annum (with a discretionary range to £39,958 per annum); on the ALC2 grade, £21,125--£27,339 per annum. (Salaries under review.)

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, are available at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/, or from Mrs P. Bevis (telephone: Oxford (2)70120). The closing date for receipt of applications is noon on Friday, 31 October. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 10 November.


Tutorial Fellowship and University Lecturership (CUF) in Modern History

Lady Margaret Hall and the University invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for the above post, starting 1 October 2004 or sooner, if possible. The college and the University seek a specialist in nineteenth- and twentieth-century European (including British) history, and have a strong preference for someone whose research interests focus on modern Spanish or modern Italian history. Candidates will be considered for the post on the basis of the selection criteria outlined in the further particulars.

The further particulars and method of application are available from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford OX2 6QA (telephone: Oxford (2)74321, e-mail: senior.tutor.secretary@lmh.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Monday, 10 November. Interviews are expected to be held in late November or early December.


Appointment of Secretary, European Studies Centre

St Antony's College seeks a secretary for its expanding and lively European Studies Centre. The Centre is a focal point for interdisciplinary research and teaching on modern Europe. The secretary will work closely with the Centre Director (Mr Timothy Garton Ash) and liaise with fellows, academic visitors, and students. Good audiotyping and IT skills are essential. Knowledge of a second European language would be an asset. The normal working week is thirty-two hours. Salary will be pro rata to the university grade 4 clerical scale (£15,053-- £20,096 plus 2003 cost-of-living increase and generous benefits).

The closing date for applications is Friday, 24 October. Applications, including a curriculum vitae, should be sent to the College Secretary, St Antony's College, Oxford OX2 6JF (telephone: Oxford (2)74479), from whom further particulars can be obtained.


Non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships 2004 in Clinical and Non-clinical Siences

The college proposes to elect up to six non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellows in Clinical and Non-Clinical Sciences, if candidates of sufficient merit present themselves, without limitation of subject, for two years in the first instance from 1 January 2004. These fellowships carry common table rights (up to £30 a week for meals in Hall) and are open to both men and women. Preference will be given to candidates who have not already held a Junior Research Fellowship at another college.

Non-clinical science candidates. In the non-clinical sciences, candidates must hold a doctorate by the commencement of the fellowship (1 January 2004) and no more than three years should have elapsed since receipt of a doctorate.

Exceptions will be made only for candidates whose postdoctoral academic career has been interrupted by, for example, childbirth, family commitments, illness or compulsory military service. A statement giving reasons why an exception should be considered in their case must be included with the application.

Clinically qualified science candidates. Clinically qualified science candidates should have completed no more than four years fulltime research by 1 January 2004. Clinically qualified candidates with outstanding research records are encouraged to apply. Both laboratory and clinical research will be considered.

Renewal. Junior Research Fellows may apply for renewal of their fellowship for a further final two years. Renewal, which is not automatic and is subject to approval by the governing body, is considered on the basis of satisfactory progress in your research, normally submission of a doctoral (or equivalent) thesis by those not holding a doctorate at the time of election, evidence of adequate funding for the further term, and, of course, your good standing in the college. Those clinically qualified candidates who do not hold a doctorate will be expected to have complete one within the first two years of the fellowship in order to apply for renewal.

Funding. This is a non-stipendiary position and candidates are asked to demonstrate their financial independence by reference to evidence of their funding. Where funds are applied for but not confirmed, any offer will be conditional on provision of proof of funding before taking up the post.

Applications, typed or clearly printed, including a completed application form (see below), a curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees, should be sent to the President's Secretary, Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD, by 5 p.m. on Monday, 3 November. Candidates should also include details of the research they will be doing in Oxford.

Candidates should themselves write directly to their referees asking them, without further request, to send a confidential reference to the President's Secretary by the closing date (Monday, 3 November). References may be faxed or e-mailed direct to the President's Secretary (fax: Oxford (2)74136, e-mail: sue.hales@wolfson.ox.ac.uk).

Junior Research Fellows are not ipso facto members of the governing body of the college; but they are eligible to sit on nearly all college committees, and may be elected as representative members of the governing body.

Application forms may be obtained by sending a self-addressed envelope to the President's Secretary, Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD (including messenger area).

Note: non-stipendiary Arts/Humanities Junior Research Fellowships will be advertised in January 2004 for commencement in October 2004.


Research Fellowships 2004

Applications are invited from men and women who are graduates of UK universities or registered graduate students of the University of Cambridge. Applicants must be within four years of starting on full-time research on 28 January 2004. Any person who holds a fellowship at a Cambridge college (other than a fellowship without stipend) may not apply. Allowance for a period of intermission may be given on application in certain circumstances.

Applications must be received by the Master of St John's College, Cambridge CB2 1TP, by 28 January 2004. Application forms are available from the college's Web site, http://www.joh.cam.ac.uk, or from the Master's Lodge, St John's College, Cambridge CB2 1TP. Candidates are required to submit three double-sided copies of their application forms.

Candidates who are short-listed by the college council by 4 March will be required to submit three copies of their writings to the college by not later than 16 March. In the event of a Research Fellowship being offered and accepted, one of these three copies will be retained for the college archives.

The election will be made before 29 May 2004.

Successful candidates will enter into their fellowships on 1 October 2004 and will vacate them on 30 September 2007. Tenure of the fellowship is conditional upon the holder devoting himself or herself to research to the satisfaction of the college council. For the first year fellows are not required to reside in Cambridge. Thereafter the holder must carry out the research within the University of Cambridge unless the council is satisfied that he or she is better able to carry out the research elsewhere. The fellowship may be held in conjunction with a fellowship awarded by a Research Council or other similar body.

Provided that a fellow is not paid other than remuneration for up to six hours' college or university teaching a week, the annual stipend of fellows who are not full-time students working for a degree or other qualification is at present on the scale £19,279--£21,125. A reduced scale applies to fellows who are full-time students. The stipend for a fellow who has other emoluments (other than up to six hours' teaching) will be reduced by the total amount of pay received.

Office accommodation is provided for fellows who do not live in college. Fellows wishing to live in college are provided with resident accommodation at a charge for services and supplies. One meal a day is provided free of charge to all fellows.

Friday 10 October

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Springboard: Programme 1', 9.30 a.m., and `Job search and interview skills for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Costume in art', 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.)

Saturday 11 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talks: `Treasures of the Ashmolean' and `Harvest themes in art', 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.)

Sunday 12 October


THE REVD CANON DR MARILYN PARRY preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

Monday 13 October

M. FEDUNKIW: `Malaria motion pictures as a tool in public health education' (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: `Segregation and exclusion in public health and disease control'), Wellcome Unit, 2.15 p.m.

ALAN DUNCAN, MP: `The role of the Opposition: a Conservative view' (seminar series: `Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

Tuesday 14 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Narrative painting in Western art', 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 P. BUNEMAN: `Curate databases' (Strachey Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Computing Laboratory, 4.30 p.m.

DR E. FLOURI: `Predictors of well-being' (seminar series: `Child well-being against the odds'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

S. RANKIN: `Interpreting Winchester organa' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

Wednesday 15 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Introduction to twentieth-century art', 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 H. MEJCHER: `Germany and Saudi Arabia: encounters in the twentieth century' (King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud Lecture), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

H. TEFFERI: `The reconstruction of adolescence in conflict situations: experience from eastern Africa' (Refugee Studies Centre public seminars: `Adolescents, armed conflict, and forced migration'), Thatcher Conference Centre, Somerville, 5 p.m.

EUROPEAN STUDIES CENTRE discussion on the European Constitution: `The end of Britain?' (with Vernon Bogdanor, Noel Malcolm, and Kalypso Nicolaïdis; chair, Timothy Garton Ash), St Antony's (70 Woodstock Road), 8 p.m.

Thursday 16 October

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Recruitment and selection for all staff'—day 1, 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR R. FRANKENBERG: `Cymring out: witnessing the fight for gender space in the 1950s Welsh marches' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Fieldwork and fieldnotes revisited: the local in a globalised world'), Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR B. CUMMINGS: `Hamlet's luck: Shakespeare and the sixteenth-century Bible' (annual Hertford College Tyndale Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR G. KEMP: `The geopolitics and economics of Iraq's reconstruction' (Sir Alec Cairncross Lecture), the chapel, St Peter's, 5.30 p.m.

Friday 17 October

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Recruitment and selection for all staff'—day 2, 9.30 a.m., and `Induction seminar for new contract researchers', 12.30 p.m. (see information above).

DR F. BOWIE: `Were-wolves and leopards: from Harry Potter to Cameroon chiefs. Human–animal transformations in Africa and the West' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of animals'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Death and burial in ancient Egypt', 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 S. LALL: `How globalisation is affecting developing countries: trends and issues' (seminar series: `Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University College, 2 p.m.

E. HSU: `Mobility and connectedness: Chinese medical doctors in Kenya' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), ISCA, 4 p.m.

SIR BERNARD INGHAM and MISS AMANDA PLATELL: `The wages of sin' (lecture series: `Contemporary UK government and policy-making: the death, rebirth, or re-invention of democratic politics?'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

Saturday 18 October

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

ORGAN RECITAL: Scott Ellaway, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

Sunday 19 October

THE REVD DR CARRIE PEMBERTON preaches the Ramsden Sermon, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

Monday 20 October

N. EVANS: `The medical dangers associated with the expansion of passenger shipping in Victorian Britain' (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: `Segregation and exclusion in public health and disease control'), Wellcome Unit, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR V. BOGDANOR: `The constitution and the party system' (seminar series: `Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

Tuesday 21 October

THE REVD RALPH WILLIAMSON preaches the Court Sermon, Cathedral, 10.15 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Early watches: jewel or machine?', 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 F. DRIVER: `The active life: the explorer as subject' (DNB seminars: `Lives in action, word, and image'), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

DR D. ZEITLYN: `Sample of one: joining the queue' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: `Sample of one: Diko Madeleine, a senior Mambila woman's life in the twentieth century'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR C. RITCHIE: `Well-being and asylum seeking and refugee children in the UK' (seminar series: `Child well-being against the odds'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

P. FRANKLIN: `Gone with the Wind (and still going?): listening to movies/watching symphonies' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. BAIBURIN: `Concepts of the word and language in Russian traditional culture' (Ilchester Lecture: in Russian, with an English translation), McGregor-Matthews Room, New College, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR DAME JULIA HIGGINS: `Phase separation in polymer blends in real and reciprocal spaces' (Hume–Rothery Memorial Lecture), Lecture Room 1, Thom Building, Department of Engineering Science, 6.30 p.m.

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

Wednesday 22 October

N.K. KIESSLING: `One of the Library's early Friends: Anthony Wood' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Introduction to Islamic art', 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.)

J. DE BERRY: `The challenges of programming with youth in Afghanistan' (Refugee Studies Centre public seminars: `Adolescents, armed conflict, and forced migration'), Thatcher Conference Centre, Somerville, 5 p.m.

DR D. ZEITLYN: `Writing history, talking historically. Problems of biography, autobiography, and social history—some precedents' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: `Sample of one: Diko Madeleine, a senior Mambila woman's life in the twentieth century'), Schools, 5 p.m.