Colleges, Halls, and Societies

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OBITUARIES

Lincoln College

THOMAS SNELHAM, 31 October 1996; commoner 1935–7. Aged 83.

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Oriel College

MARTYN EDWARD JOPE, MA, 14 November 1996; scholar 1935–9. Aged 80.

HEDLEY FREDERICK DAVIS SPARKS, DD, 22 November 1996; Fellow 1952–76, Honorary Fellow 1980–96. Aged 89.

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St Edmund Hall

CHARLES NOEL WARDLE-HARPUR, MA, 25 December 1996; commoner 1922–5. Aged 93.

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MEMORIAL SERVICE

All Souls College

A Memorial Service for ROHAN D'OLIER BUTLER, CMG, MA, D.LITT., F.R.HIST.S., 1917–96, will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Saturday, 8 February, in the chapel, All Souls College.

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ELECTIONS

Corpus Christi College

To an Emeritus Fellowship (with effect from 1 January 1997):

THOMAS MOWBRAY OLIVER CHARLES-EDWARDS MA, D.PHIL, Jesus Professor of Celtic

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Green College

To the Champneys Elective Award:

SEAN PAUL WHYTE, BM, B.CH.

To the Sir Richard Doll Computer Scholarship:

LUKE RICHARD DEVEY, BA

To IBM Computer Scholarships:

DAVID ALEXANDER BIRDS (B.SC. London)

ANDREW PHILIP WRIGHT, BA

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To Graduate Awards:

EDWARD ALAN BURTON (B.SC., MB, CH.B. Birmingham), MRCP

ANDREA LESLEY COVE-SMITH (BA Cambridge)

CHARLOTTE ROSE HAWKEY, BA

LUCY ELIZABETH HUDSMITH, BA

JOHN ROBERT INGRAM, BA

SUDARSHAN KUMARAN, BA

KATHRYN RENEE OZANNE (B.SC. London, MA Cambridge)

JAWAHARLAL WILFRED BERTRAM SENARATNE (MB, BS, MS Colombo)

To an Honorary Fellowship:

ROBERT BRIAN HEAP (B.SC., PH.D. Nottingham, MA, SC.D. Cambridge), CBE, FRS, FRSC

To a Visiting Fellowship (for one year):

PETER GRANVILLE ATHERTON (MB, CH.B. Leeds)

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Mansfield College

To an Exhibition:

GREGORY WALL, formerly of St Mary's Academy, Carlow, Ireland

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Nuffield College

To a temporary Professorial Fellowship (in association with the University Temporary Professorship in Economics):

PROFESSOR BRONWYN HALL (PH.D. Stanford), University of California

To a Supernumerary Fellowship/Bursarship:

GWILYM HUGHES (MA Cambridge), formerly Director of Administration, RAF School of Technical Training

To a Gatsby Research Fellowship:

DR BENT NIELSEN (PH.D. Copenhagen)

To an Associate Membership:

DR BRUNO CAUTRES (PH.D. Grenoble), CNRS researcher, Maison Française

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Oriel College

To an Honorary Fellowship:

ERIC FONER, MA (PH.D. Columbia), commoner 1963–5

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Trinity College

To an Honorary Fellowship:

SIR JOHN BURGH, KCMG, CB, President of the college 1987–96

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NOTICES

Balliol College

Jowett Senior Scholarships

Balliol College proposes to elect Jowett Senior Scholars. The scholarships, which will be awarded solely on the basis of academic merit, are open to graduates currently working in Oxford who are reading, or intend to read, for a D.Phil. It is expected that applicants will normally be in at least their first year and not later than their second year of graduate work. The Jowett Scholarships are tenable in any subject.

The scholarships will be awarded for a maximum of two years. Scholars will take up their award on 1 October 1997. The value of the scholarships is up to a maximum of £1,500 a year, having regard to other awards; in addition, scholars will receive free meals, and they will be entitled to dine twice a week at high table. The scholars will be entitled to accommodation (for which they will be charged) until they have completed their university residence requirements. This accommodation will be in the Graduate Centre at Holywell Manor.

There will also be Jowett Exhibitions, up to the value of £1,000 each for candidates who are runners-up for the Jowett Senior Scholarships. These will be restricted to members of Balliol College.

The exhibitions are tenable for one year only.

Application forms may be obtained from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, and they should be returned by Friday, 24 January. There is no separate application form required for the exhibitions. The college hopes to interview short-listed applicants during the week commencing 28 February (sixth week).

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Six-Hour Lecturership in Politics

The college proposes, if suitable candidates apply, to appoint a Lecturer in Politics for the year 1997–8. The successful candidate will be expected to teach up to six hours per week to undergraduates in the Honour School of PPE. He or she will receive, in addition to normal rates for tuition, a retainer and certain common-room rights.

The lecturer will be expected to teach at least one of the Honours papers in Theory of Politics or Political Sociology. The ability to teach also the political history since 1945 of either Britain or the United States for the Prelims course would be an advantage, as would the ability to teach optional Honours papers. The lecturer would also be expected to assist with marking and interviewing as part of the admissions process.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, details of which paper or papers the candidate would be willing to teach, and the names of two referees, one of whom should be asked to write directly to the Senior Tutor. Applications and references should reach the Senior Tutor, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, by Friday, 31 January at the latest.

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Junior Research Fellowship in Modern Languages

The college proposes to elect a Junior Research Fellow in Modern Languages for three years from 1 October 1997. The fellow elected will be a Junior Research Fellow of the college as defined in the college statutes. He or she will be required to undertake research in the literature or linguistics of one or more European languages. The stipend will be £11,138 in the first year, with superannuation, with free meals and rooms (or, in the case of a married fellow, a housing allowance).

Application forms and further particulars may be obtained from the College Secretary, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, and applications should be received not later than Friday, 14 February. Balliol College is an equal opportunities employer and a charity which exists to promote excellence in education and research.

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Brasenose College

Appointment of College Chaplain

The college proposes to appoint a chaplain from 1 October 1997. Subject to the satisfactory completion of a probationary year, the appointment will be extended for a total period not exceeding five years.

The chaplain will be responsible for the conduct of services in the chapel and should be a priest of the Church of England. He or she will be required to extend pastoral care to all members of the college community.

The chaplain will be paid on the diocesan curates' scale. The person appointed will be entitled to free accommodation and to free meals in the college.

A fellowship may be offered to an appropriate candidate. Applications should be addressed to the Acting Principal, Brasenose College, Oxford OX1 4AJ, by Monday, 27 January. Interviews will be held in mid-February. Applicants should ask two referees to send confidential references to the Acting Principal, from whom further particulars may be obtained, by the same date.

Brasenose College is an equal opportunities employer.

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Christ Church

Fowler Hamilton Visiting Research Fellowships

The college proposes to elect Fowler Hamilton Visiting Fellows, in the Humanities or the Social Sciences, from overseas for up to eleven months in the period September 1998 to August 1999. The fellowships are intended to enable distinguished senior scholars to pursue their own study and research as members of the college community, and they will be expected to reside in Oxford during the period of tenure.

The fellows will be entitled to free family accommodation, use of a study-room in college, and free dinners.

Return fares from the country of origin will be paid for each fellow and his/her family. Limited stipends may also be offered depending on individual circumstances.

Further details may be obtained from the Dean's Secretary, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP (fax: Oxford (2)76238), and applications should be received not later than 22 February.

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Dr Lee Visiting Research Fellowships in the Sciences

The college proposes to elect Visiting Fellows, in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics, for up to nine months in the period September 1998 to August 1999.

The fellowships are intended to enable distinguished senior scholars from Britain or overseas to pursue their own research as members of the college community, and they will be expected to reside in Oxford during the period of tenure. Fellows must make their own research arrangements with Oxford laboratories.

Each fellow will be entitled to free family accommodation, use of a study-room in college, and free dinners.

Return fares from the place of residence will be paid for each fellow and his/her family. Limited stipends may also be offered, depending on individual circumstances.

Further details may be obtained from the Dean's Secretary, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP (fax: Oxford (2)76238), and applications should be received not later than 22 February.

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Lee-Garrod Medical Research Fellowship

Applications are invited for a Medical Research Fellowship, intended to enable a person qualified in medicine to undertake a specific research project in Oxford. The fellowship, which is open to men and women, is tenable for a period of three years and may be renewed for one further year. Candidates should normally be not more than thirty-three years of age. The person appointed will be expected to take up the fellowship on 1 October 1997 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Further particulars may be obtained by writing to the Dean's Secretary, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP. Applications should be sent to The Very Revd The Dean, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP, by 1 March.

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Exeter College

Queen Sofía Research Fellowship in Peninsular Spanish Literature

The college proposes to elect a Queen Sofía Research Fellow in Peninsular Spanish Literature from 1 October 1997. The fellowship is open equally to men and women and is tenable for two years in the first instance, renewable for a further period of one year only. The college is willing to consider applications both from persons about to complete their work for a doctorate and from those engaged in postdoctoral research. Further particulars may by obtained from the Rector, Exeter College, Oxford OX1 3DP (telephone: Oxford: (2)79660, fax: (2)79630), to whom applications, with a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees, should be sent by 1 February.

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Green College

Friends of 13 Norham Gardens: Osler Essay Prize 1997

This prize, to the annual value of £200, is offered by the Friends of 13 Norham Gardens through the generosity of Dr Martin Entin of Montreal, Canada, for an essay to be submitted by a registered medical student of Oxford University (either clinical or preclinical).

The subject chosen should in some way deal with medicine or medical science in the light of the life and works of Sir William Osler. Students who are interested in the possibility of submitting an essay may visit Osler's former home and library at 13 Norham Gardens by appointment (telephone: Oxford 512492). Essays of not less than 2,500 and not more than 5,000 words should be sent to Lord Walton of Detchant at 13 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PS, by 31 May.

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Hertford College

Appointment of Director of Studies for Japanese TESL Programmes

A Director of Studies is required, to co-ordinate programmes for visiting Japanese students during the period February–September 1997. Applicants should be TESL qualified.

The post will be part-time during preparation periods and full-time during courses. The salary offered is £8,000 for the period.

Further details and application forms, which must be returned by 24 January, may be obtained from the Conference Secretary, Hertford College, Catte Street, Oxford OX1 3BW (telephone: Oxford (2)79456, fax: (2)79466).

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Appointment of EFL Teachers

EFL teachers are sought, to teach a party of visiting Japanese students. The teachers are required for the period 16–29 March or 22 March–5 April. Applicants should possess a minimum of the RSA Preparatory Certificate, with experience. A fee of £500 plus free room and board is offered.

Letters of application should be sent to the Conference Secretary, Hertford College, Catte Street, Oxford OX1 3BW, by Monday, 3 February.

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Keble College

Education Fellowships 1997

Keble College invites applications from seconded secondary schoolteachers (including teachers of school-age pupils in Colleges of Further Education and equivalent institutions) for two Education Fellowships, each tenable for four weeks between 30 June and 31 July 1997. Further particulars may be obtained from the Warden's Secretary, Keble College, Oxford OX1 3PG.

The closing date is Friday, 21 February. The college is an equal opportunities employer and exists to promote excellence in education and research.

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Merton College

Domus and Harmsworth Senior Scholarships 1997

The college proposes, if candidates of sufficient merit present themselves, to elect in 1997 up to four Domus and Harmsworth Senior Scholars. The value of each scholarship is £6,801 (1996–7 figures), plus fees, accommodation, and meals. These awards are open to both men and women. Candidates should, by 1 October 1997, be graduates of not more than three years' standing and should have spent no more than two years in postgraduate study or research. Those who are uncertain whether they qualify are invited to write to the Secretary of the Harmsworth Trust, Merton College, giving a full curriculum vitae.

Undergraduates in their final year may apply.

Details of, and method of applying for, these awards may be obtained by writing to the Assistant Tutorial Secretary, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD. Alternatively, you may fax the Assistant Tutorial Secretary on Oxford (2)76361. The closing date for applications is Monday, 14 April.

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Merton College and St Peter's College

Schoolteacher Studentships 1997–8

If suitable candidates present themselves the two colleges above intend to elect four Schoolteacher Students between them for the academic year 1997–8 for the purpose of advanced study. The studentships are tenable for one term, and the electing college will provide for board and lodging but will pay no stipend. In not more than one term Merton would be willing to make funds available towards the stipend of a teacher in a state school which is unable itself to fund a term's leave.

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Schoolteacher Study Visits

Merton College proposes also to accommodate up to six schoolteachers for three weeks in July 1997 for the purpose of advanced study. Candidates should be primarily engaged in sixth-form teaching, or Housemasters/mistresses, or Heads. Consideration will also be given to applications from candidates from other institutions that prepare students for their A-level examinations. Further information, and application forms for both colleges, may be obtained from the Tutorial Secretary, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD. Candidates should specify whether they wish to be considered for a studentship, or a study visit, or for both. The closing date for completed applications is Friday, 14 February.

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New College

Fixed-term Fellowship in Law

The college proposes to elect to a Fixed-Term Fellowship in Law, for five years from 1 October 1997. The fellowship is not renewable. The fellow will be expected to teach at least two and preferably three of Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, EC Law, Contract, Tort, Land Law, and Trusts; and to pursue advanced research.

Application forms and further particulars may be obtained from the Senior Tutor, New College, Oxford OX1 3BN (telephone: Oxford (2)79596, fax: (2)79590, e-mail: tuition@new.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for receipt of applications and references is 7 February.

New College is an equal opportunities employer.

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Oriel College

Burton Senior Scholarship

The college proposes to elect a Burton Senior Scholar for a period of two years from 1 October 1997. The scholarship is open to graduates of any university who are currently reading, or have been accepted to read, for a higher degree at the University in natural sciences, including mathematics.

The scholar will be a member of the senior common room and will be entitled to free lunches and dinners at the common table and, if unmarried, to rooms in college. If married, the scholar will be allowed a study room free of charge in college and paid a housing allowance, and may also receive a sum not exceeding £600 for each year of holding the scholarship.

Applicants should write to the College Secretary, Oriel College, Oxford OX1 4EW, enclosing eight copies of their curriculum vitae and a proposed outline of research (eight copies of each) together with the names of three referees. Candidates are asked to request their referees to send references direct to the College Secretary before Friday, 14 February. Applications will be acknowledged but references will not.

Oriel College is an equal opportunities employer.

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St Anne's College

Official Fellowship in English Language and Literature

In association with a Times Lecturership in English Language

The college invites applications from men and women for the post of Official Fellow and Tutor in English Language and Literature. The fellow will be required to teach the history, use, and theory of the English Language; optional papers in critical and literary theory; a post-medieval period of English Literature (the college would particularly welcome applicants with research and teaching expertise in the nineteenth century); critical commentary.

The post will be held in conjunction with a University Lecturership (CUF), which will be designated as a Times Lecturership in the English Language. The faculty would particularly welcome applications from candidates with expertise in stylistics and in other areas of the history, theory, and use of the English language.

The appointment will be tenable from 1 October 1997.

Further particulars should be obtained from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, St Anne's College, Oxford OX2 6HS. The closing date for applications (ten copies) is Friday, 28 February. Applicants are requested to send three copies of a chapter-length sample of their published research. St Anne's College and the University are equal opportunities employers.

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St Antony's College (Asian Studies Centre)

Cha Fund for Asian Studies

The Cha Fund provides postgraduate students who are working on research degrees in any aspect of south, south-east, and/or north-east Asian studies with grants towards the costs of their thesis research. Students from any college within the University may apply. The maximum grant available is £500, and no student who has been awarded a grant from the fund for any amount up to that limit will be eligible for another. Nor are students with probationary status, students for the M.Phil. degree, or students whose thesis deals only tangentially with Asia eligible for consideration.

Among the purposes for which grants may be given are: travel essential to thesis research, the acquisition of materials essential to thesis research, and the preparation of artwork or other material for inclusion in the completed thesis.

Grants for subsistence or for the editing of theses will not be made; nor is funding available to present papers at conferences, except when a very strong case can be made for the relevance of such a presentation to the applicant's thesis research. Candidates are expected to apply for grants before incurring expenses.

Applications for grants are considered twice a year, early in Michaelmas Term (for grants needed at any time up to the end of the following April) and early in Hilary Term (for grants needed at any time up to the end of the following September and/or during all or part of the following academic year). Applications should be made on a form available from the Secretary of the Asian Studies Centre, St Antony's College, Oxford OX2 6JF, and should be submitted by the end of the fourth week of the relevant term. No awards are made during Trinity Term.

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St Hilda's College

Schoolmistress Fellowships

St Hilda's College invites applications for two Schoolmistress Fellowships, one tenable in Hilary (Spring) Term 1998 and one in Trinity (Summer) Term 1998. Candidates for a fellowship must be practising teachers engaged in sixth-form work in either schools or colleges. Further particulars may be obtained from the College Secretary, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY (telephone: Oxford (2)76815). The closing date for applications is Monday, 10 February. St Hilda's College exists to promote excellence in education and research.

The college statutes, made under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923, provide that all fellows must be women.

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St Hugh's College

Appointment of Principal's Secretary

Applications are invited for this post, vacant from mid-February. University Grade 4 salary scale, currently £11,895–£15,031 per annum, subject to review. The post requires an experienced secretary, proficient in audio-typing and preferably with word-processing skills (though training will be given if necessary). The secretary will support the Principal in his college duties and in connection with his non-college commitments.

Further particulars and application forms are available from the Secretary to the Senior Bursar, St Hugh's College, Oxford OX2 6LE (telphone: Oxford (2)74914). Forms are to be returned by Friday, 24 January.

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St John's College and St Catherine's College

College Lecturership in German

Applications are invited from suitably qualified men and women for a one-year College Lecturership in German, with effect from 1 October 1997. The lecturership will involve up to five hours' teaching a week for St John's College and up to three hours for St Catherine's College, and candidates should be prepared to participate in undergraduate admissions. Salary will be pro rata (two-thirds) on the incremental scale of £15,154 (at age 27 years)–£17,466, together with certain benefits and allowances.

Applications (eight copies), with details of career, research, and publications, and the names of three referees, should be sent to the College Secretary, St John's College, Oxford OX1 3JP, from whom further particulars may be obtained. Referees should be approached directly by candidates and requested to send their references to the College Secretary. The closing date for applications is 17 February. St John's Colege and St Catherine's College operate an equal opportunities policy, and exist to support excellence in education and research.

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University College

Lady Wallis Budge Junior Research Fellowship in Egyptology

The college invites applications for a Lady Wallis Budge Junior Research Fellowship in Egyptology, tenable for a period of three years from 1 October 1997. The fellowship is open to those working in any branch of the subject. The statutes permit the election of candidates under the age of thirty-five, but it is expected that the successful applicant will normally be under thirty years of age unless some factor has delayed or interrupted his or her career. A fellow not in receipt of other emoluments will receive a stipend of £12,000 per annum (under review) and will be entitled to free rooms in college (or a housing allowance) and the common meal.

The fellow may be asked to do a limited amount of teaching for the University and will receive payment for this at the usual rates. Candidates should obtain an application form from the College Secretary, University College, Oxford OX1 4BH (telephone: Oxford (2)76677, fax: (2)76790), and return this to her with a curriculum vitae together with a brief description of their current research interests and a single piece of written work for examination by 31 January.

Each application must be supported by letters from three referees. Candidates should ask referees to send their references in confidence direct to the College Secretary by the same date.

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