Colleges, Halls, and Societies

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OBITUARIES

Corpus Christi College

JOHN WILLIAM LORD, 12 December 1997; commoner 1953–6. Aged 64.

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PHILIP ALFRED STOCKIL, MA, 17 January 1998; commoner 1930–4. Aged 85.

EDWIN JOHN THOMPSON, 18 February 1997; commoner 1940–1. Aged 75.

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Magdalen College

ARTHUR EDWARD BALLOCH, 13 January 1998; commoner 1934–7. Aged 81.

JAMES LEES-MILNE, 28 December 1997; commoner 1928–31. Aged 89.

JAMES GARETH LONGHURST, 23 December 1997; commoner 1990–3. Aged 30.

OLIVER RONALD SMITH, 27 January 1998; commoner 1929–32. Aged 86.

SIR JOHN THOMSON, 2 January 1998; commoner 1926–9. Aged 89.

RHIDIAN FERGUS WOLFE UNGOED-THOMAS, 10 January 1998; Michael Ashcroft Scholar 1960–3. Aged 55.

AUSTIN PRATT WHITAKER, 23 December 1997; demy 1925–9. Aged 90.

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St Edmund Hall

GEOFFREY MORTON MERCER, MA, 9 January 1997; commoner 1926–31. Aged 90.

NIGEL JOHN MORLEY, BA, 8 September 1997; commoner 1963–6. aged 53.

HERBERT ERNEST STANLEY WORME, BA, 26 December 1997; commoner 1946–8. Aged 80.

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St Hugh's College

XANTHE VERONICA DALGLISH (née Ryder), 1 January 1998; commoner 1943–6. Aged 71.

ISABELLA WATERS (née Henderson), 12 December 1997; commoner 1929–32. Aged 86.

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ELECTIONS OF PROCTORS

Lady Margaret Hall

A meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 March, in Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, for the purpose of electing a Proctor for the proctorial year 1999–2000.

All members of Lady Margaret Hall entitled under the university statute to vote (Tit. IX, Sect. vi, cl. 4—Statutes, 1997, p. 71), are hereby invited to attend.

4 February 1998           BRIAN FALL
                                Principal

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Pembroke College

A meeting will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 March, in Broadgates Hall, Pembroke College, for the purpose of electing a Proctor for the proctorial year 1999–2000.

All members of Pembroke College entitled under the university statute to vote (Tit. IX, Sect. vi, cl. 4—Statutes, 1997, p. 71), are hereby invited to attend.

4 February 1998           ROBERT STEVENS
                                Master

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ELECTION OF ASSESSOR

Nuffield College

A meeting will be held at 1.50 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 March, in the Senior Common Room, Nuffield College, for the purpose of electing an Assessor for the proctorial year 1999–2000.

All members of Nuffield College entitled under the university statute to vote (Tit. IX, Sect. vi, cl. 4—Statutes, 1997, p. 71), are hereby invited to attend.

9 February 1998           TONY ATKINSON
                                Warden

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ELECTIONS

Linacre College

To a Professorial Fellowship (with effect from 14 April 1998):

M. O'HANLON (PH.D. London), Director- elect, Pitt Rivers Museum

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St Hugh's College

To an Honorary Fellowship:

THE RT. HON. BETTY BOOTHROYD, HON. DCL, MP, Speaker of the House of Commons, Chancellor, Open University

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NOTICES

Pembroke College

Appointment of Office Administrator/Secretary

Pembroke College wishes to make an appointment to this key administrative support role. The Office Administrator/Secretary will report to the College Secretary and be responsible for general secretarial and administrative assistance within the various offices of the college.

The successful candidate will be expected to be familiar with WordPerfect for Windows, and experience of Windows, including Microsoft Office Professional,would be an advantage.

Further particulars and application forms can be obtained from the Domestic Bursar, Pembroke College, Oxford OX1 1DW (telephone: Oxford (2)76423). The closing date for applications is 16 February.

Pembroke College is an equal opportunities employer.

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St Anne's College

Appointment of Principal's Secretary/Personal Assistant

Applications are invited for the post of Principal's Secretary/Personal Assistant. The job is varied and responsible, requiring personal initiative, wide-ranging administrative ability, experience of organising social events, and a sympathetic approach to students. Speedy and accurate audio-typing and word-processing skills are essential.

Experience of the University environment would be an advantage.

The appointment is full-time, with a salary in the range £13,491–£15,451, plus generous holiday entitlement and pension scheme, and free lunches.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Principal, St Anne's College, Oxford OX2 6HS (telephone: Oxford (2)74820), to whom applications should be sent, together with the names and addresses of two referees, to arrive not laer than 27 February.

St Anne's College is an equal opportunities employer.

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St Antony's College (Asian Studies Centre)

Wai Seng Senior Research Scholarship

St Antony's College proposes to elect a Wai Seng Senior Research Scholar in Asia–Pacific Studies with effect from Michaelmas Term 1998. It is tenable at St Antony's College for two years and is open to all matriculated students of Oxford University working for a Doctor of Philosophy degree involving the study of the Asia–Pacific. Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests are focused on China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan or on comparative Asian studies involving one of these territories.

The scholarship will cover approved university and college fees and will provide an annual maintenance of £6,700. If the successful candidate is not a member of the college s/he will be expected to move to St Antony's upon election to the scholarship.

Applications (five copies, or one only from those doing field work overseas) should comprise: a letter including a statement, no more than two pages in length, describing the research which the candidate proposes to carry out if elected to the scholarship; a curriculum vitae; an example of written work, preferably a draft chapter of the candidate's D.Phil. thesis and not more than 8,000 words.

Candidates should ask three referees, one of whom would normally be their university supervisor, to provide, in confidence, comments on their academic progress, thevalue of the intended project, and other appropriate information to support the application. Election, by a committee of the Asian Studies Centre, will be made in Trinity Term. Applications (and references) should be submitted to the Director of the Asian Studies Centre, St Antony's College, Oxford OX2 6JF, not later than Friday of the Seventh Week in Hilary Term. There is no application form.

Each Wai Seng Senior Scholar will be expected to pursue his or her studies under supervision, as the Management Committee of the Asian Studies Centre may determine, and may be required to submit a satisfactory report upon the work he or she has accomplished, before receiving the final portion of the emoluments of the scholarship. He or she will also be expected to attend seminars and lectures organised by the Asian Studies Centre.

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St Cross College

Graduate Scholarships 1998–9

St Cross College offers the following scholarships for which it invites applications from students intending to study for a postgraduate degree in the University of Oxford commencing in or including the academic year 1998–9.

Two Paula Soans O'Brian Scholarships, unrestricted in subject area, with a value of £1,681 per annum, normally tenable for between one and three years coterminous with college fee liability though consideration will be given to doctoral candidates in their fourth year for that year alone. Applications should be received by 16 March. It is intended to hold interviews in the week commencing 18 May.

Scholarships are awarded only after interview. Only in the most exceptional circumstances is the college able to pay travel expenses for interview.

Enquiries about the procedures for applying for a scholarship and requests for application forms should be sent to the Tutor for Admissions, St Cross College, Oxford OX1 3LZ.

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Emanoel Lee Junior Research Fellowship (Medical)

St Cross College proposes to make an election to the Emanoel Lee Junior Research Fellowship, tenable for three years from 1 October 1998. The fellowship will be of the value of £300 a year, together with common table rights (fives lunches a week).

The fellowship is open to men and women medical graduates of any university who have completed at least two years' work towards a higher degree or a higher medical qualification and are intending to engage in research in the field of medical science.

Applications (marked Lee JRF) should include a full curriulum vitae and the names of two referees and should be addressed to the Master, St Cross College, Oxford OX1 3LZ. The closing date for applications is 20 March. Applicants should ask their referees to send references direct to the Master by that date.

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Non-Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships

St Cross College invites applications for two non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships tenable for three years from 1 October 1998. The fellowships will carry common table rights (fives lunches a week) and are open to men and women in any academic discipline.

Applicants should be in the process of completing their doctoral dissertations, or have obtained the D.Phil./Ph.D. or equivalent within the last five years, but the college will exercise flexibility in the case of applicants whose academic careers have been interrupted.

Applications should include a full curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research plans and the names of two referees and should be addressed to the Master, St Cross College, Oxford OX1 3LZ. The closing date for applications is 20 March. Applicants should ask their referees to send references direct to the Master by that date.

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St John's College

Fixed-term College Lecturership in Engineering

Applications are invited from suitably qualified men and women for a one-year, fixed-term Stipendiary College Lecturership in Engineering with effect from 1 October 1998. The lecturer will be required to teach for up to an average of six hours per week in the areas of Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, and Mathematics to undergraduates reading for Engineering Sciences and related Schools.

The stipend will be up to £8,803 (pro rata on the incremental scale of university lecturers, Pt. I–Pt. III), and will be subject to revision in line with any general salary increases, together with certain benefits and allowances. The lecturer will have lunching rights and a teaching room in college if one is available.

Further particulars are available from the Academic Administrator, St John's College, Oxford OX1 3JP (fax: Oxford (2)77435, e-mail: college.office@sjc.ox.ac.uk). Applications (three copies) in letter form with details of career, research, and publications, and the names of three referees, should be sent to the Academic Administrator at the above address no later than 27 February.

St John's College is committed to equal opportunities. The college exists to support excellence in education and research.

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Somerville College

Tutorial Fellowship in Modern History

Somerville College proposes to elect a Tutorial Fellow in Modern History with effect from October 1998. The Somerville appointment is tenable in conjunction with a University Lecturership (CUF). Applications are invited from those specialising in Early Modern History c.1500–1700. It is hoped to appoint a specialist in European History. Preference may be given to those with a special interest in the history of early modern Spain, or the Spanish Empire. The position is open to women and men. The combined college and university salary will be according to age on a scale up to £35,754 per annum. Additional college allowances are available.

Particulars may be obtained from the College Secre- tary, Somerville College, Oxford OX2 6HD (telephone: Oxford (2)70619/31, fax: (2)70620, e-mail: secretariat@ somerville.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 16 March.

The college is an equal opportunities employer.

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University College

Hastings Center Junior Research Fellowship in Medical Ethics

University College invites applications for a stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship in Medical Ethics, tenable for three years from 1 October 1998. The statutes permit the election of persons up to the age of thirty-five, but it is normally expected that the successful candidate will be under thirty years of age.

A Junior Research Fellow will be entitled to 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 college, for which additional payment will be made.

Further particulars and application forms may be obtained from the College Secretary, University College, Oxford OX1 4BH, to whom completed applications should be returned not later than 11 March.

University College is an equal opportunities employer.

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Wadham College

John Brookman Graduate Organ Scholarship

Wadham College proposes to offer a John Brookman Organ Scholarship to a student who will be continuing or commencing to read for a graduate degree of the University in the next academic year. The stipend will be £2,000 per annum. Other benefits may also be available to assist in the scholar's musical development, and living accommodation will be available in college. The scholar will be required to direct the chapel choir, play the organ in chapel, and to play an active part in fostering the musical life of the college. The scholarship is open to graduate students in any faculty. Candidates should be musically able with an interest in the organ and in church music.

Further particulars should be sought from the Academic Administrator, Wadham College, Oxford OX1 3PN. The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 18 March.

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