Colleges, Halls, and Societies

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St John's College

JOHN PATRICK CARSWELL, CB, MA, 12 November 1997; Sir Thomas White Scholar 1937–40. Aged 79.

GEOFFREY THOMAS CARTER, B.SC., MA, 19 September 1997; commoner 1932–6. Aged 83.

MUSA DAGGASH, 5 October 1997; Nigerian Government Scholar 1950–1. Aged 80.

GAVIN MICHAEL TREGASKISS ELBOURNE, TD, MA, 29 September 1997; commoner 1954–8. Aged 63.

EDWARD HERBERT TREVOR JUKES, B.SC., MA, 20 May 1997; commoner 1931–4. Aged 85.

REGINALD ARTHUR LORD, MA, 10 June 1997; commoner 1923–6. Aged 92.

ERIC WILLIAM SERJEANTSON, MA, 1997; commoner 1927–32. Aged 88.

RICHARD GRAHAM BRABANT SPARKES, MA, 12 July 1997; commoner 1939–41. Aged 76.

TREFFRY JOHN THOMPSON, BA, BM (LMSSA London), D.OBSTR. RCOG, FRHS, 23 October 1997; commoner 1939–45. Aged 76.

CHRISTOPHER RAWDON WILLIS, MA, 3 July 1997; commoner 1932–5. Aged 83.

MICHAEL COPELAND WORSTER, BA, 12 November 1997; commoner 1931–4. Aged 84.

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St John's College and St Hilda's College

FREDERICK SYDNEY DAINTON, LORD DAINTON OF HALLAM MOORS, B.SC., MA, HON. DCL (PH.D., SC.D. Cambridge), FRS, 5 December 1997; Open Exhibitioner and Casberd Scholar, St John's College, 1933–7, Honorary Fellow 1968–97; Privilegiate, St Hilda's College, 1995–7. Aged 83.

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St Hilda's College

To an Honorary Fellowship:


To Visiting Fellowships in Law:


PAMELA J. SMITH (B.SC. Chicago, MBA St Thomas, DOCTOR JURIS Tulane)

To a Scholarship in Music:

CATRIONA SCOTT, formerly of Howell's School, Cardiff

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Exeter College

Stipendiary Lecturership in Economics

Exeter College proposes to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in Economics, to take up post on 1 April 1998 or 1 October 1998. The position will be tenable until 30 September 2000, or possibly 30 September 2001. The lecturer will be required to undertake tutorial or class teaching of undergraduates up to a maximum of twelve hours per week averaged over the three terms of the academic year, to set and mark college examinations, and to participate in the admissions process.

Further particulars may be obtained from the College Secretary, Exeter College, Oxford OX1 3DP (fax: Oxford (2)79630). Applications, including a curriculum vitae and the names of two referees, should be received by the College Secretary not later than Friday, 16 January. Referees should be asked to write without request from the college, their letters to be received by the College Secretary not later than the same date. Exeter College is an equal opportunities employer.

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Hertford College

Appointment of Director of Development

Hertford College proposes to appoint a Director of Development to complete the final three years of an existing five-year fund-raising campaign. The priority of the successful candidate will be the securing of major gifts particularly for the building of a new graduate centre and to endow fellowships. An Assistant Director who is already in post will assist the Director.

The college offers a salary of up to £35,000 per annum, USS pension scheme, common table, and the election to a fellowship of the college for suitable candidates. The post will be fixed term for three years and will be available from March 1998 onwards.

Applicants are expected to have already achieved considerable success in the field of major gift fund-raising and should be capable of maintaining and building upon the momentum of the existing campaign.

Letters of application, together with a full curriculum vitae, should be sent to the Bursar, Hertford College, Catte Street, Oxford OX1 3BW, as soon as possible.

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Appointment of Summer School Tutor in Victorian History

Hertford College wishes to recruit a pre- or postdoctoral historian as a tutor for its Summer School for the University of Hartford, Connecticut.

The course will be team taught with a member of faculty from the University of Hartford and will run from 7 to 30 July 1998. A fee of £875 is payable for the course together with payment for preparation.

Letters of application, together with a curriculum vitae, should be sent to the Conference Secretary, Hertford College, Catte Street, Oxford OX1 3BW (telephone: Oxford (2)79456).

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Merton College

Official Fellowship and Tutorship in Law

Merton College proposes to elect, with effect from 1 October 1998, a Fellow and Tutor in Law. The appointment is tenable in conjunction with an Oxford University (CUF) Lecturership in Corporate Finance Law funded by the firm of Travers Smith Braithwaite. Preference will be given to applicants who would be able to teach three of the following subjects: Administrative Law, Company Law, Constitutional Law, European Community Law, Jurisprudence. The salary is on an age-related scale of £20,167 at age twenty-eight, to £34,746 at age forty-five.

Further particulars are available from the Warden's Secretary, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD (telephone: Oxford (2)86299 (answerphone), fax: (2)76282). Applications should be received by 5 January. E-mail applications cannot be accepted.

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St ANNE'S College

Official Fellowship in French

St Anne's College proposes to appoint a Fellow and Tutor in French with effect from 1 October 1998, or as soon as possible thereafter. The fellowship will be held in conjunction with a University (CUF) Lecturership.

The fellow will be required to undertake not less than twelve hours' teaching a week for the college and must be competent to teach French literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries for the Final Honour School of Modern Languages and the associated Joint Schools and for the Preliminary Examination in French. In addition, a contribution to language teaching will be required.

Applications are invited from candidates specialising in the period 1800–the present day. All things being equal, the Faculty Board would particularly welcome applicants with an interest in modern literary theory.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, St Anne's College, Oxford OX2 6HS (telephone: Oxford (2)74825, e-mail: The closing date for completed applications is 26 January.

Oxford University and St Anne's College are equal opportunities employers.

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St Cross College

Appointment of College Secretary

St Cross, a graduate college of the University of Oxford, requires a College Secretary with excellent organisational skills and a sociable personality to take responsibility for the day-to-day administration of the College Office. The College Secretary will be required to provide administrative support in relation to student admissions, supervision, examinations, the allocation of residential accommodation, and college social activities. The College Secretary will be required also to organise events and functions for external groups. The post-holder will need to have a good knowledge of word-processing (experience of using Microsoft Word would be an advantage).

Salary will be within the range £12,595 to £14,580, and there are other attractive benefits.

Applications, accompanied by a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two referees, should be submitted by Monday, 5 January, to Ms M. Doherty, Bursar, St Cross College, St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LZ.

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St Hilda's College

Fellowship in Chemistry

Applications are invited for a five-year appointment to be based either in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory or the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford, with effect from 1 October 1998. The successful candidate will be responsible for the teaching of Chemistry at St Hilda's College and she will also be expected to conduct research and do a limited amount of teaching in the laboratory. She will be employed as a Fellow of St Hilda's College, whose statutes (under the Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923) provide that all fellows must be women, and she should be keen to encourage women into careers in science.

The appointment is intended for a woman who is developing a strong research career and there will be start-up support available. The post is open to candidates with appropriate qualifications whose research lies in any of the fields of current activity within the two laboratories. These cover a very broad range: further details available on application or at the Chemistry Web site, http://www.

Details of college and departmental duties are given in the further particulars which should be obtained from the Principal's Secretary, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY (e-mail: Applications (nine copies, or one copy from overseas) should be sent to Professor Graham Richards, New Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QT, including a curriculum vitae, summary of research interests, and the names of three referees. The salary will be in the range £19,100– £35,754. The closing date for applications is 30 January.

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