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Trinity Term 1998

Thursday, 23 April, at 8 a.m. THE REVD CANON PROFESSOR OLIVER O'DONOVAN, Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology, Canon of Christ Church. Celebrant, Holy Communion (Latin). At St Mary's.

Sunday, 26 April, at 10 a.m. THE REVD CANON HUGH WYBREW, Vicar of St Mary Magdalen, Oxford. (St Mark's Day Sermon.) At Magdalen College.

Sunday, 3 May, at 10 a.m. THE REVD DR RALPH WALLER, Principal of Harris Manchester College. At St Mary's.

Sunday, 10 May, at 10 a.m. DR JANET MARTIN SOSKICE, University Lecturer in Divinity and Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge. At St Mary's.

Sunday, 17 May, at 10 a.m. THE REVD DR SUSAN DURBER, Minister of St Columba's United Reformed Church, Oxford. At St Mary's.

Sunday, 24 May, at 10 a.m. THE REVD DR JUDITH MALTBY, Chaplain and Fellow of Corpus Christi College. At St Mary's.

*Whit Sunday, 31 May, at 10 a.m. HUGH RICE, Censor Theologiae and Student of Christ Church. At the Cathedral.

*Trinity Sunday, 7 June, at 10 a.m. THE VERY REVD STEPHEN PLATTEN, Dean of Norwich, sometime Archbishop's Secretary for Ecumenical Affairs. At Lady Margaret Hall.

Sunday, 14 June, at 10 a.m. (To be announced.) At St Mary's.

*Commemoration Sunday, 21 June, at 10 a.m. THE RT REVD AND RT HON THE LORD COGGAN, PC, sometime Archbishop of Canterbury. At St Mary's.

Sunday, 28 June, at 10 a.m. THE RT REVD DR KALLISTOS WARE, Bishop of Diokleia, Spalding Lecturer in Eastern Orthodox Studies, Fellow of Pembroke College. (St John Baptist's Day Sermon.) At Magdalen College.

*On these days Doctors will wear their robes.

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The Prize has been awarded to JOHN LEOPOLD FULLER, MA, Fellow of Magdalen College.

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The judges have not awarded the principal prize.

Prizes have however been awarded to KATHERINE WODEHOUSE, Lady Margaret Hall, and JULIE MAXWELL, Christ Church.

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Mr Vice-Chancellor has received a communication from the Clerk of Her Majesty's Privy Council, stating that on 17 December 1997 Her Majesty was pleased to approve the Statutes (1) establishing the Degree of Master of Earth Sciences and (2) concerning the Bampton and Sarum Lecturerships, printed in Gazette, Vol. 127, pp. 1093 and 1094 (approved by Congregation, p. 1130).

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Vacation hours

The hours of the Counselling Service will be as follows during the Easter vacation:

Monday, 23 March–Wednesday, 8 April: open 9.30 a.m.–1.30 p.m.

Thursday, 9 April–Friday, 17 April: closed.

From Monday, 20 April, normal opening times: weekdays 9.15 a.m.–5.15 p.m.

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Exhibition now open

Lines of faith: instruments and religious practice in Islam. The 1998 student exhibition (until 27 June)

The museum is open Tuesday–Saturday, 12 noon–4 p.m.

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University Lecturership in Mechanical Engineering

Applications are invited for the above post, tenable from 1 October 1998, from candidates who are able to teach widely within a broad four-year Engineering Science syllabus (in particular on relevant aspects of mechanical engineering) and undertake high-quality research in applied mechanics and/or production engineering. The stipend is according to age, on the scale £16,045–£29,875 per annum. The successful candidate may be offered a tutorial fellowship by Pembroke College, in which case the combined salary would be according to age up to £35,754 per annum. Additional college allowances will be available.

Further particulars, containing details of the duties and the full range of emoluments and allowances attached to both the university and college posts, may be obtained from Professor R. Eatock Taylor, F.Eng., Department of Engineering Science, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PJ (fax: Oxford (2)83310), to whom applications should be sent, together with the names and addresses of three referees, to arrive no later than Friday, 8 May. Further particulars (including the department's Research Summary) may be found at

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Department of Engineering Science (Medical Research Unit)

Postdoctoral research appointment in particle technology

PowderJect Pharmaceuticals PLC and the University have established a Centre for Gene and Drug Delivery Research in the Department of Engineering Science's Medical Engineering Unit. The centre is funded by a three-year rolling grant.

PowderJect Pharmaceuticals was established in 1993 to develop and commercialise a new needle-less method of drug and gene delivery. The technology arose from work in the Medical Engineering Unit.

Applications are invited from chemical engineers, chemists, and pharmaceutical scientists to work on physical and chemical aspects of formulating drugs in dry powder form. Applicants will be expected to hold a doctorate in a relevant field.

The post is for an initial period of three years and will be paid on the RS1A scale (currently £15,159–£22,785).

Further particulars may be obtained from Mr C.J. Scotcher, Senior Administrator, Department of Engineering Science, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PJ, to whom written applications should be sent, enclosing a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three referees. Reference `BJB/EED2' should be quoted in all correspondence. Closing date: 30 April.

The University is an equal opportunities employer.