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OBITUARIES

Linacre College

PROFESSOR MARGARET MARY GOWING, CBE, MA (B.SC. (ECON.) London), FRS, FBA, 7 November 1998; Professorial Fellow 1972–86, Emeritus Fellow 1986–98. Aged 77.

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St Hilda's College

(WINIFRED) MARGARET JONES (née Hooper), MA, DIP.ED., 19 October 1998; commoner 1950–3, 1954–5. Aged 66.

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MEMORIAL SERVICE

Hertford College

A Memorial Service for DR MARY GILLAN will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 28 November, in the chapel, Hertford College.

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ELECTIONS

All Souls College

To a Fellowship by Examination (with effect from 7 November 1998):

ANDREW NEIL RESTON, Balliol College

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Christ Church

To a Bostock Exhibition:

TIMOTHY FELTON, formerly of Hall Cross Comprehensive School

To a Boulter Exhibition:

STEPHEN AYRE, formerly of Maidstone Grammar School

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To an Instrumental Exhibition:

THOMAS LAMBOURN, formerly of Wellington College

To an Exhibition:

M. ALEX BURGHART, formerly of Millfield School

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St Catherine's College

To the Sembal Scholarship:

KATHARINE A. HODBY

To the Garrett Scholarship:

MATTHEW T. WILLIAMSON

To St Catherine's Scholarships:

FAYE L. ALLARD

SIMON J. AMEY

JESSICA E. BARNES

ANDREW M. BENNETT

BENJAMIN BROOKES

SIMON DAY

NATALYA I. ELLIOTT

ROBERT W. MURPHY

EDWARD P.W. PAILTHORPE

SAUL R. PARKER

PAUL J. PEARSON

PAUL D. PRICE

DAVID J. SMITH

SALLY WAPLES

ALEXANDER T. WINTER

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To St Catherine's Exhibitions:

AMANDA BEERY

JOANNA CROSS

PHILIP MASSON

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St Peter's College

To Latner Scholarships:

ROBERT JAMES CAIN, formerly of Baines School

BEN LESTER, formerly of St Paul's School, London

ROBERT JAMES MCALLISTER, formerly of Epsom College

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To College Scholarships:

ALISON LEIGH BARTLETT, formerly of Chichester Girls High School

PAUL DAMON BRACKLEY, formerly of Crofts School

ANDREW THORNTON JAMES BYFIELD, formerly of Colchester Sixth-form College

STEPHANIE ANDRUS CARDON, formerly of Malvern College

JOANNA MARY CARGILL, formerly of the Oldershaw School, Wallasey

TRISTAN CHRISTOPHER DANIEL, formerly of Birkenhead School

SOPHIE KATE DONALDSON, formerly of Redland High School, Bristol

RICHARD GRAHAM GILES, formerly of King Edward VI School, Southampton

JULIA HELEN HOSKINSON, formerly of Withington Girls' School, Manchester

MARCUS MORISHIMA JENKINS, formerly of Shrewsbury School

KIMULI KUMIHARA KASARA, formerly of Wycliffe College

PETER MICHAEL KELLY, formerly of Watford Grammar School

DAVID LAMPER, formerly of St. Dunstans College

ANDREW WILLIAM MCGUFFIE, formerly of Blue Coat, Oldham

STEPHEN CHARLES MOSSMAN, formerly of Westcliff High School for Boys, Essex

MARK ANDREW NEWMAN, formerly of Westcliff Boys High School

JOHN JAMES O'ROURKE, formerly of Sacred Heart High School

CHRISTOPHER GARY PILBEAM, formerly of Heathfield School and Community College

SEBASTIAN STRAUBE, formerly of JD-Christophorusschule, Rostock, Germany

GIACOMO TORTORA, formerly of Liceo Righi, Rome

PETER ROBERT WICKS, formerly of Godalming College

PETER JOHN WIGLEY, formerly of King Edward's School, Birmingham

JAMES WILKINSON, formerly of Lancaster Royal Grammar School

IAN PHILIP ZEIDER, formerly of City of London School

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To a Choral Scholarship:

ROBIN JAMES WHITEHOUSE, formerly of Reigate Grammar School

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To Instrumental Scholarships:

DELPHINE MELISSA MORDEY, formerly of Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Ashbourne

JENA PANG, formerly of Westcliff High School for Boys

PETER NEIL THOMAS, formerly of Shrewbury School

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To an Organ Scholarship:

RALPH RUTHERFORD KERR, formerly of Glenalmond College

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To College Exhibitions:

JOSHUA ROBERT DOCTOR, formerly of JFS Comprehensive School, Camden

STUART FRIZELL, formerly of the NelsonThomlinson School, Wigton

YASMIN KHAN, formerly of King Edward School, Witley

ALEXANDER NAQVI, formerly of Malvern College

BETHANY WRIGHT, formerly of Haberdashers' Monmouth School for Girls

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To Choral Exhibitions:

MARK NICHOLAS DAVID EVANS, formerly of Royal Grammar School, Guildford

CORINNE LOUISA SPARKES, formerly of Queenswood School

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PRIZES

St Peter's College

Bailey Prize:

MARCUS MORISHIMA JENKINS

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Carl Albert Award:

JONATHAN GREVILE WOODS CONLIN

IAN MARCUS EDWARDS

MICHAEL CHARLES WYKES

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Charles Caine Mathematics Prize:

ALEXANDER WILLIAM DENT

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Houghton Prize :

DUNCAN BENEDICT HOOPER

SB Pharmaceutical Award:

MARCUS MORISHIMA JENKINS

Smith Prize:

JULIA HELEN HOSKINSON

Sutton Prize:

ALEXANDER WARWICK RICHARD OKINES

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Regent's Park College

George Cockle Prize:

JESSICA HEYES

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S.W. Green Greek Prize:

JOHN WESTERN

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Anthony Phillips Memorial Prize:

SIMON NORMAN

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Eliza Fitzgerald Prize:

JOSEPH MOESEL

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Ramsbottom Preaching Prize:

BRUCE NADIN

W.W. Sidney Prize:

PAUL DRISCOLL

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W.W. Winfield Christian Missions Prize:

MICHAEL GREGORY

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NOTICES

Balliol College

Tutorial Fellowship in Law

Applications are invited from men and women for a Tutorial Fellowship in Law with effect from 1 October 1999.

The fellowship will be held in conjunction with a Titular University Lecturership (CUF), for which no separate application is required.

The successful applicant will be expected to undertake research and to make a major contribution to teaching Law to undergraduates at Balliol College within the context of Law Moderations and the Honour School of Jurisprudence. He or she will also be expected to provide teaching for the Law Faculty on appointment, or at a reasonable time thereafter, in at least one of the follow-ing subjects: Corporate Law, European Union Law, Tort, Competition Law, and Public Law (including Human Rights).

Further particulars and application forms may be obtained from the College Secretary, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, to whom applications, with the names of three referees, should be sent by Saturday, 12 December. Referees should be asked to write directly to the Acting Master by the same date.

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James Stirling Junior Research Fellowship in Mathematics

Balliol College proposes to elect a Junior Research Fellow in Mathematics for a period of three years from 1 October 1999. The fellow elected will be a Junior Research Fellow of the college as defined by the college statutes. He or she will be required to undertake reseach in pure or applied mathematics. The stipend starts of £12,241 per annum in the first year with superannuation, free meals and rooms (or, in the case of a married fellow, a housing allowance).

Other things being equal, preference will be given to (1) a graduate of the University of Glasgow, (2) a graduate of any other Scottish university.

Applications should be sent to the College Secretary, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, from whom further details and application forms may be obtained, not later than Thursday, 17 December.

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Jowett Senior Scholarships

Balliol College proposes to elect two 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 scholarships are tenable in any subject for which the college admits students.

The scholarships will be awarded for a maximum of two years. Scholars will take up their award on 1 October 1999. The value of the scholarships is £1,550 a year. 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; they should be returned by Friday, 22 January 1999. There is no separate application form required for the exhibitions. The college hopes to interview short-listed applicants during the week commencing 22 February 1999 (sixth week).

Balliol College is an equal opportunities employer and a charity which exists to promote excellence in education and research.

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Hertford College

Appointment of College Accountant and Assistant Bursar

A fully qualified graduate accountant is required to take major responsibility for the finances and to assist in the day-to-day management of this Oxford University college. Salary in the region of £30,000, plus other benefits. Further details and application forms may be obtained from the Bursar, Hertford College, Catte Street, Oxford OX1 3BW (telephone: Oxford (2)79414, fax: (2)79466, e-mail: peter.baker@hertford.ox.ac.uk). Deadline for applications: 27 November.

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Linacre College

Junior Research Fellowships

Linacre College proposes to make elections to not more than three Junior Research Fellowships, tenable for one year in the first instance from 1 October 1999 and renewable for a second year. Junior Research Fellows will receive a book allowance of £250 per annum and enjoy dining rights in college. The fellowships are open to men and women graduates of any university; there is no restriction of subject, but candidates should be intending to engage in research at postdoctoral level.

Applicants will normally be expected to have submitted for a higher research degree before taking up a Junior Research Fellowship; and to be assured of adequate funding for the duration of a Junior Research Fellowship.

See below for method of application.

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EPA Cephalosporin Junior Research Fellowships

Linacre College proposes to make elections to not more than three EPA Cephalosporin Junior Research Fellowships, tenable for one year in the first instance from 1 October 1999 and renewable for a second year. Junior Research Fellows will receive a book allowance of £250 per annum and enjoy dining rights in college. The fellowships are open to men and women graduates of any university, but candidates should be intending to engage in research at postdoctoral level in the fields of the medical, biological, or chemical sciences.

Applicants will normally be expected to have submitted for a higher research degree before taking up a Junior Research Fellowship; and to be assured of adequate funding for the duration of a Junior Research Fellowship.

Application for any of the Junior Research Fellowships detailed above, on a form available from the College Secretary, should be made to the Principal, Linacre College, Oxford OX1 3JA, giving details of the applicant's academic record and proposed course of research. Two referees should be asked to write directly to the Principal by the closing date for applications, 31 January 1999.

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Heselton Legal Research Scholarship

This scholarship, of a value of £1,000 per annum, is open to a suitably qualified student studying, or intending to study, for a research degree in an area of English Law or European Community Law.

The scholar must be accepted by Oxford University to read for a higher degree, and must be, or become, a member of Linacre College. The scholarship, tenable from 1 October 1999, will be awarded for two years in the first instance, and may be extended for a third and final year.

Application forms may be obtained from the College Secretary, Linacre College, Oxford OX1 3JA. Closing date for applications: 1 March 1999.

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Domus Research Studentships

Linacre College proposes to elect to not more than four Domus Studentships, tenable in the first instance for two years from 1 October 1999, with the possibility of election for a third year subject to satisfactory work and progress. The value of these studentships will be £250 per year. They will not normally be tenable after the students' liability for university and college fees has ended.

Holders of Domus Studentships will be given priority in the allocation of college accommodation. Candidates for these studentships will be either students who intend to begin reading for a higher degree or diploma at the University in October 1999, or current students of Linacre College in their first or second years. There is no restriction of subject. Candidates for these awards should submit an account of their previous academic work and a brief description of their proposed topic of research to the Principal, Linacre College, Oxford OX1 3JA, before 31 January 1999, and should ask two academic referees to write directly to the Principal about them by that date.

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Merton College

Domus Graduate Scholarships

Merton College is offering three or four Domus Graduate Scholarships in 1999, in two separate competitions, A and B. The scholarships are intended to assist students of outstanding academic excellence who for financial reasons would not otherwise be able to study at the University of Oxford. They cover full board and accommodation in the college, college and university fees, and an additional grant of £2,500 (under review for 1999); this makes a total annual value of about £9,800–£22,700, depending on the origin of the student and subject studied. Subject to satisfactory progress, the scholarships will be tenable for three years.

These scholarships replace the college's previous Domus and Harmsworth Senior Scholarship competition. Competition A is open to graduates of any university, who are not ordinarily resident in the UK, and have not done more than two years of postgraduate study or research, and propose to begin a course of study leading to a doctorate at the University of Oxford in October 1999 in any of the subjects normally acceptable for graduate study at the college, and have no other funding which would allow them to do so. The college intends to award two scholarships. The closing date for this competition is 7 April 1999, by which date all applicants must have been accepted as doctoral students by the relevant faculty or department of the University. This process, over which the college has no control, may take about two months. Those interested in applying should contact the Assistant Tutorial Secretary, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD (telephone: Oxford (2)76299, fax: (2)86500, e-mail: julie. gerhardi@merton.ox.ac.uk), as soon as possible to ask for further particulars. Those who have not already applied for admission to the University are advised to contact the Oxford University Graduate Admissions Office (University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, e-mail: graduate.admissions@admin.ox.ac.uk), or the relevant department of the University. They should also consult the University's Graduate Prospectus, obtainable from the Graduate Admissions Office, and on the University's home page (http://www.ox.ac.uk), where departmental addresses (Appendix 1) and much other important information may be found.

Competition B is open to graduates of any university with a first-class honours degree, who are ordinarily resident in the UK, and have not done more than two years of postgraduate study or research, and have been accepted to begin a course of study leading to a doctorate at the University of Oxford in October 1999 in any subject normally accepted for graduate study at the college, and have no other funding which would allow them to do so. The college intends to award one or two scholarships. Those interested in applying should contact the Assistant Tutorial Secretary at the address given above. Inquiries may be made at any time after 1 January 1999, but applications should be submitted no earlier than 15 August 1999. The closing date will be 6 September 1999.

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Appointment of Library Assistant

Applications are invited for the post of Library Assistant in Merton College Library, starting on Monday, 4 January 1999. The hours of work are as follows: late September to early July: three weekday mornings, 8.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.; early July to late September: three weekday mornings, 9 a.m.–1.30 p.m.

The duties involve staffing the issue desk and running the borrowing system, supervising the entrance to the Library, answering enquiries, and other clerical tasks. The rate of pay is £4.40 per hour. The Library is normally closed for a week at Christmas and a week at Easter, for which times the assistant will be paid. Other holiday, without pay, may be taken by arrangement. Appointment will be until 31 December 1999 in the first instance.

Written applications, including a curriculum vitae, should be sent to reach Dr A.S. Bendall, Librarian, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD, by Friday, 4 December. Applicants should also arrange for two referees to send references to arrive by that date.

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Nuffield College

Postgraduate Studies and Funding in the Social Sciences

Nuffield College welcomes applications from women and men graduates for research or postgraduate study. The college's main fields of interest are in economics, politics, and sociology, and it has special interests also in the following fields: recent social, political, and economic history, social and medical statistics, medical sociology, international relations, social policy, American studies, Commonwealth history, social geography, and European studies. The college normally takes about twenty-five students a year.

The college offers a number of Nuffield Funded Studentships, open to both UK and overseas students, to cover fees and maintenance. In addition students of any college of the University who want to start a new postgraduate degree may apply to the college for a funded studentship.

Particulars and application forms are available from the Student Administrator, Mrs Glynis Baleham (direct telephone line: Oxford (2)78515/603; e-mail: glynis.baleham @nuf.ox.ac.uk).

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St Hilda's College

Appointment of IT Manager

St Hilda's College seeks to appoint a full-time IT Manager to manage all aspects of Information Technology within the college. The post-holder will work with the Oxford University Computing Services to maintain the college's three networks, and will be responsible for the administration of hardware and software, the maintenance and development of administrative databases (currently Access and Raiser's Edge), and the support of users throughout the college in the use of Internet and other electronic resources. The appointment will begin as soon as possible, and will be for two years in the first instance. Serious consideration will be given to a job-share arrangement.

The college wishes to appoint at a starting salary of not less than £25,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Good applicants with the relevant skills but less experience are encouraged to apply, and may be appointed at a slightly lower level. Benefits include a contributory superannuation scheme.

Further particulars are available at the `News' section of http://www.sthildas.ox.ac.uk/, or from Ms G. Stanley, Bursar's Secretary, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY (telephone: Oxford (2)76809, fax: (2)76838, e-mail: gillian. stanley@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 9 December. St Hilda's College is an equal opportunities employer.

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St John's College

Opening of collection of medieval vestments

St John's College intends to open to the public its collection of medieval vestments on Saturday, 28 November, 2–5 p.m. The collection is displayed in the Garden Quadrangle and entrance, free of charge, will be via the Parks Road Lodge or the Main Lodge.

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St Peter's College

Leonard Theberge Essay Prize

The Age of Johnson

St Peter's College offers an annual prize of £300, which has been endowed in honour of the late Mr Leonard J. Theberge of Washington, DC, an old member of the college, by his friends. The prize is open to all undergraduate members of Oxford University and to graduate members within their first two years from graduation, or within their first two years of full-time graduate study. It will be awarded for the best essay submitted on a topic connected with `The Age of Samuel Johnson': this includes any aspect of British history or culture in the eighteenth century, and of British North America down to 1783.

Essays must be typed with footnotes at the bottom of the page; they must not exceed 10,000 words in length including references and bibliography. Entries should be submitted anonymously, but accompanied by a sealed envelope containing the author's identity and a certificate of the candidate's undergraduate or graduate status from his or her society.

Entries must reach the College Secretary, St Peter's College, clearly marked `Theberge Prize', by Friday, 26 February 1999. The judges, who are appointed by the college, reserve the right to make no award or a lesser one if no entry of sufficient merit is submitted.

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