Colleges, Halls, and Societies

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Note: college vacancies will also be found in the Gazette's Appointments Supplement.

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Magdalen College

SIR (ERNEST) ASHLEY BRAMALL, 10 February 1999; commoner 1935–8. Aged 83.

EDGAR JOHN SOUTHWELL CLARKE, TD, 29 January 1999; demy 1931–5. Aged 85.

RICHARD FREDERICK DE GROOT, 22 February 1998; commoner 1959–62. Aged 57.

ALFRED THOMPSON DENNING, OM, PC, KT., Baron of Whitchurch, 5 March 1999; exhibitioner 1916, demy 1917 and 1919–22, Honorary Fellow 1948. Aged 100.

BARON MAX ROBERT FOULD-SPRINGER, 11 March 1999; commoner 1924–6. Aged 93.

LT.-COL. RODERICK GORDON DUFF, MBE, 2 March 1999; commoner 1959–62. Aged 58.

STEPHEN CLEMENT HAIMES, 1998; commoner 1967–70. Aged 49.

RODNEY JULIAN HIRST, 14 January 1999; demy 1938–40 and 1945–7. Aged 78.

(GEOFFREY) LIONEL BERRY KEMSLEY, DL, Second Viscount of Dropmore, 28 February 1999; commoner 1928–31. Aged 89.

THE HON. JAMES LOUIS LINDSAY, 4 January 1999; commoner 1925–8. Aged 90.

FRANCIS HENRY LOW-BEER, 18 January 1999; commoner 1953–6. Aged 67.

DONALD JAMES METHVEN, TD, 4 January 1999; commoner 1933–6. Aged 84.

RUSSELL WAYNE SHEPHERD, March 1999; commoner 1980–3. Aged 37.

FRANK WILLIAM WILLIS, 16 March 1999; Doncaster Scholar 1965–8. Aged 51.

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LT-COL. PHILIP BRAND FIELDEN, MC, 2 December 1998; commoner 1937–9. Aged 79.

Note: this replaces the obituary notice in the name `Lt.-Col. Brand Fielden' published in the Gazette of 28 January, p. 671.

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St Edmund Hall

CANON ROGER HARDHAM HOOKER, MA, 4 January 1999; commoner 1955–8. Aged 64.

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St Hilda's College

DEBORAH AMY O'NEILL, BA, 1999; commoner 1993–6. Aged 23.

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St Hugh's College

JULIETTE AMELITA RODDAM (née Pontremoli), 1 January 1998; commoner 1945–8. Aged 73.

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Jesus College

To an Official Fellowship and Tutorship in Pure Mathematics (from 1 October 1999):


To an Official Fellowship and Tutorship in Politics (from 1 January 2000):


To the College Chaplaincy (for five years from 1 September 1999):


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St Hugh's College

To a Nuffield Exhibition:

STEVEN PETER MOULD, formerly of St Thomas More School, Blaydon

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Wadham College

To a Tutorial Fellowship in Law (with effect from 1 August 1999):


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Appointment of Senior Bursar (Chief Financial Officer)

Magdalen College is seeking a replacement for the Senior Bursar, who is retiring towards the end of 1999.

The Senior Bursar is responsible for financial planning, investment management, property management, property development, and the maintenance of the fabric of the college, as well as the accounting, legal, and secretarial services.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate experience in the use of broad management skills, plus an ability to fit into the college community. The post carries with it a fellowship of the college and is open to men and women.

An application form and further particulars may be obtained from the President, Magdalen College, Oxford OX1 4AU, to whom completed aplications should be sent not later than 14 April.

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Research Fellowship

Merton College proposes to elect one Research Fellow from 1 October 1999. The election will be for a limited term of up to five years, and is not renewable. No stipend will be attached, for the college expects to elect someone who is (or will be) already in Oxford, and who already holds (or will hold) a research award at a level equivalent to the Royal Society Research Fellowships or the British Academy Readerships, but who has no present college attachement and has held no previous college fellowship at Oxford.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Warden's Secretary, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD (telephone: Oxford (2)76352, fax: (2)76282, e-mail: moira.wise@merton. Applications should be received by 20 April.

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Appointment of Junior Deans

Pembroke College proposes to appoint two Junior Deans for a period of one year from 1 October 1999 with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The Junior Deans will be required to reside in college, free of charge, and will also receive free meals at high table and a stipend (under review) of £1,100 per annum, which will be additional to any other income which the appointees may receive. The Junior Deans will assist the Dean and other College Officers in the smooth running of the college. Applicants must be graduates, and it is expected that they will be pursuing advanced study or research.

Applications, including a full curriculum vitae and an outline of the academic work which the applicant proposes to undertake, should reach the Dean, Pembroke College, Oxford OX1 1DW, from whom further particulars may be obtained, by Monday, 26 April. Applicants should inform the Dean of the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three referees and arrange for their referees to write directly to the Dean by Monday, 26 April. If the applicant is a registered graduate student, one of the referees must be the applicant's university supervisor.

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Stipendiary Lecturership in Economics

St Anne's College proposes to elect a twelve-hour Stipendiary Lecturer in Economics, for one year from October 1999. The lecturer will teach for twelve hours per week, and act as Director of Studies for those students studying economics (organising teaching, monitoring student progress, and participating in admissions).

Candidates should have tutorial teaching experience in the compulsory first- and second-year economics papers for PPE and Economics and Management, and the compulsory third- and fourth-year economics papers for Engineering, Economics, and Management. The remuneration will be at the rate of £15,735 or £16,655 according to experience. The stipendiary lecturer will be a member of the senior common room and will be entitled to free lunches and dinners at high table. There is an academic allowance of £524 and free BUPA membership.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, St Anne's College, Oxford OX2 6HS (telephone: Oxford (2)74825, e-mail: Applications (four copies, typewritten), including a curriculum vitae and a brief statement of the applicant's research interests, should be sent to the Senior Tutor, St Anne's College, by 26 April. Applicants should include one copy of a recent research paper or thesis chapter. Applicants should also ask two referees to write directly to the Senior Tutor, St Anne's College, Oxford OX2 6SH, by the same date.

St Anne's College is an equal opportunities employer.

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E.P. Abraham Junior Research Fellowship

Applications are invited for an E.P. Abraham Junior Research Fellowship, for study in biochemistry, chemistry, medicine, biological sciences, or engineering science with an application in the aforementioned areas. The appointment would be for two years from October 1999, with the possibility of renewal for a further year. The fellowship is open to women graduates of any country.

Further particulars should be obtained from the Secre- tarial Assistant, Academic Office, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY (telephone: Oxford (2)76815, e-mail: college. The closing date is 30 April.

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Appointment of Development Office Assistant

This post offers an opportunity to work two days a week as part of a job-share arrangement in an active development office with responsibility for the Annual Fund's database. The fund raises about £100,000 each year from alumni. Applicants should have current computing experience and good written and spoken communication skills; salary grade 4 (£13,074–£15,134).

Letters of application, including a brief curriculum vitae with the names of two referees, should be sent to Richard Marson, Development Director, St Peter's College, Oxford OX1 2DL, by Friday, 23 April.

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Appointment of Administrator/Executive Personal Assistant to the Principal

Somerville College invites applications from suitably experienced and highly able candidates, for this newly established, stimulating position. The post-holder will provide professional administrative support for the Principal's varied college and external commitments. A significant element of the work will be the co-ordination of the Principal's fund-raising activities for the college. In addition the post-holder will be required to develop and maintain office systems to ensure that both the routine and complex functions of the Principal's office are dealt with efficiently.

The post would therefore offer an ideal opportunity for someone interested in pursuing a career in either higher education administration or fund-raising.

The successful applicant will be educated to degree level, or equivalent, and will possess excellent administrative/secretarial skills, including proficiency in IT (preferably in Windows/Office). Strong communication and organisational skills will also be essential, together with the determination to achieve high standards at all times. Salary: c.£17,000–£19,000.

Further details and application forms are available from Susan White, Personnel Officer, Somerville College, Oxford OX2 6HD (telephone: Oxford (2)80620, e-mail: The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 6 April.

Somerville College is committed to achieving equal opportunities.

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