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

PROFESSOR JOHN PATRICK DE CORMELIE DAY, 29 October 1999; demy 1937–40, senior demy 1946–8. Aged 80.

SIR DE VILLIERS GRAAFF, DMS, MBE, 4 October 1999; commoner 1933–6. Aged 85.

DR GEORGE KEITH HOWARD HODGKIN, 2 June 1999; commoner 1936–40. Aged 81.

CHARLES INNES MEEK, CMG, November 1999; demy 1939–40. Aged 79.

GERALD RANDALL TIBBETTS, 21 November 1999; commoner 1948–50. Aged 73.

COL. SIDNEY JOHN WATSON, 30 October 1999; commoner 1939–40. Aged 79.

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Oriel College

KENNETH PHILIP CLEARY, 4 August 1999; commoner 1957. Aged 75.

PROFESSOR ALBERT JAMES SMITH, 11 December 1991; commoner 1952. Aged 67.

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St Edmund Hall

DR RICHARD FARGHER, 30 October 1999; Fellow 1949–82, Emeritus Fellow 1982–99. Aged 84.

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Lincoln College

To the Rectorship (from 1 October 2000):

PROFESSOR PAUL LANGFORD, Fellow of the college and Chief Executive, Arts and Humanities Research Board

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Oriel College

To Exhibitions:

JUSTIN EDWARD BATES, formerly of Cheltenham Bournside School

MICHAEL CHURCH, formerly of Tiffin School, Kingston-upon-Thames

HELEN KIM DIXON, formerly of Ribston Hall High School, Gloucester

To Scholarships:

ABDEL KADER ALLOUNI, formerly of Radyr Comprehensive School, Cardiff

ABHISARA APOORVA APPAJI, formerly of Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Blackburn

BENJAMIN PETER ARNOLD, formerly of Bishop Stopford School, Kettering

clifford john bailey, formerly of Reading School WILLIAM ROSS COBERN, formerly of Bishop Wordsworth's School, Salisbury

LUKE FIRMANSJAH, formerly of the London Oratory School


CHARLOTTE ELEANOR HEIME, formerly of Beaconsfield High School

ANTHONY JOHN HUCKLESBY, formerly of Sevenoaks School

CLARE ROSEMARY MACEWEN, formerly of Lockerbie Academy

JULIA FRANCES MCALEENAN, formerly of St Mary's School, Calne, Wiltshire

LUCY MARY RANCE, formerly of Simon Langton Girls' School, Canterbury

ALASDAIR JAMES ROBBIE, formerly of Bedford School

RICHARD JAMES STANCLIFFE, formerly of Benton Park School, Leeds

KATHARINE EMMA VINCENT, formerly of Portsmouth High School

JUSTIN PHILIP BENJAMIN WILLIAMS, formerly of Shrewsbury School

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Somerville College

To a Hughes Scholarship:

GUY WILLIAM SCADDING, formerly of University College School, Hampstead

To Coombs Exhibitions:

TIMOTHY EDWARD KNIPE, formerly of Hereford Cathedral School

ALIX EMILY MORTIMER, formerly of Roseberry School, Epsom

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St Hugh's College

Hurry Prize:


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Anna Haxworth Prize (Music):


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Somerville College

Cannon Gamble Prize in PPE:


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Sarah Smithson Prize in Modern Languages:

(Joint award)



College Prize:


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Six-hour Lecturership in Engineering

Applications are invited for the post of six-hour Lecturer in Engineering, to be held at Balliol College in Hilary and Trinity Terms 2000, with the possibility of extension for a further year. The lecturer will be required to teach selected topics within the core papers of the Final Honour School of Engineering Science and joint courses with Engineering. Applicants should be able to offer teaching in Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, and preferably also in Dynamics and Control. Teaching duties will consist in giving tutorials and revision classes in these subjects for up to six hours per week during term. Remuneration will be at the rate of £1,700 per term, with some dining rights in addition.

Prospective candidates who would like to discuss details of the post are welcome to contact Dr C.P. Buckley (telephone: Oxford (2)73156, e-mail: paul. buckley@eng., or Dr D.C. O'Brien (telephone: Oxford (2)73916, e-mail:

The closing date for applications is 10 December. Applicants should sent a letter to the Senior Tutor, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, stating the subjects offered and enclosing a curriculum vitae. They should also arrange for one referee to write in support of the application by the closing date.

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Appointment of Domestic Bursar

Balliol College is seeking to appoint, with a starting date preferably not later than 1 May 2000, a Domestic Bursar. The salary will probably lie in the range £33,000–£38,000 plus BUPA cover, an excellent contributory pension scheme, and meals at the cost of senior common room. The position may, at a later date, be associated with a fellowship.

The college seeks someone with excellent staff management and cost control skills in a context covering the maintenance of college buildings and the provision of food and accommodation to students, fellows, and guests of the college.

Applicants should write (or fax: Oxford (2)77764) for further particulars to the College Secretary, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ. Requests for these particulars must reach the college not later than 20 December, and the closing date for applications is 5 January.

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

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Appointment of Administrator (Development and Alumni Relations)

Applications are invited for the post of Administrator in the Development and Alumni Relations Office. The person appointed will provide secretarial and administrative support to the Director and Officer. This is a part-time position, approximately eighteen hours weekly, based on the clerical and library grade C4 scale (salary £13,532– £15,664, or £6,959, pro rata, per annum). Smoking is not permitted in the workplace. Christ Church is an equal opportunities employer.

Further details are available from the Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP (telephone: Oxford (2)86325). The closing date for applications is 13 December.

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Appointment of IT Officer

Lady Margaret Hall wishes to appoint a full-time IT Officer. The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of all aspects of the use of IT within the college. This includes responsibility for maintaining and developing these facilities, as well as assisting members and staff of the college with their computing problems.

The successful candidate is expected to have skills that cover most of the following areas (and be competent to acquire those that are lacking): server system—Novell Netware 4 and Windows NT 4; client system—Windows 95; familiarity with modern databases; familiarity with common programmes and their configuration for use on networks; ethernet communications and installation; hardware expertise, especially PC (experience of Macs will be an advantage); complete professional integrity.

The appointment will be offered on the academic-related administrative computing staff grade 2 (salary £18,915–£24,479). Candidates selected for interview may be expected to undertake a short test. Applications, including a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to Mrs Sue Crowley, Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6QA (telephone: Oxford (2)74323, e-mail:, from whom further particulars may be obtained. The closing date for applications is 20 December.

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Postgraduate Studies and Funding in the Social Sciences

Nuffield College welcomes applications from women and men for research or postgraduate study in economics (broadly conceived), politics, and sociology. The college 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 also offers a number of Nuffield Funded Studentships, open to both UK and overseas students, to cover fees and maintenance. Nuffield is a postgraduate college within Oxford University, with about twenty-five students admitted each year. There is a number of very active research groups, academic visitors from many countries, and an extensive programme of lectures and seminars. The college has an outstanding library and strong IT support is available to students; it also aims to provide single studies for the duration of study.

The closing date for application to the University is 31 January. Prospectuses and application forms are available from the Student Administrator, Mrs Glynis Baleham, Nuffield College, Oxford OX1 1NF (telephone: Oxford (2)78515, e-mail:, or the college Web site,

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William R. Miller Junior Research Fellowship in Biological Sciences

St Edmund Hall proposes to elect to a W.R. Miller Junior Research Fellowship in the field of the Molecular Aspects of Biology for three years from 1 October 2000. The fellowship includes dining rights and will be stipendiary, but the stipend will be reduced by the amount of any other stipend received from another source. The college will not normally elect someone who has previously held a similar appointment.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Principal, St Edmund Hall, Oxford OX1 4AR, and applications should reach him no later than Monday, 10 January.

St Edmund Hall is an equal opportunities employer and a charity which exists to promote excellence in education and research.

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Visiting Fellowships for Women Teachers

St Hilda's College invites applications for two Visiting Fellowships, one tenable in Hilary (Spring) Term 2001 and one in Trinity (Summer) Term 2001. The college statutes, made under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923, provide that all fellows must be women. Candidates for a fellowship must be practising teachers engaged in sixth-form work in either schools or colleges. Further particulars should be obtained from the Academic Office, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY (telephone: Oxford (2)76815). The closing date for applications is Monday, 7 February.

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Rawnsley Studentship in Czech, Slovak, or Polish Language and Literature

Applications are invited for this studentship, which is tenable for one year from 1 October 2000, and renewable for a second. The current value of the studentship is £6,620 and will be revised upwards for 2000–1. All university and college fees are paid. The studentship is open to men and women graduates qualified to work for a research degree or a course of higher study.

Further particulars are available from the College Secretary, St Hugh's College, Oxford OX2 6LE, who should receive applications by Friday, 24 March.

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North Senior Scholarships 2000 and Beeston Scholarship 2000

St John's College proposes to elect from October 2000 one Beeston Scholar and two North Senior Scholars, each of whom will be required to work for a higher degree of Oxford University under a supervisor appointed by a Faculty Board. Candidates will normally have completed a first degree, be aged twenty-five or under at the starting date, and be in receipt of United Kingdom graduate awards, or their equivalent, covering the academic year 2000–1. Both scholarships are open to candidates in all subjects, but special encouragement is given, in the case of the Beeston Scholarship, to applications in the field of Middle Eastern Studies.

The value of the scholarships will be equal to the rate for awards from government agencies, plus academic fees, less the value of any award held (that is, the scholarship does not duplicate fees and maintenance already paid by grant awarding bodies). The scholars may, with permission, undertake a limited amount of teaching. Unmarried scholars will be offered accommodation, supplied by the college free of charge. A housing allowance is available for married scholars. Scholars have the right to dine at high table once a week in Full Term. The scholarships are normally tenable for two years.

Application forms, available from the Secretary to the Tutor for Graduates, Mrs Pat Wilkinson, St John's College, Oxford OX1 3JP (telephone: Oxford (2)77428, fax: (2)77640), should be returned as soon as possible, and not later than 21 January.

St John's College is committed to equal opportunities.

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