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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St Anne's College

MRS MARGERY BOOTH (née May), 1 March 2000; exhibitioner, St Anne' Society, 1947–50; Lecturer in French 1954–8, Tutor and Fellow in French 1958–88, Emeritus Fellow 1988–97, Senior Research Fellow 1997–2000. Aged 71.

BERNARD HALSTEAD, 29 February 2000; Treasurer 1967–80, Fellow 1977–80, Emeritus Fellow 1980–2000. Aged 84.

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Jesus College

A Memorial Meeting for DON PAUL FOWLER, MA, D.PHIL., will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 6 May, in the Examination Schools, followed by tea in the college.

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St Hilda's College

A Memorial Service for JANET HIDDLESTON, formerly Fellow of the college, will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 29 April, in the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College, followed by tea in the senior common room.

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Brasenose College

To a Tutorial Fellowship in Modern History (from 1 October 2000):


To a Tutorial Fellowship in Management Studies (from 1 October 2000):

CHRISTOPHER D. MCKENNA (BA Amherst, MA Johns Hopkins)

To an Open Exhibition in Physics:

FRASER M. KERR, formerly of Wilson's School, Wallington

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Hertford College

To Honorary Fellowships:




PROFESSOR TOBIAS WOLFF, MA, Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa

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Jesus College

To an Official Fellowship and Tutorship in Economics (from 1 October 2000):

DR STEFAN DERCON, M.PHIL., D.PHIL. (B.PHIL., Licence in Economics, Catholic University, Leuven), Professor of Development Economics, Catholic University, Leuven, and Research Officer, Centre for the Study of African Economies

To a fixed-term Fellowship in Classics (for five years from 1 October 2000):

DR ARMAND J. D'ANGOUR, BA (PH.D. London), Lecturer in Classics, Oriel College

To a Visiting Senior Research Fellowship (HT 2001):

PROFESSOR R. HINCHLIFFE, Department of Zoology, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth

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Christ Church

Stanley Robinson Prize in Literae Humaniores:

(joint award)



Keith Feiling Prize in Modern History:


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Tutorial Fellowship in Biological Sciences

Brasenose College wishes to appoint a Tutorial Fellow in Biological Sciences with effect from 1 October 2000. It is expected that the successful candidate will already hold a university lecturership or other permanent university academic post. The person appointed, who will have the use of an office in Brasenose, will be required to provide six hours of tutorial teaching per week, and to take a full part in the general life of the college. For a university lecturer, the joint salary would be on an age-related scale up to a maximum of £38,412. Additional college allowances are available. Further particulars may be obtained from the College Secretary (telephone: Oxford (2)77823, fax: (2)77822, e-mail: Applications should be sent to the Senior Tutor, Brasenose College, Oxford OX1 4AJ, with details of career and publications and the names and addresses of three referees, not later than Friday, 28 April. Applicants should ask their referees to write direct to the Senior Tutor by the same date, without request from the college. Brasenose College is an equal opportunities employer.

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Appointment of Junior Censor's Secretary

Christ Church wishes to appoint a full-time secretary to the Junior Censor and assistant to the Censors' Administrator. Salary will be subject to experience, but the college expects to appoint within grade 4 of the University's library and clerical scale (within the range £13,532–£15,664). Other benefits are also offered. University/college experience would be an advantage as would knowledge of WordPerfect, and other applications such as Excel and Access.

Further particulars are available from the Censors' Administrator, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP (telephone: Oxford (2)76157, e-mail:, who should receive applications, with a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two referees, by 7 April. It is hoped to hold interviews on 12 April and to make an appointment as soon as possible thereafter.

Christ Church is an equal opportunities employer.

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Appointment of Sub-Librarian

Exeter College proposes to appoint a full-time Sub-Librarian, to have responsibility for the daily running of the college library under the direction of the Fellow Librarian. If fully qualified, the successful applicant will be appointed on a scale equivalent to academic-related grade 2, initially within the first three points (currently £18,915–£20,811). An appointee who is not yet fully qualified will start on grade 1, currently £16,286–£18,185. Lunches will be provided free of charge in the senior common room.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Fellow Librarian, Dr J.R. Maddicott, to whom applications should be made by Saturday, 8 April. Applicants should provide the names of two referees, who should be asked to write directly to Dr Maddicott.

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Research Fellowship in Pure Mathematics

Applications are invited for this fellowship, tenable for three years from 1 January 2001, for research in Pure Mathematics including its applications in computing.

Although this is primarily a Research Fellowship, the fellow will be expected to give sixteen lectures a year at the Mathematical Institute and a limited amount of undergraduate teaching. The scale of stipends is from £17,238, at age twenty-six or under, to £20,811 at age thirty or above. In addition, the fellow will hold a part-time consultancy at GCHQ, Cheltenham, for two months each summer, with a supplementary stipend of £3,000 a year. Funding will also be available from GCHQ, up to £2,000 per year for travel expenses. Appointment is restricted to British nationals (and is open to both men and women).

Further details and application forms can be obtained from the Warden's Secretary, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD (telephone: Oxford (2)76352, fax: (2)76282, e-mail:, The closing date for applications is 5 May.

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Personal assistance required for visually impaired student

Assistance is required, from 24 April, for a visually impaired undergraduate reading Theology. The assistance would include sighted-guiding, note-taking, personal reading, and preparing materials such as texts, hand-outs, and lecture notes into an accessible form in order to allow the student to work on an independent basis. Excellent interpersonal skills are required, together with the ability to co-ordinate day-to-day studies and activities under direction from the student. Advantages, but not essential, would be: knowledge of philosophy and theology; previous experience of working with visually impaired or disabled people; and experience of working in higher education.

Hours by negotiation, full-time or job share. Salary up to £7 per hour. Applicants should forward a curriculum vitae detailing their career to date, and a covering letter explaining how they feel their experience and skills match the selection criteria. This should be should be sent to Jackie Lewis at Pembroke College, Oxford OX1 1DW (telephone: Oxford (2)76411, e-mail:, no later than Friday, 31 March, with interviews taking place during the week commencing 10 April. Applicants should also arrange for two referees to send references to Mrs Lewis to arrive by the closing date.

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Lecturership in English Literature 1500–1740

Worcester College invites applications from men and women for a Lecturership in English Literature 1500–1740 for three years, non-renewable, from 1 October 2000.

The lecturer will be required to teach English Literature from 1500 to 1740, for papers 4 and 5 of Course 1 of the Final Honour School of English Language and Literature, and also the Shakespeare paper. There will also be an opportunity to teach for optional papers. The lecturer will play a prominent part in teaching undergraduates reading for joint degrees with English. The lecturer will also be required to help in examining and interviewing entrance candidates.

The stint is up to but not more than six hours per week averaged over three terms. In addition to a salary at present of £7,667 per annum, the lecturer will receive certain common room rights (free dinners in term, and free luncheons throughout the year). USS will be paid for a lecturer who wishes it.

There are no further particulars for this post. Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae and the names of two referees, whom they should ask to write directly to the College Secretary, Worcester College, Oxford OX1 2HB.

Applications and references should reach the College Secretary by 28 April. Interviews are expected to be on Thursday, 18 May.

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Wycliffe Hall, a thriving, energetic, and friendly evangelical Theological College of the Church of England, and a Permanent Private Hall of the University of Oxford, seeks to fill three interesting part-time skilled posts, any two of which might be combined into a full-time position.

Librarian (approximately twenty hours per week): to administer the college's growing theological library.

External Studies Manager (approximately twenty hours per week): to administer and head up the college's expanding programme of external courses.

Research Assistant (twenty hours per week): to work with The Revd Professor Alister McGrath.

Further details of these posts may be obtained from the College Administrator, Wycliffe Hall, 54 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PW. Closing date for applications: 12 April.

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