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ALAN LESLIE STEIN (MB, B.CH. Witwatersrand), Leopold Muller Professor of Child and Family Mental Health, Royal Free and University College Medical School, University College London, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from not later than 30 September 2003.

Professor Stein will be a fellow of Linacre College.

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Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Memorial Prize: SIMON CHESTERMAN, Magdalen College

Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Prize: MS SARA FYSON, University College

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A Kolkhorst Exhibition has been awarded to NICHOLAS PAISNER, Christ Church.

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The University Offices will be closed for normal business from Friday, 22 December, to Tuesday, 2 January, inclusive.

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The Sheldonian Theatre will be closed from Thursday, 21 December, until Tuesday, 2 January, inclusive.

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The University Messenger Service will make a collection of mail from departments for delivery to departments and colleges during the morning of Thursday, 21 December. The last delivery before the Christmas closure will be made at midday on the same day.

The service will then be suspended until it returns to full operation on Wednesday, 3 January.

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Wilde Lecturership in Natural and Comparative Religion

The electors propose to appoint two lecturers, one to hold office for the academic year beginning 1 October 2002, and one for the academic year beginning 1 October 2003. Applications (eight typed copies, or one from applicants overseas) are invited by 15 February 2001 and should be sent to Mrs E.A. Macallister, Secretary to the Wilde Electors, Humanities and Social Sciences Divisional Offices, 34 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LH.

Candidates, when submitting their application, should give an indication of the lectures they would propose to give (the field may be either natural or comparative religion although it is hoped that an appointment will be made in each of the two fields) and, if they wish, include any statement that they may think it desirable to submit. The scheme of lectures should be for one year, and applicants are asked to indicate any specific preference as regards period of tenure. Applicants should name three referees and invite their referees to send references to Mrs E.A. Macallister by the date given above.

The choice of the electors will not necessarily be limited to those who apply.

The emoluments of each lecturership will be about £4,000 a year, to be divided between stipend and expenses at the discretion of the electors.

The Wilde Lecturer is not subject to an age limit, and is not required to become a member of the Universities Superannuation Scheme.

Extracts from the Decrees

The lecturer shall hold office for one or two or three years, as the electors shall determine. A person may be appointed lecturer more than once; but the same person shall not be appointed twice in succession.

The lecturer shall deliver not less than eight lectures in each academic year in Natural and Comparative Religion; these lectures to be delivered either in the course of one term, or so that not less than four be given in each of two terms.

For the purposes of this lecturership the term Natural Religion shall be taken to mean man's conscious recognition of purposive intelligence and adaptibility in the universe of things on which he is dependent for his continued existence and well-being and with which he endeavours to live in harmonious relations. Comparative Religion shall be taken to mean the modes of causation, rites, observance, and other concepts involved in the major historical religions.

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Department of Psychiatry

Clinical Tutorship in Psychiatry

Applications are invited for this post in the University Department of Psychiatry. The Clinical Tutor will be required to organise the teaching of Psychiatry to medical students, engage in research, and to contribute to the clinical work of the department under the direction of the head of the department. Candidates should possess the M.R.C.Psych. The post will provide a higher professional training in psychiatry and the appointee will be allocated an NTN if not already in possession of an Oxford Deanery NTN.

The appointment will be for three years in the first instance, renewable for a further and final three years subject to satisfactory review. The starting salary will be in the range £24,070–£38,460, according to age, qualifications, and experience.

Interested candidates are encouraged to seek further particulars from the department (telephone: Oxford 226451, e-mail: Applications (six copies, or one only from candidates overseas), together with the names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail addresses of three referees (at least one of whom should be from outside Oxford), should be sent to Professor Guy Goodwin, Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford OX3 7JX, by Monday, 15 January.

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