Colleges, Halls, and Societies

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Lincoln College

PETER BEUKES, 24 August 2000; Rhodes Scholar 1934–6. Aged 89.

ANDREW LAMBTON CARR, July 2000; commoner 1951–4. Aged 69.

SYDNEY VINCENT WEARE, 7 October 2000; commoner 1946–8. Aged 83.

WILLIAM DEREK WIGLEY, 13 October 2000; 1933. Aged 88.

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Brasenose College

To Open Exhibitions:

REBECCA E. HAIG, formerly of Sir William Borlase's School, Marlow

CUTHBERT W.M. KENDALL, formerly of Wellington College

JUDITH M. ROGERSON, formerly of King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls, Birmingham

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Corpus Christi College

To a Michael von Clemm Fellowship (for the a.y. 2001–2 at Harvard University):

RAHUL SAGAR, Balliol College

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Merton College

To Visiting Research Fellowships:

PROFESSOR DAVID CHANDLER, University of California (HT 2001)

PROFESSOR JOHN BOWERS, University of Nevada (TT 2001)

PROFESSOR RICHARD SUTTON, University of Otago (MT 2001)

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Appointment of Development Assistant

The Development Office is responsible for fund-raising and for relations between the college and its former students. The college is looking for someone with excellent administrative, organisational, IT, and keyboard skills. He/she will work alongside the Database Manager (inputting information, running reports, producing mailings, designing and updating Web pages) and the Alumni Relations Officer (helping to organise alumni events, compiling and producing publications). In addition, the Development Assistant will work closely with the Development Director and his secretary on fund-raising activities. The ideal candidate will have a cheerful and outgoing personality, good communication skills—both verbal and written—and a professional and flexible approach to his/ her work. This varied and demanding position requires energy, enthusiasm, attention to detail, and effective time management.

The salary offered is in the range £15,192–£16,111, plus benefits and generous holiday entitlement.

Further particulars may be obtained from Pam King, Development Office, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ (telephone: Oxford (2)77691, e-mail: uk). The closing date for receipt of applications is 8 December; interviews will be held on 19 December.

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Appointment of Fellows' secretary

Applications are invited for the part-time (appoximately twenty-five hours per week and thirty-two hours per week) post of Fellows' secretary. The post involves assisting the fellows of the college with their official correspondence, and with their tutorial and academic work in general. It requires a high standard of general education and the ability to work under pressure. The post involves mainly audio and copy typing, and word-processing. Shorthand is desirable, but not essential.

The college is able to offer considerable flexibility in the hours worked and in the length of holidays to the right person. The vacancy might accordingly interest someone with school-age children.

The salary is on the full-time scale £12,040–£13,938 per annum, and will be paid pro rata according to the hours worked. The college participates in the University Pension Scheme. Further particulars may be obtained from the Senior Tutor, Brasenose College, Oxford OX1 4AJ (telephone: Oxford (2)77823), to whom applications should be sent to arrive not later than 15 December, together with the names and addresses of two referees.

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Fowler Hamilton Visiting Research Fellowships 2002–3

The college proposes to elect Fowler Hamilton Visiting Fellows, in the Humanities or the Social Sciences, from overseas for up to eleven months in the period September 2002 to August 2003.

The fellowships are intended to enable distinguished senior scholars to pursue their own study and research as members of the college community, and they will be expected to reside in Oxford during the period of tenure.

The fellows will be entitled to free family accommodation, use of a study room in college, and free lunches and dinners. Return economy fares from the country of origin will be paid for each fellow and his/her family. Limited stipends may also be offered depending on individual circumstances.

Further details may be obtained from the Dean's Secretary, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP (fax: Oxford (2)76238), and applications must be received by 12 February at latest. The further particulars can also be seen on the college Web site,

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Appointment of Conference Organiser

Harris Manchester College is seeking an efficient and enthusiastic person to organise, arrange, and supervise its busy conference business. The position involves advertising and promoting the college as a conference venue, taking bookings, working with the organisers of individual conferences while they are in college, and raising invoices, working in concert with housekeeping, bursary, and kitchen/hall staff. A good telephone manner and smart appearance are essential.

Hours are flexible: 1.30–5.30 p.m., five days per week, in university term-time, rising to almost full time (as required) during the vacation conference season, and resulting in an average thirty-hour-week over the year. Some evening and weekend work will be necessary when conference business is brisk. Thirty days' paid leave per annum (including some which must be taken when the college is closed). Salary in excess of £15,000 per annum. Harris Manchester is a small college for mature university students, and its conference business is based on small conferences enjoying personal attention.

Further particulars are available from the Academic Bursar, Harris Manchester College, Oxford OX2 0DG (telephone: Oxford (2)71006), to whom letters of application, with a curriculum vitae and the names of two referees, should be sent by the end of December.

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Joanna Randall MacIver Junior Research Fellowship

Lady Margaret Hall proposes to appoint a Joanna Randall MacIver Junior Research Fellow for two years from 1 October 2001 (not renewable thereafter). The fellowship is offered for research in the fields of Fine Art, Music, or Literature of any nation or period. The fellowship is open to women graduates only and the salary will be £12,000 per annum. Further particulars and application forms can be obtained from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford OX2 6QA (telephone: Oxford (2)74321, e-mail: or from the college's Web site, The closing date for completed applications and references is 19 December.

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Appointment of Fellow, Chaplain, and Dean of Divinity

The Warden and Fellows of New College propose to elect a candidate to the position of full-time College Chaplain commencing from September 2001. Duties will include responsibility for provision of services in the college chapel, and the spiritual and pastoral care of the undergraduates and graduates, college employees, and the staff and pupils of New College School.

Applicants should have experience and interests relevant to these duties and be in priest's orders in the Church of England. The stipend is equivalent to the diocesan scale for incumbents, and the post is held in conjunction with a college fellowship which will offer accommodation and rights of commons in the senior common room. The tenure of office and the fellowship is for six years and is not renewable.

Further particulars are available from the College Secretary, New College, Oxford OX1 3BN. Candidates who applied in the first round of advertising need not make another application but should inform the College Secretary if they wish their names to go forward. The closing date for applications will be Monday, 8 January. New College exists to promote excellence in education and research.

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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 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 applications to the University is 31 January 2001.

Prospectus and application forms are available from the college Web site,, or further information may be obtained from Student Administrator, Mrs Glynis Baleham, Nuffield College, Oxford OX1 1NF (telephone: Oxford (2)78515, e-mail: admissions@

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Joanna Randall MacIver Junior Research Fellowship in the fields of Fine Art, Music, or Literature of any nation in any period

Somerville College invites applications for the above fellowship. The fellowship is tenable for two years from October 2001, and is open to women graduates only in their second or subsequent year of doctoral research. The annual stipend is currently £12,250 (subject to annual review) with free board and residence in college. The holder will also be eligible to join the University's Superannuation Scheme.

Further particulars may be obtained from the College Secretary, Somerville College, Oxford OX2 6HD (telephone: Oxford (2)70619, e-mail: secretariat@somerville. The closing date for applications is 1 February.

Somerville College is committed to achieving equal opportunities.

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