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No 6184

Wednesday 24 March 2010

Vol cxl No 25

pp. 669–684

College Notices

Christ’s College


Christ’s College is offering a one-year Research Scholarship in History, designed to support scholars at an early stage of their research career. The Scholarship may be used to support a year of pre-Ph.D. independent study, either before or after an M.Phil. Degree in History. Previous Scholars have used the Scholarship for learning a language or mastering an adjacent scholarly field. The Scholarship is also available to provide partial support to candidates for M.Phil. Degrees in the Faculty of History at Cambridge.

The Scholarship is open to graduates of any university. Applicants must have received their first degree by October 2010 and not have graduated earlier than May 2009. Holders of the Scholarship must become members of Christ’s College. The Scholarship is currently worth £10,000. It may also pay up to £1,000 as a supplementary allowance for research expenses.

Application forms and further details may be obtained from the Fellows’ Secretary, Christ’s College, Cambridge, CB2 3BU (email Completed application forms should be returned to the same address by 1 July 2010.

Clare College


Clare College offers a Senior Research Studentship in Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Materials Science, Metallurgy, Engineering, or Computer Science, tenable for not more than four years from 1 October 2010. When the holder has both completed one year of the Studentship and been awarded her or his Ph.D. Degree, the Studentship will be upgraded to a Fellowship for the remainder of the tenure.

Applicants must be research students registered for the degree of Ph.D. in the University of Cambridge, and currently in their second year of registration.

It is assumed that the successful applicant will already be in receipt of financial support to cover three years of research. The holder will therefore ordinarily receive no stipend until the end of the third year of research (that is 1 October 2011), or the expiry of the present grant if that should take place earlier. He or she will, however, be given High Table dining rights and may receive grants for research expenses other than fees. Sub­sequently, the stipend will be the same as that for a Research Fellow of the College. Single accommodation will be provided for the Denman Baynes Student, but partnered accommodation is not available.

Stipends are linked to the University’s salary spine points 39 to 41 which are reviewed annually. The current rates are £27,319 in the first paid year, rising to £28,139 in the second year, and then to £28,983 in the third year. There is a reduction of £5,327 a year if the holder is resident in College, and the payment of an increment after the first year is conditional upon the Ph.D. Degree having been awarded. The tenure will be such that the holder will be in receipt of a stipend for not more than three years. If requested, the holder will be expected to supervise for up to six hours a week for the College, which will be paid for separately at the normal rates; and also to assist in the College’s admissions process, for which no additional payment is offered.

Applicants are asked to send to the Fellowship Administrator a statement of their academic career since leaving school, a note (of about 500 words) on their field of research, and the names of two people conversant with their research work to whom reference may be made. Short-listed candidates will be asked to attend for interview.

Applications should be submitted by email to Julie Durrant, Fellowship Administrator at, by 12 noon on 30 April 2010. Interviews will be held during the week commencing Monday, 24 May 2010.

Clare College is an equal opportunities employer.

Emmanuel College


The following have been elected into Junior Research Fellowships for three years from 1 October 2010:

Anthony Charles Lewis Ashton, B.A., PET

Beatrice Jauregui, Ph.D., Chicago

Jun Cheng, Ph.D., Queen’s University Belfast, B.Sc., M.Sc., Shanghai Jioa Tong University


A Memorial Lecture for Professor Barrie Rickards entitled Physicists hooked by a geological fisherman: Barrie Rickards’ broader contribution to the Earth Sciences will be given by Dr John Maclennan, at 5.30 p.m., on Friday, 30 April, in the Queen’s Building, Emmanuel College. All are welcome.

Girton College


The Research and Database Officer is responsible for managing information on fundraising approaches and prospect identification. He or she will maintain the integrity of the College’s Raiser’s Edge database.

An ability to demonstrate good working knowledge of office and administrative practices is essential as are good IT skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office. Excellent analytical and research skills are essential and education to degree level or equivalent is desirable. The post-holder will also be able to demonstrate good organizational and administrative skills and attention to detail. He or she will also have a good working knowledge of the UK charitable/philanthropic sector. Previous experience of prospect research in fundraising and an understanding of data protection legislation are desirable. The role will involve occasional work outside of normal office hours. The post is part-time (17.5 hours a week) and the salary will be in the range of £22,538 to £27,670 a year pro rata.

For an application form and further information, please see the College website at or contact the Personnel Office (email, tel. 01223 339891). Please quote job reference 128.

The deadline for completed application forms is noon on Friday, 9 April 2010.

Homerton College

Elected to an Emeritus Fellowship from 15 March 2010:

John Beck, M.A., Ph.D.

Barry Lee Jones, B.A.

Ian Herbert Morrison, B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Ed., Ph.D.

John Murrell, B.A., M.Ed.

Magdalene College


Elected into Class D Research Fellowships for three years from 1 October 2010:

Mr A. Bartok-Partay, M.Sc., PEM (Nevile Fellow for Chemistry)

Miss P. M. Steele, B.A., M.Phil., K (Lumley Fellow for Classics)

Elected to a Life Fellowship in Class F from 1 April 2010:

Dr M. D. Billinge, M.A., Ph.D., formerly Development Director

Elected to a Teaching Bye-Fellowship (Literary skills) in Class G for one year from 1 October 2010:

Ms M. D. Spring, B.Ed., British Columbia, B.A., Victoria, M.A., Essex

Elected to a Fellow-Commonership in Class J for three years from 1 April 2010:

Mr B. Fried, M.B.A., Pennsylvania

Elected to the Parnell Visiting Fellowship in Irish Studies for the academical year 2010–11:

Mr T. Robinson, M.A., SID

Re-elected into the Yip Visiting Fellowship for the Easter Term 2010:

Professor E. B. W. Zubrow, B.A., Harvard, M.A., Ph.D., Arizona


Magdalene College, re-founded in 1542, is a leading academic institution in the University of Cambridge.

The College wishes to appoint a new Development Director to further its fundraising strategy and alumni programme. The Development Director is supported by a professional team and is responsible for delivering the College’s development aims and for building relations with its members and supporters. He or she has a central role in managing and developing external communi­cations for the College.

This is a full-time high-profile role which will involve engagement in Collegiate Cambridge’s 800th Anniversary Campaign.

A competitive salary is offered with a final-salary pension scheme and other benefits. The successful candidate will be elected to an Official Fellowship and become a member of the College’s Governing Body.

Full details of the post and the application procedure can be obtained from the College’s website: The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday, 26 April 2010. Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 18 May 2010.

Newnham College


A memorial celebration for Nora, Baroness David, Honorary Fellow, will be held in Newnham College on 8 May 2010, at 2.30 p.m. Due to the legal limit on numbers in Clough Hall we would be grateful if those who wish to attend could please inform the Registrar of the Roll at or telephone the Roll Office (mentioning the University Reporter) on 01223 335757.

Pembroke College


Pembroke College, Cambridge and the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation invite applications from rising and established scholars of Islamic Studies, with particular interests in Islamic manuscripts or art, for a Visiting Scholarship tenable at Pembroke College in the summer of 2010. The Visiting Scholar, who will be expected to arrive in Cambridge to attend the fifth Islamic Manuscript Association Conference (8–10 July 2010) and annual codicology workshop, will be provided with ten weeks’ accommodation; use of a study in College and a Fellow’s social rights and privileges, including seven meals a week at High Table at Pembroke College; and full access to Cambridge’s excellent library and computing resources, as well as benefiting from contact with Cambridge’s community of scholars of Islamic literature, history, and culture. The cost of international economy travel expenses to and from Cambridge is also covered by the Scholarship.

Applications for the Visiting Scholarship, which should include a curriculum vitae, a statement of current research interests, a description of the research topic proposed for the period of the Visiting Scholarship, and the names of two academic referees, should be sent to Pembroke College, Cambridge, CB2 1RF (email by 20 April 2010; informal inquiries may be addressed to Professor Charles Melville (email

St Edmund’s College

The following elections and appointments were made:

Elected into a Class ‘A’ Fellowship:

Dr Maru Mormina, B.Sc. (Hons.), National University of Missions, M.Sc., Hertfordshire, Ph.D., Leeds

Mr Jonathan Newton, B.Sc., University College London, M.Sc., Birkbeck College, University of London

Elected into a Class ‘B’ Fellowship:

Dr Josef Meri, B.A. (Hons.), University of California, Berkeley, M.A., Binghamton, D.Phil., Oxford

Elected into a Visiting Fellowship:

Professor Dr J. J. Boersema, M.Sc., Ph.D., Groningen, Professor of Environmental Sciences, Culture, and Religion at the Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. Elected a Visiting Fellow from 1 December 2009 until 30 May 2010.

Dr Damian Shaw, Ph.D., ED, B.A., Cape Town, Assistant Professor, Department of English, FSH-ENG University of Macau, Taipa. Elected a Visiting Fellow from 1 to 31 July 2010.

Professor Joseph D. C. Masheck, B.A., Ph.D., Columbia, M.A., M.Litt., Trinity College Dublin, Professor of Art History, Hofstrar University, Hempstead, New York. Elected a Visiting Fellow from 1 January to 30 June 2011.

Elected into a Bye Fellowship:

Dr David Snoswell, B.Eng. (Chem.), Adelaide, Ph.D., South Australia

Appointed Senior Members:

Professor Alan Tait, M.A., SE, P.G.C., Open, M.A., London

Dr Charlotte Tulinius, M.D., Copenhagen, Ph.D., Denmark, M.H.P.E., Maastricht

Dr Hilary Perraton, M.A., CTH, Ph.D., London, D.Univ.(Hon.), Open

Mrs Anne Gaskell, B.A. (Hons), M.Phil., London, P.G.C.P.S.E., Open, ILTM

Dr Tina Barsby, B.Sc., University College of North Wales, Ph.D., Nottingham

Appointed Associate Members:

Dr Rachel Walker, B.Sc. (Hons), Birmingham, Ph.D., Liverpool

Dr Martin Korth, M.Sc., Ph.D., Münster

Visitor to the Senior Combination Room:

Professor Marc Saperstein, M.A., Hebrew Union College, New York, M.A., Hebrew University, Jerusalem), A.B., Ph.D., Harvard

Dr Christopher M. S. Catherwood, B.A., M.A., Oxford, M.Litt., SID, Ph.D., East Anglia, FRHistS

St John’s College


The College’s annual Linacre Lecture will take place on Wednesday, 12 May, at 5 p.m., in the Palmerston Room in the Fisher Building of St John’s College, preceded by tea at 4.15 p.m. in the Fisher Building foyer.

Dr Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Nobel Laureate, will give a lecture entitled How the Ribosome decodes the genetic message. Members of the University and others interested in hearing Dr Ramakrishnan are warmly invited to attend. Further information can be found at Parking will be available on the College’s playing field, off Queen’s Road. The gates will remain open until 8.30 p.m.