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No 6206

Wednesday 1 December 2010

Vol cxli No 10

pp. 261–288

College Notices

Clare College


Clare College invites applications for a postgraduate research studentship in Modern and Medieval Languages. The closing date is 14 January 2011.

The Mallinson Research Studentship in Modern and Medieval Languages is intended to provide funding for up to a maximum of three years at the European Union rate of fees for a student registered for the Ph.D. Degree in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages. Applicants from outside the European Union will be expected to obtain funding from other sources to make up the full amount of the University fees at the overseas rate (estimated at £11,829).

Fuller details can be found on the Clare College website at

Applications, addressed to the Graduate Admin­istrator, Clare College, Cambridge, CB2 1TL (email, should include a curriculum vitae, details of applications for other grants, and the intended programme of research, including no more than one A4 page describing the proposed research project. Please arrange for two confidential references, including details of likely degree result if relevant, to be sent directly to the College.

Clare Hall


The Governing Body of Clare Hall proposes to elect a stipendiary Visiting Fellow in Comparative Religion for a period of one year from 1 October 2011 or an agreed date thereafter. There are no restrictions on age, sex, or previous standing for this Fellowship, except that those who have previously held College Visiting Fellowships, or Research Fellowships in Oxford or Cambridge are not eligible. At the close of their tenure, Fellows normally become Life Members of the College.

The Trust aims to promote a better understanding between the great cultures of the world by encouraging the study of the religious principles on which they are based.

The College and the Trust may give preference to candidates who are at a fairly early stage of their careers. However, in certain circumstances the College and the Trust might be willing to appoint a scholar of longer seniority who already holds an academic post and is thus in receipt of regular support. The Fellow will normally be provided with a stipend of £15,000 and an allowance of College commons. Accommodation may be provided at normal rental cost.

The College and the Trust expect the Fellow to contribute to a deeper understanding of at least one of the world’s great religions provided that the candidate is not working exclusively in his or her own religion, both in the academic community of Cambridge and among more general audiences. The manner of such a contribution, whether by public lecture, seminar, or supervision of students, will be subject to discussion with the College and the Trust, who are both anxious that the Fellow will use the opportunities provided by the Fellowship to full advantage, to support the work of the University and the College, to further the aims of the Trust, and to pursue research within the field of religious studies. On completion of the Fellowship the Fellow will be asked to submit a short report on work accomplished.

Applicants are asked to send, with their letter of application, six copies of the following documents:

a curriculum vitae

a proposal, in not more than 1,000 words, indicating how they would fulfil the aims of the Fellowship

the names of three scholars who are prepared to act as referees.

The College will not itself seek references from scholars; applicants are themselves responsible for asking for letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Dr Michael Loewe, Clare Hall, Herschel Road, Cambridge, CB3 9AL. The closing date for applications is 31 January 2011. Candidates may be called for interview.

St John’s College


A Memorial Service for John Amyas Alexander, M.A., Ph.D., Sc.D., Fellow of St John’s College since 1976, University Lecturer in Archaeology 1974–84, will be held in St John’s College Chapel on Saturday, 5 February 2011, at 12 noon.