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Follow in a Fellow's footsteps

For those wishing to follow in Ruth Hawthorn's footsteps, applications are invited from suitably qualified women *(see end of story) graduates wishing to research the field of educational policy. The one-year TES Research Fellowship, supported by News International, will be with Lucy Cavendish College in the academic year 1997-98.

Lucy Cavendish is a college of the University of Cambridge specialising in offering opportunities to mature women at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The TES Research Fellow will form part of a small and lively community of around 200 women, which includes eight other externally-funded Research Fellows. Two of the College Fellows and some postgraduate students also work in the field of education.

Candidates should submit a CV, with an essay of around 1,000 words outlining the topic and methodology they propose.

Those interested in the place of citizenship in a national curriculum for the new millennium will be particularly welcome, as will those who wish to explore media influences on policy making. We also welcome applications from those who, like many Fellows and students at Lucy Cavendish, have had a career break.

The successful applicant's essay will be published in The TES, and the report of her year's research will be presented at a public seminar in the autumn after completion. The report may also be published separately by The TES.

The candidate appointed will be expected to devote a full-time year to the research project, and to reside in or near Cambridge during term times for the academic year. Accommodation at Lucy Cavendish could be available at a reasonable rent to the appointed candidate, and she would enjoy access to all the privileges of a Research Fellow, including dining and university facilities. The value of the Fellowship is Pounds 12,000 per annum.

Application forms and more information about the college can be obtained from: The President's Secretary, Lucy Cavendish College, Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge CB3 OBU, to whom applications should be returned by February 10, 1997. Interviews will be held in Cambridge on March 14, 1997.

*Lucy Cavendish College has exemption from the provisions of the 1989 Employment Act.

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