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REVIEW OF PHILOSOPHY

On behalf of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic) will chair a committee to review the Faculty of Philosophy. The committee's terms of reference are:

(a) To review the educational policy and quality of learning and teaching in the Faculty of Philosophy by reference to international standards of excellence, taking into account, in the context of the University's mission statement and corporate plan, all factors relevant to the faculty's practice and achievement in respect of:

access and admissions; curriculum design and course structure; teaching, learning, and assessment and, in particular, the relationship between teaching and research; academic and pastoral support and guidance; the provision and use of learning resources (including staff resources); specific arrangements for the pursuit of graduate studies (including research degrees and research training) and part time study; and relationships with colleges.

(b) To report and make recommendations to the Educational Policy and Standards Committee (EPSC) and the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee (PRAC) for consideration in consultation with the Divisional Board. The report, or relevant sections of it, will be sent to the Academic Committee of the Conference of Colleges and to the faculty external advisory body for information and comment to EPSC/PRAC.

The membership of the Review Committee is:

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic) (Dr W.D.Macmillan) (Chairman)
Professor Sarah Broadie, St Andrews
Professor Edward Craig, FBA, Cambridge
Professor Philip Pettit, Princeton
Mr David Bostock, Merton

The review committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference. These should be sent to the secretary to the review committee, Mr R.O. Hughes, University Offices, Wellington Square, by 1 December.

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MUSICAL EVENTS

Faculty of Music

Ensemble Isis

From this term Ensemble Isis (Musical Director John Traill), the Faculty of Music's Contemporary Music Group, will provide an important focus for composition within the University, beginning a series of masterclasses and recitals in which new works by Oxford student composers are discussed and performed. All events are free of charge and open to the public.

Monday, 28 October: DR ROBERT SAXTON, with Ensemble Isis, will lead a Composers' Workshop, Holywell Music Room, 2.30 p.m. ENSEMBLE ISIS will give a recital of new compositions by Oxford University students, Holywell Music Room, 6 p.m.

Monday, 4 November: DR ANTHONY POWERS will lead a Composers' Workshop, Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 2.30 p.m. (Dr Powers will lecture in the series `The Composer Speaks', with Ensemble Isis, at 6 p.m. in the Denis Arnold Hall).

Monday, 18 November: ENSEMBLE ISIS will give a recital of new works by Oxford composers Professor John Caldwell, Tarik O'Regan, David Braid, and Alicia Grant, Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. (retiring collection).


Other events

Wednesday, 13 November: THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET will perform Haydn's Quartet in D, op. 76, no. 5, Martyn Harry's `Empress' Quartet, and Dvorák's Quartet in E flat, op. 51, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £10, concessions £5, from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, tel. 305305, or at the door).

Saturday, 23 November: OXFORD PHILOMUSICA (conductor Marios Papadopoulos) will perform Brahms' First Symphony in C minor, and, with pianist John Lill, Brahms' First Piano Concerto in D minor, Sheldonian, 8 p.m. (tickets £10–£30 from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, tel. 305305, or at the door).

Wednesday, 27 November: THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET will perform Haydn's Quartet in C, op. 54, no. 2, Benjamin Britten's Third Quartet, and Schubert's Quartet in D minor (D.810), `Death and the Maiden', Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £10, concessions £5, from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, tel. 305305, or at the door).

Monday, 2 December: CHARIVARI AGRÉABLE (musical director Kah-Ming Ng), will perform a programme entitled `In Dir ist Freude', with music for four viols and continuo by J.S. Bach, Muffat, Nicolai, Schenk, Schütz, and Telemann, the chapel, Exeter College, 8 p.m. (tickets £10, concessions £8/£5, from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, tel. 305305, or at the door).

An open rehearsal will be held in the chapel at 3.30 p.m. For details of a lecture by on the same day by Kah-Ming Ng, see `Lectures' below. Both of these events are free of charge and open to the public.

Wednesday, 4 December: THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET will perform the first quartet by Steffan Rees, and, with pianist Cecily Lock, Dvorák's Piano Quintet in A, op. 81, Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. (tickets £5, concessions £3, from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, tel. 305305, or at the door).

Monday, 16 December: OXFORD PHILOMUSICA (conductor Marios Papadopoulos), with the Philomusica Chorus (chorus master Andrew Stewart) will perform Handel's Messiah, Sheldonian, 8 p.m. (tickets £10–£30 from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, tel. 305305, or at the door).


Betts Organ Masterclasses

DAVID BRIGGS (Organist Emeritus, Gloucester Cathedral), will give a masterclass on Friday, 8 November, in the chapel, Pembroke, 10 a.m.–12 noon and 2–4 p.m. (free of charge and open to the public).

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Queen's College

THE QUEEN'S COLLEGE CHAPEL CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA (director Owen Rees) will perform Haydn's Paukenmesse at 8.15 p.m. on Thursday, 28 November, in the chapel, Queen's College. Admission will be by programme, £5/£3, at the door, or seats may be reserved with the Fellows' Secretary (2–5 p.m.) (telephone: Oxford (2)79194, e-mail: erica.parsons@queens.ox.ac.uk).

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