Notices

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STATUTE APPROVED BY HER MAJESTY IN COUNCIL

Mr Vice-Chancellor has received a communication from the Clerk of Her Majesty's Privy Council, stating that on 16 July 2002 Her Majesty was pleased to approve the Statute concerning the Sir Edgar Williams University Parks Tree Fund, printed in Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 699 (approved by Congregation, p. 730).

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NUFFIELD PROFESSORSHIP OF SURGERY

JONATHAN LARMONTH MEAKINS (B.SC. McGill, MD Western Ontario, D.SC. Cincinnati), Archibald Professor of Surgery, McGill University, Senior Surgeon, Royal Victorial Hospital, Consultant, Montreal Children's Hospital, Attending Surgeon, the Montreal General Hospital, and Head, Surgical Services, the McGill University Health Centre, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 November 2002.

Professor Meakins will be a fellow of Balliol College.

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GEORGE EASTMAN VISITING PROFESSORSHIP 2003–4

DANIEL I. RUBENSTEIN (BS Michigan, MA Cambridge, PH.D. Duke), Professor and Chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, has been appointed to the visiting professorship for the academic year 2003–4.

Professor Rubenstein will be a fellow of Balliol College.

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GEORGE EASTMAN VISITING PROFESSORSHIP 2004--5

PETER BRANDT EVANS (BA, MA, PH.D. Harvard), Majorie Meyer Eliaser Professor of International Studies and Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, has been appointed to the visiting professorship for the academic year 2004--5.

Professor Evans will be a fellow of Balliol College.

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DIRECTORSHIP OF THE EUROPEAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTRE

PROFESSOR MARTIN MCLAUGHLIN, Fellow of Magdalen College and Fiat-Serena Professor of Italian Studies, has been appointed Director of the European Humanities Research Centre, with effect from 12 July.

The Co-Directors of the centre are Professor Catriona Kelly and Professor Ritchie Robertson.

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FACULTY OF LAW

Appointment of deputy

The Social Sciences Board has appointed DR R.P. YOUNG (LL.B., PH.D. Birmingham), University Lecturer in Criminal Justice, as Acting Director of the Centre for Criminological Research vice Professor C.C. Hood, MA, D.Phil., DCL (Ph.D. Cambridge), Fellow of All Souls College and Professor of Criminology, for Michaelmas Term 2002.

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, HOPE ENTOMOLOGICAL COLLECTIONS

Appointment of Acting Curator

The Life and Environmental Sciences Division and the Visitors of the University Museum of Natural History have appointed DR G.C. MCGAVIN, MA (B.SC. Edinburgh, PH.D. London), Assistant Curator of the Hope Entomological Collections, as Acting Curator of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Hope Entomological Collections vice Professor S.J. Simpson, MA (B.Sc. Queensland, Ph.D. London), University Lecturer in Entomology and Curator of the Hope Entomological Collections, University Museum of Natural History, for the academic year 2002--3.

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NUFFIELD DEPARTMENT OF CLINICAL MEDICINE

On the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, Council has assigned the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine to D.A. WARRELL, MA, D.SC., DM, Fellow of St Cross College and Professor of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases, for a period of one year from 1 October 2002.

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NOLLOTH PROFESSORSHIP OF THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION

BRIAN LEFTOW (BA Grove City College, MA, M.PHIL., PH.D. Yale), Professor, Fordham University, who has been appointed to the professorship, will now take up his duties with effect from 1 April 2003.

Professor Leftow will be a fellow of Oriel College.

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REVIEW OF THE EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES SECTION

The Registrar has agreed that there should be a review of the Equal Opportunities Section of the University's Administration, by a committee chaired by Ms Suzanne Shale, Director of the Institute for the Advancement of University Learning. The terms of reference of the review committee are:

(a) To consider the strategic objectives of the Equal Opportunities section of the University Administration and in particular whether the University should move towards an integrated equality policy and the establishment of machinery for its implementation;

(b) To consider the current committee structure for drawing up, implementing, and monitoring the various university equality policies;

(c) To consider and review the nature and level of service offered by the Equal Opportunities Section;

(d) To consider resource and staffing levels of the Equal Opportunities Section;

(e) To make recommendations to the Registrar (and to Council if necessary), bearing in mind, if additional funding were required to implement them, the likely availability of such resources.

To save time for respondents, responses are being elicited primarily in the form of a questionnaire. Copies of the questionnaire may be obtained from Miss Ellen Scott, Secretary to the Review Committee, University Offices, Wellington Square (e-mail: ellen.scott@admin.ox.ac.uk). Completed questionnaires and any other submissions in response to this notice must be returned no later than Friday, 11 October.

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY CAREERS SERVICE

CAREERS ADVICE SERVICE FOR CONTRACT RESEARCH STAFF

This service, provided by the University Careers Service at 56 Banbury Road, aims to encourage and enable academic-related research staff, employed directly by the University on fixed-term contracts (contract research staff), to make and implement well-informed decisions about their careers by:

—providing impartial, professional, careers advice;

—supporting them in recognising and developing the attributes necessary for successful career development;

—enabling them to appreciate and explore the range of opportunities available;

—assisting them to clarify their values, interests, abilities and skills and to relate these to possible career options;

—Providing access to a wide variety of careers information and resources to facilitate the formulation and implementation of career plans.

The service operates flexibly in an attempt to cater for individual personal needs, whether researchers are:

—generally uncertain about the career options open to them;

—considering reviewing or changing their career direction;

—thinking about finding a new job in academia, commerce, industry, the public sector, or becoming self-employed, etc.

Following registration with the Service (which is free) individual researchers have access to up to four, confidential, one-to-one meetings with a careers adviser to help clarify personal and career objectives and to identify the main career options open to them. They may also call in to see the Duty Adviser at the Careers Service to help resolve brief queries and make use of the wide range of careers resources in the well-resourced Information Room, including the Prospects Planner computerised careers guidance system. Psychometric ability testing and personality type profiling for career development purposes (using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) can also be arranged on an ad hoc basis. In addition, two one-day career development workshops, designed specifically for contract research staff who are looking to review their career options or to find alternative work, are run at various times throughout the year, and researchers also have access to activities in the student `Term Programme'.

Full details of the service (including how to register and book individual career discussions) can be found on www.careers.ox.ac.uk. To reserve a place on any of the career development workshops or seminars/briefings below (which are run in conjunction with the Institute for the Advancement of University Learning, IAUL)) telephone, or e-mail, the IAUL (telephone: (2)86808, e-mail: services@learning.ox.ac.uk).

Career Development Workshops

The following workshops, provided as part of the Careers Advice Service for Contract Research Staff, supplement the individual careers guidance and information provisions.

Career Review and Planning for Contract Research Staff

(Seminar Code: EFF/CAR/R)
Tuesday, 10 December 2002, 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m. (Week 9, MT)
Friday, 14 February 2003, 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m. (Week 4, HT)
Thursday, 3 April 2003, 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m. (Vacation)
Wednesday, 11 June 2003, 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m. (Week 7, TT)
This workshop has been designed specifically for academic-related contract research staff employed on fixed-term contracts by the University. It is particularly suitable for researchers, at any stage in their career, who wish to consider what their future options might be. It will provide participants with the opportunity to step back and reflect on their careers in the context of their personal experience and factors in the academic research and wider employment environment. Through a combination of short individual exercises and small (informal) group discussions participants will be encouraged to focus on the key aspects of career decision making. This will include reviewing transferable skills and considering factors affecting job mobility. By the end of the day each participant should be in a position to begin developing a personal development career plan. In addition, there will usually be the opportunity to explore the wide range of careers resources available for use by contract research staff at the Careers Service.

Job Search and Interview Skills for Contract Research Staff (Seminar Code: EFF/JIS)

Wednesday, 2 October 2002, 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m. (Vacation)
Tuesday, 17 December 2002, 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m. (Vacation)
Friday, 24 January 2003, 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m. (Week 1, HT)
Tuesday, 11 March 2003, 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m. (Week 8, HT)
Wednesday, 9 April 2003, 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m. (Vacation)
Thursday, 22 May 2003, 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m. (Week 4, TT)
Friday, 27 June 2003, 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m. (Vacation)

This workshop has been designed specifically for academic-related contract research staff employed on fixed-term contracts by the University and is particularly suitable for those who are considering, or seeking, alternative employment. While more emphasis is given to finding employment outside academic research, those intending to pursue careers in academia may also find the programme useful.

An interactive day, it will explore the skills and techniques used in searching for jobs effectively, finding sources of job information, utilising networking techniques, writing appropriate CVs and covering letters. Emphasis will be given to understanding the processes by which employers actually recruit staff and how to tailor applications accordingly. Participants will also explore the skills and attributes required for effective performance at interview: preparation, self-presentation and how to deal with typical interview questions, etc. Where possible, supportive practice in applying interview techniques will normally form part of the day and there will usually be the opportunity to explore the wide range of careers resources available for use by contract research staff at the Careers Service.

Note: the content of the above workshops may be varied in the light of feedback and other workshops may be added in due course.

Induction Seminars for New Contract Researchers

(Seminar Code: IND/CRS)
Tuesday, 1 October 2002, 12.30–2 p.m. (Vacation) 
Thursday, 3 October 2002, 3.30–5 p.m. (Vacation)  
Friday, 4 October 2002, 12.30–2 p.m. (Vacation) 

Tuesday, 7 January 2003, 12.30–2 p.m. (Vacation)
Thursday, 9 January 2003, 3.30–5 p.m. (Vacation)
Friday, 10 January 2003, 12.30–2 p.m. (Vacation)

Tuesday, 13 May 2003, 12.30–2 p.m. (Week 3, TT)
Thursday, 15 May 2003, 3.30–5 p.m. (Week 3, TT)
Friday, 16 May 2003, 12.30–2 p.m. (Week 3, TT)

This new seminar will provide an introduction to the career and professional development opportunities available for contract research staff at the University. It will also clarify some of the contractual issues related to being a contract researcher. Staff from the Oxford University Careers Service and the Institute for the Advancement of University Learning will facilitate the session. These will take place on a variety of University sites.

Briefings for research supervisors, group leaders, and administrators

(Seminar Code: MAN/BRF)
Thursday, 19 September 2002, 12.30–2 p.m. (Vacation) 
Friday, 27 September 2002, 12.30–2 p.m. (Vacation) 
Tuesday, 29 April 2003, 12.30–2 p.m. (Week 1, TT) 
Tuesday, 6 May 2003, 12.30–2 p.m. (Week 2, TT) 
These short briefing sessions are designed to enable managers of contract research staff to become up to date with developments relating to contract research staff. They will provide an overview of the key issues arising from `SET for Success' (Sir Gareth Roberts' recent report), clarification of the implications of the Fixed Term Employees Regulations, and information about services provided by the Careers Service and the Institute for the Advancement of University Learning. Departmental administrators may well find attending one of these sessions useful as well.

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MUSICAL EVENTS

St John's College and Colin Carr

Unless otherwise stated, the following concerts will be given at 8.30 p.m. on the days shown in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

Admission to concerts is free. Programmes are available from the Porters' Lodge, but are reserved for members of the college until about ten days before the event. Each programme is valid as an admission ticket up until ten minutes before the event; any vacant seats will then be filled from the door.

Sat. 19 Oct.: COLIN CARR (cello) and THOMAS SAUER (piano) perform Beethoven's Sonata in G minor, op. 5. no. 2; Britten's Suite no. 3, op. 87, for solo cello; and Brahms' Sonata in F major, op. 99.

Sat. 30 Nov.: ANTHONY PAY (clarinet), COLIN CARR (cello), and YAEL WEISS (piano) perform Beethoven's Trio in B flat major, op. 11; Brahms' Sonata in E flat major; Beethoven's Sonata in A major, op. 69; and Brahms' Trio in A minor, op. 114.

Fri. 24 Jan. 2003: THE VANBURGH STRING QUARTET (programme to be announced).

Sat. 1 Mar. 2003: STEPHEN SALTERS (tenor), with piano accompaniment, performs a programme to be announced.

Sun. 18 May 2003, 3 p.m.: YAEL WEISS (piano), MARK KAPLAN (violin), and COLIN CARR (cello) perform a programme of music tracing the evolution of the piano trio from the baroque sonata to the present day, interweaving music with talk.

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BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Making the most of the Bodleian Library: a guide to Central Bodleian facilities and services

Sessions designed to enable graduate students, academic staff, others of a similar status, and readers without any institutional affiliations, to make the most of the Bodleian Library, will be offered during October. Sessions cover the use of the Central Bodleian Library, including use of the catalogues and procedures for locating and obtaining material and a guide to reference material. These sessions begin in the Lower Reading Room General Reference and Enquiry Area in the Central Bodleian Library.

Each session will begin at 9.30 a.m. promptly and will last for about an hour.

Ten places are available on each of the following days in October: 8, 10, 11, 15, 17, 18, 22, 24, 25, 29, and 31, and 1 November.

Readers who wish to attend one of these sessions are asked to book a place by entering their name, college/department address and University Card number (as appropriate) on the list which is available at the Main Enquiry Desk in the Lower Reading Room. Please give your name to the staff at the Main Enquiry Desk when you attend.

`Making the most of the Bodleian Library' sessions continue throughout most of the year on Tuesdays and Fridays at the same time. Exact dates are given on the sign-up sheets.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Elections

To the Islamic Centre Lecturership in the Anthropology of Muslim Societies (from October 2002): DR MUHAMMAD TALIB (MA, PH.D. Jamia Millia Islamia)

To the Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Fellowship in Islamic Law (from October 2002): DR HUSSAIN HASSAN, BCL, D.PHIL.

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