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GENERAL NOTICES

STUDENT DISCIPLINE

The Court of Summary Jurisdiction and the Disciplinary Court consider complaints of a disciplinary nature made by the Proctors against student members. The members of each court are listed below for information. Hearings are conducted by the relevant Chairman or Vice-Chairman sitting with two ordinary members.

Court of Summary Jurisdiction

                                               Until

P. Clarke, Jesus College 
(Chairman)                                     MT 2005

A. Briggs, St Edmund Hall 
(Vice-Chairman)                                MT 2005

A. Kennedy, Lady Margaret Hall 
(Vice-Chairman)                                MT 2005

Dr J. Black, Wolfson College                   MT 2005

Dr N. Bowles, St Anne's 
College                                        MT 2005

Dr P. Daley, Jesus College                     MT 2005

Dr S. Dopson, Templeton 
College                                        MT 2005

Professor E. Fallaize, 
St John's College                              MT 2005

Dr R. Goodman, 
St Antony's College                            MT 2005

Dr T. Kemp, 
St John's College                              MT 2005

Dr B. Thompson, 
Somerville College                             MT 2005

Dr S. Wollenberg, 
Lady Margaret Hall                             MT 2006


Clerk: M. Todd, Council Secretariat


Disciplinary Court

                                               Until

His Honour Judge P. Clark 
(Chairman)                                     MT 2004

His Honour Judge Q. Campbell 
(Vice-Chairman)                                MT 2004

Dr J. Garnett, 
Wadham College                                 MT 2004

J. Innes, Somerville College                   MT 2004

The Revd Dr J. Maltby, 
Corpus Christi College                         MT 2004

Professor R. Mayou, 
Nuffield College                               MT 2004

Dr H. O'Donoghue, 
Linacre College                                MT 2005


Clerk: M. Todd, Council Secretariat

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STAFF DISCIPLINE

Visitatorial Board Panel

The Visitatorial Board considers serious disciplinary matters concerning academic and academic related staff referred to it by the Vice-Chancellor. The panel for each hearing comprises a chairman and four members. The Chairman is appointed by the High Steward, and the panel is drawn by lot from the membership listed below.

                                               Until

Professor D.J. Womersley, 
St Catherine's College                         MT 2006

Dr J.F. Iles, 
St Hugh's College                              MT 2006

Dr J.A. Black, 
Wolfson College                                MT 2004

Dr P.A. Bulloch, 
Balliol College                                MT 2004

Professor R.G. Hood, 
All Souls College                              MT 2004

Dr F.M. Heal, 
Jesus College                                  MT 2007

Professor L.N. Johnson, 
Corpus Christi College                         MT 2007

Dr J.S. Rowett, 
Warden of Rhodes House                         MT 2007

Dr T.T. Liu, 
Wadham College                                 MT 2005

Professor A.S. Burrows, 
St Hugh's College                              MT 2005

Dr G.A. Stoy, 
Lady Margaret Hall                             MT 2005

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OXFORD DIGITAL LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT FUND

Third call for `expressions of interest'

Oxford University Library Services is establishing the Oxford Digital Library (ODL) as a key component of the academic services for the University.

During the first five years the ODL plans to enrich OULS collections with a significant set of digital resources, based on a robust and sustainable digital library architecture. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a generous grant to the University to fund the essential infrastructure of the ODL (equipment and staff) and to support a range of digital projects based on core research material from libraries within the University. The grant is administered through a Development Fund, managed by the Oxford Digital Library in collaboration with an editorial board, comprising scholars and librarians from within and outside Oxford.

This is the third call for expressions of interest, for which a total of £65,000 is expected to be available. This call invites project proposals from scholars in partnership with libraries in the University. It aims to promote scholarly effort with relevance to research and teaching by digitising, delivering, and enhancing major library holdings within the University. In addition to major projects, it is hoped to encourage a number of small-scale pilot projects focusing on new digital technologies or special conversion requirements.

Expressions of interest should be submitted by 12 December, by completing the appropriate form on the ODL Web site (http://www.odl.ox.ac.uk/cfp).

Further information on the Development Fund and the Oxford Digital Library can be found on the ODL Web site at http://www.odl.ox.ac.uk. Specific enquiries may be directed to the Head of the Oxford Digital Library, Michael Popham (e-mail: Michael.popham@sers.ox.ac.uk).

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR FAMILY LAW AND POLICY

The Family Policy Library will be opened at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 22 October, in Barnett House, 32 Wellington Square.

The collection was formerly the library of the Family Policy Studies Centre, which closed in 2001. It has been acquired by the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, and its large collection of material on families and family policy is currently being reorganised and reclassified. It is intended to make the collection more widely available in due course, but access will be restricted to postgraduate level and above, and will be by appointment.

Members of the University with an interest in the work of the Centre for Family Law and Policy are invited to attend the opening of the Family Policy Library.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE

McDonnell Visiting Fellowships

The McDonnell Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience is closely integrated with the Medical Research Council Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience at Oxford and supports work on many aspects of brain research relevant to human cognition in several departments at Oxford University as well as at other institutions.

The McDonnell Centre encourages work in all areas of cognitive neuroscience across all relevant disciplines and embraces research on experimental, theoretical, and clinical studies of perceptual analysis, memory, language, and motor control, including philosophical approaches to cognition. Current and fuller information on the Centre is available on the Web at http://www.cogneuro.ox.ac.uk.

The Centre offers several forms of support including Visiting Fellowships for distinguished researchers from overseas or elsewhere in Britain who wish to work within the Oxford Centre for periods between a week and several months. A Visiting Fellowship can include a modest grant to help with costs of travel and accommodation (but not a stipend), and to pay a bench fee to the host department.

Applications for Visiting Fellowships may be submitted either by a member of the Oxford Centre, or by the intended visitor. There is no special form for applications but they should include the following information: name, address, and status of applicant (in the form of a very brief curriculum vitae); names and addresses of collaborators in Oxford; a brief description (a page or two) of the proposed research; a list of any publications that have already resulted from the area of research; an outline plan of visit/s and expenditure, with total estimated budget, other sources of funding and the amount requested

Applications can be submitted at any time (e-mail is acceptable) to Sally Harte (Administrative Secretary), McDonnell Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University Laboratory of Physiology, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PT (telephone: Oxford (2)72497, fax: (2)72488, e-mail: admin@cogneuro.ox.ac.uk).

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FACULTY OF MUSIC

Exhibition

Face the Music II: Handel and his Contemporaries (an exhibition of Faculty of Music portraits)

This ongoing project of the Bate Collection and the Faculty of Music offers the public a rare glimpse into the collections held by the faculty, and a chance to see them alongside contemporary items from the Collection including instruments by makers such as Harris, Stanesby, and Bressan, and the instruments seen in the Zoffany portrait of the Sharp Family, on loan to the Collection. It is also an opportunity to showcase the faculty's recent conservation successes.


Concerts and other events, Michaelmas Term

Monday, 20 October, Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music: Ensemble ISIS with guest composer Brian Elias: 4.30 p.m., Ensemble ISIS Composers' Workshop for mixed Ensemble; 7.30 p.m., `Composer Speaks'. Free of charge and open to the public.

Wednesday, 22 October, 2 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music: OpUS! Community Workshop I---General workshop techniques for the wider community. Open to University members only.

Friday, 24 October, 10.30 a.m.--12 noon and 2--4 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral: Betts Foundation Organ Masterclass with Kevin Bowyer: `Twentieth-century Organ Music'. Free of charge and open to the public.

Saturday, 25 October, Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, Faculty of Music: Viol Workshop—a one-day workshop for complete beginners, designed as an introduction to the history, repertoire, and playing technique, with tutor Cathie Miserandino. For further information and to book contact the Bate Collection (Oxford (2)76139, after 2 p.m., weekdays).

Wednesday, 29 October, Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music: Oxford Philomusica Orchestral Apprenticeship Auditions. All students of the Faculty of Music are invited to apply for the Oxford Philomusica Orchestral Apprenticeship Awards. For further details e-mail Tamsin.paling@music.ox.ac.uk.

Monday, 3 November, 4.30 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music: Extended Composers' Workshop with Dr Saxton. There will be a drinks reception during this extended workshop to welcome new composers and provide an opportunity to meet the Ensemble a discuss future plans. Free of charge and open to the public.

Tuesday, 4 November, 1–1.45 p.m., Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, Faculty of Music: `Music and Instruments for the Crimean War, 1854--6': Producing authentic background music for television documentaries. An illustrated talk with Andy Lamb. No booking necessary. Free of charge and open to the public.

Wednesday, 5 November, 2 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music: Piano Masterclass with Marios Papadopoulos. To feature Oxford University pianists. Interested applicants should see the events notice board for further information. Free of charge and open to the public.

Saturday, 8 November, 10.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m., and 2--4 p.m., Harris Manchester College Chapel: Betts Foundation Organ Masterclass With David Goode. The organ works of Reger, and other nineteenth-century German organ symphonists.

Monday, 10 November, 12 noon--2 p.m., Magdalen College Auditorium: A Lunchtime Workshop with James Bowman and Canzona. The Masterclass is free of charge and open to students of the University (singers and instrumentalists). Students who are interested in taking part in the Masterclass should contact Dr Skinner at Magdalen college (telephone: Oxford (2)76119, e-mail:david.skinner@magd.ox.ac.uk).

Tuesday, 11 November, Magdalen College Auditorium: Canzona, with James Bowman: a programme of sacred vocal music and instrumental items by Buxtehude, Geist, Franck, and Bernhard: 2.30--4.30 p.m., Open Rehearsal; 7.30 p.m., Pre-concert talk given by Professor Reinhard Strohm; 8 p.m., concert (tickets £15/£8 student concessions on the door). Tickets can be reserved by contacting Dr Skinner on Oxford (2)76119 (e-mail: davd.skinner@magd.ox.ac.uk).

Wednesday, 12 November, 2 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music: OpUS! Community Workshop II—further tips and tools on how to lead a music workshop. Open to University members only.

Thursday, 13 November, 11 a.m.--1 p.m. (location to be announced): Oxford Philomusica—Workshop for Composers, Conductors, and Performers. Open to the public and free of charge.

Tuesday, 18 November, 8 p.m., Holywell Music Room: The Allegri Quartet I: Haydn, The Lark; Bartók, Second String Quartet; Beethoven, String Quartet in F, op. 135. Tickets £10/£5 from In Oxford Shop, 12 Golden Cross Walk, The Covered Market, Oxford OX1 2EU (telephone: Oxford 248774) and on the door. [Note: the second concert in this series, to be given in the Ashmolean Museum on 19 November, is sold out.]

Friday, 21 November, 1 p.m., Holywell Music Room: The Allegri Quartet III: Mozart, Oboe quartet in F major and String quintet in C major. With Benjamin Skipp and Harriet Mesher. Tickets £5/£3 from In Oxford Shop, 12 Golden Cross Walk, The Covered Market, Oxford OX1 2EU (telephone: Oxford 248774) and on the door.

Saturday, 22 November, Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, Faculty of Music: a Bate Collection open day and concert for St Cecilia. There will be various activities, including performances and hands-on music sessions to celebrate this special day in the musical calendar. For further information telephone Oxford (2)76139.

Saturday, 22 November, 10 a.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music: Oxford Philomusica Violin Masterclass with Maurice Hassons (free of charge and open to the public). Students interested in performing should contact Tamsin Paling on Oxford (2)76125 or e-mail: Tamsin.paling@music.ox.ac.uk.

Wednesday, 26 November, 2 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music: OpUS! Community Workshop III---Running Dalcroze based music sessions for the under-fives. Open to University members only.

Friday, 28 November, 4 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music: Public lecture by British Academy Visiting Fellow and Librarian, Dr David Hunter (the University of Texas at Austin): `Bragging on Rinaldo: ten ways writers have trumpeted Handel's coming to Britain'. Free of charge and open to the public.

Monday, 1 December 3 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music: Public Lecture by Dr Philippe Vendrix (Centre d'Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance, Tours): `The ricercar project of Renaissance music at the CESR, Tours'. Free of charge and open to the public.

Tuesday, 2 December, 1--1.45 p.m., Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, Faculty of Music: music, mulled wine, and mince pies, and Christmas shopping at the Bate Collection. No booking necessary. For further information telephone Oxford (2)76139.

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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.

* requiring practical advice on CV design, job search, or interview/selection techniques

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 drop-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 brush up on their job search and interview skills, are run at various times throughout the year, and researchers also have access to activities in the student `What's On' term programme of careers talks, short skills sessions and other events.

Full details of the service (including how to register and book confidential 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), contact the IAUL (telephone: Oxford (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 available.

Career Review and Planning for Contract Research Staff

Friday, 23 January 2004, 9.30 a.m.--4 p.m. (Week 1, HT) 
Tuesday, 9 March 2004, 9.30 a.m.--4 p.m. (Week 8, HT) 
Friday, 23 April 2004, 9.30 a.m.--4 p.m. (Week 0, TT) 
Tuesday, 15 June 2004, 9.30 a.m.--4 p.m. (Week 8, TT)
This workshop has been designed specifically for academic-related contract research staff employed by the University. It is particularly suitable for researchers, at any stage in their career, who are starting 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 explore the key aspects of effective career decision making. This will include reviewing motivations and transferable skills and considering factors affecting job mobility. By the end of the day each participant should be in a position to further their career objectives by beginning development of a realistic personal career plan. Previous participants have often built on this workshop by using one-to-one career discussions to develop and focus their ideas and to access further resources regarding particular career options. There will usually also 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

 
Friday, 12 December 2003, 9.30 a.m.--5 p.m. (Week 9, MT) 
Friday, 6 February 2004, 9.30 a.m.--5 p.m. (Week 3, HT) 
Wednesday, 17 March 2004, 9.30 a.m.--5 p.m. (Week 9, HT) 
Tuesday, 18 May 2004, 9.30 a.m.--5 p.m. (Week 4, TT) 
Friday, 2 July 2004, 9.30 a.m.--5 p.m. (Vacation)
This workshop has been designed specifically for academic-related contract research staff employed by the University and is particularly suitable for those who are considering, or seeking, alternative employment and wish to brush up on the practicalities involved. While more emphasis is given to finding employment outside academic research, those intending to apply for posts in academia may also find the programme useful.

An 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 which UK employers are increasingly using to select staff and the importance of tailoring applications and approaches 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. Previous participants have often built on this workshop by using one-to-one career discussions, to review intended applications and to practice for interviews.

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

 
Friday, 17 October 2003, 12.30–2 p.m. (Week 0, MT)

Friday, 9 January 2004, 12.30--2 p.m. (Vacation) 
Monday, 12 January 2004, 3.30–5 p.m. (Week O, HT)

Monday, 10 May 2004, 12.30--2 p.m. (Week 3, TT) 
Friday, 14 May 2004, 12.30--2 p.m. (Week 3, TT)
This seminar for researchers, in their first year or so of employment with the University, will provide an introduction to the career and professional development opportunities available for contract research staff at the University. It will also give an overview of the developing national and local context of research work and clarify contractual issues related to being a contract researcher, including the Fixed Term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002 and the University's expiry of fixed term contracts procedures. Staff from Oxford University Careers Service and the Institute for the Advancement of University Learning will facilitate the session and it is hoped that it will assist researchers in considering and planning, from an early stage in their careers, what professional and career development resources they might wish to access. The seminar will be held on the dates shown above (venues will vary).


Briefings for research supervisors, group leaders and administrators

 
Thursday, 29 April 2004, 12.30--2 p.m. (Week 1, TT) 
Friday, 7 May 2004, 12.30--2 p.m. (Week 2, TT)
This short briefing session is designed to enable those with supervisory or managerial responsibility for University employed contract research staff to become up to date with developments relating to contract research staff and how best to support their professional and career development. It will provide an overview of the key issues arising from recent reports and initiatives at both national and local level, such as SET for Success (Sir Gareth Roberts' report), as well as clarification of the implications of the Fixed Term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002. Information about the professional development opportunities provided by the Institute for the Advancement of University Learning for researchers and the careers advice service offered by Oxford University Careers Service will also be given.

The The briefing will be held on the dates shown above (venues will be varied).

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APPOINTMENT AND ASSIGNMENT

DIRECTORSHIP OF THE INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING

GRAHAM PETER GIBBS (B.SC. City), Professor and Director of the Centre for Higher Education Practice, Open University, has been appointed to the directorship with effect from 1 January 2004.

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NUFFIELD DEPARTMENT OF CLINICAL MEDICINE

The Medical Sciences Board 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 2003 or until such time as a substantive appointment is made to the Nuffield Professorship of Medicine.

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ELECTORAL BOARD

The composition of the electoral board to the post below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is as follows.

PROFESSORSHIP OF THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

                                          Appointed by

The Warden of Keble                       Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The Warden of All Souls                   ex officio
Professor Dr M. Bergmann                  Council
Professor R. Ling                         Council
Dr R.C.S. Walker                          Humanities Board
Professor R.R.R. Smith                    Humanities Board
Dr S. Walker                              Humanities Board
Dr C. Gosden                              Life and Environmental Sciences Board
Dr J.M. Adams                             All Souls College

[1] Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Sects. 10 and 11 of Statute IX (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 108).

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