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Oxford University Gazette: Congregation Elections, 26 May and 16 June 2005


CONGREGATION 26 May

Elections

Buildings and Estates Subcommittee

Vacancy: One

Retiring member(s): Dr W.S. James, Dunn School

Period from MT 2005: 3 years


Council

There are four vacancies, as follows.

Vacancy: One (member of Congregation from members of the faculties in the Life and Environmental Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and Medical Sciences Divisions)

Retiring member(s): Professor J.I. Bell, Magdalen

Period from MT 2005: 4 years

The following nomination has been duly received:

P.C. ENGLAND, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of University

Nominated by:

S. Cooper, St. Catherine's

R. Devenish, Hertford

A.N. Halliday, St Hugh's

R. Darton, Keble

P. Buckley, Balliol

L.N. Trefethen, Balliol


Vacancy: One (member of Congregation from members of the faculties in the Humanities and Social Sciences Divisions)

Retiring member(s): Dr M.B. Gregory, St Hilda's

Period from MT 2005: 4 years

The following nomination has been duly received:

One (member of Congregation from members of the faculties in the Humanities and Social Sciences Divisions)

M.B. GREGORY, MA, D.PHIL, Fellow of St Hilda's

Nominated by:

M. Philp, Oriel

E. McKendrick, Lady Margaret Hall

R.C. Allen, Nuffield

S. Anand, St Catherine's

H. Smith, Keble

G. Keller, Hertford

D.P. Myatt, St Catherine's

J. B. Knight, St Edmund Hall

S.G.B. Cowan, Worcester

M.J. Stevens, Lincoln

H.P. Young, Nuffield

G. Mazzarino, Dept of Economics

K. Graddy, Exeter

K.W.S. Roberts, Nuffield

J. M. Malcomson, All Souls

L. Empson, St Anne's

D. Tsomocos, St Edmund Hall

A.G. Hopwood, Christ Church

R. Pitkethly, St Peter's

C. Chapman, Linacre

M. Ventresca, Wolfson

P. Klemperer, Nuffield


Vacancy: One (from members of Congregation, not necessarily being members of any division and not in any case being nominated in a divisional capacity)

Retiring member(s): Professor T.P. Softley, Merton

Period from MT 2005: 4 years

The following nominations have been duly received:

1. M.J. DOVEY, MA, M.SC.

Nominated by:

P.W. Jeffreys, Keble

L. Burnard, Balliol

S. Lee, English Faculty

B. Shakespeare, Computing Services

M.A. Fraser, Computing Services

G.P. Neate, Library Services



2. A.W.M. GRAHAM, MA, HON. DCL, MASTER OF BALLIOL

Nominated by:

F. Lannon, Principal of Lady Margaret Hall

S.N. MacFarlane, St Anne's

R. G. Cashmore, Principal of Brasenose

C.A.L. Lewis, Dean of Christ Church

D.M.P. Mingos, Principal of St Edmund Hall

R.G. Smethurst, Provost of Worcester

S.K. Hazareesingh, Balliol



3. G.D.W. SMITH, MA, D.PHIL., FELLOW OF TRINITY

Nominated by:

S. Cooper, St Catherine's

P. Edwards, St Catherine's

J. Klein, Exeter

D.J.H. Cockayne, Linacre

R. Devenish, Hertford

D. Clary, St John's

C. Grovenor, St Anne's

H. Assender, Linacre

A.W. Roscoe, University

K. Burnett, St John's

P. Edwards, St Catherine's

R. Brook, St Cross

A. Cerezo, Wolfson

J. Hutchison, Wolfson

J. Smith, Mansfield

S. Roberts, St Edmind Hall

J. Wark, Trinity

A. Korsunsky, Trinity

F. Ashcroft, Trinity

L.N. Trefethen, Balliol

J.M. Ball, Queen's

M.J. Beloff, President of Trinity

T.A. Watt, Trinity

J. Collin, Trinity

T.S. Williams, Trinity

C.P. Buckley, Balliol

P.M. Neumann, Queen's

A. Budd, Provost of Queen's

A.K. Petford-Long, Corpus Christi

R.M. Plummer, Department of Materials

K.A.Q. O'Reilly, Queen's

M.L. Jenkins, Department of Materials

G. Taylor, Linacre

M.R. Castell, Wolfson

A. Kirkland, Linacre

P.J. Dobson, Queen's



4. PROFESSOR T.P. SOFTLEY, MA, Fellow of Merton

Nominated by:

R.W. Ainsworth, St Catherine's

J.M. Brown, Exeter

M.E. Ceadel, New College

D.C. Clay, St John's

S. Gunn, Merton

G. Hancock, Trinity

B.J. Howard, Pembroke

J. Klein, Exeter

S. Parkinson, Linacre

D. Paterson, Merton

C. Paxton, Merton

J. Rawson, Merton

W.G. Richards, Brasenose

P. Slack, Linacre

R.C.S. Walker, Magdalen

D. Womersley, St Catherine's F.M. Ashcroft, Trinity

D.A. Hills, Lincoln

M.S. Child, University

Notes on the candidates for election on 26 May as a member of Council not nominated in a divisional capacity

Dovey, Matthew J. Technical Manager, Oxford e--Science Centre (2002--); Member, e-- Science Management Board (2002--); R&D Manager, Oxford University Library Services (1994--2002). Member, Medical Sciences Committee for Libraries and Information Services (2002--). IT Consultant, Corpus Christi (1995--97). Visiting Research Fellow, King's College London (1998--2002).

Graham, Andrew. University Lecturer (CUF) in Economics (1970--2001). Master, Balliol College (2001--); Acting Master, Balliol College (1997-- 2001); Tutorial Fellow, Balliol College (1969--2001). Chair, Advisory Board, Oxford Internet Institute (2001--); Chair, PPE Examiners 1995; Chair, Graduate Applications in Management (1989--91);Member, Social Studies Board (1989--91,1974--5). Investments Bursar, Balliol College (1979--83). Trustee, Scott Trust (2005--); Trustee, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation (2004--); Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister (1968--9, 1974--6); Non--Executive Director, Channel 4 Television (1998--2005).

Smith, George David William. Smith, George David William. Head, Dept of Materials (2000--2005); Professor of Materials Science (1996--); George Kelley Reader in Metallurgy (1992--); University Lecturer in Materials (1977-- 1992); Professorial Fellow, Trinity College (1992--). Emeritus Fellow, St Cross College (1992--); Tutorial Fellow, Trinity College (1991--2); Fellow, St Cross College (1977--92); Research Fellow, Wolfson College (1972--7). Curator of the University Libraries (2001--); Member, Mathematical and Physical Sciences Divisional Board (2000--); Member, Physical Sciences Board (1985--90, 1994-- 2000); Chairman, Sub--Faculty of Materials (1987--9). FRS, FRSA, FRSC, FInstP, FIMMM; Member, Advisory Council of the British Library (2004--); Non--Executive Chairman, Polaron PLC (2004--); Member, Scientific Advisory Panel of the Environment Agency (2004--); Member of Council of the Royal Society (2002--4); Member of Council of the Institute of Materials (1997--), Vice President of the Institute of Materials (2002).

Softley, Timothy Peter. Professor of Chemical Physics (2002--); Reader in Physical Chemistry (1997--2002); University Lecturer in Physical Chemistry (1990--7). Tutorial Fellow, Merton College (1990--). Member, Education Policy and Standards Committee (2004--); Member, Joint Committee with Student Members (2004--); Member, Visitatorial Board Panel (2004--); Member, Honorary Degrees Committee (2004--); Member, Building and Estates Committee (2003--); Curator of the University Libraries (2003--); Member, Council (2002--3, 2004--5); Senior Proctor (2002--3); Member, Nominating Committee for the Vice--Chancellorship (1998--2000); Electoral Board, Dr Lee's Professorship of Physical Chemistry (1999). Principal of Postmasters, Merton College (2004); Tutor for Undergraduate Admissions, Merton College (1993--2001). Editor Molecular Physics (2004-- ), Editorial Board Journal of Physics B (1999--); Member, EPSRC Chemistry College (1997--); Royal Society University Fellow, Cambridge University (1987--90).


Vacancy: One (from members of Congregation, not necessarily being members of any division and not in any case being nominated in a divisional capacity)

Retiring member(s): Professor S.D. Iversen, Magdalen

Period from MT 2005: 1 year


Curators of the University Libraries

Vacancy: One (member of Congregation)

Retiring member(s): Professor M.E. Ceadel, New College

Period from MT 2005: 4 years

The following nominations have been duly received:

1. M.E. CEADEL, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of New College

Nominated by:

P. Slack, Linacre

G.D.W. Smith, Trinity

2. J.T. CHALKER, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Hugh's

Nominated by:

L.N. Trefethen, Balliol

K. Burnett, St John's

P.R. Edwards, St Catherine's

P.C. England, University

D.C. Clary, St John's

S. Cooper, St Catherine's

Notes on the candidates for election on 26 May as a Curator of the University Libraries

Ceadel, Martin Eric. Professor of Politics (2002--); University Lecturer (CUF) in Politics (1979--). Tutorial Fellow, New College (1979--). Senior Proctor (1997--8). Sub--Warden, New College (1999--2000); Senior Tutor, New College (1988--90).

Chalker, John Timothy. Professor of Theoretical Physics (2000--); University Lecturer in Physics (1991--). Tutorial Fellow, St Hugh's College (1991--). Member, Physics Management Committee (1995--8); Director of Graduate Studies, Theoretical Physics (1992-- 7). Tutor for Graduates, St Hugh's (1996--2001). Lecturer in Physics, University of Southampton (1983--91).


Curators of the University Parks

Vacancy: One

Retiring member(s): Dr R.G. Ratcliffe, New College

Period from MT 2005: 6 years

The following nomination has been duly received:

PROFESSOR R.G. RATCLIFFE, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of New College

Nominated by:

S.J. Gurr, Somerville
J.A.C. Smith, Magdalen


Curators of the Sheldonian Theatre

Vacancy: Two (members of Congregation)

Retiring member(s): Dr P. Coones, Hertford
Professor D.J. Edwards, Wadham

Period from MT 2005: 6 years

The following nominations have been duly received:

1. D.J. EDWARDS, MA, Fellow of Wadham

Nominated by:

C.S. Mawson, Wadham
Y. Ventikos, Department of Engineering Science

2. P. COONES, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Hertford

Nominated by:

R.F. Foster, Hertford
S. West, Hertford


Visitatorial Board Panel

Vacancy: Three (members of Congregation)

Retiring member(s): Dr T.T. Liu, Wadham; Professor A.S. Burrows, St Hugh's; Dr G.A. Stoy, Lady Margaret Hall

Period from MT 2005: 4 years


Nominations in writing by two members of Congregation other than the candidate will be received by the Head of Student Administration at the University Offices, Wellington Square, up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 2 May, and similar nominations by six members of Congregation other than the candidate up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 9 May. Council has decided that nominations should show for each signatory the name and college or department in block capitals. Any names which are not so shown may not be published. At least one nomination in respect of each candidate must be made on an official nomination form. Copies of the form are obtainable from Mrs Sue Bennett at the University Offices, Wellington Square.

In the event of a contested election, a brief biographical note on each candidate will be published in the Gazette dated 19 May 2005, and voters may wish to wait until they have read these notes before returning their ballot papers (which will be sent out to members of Congregation as soon as possible after the closing date for nominations, and which, after completion, must be received by the Head of Student Administration not later than 4 p.m. on 26 May 2005).

Notes on the bodies concerned

The Building and Estates Subcommittee of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee is responsible, under Council's Planning and Resource Allocation Committee, for proposals for the strategic development of the University's functional estate, taking account of institutional plans and environmental, planning, and heritage issues; the acquisition, leasing, disposal, and allocation of functional land and property; and all proposals for capital building projects for functional use, including the initiation and management of the design and construction of all major projects. The subcommittee has control of a substantial budget.

Council is the University's chief executive body, with statutory responsibility for the administration of the University (both academic and other) and for the management of its finances and property, as well as dealing with the relationship between the University and all external bodies. Council submits legislative proposals and resolutions to Congregation for approval, and has the power to make regulations (which may be opposed in Congregation). Council meets three times a term, and twice in the Long Vacation. It has a number of committees (including Education Policy and Standards, General Purposes, Personnel, and Planning and Resource Allocation), on which its members are expected to serve if invited to do so.

The Curators of the University Libraries are responsible, under Council, for the safe keeping, preservation, orderly administration, finance, and general policy of the collections, libraries, and other units within the Oxford University Library Services. They are expected to ensure that provision is made for the University's library and information requirements for teaching and research and that the University's major research libraries are maintained as a national and international scholarly resource. The curators have control of a substantial budget.

The Curators of the University Parks are responsible, under Council, for the management of the Parks and of adjacent land owned by the University, including the appointment of the Superintendent of the Parks, and for their finances. They are also responsible for the maintenance both of most other gardens attached to university buildings and of a number of college gardens. (The sports facilities in the Parks are, subject to the authority of the curators, in the charge of the Sports Strategy Committee.)

The Curators of the Sheldonian Theatre are responsible, under Council, for the Theatre and for making arrangements for the conduct of business at the Encaenia. They also make the building available for other academic and non-academic purposes. The curators have control of the Theatre's budget, except in respect of the maintenance of the fabric of the building (which is the responsibility of the Buildings and Estates Subcommittee).

The Visitatorial Board is responsible for making recommendations to the Vice-Chancellor (or other appropriate officer) on serious disciplinary cases involving members of the academic or academic-related staff. (It does not have responsibility for dealing with incapacity on medical grounds or complaints against the Vice-Chancellor himself of herself.) Four members of the board, as from time to time constituted to consider an individual case, are selected by lot from a panel of twelve persons selected by Congregation. The board is chaired by a person with professional legal experience who is appointed by the High Steward of the University.


CONGREGATION 16 June

Elections

Council

Vacancy: One member of Congregation from members of the faculties in the Life and Environmental Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and Medical Sciences Divisions

Retiring member: Professor K. Burnett, St John's

Period from MT 2005: 3 years

Council is the University's chief executive body, with statutory responsibility for the administration of the University (both academic and other) and for the management of its finances and property, as well as dealing with the relationship between the University and all external bodies. Council submits legislative proposals and resolutions to Congregation for approval, and has the power to make regulations (which may be opposed in Congregation). Council meets three times a term, and twice in the Long Vacation. It has a number of committees (including Education Policy and Standards, General Purposes, Personnel, and Planning and Resource Allocation), on which its members are expected to serve if invited to do so.


Nominating Committee for the Vice-Chancellorship

Vacancies: Two (not members of Council)

Retiring members: Warden of Merton; Dr M.J. Collins, University

Period from MT 2005: 5 years

The Nominating Committee for the Vice-Chancellorship is responsible for making proposals to Congregation for appointments and reappointments to the Vice- Chancellorship. The next such proposal will be due to be made in 2007--8 in respect of a Vice-Chancellor to serve from October 2009.




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