Oxford University Gazette, 30 September 2004: Notices


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The Humanities Board is undertaking a review of the Faculty of Theology as part of its programme of regular rolling reviews of units under its aegis. The Head of the Division, Dr R. Walker, will chair the review committee, the terms of reference of which are:

(i) to review progress in response to the last review and to identify any further action required in the light of changed circumstances in the last six years;

(ii) to review by reference to international standards of excellence of the quality of academic activities in the faculty and the balance between these activities, taking into account in the context of the University's Mission Statement and Corporate Plan, all relevant factors, especially: research, organisational, and management structures within the faculty, including such matters as academic and non-academic staff planning and recruitment; accommodation and future space needs; and the relationship between units within the faculty and between the faculty and cognate subject areas and colleges (including theological colleges and permanent private halls) with which it is involved in teaching and/or research.

The membership of the review committee is:

Dr R. Walker (Chairman)

Professor G. Davies, Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge

Professor I.R. Torrance, Princeton Theological Seminary

Professor M.D. Hooker, Robinson College, Cambridge

The Dean of Christ Church

Dr R. Cross, Oriel College (Chairman of the Faculty Board)

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, Dr Peter Gambles, Humanities Division, 34 St Giles', by 21 October.

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Course registration procedures 2004–5

Full details of all courses are available on the Web site at www.lang.ox.ac.uk or by calling at the Language Centre in person. Please study them carefully before registering.

English for academic studies (EFL)

Classes start in Week 1 (week beginning 11 October). Registration will take place in Week 0 (week beginning 4 October) during normal office hours, 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m.

OPAL (The Oxford Programme in Languages)

Classes start in Week 2 (week beginning 18 October). Application may be made at any time during opening hours in Week 0 or Week 1, preferably by the end of Wednesday, 13 October.

Languages for study and research 2004--5

Classes start in Week 2 (week beginning 18 October). Those who are eligible for priority, primarily those needing a language course for reasons of study or research, should obtain a priority registration form, which must be returned to the Language Centre in person by 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 October. Non-priority places will be allocated on a random selection basis at the end of Week 1, following the initial registration period of Monday, 11 October, to Wednesday, 13 October. Registration forms may be handed in at the Language Centre (in person only; no posted, faxed, or e-mailed registration forms will be accepted) at any time between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on these three days and must be checked by a member of the Language Centre staff before acceptance. Registrations received after 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 October, will automatically be allocated to the waiting list for a course if no places are available.

The Language Centre library and Independent Study Area

The Library's collection of audio/video cassettes, books and computer programs covers over 130 languages. The Self-Study Area has rooms equipped with listening and viewing facilities for individual work and computer based learning resources. New users should aim to arrive shortly before 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. to register and attend an orientation session.

The Language Centre is open 9.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m., Monday–Friday, during Noughth Week, and 9.30 a.m.--8 p.m. (6.30 p.m. on Friday) in full term; also open 10 a.m.--1 p.m. on Saturday in full term.

Further details of all courses and activities may be obtained from the Information Officer, Angela Pinkney, at the Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT (telephone: Oxford (2)83360, e-mail: admin@lang.ox.ac.uk, Web pages: www.lang.ox.ac.uk).

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`Max at Oxford': Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Residency

The following events will be held as part of the Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Residency, 22–4 November. For further information see http://www.music.ox.ac.uk, or contact Tamsin Paling (telephone: Oxford (2)76141, e-mail: events@music.ox.ac.uk).

Monday, 22 November

Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, 10.15 a.m.: Ensemble Isis Composers' Workshop. Convener: Dr Jonathan Cross; Musical Director: Sam Hogarth.

Same venue, 1.30 p.m.: Sir Peter Maxwell lectures in the series `The Composer Speaks'. Tickets £8, concessions £4, at the door only (places limited).

Holywell Music Room, 3 p.m.: Open Rehearsals, with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. Tickets £5, concessions £3, at the door only (places limited).

Same venue, 7.30 p.m.: Gala concert for the Seventieth Birthday of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, with the Oxford University Sinfonietta and the Oxford Pro Musica Singers. Haydn, Symphony no. 42 in D, and the following works by Maxwell Davies: Welcome to Orkney; Strathclyde Concerto, no. 7 for double bass; The Kestral Road; and Sinfonietta Academica. Tickets £8, concessions £4, at the door or in advance from the Oxford Playhouse (tel.: Oxford 305305).

Tuesday, 23 November

Christ Church Cathedral, 6.05 p.m.: Evensong. Music by Maxwell Davies, including Jesus autem hodie, Hymn to the Word of God, and organ music. Free of charge and open to the public.

Wednesday, 24 November

Holywell Music Room, 10.30 a.m.: `Max in the theatre'—Sir Peter Maxwell Dvies in conversation. Tickets £8, concessions £4, at the door only (places limited). Same venue, 12 noon: performance of Maxwell Davies, The Medium, with Lindsay Bramley (mezzo-soprano), conducted by Michael Burden. Tickets £7, concessions £4, at the door or in advance from the Oxford Playhouse (tel: Oxford 305305).

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