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Oxford University Gazette, 2 February 2006: Notices


Vice-Chancellor's Question Time

The Vice-Chancellor, Dr John Hood, will be holding two events this month at which he will take questions about the University submitted by members of Congregation, staff of the University and the colleges, and students. The events will be held on the following days:

Wednesday, 22 February, 4–5 p.m., Lecture Theatre, Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square.

Thursday, 23 February, 4–5 pm, Edmond Safra Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School, Park End Street.

The first session will be moderated by the President of St John's College, Sir Michael Scholar; the second by the Provost of Oriel, Sir Derek Morris.

As space is limited, those wishing to attend are asked to register their interest by e-mail to, stating name, college/department affiliation, University card number, the date of the session they wish to attend and, if relevant, a question to be put to the Vice-Chancellor.

For the benefit of those unable to attend, the sessions will be webcast and archived at

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Language Centre

Language Courses

The Language Centre offers classes in nine popular languages at most levels, in its Languages for Study and Research Programme, as well as a wide range of courses in English for Academic Studies. Most courses continue from Michaelmas Term but there are still a number of places, normally at higher levels. If you have a particular requirement or interest, please check the Web site for the courses on offer, then call in to find out availability and put your name on the waiting list.

The Language Centre Library and Independent Study Area (including Revision Materials for Modern Languages Finalists)

The Library's collection of audio/video cassettes, books and computer programs covers over 130 languages and live TV is available in thirteen languages. The Library also maintains a collection of Oxford University Faculty of Modern Languages Final Listening Comprehension Examination passages/questions from previous years. The Independent 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 (not available on Saturdays).

The Language Centre is open from 9.30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (6.30 p.m. on Friday) in full term, as well as from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday in full term. Further details of all courses and activities may be obtained from the Information Officer, Rebecca Landless, at the Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT (telephone: (2)83360, e-mail:, Web pages at

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Musical Events

Harris Manchester College


The following recitals will be given at 1.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Harris Manchester College. The recitals will be given in the college chapel, except for week 8, when the recital will be given in Arlosh Hall. Admission is free, with a retiring collection.

Enquiries should be directed to Myles Hartley (e-mail:

2 Feb.: 'Baroque explorations'. A recital of seventeenth-century music, including pieces by Buxtehude, Locke and Purcell (Myles Hartley, organ).

9 Feb.: 'Scottish sounds'—works by Major, MacMillan, and Maxwell Davies (Myles Hartley, organ).

16 Feb.: A Young Man's Exhortation. Gerald Finzi's 1933 setting of poetry by Thomas Hardy (Robin Whitehouse, tenor; Peter McMullin, piano).

23 Feb.: 'Pomp and Circumstance!' Music by Elgar, Walton, and Whitlock (Myles Hartley, organ).

2 Mar.: Oliver Coates, cello, performs a recital featuring Preludes by Bach.

9 Mar., Arlosh Hall: 'Sound the Trumpet!', with Martin Cox, trumpet.

Queen's College

Queen's College and the Eglesfield Musical Society

The following recitals will be held at 1.15 p.m. on Saturdays in the chapel, Queens' College. Admission is free, with a retiring collection.

11 Feb.: Bjorn Kleiman (violin)

18 Feb.: Queens' Close Harmony

25 Feb.: Alexander Campkin

4 Mar.: Tom Wilkinson and Becky Lea (piano duet)

Concert by A Capella Portuguesa

A Capella Portuguesa (dir. Owen Rees) will perform 'My beloved is mine and I am his': The Song of Songs in polyphonic masterpieces from Golden Age Spain and Portugal, at 8.15 p.m. on Saturday, 4 February, in the chapel, Queen's College. Tickets cost £12 (students £5). For enquiries and ticket reservations, telephone 01749 343568, or e-mail: Tickets will also be available at the door.

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Professorship of Pharmacology

ANTONY GALIONE, MA (MA, PH.D. Cambridge), Fellow of New College and Professor of Pharmacology, has been appointed to the statutory Professorship of Pharmacology. He took up his duties on 1 January 2006.

Professor Galione will be a fellow of Lady Margaret Hall.

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

Professorship of Ancient Philosophy

                                 Appointed by 

The Provost of Worcester         Mr Vice-Chancellor [1] 
The Warden of Keble              Keble College 
Professor D. Sedley              Council 
Professor M. Burnyeat            Council 
Dr R.C.S. Walker                 Humanities Board 
Professor S. Broadie             Philosophy Board 
Mrs L. Brown                     Philosophy Board 
Dr B. Morrison                   Philosophy Board 
A. Hollis                        Keble 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, Vol. 133, p. 108).

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