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Oxford University Gazette, 12 January 2006: Notices


Recognition of Distinction Committee 2005–6

The membership of the Recognition of Distinction Committee is as follows:

Mr Vice-Chancellor (Chairman)

Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Personnel and Equal Opportunities (ex officio)

The President of Magdalen

Professor Paul Craig

Professor Peter Donnelly

Professor Rodney Eatock Taylor

Professor Dorothy Edgington

Professor Keith Gull

Professor Jose Harris

Professor Louise Johnson

Professor Desmond King

Professor Hermione Lee

Professor Linda McDowell

Professor Rodney Phillips

Oxford Learning Institute

At the start of 2006 the Institute for the Advancement of University Learning changed its name to the Oxford Learning Institute, to be known within Oxford simply as the Learning Institute. All addresses and telephone numbers are unchanged, and the Web address remains

Balliol College: the Balliol Concerts

The Balliol Concerts will be held at 9 p.m. on Sundays in the Hall, Balliol College.

Non-members of the University who wish to attend, and those who will not be accompanied by a member of the University, should obtain free tickets from the Lodge, Balliol College, by 9 p.m. on the previous day.

22 Jan.: Iain Farrington

5 Feb.: The London Conchord (Tommy Usborne Memorial Concert)

19 Feb.: The Eminca Duo

5 Mar.: The Balliol Choir performs Bach's St John Passion (Members' Concert)

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Oxford University Computing Services

13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN
Telephone: Oxford (2)73200
OUCS opening hours: Monday–Friday, 8.30 a.m.–8.30 p.m.

Academic Computing Development Team

The Academic Computing Development Team (ACDT) works collaboratively with individuals or groups of academics to develop technology-based teaching and/or research resources. The ACDT holds a twice yearly proposal process to choose the projects it will take on for development, the next call is in November 2006. See the Web site for information on previous projects, and how to apply once the call is announced:


OUCS offers an extensive programme of practical IT courses, covering introductory and specialised uses of computers, common operating systems, and popular application software. Full details of the OUCS IT Learning and Training programme can be found at where it is also possible to book online. Much course documentation can be found at For those who were unable to complete a relevant course, or need help in applying skills, Computer8 revision sessions are held on Wednesdays between 18 January and 15 March from 9.15 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Prior notification is advisable.


European Computer Driving Licence

The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) establishes standards for everyone who uses a computer in either a professional or personal capacity. It is a qualification that verifies a person's competence, declares their computer skills and makes them readily mobile within business and internationally. OUCS courses reflect the ECDL syllabus providing traditional training opportunities which require individual booking. Drop-in training sessions run during Hilary Term on Wednesdays from 18 January to 15 March between 9.15 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. Personal assistance is available during this time for any queries with the ECDL. No booking is required. For further information about the ECDL at OUCS contact Ian Miller at OUCS on (2)83435, or e-mail

ECDL Advanced

Four individual modules are now available covering Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Databases and presentations. These modules explore the richness and complexities of the various packages and examines their use within complex documents. OUCS runs regular training days or candidates can attend the relevant OUCS courses prior to taking the tests. Specific training days are taking place during Hilary on 22 February for Word Processing, 8 March for Spreadsheets, 22 March for Presentations; and on 29 March for Databases. Contact Ian Miller at OUCS on (2)83435, or e-mail for more details.

Help Centre

The Computing Services Help Centre is open between 8.30 a.m. and 8.30 p.m. It provides a variety of specialist equipment (scanners, zip drives) as well as access to terminals for e- mails, web browsing and use of specialist or standard software. Advisers are on hand between 8.30 a.m. and 8.30 p.m., Monday–Friday, to answer queries, and hardware support can be sought through a booking system. See (E-mail:, telephone: (2)73200).

HFS: Hierarchical File Server

The HFS is a centrally funded service providing backup and archive services to senior members, postgraduates and staff. To protect your data on the HFS, you can register on-line, then install and configure the software on your computer.

NSMS: The Network Systems Management Services

NSMS provides a variety of chargeable IT support services to the University and its associated institutions. It can manage file servers, workstations, anti-virus software installations, holiday cover for support staff, web services, and Web-based conference registration.

Personal Computer Maintenance Service

OUCS offers a very competitively priced maintenance service for PC and Macintosh personal computers, as well as their printers and other peripherals. It is available to University Institutions, Colleges and to University members on a personal basis for their privately owned equipment, including a discount for students. Full details can be found at

Printing facilities

OUCS operates a colour printing service from a wide range of PC and MAC applications onto laserprinters or a large format inkjet printer, from A4 to A0 paper sizes. The poster printing service is the most popular, with choices of heavy-coated or glossy paper for the largest print. Prices start at only £21 pounds for an A0 poster. To find out more


Oxford University Computer Emergency Response Team (OxCERT) responds to break-ins, system compromises and network abuse 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday (other times on a 'best efforts' basis). E-mail:, voicemail: Oxford (2)82222, Web:

Note: OxCERT does not handle virus-related problems unless they have a major impact on e-mail servers or the network infrastructure. For virus incidents and assistance, see


The Computing Services Shop provides a counter service for the sale and distribution of computer hardware, software, consumables and stationery. All current members of the University are entitled to use the Shop; however, sales of software are restricted to full members. The Shop is just inside the main entrance to OUCS. Opening hours are from 9 a.m. to 4.45 p.m., Monday–Friday (except Thursdays, 9.30 a.m.–4.45 p.m.). Telephone: Oxford (2)73200, fax: Oxford (2)83401, e-mail: See

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Barnett Professorship of Social Policy

PETER ANTHONY KEMP (B.SC. Southampton, M.PHIL. Glasgow, D.PHIL. Sussex), Professor of Social Policy, and Director, Social Policy Research Unit, University of York, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 April 2006.

Professor Kemp will be a fellow of St Cross College.

Professorship of Social Policy

ROBERT LLOYD WALKER (B.SOC.SCI. Bristol, M.SC., PH.D. London), Professor of Social Policy, University of Nottingham, and Research Fellow, Institute for Fiscal Studies, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 April 2006.

Professor Walker will be a fellow of Green College.

Recognition of Distinction

The following titles have been conferred by the Vice-Chancellor on behalf of the Recognition of Distinction Committee:

S.M. SMITH, D.PHIL., Research Fellow of Green and Reader in Biomedical Image analysis: Professor of Biomedical Engineeering, with effect from 1 December 2005.

J. MARCH-RUSSELL, MA, Fellow of New College and University Lecturer in Physics: Professor of Physics, with effect from 1 December 2005.


The following title has been conferred by the Vice-Chancellor on behalf of the Recognition of Distinction Committee:

R.G. KELLER, BA, M.SC., D.PHIL., Fellow of Hertford College and University Lecturer in Economics: Professor of Microeconomic Theory, with effect from 1 January 2006.

Note: this replaces the corresponding announcement in the Gazette of 1 December (p. 400), in which Professor Keller's degrees were given incorrectly.

Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics

On the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, Council has assigned the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Physiology to PROFESSOR SIR GEORGE RADDA, MA, D.PHIL., Emeritus Fellow of Merton College, from 7 January 2006 until 31 October 2008.

Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology

The Medical Sciences Board has assigned the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology to J.M. TIFFANY, MA (MA, PH.D. Cambridge) , Fellow of St Cross College and University Lecturer in Ophthalmological Biochemistry, from 1 January 2006 until 31 March 2006.

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The revised composition of the electoral boards to the posts below, proceedings to fill which are in progress, is as follows.

Nuffield Professorship of Anaesthetics

                                        Appointed by 

Professor N. Thrift                     Mr Vice-Chancellor [1] 
The Master of Pembroke                  ex officio
Professor D.K. Menon                    Council 
Professor J.I. Bell                     Council 
Professor E. Sim                        Medical Sciences Board 
Professor J.N.P. Rawlins                Medical Sciences Board 
Professor H. McQuay                     Medical Sciences Board 
Dr P. Simpson                           Medical Sciences Board 
Dr J. Morris                            Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Trust 
Professor D. Mason                      Pembroke College 

David Phillips Professorship of Molecular Biophysics


                                        Appointed by 

Professor E.A. Fallaize                 Mr Vice-Chancellor 
Professor J.I. Bell                     Council 
Professor Sir John Walker               Council 
Professor K. Nasmyth                    Life and Environmental Sciences
Sir Tom Blundell                        Life and Environmental Sciences
Professor K. Burnett                    Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Professor I. Campbell                   Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Professor C. Ellory                     Corpus Christi College 
Professor P.J. Hore                     Corpus Christi College 

Margaret Ogilvie's Professorship of Ophthalmology

                                        Appointed by 

Sir Peter North (Chairman)              Mr Vice-Chancellor [1] 
The Principal of Linacre                ex officio
Dr K.R.G. Martin                        Council 
Dr P. Firth                             Council 
Professor J.I. Bell                     Medical Sciences Board 
Professor A. Monaco                     Medical Sciences Board 
Dr J.S.H. Taylor                        Medical Sciences Board 
Professor G. Black                      Medical Sciences Board 
Mr P. Rosen                             ORHT 
Professor A. Stein                      Linacre 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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