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Oxford University Gazette, 7 December 2006: Notices


Curators of the University Libraries

OULS Health Care Libraries: closure of the Radcliffe Infirmary site library

As part of the closure of the Radcliffe Infirmary, the Cairns Library at the Radcliffe Infirmary will close permanently on 8 December 2006. All of the stock from the Cairns Library Radcliffe Infirmary and stock from the Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics and the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology will be transferred to the Cairns Library at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Work to accommodate this additional stock and to improve the layout of the Cairns Library John Radcliffe was undertaken over the summer vacation. This included the extension of the book collection room, the installation of additional shelving and the introduction a self issue system.

Work to reorganise the collection at the Cairns John Radcliffe to make space for books and journals from the Radcliffe Infirmary and to move the collections physically is being undertaken in the weeks beginning 4 and 11 December.


4, 5 and 6 December: JR stock reorganised to make space for RI stock.

8 December: RI Library closed. All items on loan from the Cairns RI can be returned to any other branch of Health Care Libraries.

Week of 11 December: RI stock moved to JR.

OULS Health Care Libraries wish to apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. Every effort will be made to minimise noise and disruption within the library at the John Radcliffe during these two weeks, and whenever possible additional quiet study spaces will be made available in the Beeson Training Room and in the Cairns JR book collection extension.

Regular updates of the progress of the work will be posted on notice boards within the Cairns Library at the John Radcliffe.

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University Counselling Service

The University Counselling Service will be closed from Tuesday, 19 December, to Wednesday, 3 January inclusive.

During the vacation the opening times are as follows:

Week 10: 9.30 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday–Thursday; 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m. on Friday

Week 11: 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m. on Monday only

Week -1: 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m., Thursday and Friday

From noughth week (Monday, 8 January) onwards the opening times will be the usual hours, 9.15 a.m.–5.15 p.m.

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BP Professorship of Economics and Directorship of the Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies (OxCarre)

ANTHONY JAMES VENABLES, B.PHIL., D.PHIL. (BA Cambridge), Chief Economist, Department for International Development, London, and Professor of International Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, has been appointed to the professorship and directorship with effect from 15 April 2007 on a part-time basis, and on a full-time basis from 1 September 2008. Professor Venables will be a fellow of New College.

Professorship of the Philosophy of Law

LESLIE GREEN, MA, M.PHIL, D.PHIL. (BA Queen's University, Kingston, Canada), Professor of Law and Philosophy, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Canada and a Regular Visiting Professor of Law, University of Texas at Austin, USA, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 July 2007.

Professor Green will be a fellow of Balliol College.

Conferments of the Title of Visiting Professor

The Humanities Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Early Modern British History on ALASTAIR BLAIR WORDEN, MA., D.PHIL. ( MA, PH.D. Cambridge), Research Professor in History, Royal Holloway, University of London, for a period of three years from 1 October 2006.

The Humanities Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Modern European History on NIALL FERGUSON, MA, D.PHIL., Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University, for a period of three years from 1 October 2006.

The Humanities Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Ancient Philosophy on GAIL FINE (MA, PH.D. Harvard), Professor of Ancient Philosophy, Cornell University, for a period of three years from 1 January 2007.

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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.

Heather Professorship of Music

                              Appointed by

The President of St John's    Mr Vice-Chancellor
The Warden of Wadham          ex officio
Professor P. Franklin         Council
Professor C. Price            Council
Professor S. Shuttleworth     Humanities Board
Professor Professor J. Samson Music Board
Professor S. Wollenberg       Music Board
Professor L. Dreyfus          Music Board
Mr J. Hackney                 Wadham 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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