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Oxford University Gazette, 18 January 2007: Notices


Review of the Language Centre

As part of the University's programme of regular departmental reviews, the Language Centre will be reviewed during Hilary Term by a panel chaired by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research, Academic Services and University Collections).

The panel's terms of reference are:

To review and report on:

(a) the development of the Language Centre since the 2001 review;

(b) the quality and effectiveness of the centre's courses as benchmarked against best international standards;

(c) any significant changes in context or demand since the 2001 review, including under the former the implications for the centre of the University's Corporate Plan and Academic Strategy;

(d) the adequacy of the resources available to the centre; and, in the light of the above, on the role, priorities and future direction of the centre over the next six years.

Anyone wishing to make a submission to the review panel should send it by 9 February to Mr L.C.C. Reynolds, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (e-mail:

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Hebrew Conversation Classes

Hebrew Ulpan: modern Hebrew conversation classes will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oriental Institute. Further details may be obtained from Dr Tali Argov (e-mail:

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Musical Events

Balliol College

The Balliol Concerts

The following concerts will be held at 9 p.m. on Sundays in the Hall, Balliol College. Admission is free and open to all members of the University. Those who are not members of the University and are not accompanied by a member of the University should collect free tickets from Balliol Lodge by 9 p.m. on the previous day.

4 Feb.: HARRIET GOODWIN (mezzo-soprano)

18 Feb.: JULIAN STECKEL, cello: works by Bach, Britten, and Kodály (John Farmer Memorial Concert)

4 Mar.: THE LINDEN TRIO (Tommy Usborne Memorial Concert)

Queen's College

Organ recitals

The following organ recitals will be given at 1.10 p.m. on Wednesdays in the chapel, Queen's College. Admission is free, with a retiring collection.

24 Jan.: THOMAS WILKINSON, Queen's College

31 Jan.: MARK SWINTON, Bath Abbey

7 Feb.: GEORGE CASTLE, Trinity College

14 Feb.: NICHOLAS PROZILLO, Royal College of Music

21 Feb.: RUARAIDH SUTHERLAND, St Mary's, Warwick

28 Feb.: TIMOTHY BYRAM-WIGFIELD, St George's Chapel, Windsor

7 Mar.: ROBERT PATTERSON, Canterbury Cathedral (Buxtehude and Mendelssohn anniversary series)

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