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Oxford University Gazette, 15 May 2008: Notices



Sheldonian Theatre

At the Encaenia to be held in the Sheldonian Theatre on Wednesday, 18 June, the Curators of the Theatre propose to allot seats as follows, and subject to availability, to those who apply for tickets:

(a) One visitor's ticket each to Heads of Houses, Canons of Christ Church, members of Council, and certain other persons holding official positions in the University;

(b) One visitor's ticket to each Professor;

(c) One ticket to each member of Convocation (i.e. any matriculated member of the University on whom any degree of the University has been conferred, or any member of Congregation who does not hold such a degree).

Applications for tickets in the above categories, stating the name and standing of each person for whom a ticket is requested, should be made not later than Wednesday, 4 June, to the University Card Office, Examination Schools (e-mail: For security reasons, all requests for tickets must state the names of the persons for whom the tickets are intended.

Tickets for all other members of the University (i.e. those who have not been admitted to any degree of the University) will be distributed through college authorities; all applications for tickets in this category should be made to the college authorities and not to the University Card Office.

The gates and entrances to the Theatre will be opened at 10.45 a.m. and the proceedings will begin at 11.30 a.m. Holders of tickets are requested to be in their places inside the Theatre by 11.15 a.m.

All current members of the University are required to wear sub-fusc and full academic dress. Doctors will wear their robes and other graduates their hoods.

Musical Events

Christ Church

Andrew Chamblin Memorial Concert

The second annual Andrew Chamblin Memorial Concert will be given by the internationally renowned organist SIMON PRESTON, OBE, HON. FRCO, at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday, 26 June, in Christ Church Cathedral. Mr Preston will play an hour-long programme of organ works by J.S. Bach, which will also feature in his Proms performance later in the year.

Admission is free and all members of the Universty are welcome. Tickets are not required, and there is no reserved seating. Enquiries may be addressed to

Harris Manchester College


The following concerts will be given at 1.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Harris Manchester College. Admission is free, with a retiring collection. Enquiries may be directed to Myles Hartley (e-mail:

15 May, chapel: MYLES HARTLEY performs music for organ by Grieg, Sibelius, and Lindberg.

22 May, Arlosh Hall: CATHY MARKALL plays works for virtuoso violin, from Mozart to the modern era.

29 May, Arlosh Hall: ANNI NAKAMURA (soprano): a programme of Danish songs, featuring works by Buxtehude, Heise, and Nielsen.

5 June, chapel: LAURELLE ROND (voice and clarsach): a programme of Celtic music.

12 June, chapel: HARRIS MANCHESTER MUSICIANS: music by Gershwin and Oscar Peterson.

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Dr Lee's Professorship of Experimental Philosophy

PAOLO G. RADAELLI, Laurea Milan, PH.D Illinois Institute of Technology, STFC Fellow, Crystallography Group Leader, ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, Oxfordshire, and Visiting Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, has been appointed to the professorship in the Department of Physics, Sub-department of Condensed Matter Physics, with effect from 1 September 2008.

Professor Radaelli will be a fellow of Wadham College.

Recognition of Distinction

The Vice-Chancellor has conferred the following titles on behalf of the Recognition of Distinction Committee:

N.T. WOODS, BA LL.B Auckland, M.PHIL D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of University College, University Lecturer in International Relations and Director of the Global Economic Governance Programme: Professor of International Political Economy, with effect from 1 April 2008

G.V. STANLEY, BA PH.D Western Australia, Fellow of St Anne's College, Director of the Oxford Centre for Educational Assessment: Pearson Professor of Educational Assessment, with effect from 1 April 2008

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