University Gazette, 9 October 2008: Notices
Launch of University's iTunes U Site
On 7 October the University launched a new iTunes U Web site featuring audio and video podcasts aimed at staff and students, as well as the general public—including potential applicants and those interested in the University's research.
All the podcasts are free, and available at http://itunes.ox.ac.uk. They can be listened to or viewed online, or downloaded to a mobile device including MP3 players, iPods and mobile phones.
Highlights include lectures by, and interviews with, senior academics; the Campaign film featuring Michael Palin; and podcasts about how to apply to the University, including choosing a college and a course and preparing for interviews.
The iTunes U initiative has been hugely successful in the United States, with more than 300 higher education institutions, including MIT, Yale, and Stanford, creating their own sites.
The University will be adding new podcasts to its iTunes U site regularly.
Further information may be obtained from Carolyne Culver, Head of External Communications (telephone: Oxford (2)80672, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Harris Manchester College
The following recitals will be given at 1.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the chapel, Harris Manchester College. Admission is free, with a retiring collection.
16 Oct.: ANNI NAKAMURA, soprano: a programme of Danish song, featuring music by Buxtehude, Heise, and Nielsen
23 Oct.: MYLES HARTLEY, organ: favourite pieces and musical themes, including works by Clarke, Gowers, Handel, and Grainger
Queen's College: Organ recitals
The following recitals will be given at 1.10 p.m. on Wednesdays in the chapel, Queen's College. Admission is free, with a retiring collection.
No recital will be given on 29 October, when Evensong will be broadcast live on the BBC.
15 Oct.: Marco Lo Muscio (Rome)
22 Oct.: Steven Grahl (New College) Complete Bach trio sonatas (I)
5 Nov.: Steven Grahl (New College) Complete Bach trio sonatas (II)
12 Nov.: Richard Brasier (Royal Academy of Music)
19 Nov.: David Ponsford (Cirencester)
26 Nov.: Gareth Price (Oxford)
3 Dec.: Benedict Lewis-Smith (Queen's)
Circulation of the Gazette to Retired Senior Members of the University
It has been decided that any former member of Congregation over the age of seventy-five who is resident in the United Kingdom may continue to receive the Gazette, if he or she so wishes, on application in writing to the Information Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. Such applications must be renewed at the beginning of each academic year.