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Oxford University Gazette, 14 May 2009: Notices


Committee on Statutes Before the Privy Council: Consent to amendment to the Statutes of Somerville College

The committee on Statutes before the Privy Council, acting under authority delegated to it by Council, is minded to give consent on behalf of the University to the amendment to Statute V of Somerville College as approved by the Governing Body on 11 March 2009, in so far as such consent is required by Section 7 (2) of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923. This consent will be effective unless written notice of a resolution, signed by at least twenty members of Congregation, calling upon Council to withhold that consent, has been given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 25 May.

The effect of the amendments is to revise the entitlement of certain college officers to election to an Official Fellowship.

Review of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

The Joint Committee for the Coordination of the Recognised Independent Centres has responsibility for overseeing the operation of agreements the University has with each Recognised Independent Centre. As part of an on-going process in which each Centre is to be reviewed in turn over a period of years, the committee is to conduct a review of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies during Trinity Term. The review will focus on issues covered by the agreement. The standard form of the agreement is available on request from the Secretary to the Joint Committee, Dr Michael Redley, Education Policy Support Section, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (e-mail:

The joint committee would welcome for its review written comments on any matters falling within the terms of the agreement. Written comments should be sent to the Secretary to the Joint Committee, Dr Michael Redley, by no later than Wednesday, 27 May.

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Language Centre: Intensive Weekend Language Courses

Saturday, 6 June, and Sunday, 7 June, German and Italian

Saturday, 13 June, and Sunday, 14 June, Spanish and French

The Language Centre will again be running weekend language courses in June.

German and Italian courses will run on the first weekend of June (end of week 6) and French and Spanish on the second weekend of June (end of week 7). Each course will consist of eight hours' tuition and last from 9 a.m. to 1.30 p.m., with a half-hour break on both Saturday and Sunday. The emphasis will be on speaking and listening.

Classes are offered at the following levels:

German: Beginners and Lower Intermediate

Italian: Beginners and Lower Intermediate

French: Beginners, Lower Intermediate. and Intermediate

Spanish: Beginners and Lower Intermediate

The fee will be £45 for students, £60 for visiting students, staff and spouses, and £80 for others.

Further details and registration forms may be obtained from the Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT (telephone: Oxford (2)83360, e-mail:, Web site:

Harris Manchester College: Concerts and recitals

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

14 May: KATHERINE COOPER, mezzo-soprano, and JOHN OXLADEY, piano, perform music for Farinelli and his contemporaries

21 May: MYLES HARTLEY performs organ works by the Swedish composer Oscar Lindberg (1887–1955) (Festival of Swedish Organ Music, Recital 2)

28 May: TATIANA SOLOVIOVA, soprano, and CHRISTIAN FELLNER, bass, perform a variety of vocal solos and duets from England, Germany and Russia

4 June: MYLES HARTLEY performs organ works by Fredrik Sixten (b. 1962) (Festival of Swedish Organ Music, Recital 3)

11 June: MARTIN PORTILLO performs music for the Paraguayan harp

18 June: MYLES HARTLEY (organ) performs the Second Symphony by Otto Olsson (1879–1964) (Festival of Swedish Organ Music, Recital 4)

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Recognition of Distinction

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

J.R. PANNELL, B.SC Sydney, MA D.PHIL Oxf, University Lecturer in Plant Sciences and Fellow of Queen's College: Professor of Plant Evolutionary Biology, with immediate effect.

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