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Oxford University Gazette, 16 July 2009: Notices

CONSULTATIVE NOTICE

Joint Social Sciences Board/education Committee Review of the Department of Social Policy and Social Work

The Social Sciences Board is undertaking a review of the Department of Social Policy and Social Work (SPSW) jointly with Education Committee (EdC), as part of the programme of regular rolling reviews of units under its aegis. The review is to take place on 4–5 November 2009. The Head of Division, Professor Goodman, will chair the review committee. The terms of reference for this joint EdC/divisional review are:

1. To review the quality of academic activities in the department, by reference to:

  • international standards of excellence;
  • action taken since the last review of the department;
  • planning statements at department and divisional level, and in the context of the University's mission statement and corporate plan.

In particular:

(a) the quality of the research of the department, including its participation in interdepartmental, interdivisional, and interdisciplinary activities, its research profile and strategy, and future challenges and opportunities;

(b) the quality of undergraduate and graduate programmes and their delivery and related issues, including:

  • access and admissions;
  • curriculum design and programme structure;
  • teaching, learning and assessment;
  • the relationship between teaching and research;
  • academic and pastoral support and guidance;
  • the provision and use of learning resources (including staff resources);
  • specific arrangements for the pursuit of graduate studies (including research degrees and research training and provision for part-time study);
  • relationships with colleges;
  • quality assurance mechanisms;

(c) the organisation of the department, its management structures and the relationship between the department and the division, including such matters as:

  • strategic planning (including relationship to the divisional five-year plans and the University's Corporate Plan);
  • academic and non-academic staff planning and recruitment;
  • student number planning;
  • terms of appointment for academic staff, including career development and equal opportunities issues;
  • administrative and support staff structure, to ensure that it is fit for purpose and adequately supports the department's priorities;
  • accommodation and future space needs;
  • fundraising;

(d) the relationship (structural and operational) between units within the department, and between the department and cognate subject areas and colleges to which it is linked in teaching and research, and between the department and relevant external bodies.

2. To consider the current and long-term financial position of, and funding arrangements for, the department, and its financial strategy. The review committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference. These should be sent to the secretary of the review committee, Ms Bhee Bellew (e-mail: bhee.bellew@socsci.ox.ac.uk ), Social Sciences Division, Hayes House, 75 George Street, Oxford OX1 2BQ, by Friday, 2 October.

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GENERAL NOTICES

Changes to Lecture List Arrangements From Michaelmas Term 2009

Early in Trinity Term, faculties and departments were consulted concerning arrangements for the termly Lecture Lists. As a result of this consultation, a number of the Lecture Lists will no longer be printed, but will be made available online. Full details may be found at www.admin.ox.ac.uk/pubs/lectures/changes.pdf.

Web addresses of all of the Lecture Lists—those available in print and online, and online only—may be found at www.admin.ox.ac.uk/pubs/lectures/.

The following Lecture Lists will be printed and distributed in Michaelmas Term:

  • Chemistry
  • Engineering Science
  • English Language and Literature
  • History
  • Law
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Oriental Studies
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Ruskin School
  • Sociology, International Development, and Interdisciplinary Area Studies

Distribution of these lists will take place, as usual, in week −1 (week beginning 28 September).

Enquiries concerning the Lecture Lists can be addressed to the Gazette, at the University Offices, Wellington Square (e-mail for this purpose: lecture.lists@admin.ox.ac.uk ).


Special Lecture List

The Special Lecture List for Michaelmas Term will not be printed and distributed with the Lecture Lists listed above, but will be made available online ( www.admin.ox.ac.uk/pubs/lectures/sll.pdf). It will, as usual, be printed and distributed as a supplement with the Gazette of noughth week (8 October).

Contributions to the Special Lecture List are invited from all faculties and departments, including those which have decided to discontinue their own printed list. Contributions to the Special Lecture List should be sent to lecture.lists@admin.ox.ac.uk by Friday, 31 July.

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Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

Classes in Spoken and Written Urdu

The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies is launching a new programme for the study of Urdu, providing a structured introduction to the spoken and written language. The course will provide an opportunity to develop competence in speaking everyday Urdu as well as an introduction to the Urdu script and to aspects of Urdu literature and related culture.

The classes will be of particular interest to those studying South Asia and the South Asian diaspora, but are open to everybody. No previous knowledge of Urdu is necessary, but there will also be provision for students who already have some familiarity with the language.

Venue: Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AR.

Days and times: Thursdays and provisionally Mondays, 5.30–7.30 p.m., during Full Term.

Tutor: Dr Alison Shaw, Senior Associate Member, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

A fee will be charged for this course.

All enquires should be addressed to the Academic Assistant, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (telephone: Oxford (2)78730, e-mail: academic.assistant@oxcis.ac.uk).

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Green Templeton College

Radcliffe Observatory—Heritage Open Day

On Sunday, 13 September, 2–5 p.m., Green Templeton College will celebrate Heritage Open Days and Oxford Open Doors 2009.

There will be opportunities to discover more about the historic Radcliffe Observatory, and to climb the tower to the observing room, which has changed very little since the seventeenth century when it was a working astronomical observatory. There are also magnificent views across the city to enjoy.

In addition there will be talks about the history of the Observatory and the role it played in the development of the science of astronomy. Guided tours of the college gardens will be led by head gardener, Michael Pirie.

Enquiries may be directed to Hilary Binks (e-mail: hilary.binks@gtc.ox.ac.uk).


Programme

Visits to the Observatory will be available throughout the afternoon (maximum of twenty people at a time).

PROFESSOR JEFF BURLEY will talk on 'The history of the Radcliffe Observatory' at 2.15 p.m., 3.15 p.m., and 4.15 p.m. The talks will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Admission is on a first-come-first-served basis.

CHARLIE BARCLAY will talk on 'Astronomy and the Radcliffe Observatory' at 2.45 p.m., 3.45 p.m., and 4.45 p.m. The talks will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Admission is on a first-come-first-served basis.

MICHAEL PIRIE, Head Gardener, will lead garden tours at 2.15 p.m. and 3.30 p.m.

Refreshments and souvenirs will be available for sale, with all proceeds going to the Observatory Fund.

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APPOINTMENTS

Professorship of Mathematical Modelling

ALAIN GORIELY, LIC EN SCI PHYS PH.D Brussels, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA, has been appointed to the Professorship of Mathematical Modelling in the Mathematical Institute with effect from 4 January 2010. Professor Goriely will be a fellow of St Catherine's College.


Professorship of Musculoskeletal Sciences

UDO CHRISTIAN THOMAS OPPERMANN, B.SC M.SC PH.D Philipps University, Marburg, Professor in Molecular Biology, Principal Investigator: Dehydrogenases and Metabolism, Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC), Botnar Research Centre and University Research Lecturer, University of Oxford, has been appointed to the Professorship of Musculoskeletal Sciences in the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery with effect from 1 July 2009.

Professor Oppermann will be a fellow of St Catherine's College.


Ashmolean Museum: Keepership of Eastern Art

A.S. TOPSFIELD, MA D.PHIL Oxf, St Cross College, formerly Senior Assistant Keeper, Department of Eastern Art, has been appointed to the Keepership of Eastern Art within the Ashmolean Museum, with effect from 1 May 2009.


Conferments and Reconferments of the Title of Visiting Professor

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Zoology on JONATHAN BAILLIE, BA Queen's, Canada, MES Yale, PH.D Imp Lond, currently Conservation Programmes Director, Zoological Society of London, for three years from 1 July 2009.

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Computer Science on DUSKO PAVLOVIC, M.SC PH.D Utrecht, Senior Computer Scientist, the Kestrel Institute, for three years from 1 July 2009.

The Social Sciences Board has conferred the following titles of Visiting Professor, with effect from 1 October 2009 to 30 September 2012 unless otherwise stated:

HORST EIDENMÜLLER, LL.M Camb: in Law (on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law).

DAVID GREY, B.SC, Manc, M.SC Lond: in Water Policy (on the recommendation of the School of Geography and the Environment). From 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2012.

A.R. NORTON, BS MA Miami, PH.D Chicago: in the Politics of the Middle East (on the recommendation of the Department of Politics and International Relations), from 1 June 2009 to 31 May 2013.

ANSGAR OHLY, LL.M Camb: in Law (on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law).


Reconferment of the Title of Visiting Lecturer

The Social Sciences Board, on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law, has reconferred the title of Visiting Lecturer in Law on AIDAN ROBERTSON, QC, LL.M Camb, from 1 October 2009 to 30 September 2012.


Recognition of Distinction

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

M. SEELEIB-KAISER, MD DR.PHIL Munich, University Lecturer and Fellow of Green Templeton College: Professor of Comparative Social Policy and Politics, with effect from 1 July 2009.

L. ZHANG, BS Beijing, MA PH.D Chicago, Senior Research Fellow in the Oxford–Man Institute of Quantitative Finance: Reader in Finance and Econometrics, with effect from 16 August 2009

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