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Oxford University Gazette, 23 April 2009: Notices


Review of the Finance Division of the University Administration and Services

As part of the programme of regular reviews of administration, the Finance Division will be reviewed under the auspices of PRAC Budget Subcommittee. The review panel will be chaired by Mr Andrew Dilnot, Principal of St Hugh's College, and the work will be undertaken during Trinity and Michaelmas Terms. It is intended that a report will go to the Budget Subcommittee and to PRAC by the end of Michaelmas Term 2009.

The Finance Division is headed by Mr Giles Kerr. It comprises six main areas of activity:

  • transaction processing;
  • financial reporting and planning;
  • departmental support;
  • specialist advisory services;
  • audit and assurance;
  • commercial activities.

Information on the work of the various sections which make up the Finance Division may be found at .

The members of the Review Panel are:

Andrew Dilnot, Principal of St Hugh's (Chairman)

Mrs Gill Ball, Director of Finance, University of Birmingham

Mrs Alana Davies, Departmental Administrator, MPLS Division

Sir Crispin Davis, Member of Council

Dr Felicity Heal, Budget Subcommittee, Humanities Division

Professor William James, Associate Head of Finance, Medical Sciences Division

Tim Knowles, Secretary EBC and Bursar, Lincoln College

Mrs Eve Rogers, Departmental Administrator, Social Sciences Division

Professor Nick Woodhouse, Budget Subcommittee, Associate Head of Division, MPLS

The Review Panel's terms of reference are:

To review and report, through the Budget Subcommittee, to PRAC on:

(a) the remit, priorities and direction of the Finance Division of the University Administration and Services, within the context of the University Strategic Plan, with reference to the effectiveness and efficiency of its role in relation to the Collegiate University;

(b) the costs of the activities undertaken and the resources required by the Finance Division.

The Review Panel would particularly welcome views on the first of its terms of reference, namely interaction with divisions, departments, faculties and, as appropriate, with colleges.

Anyone wishing to make a submission to the Review Panel should send it by 31 May to the panel secretary, Mrs Lesley Sims, PRAS, University Offices, Wellington Square (e-mail:

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Statutes Approved By Her Majesty in Council

Mr Vice-Chancellor has received a communication from the Clerk of Her Majesty's Privy Council, stating that on 8 April 2009 Her Majesty was pleased to approve the Statutes amending (i) Statute VI; (ii) Statutes XV and IV; and (iii) Part D of Statute XVI (printed in Gazette, pp. 4–5 and 8–11, 25 September 2008, and approved by Congregation on 14 October 2008, p. 193).

Appointment of Pro-Proctor

The Junior Proctor has nominated C.S. LEONARD, BA Minnesota, MA PH.D Indiana, MA Oxf as the second of his deputies for the current Proctorial Year. Dr Leonard was admitted to office by the Vice-Chancellor on 14 April.

Oxford May Music

Science, music and the arts meet in creative harmony

Now in its second year, the Oxford May Music festival will be held from Wednesday, 29 April, to Monday, 4 May inclusive. The festival will include concerts from some of the leading musicians performing in the UK today, and expert lectures.

Musicians taking part in the concerts include Katya Apekisheva, Julius Drake, the Fibonacci Sequence, Jack Liebeck, the Leopold String Trio, Gemma Rosefield, Yevgeny Sudbin, Ashley Wass, and Elizabeth Watts.

Lectures will be given by Professor Peter Barham, Adrian Bradbury, Professor Peter Braude, Sir Jeremy Isaacs, Professor Denis Noble, and Professor Alan Wing.

Further information may be found at Tickets may be obtained by telephoning Oxford 305305, and from Entry is free for schoolchildren and students aged 8–22.

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Conferments and Reconferment of the Title of Visiting Professor

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Neuroradiology on D. PELZ, MD Ontario, LMCC, FRCPS, currently Professor in Diagnostic Radiology and Clinical Neurological Sciences, University of Western Ontario Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, for three years from 1 April 2009.

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Mammalian Genetics on J. PETERS, B.SC. Leeds, PH.D Lond, Programme Leader in the Mammalian Genetics Unit, Harwell, for two years from 1 July 2009.

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology on K. SPITZER, BA Colorado, MD Case Western Reserve, currently Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, for three years from 1 July 2009.

The Humanities Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor of Music on PROFESSOR JEREMY YUDKIN, MA Camb, PH.D Stanford, Associate Professor, School of Music, College of Fine Arts, Boston University and Artistic Director, the Lenox Athenaeum, for Trinity Term 2009 and Trinity Term 2010.'

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The composition of the electoral board to the post below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is as follows:

Nuffield Professorship of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

        Professor I.A. Walmsley        Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
        Professor J. Roberts           Council
        Professor Sir John Bell        Council
        Dr C.A.R. Boyd                 Medical Sciences Board
        Mr S.H. Kennedy                Medical Sciences Board
        Professor E. Robertson         Medical Sciences Board
        Professor C. Rodeck            Medical Sciences Board
        Dr J. Morris                    Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS
        Dr G. MacPherson               Oriel College
        Dr C. Conlon                   Oriel College

[1] Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Sects. 10 and 11 of Statute IX (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, Vol. 133, p. 108).

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