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Oxford University Gazette, 29 January 2009: Notices


Notice From Council

Audit and Scrutiny Committee:
Governance Report

The Audit and Scrutiny Committee, chaired for this purpose by Mr Nigel Turnbull, communicated in the Gazette on 19 March 2008 on the subject of its review of the University's governance arrangements, in response to HEFCE (Supplement (1) to No. 4839, reprinted as Supplement (3) to No. 4840, 16 April 2008; also available at

That review has now been completed and the Committee's Governance Report was received by Council at its meeting on 19 January. The review was not unanimous in all of its recommendations. In view of this, it was evident to Council that the Report would require careful consideration by Council itself and by Congregation. Council members considered that discussion of some of the recommendations may be relatively straightforward, for example the recommendations that Council should have a quorum requirement for its meetings and that the University's Annual Review should contain a Statement of Primary Responsibilities; discussion of others may be less so, for example the recommendations relating to the procedures of Congregation or those relating to the composition of Council and of its committees.

Council wishes to take time itself to reflect on the report. It will return to these matters at its next meeting (16 February), when Mr Turnbull will be present, and will report further thereafter. In the interim, Council recognises that the Report should be made more widely available at this point, and it has therefore been posted on the Web at Any legislation ultimately resulting from this process would of course require the approval of Congregation.

A copy of the Report, together with this notice, is also being sent to HEFCE.

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Musical Events

Balliol College

The Balliol Concerts

The following concerts will be held at 9 p.m.m on Sundays in Balliol College. Admission is free and all are welcome. Further programme information can be found at

8 Feb.: SOOJIN HAN, violin, and IRINA BOTAN, piano. Music by Schubert, Schnittke, Fauré and Saint-Saëns

22 Feb.: CHISATO KUSUNOKI, piano. Music by Bach, Balakirev, Schubert, Chopin and Moszkovsky

8 Mar.: ROBERT WEATHERBURN and OLIVIER MARECHAL, piano duo. Music by Brahms, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schubert and Rachmaninov

St Hilda's College

Lunchtime recitals

The following thirty-minute recitals will be given at 1.15 p.m. in the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College. Admission is free. Further information may be found on the Jacqueline du Pré Web site more details please see the JdP Web site, at

Thur. 29 Jan.: ALEXANDRA KNIGHT and MIRIAM FIGUEIREDO (St Hilda's): music for violin and recorder

Wed. 4 Feb.: ELENA KISELEVA (Outstanding Participant in the Oxford Philomusica Piano Festival): Liszt, Mephisto Waltz

Thur. 12 Feb.: STEPHANIE WALE and BENJAMIN LINDLEY (St Hilda's): Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto, and Schumann, lieder

Wed. 18 Feb.: Schumann's Legacy: CATHY BELL, mezzo-soprano, and JON STAINSBY, baritone

Thur. 26 Feb.: MARK VINER (Outstanding Participant in the Oxford Philomusica Piano Festival): Schumann, Etudes Symphoniques

Thur. 5 Mar: ANYSSA NEUMANN (St Hilda's): Schubert, Piano Sonata in C minor

Thur. 12 Mar.: End of term all-comers musical medley

Other events

Sun., 1 Mar., 4–5 p.m., Church of St John the Evangelist, Iffley Road: the choir and orchestra of St Hilda's College

Wolfson College

JULIA HSU will perform Beethoven's Sonata, op. 26, the Eroica Variations, op. 35, and the 'Hammerklavier' Sonata, at 5 p.m. on Sunday, 1 February, in Wolfson College. Admission is £5 (proceeds in aid of the African Medical and Research Foundation).

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Conferment of the Title of Visiting Professor (corrigendum)

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Space Medicine on S. PARAZYNSKI, MD, currently Senior EVA Instructor Astronaut at NASA, for three years from 1 December 2008.

Note: this replaces the notice under the heading of 'Conferment of the Title of Visiting Professor' in the Gazette of 15 January, p. 510, in which Professor Parazynski's name was misspelt.

Recognition of Distinction (corrigendum)

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

N.P. SMITH, BA PH.D Auckland, University Lecturer and Fellow of St John's College: Professor of Computational Physiology, with effect from 1 December 2008.

Note: this replaces the notice concerning Professor Smith published in the Gazette of 15 January, p. 510, in which his title was given incorrectly as 'Professor of Computational Biology'.

Institute of Archaeology

The Social Sciences Board has reappointed PROFESSOR R.N.E. BARTON, BA Birm, D.PHIL Oxf, DEA Bordeaux, as Director of the Institute of Archaeology from 1 January 2009 until 30 September 2009.

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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:

Professorship in the Study of Abrahamic Religions

                                      Appointed by

          The Provost of Worcester    Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
          The Principal of Lady 
            Margaret Hall             ex officio
          Professor H. Goddard        Council
          Professor M. Siddiqui       Council
          Dr A. Silverstein           Humanities Board
          Professor M. Goodman        Theology Board
          Dr P. Joyce                 Theology Board
          Professor D.F. Ford         Theology Board
          Professor J. Day            Lady Margaret Hall
[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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