University Gazette, 29 January 2009: Notices
Notice From Council
Audit and Scrutiny Committee:
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 www.ox.ac.uk/gazette/2007-8/supps/1_4839.pdf).
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 www.ox.ac.uk/governance. 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.
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 http://users.ox.ac.uk/~kch/musicsoc.
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
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 www.st-hildas.ox.ac.uk.
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
Sun., 1 Mar., 4–5 p.m., Church of St John the Evangelist, Iffley Road: the choir and orchestra of St Hilda's 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).
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.
COMPOSITION OF ELECTORAL BOARDThe 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  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 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).