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Oxford University Gazette, 30 April 2009: Notices


Medical Sciences Board/Education Committee Review of the Departments of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Clinical Pharmacology, and Medical Oncology

The Medical Sciences Board is undertaking a review of the departments of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Clinical Pharmacology, and Medical Oncology jointly with the Education Committee of Council, as part of a programme of rolling reviews under joint aegis. The review will be chaired by the Head of Division, Professor Alastair Buchan, and will take place on 7 and 8 July. The review committee's terms of reference are:

1. To review the quality of academic activities in the departments, by reference to international standards of excellence; action taken since the last review of the department (where appropriate); 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 departments, including their participation in inter-departmental, inter-divisional and inter-disciplinary activities, their research profiles and strategies, and future challenges and opportunities;

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

  • access and graduate recruitment;
  • progression and achievement;
  • curriculum design and programme structure (taught only);
  • 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;

(ii) the organisation of undergraduate teaching and its relationship with graduate provision and research;

(c) the organisation of the departments, their management structures and the relationship between the departments and the Division, the management of operational matters such 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;
  • accommodation and future space needs;
  • fundraising.

(d) The relationship (structural and operational) between units within the departments, and between the departments and cognate subject areas and colleges to which they are 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, departments, and their financial strategies. The review committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference. These should be sent to the Divisional Secretary, Dr David Bryan (e-mail:, by Monday, 8 June.

Supervisory Committee for the Permanent Private Halls: Review of Blackfriars

The Supervisory Committee for the Permanent Private Halls, which is appointed by the Education Committee, has regulatory, monitoring, and reporting functions in relation to the Permanent Private Halls. As part of an on-going process in which each Hall is to be reviewed in turn over a period of six years, the committee is shortly to conduct a review of Blackfriars during Trinity Term. The review will focus on issues coming within the PPH Supervisory Committee's terms of reference. These may be seen on the Education Committee's Web site, at

The PPH Supervisory Committee would welcome for its review written comments on any matters falling within the terms of reference. Written comments should be sent to the Secretary to the Supervisory Committee, Dr Michael Redley, Education Policy Support Section, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (e- mail:, by Wednesday, 20 May.

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Audit and Scrutiny Committee: Full opinions from reports issued by the Internal Auditors

The following full opinions from reports issued by the Internal Auditors were accepted by the Audit and Scrutiny Committee on 16 March 2009:

  • Engineering Sciences
  • Public Health and Primary Health Care
  • Programme and Project Review
  • Ashmolean Museum
  • Maintenance Arrangements

These opinions have now been posted on the Intranet at . Additional material associated with the opinions may be consulted by members of Congregation at the University Offices by arrangement with the Head of the Council Secretariat, Ms Emma Rampton (e-mail:, telephone: (2)70002).

Refugee Studies Centre Library and Social Science Library: timetable for integration

The Refugee Studies Centre Library, currently housed in 3 Worcester Street, will move to the Social Science Library, Manor Road, during the summer of 2009, in line with the agreed plans of the OULS and the Social Sciences Division for consolidation of library services. This will bring the Refugee Studies Centre collections together with those from the International Development Library, which were moved into the Social Science Library in 2005.

The last open day of the RSC Library will be Friday, 24 July. From Monday, 10 August the collections will be available in the Social Science Library. The extensive and unique RSC grey literature collection will be housed in its present, geographical arrangement in the lockable SSL rolling stack. The RSC book collection will be reclassified to Library of Congress classification and integrated into the main SSL book collection.

Although the Social Science Library will remain open throughout the move, there will be times of noise disruption and limited access, particularly on the following dates: 1, 2, and 8 July, and 5, 6 and 7 August, whilst stock and shelving are reconfigured. Readers are therefore warned that full services will not be available on those dates, though the SSL will offer book fetches and a quiet reading area.

Further information will be posted nearer the time on the Social Science Library Web site,

Musical Events

Christ Church

Andrew Chamblin Memorial Concert

The third Andrew Chamblin Memorial Concert will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 5 May, in Christ Church Cathedral, and will be given by the internationally renowned organist DR JENNIFER BATE, OBE, FRCO. Dr Bate will play a number of organ pieces by Bach, Buxtehude and Mendelssohn. Admission is free and open to all members of the University. Enquiries may be directed to

Harris Manchester College

The following recitals will be given 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:

30 Apr.: EMMA GIBBONS performs baroque music for the recorder, including works by Sammartini.

7 May: Swedish organ music: MYLES HARTLEY performs Otto Olsson's Symphony Number 1.

Queen's College

Choral services

Choral services are held as follows during full term in the college chapel: Sunday, 6.15 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 6.30 p.m. Full details may be found on

Ascension Day service

A service with music for Ascension Day will be held in the front quad at 8 a.m. on Thursday, 21 May.

Organ recitals

The following organ recitals will be given at 1.10 p.m. on Wednesdays in the college chapel. Admission is free, with a retiring collection.

6 May: Richard Smith, Reading

13 May: Andrew Benson-Wilson, London

20 May: Gerard Gillen, Pro-Cathedral, Dublin

27 May: Iestyn Evans, St James', Spanish Place, London

3 June: Peter Dyke, Hereford Cathedral

10 June: Richard Pinel, Magdalen College

17 June: David Bannister, Christ Church

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 and refreshments are served after the recital. Further details may be found at

Thur. 7 May: ROB WEBB and GUY NEWBURY: music for trumpet and piano

Wed. 13 May: music for recorder, violin, and voice by Handel, Kreisler, Schumann, Vaughan Williams, and Butterworth

Thur. 21 May: 'Nature in all her glory'—music for voice, clarinet, and piano by Beethoven, Schubert, and Debussy

Wed. 27 May: NICHOLAS PRITCHARD and JONATHON SWINARD (tenors) perform two song-cycles by Gerald Finzi

Thur. 4 June: Brahms' Clarinet Quintet, with BENJAMIN STEWART

Wed. 10 June: music for recorder and strings, with IRENE ANDERSON

Thur. 18 June: ELLEN HUGHES and HANNAH GOMERSALL perform music for flute and piano

Early evening concerts

The following concerts will be held as shown. Further details may be found at

Sun. 3 May, 6.30 p.m.: Arts Fest launch—jazz and operatic and choral favourites

Thur. 11 June, 6 p.m.: SOPHIA JAGODZINSKA and ADAM CROWTHER perform cello sonatas by Hindemith and Prokofiev

Wed. 17 June, 6 p.m.: end-of-term all-comers musical medley

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Professorship of Control Engineering

DAVID JOHN NOEL LIMEBEER, B.SC Witwatersrand, M.SC PH.D Natal, D.SC Lond, Professor in Control Engineering and Head, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College, London, has been appointed to the Professorship of Control Engineering with effect from 1 October 2009.

Professor Limebeer will be a fellow of New College.

Sub-department of Atomic and Laser Physics

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board has conferred the Headship of the Sub-department of Atomic and Laser Physics on PROFESSOR PAUL EWART, BSC PHD Belf, MA Oxf, Professor of Physics and Fellow of Worcester College, for five years from 1 April 2009.

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board has conferred the Headship of the Sub-department of Atomic and Laser Physics on PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER FOOT, MA D.PHIL Oxf, Professor of Physics and Fellow of St Peter's College, during Professor Ewart's sabbatical leave for the period from 1 April to 30 June 2009.

Recognition of Distinction

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

R.E. MACLAREN, MB CH.B Edin, D.PHIL Oxf, Senior Clinical Research Fellow in the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology: Professor of Ophthalmology, with effect from 1 February 2009.

P. SAMMONS, B.SOC.SCI Brist, PH.D CNAA, Senior Research Fellow in Education: Professor of Education, with effect from 1 October 2009.

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