University Gazette, 30 October 2008: Notices
Committee on Statutes Before the Privy Council
Amendment to the Statutes of Somerville CollegeThe Committee on Statutes before the Privy Council, acting under authority delegated to it by Council, is minded to give consent on behalf of the University to the amendment to Statute IX of Somerville College as approved by the Governing Body on 14 May 2008 and 17 September 2008, in so far as such consent is required by Section 7 (2) of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923. This consent will be effective unless written notice of a resolution, signed by at least twenty members of Congregation, calling upon Council to withhold that consent, has been given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 17 November.
The effect of the amendments is to provide for the adoption of a policy of 'total return' in relation to the investment of trust funds.
Organ recitals will be given at 1.10 p.m. on the following Tuesdays in the chapel, Exeter College. Admission is free, with a retiring collection.
4 Nov.: Benjamin Nicholas, Tewkesbury Abbey
11 Nov.: Benedict Lewis-Smith, Queen's
18 Nov.: Jonathan White, Magdalen
25 Nov.: Alex Hodgkinson, Keble
2 Dec.: Thomas Allery, Worcester
Harris Manchester College
Concert of choral music
The French choir FILIGRANE (dir. Jean-Philippe Billmann), currently touring the UK, will perform works by Poulenc, Ravel, Fettke, and Tormis, at 7.30 p.m. on Saturday, 1 November, in the chapel, Harris Manchester College. Admission is free, with a retiring collection.
CHARLES SIMONYI PROFESSORSHIP OF THE PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF SCIENCE
MARCUS PETER FRANCIS DU SAUTOY, BA D.PHIL Oxf, Professor of Mathematics and CUF Tutorial Fellow, Wadham College, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 December 2008.
Professor Du Sautoy will be a fellow of New College.
Recognition of Distinction
The following titles have been conferred by the Vice-Chancellor on behalf of the Recognition of Distinction Committee, with effect from 1 October 2008:
U. COOPE, PH.D California, University Lecturer in Ancient Philosophy and Fellow of Corpus Christi: Professor of Ancient Philosophy
L.C. MCALPINE, BA McGill, ED.D Toronto, Director of the Centre for Excellence in Preparing for Academic Practice: Professor of Higher Education Development
Conferments and Reconferment of the Title of Visiting Professor
On the recommendation in each case of the Faculty of Law, the Social Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor on the following, for the periods stated:
PROFESSOR D. RÉAUME, BA LL.B Queen's University, Kingston, BCL Oxf, from 12 October 2008 to 11 October 2011.
LORD HOFFMANN, KT. PC., BA Cape Town, BCL MA Oxf, from 26 April 2009 to 25 April 2012.
LORD BINGHAM, KG, PC, FBA, MA Oxf, from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2011.
On the recommendation of the School of Geography and the Environment, the Social Sciences Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor on DR T. DOWNING, BA MA Colorado, PH.D Clark University, from 1 November 2008 to 31 October 2011.