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Oxford University Gazette, 4 February 2010: Notices

GENERAL NOTICES

Online Debate, Hilary Term

'Military experts, not political amateurs, should decide whether we go to war' is the subject of this term's online debate, which launched on 1 February. Professor Hew Strachan, Chichele Professor of the History of War, is proposing the motion and Professor Vernon Bogdanor, Professor of Politics and Government, is opposing, with Dr Robert Johnson moderating.

This is the fifth in the series of online debates, which began in Trinity Term 2008. Each debate involves two University academics debating a topic of academic and public interest by posting exchanges on the University Web site. Members of the University and the public can follow the debate online and post comments to a message board. At the end of the debate, the two arguments will be summed up by the moderator and the debate will then be opened to a public vote.

The debate can be followed, and comments posted, at www.ox.ac.uk/debates.


Faculty of Music: Musical events, Hilary Term

The following events will be held as shown. Further details may be found at www.music.ox.ac.uk/events.

Tickets may be obtained from Tickets Oxford (Web site: www.ticketsoxford.com, telephone: Oxford 305305).

Fri., 5 Feb., 8 p.m., Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's: New Music Forum: Trevor Wishart Concert. Trevor Wishart is the composer of 'Red Bird', 'Anticredos', 'Tongues of Fire', 'Two Women', 'Globalalia' and the 'Vox Cycle', all of which take their starting point in different ways from the sounding properties of the human voice. Ticket prices to be confirmed.

Fri., 5 Feb., 2–4 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's: New Music Forum: Piano Masterclass with Peter Hill. Peter Hill will coach music students on the twentieth-century and earlier repertoire. Open to the public—admission free.

Fri., 5 Feb., 5 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's: New Music Forum: Messiaen Lecture with Peter Hill, on the subject of 'Messiaen's Catalogue d'oiseaux: genesis and performance'. Open to the public—admission free.

Sat., 6 Feb., 8 p.m., Holywell Music Room: Peter Hill Piano Recital. The concert programme will include Bach, Preludes and Fugues from the Well Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Berg's Sonata opus 1, and Messiaen's Le Traquet stapazin and L'Alouette lulu. Tickets £12/8.

Mon., 8 Feb., 2–3 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's: Tippett's second String Quartet: Workshop with Robert Saxton. Open to the public—admission free.

Tue., 9 Feb., 1 p.m., Holywell Music Room: Allegri String Quartet Lunchtime Concert, with cellist Gavin Kibble. Includes the Schubert String Quintet. Tickets £12/6.

Wed., 10 Feb., 1.30–4.30 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's: Flute Masterclass with Anthony Robb. Open to the public—admission free.

Wed., 10 Feb., 2–4 p.m., Holywell Music Room: Allegri String Quartet Open Rehearsal. Open to the public—admission free.

Wed., 10 Feb., 8 p.m., Holywell Music Room: Allegri String Quartet Evening Concert, with works by Beethoven, Zemlinsky and Brahms. Tickets £12/8.

Thur., 11 Feb., 1.30–4.30 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's: Violin Masterclass with Mark Messenger. Open to the public—admission free.

Wed., 17 Feb., 1.30–4.30 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's: Composition Workshop for solo piano and solo instrument and piano, with John Traill. Open to the public—admission free.

Mon., 22 Feb., 2–5 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's: Conducting Masterclass with John Traill. Open to the public—admission free.

Wed., 24 Feb., 1.30–4.30 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's: Vocal Masterclass with Teresa Cahill. Open to the public—admission free.

Mon., 1 Mar., 8 p.m., Holywell Music Room: Issa Boulos and Oxford Maqam perform classical Middle Eastern music. Tickets £12/8.

Wed., 24 Feb., 1–3 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's: Piano Masterclass with Marios Papadopoulos. Open to the public—admission free.

Mon., 8 Mar., 4–6 p.m., Holywell Music Room: Centre- line—Contemporary British Jazz: Workshop in jazz and improvisation. Open to the public—admission free.

Mon., 8 Mar., 8 p.m., Holywell Music Room: Centre-line—Concert of contemporary British jazz. Tickets £12/6.

Fri., 12 Mar., 1.30–4.30 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's: Composition Workshop for solo instrument and electroacoustic, with John Traill. Open to the public—admission free.

Fri., 12 Mar., 8 p.m., Holywell Music Room: recital featuring virtuoso works for solo harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach, Domenico Scarlatti, and Richard Strauss, with Mahan Esfahani. Tickets £12/6.


St John's College: Kendrew Chamber Music Concerts (amended notice)

The following Kendrew Chamber Music Concerts will be given on the days shown in the Auditorium, St John's College. Tickets, in the form of a programme leaflet, will be available from the college lodge, free of charge, ten days before the performance.

The 7 February recital will take place at 3 p.m., and not, as previously announced, at 8.30 p.m.

Sun. 7 Feb., 3 p.m.: ANTHONY PAY and MICHAEL BELL perform piano and clarinet works by Brahms, Delgado, Stravinsky, Schumann, Bernstein, Cage, Saint-Saëns, and Debussy

Mon. 17 May, 8.30 p.m.: PASCAL DEVOYON: piano recital including works by Schumann and Chopin

Mon. 14 June, 8.30 p.m.: Concert including works for string quartet by Ravel and Schubert

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APPOINTMENTS

James Martin Twenty-first Century School Professorship of Energy Materials

THOMAS JAMES MARROW, MA PH.D Camb, Reader in Physical Metallurgy and Director, Materials Performance Centre, School of Materials, University of Manchester, has been appointed to the James Martin Twenty-first Century School Professorship of Energy Materials in the Department of Materials with effect from 1 September 2010.

Dr Marrow will be a fellow of Mansfield College.


Chichele Professorship of Social and Political Theory

JEREMY JAMES WALDRON, BA LL.B Otago, MA D.PHIL Oxf, University Professor, New York University Law School, USA, has been appointed to the Chichele Professorship of Social and Political Theory in the Department of Politics and International Relations with effect from 1 October 2010, initially on a 50 per cent basis while retaining his association with the New York University Law School.

Professor Waldron will be a fellow of All Souls College.


Conferments and Reconferments of the Title of Visiting Professor

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Tropical Medicine on P.L. OLLIARO, PH.D MD Pavia, HDR Grenoble, currently Executive Director of European and Developing Countries Clinical Trial Partnership (EDCTP), the Netherlands, for five years from 1 April 2010.

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Physics on BERNARD FANAROFF, B.SC Witwatersrand, PH.D Camb, currently Project Director of South Africa's bid to host the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope and the design and construction of the SKA precursor telescope MeerKAT, for three years from 20 January 2010.

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Physics on BASIL CROWLEY, MA D.PHIL Oxf, currently Distinguished Scientist, Directorate of Research and Applied Science, AWE, for three years from 1 January 2010.

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor in Physics on JOHN WOMERSLEY, MA Camb, D.PHIL Oxf, currently Director of Particle Physics at CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, for three years from 1 February 2010.

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor in Computational Science on STEPHEN EMMOTT, B.SC York, PH.D Stirling, currently Head of Computational Science at Microsoft Research, for three years from 1 January 2010.

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COMPOSITION OF ELECTORAL BOARD

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

Directorship of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

                                        Appointed by

           Mr Vice-Chancellor           ex officio
           Professor J. Michie          ex officio
           Professor E. McKendrick      Council
           Dr M. O'Hanlon               Council
           Professor A. Halliday        Mathematical, Physical and Life
                                        Sciences Board
           Professor G. Mace            Mathematical, Physical and Life
                                        Sciences Board
           Professor Lord Krebs         The Visitors of the University
                                        Museum of Natural History
           Professor P. England         The Visitors of the University
                                        Museum of Natural History
           Professor D. Edwards         The Visitors of the University
                                        Museum of Natural History
           Dr V. Murphy                 Kellogg College

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