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Oxford University Gazette, 10 June 2010: Notices
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Language Centre: Essentials of Academic Writing

This three-day, fifteen-hour intensive course will be held in ninth week, 21–23 June inclusive, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2–4 p.m. It is specially designed to enable those with heavy schedules to take the course in academic writing. The programme is similar to that covered in the Michaelmas Term course. Topics dealt with include: linking ideas, information order, tenses, hedging, the use of personal and impersonal forms.

Those wishing to register for the course should contact the Language Centre (e-mail:, telephone: Oxford (2)83360). The course fee is £100.

Oxford Learning Institute: Training for Admissions Interviewing

The Oxford Learning Institute will offer the following training opportunities to those responsible for leading or assisting with Undergraduate Admissions Interviewing in 2010:

A Tutored online course for those who expect to take a leading role in admissions interviewing will be available from 5 July to 3 December 2010 (with new enrolments being taken until 26 November 2010).

A Non-tutored online course, for those assisting with admissions (e.g. graduate student 'helpers' or note-takers), and tutors who have previously taken the course and need an update, will be available from 5 July to 17 December 2010.

Note: a new module on remote interviewing using Skype has been added to both the tutored and non-tutored courses this year.

Admissions interviewing practice sessions, for new interviewers who have completed the tutored online course, will take place on two half- days (29 September 2010 and 19 November 2010).

The collegiate University expects all those involved in interviewing candidates for admission to receive appropriate briefings on the process. The compulsory element of these briefings for new staff takes the form of an online course which takes about five to six hours to complete. New appointees may complete this online course before arriving in Oxford, if they wish to do so.

Practice interviews are also offered as an optional extra learning opportunity. To qualify to take part in practice interviews, participants must complete the online course by a deadline approximately three weeks beforehand. The deadline is set so as to allow the Learning Institute sufficient time to recruit student interviewees in appropriate disciplines.

The institute advises all teaching staff in colleges, who have not been involved in interviewing or have not previously taken this course, to ask senior colleagues whether they will be expected to interview this year and should therefore enrol. Departmental teaching staff may also wish to seek advice from line managers or mentors on whether they are likely to be invited to become involved in admissions this year. Many who do not have a formal college association are nonetheless frequently invited take part in college admissions processes because of their specific disciplinary expertise.

Booking onto any of the above courses may be done through the Learning Institute Web site,—follow the links to the course required. This page provides further information, but if more is required, enquiries may be directed to Kathryn Black (telephone: (2)86825).

St John's College: Opening of collection of medieval vestments

St John's College intends to open to the public its collection of medieval vestments on Saturday, 12 June, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. The collection is displayed in the Garden Quadrangle and entrance, free of charge, will be via the Main Lodge.

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Readership in International Relations and Conferment of Title

D.J. SNIDAL, BA Manitoba, MA M.PHIL PH.D Yale, Fellow of Nuffield College, has been appointed to a Readership in International Relations, from 1 September 2010 until the retiring age.

On behalf of the Recognition of Distinction Committee, the Vice-Chancellor has conferred the title of Professor in International Relations on Dr Snidal.

Recognition of Distinction

On behalf of the Recognition of Distinction Committee, the Vice-Chancellor has conferred the title of Professor of Economic Theory on C.C. WALLACE, B.SC M.SC LSE, D.PHIL Oxf, University Lecturer in Economics and Fellow of Trinity College, with effect from 1 June 2010.

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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:

Readership in Experimental Pathology

                                         Appointed by

        Professor I. Walmsley          Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
        The Rector of Exeter           ex officio
        Professor Sir Andrew McMichael Council
        Professor D. Wraith            Council
        Dr D. Greaves                  Medical Sciences Board
        Dr S. Munro                    Medical Sciences Board  
        Professor D. Paterson          Medical Sciences Board  
        Professor H. Waldmann          Medical Sciences Board  
        Dr M. Taylor                   Exeter College

[1] Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Statute IX, Sect. 10 and 11 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 108).


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

Regius Professorship of History

                                       Appointed by

        Mr Vice-Chancellor             ex officio 
        The Provost of Oriel           ex officio
        Dr F. Heal                     Council
        Professor Sir Ian Kershaw      Council
        Professor S. Shuttleworth      Humanities Board
        Professor R. Gildea            History Board 
        Professor A. Walsham           History Board 
        Professor C. Wickham           History Board 
        Dr J. Mannherz                 Oriel College


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

The Registrarship

Mr Vice-Chancellor
Dr Jane Garnett, Humanities Division
Professor Roger Goodman, Head of the Social Sciences Division
Professor Alex Halliday, Head of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division
Mr Giles Henderson, Master of Pembroke
Dr Sally Mapstone, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Personnel and Equality)
Professor Anthony Monaco, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Planning and Resources)
Professor Rodney Phillips, Medical Sciences Division
Ms Alice Perkins, external member of Council
The Revd Dr Colin Thompson, Senior Proctor
Professor Nigel Thrift, Vice-Chancellor, University of Warwick

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