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Oxford University Gazette, 12 November 2009: Notices


    Request from the Council of the Haida Nation for the repatriation of human remains held in the Pitt Rivers Museum

    In accordance with the procedure for dealing with repatriation claims set out in the University's Policy on Human Remains Held by the University of Oxford's Museums, the Visitors of the Pitt Rivers Museum have considered a claim from the Council of the Haida Nation for the repatriation of an unmodified human femur held in the Pitt Rivers Museum. The claim has also been welcomed by the Canadian government. The Visitors are recommending that Council agree to repatriation.

    The procedure (see Supplement (2) to Gazette no. 4787, dated 15 November 2006, requires that when the governing body of the relevant museum has submitted to Council a recommendation regarding the claim, notice of the recommendation and availability of the dossier of the case for consultation should be advertised in the Gazette, giving parties with an interest an opportunity to comment. Any comments received are to be considered by Council in reaching a final decision on the recommendation submitted by the governing body of the museum.

    The recommendation of the Visitors of the Pitt Rivers Museum will be considered by Council at its meeting on 7 December.

    The dossier may be consulted on application to C.M.M. Shaw, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (e-mail:, telephone: Oxford (2)80563). Any submission regarding the Visitors' recommendation should be sent to Mr Shaw by 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 November.

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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 12 October 2009:

    • Departmental Review: Paediatrics
    • Departmental Review: Oxford University Library Services
    • Departmental Review: Chemistry
    • Departmental Review: Pharmacology
    • Subsidiary Companies
    • Data Quality
    • General Ledger
    • Capital Accounting
    • Vulnerability Testing
    • Transparent Approach to Costing (TRAC)

    These opinions have now been posted on the intranet at

    The full report of an internal audit review listed above may be consulted by members of Congregation at the University Offices by arrangement with the Head of the Council Secretariat, Emma Rampton (e-mail:, telephone: (2)70002).

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

    The college intends to open to the public its collection of medieval vestments on Saturday, 28 November, from 2 to 5 p.m. The collection is displayed in the Garden Quadrangle and entrance, free of charge, will be via the Main Lodge.

    Musical Events: Faculty of Music, Harris Manchester, Oriel

    Faculty of Music

    Fri. 13 Nov., 1 p.m., Holywell Music Room: PHANTASM VIOL ENSEMBLE will perform Purcell's complete fantasias for viols, and the two In Nomines. Tickets £12/6 ( 305305).

    Mon. 16 Nov., 2–5 p.m., Holywell Music Room: BBC New Generation Artist MAHAN ESFAHANI, currently Artist-in- Residence at New College, will give a Baroque and Early Music public masterclass. Admission free.

    Wed. 18 Nov., 8 p.m., Holywell Music Room: MAHAN ESFAHANI gives a solo recital of virtuoso works for solo harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach, Louis Couperin, and Jean-Philippe Rameau. Tickets £12/£6 ( 305305).

    Thur. 19 Nov., 1.30–4.30 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty: conducting masterclass with PETER STARK, Artistic Director of the West of England Philharmonic, Professor of Conducting at the National Youth Orchestra, and Senior Fellow of Conducting and Orchestral Studies, Trinity College of Music. Open to the public; admission free.

    Harris Manchester College: Concerts

    The following events will be held 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:

    12 Nov.: NAOMI MILLER (cello) and PETER MCMULLIN (piano) perform works by Schumann and Schubert.

    19 Nov.: STEPH WEST (harp) and GILES LEWIN (fiddle) perform traditional dance tunes from Britain and beyond.

    Oriel College

    GWILYM SIMCOCK, Visiting Musician, Oriel College, and his Trio will perform at 8 p.m. on Monday, 23 November, in the Holywell Music Room. Tickets, costing £10/£5, are available from or at the door.

    Members of Oriel College members can obtain free tickets from

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    Social Sciences Board

    The Social Sciences Board has made the following appointments to departmental directorships:

    PROFESSOR W. DUTTON: Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, for four years from 1 October 2009 (reappointment).

    PROFESSOR A. EDWARDS: Director of the Department of Education, for four years from 1 January 2010.

    PROFESSOR E.V.K. FITZGERALD: Director of the Department of International Development, for two years from 1 October 2010 (reappointment).

    Note: the above notices concerning Professor Dutton and Professor Edwards replace announcements made in the Gazette of 24 September, p. 8, which incorrectly referred to 'departmental headships', and not 'directorships'.

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