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Oxford University Gazette, 13 May 2010: Notices



Sheldonian Theatre

At the Encaenia to be held in the Sheldonian Theatre on Wednesday, 23 June, the Curators of the Theatre propose to allot seats as follows, and subject to availability, to those who apply for tickets:

(a) One visitor's ticket each to Heads of Houses, Canons of Christ Church, members of Council, and certain other persons holding official positions in the University;

(b) One visitor's ticket to each Professor;

(c) One ticket to each member of Convocation (i.e. any matriculated member of the University on whom any degree of the University has been conferred, or any member of Congregation who does not hold such a degree).

Applications for tickets in the above categories, stating the name and standing of each person for whom a ticket is requested, should be made not later than Wednesday, 9 June, to the University Card Office, Examination Schools (e-mail: For security reasons, all requests for tickets must state the names of the persons for whom the tickets are intended.

Tickets for all other members of the University (i.e. those who have not been admitted to any degree of the University) will be distributed through college authorities. All applications for tickets in this category should be made to the college authorities and not to the University Card Office.

The gates and entrances to the Theatre will be opened at 10.45 a.m. and the proceedings will begin at 11.30 a.m. Holders of tickets are requested to be in their places inside the Theatre by 11.15 a.m.

All current members of the University are required to wear subfusc and full academic dress. Doctors will wear their robes and other graduates their hoods.

St John's College: Celebrity Organ Recital

The renowned Dutch organist JACQUES VAN OORTMERSSEN will perform a programme of baroque music at 5.30 p.m. on Saturday, 22 May, in St John's College.

Entrance is free. Enquiries and ticket requests may be directed to


Intensive Weekend Language Courses

Saturday, 5 June, and Sunday, 6 June, German and Italian

Saturday, 12 June, and Sunday, 13 June, Spanish and French

The Language Centre will again hold weekend language courses in June.

German and Italian courses will run on the first weekend of June (end of Week 6) and French and Spanish on the second weekend of June (end of Week 7). Each course will consist of eight hours' tuition and will take place from 9 a.m. to 1.30 p.m., with a half-hour break, on both Saturday and Sunday. The emphasis will be on speaking and listening.

Classes are offered at the following levels:

German (Beginners' and Lower Intermediate)
Italian (Beginners' and Lower Intermediate)
French (Beginners', Lower Intermediate and Intermediate)
Spanish (Beginners' and Lower Intermediate)

The fee will be £45 for students, £60 for visiting students, staff and spouses, and £80 for others.

Further details and registration forms may be obtained from the Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT (telephone: Oxford (2)83360, e-mail:, Web site


During fourth week (17–21 May) the Language Centre will show a film by Geoffrey Tibbs, a Ruskin Art student. The film is designed as a backdrop to the life of the Language Centre. Somewhere between a screen-saver and an intermission, it is intended to be viewed out of distraction, or by someone waiting for something else. The film will be shown every lunchtime from 12 noon to 2 p.m., and again from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Professorship of Internet Governance and Regulation

VIKTOR MAYER-SCHÖNBERGER, LL.M Harvard, M.SC LSE, MAG.IUR DR.IUR HABIL Salzburg, Director and Associate Professor of Public Policy, Information and Innovation Policy Research Centre, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, has been appointed to the Professorship of Internet Governance and Regulation in the Oxford Internet Institute with effect from 1 October 2010.

Professor Mayer-Schönberger will be a fellow of Keble College.

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