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Oxford University Gazette, 22 April 2010: Notices

CONSULTATIVE NOTICES

Medical Sciences Board/Education Committee Review of the Department of Biochemistry

The Medical Sciences Board is undertaking a review of the Department of Biochemistry jointly with the Education Committee of Council, as part of a programme of rolling reviews under joint aegis. The review will be chaired by the Associate Head of Division (Research), Professor Rodney Phillips, and will take place on 24 and 25 May 2010.

The membership of the panel will be:

  • Professor Rodney Phillips (Chairman)
  • Professor Tim Softley (Education Committee member)
  • Professor Peter Ratcliffe (Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine)
  • Dr David Harris (Department of Biochemistry)
  • Professor Peter Henderson (Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds)
  • Professor David Finnegan (School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh)

The review committee's terms of reference are:

1. To review the quality of academic activities in the department, by reference to:

  • international standards of excellence;
  • action taken since the last review of the department;
  • planning statements at department and divisional level, and in the context of the University's mission statement and corporate plan.
In particular:

(a) the quality of the research of the department, including its participation in interdepartmental, interdivisional, and interdisciplinary activities, its research profile and strategy, and future challenges and opportunities;

(b) the quality of undergraduate and graduate programmes and their delivery and related issues, including:

  • access and admissions;
  • curriculum design and programme structure;
  • teaching, learning and assessment;
  • the relationship between teaching and research;
  • academic and pastoral support and guidance;
  • the provision and use of learning resources (including staff resources);
  • specific arrangements for the pursuit of graduate studies (including research degrees and research training and provision for part-time study);
  • relationships with colleges;
  • quality assurance mechanisms;

(c) the organisation of the department, its management structures and the relationship between the department and the division, including such matters as:

  • strategic planning (including relationship to the divisional five-year plans and the University's Strategic Plan);
  • academic and non-academic staff planning and recruitment;
  • student number planning;
  • terms of appointment for academic staff, including career development and equal opportunities issues;
  • accommodation and future space needs;
  • fundraising;

(d) the relationship (structural and operational) between units within the department, and between the department and cognate subject areas and colleges to which it is linked in teaching and research.

2. To consider the current and long-term financial position of, and funding arrangements for, the department, and its financial strategy.

The review committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference. These should be sent to the Divisional Secretary, Dr David Bryan (e-mail: david.bryan@medsci.ox.ac.uk), by Thursday, 6 May.


Supervisory Committee for the Permanent Private Halls: Review of St Stephen's House

The PPH Supervisory Committee, which is appointed by the Education Committee, has regulatory, monitoring and reporting functions in relation to the Permanent Private Halls. As part of an on-going process in which each Hall is to be reviewed in turn over a period of six years, the committee is shortly to conduct a review of St Stephen's House during Trinity Term. The review will focus on issues coming within the PPH Supervisory Committee's terms of reference. These may be seen on the Education Committee's Web site, at www.admin.ox.ac.uk/epsc/edc_panels.shtml.

The PPH Supervisory Committee would welcome for its review written comments on any matters falling within the terms of reference. Written comments should be sent to the Secretary to the Supervisory Committee, Dr Michael Redley, Education Policy Support Section, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (e-mail: michael.redley@admin.ox.ac.uk), by Tuesday, 18 May.

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GENERAL NOTICES

Appointment of Pro-Proctor

The Senior Proctor has nominated ANGELA BETH BRUEGGEMANN, B.SC St Olav, M.SC Iowa, D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of St Catherine's College, as a Pro-Proctor for 2010–11.

Dr Brueggemann was admitted to office at a private ceremony held on Thursday, 25 March.


Report Issued By the Internal Auditors

The following report issued by the Internal Auditors was accepted by the Audit and Scrutiny Committee on 15 March 2010: Treasury Management.

The executive summary of this report has now been posted on the Intranet at www.admin.ox.ac.uk/councilsec/oxonly/audit/auditrep.shtml. The full report may be consulted by members of Congregation at the University Offices by arrangement with the Head of the Council Secretatriat, Emma Rampton (e-mail: emma.rampton@admin.ox.ac.uk, telephone: (2)70002).


Updating of University Calendar for 2010–11

The updating of the University Calendar for 2010–11 is now under way, and all departments, institutions, colleges, and halls should have been contacted with respect to the revision of their entry.

The updating of entries for faculties and academic departments is arranged through divisional offices.

Enquiries can be made to the Gazette (e-mail: gazette@admin.ox.ac.uk).


Errors or omissions in the current edition of the Calendar

Senior members of the University who wish to check any entry in the Calendar may do so by contacting the Gazette, preferably by e-mail (e-mail: gazette@admin.ox.ac.uk). Any errors or omissions should also be reported to the Gazette.


Listing of Professors and Readers Emeritus

Current or retired members of Congregation are invited to report any errors or omissions in the lists of Professors and Readers Emeritus in the Calendar. Any omissions or errors will be corrected in the 2010–11 edition.

Under Council Regulations 3 of 2004, cll. 9 and 10 ( www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/regulations/185-084.shtml), any person who has retired over the age of sixty from a professorship or readership, including a personal or titular professorship or readership, is entitled to hold the title of Professor Emeritus or Reader Emeritus, as appropriate.

The current lists of Professors and Readers Emeritus may be seen in the University Calendar, 2009, pp. 199–209. They may also be found at www.ox.ac.uk/gazette/calendar/, at which the provisional lists of new additions may also be found.

Copies of these lists will be sent to any current or retired member of Congregation who applies to the Gazette, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (e-mail: gazette@admin.ox.ac.uk).


Musical Events

Faculty of Music: public events, Trinity Term

The following events, which are free and open to the public, will take place as shown.

Thur. 29 Apr.: OXFORD PHILOMUSICA orchestral workshop, Sheldonian, 11 a.m.

Sat. 1 May: STEFAN DOHR, Principal Horn, Berlin Philharmoniker: masterclass on chamber music, Holywell Music Room, 1.30 p.m.

Thur. 6 May: ENSEMBLE ISIS (director John Traill): workshop on compositions by Music students, with Robert Saxton and Martyn Harry, Faculty of Music, 1.30 p.m.

Mon. 10 May: ENSEMBLE ISIS composition workshop, featuring new student works for string quartet, Faculty of Music, 1.30 p.m.

Fri. 21 May: BETTS ORGAN MASTERCLASS, with Jacques van Oortmerssen (Organiste-Titulaire, Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam), St John's, 2 p.m.

Thur. 10 June: CONWAY SCHOLARS RECITAL: performances by final-year Music students, and a D.Phil student, Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m.

Thur. 17 June: JAN YOUNGHUSBAND: ' "Powder my face": the challenge of creating new work for the camera' (lecture, in which Ms Younghusband discusses her operatic works and collaborations with Sam Taylor-Wood, Antony Gormley, and Steve McQueen), Faculty of Music, 4 p.m.


Balliol College: the Balliol Concerts

The following concerts will be held at 9 p.m. on Sundays in Balliol College. Admission is free, and the concerts are open to all members of the University. Further information may be found at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~kch/musicsoc/.

2 May: SOOJIN HAN (violin), with piano accompaniment, performs works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, and Saint-Saëns.

16 May: JAMES BARRALET performs works for cello by Boccherini, Mendelssohn, Fauré ;, and Rachmaninov.

30 May: CHRISTINA SCHOENBACH (soprano), SHERIDAN EDWARD (tenor), and MICHAEL WEBB (piano), with other student performers, perform works by Strauss, Mozart, Schubert, and Purcell.


Queen's College

Service for Ascension Day. A service with music for Ascension Day will be held in the Back Quad, Queen's College, at 8 a.m. on Thursday, 13 May.

Organ recitals. Organ recitals are held at 1.10 p.m. on Wednesdays in the college chapel, during full term.

Eglesfield Musical Society. Lunchtime recitals are held at 1.30 p.m. on Saturdays during full term.

Choral services. Choral services are held as follows during full term: Sunday, 6.15 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 6.30 p.m.

Information about all of these events may be found on the college Web site, www. queens.ox.ac.uk.


Wolfson College: Qin (zither) and chanting in concert

XIE DAOXIU (Unesco listed qin master), LI MING (musicologist and qin virtuoso), with Brenda Li, Mingqiang Xie, Ouyang Huajuan, Pui Ching Ho, and Lam Yuen, perform on the qin (zither), and chanting in concert, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, 9 May, in the Hall, Wolfson College. Tickets cost £5 at the door; proceeds are in aid of AMREF, the college charity. Further details may be found at www.qinconcert.com/.

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APPOINTMENTS

Conferment and Reconferments of the Title of Visiting Professor

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Physical Sciences and Engineering on SIR MICHAEL PEPPER, B.SC PH.D R'dg, MA SC.D Camb, FRS, F.R.ENG, currently Pender Professor of Nanoelectronics, University College London, and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, for three years from 1 April 2010.

On the recommendation of the Law Board, the Social Sciences has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor on PROFESSOR H. BEALE, QC, FBA, from 1 October 2010 until 30 September 2013.

On the recommendation of the Law Board, the Social Sciences Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor in International Law on SIR F. BERMAN, QC, from 1 January 2010 until 31 December 2012.


Recognition of Distinction

On behalf of the Recognition of Distinction Committee, the Vice-Chancellor has conferred the title of Reader in Physics on DR HENRY SNAITH, M.SC Brist, D.PHIL Camb, RCUK Academic Fellow in Photovoltaics and Fellow of Jesus College, with effect from 12 April 2010.

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COMPOSITION OF ELECTORAL BOARDS

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

Pearson Professorship of Educational Assessment and Directorship of the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment (revised composition)

                                       Appointed by

         The Provost of Worcester       Mr Vice-Chancellor [1] 
         Mr T. Gardam                   ex officio 
         Professor P. Munn              Council
         Professor A. Heath             Council
         Professor R. Goodman           Social Sciences Board
         Professor A. Edwards           Department of Education
         Professor P. Sammons           Department of Education
         Professor R. Daugherty         Department of Education
         Dr A. Mullen                   St Anne's College

Dubai Ports World Professorship of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

                                       Appointed by 

         The Principal of St Hugh's     Mr Vice-Chancellor [1] 
         The Principal of Green 
              Templeton                     ex officio 
         Professor E. Romanelli         Council 
         Professor R. Whittington       Council 
         Professor R. Goodman           Social Sciences Board 
         Professor P. Stoneman          Sa‹d Business School 
         Professor R. Westbrook         Sa‹d Business School 
         Dr M. Ventresca                Sa‹d Business School 
         Professor S. Woolgar           Green Templeton 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).

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