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Oxford University Gazette, 22 October 2009: Notices


The Distinguished Friend of Oxford Award

Nominations are invited for the Distinguished Friend of Oxford Award. The Award is made to those who have served as volunteers for the benefit of any part of the collegiate University. Their service might have been a long-term fundraising effort; introducing Oxford to opinion formers or donors; serving Oxford on committees, either internal or external; representing Oxford to the wider world; or carrying out a significant project for the collegiate university. Past recipients include Lady Anne Heseltine for her chairmanship of the Ashmolean Campaign; Thelma Holt for her work for University Drama and in establishing the Cameron Mackintosh Chair; and David Hopkinson for his thirty-seven years' service on St Anne's Finance Committee.

Nominees need not be alumni of the University, but must not be employees. The Award recognises volunteer service, not financial donations.

The closing date for nominations is the end of the sixth week of Michaelmas Term, Saturday, 21 November. The Award(s) will be made by the Vice- Chancellor at a special ceremony in February.

The Distinguished Friend of Oxford scheme is administered by the Directorate of Alumni Relations, and further details can be found on the Alumni Office Web site, Enquiries should be addressed to the Director of Alumni Relations, Nancy Kenny, via e-mail (, or telephone (Oxford 611612).

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Balliol College

Balliol Music Society Concerts

The following concerts will be held at 9 p.m. on Sundays in Balliol College.

1 Nov.: ALVIN MOISEY (piano) performs music by Rimsky-Korsakov, Scriabin, Tchaikovsky, and Rachmaninov.

15 Nov.: HANNAH LANG (flute) and PETER HEWITT (piano) perform music by Mozart, Prokofieff, Schumann, Poulenc, and Borne.

29 Nov.: Balliol student JARROD HEPBURN and his trio perform Shostakovitch's Piano trio, op. 67. Members of the college will also perform a variety of pieces.

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Brazil Week

In order to commemorate the many and varied relationships between Oxford and all corners of Brazil, the inaugural Brazil Week will be held in the last week of October 2009 (Week 3 of Michaelmas Term). A range of events including talks, films and music is planned in venues around the University, and a number of different departments, institutes and societies are participating.

Full programme information can be found at Enquiries may be directed to

Highlights include:

Wed., 28 Oct., 4 p.m., Lecture Room 2, Taylor Institution, film premiere: De Corpo Inteiro ('In Full All'), 2008. Dir. Nicole Algranti. 66 min.

A documentary based on interviews with famous Brazilian personalities conducted in the 1960s and 1970s by the author Clarice Lispector.

Followed by a round-table discussion: 'Clarice Lispector—Interviews and Biography', with director Nicole Algranti (Lispector's great-niece), Lispector's biographer Teresa Montero, and University Lecturer Claire Williams.

Thur., 29 Oct., 2 p.m., JCR Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's: 'Gringo Na Laje: the production, circulation and consumption of the favela as a tourist attraction' (lecture), with Bianca Freire Medeiros, University of Lancaster and Getúlio Vargas Foundation, Rio de Janeiro.

8 p.m., Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, concert: TRES, featuring Adriana Calcanhotto, Moreno Veloso and Domenico Lancellotti. Information about Adriana Calcanhotto (in Portuguese) can be found at Tickets—full price £10, concessions £7, student (University or Oxford Brookes University) £5. From Tickets Oxford, Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW (telephone: Oxford 305305, Web site:

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