University Gazette, 25 June 2010: Notices
University Gazette: publication arrangements
Members of the University are asked to note that the final Gazettes of 2009–10 will be published on 1 and 22 July. The first Gazette of 2010–11 will be published on 23 September, but will be limited to Council and Congregation business. The first full issue for 2010–11 will be published on 30 September. For details of a change to the deadline, see below.
Changes to the Gazette to take effect in 2010–2011
A number of changes to the Gazette, approved by Council earlier this year, will take effect in 2010–11, and are set out below. Further details will be circulated to departments and colleges in due course. Enquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sheldonian Theatre Redecoration
The Sheldonian Theatre was last decorated in the early 1960s and is now due for redecoration. Completed in 1669, the grade 1 listed building was the first important commission of the young Sir Christopher Wren.
Before embarking on the redecoration, the University commissioned research into the history of the paintwork. This has discovered the original colour scheme of the Wren building and revealed that the present scheme is entirely the work of nineteenth- and mid-twentieth-century restorers.
It is proposed that the theatre be returned to the original Wren colour scheme. The proposal has received approval from the Curators of the Sheldonian and from the Building and Estates Subcommittee (BESC). They are aware, however, that this will involve a considerable change in the character of the theatre. Comments are therefore invited from members of the University before wider public consultation and the submission of proposals for listed building consent.
Members of the University are invited to attend an exhibition in the Sheldonian on Friday, 2 July, between 9 a.m. and 4.30 p.m., where a sample wall panel will be available to view. Further information about the redecoration, including an image indicating the original colour scheme, is available at www.admin.ox.ac.uk/estates/conservation/sheldonian.shtml.
George Eastman Visiting Professorship 2012–2013
V. KOFI AGAWU, BA R'dg, M.MUS Lond, PH.D Stanford, Professor of Music, Department of Music, Princeton University, Adjunct Professor, University of Ghana and Fellow, Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, Ghana, has been appointed to the George Eastman Visiting Professorship 2012–13 in the Humanities Division for the period 1 October 2012–30 September 2013.
Professor Agawu will be a Professorial Fellow of Balliol College.
Recognition of Distinction
On behalf of the Recognition of Distinction Committee, the Vice-Chancellor has conferred the title of Professor of Radiology on F.V. GLEESON, MB BS Lond, FRCP, FRCR, Senior Clinical Lecturer and NHS Consultant in Radiology, with immediate effect.
Conferment of the Title of Visiting Professor
The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Clinical Pharmacology on N. KASHARA, MD, PH.D, currently Professor in the Department of Medicine, UCLS, with joint appointments in the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology and the Interdepartmental Program in Molecular Biology in the David Geffen Medical School, UCLA, for three years from 1 June 2010.