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Oxford University Gazette, 29 April 2010: Notices


Curators of the University Parks

Notice of a temporary change to Parks Rules: Bicycles in the University Parks

The University Parks Rules state that bicycles may not be taken into the Parks, whether ridden or not. The Curators of the University Parks have reviewed this rule following representation from both cyclists and visitors and have agreed to a trial period during which cyclists will be permitted to take bicycles into the Parks. Cyclists will be permitted to push their bicycles within the Parks. Cyclists will not be permitted to ride bicycles within the Parks.

The Curators of the University Parks have agreed that the trial period will commence at the start of Trinity Term 2010, Sunday, 25 April, and will end on Thursday, 30 September 2010. The Curators of the University Parks will review progress of the trial periodically and reserve the right to end the trial at any time. The Curators will consider whether the trial period will be extended at their meeting in Michaelmas Term 2010.

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Oxford May Music Festival

Science, music, and the arts meet in creative harmony

The Oxford May Music Festival will be held between 28 April and 3 May in the Holywell Music Room. Admission to concerts costs £17, and admission to lectures costs £2.50. Entry is free to students under twenty-five. The full range of ticket prices may be found at, and tickets may be booked at

Thur. 29 Apr.: Professor Peter Morris: 'Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): the first forty years', 5.30 p.m.; the Pierre Fournier Award Prize Concert, with Gabriel Adriano Schwabe (cello) and Nicolai Gerassimez (piano), 8 p.m.

Fri. 30 Apr.: Professor Russell Foster: 'Rhythms of life—the twenty-four-hour body clocks that rule our lives', 5.30 p.m.; piano recital by Piers Lane and Bengt Forsberg, 8 p.m.

Sat. 1 May: Sir Jeremy Dixon: 'Music and architecture: two contrasting venues—the Royal Opera House and King's Place', 5.30 p.m.; Rainer Hersch: 'All classical music explained', 8 p.m., followed by recital with Jack Liebeck (violin) and Bengt Forsberg (piano).

Sun. 2 May: Professor Colin Gough: 'The Stradivarius secret—myth or reality', 5.30 p.m.; recital with Clara Mouriz (mezzo-soprano) and Julius Drake (piano), 8 p.m.

Mon. 3 May: Clive Marks: 'Stalin, the ultimate music critic!—Music composed under oppression', followed by festival finale, 8 p.m.: Bengt Forsberg (piano), Kate Gould (cello), Matthew Jones (viola), Jack Liebeck (violin), Maximilian Martin (clarinet), and Victoria Sayles (violin).

Christ Church: Andrew Chamblin Memorial Concert

DAME GILLIAN WEIR will perform organ works by Bach, Buxtehude, Pachelbel, Schnizer, and de Grigny, at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 May, in Christ Church Cathedral Admission is free and open to the public. Enquiries may be directed to

St Anne's College

The following events will be held at 6.15 p.m. (unless indicated otherwise) on the days shown in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College. The events are free, and are followed by complimentary refreshments. Enquiries may be directed to John Traill (e-mail:

Fri. 30 Apr., 1.15 p.m.: THE SORTELUNG WIND QUINTET performs Nielsen's Wind Quintet, op. 43.

Thur. 6 May: JULIAN SCOTT (oboe) and JOSHUA POOLE (saxophone) perform works by Mozart, Britten, Barry Cockcroft, Robert Muczynski, and Nigel Wood.

Fri. 14 May: VALERIA STENKINA (soprano) and JULIAN GALLANT (piano) perform works by Wolf, Mahler, and Shostakovich.

Wed. 19 May: RACHEL HOLLAND (soprano), DAVID SADLIER (tenor), and LELIA MOLTHROP SADLIER (piano) perform works by Schumann, as part of 'Schumannia: a bicentennial celebration (European tour)'.

Fri. 11 June: AMY THOMPSON (flute) and DANIEL SWAIN (piano) perform works by Stanley, Vaughan Williams, Oliver Knussen, and Bowen.

St Hilda's College: Lunchtime recitals

The following thirty-minute recitals will be given at 1.15 p.m. on the days shown in the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College. Admission is free. Further details can be found on the JdP Web site,

Thur. 6 May: ELLEN DAVIES and STEFAN TAIT perform music for harp and piano by Pierné, Mathias, Rachmaninov, and Ravel.

Wed. 12 May: THE APOLLONIUS QUARTET play movements from Mozart's 'Dissonance' and Dvorák's 'American' quartets.

Thur. 20 May: DINA DUISEN performs Tchaikovsky's Dumka and Chopin's Sonata no. 3.

Wed. 26 May: JOE BOLGER (counter-tenor) and GUY NEWBURY (piano) perform lieder by Schubert and Wolf.

Thur. 3 June: HANNAH GOMERSALL performs music for piano by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and Rachmaninov.

Thur. 10 June: ELLEN HUGHES performs music for flute by Bach, Widor, and Messiaen.

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Readership in Mathematical Logic


JONATHAN PILA, B.SC Melbourne, PH.D Stanford, Fellow-elect of Wolfson College, has been appointed to a Readership in Mathematical Logic, with effect from 1 October 2010 until the retiring age.

Note: this replaces the notice concerning Dr Pila published in the Gazette of 22 April, p. 851, which incorrectly stated that he had been appointed to a University Lecturership.

Reconferments of the Title of Visiting Professor

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor in Physics on PATRICK GILL, B.SC D.PHIL Oxf, C.PHYS, F.INST.P, currently a Senior Scientist at the National Physical Laboratory, for three years from 1 January 2010.

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor in Physics on M.H.R. HUTCHINSON, B.SC PH.D Belfast, currently Chief Scientific Adviser for PETAL, Aquitaine, France, for three years from 1 December 2009.

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The composition of the electoral board to the post below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is as follows.

Tasso Leventis Professorship of Biodiversity (revised composition)

                                              Appointed by 

           The Master of St Catherine's       Mr Vice-Chancellor  [1]
           The Warden of Merton               ex officio 
           Professor Ilkka Hanski             Council 
           Professor Angela MacLean           Council 
           Professor Alex Halliday            Mathematical, Physical
                                              and Life Sciences Board
           Professor Alastair Fitter          Mathematical, Physical
                                              and Life Sciences Board
           Dr Michael Rands                   Mathematical, Physical
                                              and Life Sciences Board
           Professor Paul Harvey              Mathematical, Physical
                                              and Life Sciences Board
           Professor Charles Godfray          Mathematical, Physical
                                              and Life Sciences Board
           Professor Peter Holland            Merton 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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