• Thursday 10 February 2011
  • No. 4943
  • Vol 141

General notices

Guidelines for Leave for Academic Staff

Academic staff are reminded of the guidelines for applying for and taking leave, which were published in full in the Gazette of 11 November 2010 (see p. 203) and are published on Personnel Services website:

MSc in Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science

Mathematical Institute

The following additional course has been approved for the academic year 2010/2011:

Section B, Schedule II

Computational Algebraic Topology

Magdalen College Chapel

Evolution Sunday

Sunday 13 February, 11 a.m.

The Revd Dr John Polkinghorne, KBE, FRS, preaches on 'Evolution Sunday,' the Sunday nearest Darwin's birthday. Sung Eucharist, Magdalen College Chapel.



Rhodes Professorship of American History

Pekka Hämäläinen, MA PhD Helsinki, Professor of History, University of California, Santa Barbara, and Fellow, Institut d'Etudes Avancées, Nantes, has been appointed to the Rhodes Professorship of American History within the History Faculty with effect from 1 July 2012.

Professor Hämäläinen will be a fellow of St Catherine's College.

Ieoh Ming Pei Professorship of Islamic Art and Architecture

Oliver J. Watson, BA Durh, PhD Lond, Director, Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, State of Qatar, has been appointed to the Ieoh Ming Pei Professorship of Islamic Art and Architecture in the Faculty of Oriental Studies with effect from 1 May 2011.

Professor Watson will be a fellow of Wolfson College.

Medical Sciences

Professorship of Cardiovascular Medicine

Shoumo Bhattacharya, MB BS MD All India Institute of Medical Sciences, MSc King's College, London, Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, John Radcliffe Hospital, British Heart Foundation Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics and Governing Body Fellow, Green Templeton College, has been appointed to the Professorship of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine with effect from 1 December 2010.

Professor Bhattacharya will be a fellow of Green Templeton College.

Recognition of Distinction

The following titles have been conferred on behalf of the Recognition of Distinction Committee:

Ermisch, J.F., BS Wisconsin, MA PhD Kansas, FBA, Research Professor in the Department of Sociology: Professor of Family Demography with effect from 1 December 2011.

Maughan, T.S., MA MD Camb, MB, BS FRCP Lond, MRCP, FRCR, Lead Academic Clinician, CR-UK/MRC Gray Institute for Radiation Oncology and Biology: Professor of Clinical Oncology with effect from 1 April 2011.

Vallis, K.A., MB BS Lond, PhD Edin, MRCP, FRCR, FRCPC, LMCC Medical Council of Canada, Senior Group Leader, CR-UK/MRC Gray Institute for Radiation Oncology and Biology and Honorary Consultant in Clinical Oncology, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust: Professor of Experimental Radiotherapeutics with immediate effect.

Selection Committees

The composition of the selection committee to the post below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is as follows:

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Planning and Resources)

  Appointed by
Mr Vice-Chancellor ex officio
The Provost of Oriel Council
The Principal of St Hugh's Council
Professor Alastair Buchan Council
Dr Jane Garnett Council
Professor Roger Goodman Council
Professor Alex Halliday Council
Dr Sally Mapstone Council
The Revd Dr Colin Thompson (Senior Proctor) Council

Musical Events

Harris Manchester

Thursday lunch-time recitals: 1.30–2.10 p.m. in Chapel. Admission free, with retiring collection. For additional information, please email:

3 March: 'Instrumental Idioms II: The Trombone'

Music by Bach and Dutilleux.  Brendan Brett, Trombone

10 March: 'Stabat Mater'

Pergolesi's wonderful Passiontide Cantata. Anni Nakamura, Soprano; Adrian Boorman, Countertenor

Mansfield College Chapel

All events are open to the public and all welcome.

Lunchtime Recital Series

The following 30 minute concerts will take place in the Mansfield College Chapel on Wednesdays at 1.30 p.m. Admission is free.

16 Feb.: Songs of the seventeenth-century Italian monodists; David Lee (Tenor) and Richard Mackenzie (lute)

23 Feb.: Haydn's Insanae et vanae, Mozart, Hummel; Mansfield College Chapel Choir

2 Mar.: Richard Strauss's Vier Letzte Lieder; Fiona Dobie (soprano)

College Concert

Sunday 27 February 8 at p.m.: Fauré's Requiem and Bellini's Gloria

Exhibitions and Other Events


An exhibition of paintings by Lyn Youngson and photographs by Michael Fontes, 7–25 February, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Visitors advised to ring the College Lodge beforehand (Oxford (2)74100).

St Anne's Art Gallery

Luke Skiffington, En Plein Air

Semi-abstract oils that blur the boundaries between pastoral and grunge by one of Oxfordshire's edgiest and most exciting young artists. The exhibition is open daily, 10 February–20 March, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. subject to College commitments. Visitors may enquire of the College Lodge (Oxford (2)74800) in advance. Admission is free and the paintings are for sale.

Botanic Garden

Homes and Habitats

Make homes for bugs and birds visiting your garden from natural materials. Get involved with National Nest Box Week. No booking required, drop in at any time. Free with entry to the Garden. Thursday, 24 February, 1–4 p.m., at the Botanic Garden (Oxford (2)86690 or

Mansfield College Chapel

Dramatic Production

Voltaire's Mahomet and Zaire

On 7, 8, 10 and 11 March at 7 p.m. For more information and ticket prices, please see 'Mahomet and Zaire' Facebook group at

Pitt Rivers Museum

Until 2 May: The Curious Nature of Objects: paintings by Sue Johnson

19 Feb., 2.30 p.m.: Sounds of Africa: an illustrated talk on African musical instruments

19 Mar., 2.30 p.m.: From Palaeolithic Iffley to Saxon Standlake

16 Apr., 2.30 p.m.: Tattoos: through the lens (a selection of short films)

For more information, see