• Thursday 12 May 2011
  • NO. 4952
  • VOL. 141

Consultative notices

Medical Sciences Board/Education Committee Review of the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, the Department of Pharmacology, and DPAG

Medical Sciences Board/Education Committee Review of the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, the Department of Pharmacology and the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics

The Medical Sciences Board is undertaking a review of the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, the Department of Pharmacology, and the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics 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 (Research), Professor Rodney Phillips, and will take place on 4 and 5 July.

The review committee's terms of reference are:

(1) To review the quality of academic activities in the departments, by reference to international standards of excellence; action taken since the last review of the department (where appropriate); planning statements at departmental and divisional level, and in the context of the University's mission statement and strategic plan. In particular:

(a) the quality of the research of the departments, including their participation in inter-departmental, inter-divisional and inter-disciplinary activities, their research profiles and strategies, and future challenges and opportunities;

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

- access and graduate recruitment

- progression and achievement

- curriculum design and programme structure (taught only)

- 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;

(ii) the organisation of undergraduate teaching and its relationship with graduate provision and research;

(c) the organisation of the departments, their management structures and the relationship between the departments and the division, the management of operational matters such 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 departments, and between the departments and cognate subject areas and colleges to which they are linked in teaching and research, and between the department and relevant external bodies.

(2) To consider the current and long-term financial position of, and funding arrangements for, departments, and their financial strategies.

The review committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference. These should be sent to Mrs Margareta Rorsman (email:, by Thursday, 9 June.

General notices

Vice-Chancellor's Question Time

Professor Andrew Hamilton will be holding a ninety-minute Question Time session in the Blue Boar Lecture Theatre in Christ Church on Thursday, 26 May. The event is open to members of Congregation, University and college staff, and students, who are invited to discuss issues with the Vice-Chancellor. The session starts at 4 p.m., with refreshments available from 3.15 p.m. To reserve a place or submit a question in advance, please email An audio recording will be available after the event at

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,  p. 203, and are published on the Personnel Services website:


Camden Professorship of Ancient History

Nicholas Purcell, MA Oxf, Official Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History, St John's College and University Lecturer in Ancient History (CUF), has been appointed to the Camden Professorship of Ancient History within the Classics Faculty with effect from 1 October 2011.

Mr Purcell will be a fellow of Brasenose College.

Electoral Boards

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:

Professorship of General Practice

  Appointed by
Professor N. Rawlins
Mr Vice-Chancellor1
The Principal of Green Templeton ex officio
Professor D. Paterson Council
Mrs G. Buckle Council
Professor A. Farmer Medical Sciences Division
Professor R. Hobbs Medical Sciences Division
Professor J. Mant Medical Sciences Division
Dr S. Richards Medical Sciences Division
Professor A. Howe Royal College
Dr L. Leaver Green Templeton

Professorship of Public Health

  Appointed by
Professor W. James Mr Vice-Chancellor1
Professor M. Parker St Cross
Professor A. Johnson Council
Professor P. Rothwell Council
Professor Sir John Bell Medical Sciences Divisional Board
Professor A. Buchan Medical Sciences Divisional Board
Professor R. Fitzpatrick Medical Sciences Divisional Board
Professor Sir Andrew Haines Medical Sciences Divisional Board
Dr J. McWilliam Royal College/NHS Trust
Professor A. Pollard St Cross

1Appointed 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).

Musical and Other Events

Faculty of Music

Holywell Music Room

All events are free of charge and open to the public unless otherwise stated.

Fri. 20 May, 10 a.m.–noon: Chamber Music Masterclass: Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet.

Fri. 20 May, 1 p.m.: Conway Scholars Recital (Graham Sale, violin; Elizabeth Grew, cello; Daisy Fancourt, piano; Catherine Cochrane, flute; Robert Gorrie, piano; Alice Maslin, voice). Schumann's Piano Trio in D minor No. 1 and other pieces.

Fri. 3 June, 8 p.m.: Mahan Esfahani, artist-in-residence, New College: Bach's Goldberg Variations. Tickets £12/£8 ( or on the door).

Wed. 1 June, 1.15 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8.30 p.m.: Dr Trevor Wishart: 'Encounters in the Republic of Heaven'. Please note: this event will take place in the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building. Book at:

Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music

Wed. 22 June, 4.15 p.m.: Film screening of five Robert Rappaport films, featuring an original score by students Alice Beckwith, Liz Mowforth and Chris Ferebee. Open to the public – free admission.

Bate Collection

Concerts and recitals

Wed. 18 May, 12.30 p.m.: Recorder concert and lecture with Peter Holtslag. This event takes place at the Holywell Music Room. Free, but with retiring collection.

Tues. 7 June, 11.45 p.m.: The early piano with Leah Broad: includes pieces by Mozart and Beethoven.


30 May3 June, 25 p.m.: Family Activities. Free; no booking required.

Sat. 4 June, 10 a.m.2 p.m.: Family Fun Day. Free; no booking required.

Sat. 11 June, 10 a.m.5 p.m.: Theremin workshop with Lydia Kavina. Workshop for beginners and advanced players. Open to spectators. Book on: Oxford 276139.

910 July, 9.30 a.m.8 p.m.: Summer weekend for new viol players, in collaboration with the Viola da Gamba society. Enquiries to or Oxford 723778.

Oxford University Music Society

Fri. 20 May, 7.30 p.m.: Oxford University Big Band: From Ella to Sinatra. Corpus Christi auditorium. Tickets: £10/£5 from

Sat. 21 May, 7.30 p.m.: Oxford University Brass Band: including Whelan's Riverdance; Moss's Floral Dance. St Barnabas Church, Jericho. Tickets: £5/£3 on the door.

Sat. 21 May, 8 p.m.: Oxford Chamber Orchestra: Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade; Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra. Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets: £15/£10 from Oxford 305305 or on the door.

Thurs. 26 May, 8 p.m.: Oxford University Orchestra: Verdi, Faure, Brahms, Butterworth, Stravinsky. Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets: £12/6 from

Fri. 27 May, 8 p.m.: Oxford University Wind Orchestra: Sousa, Grainger, Goff Richards, Vaughan Williams, Walton. University Church. Tickets: £8/£4 from

Mon. 30 May, 7.30 p.m.: Oxford University Student Chorus charity concert: Whitacre, Tippet, Vaughan Williams. Wesley Memorial Church, New Inn Hall Street. Tickets: £4/£3 from

Thurs. 9 June, 8 p.m.: Oxford University String Ensemble: Elgar, Dvorak. Merton College Chapel. Tickets: £8/£4 from or on the door.

Thurs. 16 June, 7.30 p.m.: Oxford University Philharmonia: Bizet, Marquez, Vaughan Williams. Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets: £12/£16 on the door or £10/£5 from

Oxford Philomusica

The following events take place in the Sheldonian Theatre.

Thurs. 19 May, 7 p.m.: Young Artists Platform - Oxford University award winner Andrew Tyler, St Catherine's. Andrew Tyler, flute; Guy Newbury, piano: Widor's Suite for flute and piano; Robert Aitken's Icicle; Frank Martin's Ballade; Taffanel's Fantasie sur le Freischutz. Open to the public – free admission.

Thurs. 19 May, 8 p.m.: Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet. Mozart's Serenata Notturna, Jupiter and other pieces; Busoni's Divertimento in B flat major for Flute and Orchestra. Tickets available from 020 8450 1060.

Sat. 11 June, 8 p.m.: Miriam Murphy, soprano; Victoria Simmonds, alto; Peter Hoare, tenor; Jonathan Lemalu, bass; London Symphony Chorus; Marios Papadopoulos, conductor. Beethoven's Missa Solemnis in D major. Tickets:  £37/£26/£17.50/£10 from 020 8450 1060.

Magdalen College

Dr Alison E.M. Shell, UCL, will preache a sermon at the Sung Eucharist, Magdalen College Chapel, at 11 a.m. on Sunday, 22 May.

Subject: 'In praise of the King James Bible.'

Mansfield College

All events take place in the Chapel and are open to the public. All welcome.

Lunchtime Recital Series

The following thirty-minute concerts will on Wednesdays at 1.30–1.55 p.m. Admission is free.

18 May: Mansfield College Chapel Choir; Schubert's Deutsche Messe.

25 May: Aquarius; Mozart's Quintet in E flat K 452.

1 June: Kath Cooper (mezzo-soprano) and John Oxlade (piano); Elgar's Sea Pictures.

8 June: Julia Hamilton (cello); Bach's Cello Suite in C major.

15 June: David Lee (tenor) and Tim Hawken (piano); Schumann's Dichterliebe.

Special Concert

Sat. 18 June, 5 p.m.: Fiona Dobie, soprano; Ghislaine McMullen, cello; and Peter McMullen, piano; 'A Recital for All'. A new experience 'in the round': songs and sonatas from Schubert to Previn, with audience and performers conjoining in making sound and singing. Admission at door: £10 (£8 conc./students; children/unwaged free).

College Concert

Sun. 19 June, 8 p.m.: 'Music for a Midsummer's Evening'. Admission free.

Worship, Prayers

Sun. 7.30 p.m. A service of Christian Worship. Informal and varied styles, including Taize, readings and prayers; songs and reflections; and Eucharist.

Wed. 11.30 a.m.–noon. The Chapel is open for quiet reflection, and materials for personal prayer or meditation are provided.

Wed. 6.307.15 p.m. Traditional services of Christian worship in the Reformed tradition, with Mansfield College Chapel Choir performing weekly. Occasional guest preachers. Followed by light refreshments; open to the public and all welcome.


Bodleian Library

Gough Map

Proscholium Case

One of the earliest modern maps of Britain will be on show in this small display. The Gough Map shows a largely accurate geographical representation of medieval Britain. Drawn on the hides of one big sheep and a lamb, it was created in the late fourteenth century and amended during the fifteenth century.

Gough's Topography, the earliest written material describing the Gough Map, will also be on show.

14 May–26 June, Mon.–Fri.: 9 a.m.–10 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.–4.30 p.m.; Sun.: 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission free.