Notices

  • Thursday 20 January 2011
  • No. 4940
  • Vol 141

Consultative notices

Keble: revised statutes

The Committee on Statutes before the Privy Council, acting under authority delegated to it by Council, is minded to give consent on behalf of the University to the revised Statutes of Keble College, approved by the Governing Body at meetings on 22 June and 15 December 2010, in so far as such consent is required by Section 7 (2) of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923. The consent of the committee to the amendments to the Statutes will be effective eleven days after publication of this notice unless written notice of a resolution, signed by at least twenty members of Congregation, calling upon Council to withhold that consent, has been given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 31 January.

The effects of the amendments are: to make minor alterations to the day-to-day administration of the College and to ensure compliance with changes relating to the responsibilities of trustees of registered charities.

General notices

Joint Division/Education Committee Review of the Department of Education

Terms of Reference for the Review

1 To review the quality of academic activities in the department, by reference to:

  • international standards of excellence;
  • action taken since the last review of the faculty/department;
  • planning statements at faculty/department and divisional level, and in the context of the University’s mission statement and corporate plan.

In particular:

(a) the quality of the research of the faculty/department, including its participation in inter-departmental, inter-divisional and inter-disciplinary activities, its research profile and strategy, and future challenges and opportunities;

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

- access and admissions
- curriculum design and programme structure
- 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;

(c) the organisation of the faculty/department, its management structures and the relationship between the faculty/department and the Division, including such matters as:

- strategic planning (including relationship to the divisional five-year plans and the University’s Corporate 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 faculty/department, and between the faculty/department and cognate subject areas and colleges to which it is linked in teaching and research.

2 To consider the current and long-term financial position of, and funding arrangements for, the faculty/department, and its financial strategy.

The review committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference. These should be sent to the secretary of the review committee, c/o Helen Passey (helen.passey@socsci.ox.ac.uk), Social Sciences Division, Hayes House, 75 George Street, Oxford OX1 2BQ, by Monday, 21 February.


Sermon Series, Dante's Purgatorio

Worcester College Chapel

During Hilary term there will be a series of sermons on the Seven Terraces of Dante's Purgatorio, occurring at Choral Evensong each Sunday at 6 p.m.

Second week (23 Jan.): Pride (Canto X)

Preacher: Fr Simon Bishop, SJ, Oxford University Catholic Chaplaincy

Third week (30 Jan.): Envy (Canto XIII)

Preacher: The Revd Dr Anders Bergquist, Vicar, St John’s Wood, London

Fourth week (6 Feb.): Anger (Canto XVI)

Preacher: The Rt Revd Jonathan Gledhill, Bishop of Lichfield

Fifth week (13 Feb.): Sloth (Canto XVIII)

Preacher: Professor Paul Ewart

Sixth week (20 Feb.): Avarice (Canto XIX)

Preacher: The Chaplain

Seventh week (27 Feb.): Gluttony (Canto XXIII)

Preacher: The Revd Alison Tomlin, President, Methodists' Conference

Eighth week (6 Mar.): Lust (Canto XXV)

Preacher: The Revd Michael Sanders, Priest-in-Charge, Kemble, Gloucestershire

Appointments

Humanities

With the approval of the Humanities Board, the following appointments and reappointments have been made and titles conferred for the periods stated.

Appointments

University Lecturer (NTF)
Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics

Arshia Asudeh, MPhil Edin, PhD Stanford. Fellow of Jesus. In Linguistics (Semantics and Pragmatics). From 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2013.

Oriental Studies

Nicolai Sinai, MA PhD Berlin. Fellow of Pembroke. In Islamic Studies. From 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2015.

Departmental Lecturer
English

Thomas Fitzpatrick Wright, BA Lond, MPhil DPhil Camb. In American Literature. From 1 October 2010 to 30 September 2011.

History

Thomas Benedict Lambert, MA PhD Durh. In Early Medieval History. From 1 October 2010 to 30 September 2011.

Jennifer Elisabeth Altehenger, BA Camb, MA Heidelberg. In Modern Chinese History. From 1 October 2010 to 30 June 2011.

Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics

Louise Mycock, MA PhD Manc. In Syntax/Romance Linguistics. From 1 October 2010 to 30 September 2011.

Oriental Studies

Justin Winslett, MA UCLA, MSt DPhil Oxf. In Classical Chinese. From 1 November 2010 to 31 August 2012.

Philosophy

James Eric Grant, BA Queen’s, Canada, BPhil Oxf. In Philosophy. From 1 October 2010 to 30 September 2012.

Joseph William Melia, PhD Camb. In Philosophy. From 1 October 2010 to 30 September 2012.

Instructor
Oriental Studies

Mohammadjavad Ardalan, MA Tehran. In Persian. From 1 November 2010 to 31 July 2011.

Lector
Medieval and Modern Languages

Alexander Krasovitsky, MA PhD Moscow. In Russian. From 1 October 2010 to 30 June 2014.

Reappointments

University Lecturer (NTF)
Oriental Studies

James Bryant Lewis, BA University of the South, MA PhD Hawaii, MA Oxf. Fellow of Wolfson. In Korean History. From 1 October 2011 to the retiring age.

Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art

Daria Lynn Martin, BA Yale, MFA California, MA Oxf. Fellow of St John’s. In Fine Art. From 15 May 2011 to the retiring age.

CUF Lecturer
English

Ankhi Mukherjee, BA MA Sri Sathya Sai Institute, MA Boston College, PhD Rutgers. Fellow of Wadham. In English. From 1 October 2011 to the retiring age.

Stefano-Maria Evangelista, BA East Ang, MA Lond, MA MSt DPhil Oxf. Fellow of Trinity. In English. From 1 October 2011 to the retiring age.

Philosophy

Frank Arntzenius, BA BSc Groningen, MSc PhD Lond. Professor of Philosophy. Fellow of University College. In Philosophy. From 1 July 2010 to the retiring age.

Scott Sturgeon, BA Texas A and M, MPhil PhD Arizona, MA Oxf. Fellow of Wadham. In Philosophy. From 1 October 2010 to the retiring age.

Instructor
Oriental Studies

Otared Haidar, BA Damascus, MA DPhil Oxf. In Arabic. From 1 October 2011 to the retiring age.

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Headship conferred

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board has conferred the Headship of the Department of Zoology upon Professor Peter W.H. Holland, MA Oxf, PhD Lond, DSc R'dg, Linacre Professor of Zoology and Fellow of Merton, for a period of 5 years from 1 October 2011.

Donald Schultz Professorship of Turbomachinery

Peter T. Ireland, BA DPhil Oxf, Rolls-Royce Associate Fellow in Heat Transfer, Rolls-Royce, Derby, has been appointed to the Donald Schultz Professorship of Turbomachinery in the Department of Engineering Science with effect from 1 January 2011.

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

Visiting Professorships

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Divisional Board has reconferred the title of Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in the Principles of Civil Engineering Design upon Dr Richard Snell, BSc, for a period of three years from 1 December 2010.

Electoral Boards

Composition of an Electoral Board

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

BP Professorship of Information Engineering

   Appointed by
The President, St John's
Mr Vice-Chancellor1
The Warden, Keble
ex officio
Professor J. Kittler Council
Professor P. Donnelly Council
Professor A. Halliday
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board
Professor Z. Ghahramani Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board
Professor G. Gottlob Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board
Professor G. Houlsby Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board
Professor T. Wilson Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board
Professor P. Taylor Keble

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).

Exhibitions

Pitt Rivers Museum

Exhibitions

Wilfred Thesiger in Africa: a centenary exhibition, 4 June 2010–5 June 2011

Disciples of a crazy saint: the Buchen of Spiti—photographs by Patrick Sutherland, 9 December 2010–3 July 2011

Among the Pueblos: John K. Hillers (1843–1925), photographer of the American Southwest, 22 November 2010–27 March 2011

Inspired for life, 14 December 2010–16 January 2011

Ghost forest: a year in Oxford, 9 July 2010–31 July 2011—Angela Palmer's exhibition of ten immense rainforest tree stumps from Ghana are displayed on the lawn in front of the museum buildings. See: www.ghostforest.org

Opening hours: 10 a.m.–4.30 p.m. Tuesday–Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday; 12 noon–4.30 p.m. Monday.

Christ Church Picture Gallery

Neapolitan and Spanish Drawings from the Baroque, 19 February–15 May. Twenty-nine drawings offering a glimpse into the wide range of Neapolitan draughtsmanship, including works by Jusepe de Ribera, Salvator Rosa and Luca Giordano.

Opening times to 30 April: Monday–Saturday, 10.30 a.m.–1 p.m., 2 p.m.–4.30 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.–4.20 p.m. Opening times from 1 May: Monday–Saturday, 10.30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.–5 p.m. Admission: £3/£2, entrance via Oriel Square. Tel: Oxford (2)76172, website: www.chch.ox.ac.uk/gallery.