Notices

  • Thursday 28 April 2011
  • NO. 4950
  • VOL. 141

Consultative notice

Review of St Benet's Hall by PPH Supervisory Committee

The PPH Supervisory Committee, which is appointed by the Education Committee, has regulatory, monitoring and reporting functions in relation to the Permanent Private Halls. As part of an ongoing process in which each Hall is to be reviewed in turn over a period of six years, the committee is shortly to conduct a review of St Benet's Hall during Trinity term. The review will focus on issues coming within the PPH Supervisory Committee's terms of reference. These may be seen on the Education Committee's website (www.admin.ox.ac.uk/epsc/pphtrmsref.shtml).

The PPH Supervisory Committee would welcome for its review written comments on any matters falling within the terms of reference. Written comments should be sent to the Secretary to the Supervisory Committee, Dr Michael Redley, Education Policy Support Section, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (email: michael.redley@admin.ox.ac.uk), by Friday 20 May.

University Preachers

Trinity term 2011

Thursday, April 28, 8 a.m. The Revd Dr Liz Carmichael, St John's. Holy Communion (Latin), St Mary's

Sunday, 1 May, 9.15 a.m. The Rt Revd John Pritchard, Bishop of Oxford. St Mark's Day Sermon, Magdalen College

Sunday, 8 May, 10.30 a.m. The Revd Professor Keith Ward. University Sermon, St Mary's

Sunday, 22 May, 10.30 a.m. The Revd Professor Ben Quash, Professor of Christianity and the Arts, King's College, London. University Sermon (Eucharist), St Mary's

Sunday, 12 June, 10 a.m. The Rt Revd Anthony Russell, former Bishop of Ely and now Honorary Assistant Bishop, Oxford. University Sermon (Whit Sunday), the Cathedral

Sunday, 19 June, 10.30 a.m. The Revd Dr Nigel G. Wright, Principal, Spurgeon's College and former President, Baptist Union of Great Britain. University Sermon (Trinity Sunday), The Queen's College

Sunday, 26 June, 10 a.m. The Very Revd Michael Sadgrove, Dean of Durham. St John Baptist's Day Sermon, Magdalen College

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 internal.communications@admin.ox.ac.uk. An audio recording will be available after the event at www.admin.ox.ac.uk/vc/news.

Updating of University Calendar for 2011–12

The updating of the University Calendar for 2011–12 is now underway, and all departments, institutions, colleges and halls should have been contacted with respect to the revision of their entry. The updating of entries for faculties and academic departments is arranged through divisional offices. Enquiries can be made to the Gazette (email: gazette.ads@admin.ox.ac.uk).

Errors or omissions in the current edition of the Calendar

Senior members of the University who wish to check any entry in the Calendar may do so by contacting the Gazette, preferably by email (email: gazette.ads@admin.ox.ac.uk). Any errors or omissions should also be reported to the Gazette.

Listing of Professors and Readers Emeritus

Current or retired members of Congregation are invited to report any errors or omissions in the lists of Professors and Readers Emeritus in the Calendar. Any omissions or errors will be corrected in the 2011–12 edition.

Under Council Regulations 3 of 2004, cll. 9 and 10 (www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/regulations/185-084.shtml), any person who has retired over the age of sixty from a professorship or readership, including a personal or titular professorship or readership, is entitled to hold the title of Professor Emeritus or Reader Emeritus, as appropriate.

The current lists of Professors and Readers Emeritus may be seen in the University Calendar 2010, pp. 199–210. They may also be found at www.ox.ac.uk/gazette/calendar, at which the provisional lists of new additions may also be found. Copies of these lists will be sent to any current or retired member of Congregation who applies to the Gazette (email: gazette.ads@admin.ox.ac.uk).

Reports issued by the Internal Auditors

The following reports issued by the Internal Auditors were accepted by the Audit and Scrutiny Committee at its meeting on 14 March 2011:

Focused reviews:

  • Department of Economics
  • Faculty of Theology
  • Review of Research

Health checks:

  • Faculty of English
  • Oxford–Man Institute of Quantitative Finance
  • Oxford Martin School
  • School of Anthropology
  • School of Archaeology

The executive summaries of these reports have now been posted on the intranet at www.admin.ox.ac.uk/councilsec/oxonly/audit/auditrep.shtml. The full reports may be consulted by members of Congregation at the University Offices by arrangement with the Head of the Council Secretariat, Emma Rampton (email: emma.rampton@admin.ox.ac.uk, telephone: (2)70002).

Approval for the holding of outside appointments

All staff are reminded of the guidelines for holding outside appointments which were published in full in the Gazette of 13 January 2011, and may be found on the University website at www.admin.ox.ac.uk/ps/staff/codes/outsidecov.shtml.

Appointments

David Phillips Professorship of Molecular Biophysics

Mark S.P. Sansom, BA DPhil Oxf, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Tutorial Fellow, Christ Church; Head, Laboratory of Molecular and Systems Biochemistry and Director, Structural Bioinformatics and Computational Biochemistry, has been appointed to the David Phillips Professorship of Molecular Biophysics in the Department of Biochemistry with effect from 1 April 2011.

Professor Sansom will be a fellow of Corpus Christi.

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.

Professorship of Development and Reproduction

Paul Richard Riley, BSc Leeds, PhD Lond, Professor of Molecular Cardiology, Molecular Medicine Unit, University College London Institute of Child Health, has been appointed to the Professorship of Development and Reproduction in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics with effect from 1 October 2011.

Professor Riley will be a fellow of Jesus College.

Readership in Experimental Pathology

Ervin Fodor, MSc Bratislava, DPhil Oxf, RCUK Academic Fellow, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology and Senior Research Fellow, Linacre College, has been appointed to the Readership in Experimental Pathology in the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology with effect from 1 May 2011.

Dr Fodor will be a fellow of Exeter College.

Humanities

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

Appointments

CUF Lecturer
Medieval and Modern Languages

Ian Maclachlan, MA DPhil Oxf. Fellow of Merton. In French. From 1 October 2011 to the retiring age.

Departmental Lecturer
Oriental Studies

Domenico Ingenito, BA Bologna, MA Naples, MA Tehran. In Persian Literature. From 1 January 2011 to 31 August 2012.

Jowita Kramer, Dr Phil Hamburg. In Buddhist Studies. From 1 February 2011 to 31 August 2012.

Reappointments

University Lecturer (NTF)
Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics

Sandra Paoli, MA Oxf, PhD Manc. Fellow of Balliol. In Linguistics (Romance Languages). From 1 October 2011 to the retiring age.

University Lecturer
English

Simon Charles Philip Horobin, BA PhD Sheff, MA Oxf. Reader in Middle English. Fellow of Magdalen. In Medieval English Language. From October 2011 to the retiring age.

Philosophy

Timothy John Bayne, BA Otago, PhD Arizona. Fellow of St Catherine's. In Philosophy of Mind. From 1 January 2012 to the retiring age.

Faculty Lecturer

Juan Carlos Conde, BA PhD Madrid, MA Oxf. Fellow of Magdalen. In Medieval Spanish Literature. From 1 August 2011 to the retiring age.

CUF Lecturer
Classics

Beate Diana Dignas, Staatsexamen Münster, MA DPhil Oxf. Fellow of Somerville. In Ancient History. From 1 July 2011 to the retiring age.

History

Ian Forrest, MA MPhil Glas, MA DPhil Oxf. Fellow of Oriel. In Later Medieval History. From 1 October 2011 to the retiring age.

Benjamin Edward Jackson, BA Camb, MA Essex, DPhil Oxf. Fellow of University College. In History. From 1 October 2011 to the retiring age.

Medieval and Modern Languages

Georgina Louise Brentnall Paul, BA DPhil Oxf. Fellow of St Hilda's. In German. From 1 October 2011 to the retiring age.

Philosophy

Gabriel Uzquiano Cruz, Lic Barcelona, MA Oxf, PhD MIT. Fellow of Pembroke. In Philosophy. From 1 October 2011 to the retiring age.

Anandi Hattiangadi, BA York Canada, MA Oxf, MA Toronto, PhD Camb. Fellow of St Hilda's. From 1 November 2011 to the retiring age.

Instructor
Medieval and Modern Languages

Javier Muñoz-Basols, BA MA Saragossa, MA Pennsylvania. In Spanish. From 1 September 2011 to the retiring age.

Conferments of Title

University Lecturer
Medieval and Modern Languages

Polly Jones, MPhil DPhil Oxf. Fellow of University College. In Russian Literature. From 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2016.

CUF Lecturer
Classics

Gail Trimble, MSt DPhil Oxf. Fellow of Trinity. In Greek and Latin Languages and Literatures, From 1 October 2011 to 30 September 2016.

English

Patrick Hayes, MPhil DPhil Oxf. Fellow of St John's. In English. From 1 October 2011 to 30 September 2016.

Visiting Professorship

Humanities

Philip Morgan, PhD UCL, Harry C. Black Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University, has been appointed to the Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professorship of American History for the academic year 2011–2012.

Professor Morgan will be a fellow of The Queen's College.

Recognition of Distinction

On behalf of the Recognition of Distinction Committee, the Vice-Chancellor has conferred the title of Professor of Mathematics upon Ben Hambly, MA Oxf, PhD Camb, University Lecturer and Fellow of St Anne's, with immediate effect.

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:

Norman Collisson Professorship of Musculoskeletal Sciences

  Appointed by
Professor N. Rawlins
 Mr Vice-Chancellor1
The Master of St Peter's
 ex officio
Professor I. Tracey  Council
Professor A. Silman  Council
Professor Sir Mark Feldmann  Medical Sciences Divisional Board
Professor A. Buchan  Medical Sciences Divisional Board
Professor A. Carr  Medical Sciences Divisional Board
Dr T. Berendt  Medical Sciences Divisional Board
Professor C. Buckley  Royal College
Dr H. Dorkins  St Peter's

Professorship of Sociology

  Appointed by
The Rector of Exeter
 Mr Vice-Chancellor1
Professor P. Bearman  Council
Professor J. Scott
 Council
Professor R. Goodman  Social Sciences Division
Professor H.-P. Blossfeld  Department of Sociology
Professor J. Gershuny  Department of Sociology
Dr H. Hamill
 Department of Sociology
Professor D. Gambetta  Nuffield
Professor N.D. de Graaf
 Nuffield

Wykeham Professorship of Physics

  Appointed by
Professor I. Walmsley Mr Vice-Chancellor1
Professor R. Barbieri MPLS Divisional Board
Professor M. Cates MPLS Divisional Board
Professor J. Chalker MPLS Divisional Board
Professor A. Halliday MPLS Divisional Board
Dr J. Wheater MPLS Divisional Board
Professor I. Affleck Council
Professor J. Binney Council
Dr A. Slyz New College
Professor M. Williams New College

Savilian Professorship of Astronomy

  Appointed by
The Master of St Catherine's
Mr Vice-Chancellor1
Professor J. March-Russell New College
Professor R. Davies Council
Professor R. Kennicutt Council
Professor P. Ferreira MPLS Divisional Board
Professor A. Halliday MPLS Divisional Board
Professor D. Spergel MPLS Divisional Board
Dr J.F. Wheater MPLS Divisional Board
Dr A. Slyz New College
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).

Events

The Queen's College Chapel 

Organ recitals are held on Wednesdays at 1.10 p.m. during full term:

4 May: Vincent Boucher

11 May: Matthew Burgess

18 May: Olivia Clarke

25 May: Nykkö-Mickaël Grégoire, Shropshire

1 June: Stephen Binnington, Dorset

8 June: Chris Hainsworth, Béziers Cathedral

15 June: David Stevens, Newcastle Cathedral

22 June: Colin Andrews, Indiana University

Ascension Day: a service with music will take place in Back Quad at 8 a.m. on Thursday, 2 June.

Eglesfield Musical Society lunchtime recitals are held on Saturdays at 1.30 p.m. during full term.

Choral Services are held as following during full term: Sunday 6.15 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday 6.30 p.m.  

Further details may be found on the college website: www.queens.ox.ac.uk.

Scott Fraser are offering a stunning detached 4-double-bedroom period family home. Refurbished to a high standard to include wooden floors,granite work tops and under-floor heating. Situated in the quiet no-through road of Minster Rd, east Oxford. Street parking. Part furnished. Council tax band E, £2,000 p.c.m. Please contact Anna Berry on 01865 244666.

Christ Church Cathedral

After Eight: Conversation and Contemporary Liturgy

The following events will take place on Sundays at 8 p.m.

The First Blues

Four inspiring people on the psalms that inspire them

1 May: 'Psalm 104' with Richard Coles, broadcaster and musician

8 May: 'Psalm 88' with Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury

15 May: 'Psalm 63' with Roxanna Panufnik, composer

22 May: 'Psalm 91' with Lucy Winkett, Vicar of St James' Piccadilly

The Good Book

400 years of the King James Bible

29 May: 'Tales from King James' with David Parrish, Director of the Creation Theatre Company

5 June: 'Found in Translation?' with Paul Langham, Vicar of Christ Church, Clifton

12 June: 'A Time to Laugh?' with Maggie Gilbert, comedian and ethicist

19 June: 'From 1611 to 2011' with John Pritchard, Bishop of Oxford

Exhibitions

Botanic Garden

OneOak Exhibition

Following the full life story of one oak tree.

Botanic Garden, 4 April–4 July and 1–31 August; April 9 a.m.–5 p.m., May–August 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Ashmolean Museum

Heracles to Alexander the Great

The Ashmolean Museum will showcase over five hundred treasures made of gold, silver and bronze, recently found in the royal burial tombs and the palace of Aegae, the ancient capital of Macedon.

7 April–29 August; tickets £8/£6. See www.ashmolean.org for further details.

Pitt Rivers Museum

Special Events

In a Different Light Friday, 13 May, 6–10 p.m.

Exhibitions

Wilfred Thesiger in Africa: A Centenary Exhibition until 5 June

Disciples of a Crazy Saint: The Buchen of Spiti until 3 July

The Curious Nature of Objects: Paintings by Sue Johnson extended until 19 June

Ghost Forest: A Year in Oxford until 31 July

Saturday Spotlight

Tattoos: through the lens 16 April, 2.30 p.m.

Gallery talk: Disciples of a Crazy Saint: The Buchen of Spiti 21 May, 2.30 p.m.

Gallery talk: Music, Ankle Bells and Gestures: A Journey of an Indian Dancer 18 June, 2.30 p.m.

Still Sunday Mornings  

Every Sunday, 10–11.30 a.m.

Family Friendly Activities

Dress to Impress Saturday, 7 May

Half Term Activities: Book Bonanza Thursday, 2–Saturday, 4 June

Free Family Friendly Fun every Sunday, 2–4 p.m.

Bodleian Libraries

Manifold Greatness: Oxford and the making of the King James Bible

In celebration of the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible in 1611.

Exhibition Room, Bodleian Library, 22 April–4 September, Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–4.30 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission free.

Piers Plowman

Display of manuscripts of Piers Plowman, the 14th-century allegorical poem in alliterative verse by William Langland.

Proscholium Case, Bodleian Library, 1 April–8 May, Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–10 p.m. (Vacation 9 a.m.–7 p.m.), Sat. 9 a.m.–4.30 p.m. (Vacation 9 a.m.-5 p.m.); Sun.: 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission free.

For more information see: www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/bodley/about/exhibitions.