• Thursday 2 December 2010
  • No. 4937
  • Vol 141

Consultative notices

Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) Consultation—additional material

Additional material has recently been published on the USS website in response to questions posed by (among others) the University of Oxford since the consultation period began. This material can be found under 'Supplementary information' on the USS website at

General notices

Gazette publication arrangements

The final Gazette of Michaelmas term will be published on 9 December. Publication for Hilary term will begin on 13 January. The usual deadline arrangements will apply.

Submitting lecture notices to the Gazette

Please note that the Gazette is now requesting that all notices of lectures, seminars and conferences be sent in time to appear in the new Lectures Supplement to be published with the noughth week Gazette in each term. The Hilary term supplement will appear on 13 January. All lecture notices are due by noon on Wednesday, 5 January, and should be sent to

Mastership of St Cross

The Governing Body of St Cross College has elected Sir Mark Ellis Powell Jones, FRSE, the Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, to the Mastership of the College. He will take up his appointment on 1 September 2011, following the retirement of Professor Andrew Goudie, who has been Master of St Cross since October 2003.


With the approval of the relevant divisional board, the following appointments and reappointments have been made and titles conferred for the periods stated.

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division


Constantin Cassios Coussios, BA MEng PhD Camb, Bellhouse Foundation University Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering, Reader in Engineering Science and Tutorial Fellow of Magdalen College, has been appointed to the Professorship of Biomedical Engineering in the Department of Engineering Science, with effect from 1 January 2011. Dr Coussios will be a fellow of Magdalen College.

Visiting Professorships

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Divisional Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Materials upon Nigel M. Allinson, BEng Brad, MSc Camb, currently Professor of Image Engineering at University of Sheffield, for a period of three years from 1 December 2010.

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Divisional Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor in Engineering Science upon Andrew Blake, Deputy Managing Director at Microsoft Research Cambridge, for a period of three years from 1 October 2010.

Recognition of Distinction

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

Grossman, A., BA BSc MB BS MD Lond, NHS Consultant in Endocrinology, Professor of Endocrinology, with effect from 1 February 2011.

Bate, J., MA PhD Camb, Provost of Worcester, Professor of English Literature, with effect from 1 October 2011.

Corrigendum: The listing below was incorrect in the 28 October 2010 Gazette. The following is the corrected entry:

The following title has been conferred on behalf of the Recognition of Distinction Committee:

Fabre, Cécile Monique Yvonne, MA York, DPhil Oxf, Fellow of Lincoln, CUF Lecturer in Philosophy. Professor of Political Philosophy, with effect from 1 September 2010.


Refugee Studies Centre

'No peace of mind: stories of displacement in the Democratic Republic of Congo,' University Church of St Mary the Virgin, 1–14 December, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.