Notices

  • Thursday 30 September 2010
  • No. 4928
  • Vol 141

University Preachers

MICHAELMAS TERM 2010

Thursday, 7 October, 8 a.m. The Revd Peter Southwell, Chaplain of Queen's. Holy Communion (Latin), St Mary's

Sunday, 10 October, 10.30 a.m. The Revd Canon Brian Mountford, Vicar of the University Church. Commemoration Day Sermon, St Mary's

Tuesday, 12 October, 6 p.m. The Revd John Paton, Precentor, Christ Church Cathedral. Court Sermon, the Cathedral

Sunday, 31 October, 10.30 a.m. Dr Benjamin Thompson, Fellow and Tutor in Medieval History, Somerville. University Sermon, St Mary's

Sunday, 14 November, 6.15 p.m. Dr Kevin Ward, Senior Lecturer in African Religious Studies, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Leeds. Ramsden Sermon, St Hugh's

Sunday, 21 November, 6 p.m. Mr David McDonough, The McDonough Partnership. University Sermon on the Sin of Pride, Harris Manchester1

Sunday, 28 November, 10 a.m. HRH Princess Badiya bint El Hassan. Advent Sunday Address2, the Cathedral

1Please note the new venue for this sermon is Harris Manchester College

2The Advent Sunday Sermon will this year be referred to as the Advent Address

General Notices

Facilities Available to Retired Members of University Staff

Retired members of staff in receipt of a university pension (whether under or over seventy-five, and whether or not they are a member of a faculty or of Congregation) are able to obtain a retired staff card, which gives them access to a very wide range of facilities. Application for such a card can be made via a departmental or college administrator.

Provided a valid card is held, the privileges offered include continued access to university libraries, access to OUCS and its email services, discounts at the Oxford University shop and at the Ashmolean and Bodleian gift shops, free entrance to the Botanic Garden, the ability to apply for membership of the University Club on Mansfield Road, and discounted membership of the university sports club at Iffley Road. Retired staff are also welcomed at the Language Centre.

Circulation of the Gazette to retired members of staff

Former members of Congregation resident in the United Kingdom can continue to receive copies of the Gazette (as well as the University's staff newsletter Blueprint, and the Oxford Magazine), on application in writing to the Information Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. In the case of those over the age of seventy-five such applications must be renewed at the beginning of each academic year.


MSc in Clinical Embryology 

Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 

Research dissertations are to be submitted to the Examination School by noon on Friday, 12 August 2011.


 

Report Issued by the Internal Auditors

The following report issued by the Internal Auditors has been accepted by the Audit and Scrutiny Committee:

ICT Governance Review

The executive summary of this report has 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).


 

Department of Earth Sciences

The Department of Earth Sciences moved to a new building on 20 September. The new Earth Sciences Building is located on South Parks Road, on the site of the old Central Chemistry building.

The new address is: Department of Earth Sciences, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3AN. Departmental phone numbers will remain the same as far as possible; if you experience any difficulty in contacting members of staff, please call reception on 01865 (2)72000.


 

Oxford Martin School

Announcement of new shorthand name and website

The Oxford Martin School is the new shorthand name given to the James Martin 21st Century School, which launched a new website and logo on 27 September 2010. The School is an interdisciplinary research initiative addressing major global future challenges. Following the successful $50 million matched funding challenge announced earlier this year, the Oxford Martin School now comprises thirty research institutes and programmes, which are clustered under four broad themes:

Energy and Environment

  • 21st Century Ocean Institute
  • Institute of Biodiversity
  • Institute for Carbon and Energy Reduction in Transport
  • Institute on Plants for the 21st Century
  • Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests
  • Oxford Geoengineering Programme
  • Programme on Globalising Tidal Power Generation
  • Programme on Modelling and Predicting Climate Change
  • Programme in Nuclear and Energy Materials
  • Programme on Solar Energy: Organic Photovoltaics

Technology and Society

  • Institute for Economic Modelling
  • Institute for the Future of Computing
  • Institute for Science, Innovation and Society
  • International Migration Institute
  • Oxford Institute of Ageing
  • Oxford Institute for Global Economic Development
  • Programme on Computational Cosmology
  • Programme on Future Technologies
  • Programme on the Future of Cities

Health and Medicine

  • George Centre for Healthcare Innovation
  • Institute for Emerging Infections
  • Institute for the Future of the Mind
  • Institute of Nanoscience for Medicine
  • Institute for Vaccine Design
  • Oxford Stem Cell Institute
  • Particle Therapy Cancer Research Institute

Ethics and Governance 

  • Future of Humanity Institute
  • Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict
  • Programme on Ethics of the New Biosciences
  • Programme on Mind and Machine

For more information please visit the website at www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk or contact info@oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk.


 

Musical Event

St John's

Monday, 11 October 2010, 8.30 p.m. Kendrew concert, St. John’s College Auditorium. The Brentano String Quartet will perform works by Mozart, Berg and Beethoven.  Tickets, which are free of charge, will be available from St John’s Lodge ten days before the performance

Appointments

University Appointments

Tasso Leventis Professorship of Biodiversity

Katherine J. Willis, BSc S’ton, PhD Camb, Professorial Research Fellow (RISV), School of Geography and Environment; Professorial Fellow, Jesus; and Professor II, Biological Institute, University of Bergen, Norway, has been appointed to the Tasso Leventis Professorship of Biodiversity in the Department of Zoology with effect from 1 October 2010.

Professor Willis will be a fellow of Merton College.

Dubai Ports World Professorship of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Linda M. Scott, BA MA PhD University of Texas at Austin, MBA Southern Methodist, Professor of Marketing, Saïd Business School, has been appointed to the Dubai Ports World Professorship of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Saïd Business School with effect from 1 October 2010.

Professor Scott will be a fellow of Green Templeton College.

Head of Administration and Finance for the Bodleian Libraries

Laura How, previously Accountant at the Bodleian Libraries and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, has been appointed to the Head of Administration and Finance for the Bodleian Libraries.

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board: Departmental Headships

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board has conferred the following departmental headships:

Professor James Binney, MA Camb, DPhil Oxf, Professor of Physics and Fellow of Merton: the Sub-department of Theoretical Physics for five years from 1 September 2010.

Professor Roger Davies, BSc Lond, PhD Camb, Philip Wetton Professor of Astrophysics and Student of Christ Church: the Sub-department of Astrophysics for five years from 1 July 2011.

Professor Sam Howison, MSc DPhil Oxf, University Lecturer in Mathematics and Fellow of Christ Church: the Mathematical Institute for five years from 1 January 2011.

Professor Patrick Roche, BSc PhD Lond, MA Oxf, Professor of Physics and Fellow of Hertford: the Sub-department of Astrophysics for one year from 1 July 2010.

Professor John Woodhouse, BSc Brist, MA DPhil Oxf, PhD Camb, FRS, Professor of Geophysics and Fellow of Worcester: the Department of Earth Sciences for five years from 1 January 2011.

Appointments, Reappointments and Conferments of Title

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Divisional Board has conferred the title of University Research Lecturer upon Dr Dimitra Rigopoulou, BSc Ioannina, MSc PhD Lond, of the Sub-department of Astrophysics, with immediate effect.

Medical Sciences Division

Claire Margaret Edwards, BSc PhD Sheffield, has been appointed a Fellow by Special Election, St Edmund Hall, and University Lecturer in Bone Oncology with effect from 6 December 2010. This is a joint appointment by the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences and the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences

Conferments and reconferments of the title of Visiting Professor

The Humanities Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in French Studies on Professor Michelle Szkilnik, Professeur de Littérature du Moyen Âge, Directrice du Centre d’Études du Moyen Âge de Paris 3–Sorbonne Nouvelle, for the period 1 October 2010 to 30 September 2011.

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Computational Biology upon Nicholas Smith, BE PhD Auckland, Head of Biomedical Engineering at King’s College, London, for a period of three years from 1 September 2010.

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor in Physics upon Professor Richard Wade BSc Essex, PhD DIC Lond, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Programmes at the Science and Technology Facilities Council, for a period of three years from 1 June 2010.

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor in Zoology upon Professor Sir Brian Follett, BSc PhD Brist, DSc Wales, FRS, for a period of three years from 1 July 2010.

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Graduate Medical Education on L Berkowitz, MD BS, Professor in the Division of Haematology/Oncology at the University of North Carolina, for a period of three years from 1 July 2010.

The Medical Sciences Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor in Computational Biology on D Bray, BSc Lond, PhD Massachusetts, Emeritus Professor of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge, for a further period of five years from 1 April 2010.

Recognition of Distinction

The following titles have been conferred on behalf of the Recognition of Distinction Committee on the appointment of the individuals concerned to Senior Research Fellowships at All Souls with effect from 1 October 2010:

Burrows, A., BCL MA Oxf, LLM Harvard, Professor of the Law of England.

Lacey, N., LLB Lond, BCL Oxf, Professor of Criminal Law and Legal Theory.

The following title has been conferred on behalf of the Recognition of Distinction Committee with effect from 1 October 2010: 

Park, A., AB Harvard, PhD Stanford, Reader in Economics and Fellow of Corpus Christi, Professor of the Economy of China.

Electoral Boards

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

Beit Professorship of the History of the British Commonwealth


Appointed by
The Dean of Christ Church Mr Vice-Chancellor1  
The Master of Balliol ex officio
Dr S. Skinner Balliol
Professor P. O’Hanlon Council
Professor M. Vaughan Council
Professor S. Shuttleworth Humanities Division
Professor C. Wickham History Faculty
Professor J. Darwin History Faculty
Professor T. Hopkins History Faculty

Chichele Professorship of Economic History


Appointed by
The Provost of Worcester Mr Vice-Chancellor1  
The Warden of All Souls ex officio
Professor R. Smith Council
Dr D. Oxley Council
Professor S. Shuttleworth Humanities Divisional Board
Professor R. Allen Social Sciences Divisional Board
Professor Sir Roderick Floud History Faculty in consultation with the Social Sciences Divisional Board
Professor C. Wickham History Faculty
Dr N. Malcolm All Souls

Professorship of Development and Reproduction

  Appointed by
Professor A Monaco Mr Vice-Chancellor1
The Principal of Jesus ex officio
Professor Sir John Bell Council
Dr J. Challis Council
Professor Dame Kay Davies Medical Sciences Board
Professor G. Miesenboeck Medical Sciences Board
Professor E. Robertson Medical Sciences Board
Professor W. Reik Medical Sciences Board
Professor R. Patient Medical Sciences Board
Professor R. Moxon
Jesus

Rhodes Professorship of American History

  Appointed by
The Principal of Harris Manchester Mr Vice-Chancellor1
The Master of St Catherine’s ex officio
Professor L. Cohen Council
Dr L. Goldman Council
Professor S. Shuttleworth Humanities Divisional Board
Professor D. King Social Sciences Divisional Board 
Professor T. Badger History Faculty
Professor C. Wickham History Faculty
Dr M. Mulholland St Catherine’s

Professorship of Scientific Visualisation

  Appointed by
The Principal of Mansfield Mr Vice-Chancellor1  
Professor B. Rogers Pembroke
Dr A. Fitzgibbon Council
Professor C. Johnson Council
Professor T. DeFanti MPLS Division
Professor A. Halliday MPLS Division
Professor W. Roscoe MPLS Division
Professor A. Trefethen MPLS Division
Professor I. Tracey Pembroke

1 Appointed 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).