Notices

  • Thursday 7 October 2010
  • No. 4929
  • Vol 141

Consultative Notices

All Souls: 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 All Souls College, approved by the Governing Body at meetings on 13 June 2009 and 12 June 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, 18 October.

The effects of the amendments are: to remove inconsistencies and errors arising from previous amendments; to clarify the expectations and requirements of Examination Fellows; make changes to certain Fellows’ retirement age; to update pension and accounting record arrangements; to ensure that the Warden and Fellows have full statutory authority for all benefits payable to or on behalf of the Warden and certain groups of Fellows; to provide for the establishment of a Remuneration Committee; to introduce a requirement to observe the College Conflict of Interest Policy and Code; and generally to improve the governance of the College in accordance with Charity Commission guidance.

Queen's: 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 the Queen's College approved by the Governing Body on 5 and 26 May 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, 18 October.

The effects of the amendments are to update the existing statutes of the college after the first major review by the college for many years. The revisions include the introduction of a statement of objects and of procedures to ensure compliance with changes relating to the responsibilities of trustees of registered charities. Numerous provisions relating to day-to-day administration of the college have been updated.

St Anne's: 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 St Anne's College, approved by the Governing Body at meetings on 22 April 2009 and 16 June 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, 18 October.

The effects of the amendments, which follow a major review by the college, are to restate the charitable objects of the college in simple language and to make provision for a new class of independent trustee and a remuneration committee. Further revisions ensure compliance with changes relating to the responsibilities of trustees of registered charities and changes in employment legislation.

Wadham: 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 a revised Statute of Wadham College, approved by the Governing Body at a meeting on 21 July 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, 18 October.

The effects of the amendments are to make changes to the Statute which deals with the Wardenship of the college.


Review of Conference: Joint Planning and Decision Making

The Conference of Colleges is conducting a review of the reforms made to Conference and its committees in 2007. This review will look at how that report's recommendations have been implemented, but will also look more broadly at how effectively Conference is carrying out its roles of enabling colleges to work together effectively and to engage collectively and constructively with the university. A questionnaire is available on the Conference website www.confcoll.ox.ac.uk, and the review group, chaired by Lord Krebs, would like to invite anyone with an interest to complete the questionnaire, which should take no longer than five minutes. 

Responses should be sent to Tabitha Schenk in the Conference Secretariat (tabitha.schenk@admin.ox.ac.uk, or at the University Offices, Wellington Square) by Friday 22 October 2010.

General Notices

Oxford University Pocket Diary 2010–11

Corrigendum: The St Mark’s Day sermon at Magdalen has been erroneously listed twice in the Pocket Diary for 2010–11. Please note that the correct date for this sermon is 1 May 2011.


Ecumenical Celebration of the Beatification of John Henry Newman

Saturday, 9 October 2010, 5 p.m., University Church of St Mary the Virgin.

Service with reading of Newman's sermon The Cross of Christ the Measure of the World by Nigel Cooke.


List of Examination Papers for the 2010–11 Academic Year

MSc and MPhil in Latin American Studies

Core Papers

  1. Latin America from Independence to the First World War
  2. Politics of Democracy in Latin America
  3. The International Relations of Latin America 
  4. Introduction to the Latin American Economies 
  5. Sociology of Latin America 

Further Papers

  1. Social Revolutions in Latin America 
  2. The History of Mexico 
  3. Indigenous Peoples and Political Change in Latin America 
  4. The Politics of Brazil 
  5. The Politics of Peru and Bolivia 
  6. The Economic Development of Central America and the Caribbean 
  7. People and Environment in Latin America1 

1subject to approval by the LAC Management Committee

MSc in Public Policy in Latin America

  1. Latin American Economic Policies 
  2. Development Options 
  3. Problems of Government 
  4. Latin America in the International Arena


Oxford Learning Institute courses

The Gazette will no longer publish the full listing of development opportunities for University staff offered by the Oxford Learning Institute. For information on training offered by the institute, please visit http://www.learning.ox.ac.uk/.

Musical Events

Lunchtime recital series

Michaelmas Term 2010

Queen’s College Chapel, Saturdays, 1.30 p.m.

16 October: Richard MacKenzie (lute)

Programme: Silva de Sirenas – 16th century Castilian music for the vihuela de mano featuring music by Luys de Narváez, Enriquez de Valderrábano, Diego Pisador and Josquin des Prez, played by Richard MacKenzie on a six-course vihuela de mano by Paul Baker (2010)

23 October: Dominic Oldfield (cello); Ben Holder (piano)

Programme to include works by Bach and Debussy

30 October: Queen’s Choral Scholars

6 November: Cecilia Stinton (violin)

Programme to include works by Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms

13 November: Frederick Reece (viola)

Programme: Bach, Schumann and Stravinsky

The event scheduled for 20 November has been cancelled

27 November: Andrew Tyler (flute); Ben Holder (piano)

Admission is free with a retiring collection


Michaelmas Term 2010

Queen’s College Chapel, Wednesdays, 1.10 p.m.

13 October: Anthony Burns-Cox, Romsey

20 October: Nicholas Prozzillo, Brasenose

27 October: Andrew Benson-Wilson, London

3 November: Matthew Burgess, Queen’s

10 November: Christopher Stembridge, Italy

17 November: Richard Brasier, Royal Academy of Music

24 November: Matthew Dunn, Peterhouse, Cambridge

1 December: Vincent Boucher

 Admission is free with a retiring collection

 


The Balliol Concerts

Michaelmas Term 2010

The concerts take place in Balliol Hall every other Sunday, 9 p.m.  Admission is free and all are welcome.

 17 October: Ernest Walker Concert

The Nash Ensemble

Music by Beethoven, Poulenc, Ibert and Mozart.

31 October

Harriet Adie (Harp) and Caroline Adie (Oboe)

Music by Granados, Debussy, Fauré and Saint-Saëns and many others

14  November: The Balliol Society Concert

The Jack Liebeck Piano Trio: Jack Liebeck (violin), Katya Apekisheva (piano) and Guy Johnston (cello)

Music by Mendelssohn and Brahms

28 November: The Balliol College Members' Concert

A selection of Balliol's finest young and old musicians

Further programme information can be found at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~ballmsoc/