• Thursday 10 May 2012
  • NO. 4988
  • VOL. 142

General notices

University Design Studio

The Public Affairs Directorate has launched the University of Oxford Design Studio, providing departments and colleges with a professional and cost-effective design and print-buying service. Specialists in designing Oxford-branded material from the student prospectuses to the Annual Review, the studio aims to combine creative and engaging design with a knowledgeable and professional service. For further information, visit or contact Jo Kay, Studio Manager, tel: Oxford (2)80543.

Vice-Chancellor's Question Time

Professor Andrew Hamilton will be holding a Question Time session in the Ship Street Centre, Jesus, on 22 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 pm, with refreshments available from 3.30 pm. To reserve a place or submit a question in advance, please email An audio recording will be available after the event at

Guidelines for Leave for Academic Staff

Academic staff are reminded of the guidelines for applying for and taking leave, which were published in full in Gazette No 4970, 17 November 2011, p 137, and are published on the Personnel Services website:

OxTALENT Awards 2012

University competition for creative use of technology in teaching, learning and research

Do you make creative use of technology in your teaching, learning or research? Has your use of ICT enhanced your own educational practice or that of others? The OxTALENT annual awards recognise those who have made use of ICT to foster learning and academic practice at either undergraduate or postgraduate level. For full information see: Deadline: 21 May.

Visiting Professorships

Medical Sciences

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Immunology on M Greene, MD PhD Manitoba, FRCP (Canada), for a period of six months from 1 May 2012.

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Stroke Medicine on K Vekrellis, BSc PhD UCL, currently Assistant Professor at the Biomedical Research Foundation, Academy of Athens, for a period of three years from 26 April 2012.

Musical Events

St John's

Kendrew Chamber Music concerts

The following concerts will take place in St John's auditorium. Free admission tickets/programmes available from main Lodge one week before each performance.

14 May, 8.30 pm: Escher String Quartet – Haydn, Schubert and Zemlinsky

30 May, 8.30 pm: Orion String Quartet, Susan Tomes, piano – Brahms

17 June, 3 pm: Coin Carr, cello, Thomas Sauer, piano, Ara Gregorian, violin – Beethoven and Shostakovitch