• Thursday 12 January 2012
  • NO. 4974
  • VOL. 142

Consultative notices

Committee on Statutes before the Privy Council

Magdalen College: 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 Magdalen College, approved by the Governing Body on 2 November 2011, 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, 23 January.

The effect of the amendment is to increase the maximum number of Honorary Fellowships from thirty to forty.

General notices

University of Oxford Financial Statements 2010–11

The University Financial Statements for 2010–11 have now been published and are available online at

University of Oxford Staff Pension Scheme

Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2011

The Report and Accounts of the Scheme for the year ended 31 March 2011 have now been published. Copies may be obtained on application to Sam Ellis, the Secretary to the Trustees of the University of Oxford Staff Pension Scheme, University of Oxford, 23-38 Hythe Bridge St, Oxford OX1 2ET (tel. Oxford 616164).

Equality and Diversity Unit annual reports

The Equality and Diversity Unit (EDU) has published the fourth annual reports of the University's existing equality schemes for gender and race and the third annual report for its disability equality scheme. The reports outline progress during 2010–11, highlight key features of work on equality in respect of the three equality strands, and provide data on key aspects of the staff and student population of the University. The reports are available at:

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 15 December 2011:

 Focused reviews:

IT Risk

Saïd Business School.

The executive summaries of these reports have now been posted on the intranet at 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:, telephone: (2)70002).


Herbert Smith Professorship of English Private Law

Robert Stevens, BCL MA Oxf, Professor of Commercial Law, UCL, has been appointed to the Herbert Smith Professorship of English Private Law in the Faculty of Law with effect from 1 August 2012.

Professor Stevens will be a fellow of Lady Margaret Hall.

Professorship of Informatics

Georg Gottlob, MA Oxf, Dr phil Dipl Ing Vienna University of Technology, Professor of Computing Science, Oxford, Fellow of St Anne's, and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, Vienna University of Technology, has been appointed to the Professorship of Informatics in the Department of Computer Science with effect from 11 January 2012.

Professor Gottlob will be a fellow of St John's.

Medical Sciences


University Lecturer (Medical)

Andrew Farmer, BM BCh MA DM Oxf, FRCGP, Fellow of Exeter and University Lecturer (Medical) in General Practice, has been reappointed until the retiring age with effect from 1 January 2012.

Conferral of Titles

University Research Lecturer

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of University Research Lecturer on the following:

John K Baird, Director of the Eijkman–Oxford Clinical Research Unit, Jakarta; and Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine.

Stephen G Baker, OAK Foundation Leadership Fellow and Group Head, Enteric Group, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit – Vietnam; and Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine. 

Max Crispin, Senior Research Associate and Fellow of Oriel; Department of Biochemistry.

Jeremy Day, Head, CNS Infections Group, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit – Vietnam; and Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine.

Simon Draper, MRC Career Development Fellow and Jenner Investigator; Jenner Institute, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine; and Supernumerary Fellow, Merton.

Fumiko Esashi, CRUK Senior Cancer Research Fellow, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Eva Gluenz, Royal Society University Research Fellow, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Natalia Gromak, Royal Society University Research Fellow, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Jemma C Hopewell, Intermediate Fellow, British Heart Foundation Centre for Research Excellence; and Senior Medical Statistician, Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine.

Trudie Lang, Head of Global Health Clinical Trials, Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine.

Gerton Lunter, Head of High-throughput Sequence Analysis, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics.

Susan Mallett, Senior Departmental Statistician, Department of Primary Health Care Sciences; and Senior Medical Statistician, Centre for Statistics in Medicine.

Vicki Marsh, Senior Social and Medical Scientist, Social and Behavioural Research Group, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya; and Clinical Researcher, Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine.

Borislava Mihaylova, Senior Researcher in Health Economics, Department of Public Health.

Frank T Vreede, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Wellcome Trust, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Lisa Jane White, Head of Mathematical Modelling, Mahidol–Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Thailand; and Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine.

Marcel Wolbers, Head of Biostatistics and Faculty Member, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit – Vietnam; and Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine.

Recognition of Distinction

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

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

S Creese, BSc Lond, MSc DPhil Oxf, Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Computer Science. Professor of Cybersecurity with effect from 1 October 2011.

Musical and Other Events

Bodleian Libraries


Dr Abigail Williams and Professor Michael Burden will give a talk at the Divinity School and Convocation House at 5 pm on 18 January. To obtain a free ticket email with subject line: Harding Music.

Subject: 'Ragtime to riches – the Walter Harding collection of opera, poetry and song'

Book Launches

At Convocation House. Free and open to all but please register in advance: or 01865 277084.

23 Jan.: Private Acts: The Acrobat Sublime by Harriet Heyman; photographs by Acey Harper, 5 pm display of selected materials, 5.30 pm a conversation and video screening.

20 Mar.: An Exile on Planet Earth: Articles and Reflections by Brian Aldiss, 5.30 pm, a short reading followed by book signing and drinks in the Divinity School. Hosted by Bodley's Librarian.




Organ recitals are held on Wednesdays at 1.10 pm during full term:

18 Jan.: David Ponsford, Cardiff

25 Jan.: Richard Brasier, Hochschule für Musik, Cologne

1 Feb.: Benjamin Bloor, New College

8 Feb.: tbc

15 Feb.: Nicholas Prozzillo, Brasenose

22 Feb.: David Phillips, London

29 Feb.: Paul Manley

7 Mar.: Andrew Cantrill, Croydon Minster

Choral Services are held at 6.15 pm on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays during full term.  

Eglesfield Musical Society lunchtime recitals are held on Saturdays at 1.30 pm during full term, either in the Chapel or the Shulman Auditorium.

University Church of St Mary the Virgin

Saturday, 25 February, 7.30 pm: the Choir of the Queen's College perform Bach's 'St John Passion'. Tickets, from or 01865 305305, are £20 (£12 concessions and £5 students).

St John's

Kendrew Chamber Music Recital Series

Guarneri Trio of Prague will play Brahms piano trio in B major op 8 and Beethoven piano trio in B flat major op 97 (Archduke) at 8.30 pm on 25 January at St John's College Auditorium. Tickets, which are free of charge, will be available from St John's Lodge ten days before the performance.


Bodleian Libraries


28 Jan.–13 May: The romance of the middle ages

7–29 Jan.: Ragtime to riches, a musical legacy at the Bodleian Library

3 Feb.–4 Mar.: 36 Kasen: the thirty-six immortals of Japanese poetry

10 Mar.–8 Apr.: Haydn à l'anglaise: his songs in late eighteenth-century England – including some he did not know he had written

1 Mar., 10 am–4 pm, Divinity School: Jane Austen: a literary genius at work

Pitt Rivers Museum

Further information and enquiries:, 01865 270927 or


New Iron Age – Artist Installation Until 23 January

Made for Trade Until 27 January 2013

The Curious Nature of Objects: Sue Johnson's Paper Museum 24 January–10 June

 Gallery Talks

Made for Trade 21 January 2.30 pm

Photographing Bhutanese Dance: the Michael Aris Collection 18 February 2.30 pm

Anthropology and the Pitt Rivers Museum 17 March 2.30 pm

The Nature of Curious Objects: Sue Johnson’s Paper Museum 11 February 2.30 pm

Family Friendly Activities

Free drop-in activities for children aged 5-plus. Please note: an adult must accompany children at all activities.

Pitt Stop: Discover Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime 4 February, 1–4 pm

February Half Term: Explorers and Adventurers 14 –16 February, 1–4 pm

Pitt Stop: Food for Thought 3 March, 1–4 pm 

Special Science Festival Event 10 March, 10 am–4 pm

Free Family Friendly Fun Every Sunday 2–4 pm