Notices

  • Thursday 19 July 2012
  • NO. 4997
  • VOL. 142

Consultative notices

Medical Sciences Division and Education Committee

Review of the Department of Experimental Psychology

The Medical Sciences Board is undertaking a review of the Department of Experimental Psychology jointly with the Education Committee of Council as part of a programme of rolling reviews under joint aegis. The review will take place on 19 and 20 September and will be chaired by the Head of Division, Professor Alastair Buchan. A copy of the terms of reference for the review is set out below.

Terms of Reference of the Review Committee

1. To review the quality of academic activities in the department, by reference to:

  • international standards of excellence
  • action taken since the last review of the department
  • planning statements at department and divisional level, and in the context of the University's mission statement and corporate plan.

In particular:

(a) the quality of the research of the department, including its participation in interdepartmental, interdivisional and interdisciplinary activities, its research profile and strategy, and future challenges and opportunities;

(b) the quality of undergraduate and graduate programmes and their delivery and related issues, including:

  • access and admissions
  • curriculum design and programme structure
  • teaching, learning and assessment
  • the relationship between teaching and research
  • academic and pastoral support and guidance
  • the provision and use of learning resources (including staff resources)
  • specific arrangements for the pursuit of graduate studies (including research degrees and research training and provision for part-time study)
  • relationships with colleges
  • quality assurance mechanisms;

(c) the organisation of the department, its management structures and the relationship between the department and the division and the University’s services, including such matters as:

  • strategic planning (including relationship to the divisional five-year plans and the University’s Corporate Plan)
  • academic and non-academic staff planning and recruitment
  • student number planning
  • terms of appointment for academic staff, including career development and equal opportunities issues
  • accommodation and future space needs
  • fundraising
  • any other matters in which any of the services within the Academic Administration Division are involved;

(d) the relationship (structural and operational) between units within the department, and between the department and cognate subject areas and colleges to which it is linked in teaching and research.

2. To consider the current and long-term financial position of, and funding arrangements for, the department, and its financial strategy.

The review committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference. These should be sent to the Senior Assistant Registrar, Mrs Philippa O'Connor (email: philippa.oconnor@medsci.ox.ac.uk), by 16 August.

General notices

Gazette publication arrangements

This is the final Gazette of Trinity term.

The first Gazette of Michaelmas term will be published on 20 September, but will be limited to Council and Congregation business and changes to Examination Regulations. The first full Gazette of next term will be published on 27 September.

Oxford Open Doors

Can you spare a few hours over the weekend of 8–9 September to volunteer at this year's Oxford Open Doors?

Oxford Open Doors is a free annual celebration of all that makes Oxford distinct and is organised by Oxford Preservation Trust in partnership with the University. The Trust is looking for volunteers to welcome local people to beautiful, fascinating and unusual venues as they explore and enjoy the city. Last year 60,000 visits were recorded to over 185 venues, and around 45 University departments and colleges are expected to take part this year.

For further information about volunteering please contact Sarah Fenton (s.fenton@oxfordpreservation.org.uk) or download the volunteer form on the Oxford Preservation Trust website (www.oxfordpreservation.org.uk) and email it to Sarah.

Oxford Learning Institute

Training for Admissions Interviewing

The Oxford Learning Institute will offer the following training opportunities to those responsible for leading or assisting with udergraduate admissions interviewing in 2012:

  • A tutored online course, for those who expect to take a leading role in admissions interviewing, will be available from 1 August to 30 November (with new enrolments being taken until 23 November).
  • A non-tutored online course, for those assisting with admissions (eg graduate student 'helpers' or note takers) and experienced tutors who need an update, will be available from 1 August to 14 December.
  • Admissions interviewing practice, a half-day session (noon–4 pm) for new interviewers who have completed the tutored online course, will be offered twice: on 26 September and 16 November).

The collegiate University expects all those involved in interviewing candidates for admission to receive appropriate briefings on the process. The compulsory element of these briefings for new staff is in the form of an online course which takes about six hours to complete. New appointees may complete the online course before arriving in Oxford, if they wish to do so.

Practice interviews are also offered as an optional extra learning opportunity. To qualify to take part in practice interviews, participants must complete the online course by a deadline three weeks beforehand.

We advise all teaching staff in colleges who have not been involved in interviewing or have not previously taken this course to ask senior colleagues whether they will be expected to interview this year and should therefore enrol. Departmental teaching staff may also wish to seek advice from line managers or mentors on whether they are likely to receive an invitation to be involved in admissions this year. Many who do not have a formal college association are nonetheless frequently invited to take part in college admissions processes because of their specific disciplinary expertise.

To book on to any of the above courses please go to the Learning Institute website at www.learning.ox.ac.uk/admissions and follow the links to the course you want. The webpage provides further information but if more is required, please telephone Kathryn Black on (2)86825.

Gazette subscription arrangements 2012–13

Regrettably, the increase in postage costs recently imposed by Royal Mail has resulted in larger increases than usual to subscription costs for the Gazette and the Oxford Magazine.

The cost of a subscription to the Gazette for the academic year 2012–13 is as follows:

  • United Kingdom, first-class post: £85
  • United Kingdom, second-class post: £72
  • Elsewhere in Europe: £90
  • Outside Europe: £200

Subscription to the Gazette includes, at no further cost, all issues of Blueprint, the University's official newsletter, and the Oxford Magazine (twelve issues per year: see below concerning separate subscription to the Magazine).

How to pay

We prefer payment via our online shop. Please see www.ox.ac.uk/gazette/postalsubscriptioninformation for further details.

Payment by cheque: please send your name and full postal address, plus a cheque for the appropriate amount as detailed above, to: Gazette Subscriptions, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD.

Oxford Magazine

Subscriptions to the Oxford Magazine only are also available. The proposed charges for 2012–13 are:

  • United Kingdom: £30
  • Elsewhere in Europe: £37
  • Outside Europe: £84

These charges are currently provisional. Please see www.ox.ac.uk/gazette/postalsubscriptioninformation for the final charges, which will be published there as soon as possible.

If you wish to subscribe to the Oxford Magazine only, please send your name and full postal address, plus a cheque for the appropriate amount as detailed above, to: Gazette Subscriptions, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. Please note that payment by cheque is the only method available for Magazine-only subscriptions.

Appointments

Humanities

With the approval of the Humanities Board, the following appointments and reappointments have been made and titles conferred for the periods stated.

Appointments

University Lecturer (ULNTF)

Classics and Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics

Wolfgang David Cirilo de Melo, MPhil DPhil Oxf, MA SOAS, Fellow of Wolfson. In Classical Philology. From 1 October 2012 to 30 September 2017.

History

Paul Robert Betts, BA Haverford, MA PhD Chicago, Professor of Modern European History, Fellow of St Antony's. In Contemporary European History. From 1 October 2012 to 30 September 2014.

Theology

Joshua William Shubra Hordern, BA MSt Oxf, PhD Edin, Fellow of Harris Manchester. In Christian Ethics. From 1 October 2012 to 30 September 2017.

University Lecturer

Medieval and Modern Languages

Maria del Pilar Blanco, MA PhD New York, Fellow of Trinity. In Spanish American Literature. From 1 October 2012 to 30 September 2017.

Reappointments

University Lecturer (ULNTF)

History

Deborah Jayne Oxley, BA PhD New South Wales, MA Oxf, Fellow of All Souls. In Social History. From 1 October 2012 to retirement.

University Lecturer

Classics

Maria Stamatopoulou, BA Athens, MSt DPhil Oxf, Fellow of Lincoln. In Classical Art and Archaeology. From 1 October 2012 to retirement.

History

Alastair Ian Wright, BA Camb, MA Minnesota, PhD Columbia, Fellow of St John's. In the History of Art. From 1 October 2012 to retirement.

Karl Gerth, BA Grinnell, PhD Harvard, Fellow of Merton. In the History of Modern China. From 1 October 2012 to retirement.

Hanneke Grootenboer, MA PhD Rochester USA, MA Utrecht, Fellow of St Peter's. In the History of Art. From 1 July 2013 to retirement.

Medieval and Modern Languages

Carolin Duttlinger, MPhil PhD Camb, MA Oxf, Fellow of Wadham. In German Literature. From 1 June 2012 to retirement.

Music

Daniel MacGregor Grimley, BA MPhil PhD Camb, Fellow of Merton. In Music. From 1 October 2012 to retirement.

CUF Lecturer

Classics

Peter Thonemann, MA DPhil Oxf, Fellow of Wadham. In Ancient History. From 1 October 2012 to retirement.

History

Julia Carolin Mannherz, MA Lond, PhD Camb, Fellow of Oriel. In Modern History. From 1 October 2012 to retirement.

Philosophy

Cécile Monique Yvonne Fabre, MA York, DPhil Oxf, Professor of Political Philosophy, Fellow of Lincoln. In Philosophy. From 1 September 2012 to retirement.

Senior Instructor

History

Ida Toth, BA DPhil Oxf. In Medieval Latin and Greek, and Lecturer in Byzantine Epigraphy. From 1 September 2012 to retirement.

Instructor

Medieval and Modern Languages

E Kostas Skordyles, BA Athens, MPhil Paris. In Modern Greek. From 1 July 2012 to retirement.

Conferment of Title

CUF Lecturer

History

Giora Sternberg, BSc MA Tel Aviv, DPhil Oxf, Fellow of Hertford. In History. From 1 October 2012 to 30 September 2017.

Medical Sciences

Reappointment

University Lecturer

Philippa Hulley, BSc PhD Cape Town, Fellow of St Hilda’s and University Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Sciences, has been reappointed until the retiring age with effect from 1 August 2012.

Social Sciences

Nuffield Professorship of Economics

Michael P Keane, BS MIT, MA PhD Brown, ARC Laureate Professor, School of Economics, Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales, has been appointed to the Nuffield Professorship of Economics in the Department of Economics with effect from 1 September 2012.

Professor Keane will be a fellow of Nuffield.

Visiting Professorships

Medical Sciences

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry on Professor Emily Holmes,  BA Oxf, MA Uppsala, DClinPsych Lond, PhD Camb, from 3 July 2012 until December 2014.

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Pharmacology on Mark T Nelson, BA Medford, PhD Washington, University Distinguished Professor and Chair, University of Vermont, for a period of three years from 1 October 2012.

Exhibitions

Bodleian Libraries

ALICE IN WONDERLAND  

7 July–12 August: to celebrate Alice's Day 2012, the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll telling the original story to Alice Liddell and her sisters, the Bodleian is displaying illustrated editions of Alice in Wonderland in the Proscholium. See: www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/about/exhibitions. Admission free.

Pitt Rivers Museum

Please note: the Pitt Rivers Museum will remain open throughout 2013 via the normal entrance while there are building works in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. A tunnel will be built to allow visitors to continue to using the entrance through the OUMNH. Admission, exhibitions and events free.

Exhibitions

until 27 January 2013:

Made for Trade

until 3 January 2013:

Christian Thompson, We Bury Our Own

Saturday Spotlight – general interest gallery talks at 2.30 pm
 

21 July: Hélène Neveu-Kringelbach

'The devil is in the drum': Popular dances in Senegal

18 August: Dr Charlotte Bates

Small Blessings: Amulets, Magic and Medicine

Family Friendly Activities

Every Sunday 1–4 pm:

Free Family Friendly Fun

7 July, 1–4 pm:

Through the Looking Glass

21 July–3 September:

Olympic Adventure Trail

Every Tuesday and Wednesday 24 July–29 August, 1–4 pm:

Bags of fun!

4 August, 1–4 pm:

Stupendous Shields

23-24 August, 1–4 pm:

Museum Masquerades

1 September, 1–4 pm:

Happy Harvest