Notices

  • Thursday 27 October 2011
  • NO. 4967
  • VOL. 142

General notices

Statute approved by Her Majesty in Council

Mr Vice-Chancellor has received a communication from the Clerk of Her Majesty's Privy Council, stating that on 12 October 2011 Her Majesty was pleased to approve the statutes amending Statute VI and making consequential changes to other statutes, printed in Gazette, Vol. 141, p. 400, 10 February 2011, and approved by Congregation on 22 February, p. 461. The statute concerning the quorum of Council shall be effective from 12 October 2011 and the statute concerning the removal of Council members shall be effective from 1 January 2012.

Response to White Paper

The University submitted a response to the government's White Paper on higher education, Students at the Heart of the System, on 16 September.  Comments were invited by the government through a consultation period which opened on 28 June and closed on 20 September. The University's approach to drafting the response over the long vacation, while the usual decision-making committee structure was not in operation, was set out in Gazette, Vol. 141, p. 790, 28 July 2011.

BIS's technical consultation on regulation of the higher education sector was launched on 4 August, with a closing date of 27 October.  This considered the changes required to the legislative framework to implement the proposals in the White Paper.  Matters discussed included the implementation of HEFCE's new role as lead regulator, and approaches to easing the operation within the sector for alternative providers of degree-level study (defined as those which are not currently eligible for HEFCE funding, and are not further education colleges).  Drafts of the University's response to this consultation were considered by the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee, Education Committee and Council and the response was submitted by the deadline.

Copies of both responses are available online at www.admin.ox.ac.uk/pras/oxonly/whitepaper.

Visiting Professorships

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Divisional Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor on the following:

Stephan Murer, Dipl Ing Dr sc techn ETH Zurich, IT Chief Architect at Credit Suisse AG, for a period of three years from 1 October 2011. In Software Engineering.

Stafford Withington, BEng Brad, PhD Manc,  Professor of Physics at Cambridge, for a period of three years from 1 October 2011. In Astrophysics.

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Divisional Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor on the following:

Ralf Drautz, Dr rer nat, Dipl Phys, Director, ICAMS, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, for a period of 3 years from 1 September 2011. In Materials Modelling.

Nicholas Gould, MA DPhil Oxf, Numerical Analysis Group, Computational Science and Engineering, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, for a period of 3 years from 1 September 2011. In Numerical Optimization.

Jeffrey Penfold, BTech PhD Brun, Project Scientist, ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, for a period of 3 years from 1 October 2011. In Physical and Theoretical Chemistry.

John Singleton, BA DPhil Oxf, of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, for a period of 3 years from 1 August 2011. In Physics.

Recognition of Distinction

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

Menter, I, BEd Brist, MEd CNAA, Director of Professional Programmes in the Department of Education, Professor of Teacher Education with effect from 1 April 2012.

Electoral Boards

Revised Composition of an Electoral Board

The composition of the electoral board to the post below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is now as follows:

L'Oréal Professorship in Marketing

  Appointed by
The Rector of Exeter Mr Vice-Chancellor1
The Provost of Worcester ex officio
Professor J Prabhu Council
Dr K Basu
Council
Professor R Goodman
Social Sciences Division
Professor R Elliott Saïd Business School
Professor P Tufano Saïd Business School
Professor S Dopson Saïd Business School
Dr N Vulkan Worcester

Composition of Electoral Boards

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

Numata Professorship of Buddhist Studies

  Appointed by
Dr S Mapstone Mr Vice-Chancellor1
The Master of Balliol ex officio
Dr U Roesler Council
Professor L Schmithausen Council
Professor S West
Humanities Divisional Board
Professor E Herzig
Oriental Studies Board
Professor O von Hinuber Oriental Studies Board
Professor G Stroumsa Theology Faculty Board
Professor C Minkowski
Balliol

    

Nuffield Professorship of Economics

  Appointed by
The Principal of St Hugh’s Mr Vice-Chancellor1
The Warden of Nuffield ex officio
Professor M Armstrong Council
Professor P Beaudry Council
Professor R Goodman Social Sciences Divisional Board
Professor P K Goldberg Department of Economics
Professor P Neary Department of Economics
Professor K Roberts Department of Economics
Professor M Browning Nuffield

 

Professorship of Education

  Appointed by
The Principal of Harris Manchester Mr Vice-Chancellor1
The Principal of Green Templeton ex officio
Professor G Whitty Council
Professor M Seeleib-Kaiser Council
Professor R Goodman Social Sciences Division
Professor M Brown Department of Education
Professor A Edwards Department of Education
Professor A Watson Department of Education
Professor I Lunt Green Templeton

Professorship of Geophysics        

  Appointed by
The Master of St Catherine’s
Mr Vice-Chancellor1
The Master of St Cross
ex officio
Dr R Katz Council
Professor K A Whaler Council
Professor A Halliday Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division
Dr T Mather
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division
Professor J Tromp Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division
Professor J Woodhouse Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division
Professor B Parsons St Cross
        

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).

Musical Events

Harris Manchester

Thursday lunch-time recitals

The following recitals take place at 1.30 pm in Chapel. Admission free, with retiring collection. For additional information, please email: myles.hartley@hmc.ox.ac.uk.

3 Nov.: 'Paraguayan journeys'. A programme of harp music from Paraguay: Rosemary Munro, Margaret Scruby and Louise Taylor.

10 Nov.: 'For the fallen'. Music of remembrance and peace, including works by Brahms, Handel, Ireland, and Karg-Elert: Terence Crolley, organ.

17 Nov.: 'In some kind of a dream'. Baroque Duets by Purcell, Eccles and Handel: Helen Atkinson, soprano; Chris Emlyn-Jones, baritone; Anne Stewart, keyboard; Janet Phillips, cello.

24 Nov.: 'Disdain me still'. Songs of unrequited love from late Renaissance England and France: Nancy-Jane Rucker, soprano; Matthew Faulk, lute.

1 Dec.: 'Prayer'. Music for violin and piano, including Beethoven's 3rd Sonata, Op. 12: Victoria Baek, violin; Eunduk Kim, piano.

Magdalen

Sung Eucharist

The Revd Professor Keith Ward, DD, FBA, formerly Regius Professor of Divinity, will preach in Magdalen Chapel at 11 am on 6 November. All welcome.

Queen's

David Constantine, Sasha Dugdale and Olivia McCannon will give a poetry reading at 5 pm on 29 October to celebrate the opening of the Shulman Auditorium at Queen's. Free and open to all. Tickets available on first-come, first-served basis. Email: oldmembers@queens.ox.ac.uk to reserve places or for details.

St John's

Poetry

Cristian Aliaga: 'Your virtues are your faults – Tus virtudes son tus defectos.' Poem-art posters, exploring poetry, translation and the visual arts. Open daily 2–4 pm, 31 Oct. – 4 Nov. (2–7 pm 3 Nov.), the Artist's Room, Kendrew Quadrangle, St John's.

Cristian Aliaga will give a poetry reading in Spanish, with English translations read by Bollig, at 5.30 pm on 3 Nov., in the Barn, Kendrew Quadrangle, St John's.

Celebrity Organist Recital Series

Jean-Baptiste Dupont will give a recital in the chapel at 5.30 pm on 5 Nov. Entrance is free with a retiring collection. For further details, or  to reserve a ticket, email organ.scholar@sjc.ox.ac.uk.