• Thursday 2 February 2012
  • NO. 4977
  • VOL. 142

Consultative Notices

Humanities Board/Education Committee

Review of the Faculty of Music

The Humanities Board and the Education Committee will jointly conduct a review of the Faculty of Music, as part of Council's programme of rolling reviews of faculties and departments. The review will take place on 30 and 31 May.

The review committee's terms of reference are:

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

  • international standards of excellence
  • action taken since the last review of the faculty
  • planning statements at faculty and divisional level, and in the context of the University's Mission Statement and Strategic Plan.

In particular:

(a) the quality of the research of the faculty, 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
  • relationships with colleges
  • quality assurance mechanisms;

(c) the organisation of the faculty, its management structures, and the relationship between the faculty and the Humanities Division, including such matters as:

  • strategic planning (including relationship to the divisional five-year plan and the University's Strategic Plan)
  • academic and non-academic staffing and recruitment
  • student number planning
  • terms of appointment for academic staff, including career development and equal opportunities issues
  • accommodation and future space needs
  • fundraising;

(d) the relationship (structural and operational) between units within the faculty, and between the faculty 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 faculty, 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 joint secretary to the Review Committee, Karen Brill (email:, by 20 April.

General Notices

Memorial service

Alan Ferguson Rodger (1944–2011)

A memorial service will be held for the Right Honourable Lord Rodger of Earlsferry, PC, FBA, FRSE; Doctoral Student, New College 1967–9; Dyke Junior Research Fellow, Balliol 1969–70; Fellow, New College 1970–2; Honorary Fellow, Balliol 1999–2011 and New College 2005–11; Visitor, St Hugh’s 2003–11, Linacre 2008–11, Wolfson 2008–11, Balliol 2010–11; High Steward of the University 2008–11.

The service will be held in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin on Saturday, 11 February, at 2 pm. Refreshments will be served in the Divinity School following the service.

Electoral Boards

Composition of an Electoral Board

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

Professorship of Zoology        

  Appointed by
Professor W James Mr Vice-Chancellor1
The Principal of Jesus ex officio
Professor M Press Council
Professor K Willis Council
Professor A Halliday Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division
Professor P Holland Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division
Professor Dame Linda Partridge Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division
Professor B Sheldon Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division
Professor C Godfray Jesus
1Appointed 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).



'Fortunate steps: photographs from Havana' by John Comino-James, 6–24 February at Wolfson, daily 10 am–7 pm. Visitors are asked to ring the lodge beforehand (Oxford 274100).

Musical and Other Events

Faculty of Music

Bate Collection

The following events are free and will be held in the Gallery of the Bate Collection, St Aldate's. Enquiries: or

14 Feb., 9.30 am–12.30 pm: Recorder Masterclass with Danish virtuoso Nikolaj Ronimus

15 Feb., 1 pm: Recorder and Harpsichord Recital with Nikolaj Ronimus, recorder, and Kah-Ming Ng, harpsichord, playing works by Bach, Hotteterre, Van Eyck and other masters

Christ Church

Andrew Chamblin Memorial Concert 2012

The sixth annual Andrew Chamblin Memorial Concert will be given by the internationally renowned organist Susan Landale in Christ Church Cathedral at 7.30 pm on 13 March. Baroque organ works by Bach, Buxtehude, Couperin, Mendelssohn and Schumann. Admission free; all welcome; no tickets required. Queries:


Sung Eucharist

12 Feb.: Professor Simon Conway Morris, Professor of Evolutionary Palaeobiology, Cambridge, will speak on 'Evolution Sunday' (Darwin's birthday) at the Sung Eucharist, Magdalen College Chapel, at 11 am. All welcome.

26 Feb.: The Most Revd Kallistos Ware, Metropolitan Bishop of Diokleia, will preach at the Sung Eucharist, Magdalen College Chapel, at 11 am. All welcome.

St Hilda's

Lunchtime Recital Series

The following events will take place at 1.15 pm on Thursdays in the JdP, coordinated by Director of College Music, Dr Jonathan Williams. Refreshments served, admission free and all welcome. For more details:

9 Feb.: Music for soprano and piano with Ellen Timothy

16 Feb.: Music for piano with Ben Rose: Beethoven, Debussy and Bartók

23 Feb.: M@SH for LUNCH: New compositions and improvisations with musicians Dan Jeffries, Chris Garrard and the M@SH Ensemble

1 Mar.: Bach Violin Concertos in E and A minor with Charlotte Parr 

8 Mar.: Music for flute and piano with Rosie Harvey and Clive Matthews