• Thursday 6 October 2011
  • NO. 4964
  • VOL. 142

General notices

Facilities available to retired members of university staff

Retired members of staff in receipt of a university pension (whether under or over seventy-five, and whether or not they are a member of a faculty or of Congregation) are able to obtain a retired staff card, which gives them access to a very wide range of facilities. Application for such a card can be made via a departmental or college administrator.

Provided a valid card is held, the privileges offered include continued access to university libraries, access to OUCS and its email services, discounts at the Oxford University shop and at the Ashmolean and Bodleian gift shops, free entrance to the Botanic Garden, the ability to apply for membership of the University Club on Mansfield Road, and discounted membership of the university sports club at Iffley Road. Retired staff are also welcomed at the Language Centre.

International Gender Studies Centre

The International Gender Studies Centre (IGS) has now moved to Lady Margaret Hall. Contact details: IGS, Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens OX2 6QA;; 01865 274281.



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


University Lecturer (NTF)


Lloyd Pratt, BA Louisiana, MA Temple, PhD Brown. Fellow of Linacre. In American Literature. From 1 September 2011 to 31 August 2016.

Oriental Studies

Laurent Mignon, BA PhD Lond. Fellow of St Antony's. In Turkish. From 1 September 2011 to 31 August 2016.

Faculty Lecturer

Medieval and Modern Languages

Benjamin Alexander Francis Bollig, BA Nott, MA PhD Lond. Fellow of St Catherine's. In Spanish American Literature. From 1 October 2011 to 30 September 2016.

Departmental Lecturer


Catherine Brown, BA PhD Camb, MA MSc Lond. In English. From 1 October 2011 to 30 September 2012.

Thomas William MacFaul, MA DPhil Oxf. In  English. From 1 October 2011 to 30 September 2014.


Rachel Elizabeth Moss, BA MA PhD York. In Late Medieval History. From 1 October 2011 to 30 September 2014.

David Sim, BA MSt Oxf. In Late 19th/20th Century American History. From 1 October 2011 to 31 July 2012.

Emile Henri Naeem Chabal, BA MPhil Camb. In Modern European History. From 30 September 2011 to 29 September 2012.

Oriental Studies

Isabella Ellen Jackson, BA MA Brist, MPhil Oxf. In Modern Chinese Politics and Society. From 1 September 2011 to 31 August 2012.


Sarah Louise Apertrei, BA York, MSt DPhil Oxf. In Ecclesiastical History. From 1 October 2011 to 30 September 2014.

Teaching and Research Fellow


Elise Juzda, BA McGill, MPhil Camb. In the History of Medicine. From 1 October 2011 to 30 September 2014.

Senior Instructor

Medieval and Modern Languages

Claudia Kaiser, MA Bamberg. In German. From 1 September 2011 to 31 August 2015.


University Lecturer


Joel David Stormo Rasmussen, BA Kansas, MDiv Boston, MA PhD Harvard. Fellow of Mansfield. In 19th Century Christian Thought. From 1 January 2012 to the retiring age.

CUF Lecturer


Natalia Magdalena Nowakowska, BA MSt DPhil Oxf. Fellow of Somerville. In History. From 1 July 2012 to the retiring age.


Alison Elizabeth Hills, BA MPhil PhD Camb. Fellow of St John's. In Philosophy. From 1 June 2012 to the retiring age.

Conferment of Title

CUF Lecturer


Alan Leiper Strathern, MA Lond, DPhil Oxf. Fellow of Brasenose. In History. From 1 October 2011 to 30 September 2016.

Electoral Boards

Corrigendum: the following is a correction to an electoral board notice that appeared in the 29 September issue of the Gazette under the heading of the Rhodes Professorship of the Laws of the British Commonwealth and the United States. The correct title of the chair, and the composition of the electoral board, should be as below:

Herbert Smith Professorship of English Private Law

  Appointed by
The President of St John's
Mr Vice-Chancellor1
The Principal of Lady Margaret Hall ex officio
Mr Justice Beatson Council
Professor A Burrows Council
Professor R Goodman Social Sciences Divisional Board
Professor G Virgo Faculty of Law
Mr D Nolan Faculty of Law
Mr W Swadling Faculty of Law
Professor S Douglas-Scott Lady Margaret Hall
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).

Musical and other Events

Christ Church Cathedral

After Eight: informal worship and conversation, Sundays at 8 pm. See:

Angela Tilby

9 Oct.: 'On God and media'

Edmund Newell

16 Oct.:  'Poetry and place'

Sarah Foot

23 Oct.: 'Past, present and future'

George Pattison

30 Oct.: 'Christianity after Christendom'

Nigel Biggar

6 Nov.:  'Can war ever be just?'

Andrew Totten

13 Nov.: 'Faith on the front line'

Oliver McTernan

20 Nov.: 'Violence in God’s name'

Tim Cros

27 Nov.: 'Blessed are the peacemakers'

Balliol Concerts

Concerts held Sunday evenings at 9 pm in Balliol Hall. Doors open 8.45 pm and members of the Musical Society will be admitted first. Non-university members who are not accompanied by a university member should collect free tickets from Balliol Lodge by 9 pm on Saturday.

16 Oct.: Balliol Society Concert: The Galliard Wind Quintet.
Kathryn Thomas (flute), Owen Dennis (oboe), Katherine Spencer (clarinet), Helen Simons (bassoon) and Richard Bayliss (horn)

30 Oct.: Ceri Owen (piano)

13 Nov.: Ernest Walker Memorial Concert: The Mediterranean Trio.
Elenlucia Pappalardo (piano), Markella Vandoros (violin) and Alessandro Sanguineti (cello)

27 Nov.: Balliol College Members' Concert.
Performances by Balliol members or members of the university

The Queen's College Chapel  

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

12 Oct.: Claire Innes-Hopkins, Lincoln Cathedral

19 Oct.: Sue Heath-Downey, St Paul's, Deptford

26 Oct.: Gary Sieling, Bromley Parish Church

2 Nov.: Kate Adcock and Estevan Ellul (organ and oboe)

9 Nov.: David Todd, University College

16 Nov.: Julian Littlewood, Wadham

23 Nov.: John Forster, Brasenose

30 Nov.: Andrew Benson-Wilson, London

Eglesfield Musical Society lunchtime recitals are held on Saturdays at 1.30 pm during full term.

Choral Services are held at 6.15 pm on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday during full term.  

Further details may be found on the college website:

St Hilda's College Lunchtime Concert Series

The following 30-minute concerts will take place in the Jacqueline du Pré music building at 1.15 pm on Thursdays. Details: Admission free. All welcome.

13 Oct.: Sadie Fields and Manon Ablett: Brahms Violin Sonata in A major

20 Oct.: Oxford Baroque with David Lee (tenor)

27 Oct.: Charlotte Parr and Guy Newbury: Beethoven 'Spring' Sonata

3 Nov.: Rosie Harvey and Zoë Smith: Mathias Sonata for Flute and Piano

10 Nov.: Ellen Davies and Mark Kahn (piano): Britten Suite for Harp, Debussy and Satie

17 Nov.: Christian Schröder (piano): Bach, Beethoven and Chopin

24 Nov.: Freshers' concert

Botanic Gardens

Learn to Charcoal Burn

9 am, 15 Oct. to 9 am, 16 Oct. at Harcourt Arboretum, tickets £70. This course will show you the full process of turning wood to charcoal. Participants invited to stay through the night (please bring own tent) to see the final stages of the burn. Tickets include lunch and dinner.

Meet the Garden Staff at Oxford Botanic Garden

3 Oct., 7 to 9.30 pm, Daubeny Lecture Theatre (at front of Botanic Garden), tickets £12. Topics include the plant collections at the Garden and Arboretum, and how they are used for education and research. Refreshments and opportunity to ask questions.


International year of chemistry lecture 

John Emsley: 'A healthy, wealthy, sustainable world', 8 pm, 20 Oct., T S Eliot Lecture Theatre, Merton, tickets £12 (includes glass of wine)

Book launch lecture  

Val Bourne: 'Colour in the garden', 27 Oct., 8 pm, T S Eliot Lecture Theatre, Merton, tickets £12

Native tree identification in winter 

Stephen Harris, Druce Curator of the Oxford University Herbaria, explains how to recognise common native trees in winter, 29 Oct., 1.30 to 4 pm, Harcourt Arboretum, tickets £18

Science Lecture Series: Plant genetics for a sustainable future 

This series is given at 8 pm in the Daubeny Lecture Theatre (at front of Botanic Garden). Tickets £8

17 Oct.: Professor Hugh Dickinson, 'The gene garden' 

24 Oct.: Professor Liam Dolan, 'Manipulating plants genes – how do you actually do it?'

31 Oct.: Dr Sarah O'Connor, 'From hairy roots to new medicines'