Notices

  • Thursday 8 December 2011
  • NO. 4973
  • VOL. 142

General notices

Oxford University Pocket Diary 2011–12

Corrigenda:
  • The Macbride Sermon, erroneously listed in the Pocket Diary as taking place on 29 January, will actually take place on 22 January.
  • The University Sermon at St Mary's, erroneously listed in the Pocket Diary as taking place on 19 February, will actually take place on 26 February.

MSc in Neuroscience

Hilary Term 

Approval deadlines

Essay topics must be approved by the appropriate module organiser before the deadlines given below.

Module B1 – Motor Systems: Friday 24 February 

Module B2 – Computational Neuroscience: Wednesday 29 February 

Module C1 – CNS Development and Plasticity: Wednesday 7 March 

Module A2 – Learning and Memory: Monday 12 March 

Module A1 – Cognitive Neuroscience: Monday 19 March 

Submission deadlines

Essays must be submitted online by noon (UK time) on the deadlines given below.

Module B2 – Computational Neuroscience: Friday 9 March  (submitted as hard copy to Exam Schools)

Module B1 – Motor Systems: Monday 12 March 

Module C1 – CNS Development and Plasticity: Monday 19 March 

Module A2 – Learning and Memory: Monday 26 March 

Module A1 – Cognitive Neuroscience: Monday 2 April 

MSt in Theology

Set Texts for Examination in 2012

New Testament

Luke 19–24, Colossians, Revelation 1–3; 18–20

Old Testament

Psalms 1, 2, 8, 45–47; Isaiah 1–2, 6, 40–42; Ezekiel 1–3, 9–11

Christian Doctrine Section A (Patristics)

Gregory of Nazianzus, Letter 101

Gregory of Nyssa, First Homily on the Lord’s Prayer

Dionysius the Areopagite, Mystical Theology

Dionysius the Areopagite, Epistle 4

Maximus the Confessor, Scholium on Dionysius, Epistle 4

Maximus the Confessor, On the Lord’s Prayer, Chapters 1–3, 5, 6

Christian Ethics

Augustine, City Of God, Bks I, V, XIV, XV, XIX

Hugo Grotius, The Rights of War and Peace (Selections)

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Ethics

J  H Yoder, The Politics of Jesus

MPhil in Judaism and Christianity in the Graeco-Roman World (New Testament)

Set Texts for Examination in 2013

Acts 1–7, Romans 1–11, 2 Corinthians 1–9

Bodleian Library: Christmas closure

The Old Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera will close for the Christmas break at 5 pm on Friday, 23 December and re-open to readers at 9 am on Tuesday, 3 January. Please note that the Gladstone Link closes 45 minutes before the reading rooms.

Appointments

University Administration and Services

Directorship of the Estates Directorate

Paul Goffin, BSc MSc, FRICS, Director of Estates at the University of Leicester, has been appointed to the Directorship of the Estates Directorate with effect from 5 March 2012.

Medical Sciences

Iveagh Professorship of Microbial Biochemistry

Colin Kleanthous, BSc PhD Leic, Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Biology, York, has been appointed to the Iveagh Professorship of Microbial Biochemistry in the Department of Biochemistry with effect from 16 April 2012.

Professor Kleanthous will be a fellow of Linacre.

Visiting Professorships

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Divisional Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Computational Biology upon Professor Peter Kohl, MD PhD, Chair in Cardiac Biophysics and Systems Biology, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial, for a period of three years from 1 November 2011.

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Divisional Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor in Economic Geology upon Laurence J Robb, BSc MSc PhD Witwatersrand, for a period of three years from 1 December 2011.

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Divisional Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Computational Systems Biology upon Jonathan Swinton, MA Camb, PhD Imp Lond, Team Leader – Computational Biology, AstraZeneca, for a period of three years from 1 November 2011.

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Divisional Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor in Physics upon Keiichi Torimitsu, PhD Keio, Chief Research Scientist, NTT Basic Research Laboratories, and Vice President, Japan Nanomedical Society, for a period of three years from 1 January 2012.

Medical Sciences

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Epidemiology on D Zaridze, MD PhD DSc, for a period of three years from 1 December 2011.

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:

Wood Professorship of Forest Science

  Appointed by
The Provost of Queen's Mr Vice-Chancellor
The Principal of Linacre ex officio
Professor C Gilligan Council
Professor K Willis Council
Professor L Dolan Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Divisional Board
Professor A Halliday Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Divisional Board
Professor J Langdale Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Divisional Board
Professor I Woodward Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Divisional Board
Dr S Bhagwat Linacre

Exhibitions

Museum of the History of Science

Time machines

15 November–15 April: the mischievous scholar Nicholas of Oxford (as featured in Chaucer's The Miller's Tale) takes us back to the future for a whistle-stop tour of the history of time-telling. Admission free.