Notices

  • Thursday 14 March 2013
  • NO. 5019
  • VOL. 143

Consultative notices

Proposals for Honorary Degrees to be conferred at the Encaenia in 2014, and for Degrees by Diploma

Members of Congregation are encouraged to suggest the names of people on whom such degrees might be conferred. Degrees by diploma are conferred on heads of state and royalty, and Encaenia honorary degrees are conferred at the University's annual ceremonial event. When considering possible honorands, the Honorary Degrees Committee will focus on individuals in the following categories:

1 those of high academic distinction in the fields of research and scholarship of specific interest to the University of Oxford

2 those distinguished in the visual, literary, musical and performing arts

3 those distinguished in business and industry

4 those who have played a distinguished role in public life, for example in contributing to progress and change in society

5 those who have made a significant contribution to the activities of the University of Oxford – such individuals would normally also fall into one of the categories above.

Within those categories, the committee will aim to produce a balanced list, which takes account of the international dimension that characterises this University's activities. The committee therefore encourages the nomination of individuals of conspicuous distinction who represent the diversity of human achievement, with particular reference to gender, ethnicity, and discipline.

Honorary degrees will not be conferred on anyone who holds, or who has retired from, a resident teaching, research or administrative post within the University or in any college or other society, except in exceptional circumstances such as distinguished service outside the terms of his or her paid service.

Nominations should be sent on the approved application form, which is available from Mrs F Burchett (tel: (2)80199, email: felicity.burchett@admin.ox.ac.uk) or can be downloaded by staff accessing the University website from the Oxford University Network (www.admin.ox.ac.uk/councilsec/committees/hondegs). The completed form should be sent to Mrs F Burchett, University Offices, Wellington Square, or by email to felicity.burchett@admin.ox.ac.uk by 26 April, under 'Strictly Confidential' cover.

While informal soundings within the University will often be desirable, every effort should be made to ensure that publicity is not at any stage given to any specific proposal for the conferral of an honorary degree. All nominations will be considered in strict confidence by the Honorary Degrees Committee, which submits its report to Council at the beginning of Michaelmas term. After discussion, Council will report back to the Honorary Degrees Committee, which will arrive at a list of honorands to put to Congregation.

The names of people on whom degrees by diploma and honorary degrees have recently been conferred may be found in the University Calendar, 2012–13, pp551–5.

This year's honorands are:

Professor Ingrid Daubechies
Professor Anthony Grafton
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson
Former Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-Nang
Dame Anne Owers
Mr Murray Perahia
Mr Colin Smith
Sir Tom Stoppard

Permanent Private Halls Supervisory Committee

Review of Wycliffe Hall

The Permanent Private Halls (PPH) Supervisory Committee, which is a sub-committee of the Education Committee,  has regulatory, monitoring and reporting functions in relation to the Permanent Private Halls.  As part of an ongoing process in which each hall is reviewed in turn over a period of six years, the committee is to conduct a review of Wycliffe Hall during Trinity term 2013. The review will focus on issues coming within the PPH Supervisory Committee's terms of reference. Revised terms of reference were published in the Gazette of 12 January 2012 (see www.ox.ac.uk/gazette/2011-2012/12january2012-no4974/councilandmaincommittees/#anchor-one).

The PPH Supervisory Committee would welcome for its review written comments on any matters concerning Wycliffe Hall which are within its terms of reference. Any enquiries may be made to the Secretary to the Supervisory Committee, Dr Michael Redley, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (email: michael.redley@admin.ox.ac.uk). Comments should be supplied to the Secretary, if at all possible, by 15 May.

General notices

Gazette publication arrangements

The final Gazette of Hilary term will be published on 21 March. This issue will be limited to Council and Congregation business and changes to Examination Regulations. Publication for Trinity term will begin on 18 April. The usual deadline arrangements will apply.

MSc in Neuroscience

Trinity term 2013

Approval deadlines

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

Module B3 – Sensory Systems: Fri, 14 June

Module C2 – Molecular Neuroscience: Mon, 17 June

Module C3 – Genes, Circuits and Behaviour: Wed, 19 June

Module A3 – Neuroscience and Clinical Mental Health: Mon, 24 June

Submission deadlines

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

Module B3 – Sensory Systems: Wed, 26 June

Module C2 – Molecular Neuroscience: Mon, 1 July

Module C3 – Genes, Circuits and Behaviour: Fri, 5 July

Module A3 – Neuroscience and Clinical Mental Health: Wed, 10 July

Appointments

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division

Appointments

University Lecturer

Thomas Adcock, MEng DPhil Oxf, Fellow of St Peter's. In Engineering Science (Civil Engineering). From 1 October 2012 until 30 September 2017.

Coralia Cartis, BSc Babes-Bolyai, PhD Camb, Fellow of Balliol. In Numerical Optimisation. From 1 September 2013 until 31 August 2018.

Bhaskar Choubey, BTech Warangal NIT, DPhil Oxf, Fellow of Somerville. In Engineering Science (Electrical Engineering). From 16 February 2013 until 15 February 2018.

Robin Evans, MSc Camb, DPhil Washington, Fellow of Jesus. In Statistics. From 1 September 2013 until 31 August 2018.

Samar Khatiwala, BSc St Xavier's College, MSc Bombay IIT, MPhil PhD Columbia, Fellow of Linacre. In Climate Science. From 1 September 2013 until 31 August 2018.

Samar Khatiwala has been awarded the title of Professor of Earth Sciences.

Derek Moulton, BA Denver, MS PhD Delaware, Fellow of Balliol. In Mathematical Biology. From 6 April 2013 until 5 April 2018.

Michael Osborne, BSc BEng UWA, DPhil Oxf, Fellow of Exeter. In Engineering Science (Information Engineering). From 5 November 2012 until 4 November 2017.

Moritz Riede, BA MSc Camb, PhD Konstanz, Fellow of Wolfson. In Soft Functional Nanomaterials. From 16 May 2013 until 15 May 2018.

Lindsay Ann Turnbull, BA Camb, PhD Imp, Fellow of Queen's. In Plant Sciences. From 1 April 2013 until 31 March 2018.

Frank Wood, BS Cornell, MS PhD Brown, Fellow of Kellogg. In Engineering Science (Information Engineering). From 1 April 2013 until 31 March 2018.

Reappointments

University Lecturer

Andrew Bunker, MA DPhil Oxf, Fellow of St Catherine's. In Astrophysics. From 1 April 2013 to the retiring age.

Professor Cornelia Drutų, MSc Iasi, MA Oxf, PhD DEA Paris XI, Fellow of Exeter. In Topology. From 1 October 2012 to the retiring age.

James Oliver, BA MSc DPhil Oxf, Fellow of Jesus. In Applied Mathematics. From 1 October 2013 to the retiring age.

Christiane Timmel, MA DPhil Oxf, Dipl Chem TU Dresden, Fellow of New College. In Inorganic Chemistry. From 1 April 2013 to the retiring age.

Social Sciences

Conferment of title

The Social Sciences Division has, on the recommendation of the School of Geography and the Environment, conferred the title of Visiting Professor on Professor J A Peck, BA PhD Manc. From 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2016.

Visiting Professorships

Newton Abraham Visiting Professorship in the Medical, Biological and Chemical Sciences

Richard R Schrock, AB California Riverside, PhD Harvard, joint recipient of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and the Frederick G Keyes Professor of Chemistry, MIT, has been appointed to the Newton Abraham Visiting Professorship in the Medical, Biological and Chemical Sciences at the Department of Chemistry for a fixed-term period of six months from 1 April 2013 to 30 September 2013.

Professor Schrock will be a fellow of Lincoln.

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Divisional Board has conferred the following titles:

Visiting Professor in Earth Sciences upon Michael C Daly, BSc University College of Wales, PMD Harvard, PhD Leeds, Executive Vice-President, Exploration Division BP, for a period of three years from 1 February 2013.

Visiting Professor in Physics upon Dr Oliver Hans-Georg Paul Heid, IEEE, ISMRM, Senior Vice-President, Technology and Concepts, Corporate Research, Siemens AG, for a period of three years from 1 December 2012.

Visiting Professor in Earth Sciences upon Bruce Levell, BA DPhil Oxf, Vice-President of Emerging Technologies and Chief Scientist (Geology), Royal Dutch Shell, for a period of three years from 1 February 2013.

Visiting Professor in Science and Engineering upon Professor Jinghai Li, BS MS Harbin IT, PhD Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, Professor and Vice-President, Chinese Academy of Sciences, for a period of three years from 15 November 2012.

Visiting Professor in Statistics upon Professor Kantilal V Mardia, MSc Bombay, PhD DSc Newc, PhD Rajasthan, Senior Research Professor, University of Leeds, for a period of three years from 1 March 2013.

Visiting Professor in Physics upon Stephen Myers, BSc PhD Belf, CERN Director of Accelerators and Technology, for a period of three years from 1 March 2013.

Recognition of Distinction

The following titles have been conferred on behalf of the Recognition of Distinction Committee:

Humanities

Hills, A, BA MPhil  PhD Camb, CUF Lecturer in Philosophy and Fellow of St John's, Professor of Moral Philosophy with effect from 1 February 2013.

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Goldberg, L A, BA Rice, PhD Edin, Professorial Research Fellow in the Department of Computer Science, Professor of Computer Science with effect from 1 July 2013.

Goldberg, P, BA Oxf, MSc PhD Edin, MSc Paris-Sud, Professorial Research Fellow in the Department of Computer Science, Professor of Computer Science with effect from 1 July 2013.

Nuttall, P, BSc Brist, MA Oxf, PhD Rd'g, Professor of Arbovirology in the Department of Zoology with effect from 1 April 2013.

Petrinic, N, MA Oxf, PhD Wales, Dipl Ing Zagreb, Professor of Engineering Science in the Department of Engineering Science with immediate effect.

Social Sciences

Ezrachi, A, BBus LLB Tel Aviv, MSt DPhil Oxf, Slaughter and May Lecturer in Competition Law and Fellow of Pembroke, Professor of Competition Law with effect from 1 March 2013.

Hahn, R, BA MA Brown, MS PhD Caltech, Senior Research Fellow in Environmental Economics in the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Professor of Environmental and Regulatory Economics with effect from 30 December 2012.

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 Egyptology

  Appointed by
The President of Corpus Christi (Pro-Vice-Chancellor) Mr Vice-Chancellor1
The Provost of Queen’s ex officio
Dr T Leahy Council
Dr E Frood Council
Professor A Bowman Humanities Divisional Board
Professor A Loprieno Oriental Studies Board 
Professor B Frellesvig Oriental Studies Board 
Dr J Dahl  Oriental Studies Board 
Dr D Meyer Queen’s

Revised Composition of Electoral Boards

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

Laing O’Rourke/RAEng Professorship of Automation in Construction

  Appointed by
The Master of St Catherine’s (Pro-Vice-Chancellor) Mr Vice-Chancellor1
Professor R Mair Council
Professor M Chen Council
Professor J A Langdale MPLS Divisional Board
Mr H Shiplee MPLS Divisional Board
Professor G Houlsby MPLS Divisional Board
Professor P Newman MPLS Divisional Board
Professor H Viles The Provost of Worcester
Professor A Blakeborough Worcester 

Professorship of Mechanical Engineering

  Appointed by
Professor W James (Pro-Vice-Chancellor) Mr Vice-Chancellor1
The Principal of Harris Manchester ex officio
Professor Dame Ann Dowling Council
Professor C Grovenor Council
Professor J A Langdale MPLS Divisional Board
Professor A Keane MPLS Divisional Board
Professor G Houlsby MPLS Divisional Board 
Professor P Ireland MPLS Divisional Board 
Dr E Eve  Harris Manchester

Professorship of Musculoskeletal Sciences        

  Appointed by
Professor W James  Mr Vice-Chancellor1
The Warden of Wadham ex officio
Professor Sir John Bell Medical Sciences Division 
Professor A Buchan Medical Sciences Division
Professor A Carr Medical Sciences Division
Professor A Cook Medical Sciences Division
Dr T Berendt OUH NHS Trust
Professor Sir Alex Markham Royal College of Physicians 
Professor Sir Ravinder Maini Council
Professor F Powrie Council
Dr S Goss Wadham
1Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Statute IX, Sect 10 and 11.

Musical Events

St Stephen’s House

The following will take place at 7.30pm (except where noted) at S John the Evangelist, 109A Iffley Road.

30 Mar: Magdalen College Choir perform J S Bach's St John Passion. Tickets: www.magd.ox.ac.uk/tickets

6 Apr: Corona Strings: 'Best of Britain'. Vaughan Williams, Britten and Tippett. Janet Lincé, conductor, Jeremy Samson, guest leader, Erica Eloff, soprano. Tickets: www.musicatoxford.com

8 Apr, 7.15pm: 'For girls who grow plump in the night' – prog rock legend Caravan. Tickets: www.oxfordplayhouse.com/ticketsoxford

12 Apr: Pinnock, Manson, Truscott Trio. Tickets: www.musicatoxford.com and www.oxfordplayhouse.com/ticketsoxford

19 Apr: Adderbury Ensemble. Vaughan Williams's String Quintet and Mozart's String Quintet in G Minor. Tickets: www.oxfordplayhouse.com/ticketsoxford

26 Apr: Sholto Kynoch, piano recital. Beethoven, Chopin and Schubert. Tickets: www.musicatoxford.com and www.oxfordplayhouse.com/ticketsoxford

Exhibitions

Pitt Rivers Museum

Please note: the Pitt Rivers Museum will remain open throughout 2013 with access via the normal entrance, while there are building works in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. See: www.prm.ox.ac.uk.

Exhibitions

Andrea Stultiens: The Kaddu Wasswa Archive, 22 Feb–8 Sept

Visiting with the Ancestors: The Blackfoot Shirts Project, 7 Mar–1 Sept

Furnishing the Pitt Rivers Museum, 14 Mar–21 Apr

Special Events

Networking event for Design and Technology Teachers and Craft Practitioners, 14 Mar, 5.30–8pm. Entry via the Museum's South Entrance, Robinson Close, off South Parks Road.

Pitt Rivers 'After Hours'

Reel2Real: 'Giving the Pitt Rivers Museum’s Sound Collections a Voice', 20 Mar, 4.30–7.30 pm

Saturday Spotlight

Miao Textiles of China, 16 Mar, 2.30pm

Under 5 events

Easter Eggcitement, 14 Mar, 2–4pm

Trail: Eggstraordinary Egg Hunt, 29 Mar–14 Apr

Easter Holiday Activities: Birds of a Feather, 4–6 Apr, 1–4pm

Under and Over, 25 Apr, 2–4pm