Notices

  • Thursday 18 April 2013
  • NO. 5021
  • VOL. 143

University Preachers

Trinity term 2013

Thurs 18 Apr, 8am: The Revd Professor John Barton, Oriel. Holy Communion (Latin), St Mary's

Sun 21 Apr, 10.30am: Professor Linda Woodhead, Lancaster. University Sermon, St Mary's

Sun 28 Apr, 11am: Dr J S T Garfitt, Magdalen. St Mark's Day Sermon, Magdalen

Sun 12 May, 10.30am: Professor Sarah Foot, Christ Church. University Sermon, St Mary's

Sun 19 May, 10am: The Revd Dr Sam Wells, Vicar, St Martin-in-the-Fields. University Sermon (Whit Sunday), Cathedral.

Sun 26 May, 6.15pm: The Revd Dr Vivian Thomas, lecturer, mentor, consultant and writer. University Sermon (Trinity Sunday), Queen's

Sun 23 Jun, 10am: The Most Revd Michael Jackson, Archbishop of Dublin. St John Baptist's Day Sermon, Magdalen

Consultative notices

Request from the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation for the repatriation of human remains held in the Pitt Rivers Museum

In accordance with the procedure for dealing with repatriation claims set out in the University's Policy on Human Remains Held by the University of Oxford's Museums, the Visitors of the Pitt Rivers Museum have considered a claim from the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation for the repatriation of certain human remains held in the Pitt Rivers Museum. The Visitors are recommending that Council agree to repatriation.

The procedure (see Supplement (2) to Gazette No 4787, 15 November 2006) requires that when the governing body of the relevant museum has submitted to Council a recommendation regarding the claim, notice of the recommendation and availability of the dossier of the case for consultation should be advertised in the Gazette, giving parties with an interest an opportunity to comment. Any comments received are to be considered by Council in reaching a final decision on the recommendation submitted by the governing body of the museum.

The recommendation of the Visitors of the Pitt Rivers Museum will be considered by Council at its meeting on 20 May.

The dossier may be consulted on application to Charles Shaw, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (email: charles.shaw@admin.ox.ac.uk; tel: (2)80563). Any submission regarding the Visitors' recommendation should be sent to Mr Shaw by noon on 2 May.

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

Parallel Universe poetry competition

Following the great success of Parallel Universe in 2010, the Radcliffe Science Library, in association with the Museum for the History of Science, is happy to announce the second Parallel Universe poetry competition. Taking Science and Medicine as its theme, the competition is open to all members of Oxford University – students, staff and alumni – and will be open for submissions 22 April–13 September. Further details can be found on the library's website: www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/science.

Car parking: revised charges

Council has agreed to introduce revised charges for permits to park on University land. This notice reports the changes approved and summarises the process by which the recommendations were devised and refined prior to their referral to Council.

Revised parking charges

(a) Peak permits valid in central Oxford or at the Old Road Campus

With effect from 1 October 2013, the annual charge shall be equivalent to 0.75% of the permit holder's gross contractual salary;
With effect from 1 October 2014, the annual charge shall be equivalent to 1% of the permit holder's gross contractual salary.

(b) Peak permits valid at Osney Mead

With effect from 1 October 2013, the annual charge shall be equivalent to 0.2% of the permit holder's gross contractual salary.

Charges for peak permits valid at the Begbroke Science Park and for off-peak permits remain unchanged at £20 pa. An administrative fee of £5 will continue to apply for the reissue of a lost permit.

Process

Charges for permits to park on University land were first introduced in 2002. They are generally reviewed on a triennial basis. Changes were made in 2005 and 2008. In light of the economic climate, the 2011 review was deferred by one year. Initial recommendations, formed by the Car Parking Working Group (CPWG), were scrutinised by the Buildings and Estates Subcommittee (BESC) of Council's Planning and Resource Allocation Committee (PRAC) in March 2012 and then referred to the Personnel Committee for consideration. Personnel Committee, in turn, referred the recommendations to its Joint Committee with University Support Staff and its Joint Consultative Committee with the UCU, before considering the matter itself in June 2012. During Michaelmas term 2012, the initial recommendations were reviewed and amended by the CPWG to take account of the views expressed by Personnel Committee. BESC considered the revised recommendations in December 2012 and agreed to recommend them to PRAC for onward referral to Council.

Guidance notes for the holding of outside appointments and the conduct of outside work

All staff are reminded of the guidance notes for the holding of outside appointments and the conduct of outside work, which were published in full in Gazette No 5010, 10 January 2013, p241, and are published on the Personnel Services website (www.admin.ox.ac.uk/personnel/staffinfo/academic/approvaltoholdoutsideappointments).

Appointments

Humanities

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

Rawlinson and Bosworth Professorship of Anglo-Saxon

Andrew Philip McDowell Orchard, MA Oxf, PhD Camb, Professor of English and Medieval Studies, Centre for Medieval Studies, Provost and Vice-Chancellor, Trinity College, and Senior Fellow, Massey College, University of Toronto, has been appointed to the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professorship of Anglo-Saxon in the Faculty of English with effect from 1 September 2013.
Professor Orchard will be a fellow of Pembroke.

Appointments

University Lecturer

Classics: Charlotte Rose Potts, BA Wellington, MA UCL, DPhil Oxf. Fellow of Somerville. In Etruscan and Italic Archaeology and Art. From 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2018.
Theology and Religion: Jan Christoph Westerhoff, BA MPhil PhD Camb, PhD SOAS. Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall. In Religious Ethics. From 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2018.

CUF Lecturer

History: Matthew Grimley, BA MPhil PhD Camb. Fellow of Merton. In History. From 1 October 2013 to retirement.
Philosophy: Joseph Schear, BA California at San Diego, PhD Chicago. Student of Christ Church. In Philosophy. From 1 September 2013 to retirement.

Departmental Lecturer

Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics: Anna Katarzyna Kibort, BA Wolv, MPhil PhD Camb, MA Gdansk. In Syntax. From 14 January 2013 to 13 August 2013.

Reappointments

University Lecturer (ULNTF)

Oriental Studies: Jieun Kiaer, BA MA Seoul National University, PhD Lond. Fellow of Hertford. In Korean Language and Linguistics. From 1 March 2013 to retirement.

University Lecturer

Oriental Studies: Linda Marie Flores, BA Pennsylvania, MA Oxf, MA Washington in St Louis, PhD California. Fellow of Pembroke. In Japanese. From 1 August 2012 to retirement.
Theology and Religion: Sondra Leslie Hausner, AB Princeton, MA PhD Cornell. Fellow of St Peter’s. In the Study of Religion. From 1 September 2013 to retirement.

CUF Lecturer

History: Christina de Bellaigue, BA PhD Camb, MA Oxf, DEA Paris. Fellow of Exeter. In 19th- and 20th-century British History. From 1 August 2013 to retirement.

Instructor

Oriental Studies: Gil Zahavi, BSc Tel Aviv, MA Jerusalem. In Modern Hebrew. From 1 October 2012 to retirement.

Reconferment of title

CUF Lecturer

Philosophy: Jessica Moss, BA Yale, PhD Princeton. Fellow of Balliol. In Philosophy. From 1 July 2013 to retirement.

Visiting Professorships

Medical Sciences

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the following titles:

Visiting Professor of Systems Engineering on B Andrews, BSc, MSc, PhD, for a further period of 3 years from 1 March. 

Visiting Professor of Mammalian Genetics on R Cox, BSc, PhD, for a further period of 5 years from 1 March.

Visiting Professor of Renal Medicine on A Levey, MD, for a period of 3 years from 22 March.

Visiting Professor of Cancer Screening on J Patnick, NHSCSP, for a further period of 5 years from 3 April. 

Recognition of Distinction

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

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

Mountford, P, BSc CNAA, MA DPhil Oxf, University Lecturer in Chemistry and Fellow of St Edmund Hall, from Professor of Chemistry to Professor of Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis with effect from 1 April.

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

Willis, M C, BSc Lond, MA Oxf, PhD Camb, University Lecturer in Organic Chemistry and Fellow of Lincoln, Professor of Chemistry with effect from 1 April.

Social Sciences

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

Crawford, I, MSc Brist, PhD Lond, Reader in Economics and Fellow of New College, Professor of Economics with effect from 1 October.

Graduate Awards and Prizes

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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 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 an Electoral Board

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

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 Hamdy Council
Dr S Goss Wadham

    

1Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Statute IX, Sect 10 and 11.

Musical Events

Balliol

Balliol Musical Society concerts

Concerts take place in the Hall, Balliol, every other Sunday beginning at 8.30pm. Admission free; all welcome. Programme information: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~ballmsoc.

28 Apr: Sacconi and Badke quartets: Haydn, Britten and the Mendelssohn octet.

12 May: Dame Felicity Lott, soprano, and Sebastian Wybrew, piano: Purcell, Elgar, Vaughan Willliams, Bridge, Quilter, Britten and others.

26 May: Ivana Gavric, piano: Ravel, Schubert and Grieg.

New College

Messiaen Organ Festival

Three recitals by the college organists, Sundays at 4pm. All welcome; free entry.

5 May: Edward Higginbottom: Les Corps glorieux

12 May: Benjamin Bloor: L’Ascension

19 May: Steven Grahl: Messe de la Pentecôte 

Queen's

Organ Recitals are held on Wednesdays at 1.10pm during full term in the chapel.

24 Apr: Thomas Heywood, Australia

1 May: Steven Grahl

8 May: tbc

15 May: Richard Brasier, Cologne

22 May: Iestyn Evans, St James’s Spanish Palace, London

29 May: Robert Munns

5 Jun: Andrew Benson-Wilson

12 Jun: George de Voil

Eglesfield Musical Society Recitals are held on Saturdays at 1.30pm during full term in the Shulman Auditorium, except those on 11 May and 1 June, which will take place in the chapel.

27 Apr: Thomas Nichols, clarinet

4 May: Michael Pandya, piano

11 May: Sarah Mansfield, violin

18 May: Thomas Pollard, piano

25 May: Merryn Davies-Deacon, piano

1 Jun: Boldwood instrumental ensemble                

8 Jun: Jake Barlow, vocal

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

A service with music for Ascension Day will take place in the Back Quad at 8am on 9 May.

Further details may be found on the college website: www.queens.ox.ac.uk.

St John's

Kendrew Chamber Music Recitals

1 May, 8.30pm, St John's Auditorium: Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano: Brahms's Sonata no 3 in F minor op 5 (1853), Messiaen's Le baiser de l'enfant Jesus (1944), no 15 from Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-jesus, and Franck's Prelude, Choral et Fugue (1884). Free admission; tickets/programmes available from main Lodge ten days before performance.

St Stephen's House

The following events will take place at the Church of S John the Evangelist, 109A Iffley Road. Concert website: www.sje-oxford.org.

Sun 5 May, 7.30pm: Stile Antico concert: Renaissance polyphony. Tickets: £30, £20, £12 from the Oxford Playhouse.

Sat 11 May, 8pm: Oxford Lieder – Hugo Wolf: the settings of Eichendorf. Nicky Spence, tenor, Katherine Broderick, soprano, Sholto Kynock, piano. Tickets: £20 (with glass of wine) from Oxford Playhouse or Oxford Lieder.

Sat 18 May, 7.30pm: Dreams and Illusions: Daniel Norman, tenor, and Sholto Kynoch, piano. Tickets: £17 and £12 (students: £5 reduction) from Oxford Playhouse or Music at Oxford.

University Church

Britten's God: a service exploring the life, work and faith of Benjamin Britten with the Choirs of Merton, Queen's and Worcester will take place at 6.30pm on 1 May in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin. The preacher will be The Revd Canon Stephen Shipley, Senior Producer (Religion and Ethics) for BBC Radio. Music to include Britten's Hymns to the Virgin, St Colomba and St Peter, Te Deum in C, and excerpts from St Nicholas. For more details and information, see: www.university-church.ox.ac.uk/index.html or email: jonathan.arnold@worc.ox.ac.uk.

University CollegeJM Ainsley

Song recital

John Mark Ainsley, tenor, and Roger Vignoles, piano. To include Britten (Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo and folk song arrangements) and Schubert. 8pm, 10 May at University Church.  Information: www.britteninoxford.co.uk/events/concerts. Tickets: £18/£9 from www.oxfordplayhouse.com/ticketsoxford/index.aspx?event=17981.

Exhibitions

Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies: APGRD

Identity and Community in Performance: Festivals in Greece 1927–2012: Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles'. Open 11am–5pm, Saturday, 4 May. For more information please contact: naomi.setchell@classics.ox.ac.uk.

IpanemaDepartment of Politics and International Relations

Brazilian Tales and Other Stories: paintings and photography by Dr Stanislav Shmelev, economist, author and editor, 1 May–30 June, 12–5pm. Private view: 7pm, 7 May, including live jazz improvisations.

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

Furnishing the Pitt Rivers Museum,  until 21 Apr

In Reverse: Where the Future Meets the Past, 2 May–2 Jun

Visiting with the Ancestors: The Blackfoot Shirts Project, until 1 Sept

Andrea Stultiens: The Kaddu Wasswa Archive, until 8 Sept

Special Events

Music and Light, 17 May, 7–10pm. Entry via the museum's South Entrance, Robinson Close, off South Parks Road.

Saturday Spotlight

Exhibition talk: Furnishing the Pitt Rivers Museum, 20 Apr, 2.30pm

'Striptease' in Highland New Guinea, 18 May, 2.30pm

Exhibition talk: What happens when museum objects go home for a visit?, 15 Jun, 2.30pm

Family Friendly Activities

Free drop-in activities for children. An adult must accompany children at all activities.

Every Sunday, 2–4pm: Activity backpacks, sorting boxes, trails, colouring sheets and craft activities

Under 5 event: Under and Over, 25 Apr, 2–4pm

Pitt Stop: Rhythm of Life, 4 May, 1–4pm

Under 5 event: Happy Face, Sad Face, 9 May, 2–4pm

May half-term activities: Tipi Tales, 30 May–1 Jun, 1–4pm

St Stephen's House

Sat 4–Sun 12 May (closed 7 and 8 May), 1–5 pm: Oxford Artweeks Exhibition in the church and cloisters, Church of S John the Evangelist, 109A Iffley Road.