Notices

  • Thursday 18 July 2013
  • NO. 5033
  • VOL. 143

Consultative notices

Consultation on the JRAM

The Joint Resource Allocation Review Group (JRARG) was charged in March 2012 by the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee (PRAC), the Education Committee and the Conference of Colleges with reviewing the operation of the T-JRAM for all undergraduate provision. This review was necessary in the light of the government's revisions to the fees and funding regime for Home and EU undergraduates. JRARG has now formulated its recommendations and comments on these are invited from all bodies within the collegiate University as well as from individuals. Please visit https://sharepoint.nexus.ox.ac.uk/sites/AAD/pras/default.aspx to access the proposals. Comments may be posted on this site or sent by email to jram@admin.ox.ac.uk by 31 July.  Responses will be posted on an internal website unless permission is withheld. Comments will inform JRARG's final recommendations which will be submitted to PRAC, the Education Committee and the Conference of Colleges in November 2013.

General notices

Gazette publication arrangements

This is the final Gazette of Trinity term. The first Gazette of Michaelmas term will be published on 26 September, but will be limited to Council and Congregation business and changes to Examination Regulations. The first full Gazette of next term will be published on 3 October.

Gazette subscription arrangements 2013-14

We are pleased to announce that there will be no increase in the cost of postal subscriptions to the Gazette and the Oxford Magazine for the academic year 2013–14. The cost of a subscription to the Gazette for the next academic year will therefore remain:

  • United Kingdom, first-class post: £85
  • United Kingdom, second-class post: £72
  • Elsewhere in Europe: £90
  • Outside Europe: £200

Subscription to the Gazette includes Blueprint (6 issues per year) and the Oxford Magazine (12 issues per year: see below concerning separate subscription to the Magazine).

How to pay

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Payment by cheque: please send your name and full postal address, plus a cheque for the appropriate amount as detailed above, to: Gazette Subscriptions, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD.

Oxford Magazine

Subscriptions to the Oxford Magazine only are also available. The charge for 2013–14 will remain:

  • United Kingdom: £30
  • Elsewhere in Europe: £37
  • Outside Europe: £84

If you wish to subscribe to the Oxford Magazine only, please send your name and full postal address, plus a cheque for the appropriate amount as detailed above, to: Gazette Subscriptions, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. Please note that payment by cheque is the only method available for Magazine-only subscriptions.

Deadline for subscription payments

To ensure that your subscription is active in time for you to receive all copies of the Gazette, Blueprint and the Oxford Magazine for 2013–14, we must receive your payment by 16 September.

Vice-Chancellor's Diversity Fund

A £1m fund has been established for the advancement of diversity among academic and research staff at Oxford. One of the primary aims of the new fund, which will be made up from both divisional and central contributions, will be to address the under-representation of women in senior research and academic posts. Details about the new fund are available on the Equality and Diversity website at www.admin.ox.ac.uk/eop. Further information about how the fund may be used, and the process for applying, will be made available in Michaelmas term.

Open Doors Oxford Open Doors

14–15 September 2013: Oxford Open Doors, now in its sixth year, is run by Oxford Preservation Trust in partnership with the University of Oxford. This free weekend provides an annual opportunity for local people to enjoy and discover more about their city. This year our special theme celebrates the legacy of William Morris, Viscount Nuffield, as an industrialist and great philanthropist. A new aspect of the programme is a special focus on exploring new architecture including much belonging to the collegiate University.

Brochures will be available from the beginning of August. Volunteer stewards are still required; to volunteer, please get in touch at volunteers@oxfordpreservation.org.uk or see www.oxfordpreservation.org.uk.

Learning InstituteOxford Learning Institute

Training for Admissions Interviewing

The Oxford Learning Institute will offer the following training opportunities to those responsible for leading or assisting with undergraduate admissions interviewing in 2013:

  • a tutored online course, for those who expect to take a leading role in admissions interviewing, will be available from 7 August to 6 December (with new enrolments being taken until 29 November);
  • a non-tutored online course, for those assisting with admissions (eg graduate student 'helpers' or note takers) and experienced tutors who need an update, will be available from 7 August to 20 December;
  • admissions interviewing practice – this half-day session (noon–4pm) for new interviewers who have completed the tutored online course will be offered on two occasions (2 October and 22 November).

The collegiate University expects all those involved in interviewing candidates for admission to receive appropriate briefings on the process. The compulsory element of these briefings for new staff is in the form of an online course which takes about six hours to complete. New appointees may complete the online course before arriving in Oxford, if they wish to do so.

Practice interviews are also offered as an optional extra learning opportunity. To qualify to take part in practice interviews, participants must complete the online course by a deadline three weeks beforehand.

We advise all teaching staff in colleges who have not been involved in interviewing or have not previously taken this course to ask senior colleagues whether they will be expected to interview this year and should therefore enrol. Departmental teaching staff may also wish to seek advice from line managers or mentors on whether they are likely to receive an invitation to be involved in admissions this year. Many who do not have a formal college association are nonetheless frequently invited to take part in college admissions processes because of their specific disciplinary expertise.

To book onto any of the above courses please go to the Learning Institute website at www.learning.ox.ac.uk/admissions and follow the links to the course you want. The webpage provides further information but if more is required, please telephone Kathryn Black on (2)86825.

Appointments

Humanities

Professorship of Egyptology

Richard Bruce Parkinson, BA DPhil Oxf, Assistant Keeper (curator), Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, British Museum, has been appointed to the Professorship of Egyptology in the Faculty of Oriental Studies. Dr Parkinson will take up the post on a 20% basis from 1 October 2013, and full time with effect from 1 January 2014. Dr Parkinson will be a fellow of Queen's.

Appointments

University Lecturer (ULNTF)

English: Francis Paul Vincent Leneghan, BA MPhil PhD Dub. Fellow of St Cross. In Old English. From 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2018.

Modern Languages: Alderik Henk Blom, MPhil PhD Camb. Fellow of Jesus. In Celtic Languages and Literature. From 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2017.

University Lecturer

Medieval and Modern Languages: Daron Lee Burrows, BA MSt DPhil Oxf. Fellow of St Peter's. In Medieval French. From 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2018.

Theology and Religion: Katherine Emma Southwood, BA Durh, MSt DPhil Oxf. Fellow of St John's. In Old Testament Studies. From 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2018.

CUF Lecturer

English: Laura Ashe, BA MPhil PhD Camb. Fellow of Worcester. In English Language and Literature. From 1 September 2013 to retirement.

Departmental Lecturer

History: Johannes Maria Machielsen, BA Maastricht, MA Leiden, MSt DPhil Oxf. In Early Modern European History. From 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2016.

Oriental Studies: Paul Graham Bevan, MA PhD SOAS. In Chinese Literature. From 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014.

Instructor

Oriental Studies: Emine Çakir Sürmeli, BA MA Bilkent, PhD Çukurova. In Turkish. From 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2017.

Reappointments

University Lecturer (ULNTF)

Oriental Studies: Jacob Lebovitch Dahl, BA Copenhagen, MA Oxf, PhD California. Fellow of Wolfson. In Assyriology. From 1 October 2013 to retirement.

CUF Lecturer

Classics: Adrian David Kelly, BA MA Melbourne, DPhil Oxf. Fellow of Balliol. In Greek Literature. From 1 October 2013 to retirement.

Classics: Felix Johannes Budelmann, BA UCL, PhD Camb. Fellow of Magdalen. In Classical Languages. From 1 October 2013 to retirement.

History: Charles Conrad Leyser, MA DPhil Oxf. Fellow of Worcester. In History. From 1 September 2013 to retirement.

Conferment of Titles

CUF Lecturer

Classics: Matthew John Robinson, BA MSt DPhil Oxf. Fellow of Balliol. In Latin Literature. From 1 September 2012 to 31 August 2017.

Medical Sciences

Professorship of Public Health

Sir Rory Collins, BSc George Washington, MB BS Lond, MA MSc Oxf, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology; Co-director, Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine; Co-director, MRC Directly Supported Team; Joint Director, Cancer Research UK Epidemiological Studies Unit; Honorary Consultant, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital; Fellow, Green Templeton; and Principal Investigator/Chief Executive, UK Biobank, has been appointed to the Professorship of Public Health in the Department of Public Health with effect from 1 July. Professor Collins will be a fellow of St Cross.

Reappointment

University Lecturer

Christopher Summerfield, BA MSc Lond, MSc Barcelona, MA Oxf, PhD Columbia, Fellow and Tutor in Experimental Psychology, Wadham, and University Lecturer in Experimental Psychology, has been reappointed until the retiring age with effect from 1 September 2013.

Visiting Professorships

Medical Sciences

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Medical Informatics on A Hopkins, BSc Manc, DPhil Oxf, for a period of 3 years from 1 July.

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Human Nutrition on H Refsum, BSc MD Bergen, for a further period of 5 years from 1 July.

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Epidemiology on Nguyen Thi Kim Tien, MA France, PhD Ho Chi Minh City, for a period of 3 years from 1 July.

Recognition of Distinction

Social Sciences

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

Nicholls, A J , BA MA PhD Lond, MBA Oxf, University Lecturer in Social Entrepreneurship and Fellow of Harris Manchester, Professor of Social Entrepreneurship with effect from 21 June.

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 Statistics        

  Appointed by
The Rector of Exeter (Pro-Vice-Chancellor)  Mr Vice-Chancellor1
The Principal of Hertford ex officio
Professor P Donnelly Council
Professor V Isham Council
Professor P Bühlmann MPLS Division
Professor A Halliday MPLS Division
Professor S Lauritzen MPLS Division
Dr G Nicholls MPLS Division
Professor L Alday Hertford
1Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Statute IX, Sect 10 and 11.

Musical and other Events

Magdalen

Sung Eucharist

The Rt Revd Timothy Dakin, Bishop of Winchester, will preach a sermon for the Feast of St Mary Magdalen at a special Sung Eucharist in Magdalen College Chapel at 6pm on 22 July. All welcome.

St Stephen's House

Fire Passion Inspiration

20 Sep, 7.30pm: Christian Fellner, bass and Mikhail Modvinov, piano: Schubert, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff at S John the Evangelist, 109A Iffley Road. Tickets: £12, students £5 from www.sje-oxford.org/events/tickets/buy-tickets.html.

Exhibitions

Bodleian Library

Magical Books: from Middle Ages to Middle-earth

Until 27 Oct: Work of the 'Oxford School': C S Lewis, J R R Tolkien, Susan Cooper, Alan Garner and Philip Pullman. Tolkien's original artwork for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, C S Lewis's 'Lefay notebook' and map of Narnia, and manuscripts of novels and poems by Alan Garner, Philip Pullman and Susan Cooper. Free.

Designer Bookbinders International Competition

Until 10 Aug: Highlights of the 2013 Second International Competition on a Shakespearean theme. Display in the entrance to the Bodleian Library. Free.

Pitt Rivers Museum

Admission, exhibitions and events free. Access via the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road (even during building works). Open: Mon 12–4.30pm, Tue–Sun and bank holiday Mon 10–4.30pm. See: www.prm.ox.ac.uk.

Pitt Rivers at Giffords Circus

4–9.30pm: 18 and 19 Jul in Barrington, 15 and 16 Aug in Minchinhampton. Shadow puppet family activities and handling sessions with real Javanese puppets in a circus tent. See www.giffordscircus.com.

Contrasting Bodies: Ways of Seeing

10am–4pm, 31 Jul–1 Aug: 2-day workshop from the Old Masters to performance and ritual. To book: www.prm.ox.ac.uk.

Need/Make/Use Day

11am–5pm, Sat, 31 Aug: Summer event on the lawn in front of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History on themes such as design, craft, recycling and problem-solving.

How do you make a film about the Pitt Rivers Museum?

2.30pm, Sat, 21 Sep: Alan and Udi Mandel talk about making the film Artisans of Memory. See: http://pittrivers-amulets.blogspot.com/2012/09/pitt-rivers-on-film.html.