• Thursday 23 May 2013
  • NO. 5026
  • VOL. 143

General notices


Sheldonian Theatre

At the Encaenia to be held in the Sheldonian Theatre on 19 June, the Curators of the Theatre propose to allot seats as follows, and subject to availability, to those who apply for tickets:

(a) one visitor's ticket each to Heads of Houses, Canons of Christ Church, members of Council, and certain other persons holding official positions in the University;

(b) one visitor's ticket to each Professor;

(c) one ticket to each member of Convocation (ie any matriculated member of the University on whom any degree of the University has been conferred, or any member of Congregation who does not hold such a degree).

Applications for tickets in the above categories, stating the name and standing of each person for whom a ticket is requested, should be made no later than 5 June to the University Card Office, Examination Schools (email: For security reasons, all requests for tickets must state the names of the persons for whom the tickets are intended.

Tickets for all other members of the University (ie those who have not been admitted to any degree of the University) will be distributed through college authorities. All applications for tickets in this category should be made to the college authorities and not to the University Card Office.

The gates and entrances to the theatre will be opened at 10.45am and the proceedings will begin at 11.30am. Holders of tickets are requested to be in their places inside the theatre by 11.15am.

All current members of the University are required to wear subfusc and full Oxford academic dress. Doctors will wear their robes and other graduates their hoods.


Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Professorship of Geochemistry

Christopher John Ballentine, BSc UMIST, PhD Camb, Professor of Isotope Geochemistry, Director of Research, School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences and Head, Isotope Research Group, University of Manchester, has been appointed to the Professorship of Geochemistry in the Department of Earth Sciences with effect from 1 August 2013.

Professor Ballentine will be a fellow of St Hugh's.

Medical Sciences

University Lecturer

Shankar Srinivas, BSc Hyderabad, MA MPhil PhD Columbia, Zeitlyn Fellow and Tutor of Medicine, Jesus, and University Lecturer in Developmental Biology/Embryology, has been reappointed until the retiring age with effect from 1 October 2013.

Recognition of Distinction

Social Sciences

Mavroeidis, S, BA Camb, MPhil DPhil Oxf, Reader in Economics and Fellow of University College, Professor of Macroeconometrics with effect from 1 May 2013.

Graduate Awards and Prizes

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Musical Events

Holst-Warhaft Interdisciplinary symposium

Water-culture: women's work(s). A fusion of art, activism and research on global water scarcity issues, highlighting women's contributions. 

Professor Gail Holst-Warhaft, Cornell, will lead a symposium of musicians, composers and academics at 4pm on Saturday, 25 May, in the T S Eliot Lecture Theatre, Merton. Tickets on the door: £10 (£5 conc, students free). See: Refreshments served during the interval where postgraduate research posters can be viewed and discussed. For more information email or tel 07530 234178.

Harcourt Arboretum

Sun, 30 Jun, 10am–4pm: a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Harcourt Arboretum. Activities for the whole family with prizes. Teas and lunches all day. Entry fees: adults £4.50, children free. Free to members of the Friends of OBG and HA. See for more information.

St Stephen's House

The following events take place at 7.30pm, unless otherwise noted, at SJE Arts, S John the Evangelist, 109A Iffley Road. See:

1 Jun: 'A Garland for the Queen'. Oxford Pro Musica Singers; includes Benjamin Britten's Gloriana. Tickets at the door.

4 Jun: The Searchers. Celebrating 50 years since Sweets for my Sweet. Tickets: £19 in advance from and Truck Store, Cowley Road, or £21 at the door.

8 Jun: Commotio. Chamber Choir including Benjamin Britten's Sacred and Profane and Mike Sheppard's An Ordinary Tuesday. Tickets: £12 (concessions £6) from

9 Jun: Gospel Choirs in aid of Music for Autism. Tickets: or tel 0845 6801296.

14 Jun: Adderbury Ensemble. Tickets: £15 (students £5) from