• Thursday 30 May 2013
  • NO. 5027
  • 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 to access the proposals. Comments may be posted on this site or sent by email to 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


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.

Statutes approved by Her Majesty in Council

Mr Vice-Chancellor has received a communication from the Clerk of Her Majesty's Privy Council, stating that, on 15 May 2013, Her Majesty was pleased to approve statutes concerning: (i) the Douglas Byrne Marconi Fund; and (ii) Statute I (definition of the terms 'person' and 'member' in the context of committee membership), printed in Gazette No 4997, 19 July 2012, pp642–3, and approved by Congregation on 9 October 2012 (see Gazette No 5001, 11 October 2012, p81).

Recognition of Distinction

Social Sciences

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

Beddington, J,  BSc MSc LSE, PhD Edin, Professor of Natural Resources Management in the Oxford Martin School with effect from 15 May 2013.

Bogg, A L, BCL MA DPhil Oxf, CUF Lecturer in Law and Fellow of Hertford, Professor of Labour Law with effect from 1 May 2013.

Musical and other Events

Botanic Garden

The following picnic afternoons take place at 1–4pm on Saturdays. Free with entry to Botanic Garden (£4.50 for adults, free for children/University/Oxford Brookes University staff members). For more information, see

15 Jun: Meet the Families. Part of the Oxford Ecology Trail launch; showcasing a variety of weird and wonderful plant varieties.

6 Jul: Alice's Day. Part of Alice's Day celebrations; includes a photographic installation throughout the garden by artist Mabel Odessey.

27 Jul: School's Out! Part of Love Parks Week; plant-inspired fun in the garden.

10 Aug: Veggie Heaven! Food-inspired stories, activities and trails.

St Anne's

Oxford–Weidenfeld Translation Prize Awards Ceremony

Guest judge Adam Thorpe will announce the winner of the 2013 Oxford–Weidenfeld Translation Prize and shortlisted translators will read from their work at 6.30pm on 6 June at St Anne's.

St John's

Medieval vestments

The college intends to open to the public its collection of medieval vestments on Saturday, 8 June, from 2pm until 5pm.  The collection is displayed in the Garden Quadrangle and entrance, free of charge, will be via the Main Lodge.

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:

17 Jun, doors 7pm: Brian May and Kerry Ellis: The Born Free Tour. Queen guitarist Brian May and singing sensation Kerry Ellis in aid of the Born Free Foundation. Tickets: £39 from or tel 01271 335731.

20 Jun: Lullaby of Birdland. The King's Singers with Gwilym Simcock, piano, Graham Creese, double bass, and special guest presenter Brian Kay. A tribute to Richard Rodney Bennett and George Shearing. Programme: music specially written, arrangements from the Great American Songbook and tracks from The King's Singers collaboration album with Shearing and Bennett, Get Happy. Tickets from

26 Jun: Gretchen Peters with support: Woman on the Wheel tour. Grammy-nominated Nashville singer–songwriter. Tickets: £18 in advance from or £20 at the door.

29 Jun, 8pm: Oxford Lieder. Hugo Wolf's Early songs and settings of Michaelangelo: Robert Holl, bass–baritone, Lydia Teuscher, soprano, Sholto Kynoch, piano. Tickets: £20 from and