Notices

  • Thursday 8 November 2012
  • NO. 5005
  • VOL. 143

General notices

Pocket Diary

Survey

The Oxford University Pocket Diary is published by OUP at the beginning of every academic year, and the text is prepared partly by OUP and partly by the Gazette editorial team.  We are considering whether it is time to update the content and/or layout of the University information contained in the Pocket Diary to make it more relevant and accessible for those who use it, both in and outside the University. We are concerned that the University sections of the Diary are no longer serving the needs of its readership, and are seeking the opinions of current Diary users.

The survey is online at https://www.survey.bris.ac.uk/oxford/pocketdiary and will be open from 8 November until midnight on 7 December. It's a very short survey, and respondents can remain entirely anonymous; most of the questions are optional. We would welcome any feedback Gazette readers would like to give on this subject. 

Department for Continuing EducationJanina Ramirez

Open Day

The Department for Continuing Education is hosting an Open Day on 14 November. It's a day of free learning opportunities – lectures, workshops, information sessions and walking tours. There are more than 25 events across a range of subjects, including Creative Writing, History of Art, Literature, Languages, History and Local History, Archaeology, Philosophy, Economics, Maths, Biology and the Health Sciences.

Most events take place over lunchtime and in the early evening, and events are being kept short in the hope that staff of the University will attend more than one. We're also offering a sandwich lunch, an evening wine reception, and the opportunity to win free classes.

The Open Day takes place at Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square. Full descriptions of all events, together with registration details, are available on the Continuing Education website at: www.conted.ox.ac.uk/openday.

Appointments

University Administration and Services

Directorship of Legal Services and General Counsel

Andrew Mackie, MA Oxf, has been appointed as Director of Legal Services and General Counsel with effect from early December 2012.

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Appointments

University Lecturer

Alessandro Abate, Laurea Padua, MS PhD Berkeley, Fellow of Linacre. From 1 October 2012 until 30 September 2017.

Aziz Aboobaker, BA Camb, PhD Edin, Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall. In Genetics. From 1 October 2012 until 30 September 2017.

Jonathan Barrett, BA Oxf, PhD Camb, Fellow of Wolfson. In Computer Science (Foundations). From 1 October 2012 until 30 September 2017.        

Justin Benesch, MChem Oxf, PhD Camb, Fellow of University College. In Physical Chemistry. From 1 October 2012 until 30 September 2017.

Roger Benson, BA PhD Camb, MSc Imp, Fellow of St Edmund Hall. In Palaeobiology. From 1 October 2012 until 30 September 2017.

Robert Carlisle, MSc PhD Birm, Fellow of St Cross. In Engineering Science (Biomedical Engineering). From 1 October 2012 until 30 September 2017.

Michael Chappell, MEng DPhil Oxf, Fellow of Wolfson. In Engineering Science (Biomedical Engineering). From 1 September 2012 until 31 August 2017.

Andrew Hector, BSc Sheff, PhD Imp, Fellow-elect of Linacre. In Plant Sciences. From 1 August 2013 until 31 July 2018. 

Andrew Hector has been awarded the title of Professor of Ecology.

Ian Hewitt, MMath DPhil Oxf, Fellow-elect of Trinity. In Mathematical Geoscience. From 1 January 2013 until 31 December 2017.

Matthew Jarvis, MPhys Birm, PhD Oxf, Fellow of St Cross. In Astrophysics. From 1 October 2012 until 30 September 2017.

Antoine Jérusalem, MSc PhD MIT, Diplôme d'Ingénieur Toulouse Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace, Fellow of St Hugh's. In Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering). From 1 November 2012 until 31 October 2017.

Kayla King, BSc British Columbia, MSc Concordia, PhD Indiana, Fellow-elect of Christ Church. In Parasite Biology. From 1 October 2013 until 30 September 2018.

Nikolay Nikolov, BA DPhil Oxf, Fellow of University College. In Pure Mathematics. From 1 September 2012 until 31 August 2017.

Jan Obloj, MA MSc PhD Warsaw, PhD Paris, Fellow of St John's. In Mathematical Finance. From 1 September 2012 until 31 August 2015.

Susan Perkin, MChem DPhil Oxf, Fellow of Trinity. In Physical Chemistry. From 1 September 2012 until 31 August 2017.

Colin Please, BSc S'ton, MSc DPhil Oxf, Fellow of Mansfield. In Industrial and Interdisciplinary Mathematics. From 1 September 2012 until 31 August 2013.

Colin Please has been awarded the title of Professor of Applied Mathematics.

Alexander Ritter, BA MMath Camb, MSc Chicago, PhD MIT, Fellow-elect of Wadham. In Geometry. From 1 January 2013 until 31 December 2017.

Jin-Chong Tan, BEng TU Malaysia, MEng Nanyang TU Singapore, PhD Camb, Fellow of Balliol. In Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering). From 1 September 2012 until 31 August 2017.

Jared Tanner, BS Utah, PhD California, Fellow of Exeter. In Numerical Mathematics. From 1 September 2012 until 31 August 2017.

Jared Tanner has been awarded the title of Professor of the Mathematics of Information.

Yee Whye Teh, BA Waterloo, MSc DPhil Toronto, Fellow of University College. In Statistics. From 1 September 2012 until 31 August 2017.

Yee Whye Teh has been awarded the title of Professor of Statistical Machine Learning.

Andrea Vedaldi, Laurea Padua, MSc PhD Los Angeles, Fellow of New College. In Engineering Science (Information Engineering). From 3 September 2012 until 2 September 2017.

Edmond Walsh, BEng PhD Limerick, Fellow of Brasenose. From 1 October 2012 until 30 September 2017.

Qian Wang, BSc Nanjing, PhD Princeton, Fellow of Lincoln. In the Analysis of Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations. From 1 September 2012 until 31 August 2017.

Reappointments

University Lecturer

Heather Bouman, BSc Gelph, MSc PhD Dalhousie, Fellow of St John's. In Biogeochemistry. From 16 July 2012 to the retiring age.

Neil Bowles, BSc Lond, DPhil Oxf, Fellow of St Cross. In Planetary Physics. From 1 August 2012 to the retiring age.

Jonathan Burton, MA Oxf, PhD Camb, Fellow of Somerville. In Organic Chemistry. From 1 October 2012 to the retiring age.

Yves Capdeboscq, MSc Ecole Centrale Paris, MA Oxf, PhD Paris IV, Dipl Camb, Fellow of Queen's. In the Analysis and Computation of Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations. From 1 October 2012 to the retiring age.

Sonia Antoranz Contera, Lic Madrid, DEng Osaka, Fellow of Green Templeton. In Biological Physics. From 1 October 2012 to the retiring age.

Roel Dullens, MSc PhD Utrecht, Fellow of Lincoln. In Physical and Theoretical Chemistry. From 1 August 2012 to the retiring age.

Joanna Dunkley, MA MSc Camb, DPhil Oxf, Fellow of Exeter. In Physics. From 1 October 2012 to the retiring age.

Dmitry Filatov, PhD Moscow, Fellow of St Hilda's. In Plant Sciences. From 1 September 2012 to the retiring age.

Vicente Grau, BSc PhD Valencia, Fellow of Mansfield. In Engineering Science (Computational Imaging). From 7 May 2012 to the retiring age.

Gianluca Gregori, MS Bologna, MS PhD Minnesota, Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall. In Plasma Physics for Fusion Energy. From 24 September 2012 to the retiring age.

Daniel Kroening, MSc DPhil Saarland, Fellow of Magdalen. In Computer Science. From 1 October 2012 to the retiring age.

James Martin, BA PhD Camb, Fellow of St Hugh's. In Actuarial Statistics. From 1 September 2012 to the retiring age.

Professor Oliver Riordan, MA PhD Camb, Fellow of St Edmund Hall. In Discrete Mathematics. From 1 October 2012 to the retiring age.

Julia Schnabel, MSc TU Berlin, PhD Lond, Fellow of St Hilda's. In Engineering Science (Medical Imaging). From 1 September 2012 to the retiring age.

Professor Gregory Seregin, PhD MD Leningrad Polytechnic Institute, Fellow of St Hilda's. In Pure Mathematics. From 1 October 2012 to the retiring age.

Henry Snaith, MSc Brist, DPhil Camb. In Photovoltaics. From 1 October 2012 to the retiring age.

Philip Stier, MA Oxf, MSc R'dg, Dr rer nat Hamburg, Fellow of Oriel. In Atmospheric Physics. From 1 October 2012 to the retiring age.

Stephen Tucker, MA DPhil Oxf, Fellow of Green Templeton. In Biological Physics. From 1 October 2012 to the retiring age.

Richard Willden, MEng PhD Lond, Fellow of St Edmund Hall. In Engineering Science (Marine Renewable Energy). From 1 October 2012 to the retiring age.

Hua (Cathy) Ye, BEng Dalian, DPhil Oxf, Fellow of Linacre. In Engineering Science (Tissue Engineering and Stem Cell Technology). From 1 October 2012 to the retiring age.

Medical Sciences

University Lecturer

David John Beard, MSc Lond, DPhil Oxf, GradDipPhys I and II Nott, Official Fellow of Kellogg and University Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Sciences, has been reappointed until the retiring age with effect from 1 October 2012.

Jennifer Yun Fai Lau,  BSc PhD Lond, Fellow and Tutor in Psychology, Magdalen, and University Lecturer in Experimental Psychology, has been reappointed until the retiring age with effect from 1 October 2012.

Graduate Awards and Prizes

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Musical Events

Magdalen

16 November, 8 pm, Magdalen Chapel: Phantasm with Daniel Hyde (Organ) perform Viol Consorts to the Organ, music by Lawes, Jenkins and Gibbons for six viols. Tickets, from phantasmtickets@gmail.com or 07952 223218, are £10 (£5 students). Phantasm, directed by Professor Laurence Dreyfus, is Consort-in-Residence at Magdalen.

St Hilda's

Jacqueline Du Pré Music Building

For more information or to buy tickets, see www.st-hildas.ox.ac.uk/jdp or telephone Oxford 305305.

JdP Anniversary Concert

Natalie Clein and  Katya Apekisheva will give a concert at 8 pm on 23 November to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Jacqueline du Pre's death. Tickets: £30 gallery/£25 stalls/£20 students.

Bach's Suite in G major BWV1007 no 1 and Suite in C major BWV 1009 no 3; Brahms's Sonata in E minor Op 38 no 1 and Sonata in F major Op 99 no 2

Lunchtime Recital Series

The following events take place at 1.15 pm on Thursdays. Free admission.

8 Nov:  Music for baritone and piano with Alex Brett, St Hilda's, and Leah Broad, Christ Church: Wolf's Drei Gedichte von Michaelangelo

15 Nov: Music for violin and piano with Sadie Fields, RAM, and Tadashi Imai, RAM: Bartòk's Sonata no 1

22 Nov: Music for cello with Anna Kaznowska, St Hilda's: Debussy's Sonata for cello

29 Nov: St Hilda's Freshers' Concert with Amelia Parker, piano, Sarah Johnson, horn, and Jack Chown, marimba

Education and Community Programme

Moving Music Concert

For people with dementia and their carers. Tickets: £5 to include refreshments (carers free). Please reserve places in advance (jdp@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk or Oxford 286660) and pay on the door.

14 Nov, 11.30 am–12.30 pm (refreshments from 11 am) and 2–3 pm (refreshments from 1.30 pm)

Cushion Concerts

Rozzy and Mr Cello introduce instruments to children and their parents on Sundays: 9.30 am and 10.30 am for under 5s, 11.30 am for over 5s. Tickets: £5 (babies under 1 year free).

18 Nov: The oboe

9 Dec: The tuba

M@SH Series Concerts

The following concerts are given on Saturdays.

17 Nov, 7 pm: M@SH Marathon. Free admission.

1 Dec, 8 pm: M@SH: Advent Wassail. Tickets: £5 on the door.

Strings Series Concert

13 Dec, 7 pmElias String Quartet and Daniel Tong, piano: Elgar's Piano Quintet. £15 (£5 students).

Exhibitions

Pitt Rivers Museum

Admission, exhibitions and events free. Information: www.prm.ox.ac.uk. The museum will remain open throughout 2013 via the normal entrance, while there are building works in the Museum of Natural History.
 

Late Night Event

Christmas Light Night, 23 Nov, 6–10 pm. Entry on first-come, first-served basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Exhibitions

Made for Trade, until 27 Jan

Christian Thompson – We Bury Our Own, until 3 Jan

Cheltenham Illustration Awards Exhibition 2012 – Tales of Magical Objects, until 25 Nov

The Story Makers, 17 Dec–14 Jan

Free Family Friendly Fun

Free drop-in activities for children, every Sunday 2–4 pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pitt stops, first Saturday of the month, 1–4 pm. Drop in sessions suitable for children 5+.

Winter Wrap up, 1 Dec

Under 5 events

My Little Drum, 22 Nov, 2–4 pm

Beautiful Baubles, 13 Dec, 2–4 pm

Trail: Letters from Santa

22 Dec–6 Jan during opening hours

Saturday Spotlights

Gallery talks at 2.30 pm on the third Saturday of the month, focusing on the displays. Suitable for adults and older children.

15 Dec: Christian Thompson in conversation with Chris Morton