• Thursday 9 May 2013
  • NO. 5024
  • VOL. 143

General notices

OAO Open Access Oxford

The Oxford Open Access (OA) Project is a collaborative project involving Research Services, the Bodleian Libraries, IT Services, the Planning and Resource Allocation Section, OUP, and the academic divisions, accountable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) and the Research Committee. The project is looking at the implementation of Open Access (research literature which is digital, online, free of charge and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions) at Oxford.

Following recent changes to OA mandates by many of Oxford's main sponsors, including RCUK, a new website has been created to provide information about what's happening, Oxford's interpretation and implementation of OA, and what you need to do next. Visit to find out more. If you have a question you can email and a member of the Open Access team will respond. You can also keep up to date on Twitter by following @oaoxford.

University Open Days

Volunteers needed

The Undergraduate Admissions Enquiries Team is looking for volunteers on 26 and 27 June to form a friendly and welcoming presence at key places around Oxford. If you would like to be involved in helping prospective applicants navigate the streets of Oxford, and to find out more about how the University recruits undergraduates, we would love to hear from you.

No specialist knowledge required, just giving directions to visitors, lots of smiling and handing out copies of the Open Day guide – full details will be sent out before the day. Staff who took part in previous years all told us how much they had enjoyed the experience.

If you are able to spare some time on either 26 or 27 June, whether a couple of hours or the full day, please email Jan Marshall at or phone 70745. Please ensure you have your line manager's approval. Further information:

Guidelines for leave for academic staff

Academic staff are reminded of the guidelines for applying for and taking leave, which were published in full in the Gazette of 15 November 2012 and are published on the Personnel Services website:

Recognition of Distinction

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Aarts, D, MSc PhD Utrecht, University Lecturer in Chemistry and Student of Christ Church, Professor of Chemistry with effect from 10 April.

Social Sciences

Sullivan, O, BA Durh, MSc PhD Lond, Reader in Sociology and Fellow of St Hugh’s, Professor of Sociology of Gender with effect from 1 May. 

Musical Events


Music for a Summer's Evening

The Choir of Queen's will perform works by Britten and Walton at 7.30pm on Saturday, 8 June, in the Chapel and the Provost's Garden, Queen's. Tickets/enquiries: or Oxford 305305. Cost: £15/£12 concessions/£5 students (includes two glasses of wine).

St Hugh's

Amit Chaudhuri with the five-piece Amit Chaudhuri Band presents an evening of music, words and images. At 7pm for 7.30pm, Saturday, 18 May at the Old Fire Station, 40 George Street. Tickets: £15 from or Oxford 274958.

Title: 'A moment of mishearing'


Harcourt Arboretum

Time Travel with Trees

International Fascination of Plants Day, Saturday, 18 May, 10am–4pm. Free with Arboretum entry. See:

Pitt Rivers Museum

2 May–2 Jun: 'In reverse: where the future meets the past'. Showcasing work by RCA goldsmithing, silversmithing, metalwork and jewellery students. See for more information.