• Thursday 12 June 2014
  • NO. 5064
  • VOL. 144

Consultative Notices

Socially Responsible Investment Review Committee

Statement on the fossil fuel divestment campaign

The Socially Responsible Investment Review Committee (SRIRC) is considering a representation from Oxford University Student Union (OUSU) for divestment from all fossil fuel investments held by Oxford University Endowment Management (OUem) on behalf of Oxford University. For the text of the SRIRC’s full notice and OUSU’s resolution, see or Gazette No 5057, 24 April 2014.

The SRIRC is responsible for forming an opinion on the question of socially responsible investment that the divestment resolution raises and for advising Council accordingly. At its meeting on 6 March 2014, the SRIRC began detailed discussions on this subject and invites interested parties to submit evidence or views:

  • that might inform the committee's consideration of the question of possible divestment from companies 'that participate in exploration for and/or extraction of fossil fuel reserves'; and/or
  • on whether there are alternative ways in which the University should engage in the debate about climate change.

The SRIRC will review submissions at its next meeting on 2 July 2014, and will publish a summary of the views received on its website, ensuring that such views are given proper consideration in the eventual recommendation that is made to Council.

Interested parties should send their submissions to The deadline for submissions is 23 June. 

General Notices

Bodleian Libraries

Moves of Special Collections

The Bodleian Libraries are completing their renovation of the New Bodleian building, which will reopen to readers and researchers as the Weston Library – the new home for the Bodleian's special collections. The facility will open in phases from late September 2014.

When the reading rooms transfer, many collections will take longer to reach reading rooms than normal. Readers intending to visit the Bodleian to consult special collections should plan carefully to ensure relevant material is made available for their visit.

Lists of transferred and readily accessible collections will be published on the website as the moves progress. For further information please email, telephone 01865 277046 or see the notice in Gazette No 5062, 5 June 2014, p525.


Medical Sciences

Robin Murphy, BA Queens, Canada, MA PhD McGill, Dean and Tutor in Experimental Psychology, Corpus Christi, and Associate Professor of Experimental Psychology, has been reappointed until the retiring age with effect from 1 October 2014.

Social Sciences

Professor Andrew Eggers, MA Tufts, PhD Harvard, Fellow of Nuffield. Associate Professor of Quantitative Methods in Comparative Government. From 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2019.

Dr Yuval Heller, BSc Hebrew, MSc PhD Tel Aviv, Fellow of Queen's. Associate Professor of Economics, Department of Economics. From 1 August 2014 to 31 July 2019.

Musical and other Events

TORCHTORCH/Nuffield Department of Population Health

Public Health Film Festival

27–29 Jun: showcase of film screenings, talks, workshops and social events at the Phoenix Cinema and the Radcliffe Humanities Building. The festival includes a special family day for all ages. Tickets: £2–7. For further details see:


The Fournier Trio will play Beethoven (Variations Op 44), Frank Bridge (Phantasie), Mendelssohn (Trio No 2) and John Duggan (Seven Meditations) at 7.30pm on 26 June in the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium. Tickets in advance from Oxford Playhouse (01865 305305) or


Pitt Rivers Museum

until 20 Jul: 'Distantly Relative': an exhibition of work by goldsmith, silversmith, metalwork and jewellery students from the Royal College of Art made in response to chosen artefacts from the museum's collection