Notices

  • Thursday 16 January 2014
  • NO. 5046
  • VOL. 144

University Preachers

Hilary term 2014

Thursday, 16 January, 8am: The Revd Dr Teresa Morgan, Fellow of Oriel. Holy Communion (Latin), St Mary's

Sunday, 19 January, 9.30am: Professor Jan Schnupp, Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Fellow of St Peter's. Latin Litany and Sermon, St Mary's

Sunday, 26 January, 10am: Dr David Lincicum, University Lecturer in New Testament Studies, Mansfield. Macbride Sermon, Hertford

Sunday, 9 February, 5.30pm: Samira Ahmed, journalist and presenter. University Sermon (intercollegiate Evensong), St Mary's

Sunday, 23 February, 10.30am: The Revd Peter French, Chaplain, Episcopal Church, Princeton. University Sermon, St Mary's

Sunday, 2 March, 6pm: The Rt Hon John Lord Alderdice, Convenor, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party. University Sermon on the Grace of Humility, Exeter

Sunday, 9 March, 6pm: The Revd Professor John Barton, Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture, Fellow of Oriel, Emeritus Fellow of St Cross. Sermon for the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin, Oriel

Consultative Notices

External Membership of Council

Invitation to Congregation to submit nominations for consideration

Procedure for election of external members of Council

There will be a vacant place on Council for an external member from Michaelmas term 2014. An external member is defined in Statute I as 'a person who is not the resident holder of a teaching, research or administrative post in the University or in any college, society or Permanent Private Hall'.

Members of Congregation are invited to submit nominations for consideration by the Nominations Committee for the place on Council, taking account of the criteria set out below, on a form available on www.admin.ox.ac.uk/councilsec/nomination or from the Registrar's office (01865 280415). The Nominations Committee expects that nominations will be made without any communication by the nominator with the nominee. Nominators should indicate on the nominations form if any informal communication has taken place.

The closing date for nominations is Monday, 10 February 2014.

The Nominations Committee will act in accordance with Council Regulation 15 of 2002, available on the website at www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/regulations/520-122q.shtml. Current Council members are listed at www.admin.ox.ac.uk/councilsec/governance/council/membershipofcouncil. The Committee is being assisted by Saxton Bampfylde search consultants.

The Committee will consider all nominations and applications received by the closing date as well as any candidates proposed by its own members and by the search consultants; it will select from them having due regard to the principles of equality and diversity and the published selection criteria, and it will then make recommendations to Council. Council will consider all recommendations received from the Nominations Committee and will either propose a candidate for approval by Congregation or will ask the Committee to submit further names for its consideration. If a candidate is rejected by Congregation the Committee will propose a further candidate or candidates to be put to Council in accordance with the above procedures until the vacancy is filled.

The appointment will be for four years, extendable for a further four years.

Responsibilities of members of Council

Whilst Congregation is the University's sovereign body, Council is the University's executive governing body. It is responsible for the advancement of the University's objects, for its administration, and for the management of its finances and property. Council is therefore responsible for the academic policy and strategic direction of the University, subject to the powers of Congregation. Legally, the members of Council are charity trustees and are bound by fiduciary duties. Each must comply with the duties of a charity trustee, and when doing so must exercise the proper standard of care.

Criteria for external members of Council

All members of Council will have a strong personal commitment to higher education and to the values, aims and objectives of Oxford as a collegiate University (ie the University and its colleges).

In considering nominations for external membership of Council, personal qualities will be the primary consideration, but successful candidates will need to be able to demonstrate significant levels of relevant experience. The Nominations Committee will consider demonstrable evidence of the following:

  • significant experience in a position or positions requiring the exercise of high levels of responsibility;
  • substantial experience in the governance of large complex organisations in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors;
  • the ability to engage with issues such as educational policy, strategic planning, risk management, IT and information systems, property, investment, financial management, and legal issues, in order to ensure a balance of skills and experience on Council;
  • a willingness to represent the values, aims and objectives of the University to those who are not part of the institution and to bring a better understanding of issues outside the institution to the members of the collegiate University;
  • the capacity to act fairly and impartially in the interests of the University as a whole, using independent judgement and maintaining confidentiality as appropriate, and avoiding conflicts of interest;
  • the willingness to listen, engage, understand and interact with members of the collegiate University at all levels; and
  • the willingness to play a role in liaising between key stakeholders and the University and in fundraising.

The role also requires the willingness and ability to devote a significant amount of time on a voluntary basis. External members of Council are expected to spend one to two days per month in Oxford. It is expected that the people appointed to these roles will become involved in the life of the University, and may be asked to become members of other committees.

All members have a responsibility for ensuring that Council conducts itself in accordance with accepted standards of behaviour in public life, embracing selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership. They must also play an appropriate part in ensuring that the business of Council is carried out effectively, efficiently and in a manner appropriate for the proper conduct of public business.

Biographical information about the current external members of Council

Alice Perkins, CB, graduated in Modern History (St Anne's, 1971) and went straight into the Civil Service fast-stream. Her career spanned policy and operations in the Departments of Health and Social Security, public spending in HM Treasury and Civil Service reform in the Cabinet Office. In her last job, she reported to the Cabinet Secretary and was responsible for Civil Service-wide policies on human resource management, training and development, and reform. She left the Civil Service in 2005 and has since had a number of part-time roles, including non-executive director roles on the boards of Littlewoods, BAA and TaylorNelsonSofres. She is currently non-executive chair of Post Office Limited. She is also a part-time executive coach at the JCA Group. Ms Perkins has been a member of Council since Michaelmas term 2006; her second term expires in Michaelmas term 2014. She has been a member of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee, the Task Force on Academic Employment, the Saïd Business School's Business Advisory Council and the Chair of the Nominations Committee and is currently a member of the Finance Committee.

Sir Crispin Davis graduated in Modern History (Oriel, 1970). He then worked for Procter & Gamble from 1970–90, holding a series of senior positions in the UK and Germany before becoming President of the company's North American food business. Between 1990 and 1993 he was Group Managing Director for Guinness Group, and then became Chief Executive Officer for Aegis Group plc, a leading global media service company, between 1994 and 1999. Between 2000 and 2009 he was Chief Executive Officer of Reed Elsevier Plc. He was knighted in 2004 for services to publishing and information. He has been Chairman of Starbev BV. Sir Crispin is a non-executive director of GlaxoSmithKline, a member of the Global Advisory Board for Citigroup, and a member of the Council and the Board of Trustees for the National Trust. He has in the past served on the Development Board of the Tate (2002–7) and the Oxford University Press Finance Committee (1994–9). He has been a member of Council since Hilary term 2009 and is a member of the Finance Committee and of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee, and Chair of the Committee to Review the Salaries of Senior University Officers.

Jayne Almond graduated in PPE (St Hilda's, 1975–8). She then worked for Shell from 1978 to 1984 in a number of roles before moving to LEK Consulting, a leading strategy consulting firm, where she became a senior partner and Head of LEK's Financial Service practice. In 1999 she joined Lloyds TSB where she had a number of roles including Managing Director of European Internet Banking, Director of Retail Banking Strategy and Group Marketing Director. She left Lloyds TSB to join Barclays in 2003 where she became Managing Director of Barclays Home Finance division, which included Barclays/Woolwich mortgage business. She left Barclays to set up Stonehaven, a specialist mortgage business, which was launched in August 2006 and where she is currently Executive Chairman. Ms Almond is a member of the Competition Commission and has been a non-executive director of Ascot plc and Deputy Chairman of CDC (the UK government's development finance institution). She has been a member of Council and chair of the Audit and Scrutiny Committee since Hilary term 2012.

The Right Honourable Lord Drayson (Paul Drayson) graduated in Production Engineering (Aston University, 1982) and has a PhD in Robotics (Aston University, 1985). His early career was with BL Technology and Trebor Group as a Development Engineer. He then began his career as a science entrepreneur, founding Lambourn Food Company in 1987, leading its management buyout in 1989 and founding Genisys Development in 1991. In 1993 he co-founded and was Chairman and CEO of PowderJect, an Oxford University spin-out company that he led over ten years until the sale of the company in 2003. He was appointed to the House of Lords in 2004, was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Defence Equipment and Support and Minister of State for Business and Regulatory Reform from 2005–7 and was Minister of State for Science and Innovation from 2008–10. He has been a member of the Privy Council since 2008. In 2007 he co-founded Drayson Racing Technologies LLP, a motorsport research and development business based near Oxford airport, and he is currently Managing Partner. He has considerable motor racing experience including racing twice in the Le Mans 24-Hours. Lord Drayson was Science Entrepreneur in Residence at the Saïd Business School from 2003–5. He has been a member of the Advisory Board at Isis Innovation, Chairman of Oxford Children's Hospital Appeal and since 2010 has been President of the Motorsports Industry Association. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He will become a member of Council in Hilary term 2014.

Social Sciences Divisional Board/Education Committee

Review of the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography

The Social Sciences Board and the Education Committee will jointly conduct a review of the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, as part of Council's programme of rolling reviews of faculties and departments. This review will take place on 10 and 11 March 2014.

The review committee’s terms of reference are:

1 To review the quality of academic activities in the school, by reference to:

  • international standards of excellence
  • action taken since the last review of the school
  • planning statements at school and divisional level, and in the context of the University’s mission statement and corporate plan.

In particular:

(a) the quality of the research of the school, including its participation in interdepartmental, interdivisional and interdisciplinary activities, its research profile and strategy, and future challenges and opportunities;

(b) the quality of undergraduate and graduate programmes and their delivery and related issues, including:

  • access and admissions
  • curriculum design and programme structure
  • teaching, learning and assessment
  • the relationship between teaching and research
  • academic and pastoral support and guidance
  • the provision and use of learning resources (including staff resources)
  • specific arrangements for the pursuit of graduate studies (including research degrees and research training and provision for part-time study)
  • relationships with colleges
  • quality assurance mechanisms;

(c) the organisation of the school, its management structures and the relationship between the school and the division, including such matters as:

  • strategic planning (including relationship to the divisional five-year plans and the University’s Corporate Plan)
  • academic and non-academic staff planning and recruitment
  • student number planning
  • terms of appointment for academic staff, including career development and equal opportunities issues
  • accommodation and future space needs
  • fundraising;

(d) the relationship (structural and operational) between units within the school, and between the school and cognate subject areas and colleges to which it is linked in teaching and research.

2 To consider the current and long-term financial position of, and funding arrangements for, the school, and its financial strategy.

The Review Committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference, given above. These should be sent to the joint secretary to the Review Committee, Dr Stephen Conway (email: stephen.conway@socsci.ox.ac.uk), by 10 February 2014.

General Notices

Index of 2012–13 Gazettes now available

An index for the Gazettes of 2012–13 (Vol 143) is now available online as a PDF. It can be viewed via the 'Back issues' section of the Gazette website and may be found at www.ox.ac.uk/media/global/wwwoxacuk/localsites/gazette/documents/gazindexes/Gaz_index_2012-13.pdf

Statute 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 11 December 2013 Her Majesty was pleased to approve the statute concerning the Goodger Scholarships Fund and Schorstein Research Fellowships Fund in Medical Science, printed in Gazette No 5017, 28 February 2013, p397, and approved by Congregation on 19 March 2013 (see Gazette No 5020, 21 March 2013, p465).

Open AccessOAO

The Open Access website (http://openaccess.ox.ac.uk) is the central point of information about Open Access at Oxford and provides quick access to summaries of funders' OA policies and information on how to request funds for APCs and page charges from the Wellcome Trust and RCUK Block Grants. The Bodleian Libraries' subject specialists offer training and specific OA guidance.  You can email open-access-enquiries@bodleian.ox.ac.uk with questions about OA, and you can also keep up to date on Twitter by following @oaoxford

Guidance notes for the holding of outside appointments and the conduct of outside work

This guidance note should be read in conjunction with Council Regulations 5 of 2004.

(1) Procedures for applying for approval to hold outside appointments

(a) Applicants must complete an application form available at: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/personnel/staffinfo/academic/approvaltoholdoutsideappointments.

(b) Applicants whose salaries are funded from externally funded research grants or contracts, or who are Principal Investigators (PIs) or Co-Investigators on outside-sponsored projects, must adhere to the terms and conditions stipulated by or agreed with the sponsor and, if necessary, seek written approval from the sponsor1. If you are in any doubt, please contact Research Services staff for advice on the terms and conditions of externally funded research grants and contracts held by the University (tel: Oxford (2)70143).

(c) Applicants must obtain the approval of their direct line manager where relevant.

(d) When the necessary approvals have been obtained from the relevant line manager or sponsor (as appropriate), applicants should submit the completed form to their head of department2, who will be asked to sign to confirm that he/she is content to approve the outside commitment in the context of the applicant's University duties.
The person who signs the forms should be:

  • the head of department or faculty board chairman; or
  • the head of division if the applicant is a head of department, or the application is for a total of more than 30 days per year; or
  • the line manager of the senior officer making the application (where applicable). For the avoidance of doubt, the application should be made to the Vice-Chancellor in respect of each of the Pro-Vice-Chancellors with portfolio, the Heads of Division, the Registrar and Bodley's Librarian. In the case of the Vice-Chancellor, he or she should submit an application to the Chancellor;
  • the person at the next higher level of authority if the head of department (or equivalent) has an interest in the appointment or activity.

(e) Applicants must ensure that they are familiar with the University's policy and procedure on conflict of interest (www.admin.ox.ac.uk/researchsupport/integrity/conflict). If they have any concerns about potential conflicts implicit in their proposed arrangements they should approach the secretary of the Conflict of Interest Committee (www.admin.ox.ac.uk/researchsupport/integrity/conflict/policy).

(f) If the outside appointment is arranged via Oxford University Consulting (see section 2 below) and approval is granted for the outside appointment, the applicant will enjoy a measure of protection under the University's insurance arrangements (see www.admin.ox.ac.uk/researchsupport/oxonly/contracts/consulting/faqs). If the outside appointment is arranged privately the individual (or the company) will need to hold their own insurance cover (see www.admin.ox.ac.uk/researchsupport/oxonly/contracts/consulting/private).

(2) Oxford University Consulting

The University's wholly owned subsidiary company, Isis Innovation Limited, has a division, Oxford University Consulting (OUC) (www.isis-innovation.com/consulting/index.html), to help members of the University market their expertise to outside bodies, negotiate commercial terms and payment on behalf of individuals, and manage the administration associated with consultancy. OUC offers a professional service for academics and departments throughout the University, which will identify consultancy and related opportunities with local, national and international companies and organisations. Details of this service may be obtained by telephone (Oxford (2)80829) or by email (consulting@isis.ox.ac.uk).

Members of the University choosing to use the services of OUC must still follow the internal procedures for University approval of their outside appointments as outlined in this Guidance Note; OUC will, however, assist with the process on behalf of the individuals concerned. Please see the University's Consulting Policy and Procedures (www.admin.ox.ac.uk/researchsupport/consulting).

(3) Consultancies within research grant applications and contracts

The holding of a consultancy may be included where appropriate within research grant applications and contracts. Where consultancies are included in this way and provision is made through the payroll to pay staff for such work, the Outside Grants (OG) form should itemise, among the costs of the project, the costs of the consultancy payment (including employer's on-costs). Indirect costs should also be calculated on the total cost of the project, including the fee for the consultancy.

The PI should personally ensure that their Oxford colleague (acting as consultant on the project) understands the conditions under which they are being engaged (eg tasks to be undertaken, due dates, payment, intellectual property provisions, etc). This would normally be done in a meeting between the PI and the consultant (a brief follow-up email exchange to note what was agreed may also be appropriate). Time spent on such consultancies will count towards the 30-day limit.

If a department wishes to make personal payments to a University of Oxford staff member from a research account, these payments must go through the University payroll.

(4) Services to industry and outside bodies

Not all work for outside bodies is governed by a contract with an external sponsor under the University's research grants and contracts procedures. Some is likely to be 'service' work, ie the provision of a service to an external organisation which is not of academic benefit but which makes use of spare capacity in a department (most often specialist facilities/equipment) in return for payment. Such arrangements should nevertheless be covered by an agreement approved by the head of department which is drawn up in consultation with the departmental administrator and (for tax reasons) with the Finance Division. Customers must be made aware of the University's standard conditions of sale and supply (available from the Legal Services Office (LSO)), which must be incorporated into all contracts (subject to any variations required on a case-by-case basis, and drafted or endorsed by the LSO).

A department may well wish to engage Oxford University Consulting to arrange these service agreements with third parties (see www.isis-innovation.com/consulting/index.html).

Where appropriate, a payment may be made through the payroll to individuals for the additional work undertaken in performing the services. It is expected that the head of department will decide on an appropriate fee to be paid to the individual based on the time spent (which again will count towards the 30 days per year limit). In such cases, where an agreement has been made with the University in respect of the service, it is not expected that a further personal consultancy agreement with the academic concerned will be necessary.

(5) Financial arrangements for outside appointments

The University does not generally (except in the case of consultancies for which the information is requested for the annual HE-BCI survey) seek details of remuneration which applicants are to receive in return for outside commitments, but reserves the right to request to be provided with such details in certain circumstances, eg in the light of any potential conflict of interest with the outside commitment. Applicants wishing exceptionally to make a case to spend a total of more than 30 days in any one year on outside commitments will be required to provide details of remuneration.

(6) Monitoring and reporting of outside appointments

(a) Heads of department are responsible, through their departmental administration, for keeping records of the number of days spent on outside commitments by all staff (regardless of staff group) in their departments.

(b) Departments and divisions are responsible for reporting the details of all outside commitments held by staff via HRIS by the end of September each year.


1The Wellcome Trust's grant conditions, for example, include stringent conditions relating to the holding of consultancies and these apply equally to individuals who are in receipt of Wellcome Trust research grants, as well as to those whose salaries are paid from Wellcome Trust grants.

2Throughout this document, the term 'head of department' should be taken to include chairman of faculty board.

Appointments

Medical Sciences

Conferments of title

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of University Research Lecturer on the following:

Naomi Allen, BSc, MSc, DPhil; Senior Research Fellow, Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit, Department of Population Health

Charalambos Antoniades, PhD; Senior Clinical Researcher/British Heart Foundation Intermediate Fellow and Principal Investigator, Cardiovascular Medicine Division, RDM

Esther Becker, MSc, PhD; Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics; and Associate Programme Leader, MRC Functional Genomics Unit

Philip Bejon, BSc, MB BS, PhD, MRCP; Medical Research Council Clinicial Scientist, Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Rory Bowden, BSc, PhD; Deputy Head of High Throughput Genomics, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics; and Senior Research Fellow, Department of Statistics

Cameron Brown, BEng, DPhil; Arthritis Research UK Career Development Fellow, Botnar Research Centre, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences

Angela Brueggemann, MS, DPhil; Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow, NDM Experimental Medicine and Department of Zoology

Francesca Buffa, PhD; Group Leader and Principal Investigator, Department of Oncology

Carolyn Carr, MA, DPhil; Senior Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics

Gary Collins, BSc, PhD; Senior Research Fellow, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences

Marella de Bruijn, BSc, PhD; Group Leader, Medical Research, MRC Molecular Haematology Unit, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, RDM

Gwenaëlle Douaud, BSc, MSc, PhD; MRC Career Development Fellow, FMRIB Centre, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Panagiotis Filippakopoulos, BSc, PhD; Principal Investigator – LICR Associate, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research; Principal Investigator and Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow, NDM; and Junior Research Fellow, Balliol

Dominic Furniss, MB BCh, MA, DM, FRCS; Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellow, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences

Monika Gullerova, MA, MS, PhD; Group Leader, MRC Career Development Award, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

Richard Haynes, BA, BM BCh, MA, MRCP; MRC Programme Leader Track and Clinical Research Fellow, Clinical Trial Service Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health

Juha Huiskonen, MSc, PhD; Academy of Finland Research Fellow/NDM Principal Investigator, Oxford Particle Imaging Centre, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

Saad Jbabdi, MSc, PhD; MRC Career Development Fellow, FMRIB Centre, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Andrew Judge, BSc, MSc, PhD; Departmental Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Epidemiology, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences

Anne Kiltie, BA, BM BCh, MA, DM, CCST, FRCR (Clinical Oncology), MRCP; Clinical Group Leader, Gray Institute for Radiation Oncology and Biology, Department of Oncology

Ramon Luengo-Fernandez, MA, MSc, DPhil; Senior Researcher, Health Economics Research Centre, Nuffield Department of Population Health

Wojciech Niedzwiedz, MSc, PhD; Group Leader, Department of Oncology

Peter Oliver, BSc, PhD; ERC Starting Grant Fellow/DPAG Associated Group Leader, MRC Functional Genomics Unit, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics; and Junior Research Fellow, Lady Margaret Hall

Catherine Porcher, BSc, MSc, DPhil; MRC Senior Scientist, MRC Molecular Haematology Unit, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, RDM

Kazem Rahimi, MSc, DM, MRCP (UK); Senior Researcher and Deputy Director, George Institute of Global Health, RDM

Peter Scarborough, BA, DPhil; Senior Researcher, British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, Nuffield Department of Population Health

Joel Tarning, BSc, MSc, PhD; Head of Clinical Pharmacology (MORU), Centre for Tropical Medicine

Ruth Travis, BA, DPhil; Molecular Epidemiologst, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health

Holm Uhlig, DPhil, MD; Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Translational Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Paediatrics, NDM Experimental Medicine

Daniel Wilson, BA, DPhil; Royal Society and Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellow, NDM Experimental Medicine

Sarah Wordsworth, BSc, MSc, PhD; Senior Researcher, Health Economics Research Centre, Nuffield Department of Population Health

Social Sciences

Appointments

Dr Fiona McConnell, BA Camb, MA PhD QMUL, Fellow of St Catherine's. University Lecturer in Human Geography. From 1 December 2013 to 30 November 2018.

Electoral Boards

Revised composition of an Electoral Board

The revised composition of the electoral board to the post below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is as follows:

Allen & Overy Professorship of Corporate Law               

  Appointed by

Chair: Dr S Mapstone (Pro-Vice-Chancellor)
Mr Vice-Chancellor1
Professor K Hopt Council
Professor J Payne Council 
Professor R Goodman Social Sciences Division
Professor J Armour Faculty of Law 
Professor T Endicott Faculty of Law 
Professor R Romano Faculty of Law 
Dr D Barron Jesus  
Mr P Mirfield  Jesus  
1Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Statute IX, Sect 10 and 11.

Musical and other Events

Harris Manchester

Hilary term Recital Series

The following recitals will take place 1.30–2pm every Thursday during Full Term in Harris Manchester Chapel. Free admission to all.

23 Jan: Ben Cartlidge, violin

30 Jan: Cassandra Russo, piano

6 Feb: Michelle Lai, piano

13 Feb: Tim Keasley, oboe

20 Feb: Yan Zand, piano   

27 Feb: Gary Cobb, organ

6 Mar: Angharad Thomas, bassoon     

13 Mar: James Wills, organ

St John's

Kendrew Chamber Music concerts

The following events will take place at 8.30pm in St John's Auditorium. Free admission; tickets/programmes available from main Lodge one week before each performance.

22 Jan: Gabriele Carcano (piano), Elena Urioste (violin), Caroline Wolff (viola), Colin Carr (cello); works by Mozart and Dvorak

12 Mar: Brentano String Quartet; works by Mozart and Shostakovich

St Stephen's House

An Adderbury Ensemble Spring Season Cocktail Concert will take place at 7.30pm on 24 January at the Church of S John the Evangelist, 109A Iffley Road. Performers: Christopher Windass (violin/viola), Fiona Cross (clarinet), Nigel Clayton (piano). Programme: Brahms's Clarinet Sonata, Bruch's 8 Pieces and Mozart's Kegelstatt Trio. Tickets: £15 (£5 students), including a free glass of wine or soft drink, from www.oxfordplayhouse.com/ticketsoxford or on the door. For more information see: www.sje-oxford.org.