Notices

  • Thursday 24 October 2013
  • NO. 5038
  • VOL. 144

Consultative Notices

Humanities Divisional Board/Education Committee

Review of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

The Humanities Divisional Board and the Education Committee will jointly conduct a review of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages as part of Council's programme of rolling reviews of faculties and departments. The review will take place on 12 and 13 February 2014.

The Review Committee's terms of reference are:

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

  • international standards of excellence
  • action taken since the last review of the faculty
  • planning statements at faculty and divisional level, and in the context of the University's Mission Statement and Strategic Plan.

In particular:

(a) the quality of the research of the faculty, 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
  • relationships with colleges
  • quality assurance mechanisms;

(c) the organisation of the faculty, its management structures, and the relationship between the faculty and the Humanities Division, including such matters as:

  • strategic planning (including relationship to the Divisional five-year plan and the University's Strategic Plan)
  • academic and non-academic staffing 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 faculty, and between the faculty 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 faculty, and its financial strategy.

The Review Committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference. These should be sent to Richard Sykes (email: richard.sykes@humanities.ox.ac.uk) by Monday, 13 January 2014.

General notices

Van Houten Fund

The Van Houten Bequest is a fund left by the late M Van Houten in the 1950s to be used 'for the benefit of the University in such ways as the Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor, and Council shall see fit'. The Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor, Council and PRAC agreed in 2005 to delegate responsibility to the Registrar to approve grants subject to a regular report to be made to Council on the decisions taken.

Bids are now being invited for grants from this fund to be used to support projects that do not form part of the normal day-to-day operations of a department and which would not easily be funded from other regular sources. Recipients within the last year have included:

  • 80,000 hours, a free advisory service for young people interested in ethical careers;
  • Oxford Hub, the focal point for student social action and volunteering at the University.

Grants to internal applicants are usually in the region of £4,000–£15,000, either given as a one-off award, or spread over two or three years. Grants are also available to organisations external to the University; in such cases, the amounts awarded are usually lower and there is a cap on the total amount of funding provided to external organisations, which for the 2012–13 financial year was £50,000.

The most recent invitation to bid, in April 2013, attracted 32 applications and resulted in awards for four of those.

The guidelines by which bids are assessed are as follows:

  • Bids for grants will be assessed according to the breadth of the benefit to the University offered by the project in question, the strategic importance of the project to the University, and the availability of funds. Only in exceptional circumstances will a grant be awarded in respect of a project which benefits a single department.
  • Grants will not ordinarily be awarded for purposes for which other trust fund (or similar) support exists within the University, for example, the funding of academic scholarships, regardless of whether or not the alternative fund(s) in question are in a position to fund the expenditure proposed.
  • Grants will not ordinarily be awarded in respect of costs for which a department might reasonably be expected to hold a budget.
  • Grants will not ordinarily be agreed in respect of recurrent activities except to provide:

(a) seed funding to support an activity in its first one to three years; or
(b) bridging support for one year only where a source of funding is lost and the department/faculty in question is confident that an alternative can be found for the following year.

  • Grants will not ordinarily cover the full cost of a project. Departments will be expected to make some contribution, or to use the grant secured by the Van Houten Fund to assist in securing other funding (including external funding).
  • The extent to which funds may be awarded to external organisations each financial year may be subject to an upper limit, to be set by the General Purposes Committee and reviewed on an annual basis.1

Bids for funding should take the form of a written submission outlining the amount requested, how the grant would be used, the benefit that would be conferred to the University, approximate costings, timescales, details of any other funding secured and any further supporting information. Alternatively, an application form is available from the secretary. The bids will be considered by the Registrar as a gathered field. Applications should be sent, preferably as a Word document attached to an email, to the secretary of the fund, Mrs Adrienne Lingard, by 15 November.

Further information may be obtained from Mrs Lingard (tel (6)11627, email adrienne.lingard@admin.ox.ac.uk) or at the University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD. The next invitation to bid is scheduled for March 2014.


1For the financial year 2012–13, GPC approved a limit on total external funding of £50,000; the cap for 201314 has not yet been agreed but is likely to be similar.

Appointments

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Appointments

University Lecturers

Konstantin Ardakov, MMath Oxf, PhD Camb, Fellow of Brasenose. In Pure Mathematics. From 1 September 2013 until 31 August 2018.

Andrew Baldwin, MA MSc PhD Camb, Fellow of Pembroke. In Physical and Theoretical Chemistry. From 1 October 2013 until 30 September 2018.

Dora Biro, BA DPhil Oxf, Fellow of St Hugh's. In Animal Behaviour. From 1 October 2013 until 30 September 2018.

Alfonso Castrejón-Pita, BSc Morelos State, MSc NU Mexico, PhD Oxf, Fellow of Wadham. In Engineering Science (Fluid Mechanics). From 1 October 2013 until 30 September 2018.

Manolis Chatzis, MPhil PhD Columbia, Fellow of Hertford. In Engineering Science (Civil Engineering). From 1 September 2013 until 31 August 2018.

Justin Coon, BS Clemson, PhD Brist, Fellow of Oriel. In Engineering Science (Electrical, Electronic and Optoelectronic Engineering). From 1 August 2013 until 31 July 2018.

Cas Cremers, MSc PhD Eindhoven UT, Fellow of Kellogg. In Computer Science (Software Engineering). From 1 October 2013 until 30 September 2018.

Martin Davy, BEng PhD UCL, Fellow of Exeter. In Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering). From 1 September 2013 until 31 August 2018.

Edith Elkind, MA Moscow, MSc PhD Princeton, Fellow of Balliol. In Computing Science (Computational Game Theory). From 30 September 2013 until 29 September 2018.

Rob Fender, BSc S'ton, PhD Open, Fellow of Brasenose. In Astrophysics. From 1 October 2013 until 30 September 2018. Rob Fender has been awarded the title of Professor of Physics.

Vojtech Forejt, Bc Mgr PhD Masaryk, Fellow of Kellogg. In Computer Science (Software Engineering). From 1 June 2013 until 31 May 2018.

Ashleigh Griffin, BSc PhD Edin, Fellow of New College. In Evolutionary Biology. From 1 October 2013 until 30 September 2018.

Lars Hansen, BS California State Polytechnic, MS Wyoming, PhD Minnesota, Fellow of University College. In Mineralogy/Petrology. From 1 October 2013 until 31 September 2018.

Robert Paul Jarvis, PhD John Innes Centre, Fellow of Wolfson. In Plant Sciences. From 1 October 2013 until 30 September 2018. Robert Paul Jarvis has been awarded the title of Professor of Plant Cell Biology.

Malcolm John, BSc PhD Imp, Fellow of Jesus. In Experimental Particle Physics. From 1 September 2013 until 31 August 2018.

Peter Keevash, BA PhD Camb, PhD Princeton, Fellow of Mansfield. In Pure Mathematics. From 1 September 2013 until 31 August 2018. Peter Keevash has been awarded the title of Professor of Mathematics.

Christopher MacMinn, SM PhD MIT, Fellow of University College. In Engineering Science (Civil Engineering). From 1 October 2013 until 30 September 2018.

Jonathan Marchini, BSc Exe, DPhil Oxf, Fellow of Somerville. In Statistics. From 1 September 2013 until 31 August 2018.

Andrew Markham, BSc PhD Cape Town, Fellow of Kellogg. In Computer Science (Software Engineering). From 1 October 2013 until 30 September 2018.

Ian Moore, BSc PhD Edin, Fellow of Wadham. In Plant Sciences. From 1 October 2013 to retirement.

Stephen Morris, MPhys S'ton, DPhil Camb, Fellow of Jesus. In Engineering Science (Electrical, Electronic and Optoelectronic Engineering). From 1 September 2013 until 31 August 2018.

Luc Nguyen, BSc Vietnam NU, PhD Rutgers, Fellow of St Edmund Hall. In the Analysis of Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations. From 1 October 2013 until 30 September 2018.

Tarje Nissen-Meyer, Diplom Munich, MA PhD Princeton, Fellow of Wolfson. In Geophysics. From 1 September 2013 until 31 August 2018.

Felix Parra Diaz, MSc PhD MIT, Fellow of Worcester. In Plasma Theory for Magnetic Confinement Fusion. From 1 October 2013 until 30 September 2018.

Stuart Robinson, BA DPhil Oxf, Fellow of St Cross. In Sedimentology/Stratigraphy. From 1 July 2013 until 30 June 2018.

Ekaterina Shamonina, Dipl Moscow State, PhD Osnabrück, Fellow of Wadham. In Engineering Science (Electrical Engineering). From 1 October 2013 until 30 September 2018. Ekaterina Shamonina has been awarded the title of Professor of Engineering Science.

Stephen Shkoller, BSc PhD California at San Diego, Fellow of Trinity. In the Analysis of Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations. From 1 September 2013 until 31 August 2018. Stephen Shkoller has been awarded the title of Professor of Mathematics.

Karin Sigloch, Dipl-Ing Karlsruhe/Grenoble, MA PhD Princeton, Fellow of Exeter. In Geophysics. From 1 October 2013 until 30 September 2018.

Renier van der Hoorn, MSc Leiden, PhD Wageningen, Fellow of Somerville. In Plant Sciences. From 1 October 2013 until 30 September 2018.

Alfons Weber, Dr rer nat Physik Dipl Aachen, Fellow of Pembroke. Rokos-Clarendon University Lecturership in Physics. From 1 September 2012 until 31 August 2014. Alfons Weber has been awarded the title of Professor of Physics.

Tim Woollings, BA Oxf, PhD R'dg, Fellow of Pembroke. In Physical Climate Science. From 1 August 2013 until 31 July 2018.

Aidong Yang, BEng Hebei UT, PhD Dalian UT, Fellow of Green Templeton. In Engineering Science (Chemical Engineering). From 1 January 2014 until 31 December 2018.

Reappointments

University Lecturer

Radu Coldea, BA Babes Bolyai, DPhil Oxf, Fellow of Lincoln. In Experimental Condensed Matter Physics. From 1 September 2013 to the retiring age.

Stuart Conway, BSc Warw, MA Oxf, PhD Brist, Fellow of St Hugh's. In Organic Chemistry. From 1 October 2013 to the retiring age.

Darren Dixon, MA DPhil Oxf, Fellow of Wadham. In Organic Chemistry. From 1 October 2013 to the retiring age.

Arnaud Doucet, Grandes Ecoles Dipl Telecom Sud-Paris, PhD Paris, Fellow of Jesus. In Statistics. From 1 August 2013 to the retiring age.

Stephen Faulkner, MA DPhil Oxf, Fellow of Keble. In Inorganic Chemistry. From 1 September 2013 to the retiring age.

John Magorrian, BSc Belf, DPhil Oxf, Fellow of Jesus. In Theoretical Astrophysics. From 1 October 2013 to the retiring age.

Boris Motik, BSc MA Zagreb, PhD Karlsruhe, Fellow of Somerville. In Computer Science (Knowledge Representation and Reasoning). From 1 December 2013 to the retiring age.

Alex Schekochihin, BSci Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, MA PhD Princeton, Fellow of Merton. In Theoretical Physics. From 1 December 2013 to the retiring age.

Steven Simon, BSc Brown, MA Oxf, PhD Harvard, Fellow of Somerville. In Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics. From 5 January 2014 to the retiring age.

Clive Siviour, MA MSc PhD Camb, Fellow of Pembroke. In Engineering Science (Solid or Structural Mechanics). From 1 September 2013 to the retiring age.

Martin Smith, BA DPhil Oxf, Fellow of University College. In Organic Chemistry. From 1 October 2013 to the retiring age.

Kylie Vincent, BA BSc PhD Melbourne, Fellow of Jesus. In Inorganic Chemistry. From 1 October 2013 to the retiring age.

Medical Sciences

University Lecturer

Experimental Pathology

Kevin Joseph Maloy, BSc PhD Glas, MA Oxf, Fellow and Tutor in Medicine, Oriel, and University Lecturer in Experimental Pathology, has been reappointed until the retiring age with effect from 1 October 2013.

Social Sciences

Appointments

Dr David Huffman, BA Oberlin, PhD California, Fellow of St Catherine's. University Lecturer in Economics. From 1 August 2013 to 31 July 2018.

Musical and other Events

New College

Bach and Hindemith Organ Festival

The following free recitals by the college organists will take place on Sundays at 4pm.

27 Oct: Edward Higginbottom, Organist. Hindemith, Sonata I; Bach, Sonata III (BWV 527) and Passacaglia (BWV 582 )

3 Nov: Steven Grahl, Assistant Organist. Hindemith, Sonata II; Bach, Sonata V (BWV 529) and Prelude and Fugue in e (BWV 548)

10 Nov: Ben Bloor, Organ Scholar. Hindemith, Sonata III; Bach, Sonata No 1 (BWV 525) and Fantasia and Fugue in g  (BWV 542)

Queen's

The Other Shakespeare will be performed in the Shulman Auditorium, Queen's, on the following dates: 7.30pm on 31 October; 8.15pm on 1 November; 2pm and 7.30pm on 2 November. Tickets: £10 (£4 students/concessions; free for disabled persons and their carers) via www.oxfordplayhouse.com/ticketsoxford. For information see: www.pitchforkproduction.com or www.shakespeareunited.org.

St Hilda's

The following events will take place at 8pm in the Jacqueline Du Pré Music Building, unless otherwise noted. For information or to buy tickets: www.st-hildas.ox.ac.uk/jdp or Oxford 305305.

JdP Piano Series Concerts

5 Dec: Daniel Tong: Haydn, Beethoven

JdP String Series Concerts

8 Nov: Piatti Quartet: Beethoven, Britten, Schubert

23 Nov: Steven Isserlis and Connie Shih: Bridge, Britten, Prokofiev

7pm, 7 Dec: Matthew Truscott, Robin Michael, Daniel Tong: Hayden, Beethoven

M@SH Series Concerts

24–26 Oct: Music and Environment Festival

1 Dec: Advent Wassail

Education and Community Programme

Moving Music Concert

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

28 Oct, noon–1pm (refreshments from 11.30 am) and 2–3pm (refreshments from 1.30pm)

Cushion Concerts

Rozzy and Mr Cello introduce instruments to children and their parents on Sundays: 10am and 11am for under 5s, noon for over 5s. Tickets: £5 (babies under 1 year free).

20 Oct: Percussion

17 Nov: Folk singer

15 Dec: Christmas brass

St Stephen's House

SJE Arts

The following events will take place at S John the Evangelist, 109A Iffley Road, at 7.30pm, unless otherwise noted. See: www.sje-oxford.org/events. Tickets from www.ticketsoxford.com, unless otherwise noted.

2 Nov: Adderbury Ensemble, directed by David LePage with Viv McLean (piano): Mozart, Fauré. Cocktail concert – free glass of wine or soft drink

3 Nov: Ensemble Settecento: Haydn: 'The Seven Last Words on the Cross' with spoken reflections

9 Nov: Tibetan Monks and Sulis: Wisdom and Insight

7.45pm, 10 Nov: Hugh Masekela and Larry Willis. Sold out: to be included on waiting list, contact: www.ocmevents.org

11 Nov: Jennifer Pike and Tom Poster: A Time to Remember (A City of Oxford Orchestra Performance). Mozart, Dvoƙák, Vaughan Williams. Special programme for Remembrance Day; attended by members of Help the Heroes

21–23 Nov: Oxford Opera: Handel’s Hercules. Tickets: www.wegottickets.com

29 Nov: Karine Polwart, Steve Polwart (guitars and vocals) and Inge Thomson (accordion, percussion and vocals). Tickets: www.wegottickets.com or the Truck Store, Cowley Road

30 Nov: Commotio: The Rose in the Middle of Winter. Free entry, retiring collection