• Thursday 28 November 2013
  • NO. 5043
  • VOL. 144

Consultative Notices

Consultation on the draft IT Strategic Plan

Comments are invited on the draft Information Technology (IT) Strategic Plan for the collegiate University. The Plan is one of a number of enabling strategies (with finance, estates and development) designed to support the University’s Strategic Plan 2013–18. It sets out the key IT objectives over the next five years and initial activities to support those objectives. It also addresses the need to increase the effectiveness of IT investment by developing governance structures and process around IT planning and implementation. The draft Plan is available at Comments should be sent to by 20 December.

General Notices

Gazette publication arrangements

The final Gazettes of Michaelmas term will be published on 5 and 12 December. Publication for Hilary term will begin on 16 January. The usual deadline arrangements will apply.

Language Centre

Catch-Up Brush-Up Courses

The Language Centre is offering a series of intensive courses between 9 and 13 December for those who wish to refresh their language skills, with the view to joining weekly classes in Hilary term. The languages available are Arabic, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Russian and Spanish. Email for more information on fees, class times and how to apply.


Medical Sciences

University Lecturer


Jason Schnell, BS Minnesota, PhD Scripps Institute, Fellow and Tutor in Biochemistry, St John’s, and University Lecturer in Biochemistry, has been reappointed until the retiring age with effect from 1 April 2014.

Visiting Professorships

Social Sciences

The Social Sciences Division has, on the recommendation of the School of Anthropology, reconferred the title of Visiting Professor on Dr Mohammad Talib, PhD Jamia Millia, for five years from 1 October 2012 to 30 September 2017.

Musical and other Events


Welcome All Wonders

The Choir of Queen's will perform works by Byrd, Whitacre, Lauridsen, Warlock and extracts from David Bednall's newly composed Christmas cantata at 7.30pm on 20 December in the chapel, Queen's. Tickets/enquiries:, 01865 305305; £15, £12 concessions, £5 students (includes two glasses of wine).

St Stephen's House

The following events will take place at SJE Arts, S John the Evangelist church, 109A Iffley Road. Tickets from or, unless otherwise noted.

7.30pm, 4 Dec: Adderbury Ensemble – Candlelit Christmas Concert. Director: David Le Page; music: Correlli,
Handel, Pachelbel, Vivaldi. Tickets: £15 (£5 students), including glass of wine/soft drink.

7.45pm, 7 Dec: The Sixteen's Christmas Concert – A Ceremony of Carols. Conductor: Harry Christophers; music:
Poulenc, Britten. Tickets: £70 (dinner/concert package)/£40/£30/£20.

7.30pm, 11 Dec: 4 Girls 4 Harps Christmas Tour. Music: The Holly and the Ivy, Sussex Carol, Handel, Longstaff.
Tickets: £15 (£10 students/under 18s).

7.30pm, 13 Dec: Oxford Baroque perform Bach's Christmas Vespers. Director: Jeremy Summerly; organist: Christian Wilson. Tickets: £30/£20/£12.

7pm, 14 Dec: Oxford City Singers Christmas Concert. Tickets: £6 (£4 concessions) from

7.30pm, 15 Dec: Phoenix Piano Trio: Jonathan Stone (violin), Marie Mcleod (cello) and Sholto Kynoch (piano); music: Haydn, Korngold, Brahms.