Notices

  • Thursday 31 October 2013
  • NO. 5039
  • VOL. 144

General notices

Industrial action

A number of staff members may have participated in strike action organised by the UCU, Unite and Unison on 31 October. Those members of staff who did participate are asked to complete a payroll deduction form and send it to the Payroll Office. The form gives authorisation for the deduction of one day's pay (calculated on the basis of 1/337 of annual salary). It can be downloaded from the Finance Division's website at www.admin.ox.ac.uk/finance/processes/forms/payroll.

New academic dress for undergraduate Masters

The Vice-Chancellor and Proctors have agreed to the introduction of a new form of academic dress to be worn by undergraduate Masters (ie holders of the degrees of MBiochem, MChem, MCompSci, MEarthSci, MMath, MPhys and current and future equivalent joint-subject degrees) instead of the same academic dress as BAs. These graduates should wear:

  • a laced gown of the same pattern as holders of the MSt degree
  • a hood which is the same shape as the MA hood, in black silk lined with sand fabric.

These arrangements will come into effect on 1 January 2014 (from which time existing holders of the degrees concerned will be entitled to wear the new form of academic dress and graduands will be required to wear this academic dress on being admitted to their degrees).

Visiting Professorships

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Inorganic Chemistry upon Dieter Fenske, PhD habil Münster, currently Emeritus Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, for a period of three years from 1 July 2013.

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Chemistry for Medicine upon Malcolm MacCoss, BSc PhD Birm, Founder Member, Bohicket Pharma Consulting LLC, and Consultant Senior Fellow, UCB Corporation, for a period of three years from 1 October 2013.

Electoral Boards/Advisory Committees

Composition of Electoral Boards

The composition of the electoral boards to the posts below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is as follows:

Freshfields Professorship of Commercial Law

  Appointed by
Chair: Professor W James (Pro-Vice-Chancellor) Mr Vice-Chancellor1
The Principal of St Hugh's   ex officio
Professor Sir Ross Cranston Council
Professor E Peel    Council
Professor R Goodman Social Sciences Division
Professor J Armour  Faculty of Law 
Professor T Endicott Faculty of Law 
Professor E Ferran Faculty of Law 
Professor J Getzler St Hugh's 

Allen & Overy Professorship of Corporate Law

  Appointed by
Chair: Dr S Mapstone (Pro-Vice-Chancellor) Mr Vice-Chancellor1
The Principal of St Hugh's   ex officio
Professor K Hopt Council
Professor C Redgwell 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 S Douglas Jesus
Mr P Mirfield Jesus

Composition of an Advisory Committee

The composition of the advisory committee to the post below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is as follows:

Regius Professorship of Hebrew
        

  Appointed by
The Principal of Harris Manchester Mr Vice-Chancellor1
The Very Revd Dean of Christ Church ex officio
Dr T Morgan Head of the Humanities Division
Professor B Frellesvig Faculty of Oriental Studies
Professor M Goodman Faculty of Oriental Studies
Professor R Hayward  Faculty of Oriental Studies
Professor J Barton Council
Professor S Japhet Council
Professor G Ward  Christ Church

                                                             

1Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Statute IX, Sect 10 and 11.

Musical and other Events

Harris Manchester

Recital series

The following recitals will be given on Thursdays at 1.30–2pm. Free entry.

31 Oct:  Alexander Goodwin (organ)

7 Nov: Harris Manchester Talents

14 Nov: Nicholas Prozzillo (organ)

21 Nov: Angharad Thomas (bassoon)

28 Nov: Mary Tyler (clarinet)

5 Dec: Emma Gough (soprano) and Rachel Carruthers (piano)

Magdalen

The following services will take place at 11am on Sundays at Magdalen College Chapel. All welcome.

17 Nov: Dr Michael Ward, Blackfriars, will preach at the Sung Eucharist, to begin the week marking the 50th anniversary of the death of C S Lewis, Fellow in English 1925–54 and Honorary Fellow 1955–63

24 Nov: Professor Alister McGrath, Professor of Theology, Ministry and Education, KCL, will preach at the Sung Eucharist, concluding the week marking the 50th anniversary of the death of C S Lewis