Notices

  • Thursday 3 October 2013
  • NO. 5035
  • VOL. 144

University Preachers

Michaelmas term 2013

Thursday, 10 October, 8am: The Revd John Paton, Christ Church. Holy Communion (Latin), St Mary's

Sunday, 13 October, 10.30am: The Revd Dr Jonathan Arnold, Worcester. Commemoration Day Sermon, St Mary's

Tuesday, 15 October, 6pm: Professor Norman Doe, Director, Centre for Law and Religion, Cardiff Law School. Court Sermon, the Cathedral

Sunday, 27 October, 10.30am: The Rt Hon Lord Patten of Barnes, Chancellor. University Sermon, St Mary's

Sunday, 10 November, 5.45pm1: The Revd Dr Giles Legood, Air Command Chaplaincy Centre. Ramsden Sermon, Merton

Sunday, 24 November, 6pm1: The Rt Revd Dr Trevor Mwamba, The Broadway, Barking. University Sermon on the Sin of Pride, New College

Sunday, 1 December, 10am: The Revd Mary Bide, Wimbledon Rectory. University Sermon (Advent Sunday), the Cathedral

1Note changes from dates/times in the Pocket Diary

General notices

MSc in Clinical Embryology

Research dissertations are to be submitted to the Examination Schools by noon, 15 August 2014.

MSc in Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science

Section A

Schedule I

Algebraic Number Theory
Algebraic Topology
Analytic Number Theory
Analytic Topology
Commutative Algebra
Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems
Group Theory and an Introduction to Character Theory
Introduction to Representation Theory
Lambda Calculus and Types
Lie Algebras
Model Theory
Modular Forms
Topology and Groups

Schedule II

Algebraic Geometry
Axiomatic Set Theory
Homological Algebra
Infinite Groups
Representation Theory of Symmetric Groups
Undecidability in Number Theory

Section B

Schedule I

Applied Probability
Categories, Proofs and Processes
Communication Theory
Computer Aided Formal Verification
Concurrency
Foundations of Computer Science
Graph Theory
Quantum Computer Science

Schedule II

Automata, Logic and Games
Categorical Quantum Mechanics
Combinatorics
Computational Algebraic Topology
Computational Number Theory (Reading)
Elliptic Curves
Machine Learning
Networks
Probabilistic Combinatorics
Probability and Computing
Theory of Data and Knowledge Bases

Appointments

Academic Services and University Collections

Directorship of the Museum of the History of Science

Silke Maren Ackermann, MA PhD Frankfurt, Professor of Cultural Studies and President, Baltic College, University of Applied Sciences, Schwerin, has been appointed to the Directorship of the Museum of the History of Science within Academic Services and University Collections with effect from 1 March 2014. Dr Ackermann will be a fellow of Linacre.

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Wolfson Professorship of Materials

Peter George Bruce, BSc PhD Aberd, Wardlaw Professor of Chemistry, School of Chemistry, St Andrews, has been appointed to the Wolfson Professorship of Materials in the Department of Materials with effect from 1 January 2014. Professor Bruce will be a fellow of St Edmund Hall.

Medical Sciences

Professorship of Respiratory Medicine

Ian Douglas Pavord, MB BS Lond, DM Nott, Consultant Physician, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester; Honorary Professor of Medicine, Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of Leicester; and NIHR Senior Investigator, has been appointed to the Professorship of Respiratory Medicine in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine with effect from 23 September. Professor Pavord will be a fellow of St Edmund Hall.

Reappointments

Clinical Reader

Nigel Arden, MB BS MSc MD Lond, MRCP, Fellow and Clinical Reader in Musculoskeletal Sciences, Lady Margaret Hall, and Clinical Reader in Musculoskeletal Sciences. Until the retiring age with effect from 1 November.

Social Sciences

Appointments

Dr Jane Gingrich, BA Queen's, Canada, MA PhD Berkeley, Fellow of Magdalen, University Lecturer in Comparative Political Economy. From 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2018.

Dr Benjamin Ansell, BA MA Manc, MA Berkeley, PhD Harvard, Fellow of Nuffield, University Lecturer in Comparative Democratisation. From 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2018.

Professor Todd Hall, BA American, MA PhD Chicago, Fellow of St Anne's, University Lecturer in International Relations. From 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2018.

Visiting Professorships

Humanities

The Humanities Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor in Ancient History on Professor Angelos Chaniotis, BA Athens, MA Oxf, PhD habil Heidelberg, Professor of Ancient History, Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton, for the period 1 October 2013 to 31 March 2014.

Medical Sciences

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Microbiology on Professor J W Almond, BSc, PhD, FMedSci, for a period of 3 years from 1 October.  

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Experimental Psychology on J Atkinson, BSc, PhD, for a further period of 5 years from 4 September.

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Otolaryngology on A Schilder, PhD, MD, for a period of 3 years from 2 August.

Recognition of Distinction

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Gregori, G, MS PhD Minnesota, University Lecturer in Plasma Physics for Fusion Energy and Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, Professor of Physics. With effect from 1 August.

Medical Sciences

Behrens, T E J, DPhil Oxf, Senior Research Fellow, FMRIB, Professor of Computational Neuroscience. With effect from 22 July.

Graduate Awards and Prizes

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Electoral Boards

Composition of an Electoral Board

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

Professorship of Diabetic Medicine      

  Appointed by
Dr S Goss  Mr Vice-Chancellor1
The Warden of Keble ex officio
Professor A Hattersley Medical Sciences Division 
Professor M McCarthy Medical Sciences Division 
Professor R Thakker Medical Sciences Division 
Professor H Watkins Medical Sciences Division 
Professor S Gough OUH NHS Trust
Professor F Ashcroft Council
Professor M Davies  Council
Professor J Hodgkin Keble 

    

Rhodes Professorship of Experimental Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology 

  Appointed by
Professor W James Mr Vice-Chancellor1
The Principal of St Hilda's ex officio
Professor A Buchan Medical Sciences Division 
Professor V Cerundolo Medical Sciences Division 
Professor M Pirmohamed Medical Sciences Division 
Professor H Watkins Medical Sciences Division 
Dr J Reynolds NHS Trust
Professor Dame Kay Davies Council
Professor J Knowles Council
Professor J A Noble St Hilda's

                                                                              

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:

Professorship of Economics      

  Appointed by
The Master of St Catherine's (Pro-Vice-Chancellor)  Mr Vice-Chancellor1
The Warden of All Souls  ex officio
Professor L Samuelson Council
Professor T Venables Council
Professor R Goodman Social Sciences Board
Professor M Browning Department of Economics
Professor M Stevens Department of Economics
Professor F Zilibotti  Department of Economics 
Professor V Crawford All Souls

 

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

Musical and other Events

Botanic Garden

Family-Friendly events

All activities are free with entry to the Garden. Information: www.botanic-garden.ox.ac.uk/whatson.

12–18 Oct, 9am–4.15pm: Biology week: shades of autumn trail

30 Oct, 11am–1pm: Pumpkin parade!

16 Nov–5 Jan, 9am–3.15pm: Big Botanic Christmas tree

weekends in Dec, 9am–3.15pm: Christmas spice trail

7 and 14 Dec, 11am–1pm: Green Christmas

St Anne's

Friday evening recital series

The following events will take place at 6pm at St Anne's. Admission free. Details: john.traill@music.ox.ac.uk.

18 Oct: Scintilla Saxophone Trio (RNCM)

8 Nov: Svetlana Sozdateleva, soprano, Jonathan Powell, piano

22 Nov: Duncan Strachan, cello

29 Nov: John Paul Ekins, piano

St Stephen's House

SJE Arts, Church of S John the Evangelist, 109A Iffley Road, OX4 1EH. Information: www.sje-oxford.org/events.html.

5 Oct, 7.30pm: Adderbury Ensemble with Fiona Cross (clarinet): Mozart, Brahms

11 Oct:

7pm: talk: Theresa Sauer
8pm: Graphic scores – celebrating the art of music: Joanna MacGregor (piano), Elaine Mitchener (vocals), Tom Arthurs (trumpet), Oliver Coates (cello) and Isambard Khroustaliov (electronic art)

15 Oct: Oxford Lieder Festival

7pm: talk: Natasha Loges
8pm: Sir Willard White (baritone/bass), Sylvia Kevorkian (soprano) and Eugene Asti (piano): Brahnms, Schubert, Quilter, Liszt, Berlioz

19 Oct, doors 5pm: Gathering Festival 2013: Local Natives, London Grammar, Temples, Drenge, To Kill a King, Candy Says, Charlie Boyer and the Voyeurs and many more

22 Oct, doors 7pm: Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo

25 Oct, 7.30pm: Nova Music Opera: Richard Williams (director) and George Vass (conductor): Britten, Beamish

26 Oct: Oxford Lieder Festival

5pm: National Opera Studio Recital: Wagner, Verdi
7pm: talk: Richard Wigmore
8pm: closing concert: Kate Royal (soprano), Sholto Kynoch (piano): Schubert, Mahler, Strauss

28 Oct, 7.30pm: Celebrity chamber music recital: Maxim Rysanov (viola) and Fabio Bidini (piano): Bach, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann

Exhibitions

Pitt Rivers Museum

Please note: the Pitt Rivers Museum will remain open throughout 2013, with access via the normal entrance, while there are building works in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Admission, exhibitions and events free. Access via the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Open: Tue–Sun: 10am–4.30pm, Mon: noon–4.30pm. See: www.prm.ox.ac.uk.

Exhibitions

Puppets at the Circus

7 Oct–17 Nov: A case installation from Giffords Circus exploring different themes of puppetry that influenced this year's summer show Lucky 13.

Saturday Spotlights

General interest gallery talks at 2.30pm

19 Oct: Cecilie Gravesen: 'The action of objects'

30 Nov: Rosie Kay: 'How to animate the inanimate – choreographing dance in the Pitt Rivers Museum'

Family-Friendly Activities

Drop-in activities for children aged 5+ (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Every Sun, 2–4pm: Activity backpacks, sorting boxes, trails, colouring sheets and craft activities

28–30 Oct, 1–4pm: Toys for Smiles (in collaboration with the UN Refugee Agency). Help Syrian refugee children by donating unwanted toys (no soft toys).

21 Dec–5 Jan: Polar adventure trail

Pitt Stops

First Saturday of the month, 1–4pm

5 Oct: Terrific textiles

9 Nov: Magnificent mandala

7 Dec: Lyra's furs

Under 5 events

Drop-in activities for children aged under 5: Thurs, 10.30am–12.30pm and 2–4pm

24 Oct: Animal antics

14 Nov: My little drum

5 Dec: Beautiful baubles