• Thursday 5 June 2014
  • NO. 5063
  • VOL. 144

Consultative Notices

Socially Responsible Investment Review Committee

Statement on the fossil fuel divestment campaign

The Socially Responsible Investment Review Committee (SRIRC) is considering a representation from Oxford University Student Union (OUSU) for divestment from all fossil fuel investments held by Oxford University Endowment Management (OUem) on behalf of Oxford University. For the text of the SRIRC’s full notice and OUSU’s resolution, see or Gazette No 5057, 24 April 2014.

The SRIRC is responsible for forming an opinion on the question of socially responsible investment that the divestment resolution raises and for advising Council accordingly. At its meeting on 6 March 2014, the SRIRC began detailed discussions on this subject and invites interested parties to submit evidence or views:

  • that might inform the committee's consideration of the question of possible divestment from companies 'that participate in exploration for and/or extraction of fossil fuel reserves'; and/or
  • on whether there are alternative ways in which the University should engage in the debate about climate change.

The SRIRC will review submissions at its next meeting on 2 July 2014, and will publish a summary of the views received on its website, ensuring that such views are given proper consideration in the eventual recommendation that is made to Council.

Interested parties should send their submissions to The deadline for submissions is 23 June. 

General Notices


Sheldonian Theatre

At the Encaenia to be held in the Sheldonian Theatre on 25 June, the Curators of the Theatre propose to allot seats as follows, and subject to availability, to those who apply for tickets:

(a) one visitor's ticket each to Heads of Houses, Canons of Christ Church, members of Council, and certain other persons holding official positions in the University;

(b) one visitor's ticket to each Professor;

(c) one ticket to each member of Convocation (ie any matriculated member of the University on whom any degree of the University has been conferred, or any member of Congregation who does not hold such a degree).

Applications for tickets in the above categories, stating the name and standing of each person for whom a ticket is requested, should be made no later than 11 June to the University Card Office, Examination Schools (email: For security reasons, all requests for tickets must state the names of the persons for whom the tickets are intended.

Tickets for all other members of the University (ie those who have not been admitted to any degree of the University) will be distributed through college authorities. All applications for tickets in this category should be made to the college authorities and not to the University Card Office.

The gates and entrances to the theatre will be opened at 10.45am and the proceedings will begin at 11.30am. Holders of tickets are requested to be in their places inside the theatre by 11.15am.

All current members of the University are required to wear subfusc and full Oxford academic dress. Doctors will wear their robes and other graduates their hoods.

Bodleian Libraries

Moves of Special Collections

The Bodleian Libraries are completing their renovation of the New Bodleian building, which will reopen to readers and researchers as the Weston Library – the new home for the Bodleian's special collections. The facility will open in phases from late September 2014.

  • Special collections materials will begin moving into the restored building from early September.
  • The reading room in Rhodes House (Commonwealth and African collections) will close on Friday 12 September. The services for Commonwealth and African collections will reopen in the Charles Wendell David Reading Room together with services for Oriental manuscripts and rare books on Monday 22 September.
  • The special collections services currently delivered from the temporary Special Collections Reading Room at the Radcliffe Science Library and the maps and music service (currently in Duke Humfrey's Library) will close on Friday 19 September.
  • The services for western manuscripts and rare books and for maps will open in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room and for music in the Sir Charles Mackerras Reading Room on Monday 29 September.
  • Duke Humfrey's Library will close on Friday 19 September and reopen on Monday 13 October, maintaining its current opening hours. It will continue to function as an invigilated reading room supporting higher-level studies in the Humanities. Historic open-shelf material will remain in situ and be transferred for consultation in the Weston Library as required, along with other special collections materials.

When the reading rooms transfer, many collections will take longer to reach reading rooms than normal. Readers intending to visit the Bodleian to consult special collections should plan carefully to ensure relevant material is made available for their visit.

  • During the moves, some items may be temporarily unavailable. We do not anticipate that any holdings from our collection will be out of circulation for more than two weeks at a time.
  • Lists of transferred and readily accessible collections will be published on the website as the moves progress.

For further information please email or telephone 01865 277046.


Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

With the approval of the relevant divisional board, the following reappointments have been made.

Associate Professor

Edward Anderson, BA Oxf, PhD Camb. In Organic Chemistry. Fellow of Jesus. From 1 September 2014 to retirement.

Theresa Burt de Perera, BSc Wales, DPhil Oxf. In Zoology. Fellow of St John's. From 1 September 2014 to retirement.

Matt Friedman, BS Rochester, MPhil Camb, SM PhD Chicago. In Palaeobiology. Fellow of St Hugh's. From 15 September 2014 to retirement.

Feliciano Giustino, MA Oxf, MSc Turin, PhD Lausanne. In Materials Modelling. Fellow of Wolfson. From 15 November 2013 to retirement.

Andrew Goodwin, BSc PhD Sydney, MA Oxf, PhD Camb. In Inorganic Chemistry. Fellow of St Anne's. From 1 October 2014 to retirement.

John McGrady, MA Oxf, PhD ANU. In Inorganic Chemistry. Fellow of New College. From 1 October 2014 to retirement.
John McGrady holds the title of Professor of Computational Inorganic Chemistry

Panagiotis Papazoglou, BS Crete, MA PhD Columbia, MA Oxf. In Mathematics. Fellow of Queen's. From 1 May 2014 to retirement.

Colin Please, BSc S'ton, MSc DPhil Oxf. In Industrial and Interdisciplinary Mathematics. Fellow of Mansfield. From 1 May 2014 to retirement.
Colin Please holds the title of Professor of Applied Mathematics.

Adrian Smith, BSc Keele, MSc Wales, PhD Nott. In Zoology: Infectious Disease Biology. Fellow of St Catherine's. From 8 November 2013 to retirement.

Medical Sciences

Professorship of Diabetic Medicine

Jeremy William Tomlinson, BM BCh MA Oxf, PhD Birm, Professor of Endocrinology; MRC Senior Clinical Fellow, Centre for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Institute of Biomedical Research, School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham; and Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Birmingham Women’s Hospital, Birmingham, has been appointed to the Professorship of Diabetic Medicine in the Radcliffe Department of Medicine with effect from 4 August 2014. Professor Tomlinson will be a fellow of Keble.

Social Sciences

Dr Rhonda Hadi, MPhil PhD CUNY. Fellow of Green Templeton. Associate Professor of Marketing. From 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2021.

Electoral Boards

Composition of an Electoral Board

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

Professorship of Economic Policy

  Appointed by
Professor Sally Mapstone, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (in the chair) Mr Vice-Chancellor1
The Principal of Jesus ex officio
Professor Roger Goodman Social Sciences Divisional Board
Professor Ngaire Woods Blavatnik School of Government
Professor Paul Collier Blavatnik School of Government
Professor Martin Browning Department of Economics
Professor Angus Deaton (Princeton) Department of Economics
Professor Tony Venables Council
Professor Tim Besley (LSE) Council
Dr Nic Cheeseman Jesus
1Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Statute IX, Sect 10 and 11.

Musical and other Events

Botanic Garden

Teddy Bears' Picnic (under-5s event)

10.30am–12.30pm, 12 Jun: Bring along your favourite teddy and a picnic, and enjoy stories, craft and more in the beautiful Botanic Garden. Free with entrance to the Botanic Garden. See:


Lunchtime concert

A free 30-minute lunchtime concert will take place at 1.10pm on 18 June in Hertford chapel, featuring Ben Cartlidge (violin), Paul Coones (cello) and Charlotte Lynch (piano): Glinka'a Trio pathétique and Rachmaninov's Trio élégiaque no 1.


3pm, Sun, 15 June: Perilous Polyphony. Phantasm, Consort-in-Residence at Magdalen, perform music with fascinating contrapuntal risks by Bach, Byrd and Purcell. Directed by Professor Laurence Dreyfus. Tickets: or 07952 223218 (£10, £5 students)


Christ Church Picture Gallery

until 31 August: 'Sean Scully Encounters: A New Master among Old Masters'. £4 adults/£2 concessions. June: Mon/Wed–Sat, 10.30am–5pm; Sun, 2–5pm (closed Tues); Jul–Sept: Mon–Sat, 10.30am–5pm; Sun, 2–5pm (open daily). More information at