Notices

  • Thursday 6 March 2014
  • NO. 5053
  • VOL. 144

Consultative Notices

Proposals for Honorary Degrees to be conferred at the Encaenia in 2015, and for Degrees by Diploma

Members of Congregation are encouraged to suggest the names of people on whom such degrees might be conferred. Encaenia honorary degrees are conferred at the University's annual ceremonial event and degrees by diploma are conferred on heads of state and royalty. When considering possible honorands, the Honorary Degrees Committee will focus on individuals in the following categories:

1 those of high academic distinction in the fields of research and scholarship of specific interest to the University of Oxford
2 those distinguished in the visual, literary, musical and performing arts
3 those distinguished in business and industry
4 those who have played a distinguished role in public life, for example in contributing to progress and change in society
5 those who have made a significant contribution to the activities of the University of Oxford – such individuals would normally also fall into one of the categories above.

Within those categories, the Honorary Degrees Committee will aim to produce a balanced list, which takes account of the global dimension that characterises this University's activities. The Honorary Degrees Committee therefore encourages the nomination of individuals of conspicuous distinction with particular reference to diversity.

Honorary degrees will not be conferred on anyone who holds, or who has retired from, a resident teaching, research or administrative post within the University or in any college or other society, except in exceptional circumstances such as distinguished service outside the terms of his or her paid service.

Nominations should be sent on the approved application form, which is available from the Secretary to the Honorary Degrees Committee (tel: (2)80199, email: felicity.burchett@admin.ox.ac.uk) or can be downloaded by staff logging into the University of Oxford Single Sign-On system (www1.admin.ox.ac.uk/councilsec/governance/committees/hondegs). The completed form should be sent to the Secretary to the Honorary Degrees Committee, University Offices, Wellington Square, or by email to felicity.burchett@admin.ox.ac.uk by 9 May, under 'Strictly Confidential' cover.

While informal soundings within the University will often be desirable, every effort should be made to ensure that publicity is not at any stage given to any specific proposal for the conferral of an honorary degree. All nominations will be considered in strict confidence by the Honorary Degrees Committee, which submits its report to Council at the beginning of Michaelmas term. After discussion, Council will report back to the Honorary Degrees Committee, which will arrive at a list of honorands to put to Congregation.

The names of people on whom degrees by diploma and honorary degrees have recently been conferred may be found in the University Calendar, 2013–14, pp535–9.

This year's honorands are:

Sir Harrison Birtwistle
Professor Wallace Broecker
The Most Revd Dr Katharine Jefferts Schori
Sir Anish Kapoor
Professor Jean-Marie Lehn
Mr Robert Silvers.

General Notices

Gazette publication arrangements

The final full Gazettes of Hilary term will be published on 13 and 20 March. A further issue will be published on 27 March, but this will be limited to Council and Congregation business and changes to Examination Regulations. Publication for Trinity term will begin on 24 April.

The deadline for receipt of items for publication in the Gazette of 24 April, which includes the Trinity term lecture supplement, will be brought forward because of the Easter office closure: the deadline for receipt of such items is noon on 9 April.

University Committees: Vacancies for appointment by Council and/or its General Purposes Committee

Council's General Purposes Committee (GPC) invites members of the University (subject to eligibility) to submit expressions of interest in relation to the following vacancies to which it or Council appoints.

Expressions of interest must be received by the Council Secretariat (shirley.mulvihill@admin.ox.ac.uk, tel: (2)80463) by 4pm on 31 March.

Any eligible person who wishes to have his or her name put forward for consideration is encouraged to speak with his or her head of division or head of house, and/or with the relevant committee members or officers to obtain more information about the role, prior to submitting an expression of interest. Expressions received from individuals will be collated by the Council Secretariat with those names received through other routes (such as via heads of division, heads of house or committee officers directly). All names will then be reviewed by the Registrar and Vice-Chancellor prior to being forwarded to GPC and/or Council for consideration as the appointing bodies for these committees.

The purpose of this invitation is to broaden the pool of potential candidates brought to the attention of the appointing body. The names put to the appointing body are only suggestions. It should be noted that the appointing body remains free to take its own decision, irrespective of any names received through this route. In particular, to support the commitments made by the University under its equality scheme, the appointing body will take into consideration the overall balance of membership on the body concerned, with reference to the appropriate representation of ethnicity, disability, age and gender.

Central University Research Ethics Committee (CUREC)

Three members appointed to ensure appropriate representation of areas of research involving human participants or personal data: two (vice Professor O J Braddick and Dr H Ertl) to serve with immediate effect until MT 2015 and one (vice Professor M Rees) to serve from MT 2014 until MT 2018

Further information:

Remit: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/regulations/520-122e.shtml
Current Membership: https://www1.admin.ox.ac.uk/councilsec/governance/committees/committeemembership/centraluniversityresearchethicscommitteemembership
Contact: lindsay.freeman@admin.ox.ac.uk

Conflict of Interest Committee

Two members: one member of Congregation from the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division (vice Professor J A Noble) to serve with immediate effect until MT 2016 and one member of Congregation from the Social Sciences Division (vice Professor G S Goodwin-Gill) to serve from MT 2014 until MT 2017

Further information:

Remit: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/regulations/520-122ff.shtml
Current Membership: https://www1.admin.ox.ac.uk/councilsec/governance/committees/committeemembership/conflictofinterestcommitteemembership
Contact: sarah.cowburn@admin.ox.ac.uk

Health and Safety Management Subcommittee of GPC

One member taking into account the overall balance of the committee's membership (vice Professor S C Cooper) to serve from MT 2014 until MT 2017

Further information:

Remit: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/regulations/520-122k.shtml
Current Membership: https://www1.admin.ox.ac.uk/councilsec/governance/committees/committeemembership/healthandsafetymanagementcommitteemembership
Contact: julie.black@safety.ox.ac.uk

Honorary Degrees Committee

Two members of Congregation who are not members of Council (vice Professor A M Etheridge and Professor Sir David J Watson) to serve from HT 2015 until HT 2016

Further information:

Remit: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/regulations/520-122l.shtml
Current Membership: https://www1.admin.ox.ac.uk/councilsec/governance/committees/committeemembership/honorarydegreescommitteemembership
Contact: felicity.burchett@admin.ox.ac.uk

Rules Committee

One member of Congregation (vice Dr K D Grevling) to serve from MT 2014 until MT 2017

Further information:

Remit: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/regulations/244-062.shtml
Current Membership: available upon request to the Secretary
Contact: james.bufford@proctors.ox.ac.uk

Oxford University Society Board

One member (vice Professor J F Stein) to serve from MT 2014 until MT 2018

Further information:

Remit: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/regulations/181-084.shtml#_Toc86825840
Current Membership: www.alumni.ox.ac.uk/page.aspx?pid=564
Contact: christine.fairchild@alumni.ox.ac.uk

Student Disciplinary Panel

Three members (vice Dr E J Frazer, Dr H O'Donoghue and Dr H A Viles) to serve from MT 2014 until MT 2017

Further information:

Remit: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/352-051a.shtml#_Toc28142345
Current Membership: available upon request to the Secretary
Contact: sian.griffiths@admin.ox.ac.uk or louise.gullifer@hmc.ox.ac.uk (Chair)

University Club Management Committee

Three members: two (vice Dr B W Byrne and Ms M J Parrott) to serve from MT 2014 until MT 2017 and one (vice Mr J Silk) to serve with immediate effect until MT 2015

Further information:

Remit: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/regulations/181-084.shtml#_Toc86825838
Current Membership: available upon request to the Secretary
Contact: jon.roycroft@sport.ox.ac.uk

Visiting Professorships

Medical Sciences

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Psychiatry on N Craddock, BA, MB ChB, MA, PhD, FMedSci, FRCPsych, MMedSci, MRCPsych, for a period of 3 years from 25 February 2014.

Graduate Awards and Prizes

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Musical and other Events

Merton

A weekend of services and concerts for Passiontide will be held at Merton 4–6 April. For full listings, further information and bookings see: www.merton.ox.ac.uk/event/passiontide-merton.

4 Apr, 4pm: Talk by David Stancliffe ('The Passion as liturgy': £3); 6.30pm: talk by Meurig Bowen, Simon Jones and Gabriel Jackson ('Introducing the Passion'); 7.30pm: The Passion of the Lord with Merton choir, Stephen Hough, Jon Laukvik, Matthew Martin, William Whitehead, Emma Tring, Ben Johnson. Conductor: Benjamin Nicholas (£20).

5 Apr, 2pm: Pergolesi's Stabat Mater with Eloise Irving, Jeremy Kenyon, Benjamin Nicholas (£15); 4.30pm: talk by Nicholas Cranfield ('Painting the Passion': £5); 6pm: Choral Evensong with Merton choir; 7.30pm: Festival Dinner in Merton Hall (£45); 9.30pm: Ensemble 45 (Lamentations of Jeremiah and Miserere: £10)

6 Apr, 10.30am: Sung Eucharist with Merton choir; 5pm: Bach's St Matthew Passion with Merton choir, Dame Emma Kirkby, James Oxley, Giles Underwood, Grace Durham, Nicholas Pritchard, James Birchall. Accompanied by Oxford Baroque. Conductor: Benjamin Nicholas (£10–£40).