Elections

  • Thursday 12 March 2015
  • NO. 5090
  • VOL. 145

Elections

Nominations for the elections below will close at 4pm on 14 May.

Council

One member of Congregation elected by Congregation from members of the faculties in the divisions of Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences and of Medical Sciences

Current/Retiring Member To hold office until
Professor M S Williams, New College MT 2019

One member of Congregation elected by Congregation from members of the faculties in the divisions of Humanities and of Social Sciences

Current/Retiring Member  To hold office until
Dr E J Smith, Hertford MT 2019 

One member of Congregation, not necessarily being a member of any division and not in any case being nominated in a divisional capacity, elected by Congregation

Current/Retiring Member  To hold office until
Dr F Lannon, Lady Margaret Hall  MT 2017 

Note: Full details of Council's remit, composition, functions and powers can be found at: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/783-121.shtml.

Elected members of Council will ordinarily be expected to serve on a small number of other committees (typically between one and three, usually including at least one of the main committees of Council ie PRAC, GPC, Education Committee, Personnel Committee, Research Committee).

For further information, please contact the Deputy University Secretary (emma.rampton@admin.ox.ac.uk).

Committees reporting to Council

Audit and Scrutiny Committee

One member of Congregation elected by Congregation from among members of the faculties in the divisions of Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences and of Medical Sciences who shall not serve on Council or on any committee which in the view of Council has mainline executive authority within the University, or hold any office in the University or any college which involves executive authority

Current/Retiring Member To hold office until
Professor R W Daniel, Brasenose HT 2017

For further information, please contact the Secretary (sally.vine@admin.ox.ac.uk).

Buildings and Estates Subcommittee

One person elected by Congregation

Current/Retiring Member To hold office until 
Mr M C Bradbury  MT 2018 

For further information, please contact the Secretary (ellen.hudspith@admin.ox.ac.uk).

Continuing Education Board

One member of the Department for Continuing Education elected by and from among the members of the department

Current/Retiring Member To hold office until 
Dr T C Buchanan, Kellogg  MT 2018 

Note: For the purposes of this election, the members of the department are the professors, readers, University lecturers and other staff on grade 8 and above who work in the department.

For further information, please contact the Secretary (peter.gambles@admin.ox.ac.uk).

Curators of the University Libraries

Two members of Congregation elected by Congregation

Current/Retiring Member To hold office until 
Dr K L Blackmon, Merton  MT 2019 
Dr H O'Donoghue, Linacre MT 2019 

For further information, please contact the Secretary (richard.ovenden@bodleian.ox.ac.uk).

Other Committees and University Bodies

Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum

One member of Congregation elected by Congregation

Current/Retiring Member To hold office until
Professor M J Burden, New College MT 2019 

Note: Further information on the Visitors can be found at: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/regulations/489-112.shtml.

For further information, please contact the Secretary (emma.brown@ashmus.ox.ac.uk).

Visitors of the Botanic Garden

One person elected by Congregation

Current/Retiring Member To hold office until 
Professor H C J Godfray, Jesus  MT 2018 

For further information, please contact the Secretary (stephen.harris@plants.ox.ac.uk).

Delegacy for Nomination of Candidates for Ecclesiastical Benefices

Two members of Congregation elected by Congregation

Current/Retiring Member To hold office until
Professor V D Cunningham, Corpus Christi  MT 2021 
Dr S J Gunn, Merton  MT 2021 

For further information, please contact the Secretary (tora.pickup@admin.ox.ac.uk).

Delegacy for Military Instruction

One person elected by Congregation

Current/Retiring Member To hold office until  
Dr C P MacKenzie, Green Templeton  MT 2019 

Committee for the Ruskin School of Art

Two other persons holding teaching posts in the Ruskin School, who shall be elected by all those holding such posts except the Ruskin Master of Drawing under arrangements as per Council Regulations 19 of 2002, regulations 31–39

Current/Retiring Member To hold office until 
Professor B D Catling, Linacre  MT 2018 
Professor M Chevska, Brasenose  MT 2018 

For further information, please contact the Secretary (bob.green@ruskin-sch.ox.ac.uk).

Visitatorial Board Panel

Three persons elected by and from Congregation

Current/Retiring Member To hold office until
Dr N Bowles, Corpus Christi  MT 2019 
Dr H O'Donoghue, Linacre  MT 2019 
Dr L J Smith, Harris Manchester  MT 2019 

Note: Further information on the board can be found at: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/353-051a.shtml and www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/regulations/248-062.shtml.

For further information, please contact the Secretary (felicity.burchett@admin.ox.ac.uk).

Divisional Boards

Humanities Board

One person elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of English Language and Literature

Current/Retiring Member To hold office until 
Professor R Douglas-Fairhurst, Magdalen  MT 2016

One person elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

Current/Retiring Member To hold office until 
Professor M J Smith, University College  MT 2016

For further information, please contact the Secretary (lynne.hirsch@humanities.ox.ac.uk).

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board

One person elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Chemistry

Current/Retiring Member To hold office until 
Professor C J Schofield, Hertford  MT 2019 

For further information, please contact the Secretary (saira.shaikh@mpls.ox.ac.uk).

Faculty Boards

Board of the Faculty of Classics

Two persons elected by and from among the members of the Sub-faculty of Classical Languages and Literature

Current/Retiring Member To hold office until 
Dr R M Armstrong, St Hilda's MT 2017
Dr R B Rutherford, Christ Church  MT 2017

For further information, please contact the Secretary (administrator@classics.ox.ac.uk).

Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature

Four persons elected by and from the members of the faculty of English Language and Literature

Current/Retiring Member To hold office until 
Professor E D Boehmer, Wolfson MT 2017
Professor S C P Horobin, Magdalen  MT 2017
Professor J C G Pitcher, St John's MT 2017 
Professor D L Wakelin, St Hilda's MT 2017 

For further information, please contact the Secretary (administrator@classics.ox.ac.uk).

Board of the Faculty of History

Nine persons elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of History holding posts on the establishment or under the aegis of the board

Current/Retiring Member To hold office until 
Professor J C Belich, Balliol MT 2017
Professor T C Buchanan, Kellogg MT 2017
Professor P Corsi, Linacre MT 2017
Dr A M Gregory, Pembroke MT 2017
Dr D M Hopkin, Hertford MT 2017
Dr B E Jackson, University College MT 2017
Dr M S Kempshall, Wadham MT 2017
Professor K H A O'Rourke, All Souls MT 2017
Dr G Tapsell, Lady Margaret Hall MT 2017 

For further information, please contact the Secretary (administrator@history.ox.ac.uk).

Board of the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics

Two persons elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics

Current/Retiring Member To hold office until 
Professor M D Maiden, Trinity MT 2017
Dr S Paoli, Ballio MT 2017

For further information, please contact the Secretary (administrator@ling-phil.ox.ac.uk).

Board of the Faculty of Music

Two persons elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Music

Current/Retiring Member To hold office until 
Dr R W Allen, St Peter's MT 2017
Professor M J Burden, New College MT 2017

For further information, please contact the Secretary (administrator@music.ox.ac.uk).

Board of the Faculty of Philosophy

Three persons elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Philosophy

Current/Retiring Member To hold office until 
Professor R S Crisp, St Anne's  MT 2017
Dr O E E Pooley, Oriel MT 2017
Dr D M W Wallace, Balliol MT 2017

For further information, please contact the Secretary (david.gardner@philosophy.ox.ac.uk).

Board of the Faculty of Theology and Religion

Four Ordinary Members elected by and from all members of the faculty exclusive of the persons qualified to be Official Members as per Regulation 10 of Council Regulations 19 of 2002

Current/Retiring Member To hold office until 
Dr R A Ellis, Regent's Park  MT 2017
Professor G D Flood, Wolfson MT 2017
Dr S L Hausner, St Peter's MT 2017
Dr D N Lincicum, Mansfiel MT 2017 

Three Official Members elected by all members of the faculty and from the persons qualified to be Official Members as per Regulation 10 of Council Regulations 19 of 2002

Current/Retiring Member To hold office until 
Canon Professor N J Biggar, Christ Church MT 2017
Canon Professor S R I Foot, Christ Church MT 2017
Canon Professor G J Ward, Christ Church MT 2017

For further information, please contact the Secretary (alison.broadby@theology.ox.ac.uk).

Notes:

Nominations in writing for the elections on 11 June, by four members of Congregation other than the candidate, will be received by the Elections Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, up to 4pm on 14 May.

At least one nomination in respect of each candidate must be made on an official nomination form (available at www.admin.ox.ac.uk/elections/oxonly/forms/index.shtml). Council has decided that nominations should show for each signatory the name and college or department in block capitals. Any names which are not so shown may not be published.

Candidates are invited to include with their nomination forms a written statement of no more than 250 words setting out his or her reasons for standing and qualifications for the office being sought. In the event of a contested election, these statements will be available online at www.admin.ox.ac.uk/elections and published in the Gazette dated 28 May. Voters may wish to wait until they have read these statements before returning their ballot papers.

Ballot papers will be sent out to members of Congregation as soon as possible after the closing date for nominations. Completed ballot papers must be received by the Elections Office not later than 4pm on 11 June.

For further information, please contact the Elections Officer (shirley.mulvihill@admin.ox.ac.uk).

Convocation19 June

Election of the Professor of Poetry

An election by Convocation will be held in Trinity term 2015 in order to elect the Professor of Poetry, to hold office for four years from the first day of Michaelmas term 2015. A meeting of Convocation will be held on Friday, 19 June 2015, to announce the results.

Duties and stipend of the Professor

The duties of the professor are: normally to give one public lecture each term; to deliver an inaugural lecture; normally to offer one more event each term; to give the Creweian Oration at Encaenia every other year (a duty established by convention); each year, to be one of the judges for the Newdigate Prize, the Lord Alfred Douglas Prize and the Chancellor's English Essay Prize; every third year to help judge the prize for the English poem on a sacred subject; and generally to encourage the art of poetry in the University.

The professor receives a stipend of £12,000 per annum plus £40 for each Creweian Oration. The professor may hold the post in conjunction with another professorship or readership within the University. The post enjoys an association with All Souls College but there may be occasions when the postholder is offered an association by another college (eg if the postholder has a prior association with another college).

Further particulars of the professorship are available on the University website (www.ox.ac.uk/poetryprofessor2015). Informal enquiries about the post may be made to the Chair of the Faculty of English (seamus.perry@ell.ox.ac.uk).

Election procedures

Eligibility to vote in this election

All members of Convocation who wish to vote in this election must first register their intention to vote (see 'Voter registration' below).

Convocation consists of all the former student members of the University who have been admitted to a degree (other than an honorary degree) of the University, and of any other persons who are members of Congregation or who have retired having been members of Congregation on the date of their retirement.

Membership of Convocation is conferred automatically to members of Congregation whose names have been entered in the Register of Congregation and to degree holders after having attended a formal degree ceremony (either in person or in absentia). Those wishing to verify their current status as members of Convocation are asked to contact their college secretary or departmental administrator.

The functions of Convocation are set out in the University Statutes (www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/780-121.shtml).

Eligibility to stand for election

The single criterion for eligibility, in addition to not having held the Professorship on a previous occasion, is that candidates be of sufficient distinction to be able to fulfil the duties of the post.

Eligibility to nominate in this election

All members of Convocation are entitled to nominate a candidate in this election (see 'Nominations' below). Please note that members also wishing to vote must also register their intention to vote (see 'Voter registration' below).

Nominations

Nominations by 50 members of Convocation other than the candidate (who need not be a member of Convocation) must be received by the Elections Office at the University Offices, Wellington Square, up to 4pm on Wednesday, 6 May. Copies of the nomination form may be downloaded from the University website (www.ox.ac.uk/poetryprofessor2015) or obtained from the Elections Office (email: poetry.election@admin.ox.ac.uk). Nominations must clearly show for each signatory the name, date of birth, and college and year of matriculation (for degree-holders), or the college or department (for non-matriculated members of Congregation). Faxed nomination forms or electronic signatures will not be accepted. The names of those nominators whose eligibility to nominate has been verified will be published online and in the University Gazette.

Nominations must also be accompanied by a statement signed by the person nominated consenting to the nomination, and including either his/her contact details or the name and contact details of the person he/she has nominated to act as his/her representative to the University throughout the election (the 'authorised representative'). Faxed candidate forms or electronic signatures will not be accepted. Copies of the form for candidates may also be downloaded from the University website (www.ox.ac.uk/poetryprofessor2015) or obtained from the Elections Office.

Candidate statements

Each candidate for election, or authorised representative, may submit for publication a written statement, of no more than 500 words, setting out the candidate's reasons for standing. If they so wish, each candidate may include for publication one photograph of themselves and one URL to the candidate's own website. These statements must be received by the Elections Office at the University Offices, Wellington Square, by 4pm on Wednesday, 6 May. In the event of a contested election, these statements shall be published in the University Gazette and on the official University website.

Congregation flysheets

Ten or more members of Congregation may arrange to have a flysheet circulated with the Gazette in regard to this election. The rules made by Council governing the circulation of flysheets are given in Appendix B of Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002 (www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/regulations/529-122b.shtml#_Toc28141352).

Voting arrangements

If the election is not contested the result will be announced in the Gazette following the close of nominations. In the event of a contested election, a ballot will be conducted by the Electoral Reform Services in accordance with the following procedures and the results announced at a meeting of Convocation on Friday, 19 June.

Voter registration

In the event of a contested election, members of Convocation must register their intention to vote. The registration period will open on Monday, 13 April 2015, and close at noon on Monday, 8 June 2015 (BST). A website will be available during this period for prospective voters to register their intention to vote during the election. Once you have submitted your request to register and confirmed this via an emailed link to your email account, your details will be checked to ensure you are a member of Convocation and eligible to vote in this election. You will be notified by email if your request has been unsuccessful. If you are unable to register online, or have any queries about the registration process, a telephone helpline will be available during the registration period.

Voting

Registered voters will have the option of voting, either online or in person at the University Offices, from Friday, 22 May, until noon on Wednesday, 17 June (BST). Voters who have registered to vote online will be sent instructions on how to vote once their eligibility to vote has been verified. To allow time for verification of eligibility, members wishing to vote in person must register at least five working days before collecting their ballot paper from the University Offices at Wellington Square, Oxford, between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Members voting in person must bring some form of photo identification, such as a University card, Bodleian reader's card, new-style driving licence or passport.

Result of a contested election

The result of a contested election will be announced by the Proctors in a meeting of Convocation at 4pm on Friday, 19 June, in Convocation House. Members of Convocation wishing to attend the meeting are asked to note that the wearing of gowns is optional. The result will subsequently be reported on the University's website and published in the Gazette.

Further Information

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to the Chair of the Faculty of English (seamus.perry@ell.ox.ac.uk).

Further information about election procedures may be found in Council Regulations 8 of 2002 (www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/regulations/1089-120.shtml).

Those wishing to verify their current status as members of Convocation are asked to contact their college secretary or departmental administrator.

Media enquiries should be directed to the University of Oxford News and Information Office (email: news.office@admin.ox.ac.uk; tel: +44 (0)1865 (2)80528 or email: matt.pickles@admin.ox.ac.uk; tel: +44 (0)1865 280532).

All other queries should be addressed to the Elections Officer, Ms S L S Mulvihill, Council Secretariat, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD (email: poetry.election@admin.ox.ac.uk; tel: +44 (0)1865 (2)80463).