Notices

  • Thursday 16 October 2014
  • NO. 5073
  • VOL. 145

General Notices

Distinguished Friends of Oxford 2014

The Distinguished Friend of Oxford Award was initiated in 1997 to provide the University with a means of formally recognising individuals who have acted as exceptional volunteers for the benefit of the wider collegiate University. The award recognises those who have given of their time, contacts and influence in support of an initiative beyond that which can be recognised through traditional channels. Their impact will have been profound and the results would have been impossible to achieve using current available resources. Separate from any financial contributions, their legacy will have had a lasting impact on the collegiate University and they will be perceived as role models to other volunteer contributors. This year, seven alumni were honoured at a ceremony at Harris Manchester:

Dame Helen Alexander, DBE

Mr Elliot Gerson

Dr Bettany Hughes

Mr Andrew Lo

Mr Dean Lush

Mr Guy Monson

Mr Richard Salter, QC

For more information about the award and the recipients, please visit www.alumni.ox.ac.uk/dfo.

Appointments

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board has conferred the Headship of the Sub-department of Astrophysics upon Steven A Balbus, SB MIT, PhD Berkeley, Savilian Professor of Astronomy and Fellow of New College, for a period of 5 years from 1 October 2014.

Visiting Professorships

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor in Physical and Theoretical Chemistry upon Jeffrey Penfold, BTech PhD Brun, for a period of 1 year from 1 October 2014.

Medical Sciences

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Biochemistry on C Miller, BA Swarthmore College, PhD Pennsylvania, for a period of 3 years from 1 January 2015.

Graduate Awards and Prizes

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Musical and other Events

Merton

Daniel Hyde, Magdalen, will play the complete works of J S Bach in a series of organ recitals at 1.10pm on Thursdays throughout the academic year in the chapel, Merton. Free admission with a retiring collection; all welcome. For full details of works to be played see: www.merton.ox.ac.uk/chapel-choir/thursday-organ-recital-series.

16 Oct: Allabreve; selections from Das Orgelbuchlein; Sonata IV in E minor; Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C

23 Oct: Prelude and Fugue in C major; Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr; Trio super Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend; selections from Das Orgelbuchlein; Concerto in G major after Ernst

30 Oct: Prelude and Fugue in A minor; selections from Das Orgelbuchlein; Concerto in D minor after Vivaldi; Nun danket alle Gott

6 Nov: Fuge über das Magnificat; Trio in D minor; selections from Das Orgelbuchlein; Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend; Prelude and Fugue in A major

20 Nov: Fugue in G minor; 'Schübler' Chorales; Prelude and Fugue in C minor

27 Nov: Fugue on a theme of Corelli in B minor; selections from Das Orgelbuchlein; Sonata in D minor; Prelude and Fugue in G major

4 Dec: Prelude and Fugue in F minor; Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland; Pastorale in F; Fantasia and Fugue in C minor

New College

Bach and Sons Organ Series

Three free recitals will be given by the college organists on the newly restored organ at 4pm on Sundays.  

19 Oct: Robert Quinney, organist; J S Bach and C P E Bach

26 Oct: Nicolas Haigh, organ scholar; J S Bach and C P E Bach

2 Nov: Timothy Wakerell, assistant organist; J S Bach, C P E Bach and W F Bach

Pembroke

Pembroke Music Society Lunchtime Recitals

The following 40-minute recitals will take place at 1.15pm in the Pichette Auditorium. Admission free.

4 Nov: The Pembroke Musicians' Recital

18 Nov: Danae Eleni, soprano, Guy Newbury, piano; Donizetti, Richard Strauss, Fauré, Poulenc, Villa Lobos, Newbury

26 Nov: Nicola Harrison, mezzo-soprano: Songs of Spain; Granados, Falla, Guridi, Rodrigo

Queen's

Corrigendum

7.30pm, 29 Nov: Choral concert: Queen's College Choir, University Church (Handel's Messiah)

St John's

Kendrew Chamber Music concert

Nicholas Daniel and the Britten Oboe Quartet will give a concert at 7.30pm on 1 December in the Auditorium. Free admission; tickets/programmes available from main Lodge one week before the performance. Programme: Mozart, Moeran, Lennox Berkeley, Alan Ridout, Francaix.

Sheldonian Theatre

Sheldonian 350th Anniversary Concert

A special concert will take place at 8pm on Sunday 16 November (doors open 7.30pm) to commemorate the laying of the foundation stone of the Sheldonian Theatre in 1664, featuring Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Tickets: 01865 305305, www.ticketsoxford.com or on the door from 7pm. More information: www.sheldon.ox.ac.uk.

Exhibitions

Bodleian

Display

Until 2 Nov: Uncommon interests: Mertonian Treasures in the Bodleian