• Thursday 21 May 2015
  • NO. 5097
  • VOL. 145

Consultative Notices

Humanities Divisional Board/Education Committee

Review of the Faculty of Philosophy

The Humanities Divisional Board and the Education Committee will jointly conduct a review of the Faculty of Philosophy, as part of Council's programme of rolling reviews of faculties and departments. The review will take place on 17 and 18 November 2015.

The Review Committee's terms of reference are:

1 To review the quality of academic activities in the faculty, by reference to:

  • international standards of excellence
  • action taken since the last review of the faculty
  • planning statements at faculty and divisional level, and in the context of the University's Mission Statement and Strategic Plan.

In particular:

(a) the quality of the research of the faculty, including its participation in interdepartmental, interdivisional and interdisciplinary activities, its research profile and strategy, and future challenges and opportunities;

(b) the quality of undergraduate and graduate programmes, and their delivery and related issues, including:

  • access and admissions
  • curriculum design and programme structure
  • teaching, learning and assessment
  • the relationship between teaching and research
  • academic and pastoral support and guidance
  • the provision and use of learning resources (including staff resources)
  • specific arrangements for the pursuit of graduate studies
  • relationships with colleges
  • quality assurance mechanisms;

(c) the organisation of the faculty, its management structures, and the relationship between the faculty and the Humanities Division, including such matters as:

  • strategic planning (including relationship to the divisional five-year plan and the University's Strategic Plan)
  • academic and non-academic staffing and recruitment
  • student number planning
  • terms of appointment for academic staff, including career development and equal opportunities issues
  • accommodation and future space needs
  • fundraising;

(d) the relationship (structural and operational) between units within the faculty, and between the faculty and cognate subject areas, and colleges to which it is linked in teaching and research;

2 To consider the current and long-term financial position of, and funding arrangements for, the faculty, and its financial strategy.

The Review Committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference. These should be sent to Dag Martinsen (email: by 4 September.

General Notices


Sheldonian Theatre

At the Encaenia to be held in the Sheldonian Theatre on 24 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 10 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.


Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences


Robert Paton, MA PhD Camb, Fellow of St Hilda's. In Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry. From 1 September 2015 to retirement.

Social Sciences

L’Oréal Professorship in Marketing

Andrew T Stephen, BBus BEng Queensland, MPhil PhD Columbia, Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Katz Fellow in Marketing, Joseph M Katz Graduate School of Business, Pittsburgh, has been appointed to the L’Oréal Professorship in Marketing in the Saïd Business School with effect from 1 June 2015. Professor Stephen will be a fellow of Worcester.

Visiting Professorships

Medical Sciences

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Experimental Therapeutics on H Ashrafian, BM BCh DPhil Oxf, MA Camb, MRCP Lond, for a period of 3 years from 1 April 2015.

Graduate Awards and Prizes

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