Notices

  • Thursday 23 July 2015
  • NO. 5105
  • VOL. 145

Consultative Notices

Medical Sciences Board/Education Committee

Review of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences and the Department of Psychiatry

The Medical Sciences Board and the Education Committee of Council will jointly undertake a review of these two departments as part of Council's programme of rolling reviews of faculties and departments. The review will take place on 17 and 18 September 2015 and will be chaired by the Head of Division, Professor Alastair Buchan. A copy of the terms of reference for the review is set out below.

Terms of Reference of the Review Committee

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

  • international standards of excellence
  • action taken since the last review of each department or of its constituent departments
  • planning statements at department 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 each department, including their participation in inter-departmental, inter-divisional and inter-disciplinary activities, their research profile and strategy, and future challenges and opportunities;

(b) the quality of 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 (including research degrees and research training and provision for part-time study)
    • relationships with colleges
    • quality assurance mechanisms;

(c) the organisation of each department, their management structures and the relationship between each department and the division and the University's services, including such matters as:

    • strategic planning (including relationship to the divisional plans and the University's Strategic Plan)
    • academic and non-academic staff planning and recruitment
    • student number planning
    • terms of appointment for academic staff, including career development and equal opportunities issues
    • accommodation and future space needs
    • fundraising
    • any other matters in which any of the services within Academic Administration Division are involved;

(d) the relationship (structural and operational) between units within each department, and between each department and cognate subject areas and colleges to which they are linked in teaching and research.

2 To consider the current and long-term financial position of, and funding arrangements for, each department, and their financial strategy.

The review committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference. These should be sent to Ms Jane Dale, Senior Assistant Registrar (Education), Medical Sciences Divisional Office, Level 3, John Radcliffe Hospital (email: jane.dale@medsci.ox.ac.uk), by Monday, 24 August.

Medical Sciences Board/Education Committee

Review of the Department of Oncology

The Medical Sciences Board and the Education Committee of Council will jointly undertake a review of this department as part of Council's programme of rolling reviews of faculties and departments. The review will take place on 22 and 23 October 2015 and will be chaired by the Head of Division, Professor Alastair Buchan. A copy of the terms of reference for the review is set out below.

Terms of Reference of the Review Committee

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

  • international standards of excellence
  • action taken since the last review of the department's constituent parts
  • planning statements at departmental 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 department, including its participation in inter-departmental, inter-divisional and inter-disciplinary activities, its research profile and strategy, and future challenges and opportunities;

(b) the quality of 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 (including research degrees and research training and provision for part-time study)
    • relationships with colleges
    • quality assurance mechanisms;

(c) the organisation of the department, its management structures and the relationship between the department and the division and the University's services, including such matters as:

    • strategic planning (including relationship to the divisional plans and the University's Strategic Plan)
    • academic and non-academic staff planning and recruitment
    • student number planning
    • terms of appointment for academic staff, including career development and equal opportunities issues
    • accommodation and future space needs
    • fundraising
    • any other matters in which any of the services within Academic Administration Division are involved;

(d) the relationship (structural and operational) between units within each department, and between the department and cognate subject areas and colleges to which they are linked in teaching and research.

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

The review committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference. These should be sent to Dr David Bryan, Divisional Secretary, Medical Sciences Divisional Office, Level 3, John Radcliffe Hospital (email: david.bryan@medsci.ox.ac.uk), by Monday, 21 September.

Jesus College: revised statutes

The Committee on Statutes before the Privy Council, acting under authority delegated to it by Council, is minded to give consent on behalf of the University to the revised statutes of Jesus College, approved by the Governing Body on 29 April 2015, in so far as such consent is required by section 7 (2) of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923. The consent of the committee to the amendments to the statutes will be effective 12 days after publication unless written notice of a resolution, signed by at least 20 members of Congregation and calling upon Council to withhold that consent, has been given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 3 August.

The effect of the amendment is to give the college the power to invest its endowment in any form that would be open to a natural person.

General Notices

Gazette publication arrangements

This is the final Gazette of Trinity term.

The first Gazette of Michaelmas term will be published on 24 September, but will be limited to Council and Congregation business and changes to Examination Regulations. The first full Gazette of next term will be published on 1 October.

Gazette subscription arrangements 2015–16

The cost of postal subscriptions to the Gazette and the Oxford Magazine will increase slightly for the academic year 2015–16. The cost of a subscription to the Gazette for the next academic year will be:

  • United Kingdom, first-class post: £89.50
  • United Kingdom, second-class post: £76
  • Elsewhere in Europe: £94.50
  • Outside Europe: £212.50

Subscription to the Gazette includes Blueprint (6 issues per year) and the Oxford Magazine (12 issues per year: see below concerning separate subscription to the Oxford Magazine).

How to pay

We prefer payment by debit or credit card via our online shop. Please see www.ox.ac.uk/gazette/subs/#paidsubs for further details.

Payment by cheque: please send your name and full postal address, plus a cheque for the appropriate amount as detailed above, to: Gazette Subscriptions, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD.

Oxford Magazine

Subscriptions to the Oxford Magazine only are also available. The charge for 2015–16 will increase to:

  • United Kingdom: £32
  • Elsewhere in Europe: £40.50
  • Outside Europe: £88.50

If you wish to subscribe to the Oxford Magazine only, please send your name and full postal address, plus a cheque for the appropriate amount as detailed above, to: Gazette Subscriptions, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. Please note that payment by cheque is the only method available for Magazine-only subscriptions.

Deadline for subscription payments

To ensure that your subscription is active in time for you to receive all copies of the Gazette, Blueprint and the Oxford Magazine for 2015–16, we must receive your payment by 15 September.

Admissions interview 2014Oxford Learning Institute

Training for Admissions Interviewing

The Oxford Learning Institute will offer the following training opportunities to those responsible for leading or assisting with undergraduate admissions interviewing in 2015:

  • a tutored online course for those who expect to take a leading role in admissions interviewing will be available from 3 August to 4 December (with new enrolments being taken until 27 November);
  • a non-tutored online course, for those assisting with admissions (eg graduate student 'helpers' or note-takers) and experienced tutors who need an update, will be available from 3 August to 18 December;
  • admissions interviewing practice sessions, for new interviewers who have completed the tutored online course, will take place on two half days (28 September and 20 November).

The collegiate University expects all those involved in interviewing candidates for admission to receive appropriate briefings on the process. The compulsory element of these briefings for new staff takes the form of an online course which takes about six hours to complete. New appointees may complete this online course before arriving in Oxford, if they wish to do so. The aim of the course is to show interviewers good practice in order to help them both to make better selections and avoid claims of unfair treatment from disappointed candidates.

Practice interviews are also offered as an optional extra learning opportunity. To qualify to take part in practice interviews, participants must complete the online course by a deadline three weeks beforehand.

We advise all teaching staff in colleges who have not been involved in interviewing, or have not previously taken this course, to ask senior colleagues whether they will be expected to interview this year and should therefore enrol. Departmental teaching staff may also wish to seek advice from line managers or mentors on whether they are likely to be invited to become involved in admissions this year. Many who do not have a formal college association are nonetheless frequently invited to take part in college admissions processes because of their specific disciplinary expertise.

To book on to any of the above courses please go to the Learning Institute website at www.learning.ox.ac.uk/admissions and follow the links to the course you want. This page provides further information but if more is required, please telephone Kathryn Black on (2)86825.

OpenDoors2015Oxford Open Doors

12–13 September

Oxford Open Doors, now in its eighth year, is run by Oxford Preservation Trust in partnership with the University of Oxford. This weekend provides an annual opportunity for local people to enjoy and discover more about their city free of charge. Joining the University and many of the colleges in opening their doors are Oxford Brookes University (celebrating 150 years), Oxford City Council, Oxfordshire County Council, local businesses and community groups and faith communities. This year our special theme is one at the heart of the city: Books, Libraries and Printing. Once again we will be exploring new architecture including much belonging to the collegiate University. 

Brochures will be available from the beginning of August. Volunteer stewards are still required; please get in touch if you think you can help: j.baldwin@oxfordpreservation.org.uk or www.oxfordpreservation.org.uk.

Appointments

Humanities

The following appointments and reappointments have been made with the approval of the Humanities Board.

Appointments

Associate Professor

History: Stephen Tuffnell, BA MSt DPhil Oxf. Fellow of St Peter's. In Modern United States History. From 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2020.

Music: Christian Thomas Leitmeir, MMus KCL, PhD Tubingen. Fellow of Magdalen. In Music. From 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2018.

Departmental Lecturer

English Language and Literature: Oliver John Clarkson, BA Leeds, MA PhD Durh. In English Literature (18th and 19th century). From 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2017.

English Language and Literature: Daniel McCann, MA PhD Belf. In English Literature (650–1550). From 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2016.

History: Jakub Sebastian Beneš, MA PhD California at Davis. In Modern History. From 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2017.

History: Thomas Owain Brodie, BA MSt DPhil Oxf. In Modern History. From 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2018.

History: Antonia Fitzpatrick, BA Oxf, MA PhD UCL. In Medieval History. From 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2017.

History: Mara Laura Keire, BA Yale, PhD Johns Hopkins. In American History. From 7 April 2015 to 6 April 2019.

Medieval and Modern Languages: Oliver Ready, BA DPhil Oxf. In Russian. From 27 July 2015 to 26 July 2016.

Reappointments

Associate Professor

Art: Jason Gaiger, MA PhD Essex, MA St And. Fellow of St Edmund Hall. In Contemporary Art History and Theory. From 1 October 2015 to retirement.

English Language and Literature: Jane Elizabeth Griffiths, MA MSt DPhil Oxf. Fellow of Wadham. In English Literature. From 1 September 2015 to retirement.

Philosophy: Karen Margrethe Nielsen, MA PhD Cornell, MA NTNU. Fellow of Somerville. In Philosophy. From 1 July 2015 to retirement.

Senior Instructor

Medieval and Modern Languages: Claudia Kaiser, MA Erlangen-Nuremberg, Dipl Bamberg. In German. From 1 September 2015 to retirement.

Reconferments of Title

Associate Professor

Medieval and Modern Languages: Nikolaj d'Origny Lübecker, MA Denmark, DEA PhD Paris VII. Fellow of St John's. In French. From 1 October 2015 to retirement.

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Professor Rahul Santhanam, PhD Chicago, has been appointed to the Associate Professorship of Computer Science (Algorithms), in association with a Tutorial Fellowship at Magdalen, from 1 January 2016 until 31 December 2021. Professor Santhanam's research is in the area of computational complexity, algorithmic design and analysis and game theory.

Social Sciences

Reappointments

Professor Corneliu Bjola, MA Leuven, PhD Toronto. Fellow of St Cross. Associate Professor in Diplomatic Studies. From 1 August 2015 until retirement.

Professor Alexandra Braun, MA Genoa, PhD Trento. Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall. Associate Professor in Law. From 1 September 2015 until retirement.

Professor James Fenske, BA Queen's, MA MPhil PhD Yale. Fellow of St Antony's. Associate Professor in Economic History. From 1 September 2015 until retirement.

Professor Roger Firth, BEd Lanc, MEd Birm, PhD Nott Trent. Fellow of St Anne's. Associate Professor of Education (Geography). From 1 September 2015 until retirement.

Professor Liam Gearon, BA MA Lanc, MPhil Exe, PhD Sur, PGCE St Martin's. Fellow of Harris Manchester. Associate Professor in Religious Education. From 1 September 2015 until retirement.

Professor David Gill, BA MPhil DPhil Oxf. Fellow of Hertford. Associate Professor of Economics. From 1 October 2016 until retirement.

Professor Judith Hillier, MSc St And, PhD Leeds, PGCE Oxf. Fellow of Kellogg. Associate Professor of Science Education (Physics). From 1 September 2015 until retirement.

Professor Angus Johnston, BCL MA Oxf, LLM Leiden. Fellow of University College. Associate Professor in Law. From 1 September 2015 until retirement.

Professor Ludovic Phalippou, BA Toulouse, MA Southern California, PhD INSEAD. Fellow of Queen's. Associate Professor in Finance. From 1 January 2016 until retirement.

Visiting Professorships

Social Sciences

The Social Sciences Division has, on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law, conferred the title of Visiting Professor on Mr Aidan Robertson, QC, until 12 June 2018.

The Social Sciences Division has, on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law, re-conferred the title of Visiting Professor on The Hon Robert J Sharpe until 30 September 2018.

The Social Sciences Division has, on the recommendation of the School of Geography and the Environment, conferred the title of Visiting Professor on Professor Noel Whiteside until 12 June 2018.

Medical Sciences

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine on E Fisher, BA MD New York, MPH North Carolina, MA Oxf, PhD Massachusetts, for a further period of 5 years from 26 July 2015.

Graduate Awards and Prizes

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Exhibitions

Bodleian Libraries

until 23 Aug, Blackwell Hall, Weston Library: Printing Alice. Celebrating 150 years of printing Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: the curious story of the first editions and two of its greatest illustrators, John Tenniel and Salvador Dali. Free admission.

until 6 Sep, Proscholium, Bodleian Library: Samuel Johnson and Shakespeare. On 10 October 1765 Samuel Johnson published his edition of Shakespeare's plays, which established Shakespeare's contemporary reputation. Free admission.

Saturdays, Jul–Aug, Blackwell Hall, Weston Library: free demonstrations of the Bodleian's Moxon replica printing press. Make your own free keepsake.