• Thursday 29 January 2015
  • NO. 5084
  • VOL. 145

General Notices

University seeks accreditation as living wage employer

The University is seeking accreditation as a living wage employer. For many years Oxford has ensured that all those employed by the central University are paid the living wage. Accreditation means that the University is committing to pay the living wage not only to its employees but also to contractors who work regularly on University premises. The University expects to accredit in April 2015 and to move all contractors over to the living wage within the next two years. The living wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living, and is intended to allow people to provide for themselves and their families. It currently stands at £7.85 per hour, approximately 20% more than the national minimum wage of £6.50 per hour.


Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences/Medical Sciences

Professorship of Biostatistics in Genomics

Christopher C Holmes, PhD Lond, Professor of Statistics, Department of Statistics, Oxford, and MRC Programme Leader in Statistical Genomics, MRC Mammalian Genetics Unit, has been appointed to the Professorship of Biostatistics in Genomics in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine and the Department of Statistics with effect from 1 September 2014. Professor Holmes will be a fellow of St Anne's.

Visiting Professorships

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor in Engineering Science upon Roger Gunn, BSc, PhD, for a further 3 years until 31 December 2017.

Electoral Boards

Composition of an Electoral Board

The composition of the electoral board to the post below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is as follows:

Marshal Foch Professorship of French Literature

  Appointed by
The President of Corpus Christi Mr Vice-Chancellor1
The Warden of All Souls ex officio
Professor S West Humanities Division
Professor J Cerquiglini-Toulet Council of the University of Paris
Professor M-P Berranger Council of the University of Paris 
Professor R Cooper Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages 
Professor D Holmes Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages 
Professor T Farrant Council
Professor N Kenny All Souls
1Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Statute IX, Sect 10 and 11.

Musical and other Events

Botanic Garden

The following events are free with entry to the garden.

16 Feb–8 Mar: Fabulous Fairtrade. Explore the glasshouses and exhibition space to discover more about Fairtrade crops and the people who grow them.

11am–1pm, 18 Feb: Fabulous Fairtrade Fruits. Decorate our giant rainforest vine with collage fruits and funky leaves and find real tropical fruits growing in the glasshouses. Drop-in session.


Music Society

Timothy Keasley, oboe, Angharad Thomas, bassoon, and Hamish Dustagheer, piano, will perform Poulenc's Trio at 1.15pm on 2 February in the Pichette Auditorium. Free.

St Stephen's House

The following events will take place at 7.30pm, unless otherwise noted, at SJE Arts, St John the Evangelist church, 109A Iffley Road. For further information and tickets, please see:

5 Feb: Maki Sekiya, piano – Mussorgsky, Prokofiev, Wagner. Tickets: £15/£10 (students £10/£5).

7 Feb: Serenade. Corona Strings – great English works for string orchestra including Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings and works by Tippett, Holst, Purcell and Chacony. Tickets: £16 (£12 concessions/£5 full-time students and under 18s).

10 Feb: Gypsy Fire play Gypsy Jazz. Tickets: £15 (£12 concessions/£5 students).

13 Feb: Vicky Yannoula and George Lazaridis – Beethoven/Czerny Symphonies 1 and 5 for piano four hands. Tickets: £15 (£12 concessions/£5 students and under 18s).

7pm (doors), 14 Feb: East Meets West. Javanese Gamelan and Dance – works influenced by Javanese Gamelan by Debussy, Godowsky, Ravel, Liget, Harrison and a world premiere from James Telford. Advance tickets: £15 (£12 concessions) plus 10% booking fee from and Truck Store, Cowley Road. Door tickets: £17 (£14 concessions). All proceeds to the Mandala Trust – supporting young people in the developing world.

19 Feb: Adderbury Ensemble with Viv McLean, piano – Beethoven's Piano Concerto no 1, Gershwin's Song Transcriptions, Dvorak's String Quartet 'American'. Tickets: £15 (£5 students and under 16s); free glass of wine or soft drink with every ticket.

20 Feb: John Lill, piano – Mozart's Sonata in F, Schumann, Brahms, Beethoven's magnificent last sonata Op 111. Pre-concert talk at 6pm by Ulrich Gerhartz, Director, Concert & Artists' Services Steinway & Sons. Tickets: £35/£25/£15 (students £25/£15/£5); talk free to ticket holders.

25/26 Feb: The Pneûma Project. Dance, music, light and visual art evoke the poetics of breath, wind and spirit as it shapes body, story and place – a new collaboration by David Ward, visual artist, Sylvia Hallett, musician, and Miranda Tufnell, dance artist. Tickets: £12/£10 for sale on the door.

7pm, 28 Feb: Mystical Romance. Ronan Busfield, tenor, and Amy Tress, violin – the mystical and romantic works of Beethoven, Szymanowski and Schumann, accompanied by pianist Christian Dawson. Tickets: £19/£16/£3.50 from