Notices

  • Thursday 2 October 2014
  • NO. 5071
  • VOL. 145

University Preachers

Michaelmas term 2014

Thursday, 9 October, 8am: The Revd John Paton, Precentor and Cathedral Chaplain. Holy Communion (Latin), St Mary's

Tuesday, 14 October, 6pm: The Revd Canon John Rees, Diocesan Registrar, Oxford. Court Sermon, the Cathedral

*Sunday, 19 October, 10.30am: Professor Sir Andrew Motion, writer and former Poet Laureate. Commemoration Day Sermon, St Mary's

Sunday, 2 November, 10am: The Revd Professor Mark Chapman, Acting Principal, Ripon College Cuddesdon. Ramsden Sermon, Lincoln

Sunday, 16 November, 10.30am: Mr Sandy Nairne, Director, National Portrait Gallery. University Sermon, St Mary’s

Sunday, 23 November, 10am: Professor Jonathan Bate, Provost of Worcester. University Sermon on the Sin of Pride, Worcester

Sunday, 30 November, 10am: The Revd Canon Angela Tilby, Diocesan Canon, Christ Church. University Sermon (Advent Sunday), the Cathedral

* On this day Doctors will wear their robes

Consultative Notices

Humanities Divisional Board/Education Committee

Review of the Faculty of History

The Humanities Divisional Board and the Education Committee will jointly conduct a review of the Faculty of History, as part of Council's programme of rolling reviews of faculties and departments. The review will take place on 23 and 24 February 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;
  • 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. Please send them to Dag Martinsen, Academic and Personnel Administrator, Humanities Divisional Office, (email: dag.martinsen@humanities.ox.ac.uk), by 12 January 2015 (week 0, Hilary term).

Appointments

Humanities

Professorship of German Medieval and Linguistic Studies

Henrike Lähnemann, MA PhD Bamberg, Venia legendi für Deutsche Philologie Tübingen, Chair of German Studies, School of Modern Languages, Newcastle, has been appointed to the Professorship of German Medieval and Linguistic Studies in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages with effect from 1 January 2015. Professor Lähnemann will be a fellow of St Edmund Hall.

Appointments

With the approval of the Humanities Board, the following appointments have been made.

Associate Professor

Classics: Constanze Magdalene Güthenke, BA MPhil Camb, DPhil Oxf. Fellow of Corpus Christi. In Classics. From 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2019.

Classics: Andrew Robert Meadows, AM Michigan, MA DPhil Oxf. Fellow of New College. In Ancient Philosophy. From 1 September 2014 to 31 August 2019.

English: David William Dwan, BA Oxf, MA PhD Lond. Fellow of Hertford. In 19th- and 20th-century Irish Literature. From 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2019.

English: Marina MacKay, MA St And, PhD East Ang. Fellow of St Peter’s. In 20th–21st-century English Literature. From 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2019.

English: Catherine Mary McLoughlin, MPhil Camb, MSt DPhil Oxf. Fellow of Harris Manchester. In 19th- and 20th-century English Literature. From 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2017.

History: Stephen David Baxter, BA MSt DPhil Oxf. Fellow of St Peter’s. In Medieval History. From 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2017.

History: Micah Samuel Muscolino, BA Berkeley, PhD Harvard. Fellow of Merton. In Modern Chinese History. From 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2017.

History: Siân Katharine Pooley, BA MPhil PhD Camb. Fellow of Magdalen. In Modern British History. From 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2019.

History: Giora Sternberg, BSc MA Tel Aviv, DPhil Oxf. Fellow of Hertford. In History. From 1 August 2014 to 30 September 2017.

Medieval and Modern Languages: Simon Robert Kemp, BA Oxf, MPhil PhD Camb. Fellow of Somerville. In French. From 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2017.

Music: Robert James Henry Quinney, BA MPhil Camb. Fellow of New College. In Music. From 1 September 2014 to 31 August 2019.

Music: Laura Tunbridge, BA Oxf, MA Nott, MFA PhD Princeton. Fellow of St Catherine’s. In Music. From 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2017.

Philosophy: Ralf Michael Bader, BA Oxf, MLitt PhD St And. Fellow of Merton. In Philosophy. From 1 August 2014 to 30 September 2016.

Philosophy: John Santercole Gibbons, BA Evergreen State, PhD Brown. Fellow of St Hilda’s. In Philosophy. From 1 September 2014 to 31 August 2017.

Departmental Lecturer

Classics: Barnaby Luke Smith Taylor, BA MSt DPhil Oxf. In Latin Language and Literature. From 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015.

English: David Adam Barnes, BA Oxf, MA PhD QMUL. In English Literature (1900–present). From 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015.

English: Katherine Zieman, BA BMus Oberlin, PhD Berkeley. In English Literature (650–1550). From 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015.

History: Hannah-Louise Clark, BA Oxf, MA PhD Princeton. In Modern European and World History. From 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2017.

History: Mary Elisabeth Cox, BA Brigham Young, MSc LSE. In Social History. From 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2017.

History: Thomas Buster Hamilton, BA Camb, MSt Oxf. In Early Modern History. From 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015.

History: Camille Suzanne Mathieu, BA Williams, MA NYU, PhD Berkeley. In History of Art. From 1 September 2014 to 31 August 2015.

History: Sebastian Nicholas Page, BA MSt DPhil Oxf. In Modern United States History. From 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015.

History: Matthew Francis Walker, BA Oxf, MA PhD York. In History of Art. From 1 September 2014 to 31 August 2016.

History and Politics: Elisabeth Angela Helga Forster, MSt Oxf. In Modern Chinese History and Politics. From 1 October 2014 to 31 July 2016.

Medieval and Modern Languages: Zuzana Malá, MA PhD Charles. In Czech (with Slovak). From 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2017.

Medieval and Modern Languages: Sura Qadiri, BA MPhil PhD Camb. In French. From 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015.

Music: Mine Dogantan-Dack, BA Bo─čaziçi, MA MPhil PhD Columbia, MA Princeton. In Music. From 1 September 2014 to 31 August 2015.

Oriental Studies: Solomon George FitzHerbert, AM Harvard, MA SOAS, DPhil Oxf. In Tibetan and Himalayan Studies. From 1 September 2014 to 31 July 2015.

Oriental Studies: Leire Olabarria, BA Bilbao, MPhil Oxf. In Egyptology. From 1 October 2014 to 31 March 2015.

Philosophy: Brian Michael McElwee, MA Glas, MLitt PhD St And. In Moral Philosophy. From 1 September 2014 to 17 June 2016.

Theology and Religion: John Jarick, BA BTh Adelaide, PhD Melbourne. In Old Testament Studies. From 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015.

Theology and Religion: Donovan Orion Schaefer, BA British Columbia, MA MPhil PhD Syracuse. In Science and Religion. From 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2017.

Instructor

Oriental Studies: Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi, BA MA PhD Tehran, PhD Ottawa. In Persian. From 1 September 2014 to 31 August 2018.

Reappointments

With the approval of the Humanities Board, the following reappointments have been made.

Associate Professor

Classics: Christina Kuhn, MA Heidelberg, DPhil Oxf. Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall. In Ancient History. From 1 October 2014 to retirement.

Classics: Luke Victor Pitcher, MSt DPhil Oxf. Fellow of Somerville. In Classical Languages and Literature. From 1 October 2014 to retirement.

Classics: Peter Charles Nicholas Stewart, BA MPhil PhD Camb. Director of Classical Art Research Centre. Fellow of Wolfson. In Classical Art and Archaeology. From 1 October 2014 to retirement.

English: Rebecca Lucy Beasley, MA Berkeley, PhD Camb. Fellow of Queen’s. In English Literature. From 1 September 2014 to retirement.

English: Michèle Mendelssohn, BA Concordia, MPhil PhD Camb. Fellow of Mansfield. In English Literature. From 1 September 2014 to retirement.

History: Paul Robert Betts, BA Haverford, MA PhD Chicago. Professor of Modern European History. Fellow of St Antony’s. In Contemporary European History. From 1 October 2014 to retirement.

Medieval and Modern Languages: Benjamin Alexander Francis Bollig, BA Nott, MA PhD Lond. Fellow of St Catherine’s. In Spanish American Literature. From 1 October 2014 to retirement.

Oriental Studies: Mohamed-Salah Omri, MA PhD Washington. Fellow of St John’s. In Modern Arabic Language and Literature. From 1 September 2014 to retirement

Philosophy: Anil Daniel Gomes, BPhil DPhil Oxf. Fellow of Trinity. In Philosophy. From 1 October 2014 to retirement.

Philosophy: Hilary Greaves, BA Oxf, PhD Rutgers. Fellow of Somerville. In Philosophy. From 1 April 2015 to retirement.

Social Sciences

Freshfields Professorship of Commercial Law

Horst Eidenmüller, LLM Camb, Dr iur Dr iur habil Munich, Professor of Private Law, German, European and International Commercial and Corporate Law, Munich; Director, Munich Center for Dispute Resolution, and Director, Institute of International Law, Munich University, has been appointed to the Freshfields Professorship of Commercial Law in the Faculty of Law with effect from 1 January 2015. Professor Eidenmüller will be a fellow of St Hugh's.

Appointments

Professor Vanessa Berenguer-Rico, BS Dipl Barcelona, MSc PhD Carlos III de Madrid, Fellow of Mansfield. Associate Professor of Economics, Department of Economics. From 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2019.

Professor James Edwards, BCL MSt DPhil Oxf, MA Camb, BVC BPP Law School, Fellow of Worcester and Brasenose. Associate Professor of Law (CUF), Faculty of Law. From 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2019.

Professor Thomas Hale, MSc LSE, MA PhD Princeton, Fellow of St Antony’s. Associate Professor in Public Policy (Global Public Policy), Blavatnik School of Government. From 8 September 2014 to 7 September 2019.

Professor Jeremias Prassl, BA MSt DPhil Oxf, LLM Harvard, Fellow of Magdalen. Associate Professor of Law, Faculty of Law. From 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2019.

Professor D Hugh Whittaker, BA International Christian University, Tokyo, PhD Lond, Fellow of St Antony’s. Associate Professor in the Economy of Japan, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies. From 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2019.

Recognised Independent Centres

Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

Professor Martin Goodman, Professor of Jewish Studies and Fellow of Wolfson, has been appointed President of the centre from 1 July 2014.

Visiting Professorships

Humanities

The Humanities Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor in Philosophy on Professor Gail Fine, BA Michigan, MA PhD Harvard, Professor of Philosophy, Cornell, for a period of 5 years from 1 October 2014.

Medical Sciences

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Biomedical Engineering on G Clifford, BSc Exe, MA DPhil Oxf, MSc S'ton, for a period of 3 years from 1 September 2014.

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Neonatology on P Davis, MD, FRACP, for a period of 6 months from 1 March 2015.

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Integrated Physiology on J Johnson, PhD, for a period of 3 years from 1 September 2014.  

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Rheumatology on R Maini, BA MB BChir DSc Glas, FRCP, FRCP (Edin), FRS, for a further period of 5 years from 1 September 2014.

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Molecular Biophysics on S Phillips, BSc PhD Lond, for a further period of 5 years from 1 July 2014. 

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology on K Spitzer, BA MS Virginia, PhD New York, for a further period of 5 years from 28 August 2014.

Social Sciences

The Social Sciences Division has, on the recommendation of the Blavatnik School of Government, conferred the title of Visiting Professor on Professor Simon Wren-Lewis with effect from 1 October 2014 until 30 September 2017.

Graduate Awards and Prizes

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Musical and other Events

Harris Manchester

All recitals take place 1.30–2pm on Thursdays in the college chapel. Free admission; all welcome.

16 Oct: William Heywood (organ)

23 Oct: Edward Howell (organ)

30 Oct: Tim Lintern (tenor)

6 Nov: Charlotte Lynch (piano)

13 Nov: Terrence Crolley (organ)        

20 Nov: Matthew Drinkwater (piano)

27 Nov: HMC Talents – a recital by the members of Harris Manchester

4 Dec: Emma Gough (soprano) and Rachel Carruthers (piano)

Merton

Organ Festival 2014

The following events will take place in Merton chapel to celebrate the installation of the New Dobson Organ. Tickets: £12 from www.musicatoxford.com.

4pm, 11 Oct: Daniel Hyde. Music by Bach, Elgar, Widor and Germani

5.40pm, 15 Nov: Clive Driskill-Smith. Music by Harris, Bach and Vierne 

St Hilda's

Piano concert

8pm, 22 Nov: Pianist Clare Hammond will curate an evening of solo piano works and song to mark the centenary of Anglo-Polish composer Andrzej Panufnik's birth, preceded by a free pre-concert talk, at the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's. Tickets: £20/£15 (students £5) from Oxford Playhouse or www.ticketsoxford.com. Information: http://clarehammond.com/oxford.html.

St Stephen's House

The following events will take place at 7.30pm at St John the Evangelist church, 109A Iffley Road, unless otherwise noted. For information and tickets, see: www.sje-oxford.org/events.html.

1–19 Oct: Oxford Art Society Open Exhibition 2014. In the Cloister Gallery, SJE Arts (entry from Iffley Rd alongside St John the Evangelist Church), Mon–Sat 10am–4pm, Sun 12–4pm and during concert evenings.

4 Oct: Robyn Hitchcock

8pm, 10 Oct: Neil Cowley Trio Tour 'Touch and Flee'

11 Oct: Food of Love: A Feast of Shakespearean Song, City of Oxford Choir; musical director Duncan Aspden

16 Oct: Viv McLean (piano) with Adderbury Ensemble; Mozart's Piano Trio K502 and Schubert's Piano Trio in B flat. Free glass of wine

7pm, 18 Oct: Steve Hogarth – H Natural

19 Oct: The Schubert Project: Die Schöne Müllerin; Christoph Prégardien (tenor), Roger Vignoles (piano)

24 Oct: The Tallis Scholars; Peter Phillips, director

31 Oct: The Schubert Project: Aurora Orchestra; Nicholas Collon conductor, Allan Clayton (tenor) and Ensemble 45

Exhibitions

Pitt Rivers Museum

Admission, exhibitions and events free. Access via the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Further information: www.prm.ox.ac.uk.

Exhibitions

until 5 Oct: In the shadow of the pyramids

Special Events

until 11 Nov: First World War tours,

10am–4pm, 2 Oct: Old is the new young festival (at Oxford Town Hall),

1.30–4.30pm, Tuesdays, Oct–Dec: Crafternoon. Free but booking essential,

7–10pm, 21 Nov: Northern lights,

6.30–9.30pm: AfterHours,

    24 Oct: Java & Bali

    4 Dec: Folklore & storytelling

Saturday Spotlights

General interest gallery talks at 2.30pm. Suitable for adults and older children.

20 Sept: Iron here and there

15 Nov: Learning from the masters: recarving the Great Box

Still Sunday Mornings  

Every Sunday, 10–11.30am

Family Friendly Activities

Drop-in activities for children of all ages. An adult must accompany children at all activities.

Every Sunday, 2–4pm: Activity backpacks, sorting boxes, trails, colouring sheets and craft activities.

Saturdays, 1–4pm: Pitt Stops. Drop in sessions, for children aged 5+.

4 Oct: Round, round, get around

1 Nov: Good vibrations

6 Dec: Have yourself a shiny little Christmas

3 Jan: It’s a kind of magic

Thursdays, 10.30am–12.30pm, 2–4pm: Under 5 events

9 Oct: Animal antics

13 Nov: My little drum

11 Dec: Rockin’ reindeer

8 Jan: Feathered friends

1–4pm, 27–29 Oct: October half-term activities: Beauty and the beasts

20 Dec–4 Jan: Trail: 12 days of Christmas

Museum of the History of Science

Exhibitions

opens 14 Oct: Moonstruck

currently open: Marvellous Invention: Four Hundred Years of Logarithms

until 2 Nov: Geek is Good

Special Events

7pm, 20 Nov: People Power

710pm, 21 Nov: Supermoon

10am–5pm, 6 Dec: Geek Out!

Talks and Tours

3pm, 2 Nov: Geek is Good

3pm, 7 Dec: Director’s Choice

2.30pm, 20 Dec: Moon Dial