• Thursday 30 October 2014
  • NO. 5075
  • VOL. 145

Consultative Notices

Appointment of the next Vice-Chancellor


Professor Andrew Hamilton, FRS, completes his term in office as Vice-Chancellor in September 2016 and the Nominating Committee for the Vice-Chancellorship has now begun the process to identify his successor. The committee aims to propose a name to Council early in Trinity term 2015, following which a recommendation will be put to Congregation. The committee has appointed search consultants Perrett Laver to assist in the process.

Request for comments

To inform its early deliberations, the committee wishes to consult widely. In addition to seeking the views of, among others, departments and faculties, colleges and OUSU, the committee welcomes views from individual members of the collegiate University. If you would like to contribute, please send your comments to by 21 November

Further information

An advertisement for the post will appear in the Times Higher Education on 30 October 2014 with a closing date of 5 January 2015. The advertisement will also be placed in the Chronicle for Higher Education and the Economist. Further details, including information about how to apply, will be available on the University website once the consultation period has closed.

The committee’s members are the Chancellor (Lord Patten of Barnes) (chair); Ms Jayne Almond; Mr Nicholas Bamforth; Professor Alastair Buchan; Professor Eric Clarke; Professor Alex Halliday; Professor Paul Madden; Sir Jonathan Phillips; Professor Bill Roscoe; Professor Julian Savulescu; Professor Sir John Vickers; The Revd Dr Ralph Waller; Professor Sarah Whatmore; and Professor Ngaire Woods. The Senior Proctor is in attendance and the committee is supported by the Deputy University Secretary (Emma Rampton).

General Notices

Gazette distribution changes

From the start of Hilary term 2015, we are changing the way in which deliveries of the Gazette are managed. This also affects the other publications delivered alongside the Gazette.

What is changing?

An opt-in subscription service is now available at, where any member of University or college staff with an Oxford username (single sign-on account) can:

  • opt into receiving email notifications of new online issues of the Gazette, Blueprint, Oxford Today, the Oxford Magazine and/or the OUP Annual Report
  • opt into deliveries of printed editions of the Gazette, Blueprint, the Oxford Magazine and/or the OUP Annual Report, and choose their preferred delivery address from a list of all college or University buildings.

What do I need to do?

If you want to receive any print publications from the start of Hilary term, or any email alerts that you haven’t already signed up for, you must visit to set your preferences.

Further information

For further information see the full notice in Gazette No 5074, 23 October 2014, and the answers to frequently asked questions, please see


Social Sciences

Professor Niall Winters, BSc NUI, PhD Dub, Fellow of Kellogg, has been appointed Associate Professor of Learning and New Technologies, Department of Education, from 1 November 2014 to 31 October 2019.

Visiting Professorships

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Chemistry upon Ian Churcher, MA DPhil Oxf, Director of Computational and Structural Chemistry, GlaxoSmithKline, for a period of 3 years from 1 August 2014.

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor in Engineering Science upon Stephan Jefferis, MA, MEng Camb, MSc PhD Lond, for a period of 2 years from 1 September 2014.

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor in Computer Science upon Donald E Knuth, BS MS Case Institute of Technology, PhD Caltech, from 1 May 2014 until 30 September 2017.

Medical Sciences

The Medical Sciences Divisional Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Malaria Epidemiology upon Abdisalan M Noor, BSC Nairobi, PhD Open, PhD Oxf, Wellcome Trust Research Fellow in Epidemiology and Public Health, Head of Spatial Health Metrics Group, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Programme Director, INFORM (Information for Malaria) Project, for a period of 3 years from 23 September 2014.

The Medical Sciences Divisional Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Malaria Immunology upon Faith H A Osier, Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellow in Public Health and Tropical Medicine, MRC/DflD African Research Leader, for a period of 3 years from 23 September 2014.

Social Sciences

The Social Sciences Division has, on the recommendation of the Faculty of Law, reconferred the title of Visiting Professor on Denise Réaume for 3 years until 30 September 2017.

Graduate Awards and Prizes

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Musical and other Events

Ashmolean Museum

7–10.30pm, 31 Oct: Egyptomania! Egyptian dancing, family craft activities and Tut-tastic musical performances throughout the museum. Free.


6pm, Sun 2 Nov: A Solemn Requiem for All Souls will be sung to the setting by Victoria (1605), by the Magdalen Choir in the chapel. This is a service rather than a concert. Free; all are warmly invited. Early arrival advised.

10.55am, Sun 9 Nov: Mr Terry Waite, writer and former special envoy to the Archbishop of Canterbury, will preach a sermon for Remembrance Sunday at the Sung Eucharist in Magdalen chapel. The service begins with a Ceremony of Remembrance. All welcome. Early arrival advised.

St John's

Organ recital

Ulrich Walter will give an organ recital at 5.30pm on Saturday 8 November in the chapel, including works by Bach, Mozart and Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. Admission free.

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:

noon, 1 Nov: Oxford Lieder Family Concert: the Erlkings

1 Nov: Oxford Lieder closing concert

7pm, 2 Nov: Bampton Classical Opera: Maurice Greene’s Jeptha 

11am, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm, 8 Nov: four concerts on the same theme: A Dream of Germany: Music’s War-Torn World, 1914

8pm, 9 Nov: A Multitude of Voices: Sospiri

11 Nov: In Remembrance: Lyric Piano Trio. Pre-concert talk by Dr Jane Potter at 6.30pm

13 Nov: Patterns of Love: Voice Trio Tour

15 Nov: Blenheim Singers with Sabina Cvilak, soprano, and Colin Campbell, baritone

19 Nov: Looking East: Janice Watson, soprano, and Geoff Westley, piano

20 Nov: Beethoven Piano Trio: Viv McLean, piano, and Adderbury Ensemble

22 Nov: Dies Natalis: Corona Strings orchestra with Rebecca Evans, soprano

27 Nov: Beethoven Symphonies 1 and 5: Vicky Yannoula and George Lazaridis [postponed until 13 February 2015]

29 Nov: Baroque Praise: NewChoir with Corona Baroque Ensemble and James Brown, organ