Notices

  • Thursday 4 December 2014
  • NO. 5080
  • VOL. 145

Consultative Notices

Congregation Discussion on possible changes to Statute XII

The transcript of the Discussion in Congregation on possible changes to Statute XII was published in the Gazette of 27 November 2014. Further comments from members of the University are welcome and should be sent to sarah.thonemann@admin.ox.ac.uk by 5pm on 12 December.

Review of Estates Services

On behalf of Council and its committees, Professor Richard Hobbs will chair a review of Estates Services in Hilary term 2015. The terms of reference for the review are set out below. The review committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference. These should be sent to Ms Pamela Flood, University Offices, Wellington Square (email: pamela.flood@admin.ox.ac.uk), by 7 January.

Membership of the review panel

Chair: Professor Richard Hobbs, Primary Care Health Sciences

Academic Services and University Collections: Ms Laura How, Bodleian Libraries

Humanities Division: Professor Bjarke Frellesvig, Faculty Chair, Oriental Studies

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division: Professor Chris Grovenor, Head of Department, Materials

Medical Sciences Division: Professor Hugh Watkins, Head of Department, Radcliffe Department of Medicine

Social Sciences Division: Mr Calum Miller, Blavatnik School of Government

University Administration and Services: Mr Julian Duxfield, Director of Human Resources

Departmental Administrators: Ms Rosie Mortimer, Head of Administration, Chemistry

Colleges: Mr Bart Ashton, Domestic Bursar, Lady Margaret Hall

External: Mr Tony Sibthorpe, external member, Budget Subcommittee

Senior Proctor: Dr Kate Blackmon, Saïd Business School

Secretary: Ms Judith Finch, Planning and Resource Allocation Section

Secretary: Ms Pamela Flood, Planning and Resource Allocation Section

Terms of reference

The group will report its findings to Council via the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee and to Congregation via the Registrar.

The group will consider the following aspects of a service:

1. The scope of a service, identifying major elements. Review the strategy for delivery of the service, considering how such services are delivered elsewhere, and suggest areas for investment and for contraction over the coming years.

2. Review the locus of a service: which elements are delivered centrally and which locally in departments, and the implications of this for risk, cost and potential shared services.

3. The impact on service users; what level of service is being received; gaps or duplication in the delivery of the service. Consider the effect of interaction with other services.

4. Benchmarking against suitable organisations on key measures of performance including cost.

5. Review the cost and structure of staffing and benchmark this against similar services in other institutions.

6. Review duplication and gaps in provision, consider ways of working and outputs that are no longer required or add value; challenge incentives to localise and duplicate services.

7. Review whether the true costs of a service are understood and priced in a way that encourages good practice, while minimising the overall cost including transaction costs.

8. In light of the above, review the budgets of a service and consider whether changes are required. Review whether the service could be delivered at a lower cost.

General Notices

Gazette distribution arrangements

Publication dates

The final Gazette of Michaelmas term will be published on 11 December.

The first Gazette of Hilary term will be published on 15 January. The usual deadlines will apply.

Subscriptions from Hilary term

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 www.staffsubs.ox.ac.uk, 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 www.staffsubs.ox.ac.uk to set your preferences.

Further information

For further information see the full notice in Gazette No 5074, 23 October 2014, and for the answers to frequently asked questions, please see www.ox.ac.uk/gazette/subs.

Teaching Excellence Awards 2014

The Teaching Excellence Awards for 2013–14 were presented by the Vice-Chancellor at a reception at Rhodes House on 24 November. Introducing the event, the Vice-Chancellor spoke of the importance of acknowledging the dedicated work across the University both of teachers and of those whose technical and professional expertise, for instance in libraries, laboratories and computing, make an essential contribution to the support of learning by our students. In all, 39 awards were made this year by the Humanities, Social Sciences and MPLS Divisions, and there were also awards from the Department for Continuing Education, the Bodleian Libraries and from the OxTALENT award scheme, which recognises best practice in the use of IT in teaching. 15 of the awards were grants for the development of new courses or teaching resources. In addition, the event celebrated the achievement of the winners of this summer's OUSU Student-led Teaching Awards. The full list of awards and winners can be seen online at: www.ox.ac.uk/gazette/teachingawards.

Museum of the History of Science

Change to opening times

The Museum of the History of Science will change its opening hours from 2 January. From this date the opening times will become consistent across the week. The new opening hours will be Tuesday–Sunday, noon–5pm. The museum will be closed on Mondays as currently.

Appointments

Humanities

Professorship of the Study of the Abrahamic Religions

Anna Brechta Sapir Abulafia, MA LittD Camb, Cand PhD Amsterdam, Fellow, College Lecturer and Director of Studies in History, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, has been appointed to the Professorship of the Study of the Abrahamic Religions in the Faculty of Theology and Religion with effect from 1 April 2015. Dr Abulafia will be a fellow of Lady Margaret Hall.

Merton Professorship of English Literature

Lorna Hutson, MA DPhil Oxf, Alexander Berry Professor of English Literature, School of English, University of St Andrews, has been appointed to the Merton Professorship of English Literature in the Faculty of English Language and Literature with effect from 1 September 2016. Professor Hutson will be a fellow of Merton.

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Appointments

Associate Professor

With the approval of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board, the following appointments have been made:

Julien Berestycki, DEA ENSAE, PhD Paris VI, Fellow of Magdalen. In Probability and Statistics. From 1 June 2014 to 31 May 2019.

Dan Ciubotaru, BS MA Babeş-Bolyai, PhD Cornell, Fellow of Somerville. In Pure Mathematics. From 1 September 2014 to 31 August 2019.

Maarten De Vos, MSc PhD KU Leuven, Fellow of Kellogg. In Engineering Science (Biomedical Engineering). From 8 September 2014 to 7 September 2019.

Radek Erban, PhD Minnesota, RNDr Prague, Fellow of Merton. In Applied Mathematics. From 1 September 2014 to 31 August 2019.

Paul Goulart, BSc MSc MIT, PhD Camb, Fellow of St Edmund Hall. In Engineering Science (Control Engineering). From 22 September 2014 to 21 September 2019.

Nicholas Tosca, BSc Albany, MS PhD Stony Brook, Fellow of St Peter’s. Sackler–Clarendon Associate Professorship of Sedimentary Geology. From 1 September 2014 to 31 August 2019.

Matti Vihola, Lic MSc Tampere, DPhil Jyväskylä, Fellow of Mansfield. In Statistics. From 1 August 2014 to 31 July 2019.

Reappointments

Associate Professor

With the approval of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board, the following reappointments have been made:

Suzanne Aigrain, MSci Imp, MA Oxf, PhD Camb, Fellow of All Souls. Professor of Astrophysics. From 17 January 2015 to retirement.

Philip Blunsom, BEng PhD Melbourne, Fellow of St Hugh’s. In Computer Science (Information Systems). From 1 October 2014 to retirement.

Hanqing Jin, BA MPhil Nankai, PhD Hong Kong, Fellow of St Peter’s. In Mathematical Finance. From 1 October 2013 to retirement.

Andrew Ker, MA DPhil Oxf, Fellow of University College. In Computer Science (Security). From 1 September 2014 to retirement.

Alan Lauder, MSc Glas, MA Oxf, PhD Lond, Fellow of Hertford. In Mathematics. From 1 October 2013 to retirement.

David Lucas, MA DPhil Oxf, Fellow of Balliol. In Experimental Quantum Optics. From 1 October 2014 to retirement.

Colin Macdonald, BSc Acadia, MSc PhD Simon Fraser, Fellow of Oriel. From 1 October 2014 to retirement.

Budimir Rosic, MSc Dipl Ing Belgrade, PhD Camb, Fellow of St Anne’s. In Engineering Science (Turbomachinery). From 1 September 2014 to retirement.

Vlatko Vedral, BSc PhD Imp, Fellow of Wolfson. Professor of Quantum Information Science. From 1 June 2014 to retirement.

Sarah Waters, MA Camb, PhD Leeds. Professor of Applied Mathematics, Fellow of St Anne’s. From 18 November 2014 to retirement.   

Alfons Weber, MA Oxf, Dr rer nat Dipl Phys Aachen, Fellow of Pembroke. Professor of Physics. From 1 September 2014 to retirement.

Giulia Zanderighi, BSc Milan, MA Oxf, PhD Pavia, Fellow of Wadham. Professor of Physics. From 18 November 2014 to retirement.

Conferments of title

Associate Professor

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Divisional Board has conferred the title of Associate Professor on the following:

Harish Bhaskaran, Department of Materials

Kam Chana, Department of Engineering Science

Richard Cooper, Department of Chemistry

Bernardo Cuenca Grau, Department of Computer Science

Ivan Flechais, Department of Computer Science

Peter Gething, Department of Zoology

Michael Goldsmith, Department of Computer Science

Manus Henry, Department of Engineering Science

Felix Hofmann, Department of Engineering Science

Wei Huang, Department of Engineering Science

Stefan Kiefer, Department of Computer Science

Sergio Lozano-Perez, Department of Materials

Matthew McGilvray, Department of Engineering Science

Peter Minary, Department of Computer Science

Shabaz Mohammed, Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Colin O'Halloran, Department of Computer Science

Stanislav Živný, Department of Computer Science

Medical Sciences

Conferments of title

Associate Professor

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Associate Professor upon the following:

Naomi Allen, Nuffield Department of Population Health

Olaf Ansorge, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Charis Antoniades, Radcliffe Department of Medicine

Radu Aricescu, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Victoria Maria Bajo Lorenzana, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics

Stephen Baker, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Christian Becker,  Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

James Berkley, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Angie Bethel, Radcliffe Department of Medicine

Rafal Bogacz, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Maciej Boni, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Louise Bowman, Nuffield Department of Population Health

Holly Bridge, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Angela Brueggemann, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Veronica Buckle, Radcliffe Department of Medicine

Peter Bull, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Zameel Cader, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Elizabeth Carpenter, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Steven Chance, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Andrea Cipriani, Department of Psychiatry

Gary Collins, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences

Ben Cooper, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Jeremy Day, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Marella de Bruijn, Radcliffe Department of Medicine

Gabriele de Luca, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Lucy Dorrell, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Hal Drakesmith, Radcliffe Department of Medicine

Simon Draper, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Jonathan Emberson, Nuffield Department of Population Health

Andrew Farmery, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Charles Foster, Nuffield Department of Population Health

John Frater, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Tudor Fulga, Radcliffe Department of Medicine

Dominic Furniss, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences

Robert Gilbert, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Deborah Gill, Radcliffe Department of Medicine

Ron Gray, Nuffield Department of Population Health

Jonathan Grimes, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Esther Hammond, Department of Oncology

Maria-Andreia Hawkins, Department of Oncology

Richard Haynes, Nuffield Department of Population Health

Ling-Pei Ho, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Leanne Hodson, Radcliffe Department of Medicine

Jennifer Hollowell, Nuffield Department of Population Health

Jemma Hopewell, Nuffield Department of Population Health

Peter Horby, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Nicole Horwood, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences

Jim Hughes, Radcliffe Department of Medicine

Astrid Iversen, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Andrew Judge, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences

Ed Juszczak, Nuffield Department of Population Health

Anne Kiltie, Department of Oncology

Morten Kringelbach, Department of Psychiatry

Kristine Krug, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics

Bethan Lang, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Daniel Lasserson, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences

Ming Lei, Department of Pharmacology

Belinda Lennox, Department of Psychiatry

Sarah Lewington, Nuffield Department of Population Health

Cecilia Lindgren, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Ji-Long Liu, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics

Louise Locock, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences

Gerton Lunter, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Craig Lygate, Radcliffe Department of Medicine

Valentine Macaulay, Department of Oncology

Paul McGale, Nuffield Department of Population Health

Clare Mackay, Department of Psychiatry

Margaret Mackinnon, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Enda McVeigh, Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Erika Mancini, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Adam Mead, Radcliffe Department of Medicine

Rachel Midgley, Department of Oncology

Tom Milne, Radcliffe Department of Medicine

David Mole, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Catherine Molyneux, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Chris Murphy, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences

Eric O'Neill, Department of Oncology

Katherine Owens, Radcliffe Department of Medicine

Aris Papageorghiou, Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Daniel Paris, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Kyle Pattinson, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Stuart Peirson, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Sarah Pendlebury, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Catherine Porcher, Radcliffe Department of Medicine

John Powell, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences

Kazem Rahimi, Radcliffe Department of Medicine

Charles Redwood, Radcliffe Department of Medicine

Jan Rehwinkel, Radcliffe Department of Medicine

Matthew Robson, Radcliffe Department of Medicine

Afsie Sabokbar, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences

Tatjana Sauka-Spengler, Radcliffe Department of Medicine

Jurgen Schneider, Radcliffe Department of Medicine

Ricky Sharma, Department of Oncology

Christian Siebold, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Katja Simon, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Adrian Smith, Nuffield Department of Population Health

Richard Stevens, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences

Madalena Tarsounas, Department of Oncology

George Tofaris, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Damian Tyler, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics

Hans Uhlig, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Fiona Walter, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences

Dagan Wells, Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Heiman Wertheim, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Lisa White, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Richard Williams, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences

Christopher Winearls, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Mark Woolrich, Department of Psychiatry

Sarah Wordsworth, Nuffield Department of Population Health

Krina Zondervan, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Visiting Professorships

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board

Conferments of title

John Wettlaufer, BSc Puget Sound, PhD Washington, A M Bateman Professor of Geophysics, Mathematics and Physics, Yale Climate and Energy Institute. Visiting Professor in Mathematics. From 1 November 2014 for 3 years.

Reconferments of title

Julian Barbour, BA Camb, PhD Cologne. Visiting Professor in Physics. From 1 September 2014 for 3 years.

Nicholas I M Gould, BA DPhil Oxf. Visiting Professor in Numerical Optimisation. From 1 September 2014 for 3 years.

David Keen, BSc Lond, PhD Oxf. Visiting Professor in Physics. From 1 November 2014 for 3 years.

John Singleton, BA DPhil Oxf. Visiting Professor in Physics. From 1 August 2014 for 3 years.

Keiichi Torimitsu, MSc PhD Keio. Visiting Professor in Physics. From 1 January 2015 for 3 years.

Edmund Wilson, BA MA Oxf. Visiting Professor in Physics. From 1 January 2015 for 3 years.

Stafford Withington, BEng Brad, PhD Manc. Visiting Professor in Astrophysics. From 1 October 2014 for 3 years.

Musical and other Events

Botanic Garden

Crafty Christmas

11am–1pm, Sat 13 Dec, Botanic Garden Conservatory: Make mini Christmas wreaths and decorations from natural materials; hang some on our tree and take some home with you. Drop-in session, free with entry to the garden.