• Thursday 5 October 2017
  • NO. 5180
  • VOL. 148


Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Savilian Professorship of Geometry

Frances Clare Kirwan, BA Camb, DPhil Oxf, Professor of Mathematics, Mathematical Institute, and Billmeir-Septcentenary Fellow and Tutor in Mathematics, Balliol, has been appointed to the Savilian Professorship of Geometry in the Mathematical Institute with effect from 1 January 2018. Professor Kirwan will be a fellow of New College.

Graduate Awards and Prizes

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Musical and other Events


Balliol Musical Society Concerts

The following concerts will take place at 8.30pm on Sundays in Balliol Hall. Admission free; all welcome.

15 Oct: Martino Tirimo, piano: Debussy, Schubert

5 Nov: Anne Schwanewilms, soprano

12 Nov: The Endellion String Quartet: Haydn, Shostakovich, Beethoven

26 Nov: Balliol Members’ Concert: members of the Balliol College Musical Society and their friends: Wesendonk, Wagner, Wolf, Strauss, Mahler

Faculty of Music

7.30pm, 12 Oct: English Touring Opera will present Dardanus at the Sheldonian Theatre. More information and tickets:

4pm, 30 Oct: Composer Speaks Series – Edward Hughes will reflect on his Brighton Festival 2016 commission/collaboration with filmmaker Lizzie Thynne. Free and open to all

6pm, 3 Nov: Ensemble Isis will perform the music of Judith Weir, Master of the Queen's Music, and works by student composers at the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building. Free and open to all

7.30pm, 15 Nov: The Prince Regent’s Band will perform at the Holywell Music Room: Ewald, Glazunov, Böhme. Tickets on the door

7.30pm, 24 Nov: The Villiers Quartet, in their final year of the Radcliffe chamber music residency, will perform at the Holywell Music Room: Haydn, Fricker, Dvoƙák . More information and tickets:

1.30pm, 30 Nov: Pianist Richard Casey will give a solo piano workshop with student composers in the Faculty of Music's Ensemble Room. Free and open to all

6pm, 30 Nov: Andrew Scheps will talk about his career as a Grammy Award-winning producer/engineer. Free and open to all


Pembroke Music Society

The following recitals will take place at 1.10pm in the Pichette Auditorium and last 30–40 minutes. Free.

10 Oct: Leo Appel, violin, Guy Newbury, piano: Mendelssohn, Brahms, Prokofiev  

17 Oct: Katalin Oldland, violin, Guy Newbury, piano: Mozart, Schumann; Ken-Ee Choong, piano: Chopin  

24 Oct:  Had we but world enough and time: Nicola Harrison, narrator, Tom Harrison, alto saxophone, Paul Jefferies, bass, Martin Pickett, piano

26 Oct: Stella Maris Trio: Victoria Armillotta, soprano, Iryna Ilnytska, mezzo-soprano, Sam Baker, piano: Handel, Gluck, Bellini, Offenbach

31 Oct: Danae Eleni, soprano, Guy Newbury, piano: Mozart, Donizetti, Massenet, Brahms, Berg, Poulenc

7 Nov: Charlotte Badham, mezzo-soprano, Rachel Fright, piano: American and Spanish song   

13 Nov: Henry Chandler, violin, Guy Newbury, piano: Szymanowski, Gluck, Wagner, Beethoven  

21 Nov: Aditi Kar, soprano, Guy Newbury, piano: Bellini, Mozart, Debussy    

28 Nov: Jaymee Coonjobeeharry, flute, Frederic Bager, piano: Boulez


Queen's College Choir

The following events will take place at 7.30pm in the chapel, unless otherwise noted. More information:

11 Nov: Loss and Lamentation: A Concert for Remembrance including the Howells Requiem: Ramsey, Elgar, Taverner and Walton

25 Nov, University Church: Handel's Messiah: Louise Wayman, Esther Brazil, Peter Harris, Giles Underwood

15 Dec: Carols from Queen's

Eglesfield Musical Society

The following events will take place at 1.30pm on Saturdays in the Shulman Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. Free with retiring collection.

14 Oct: Cheryl Tan, piano solo

21 Oct, chapel: Bernadette Johns, mezzo, Fleur Smith, soprano, and David Bednall, harpsichord

28 Oct: George Needham, piano solo

4 Nov: Mats and Leif Lidström, cello with piano accompaniment

2pm, 11 Nov: Leo Appel, violin with piano accompaniment by Julian Trevelyan

18 Nov: David Palmer, piano solo

25 Nov: Passepartout duo: Nicoletta Favari and Christopher Salvito

Organ Recital Series

The following events will take place at 1.10pm on Wednesdays in the chapel. Free with retiring collection.

11 Oct: Alexey Schmitov, Moscow Conservatoire

18 Oct: Timothy Hone, York Minster

25 Oct: James Fellows

1 Nov: Peter Barley, St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin

8 Nov: Marina Omelchenko, Moscow Catholic Cathedral

15 Nov: George Parsons

22 Nov: David Ponsford

29 Nov: Andrew Benson-Wilson