• Thursday 18 January 2018
  • NO. 5191
  • VOL. 148

Consultative Notices

Permanent Private Hall Supervisory Committee

Review of Regent's Park College

The Permanent Private Hall (PPH) Supervisory Committee, which is appointed by Education Committee, has regulatory, monitoring and reporting functions in relation to the Permanent Private Halls. Under the University's agreement with the halls each of them is to be reviewed in turn over a period of six years. On 14 May the committee will conduct a review of Regent's Park College. The review will focus on issues coming within the PPH Supervisory Committee's terms of reference. These may be found here:

The PPH Supervisory Committee would welcome written comments on any matters falling within the terms of reference. Written comments should be sent to the Secretary to the PPH Supervisory Committee, Rebecca Ehata, Education Policy Support, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (email:, by 20 April.

University Preachers


The original listing of the sermon to be given by Professor Judith Champ, DDS, Oscott College, gave the incorrect venue. Professor Champ will deliver the Sermon on the Grace of Humility at 5.30pm on Sunday, 11 February, at Balliol.

General Notices

Revised EJRA Procedure

Following the report of the EJRA Review Group in 2017 ( and the decision of Congregation in May 2017 to make changes to Statute XIV and Council Regulations 3 of 2004 to enact the recommendations that the age of the EJRA be increased by one year to 30 September preceding the 69th birthday and that the coverage be limited to those in grade 8 and above, Council has approved a revised EJRA policy and procedure, which has been published on the Personnel Services website (

The revised extensions procedure will apply to future applications for extended employment, with immediate effect. Those considering submitting an application are reminded that the deadline for applications is now normally two years prior to the EJRA date.

Supporting guidance on retirement and revised forms in support of the extensions procedure are currently being prepared and will be published shortly.



Merton Professorship of English Language and Literature

Helen Small, BA (Hons) Victoria New Zealand, PhD Camb, Professor of English Literature, Faculty of English Language and Literature, and Jonathan and Julia Aisbitt Fellow in English Literature, Pembroke, has been appointed to the Merton Professorship of English Language and Literature in the Faculty of English Language and Literature with effect from 1 October 2018. Professor Small will be a fellow of Merton.

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Professorship of Mathematical Finance

Rama Cont, MSc Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris, MSc Habil Paris VI, PhD Paris XI, Diplom Ecole Polytechnique Paris, Professor of Mathematics and Chair in Mathematical Finance, Imperial College London, has been appointed to the Professorship of Mathematical Finance in the Mathematics Institute with effect from 1 July 2018. Professor Cont will be a fellow of St Hugh's.

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:

Blavatnik Professorship of Government and Public Policy

  Appointed by
Rector of Exeter, Pro-Vice-Chancellor The Vice-Chancellor1
Warden of Nuffield ex officio
Professor B Ansell Nuffield
Dr K Weaver    Council 
Warden of Keble  Council 
Professor S Whatmore  Social Sciences Division
Dean of Blavatnik School of Government Blavatnik School of Government 
Professor P Culpepper Blavatnik School of Government 
Professor R Henderson Blavatnik School of Government 

Revised composition of an Electoral Board

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

Wykeham Professorship of Ancient History

  Appointed by
Master of St Catherine's (in the chair) Vice-Chancellor1
Warden of New College ex officio
Professor K O'Brien Humanities Division
Dr S Cuomo Classics Faculty 
Professor T Reinhardt Classics Faculty 
Professor J Smith  History Faculty
Professor K Clarke  Council 
Professor R Osborne Council 
Professor N Purcell Council 
Professor R Thomas Council 
Professor A Meadows New College 

1Appointed by the Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Statute IX, Sect 10 and 11.

Musical and other Events


Musical Society concerts

The following concerts take place at 8.30pm on Sundays in the hall, unless otherwise noted. Free. All welcome. More information:

21 Jan: Antonio Galera Lopez, piano: Granados, Chopin, de Falla

4 Feb: Anna Dennis, soprano, Emma Abbate, piano: Schumann, Debussy, Respighi, Mussorgsky, Britten

9 Feb, Lecture Room 23: Endellion lecture recital: additional concert (more details to come)

18 Feb: Members' Concert: works by Balliol members and friends

4 Mar: Sean Shibe, guitar: Bach, Villa-Lobos



All recitals will be held at 1.10pm in the Pichette Auditorium. Free.

23 Jan: Henry Chandler, violin, Guy Newbury, piano: Szymanowski, Strauss

30 Jan: George Needham, piano: Schubert

6 Feb: Johanna Harrison, soprano, Guy Newbury, piano: Vivaldi, JS Bach, Ireland, Gurney, Debussy, Poulenc

13 Feb: Nicola Harrison, mezzo-soprano and reciter, and friends: jazz trio

20 Feb: Sofia Kirwan-Baez, soprano, Alexander Wilson, piano: Debussy, Britten, de Falla

27 Feb: Ken-Ee Choong, piano, Katalin Oldland, violin: JS Bach, Brahms, Rachmaninov

6 Mar: Sydney Gagliano, viola

St Hilda's

Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

The following events will take place at 7.30pm in the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, unless otherwise noted. More information and to register:

1.15pm, 18 Jan: St Hilda’s Lunchtime Recital Series

20 Jan: Opera performance composed by Toby Young, live-streamed via our website; pre-concert talk at 6.45pm

6pm, 22 Jan: Composer talk with Steven Montague as part of the LHN series; livestreamed via our website

11.30am and 2pm, 30 Jan: Moving Music for people living with dementia

4 Feb: Percussion Cushion Concerts with Rozzy and Mr Cello: 10am/11am under 5s; noon over 5s

7 Feb: Soloists of Explore Ensemble perform in Rendezvous I: 'Space-time', livestreamed via our website, as part of the LHN series; composer talk by John Croft at 6pm

17 Feb: Zoe Rahman performs songs from her new album Dreamland, live-streamed via our website; pre-concert talk at 6.45pm

5.30pm, 19 Feb: DANSOX presents a film of Lynne Wake’s New Wave Ballet

20 Feb: Steven Isserlis and Alexander Melnikov: contemporary Russian works

5.30pm, 1 Mar: Alastair Macaulay gives a DANSOX talk on Fred Astaire

4 Mar: Sir Robert Mayer's Concert features music from the Millbrook Ensemble: 2.30pm under 5s; 4pm over 5s

6pm, 13 Mar: Composer talk with Marco Donnarumma as part of the LHN series; livestreamed via our website

6pm, 14 Mar: the JdP's MASH New Music Marathon with Ensemble Isis: works by Howard Skempton and Marco Donnarumma; livestreamed via our website

St Stephen's House

SJE Arts

The following events will be held at St John the Evangelist church, 109A Iffley Road. More information and tickets: or 01865 613507.

19 Jan: SJE Arts Next Generation Series: Ducasse Trio, clarinet, violin, piano: Khatchaturian, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Bartók

24 Jan: Angela Hewitt, piano: JS Bach: The Well-tempered Clavier, Book I