29 April 2021 - No 5310

Oxford University Gazette, Vol 151, No 5310 - 29 April 2021

Council & Main Committees

The Vice-Chancellor reports that the following names have been added to the Register of Congregation:

  • Fuller, T P, Public Affairs Directorate
  • Jeyaretna, S, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Congregation: 10 June



Committees reporting to Council or one of its main committees

  • Nominating Committee for the Vice-Chancellorship
  • Buildings and Estates Subcommittee
  • Curators of the University Libraries

Other Committees and University Bodies

  • Pool for constituting Panels under Statute XII
  • Delegacy for Nomination of Candidates for Ecclesiastical Benefices
  • Panel for constituting the Visitatorial Board under Statute XII Part C

Divisional Boards 

  • Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board
  • Medical Sciences Board 
  • Social Sciences Board 

Faculty Boards

  • Board of the Faculty of Classics
  • Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature
  • Board of the Faculty of History
  • Board of the Faculty of Music
  • Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies
  • Board of the Faculty of Theology and Religion

Details are in ‘Elections’ section below

¶ Business in Congregation is conducted in accordance with Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002 (https://governance.admin.ox.ac.uk/legislation/congregation-regulations-2-of-2002). A printout of these regulations, or of any statute or other regulations, is available from the Council Secretariat on request. A member of Congregation seeking advice on questions relating to its procedures, other than elections, should contact Mrs R Thomas at the University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: (2)80317; email rebecca.thomas@admin.ox.ac.uk); questions relating to elections should be directed to the Elections Officer, Ms S L S Mulvihill (telephone: (2)80463; email: elections.office@admin.ox.ac.uk).

While COVID-19 working restrictions remain in place, any notice that needs to be given to the Registrar in writing should be sent by email to registrar@admin.ox.ac.uk. Notices sent to the University Offices may not be received.


Gazette publication arrangements

Since Trinity term 2020 the Gazette has been published online only as a result of office and printer closures.

It has now been decided by GPC and by Council that print production will not resume when COVID-19-related lockdowns end.

The Gazette will continue to be published online on Thursday mornings according to its usual schedule. It will also be printed in a limited run for libraries, archives and paid subscribers. These arrangements will be announced once libraries are open again.

University of Oxford Staff Pension Scheme (OSPS)

Two vacancies exist for Trustee Directors for the University of Oxford Staff Pension Scheme (OSPS). For further information please contact the scheme secretary (lee.spithray@lawdeb.com) before 14 May. Information on the role of Trustee Directors is available at https://finance.admin.ox.ac.uk/osps-trustees. Candidates for the vacancies will be put forward by the scheme secretary, having consulted the Chair, for approval by the University’s appointing body.


Colleges, Halls and Societies

Harris Manchester

Special Lecture

Alan Rusbridger will lecture at 5pm on 4 May online, with an introduction by Professor Jane Shaw. All welcome. More information: kate.wilson@hmc.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: The 200th anniversary of the Guardian

Colleges, Halls and Societies


St Hilda’s

Dorothea Mary Brandes (née Stanyon), 13 March 2021; 1946. Aged 93.
Audrey Jean Pine, 24 February 2021; 1957. Aged 88.
Ann Rycraft (née Marshall), 9 December 2020; 1958. Aged 81.

Elections: 10 June

Call for nominations

Please note: in the lists below, the names listed are simply those of the persons currently in office, whose terms of office are now coming to a close (thereby prompting all the vacancies now advertised for election).

Call for nominations

The nomination period for the elections below will close at 4pm on 13 May. For further information, please contact elections.office@admin.ox.ac.uk.


  • One member of Congregation elected by Congregation from members of the faculties in the Divisions of Humanities and of Social Sciences, to serve until the start of MT 2025 [vice Professor Geraldine Johnson].

  • One member of Congregation elected by Congregation from members of the faculties in the Divisions of Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences and of Medical Sciences, to serve until the start of MT 2025 [vice Professor Tim Coulson]
  • One member of Congregation, not necessarily being members of any division and not in any case being nominated in a divisional capacity, who shall be elected by Congregation, to serve until the start of MT 2025 [vice Mr Richard Ovenden]



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St Giles’ Parish Rooms for hire. Ideally located close to the city centre at 10 Woodstock Rd OX2 6HT. There is a main hall and a meeting room that can be hired together or separately, and full kitchen facilities. For enquiries regarding availability and to arrange a site visit, contact Meg Peacock, Benefice Manager: 07776 588712 or sgsm.benefice.manager@gmail.com.



ResearchProfessional.com is an online research funding opportunities database and alerting service. The University has a sitewide licence, so it is freely accessible to anyone with an ox.ac.uk email address. Find out more about ResearchProfessional.com, including user guides and training sessions, on the Research Services website (www.admin.ox.ac.uk/researchsupport/findfunding/rp).


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Interested in using an app to help you buy healthier foods when shopping? We’re looking for healthy adults with a smartphone, who would like to improve their diet. The study involves using an app to help you make healthier choices when buying at a supermarket. Interested? Call University of Oxford: 01865 617191 or email swapshop@phc.ox.ac.uk.


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The Oxford University Newcomers’ Club at the University Club, 11 Mansfield Rd, OX1 3SZ, welcomes partners of visiting scholars, of graduate students and of academic and administrative members of the University. We offer information and the opportunity to meet others socially. Due to Covid restrictions we are currently meeting for virtual coffee via Zoom every Wednesday 10.30–12.00. Our events programme includes tours of colleges, museums and other places of interest. Term-time activities include Newcomers’ Toddler Group (aged 0-4), Book Group, Conversation Group, Choir, Garden Group, Antiques Group, Exploring Oxfordshire and an Opportunities in Oxford careers group. Please note Toddler Group and Choir are temporarily suspended due to Covid regulations. Other groups/events are continuing virtually or following government guidelines. Web: http://www.newcomers.ox.ac.uk. Email: newcomers@ox.ac.uk

Oxford Research Staff Society (OxRSS) is run by and for Oxford research staff. It provides researchers with social and professional networking opportunities, and a voice in University decisions that affect them. Membership is free and automatic for all research staff employed by the University of Oxford. For more information and to keep up to date, see: web: www.oxrss.ox.ac.uk; Facebook: http://fb.me/oxrss; Twitter: @ResStaffOxford; mailing list: researchstaff-subscribe@maillist.ox.ac.uk.

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Sell your unwanted books at competitive prices. If you need extra space or are clearing college rooms, a home or an office, we would be keen to quote for books and CDs. Rare items and collections of 75 or more wanted if in VG condition; academic and non-academic subjects. We can view and collect. Contact Graham Nelson at History Bookshop Ltd on 01451 821660 or sales@historybookshop.com.

Antiques wanted and for sale – quality antiques such as furniture, fire guards, grates and related items, silver, pictures, china and objets d’art. Please contact Greenway Antiques of Witney, 90 Corn Street, Witney OX28 6BU on 01993 705026 or 07831 585014 or email jean_greenway@hotmail.com.

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Independent Pensions and Financial Advice. Austin Chapel Independent Financial Advisers LLP provide bespoke pensions and financial advice to staff working for the University of Oxford. We provide Annual Allowance and Lifetime Allowance pension tax mitigation advice and calculations. In addition, we can provide projections of future pension benefits to ensure your retirement plans are on course to meet your retirement income requirements. We also offer an independent investment review service to help ensure that your investment portfolio still meets your current attitude to risk and is tax efficient. The initial meeting can be held at your workplace, home or our central Oxford offices. There is no cost for the initial meeting. For more information contact Gary O'Neill on 01865 304094 or email gary.oneill@austinchapel.co.uk.


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Visiting academics welcomed as paying guests for short or long stays in comfortable home of retired academic couple. Situated in quiet, leafy close in north Oxford within easy distance of main University buildings, town centre, river, shops and restaurants. Rooms have free TV, Wi-Fi, refrigerator, microwave, kettle, tea, coffee, central heating. Linen, cleaning, breakfast all included in the very moderate terms. Email: DVL23@me.com.

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Shortlet studios for singles or couples needing clean, quiet self-catering accommodation for weeks or months. Handy for High St (town, colleges), Cowley Rd (shops, restaurants), University sportsground (gym, pool), Oxford Brookes campuses, buses (London, airports, hospitals). Modern, self-contained, fully furnished including cooking and laundry facilities, en-suite bathroom, Wi-Fi broadband, TV/DVD/CD, central heating, cleaning and fresh linen weekly. Off-road parking for cars and bikes. Taxes and all bills included. Enquiries: stay@oxfordbythemonth.com.


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