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No 6173

Wednesday 6 January 2010

Vol cxl No 14

pp. 445–456

College Notices

Clare College


Clare College is seeking to appoint a Director of Music from September 2010 to succeed Tim Brown. Under Tim Brown’s direction over 31 years the Chapel choir has established an international reputation through its weekly services, concerts, recordings, broadcasts, and overseas tours.

The successful candidate will direct the Chapel choir and sustain the rich instrumental and vocal musical life of the College. He or she will have teaching experience, academic and intellectual interests, and a professional profile beyond work with the choir, and will be willing to contribute in a positive and active way to the College.

The Director of Music will be offered a Fellowship of the College, and a stipend in the range of £32,458 to £47,666 a year.

A full job description and application form are available on the College website ( The closing date for applications is 1 February 2010. Interviews will be held on 16 March 2010.

Darwin College


The annual College Lecture Series, on the theme of Risk, will take place on Fridays, at 5.30 p.m., in the Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue. All are welcome. Each lecture will be preceded by a visual display of art, poetry, and film responding to the theme of Risk.

15 JanuaryRisk: trying to quantify our uncertainty, by Professor David Spiegelhalter, University of Cambridge

22 JanuaryRisk: science and the media, by Dr Ben Goldacre, The Guardian

29 JanuaryRisk and the brain: the neural basis of decision making under uncertainty, by Professor John O’Doherty, Trinity College Dublin

5 FebruaryRisk and government: the architectonics of blame-avoidance, by Professor Christopher Hood, University of Oxford

12 FebruaryRisk and humanities, by Professor Mary Beard, University of Cambridge

19 FebruaryRisk, security, and terrorism, by Professor Lucia Zedner, University of Oxford

26 FebruaryRisk and natural catastrophes, by Professor Mark Bailey, Armagh Observatory

5 MarchRisk and (human-induced) climate change, by Professor Bob Watson, University of East Anglia

Newnham College

The following elections have been made, with effect from 1 October 2009:

Elected into a Professorial Fellowship:

A. Jennifer Morton, M.A., N, Ph.D., Otago

Elected into a Bye-Fellowship:

Wai Yi Feng, M.Math., Oxford, M.Phil., Ph.D., N

Selwyn College


Under the terms of a bequest by the late H. T. Bowman, applications are invited from former pupils of Nottingham High School for an annual Scholarship tenable at Selwyn College, Cambridge. The Bowman Scholarship is intended to assist with the fees and maintenance of a former member of Nottingham High School who wishes to read for an advanced degree of the University of Cambridge or for the B.A. Degree as an affiliated student; or whose undergraduate course entails a fourth year of study for which the public funding element is not available. The Scholarship is tenable for one year but in certain circumstances may be renewed for a further one or two years. In determining its value the College Council will take into account any other emoluments received by the Bowman Scholar, but it is not expected that it will ordinarily exceed £5,000 a year.

Application forms may be obtained from The Senior Tutor, Selwyn College, Cambridge, CB3 9DQ, or via email (

The closing date for applications is 15 February.

Sidney Sussex College


The College wishes to appoint a committed teacher and active researcher to the Osborn Fellowship and College Lectureship in Medieval History and Culture with effect from 1 September 2010. The Fellowship has been instituted to ensure the continuity of research and teaching in Early Medieval (including late Antiquity) History and Culture in the College. The person appointed will be expected to teach for 240 hours over the course of the academical year, and to share responsibility for the Direction of Studies in History and/or Classics.

The post is a fixed-term appointment for a period of five years. The initial stipend will be on a scale ranging from point 32 to point 45 on the University’s single salary spine (£22,101 to £32,458 a year, correct as at 1 October 2009). Salary progression within this range is discretionary. The position is pensionable under the Universities Superannuation Scheme.

The Osborn Fellow will be a member of the Governing Body of the College. He or she will have a teaching room in College and will enjoy the usual amenities of a Fellowship. Residential accommodation may be available in College.

An application form for the post, and further particulars about this Fellowship, may be obtained from the College website ( Anyone wishing to have an informal conversation about the Fellowship is welcome to contact the Senior Tutor, Mr Max Beber (tel. 01223 338847, email In addition, Professor McKitterick ( may be contacted for further information about the History undergraduate course at Cambridge, and other subject related matters.

Applications are due by 31 January 2010.

The College is an equal opportunities employer.

St Edmund’s College


Professor Brian Loasby, Emeritus and Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, will deliver the third in a series of biennial lectures in memory of the late Professor G. L. S. Shackle, entitled Uncertainty and imagination, illusion and order: Shackleian connections, on Thursday, 4 March, at 5 p.m., in Lecture Room LG17, Faculty of Law, West Road.

Entry is free and all are welcome. There will be a reception and bookstall following the lecture. Further information can be found on the College website:

Trinity College


The Clark Lectures for the Lent Term 2010 will be given by Professor Clive Scott, Professor of European Literature, University of East Anglia, on Translation and the resurrection of reading. All are welcome.

The lectures will take place at 5 p.m., in the Winstanley Lecture Room, Trinity College (directions from Trinity College Great Gate Porter’s Lodge), on the following Wednesdays:

20 JanuaryReading and translation

27 JanuaryReading: voice and rhythm

3 FebruaryReading and the ambient (1)

10 FebruaryReading and the ambient (2)