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Heads of Oxford University Clinical Academic Departments are invited to make recommendations for appointments to Litchfield Lecturerships with title for the academic year  1 October 2020 – 30 September 2021. The closing date will be 31 January 2020.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please read the information below and consult with your Head.

Litchfield Lecturerships with title 2020-21

The Medical Sciences Board administers the trust and currently appoints one or more distinguished persons to deliver a Litchfield Lecture in Oxford each year.  Litchfield Lecturerships with title are for a one week residential appointment.  The lecturers are required by the board to give one lecture, the Litchfield Lecture, as part of the appointment.  The sponsoring department will be responsible for making arrangements for the Lecturer’s visit and for the organisation of the Litchfield Lecture.  The lecture should provide clinical instruction in Oxford for members of the University, such as would be of profit to clinical students as well as to advanced students in that field.  No other stipulations are laid down. The lecturer will receive an honorarium of £600, plus travel and subsistence expenses within the normal university maxima (  Please note that payments made to some lecturers (in particular those working in the UK) may be subject to income tax and National Insurance deductions.  
Applications will be considered by a panel appointed by the Medical Sciences Board.  The panel will take the level of available funding into account before making its recommendations.  Subsistence expenses vary considerably between appointments: there are no costs to the Trust if the lecturer stays with a member of the department, and college accommodation is much cheaper than hotel accommodation.  It is therefore essential that nominations include an estimate of the probable subsistence expenses to assist the divisional board in the allocation of the available funds.  Applications will not be accepted without this information.
Formal invitations to take up appointments will be sent from the Medical School, but heads of departments are asked to make unofficial soundings before making an application to find out whether the nominees would be available and are willing to accept an appointment.
Nominations (including supporting particulars, a brief cv and estimate of costs) for appointments to Litchfield Lecturerships with title should be sent to Laura Morgan by no later than 31 January 2020.  If you wish to make more than one nomination, please rank each candidate in order of priority.

Litchfield Lecturerships without title 2019-20

Litchfield Lecturerships without title are for the giving of a single lecture and will fund the cost of overnight accommodation (if required) and travel costs.  The lecture should provide clinical instruction in Oxford for members of the University, such as would be of profit to clinical students as well as to advanced students in that field.  The lecturer will receive an honorarium of £200 and reasonable travel and subsistence costs of up to £600, and within the normal University maxima.
Heads of departments may submit recommendations for the appointment of Litchfield Lecturers without title at any time in the current academic year.  Nevertheless, the funds available are limited and it has been decided that applications should be approved on a first-come, first-served basis until the allocation is exhausted.  Retrospective applications will not be accepted. Applications should include a brief CV or outline of the academic activities/current post of the proposed lecturer and details of proposed visit (including dates if possible at this stage).
For both types of lecturerships, the visitor should complete a University travelling expenses and subsistence claim form and return it to Laura Morgan in the Medical School Office, with all the relevant receipts as soon as possible after the lecture has been given.  The form must be signed by the lecturer and must include his/her National Insurance Number or details of their nationality if they do not have one.  Arrangements will then be made for the payment of the expenses and the honorarium.   

Applications for nominations should be sent to Laura Morgan, Medical School Office, Academic Centre, Level 2, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9DU or by  e-mail: