User talk:Jonathan A Jones

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You maybe interested in the Article Rescue Squadron[edit]

Barnstar search rescue.png Hello, Jonathan A Jones. Based on the templates on your talk page, I would like you to consider joining the Article Rescue Squadron. Rescue Squadron members are focused on rescuing articles for deletion, that might otherwise be lost forever. I think you will find our project matches your vision of Wikipedia. Note:Keep in mind that Squadron members officially state they are not inclusionists. ~~~~

Excuse me sir[edit]

Hi, yes. sorry.


Barnstar-camera.png The Photographer's Barnstar
For twice going out of your way to take photographs to improve Buildings of Jesus College, Oxford (about a rival college, indeed!) a barnstar is humbly offered with my thanks. BencherliteTalk 16:13, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Please do not undo verification edits on Oxford University if you have no consensus of facts[edit]

You cannot just delete something if the sources are acedamic sources for the article. I am sending you a warning of of undoing PPR edits. If you continue to undo you will suspended.

The facts about Oxford University, Oxford, England:

1. First English speaking institution - StudyEnglishToday News by M. Boyanova 2007 "Oxford University is the 1st English speaking institution":[1]

2. Oldest: [2]

3. 1st English-speaking institution: [3]<[4]

4. Oxford University is an education institution[5][6] — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 2010-08-06T07:31:10

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Popular Alliance[edit]

I have nominated Popular Alliance (UK) for deletion. Thanks doktorb wordsdeeds 14:43, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

Faculty / academics[edit]

Hello - your experience might be useful at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2015 January 21#Category:Faculty of the University of Oxford and other discussions on that page! BencherliteTalk 19:57, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for your input - I don't particularly mind which term is used, but it's good to get it right. On a semi-related note, is there a quick way (preferably online) of finding out whether "Professor X" at Oxford is one of the statutory professors or has a personal title of distinction (such as your good self?) (And am I right in thinking that it's either one or the other?) Going through the "academics" category, I find various people who are referred to as "Professor of Something" at Oxford. If it's an obvious one (a Merton Professor of this or a Regius / Chichele Professor of that), no problem, but not all of the SPs have such names, so they get hard to spot... BencherliteTalk 21:58, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
To add to the fun, there are now four main categories of Professor at Oxford. The old main lecturer grade has now been renamed Associate Professor in the American style, and so all old style ULs, CUFs and ULNTFs can be addessed as Professor (technically speaking the grade has been renamed, but the underlying post remains as a UL, CUF or ULNTF). Next up are the "Titular Professors" such as myself, who are really on the Associate Professor Grade but have the Titular Grade of Full Professor. Titular Professors can apply for merit pay, and as of last term automatically get a new zeroth merit increment. It's very hard to tell Associate Professors and Titular Professors apart: Physics has a total of 76, but I don't know how many we have of each. Then there are the RS4 professors, who would have been called Personal Chairs or Ad Hominem Chairs in the old days, and are now really quite common, and Physics has 14. Finally there are the Statutory Chairs, of which Physics has 9. The key distinction is that Statutory Chairs are positions which are refilled on retirement or resignation (perhaps with brief suspensions), while RS4s dissapear with the postholder.
Telling them apart is difficult, but I could probably tell them apart in most cases (except that Associate Professors and Titular Professors are almost indistinguishable, unless somebody is specifically described as Associate Professor). If you're the X Professor of Y you are probably a Statutory Professor. If you're just Professor of Y you are probably an RS4 or a Titular Professor, but could just be an Associate Professor. The best bet is to find the corresponding College Fellowship: if you're a Professorial Fellow then you are probably a Statutory Chair; if you're a Senior Research Fellow then you are probably an RS4; if you're a Tutorial Fellow then you are an Associate Professor or a Titular Professor. But if you're a Supernumerary Fellow you could be an RS4 or an Associate Professor or a Titular Professor. Complex, I'm afraid. Jonathan A Jones (talk) 22:34, 21 January 2015 (UTC)