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CONGREGATION 4 November

Presentation of Osler Memorial Medal

The Osler Memorial Medal, awarded under the provisions of Ch. IX, Sect. i, § 255 (Statutes, 1995, p. 633), was presented to DAME MARGARET TURNER-WARWICK, DBE, MA, DM, HON. D.SC., FRCP, Honorary Fellow of Green College and Lady Margaret Hall.

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CONGREGATION 6 November

Degree by Special Resolution

No notice to the contrary having been received under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. vi, cl. 6 (Statutes, 1995, p. 13), the following resolution is deemed to have been approved at noon on 6 November.

Text of Special Resolution

That the Degree of Master of Arts be conferred upon the following:

JONATHAN LEE BLACK-BRANCH, Wolfson College

CLENDON DOUGLAS DAUKES, St Peter's College

KING KUOK HII, Wadham College

RICHARD TERRY BERNARD MASH, St Antony's College

OLE PAULSEN, MA status, Wadham College

CHAKRAVARTHI RAM-PRASAD, D.PHIL., Trinity College

PHILIP ARTHUR REAY, D.PHIL., University College

DIEGO ZANCANI, Balliol College

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 6 November

1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 24 November.

List of the decrees:

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Explanatory note to Decree (1)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Committee on Continuing Education and with the concurrence of the General Board, provides for that committee to have the power to conduct examinations, and to grant certificates to candidates who have passed such examinations, in connection with courses provided by institutions other than the University, subject to the specific approval of each course by the General Board for this purpose.

Decree (1)

In Ch. II, Sect. V, § 1, cl. 1 (e) (Statutes, 1995, p. 227), after `except where otherwise specifically provided,' insert `and in connection with courses provided by other institutions which have been specifically approved by the General Board on the recommendation of the committee,'.

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Explanatory note to Decrees (2)–(4)

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor will declare carried, without holding the meeting of Congregation on 14 November, Statute (8), establishing the King John II Professorship of Portuguese Studies, which was promulgated on 10 October and amended on 31 October, and Statutes (1), establishing a Professorship of Management Studies, and (2), establishing the Charles Simonyi Professorship of the Public Understanding of Science, which were promulgated on 31 October. Council has accordingly made the following decrees, which give effect to consequential changes.

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Decree (2)

1 In Ch. II, Sect. VI, §1, SCHEDULE, concerning official members of faculty boards (Statutes, 1995, p. 231), under Medieval and Modern Languages, after `General Linguistics.' insert:

`Portuguese Studies, King John II.'

2 In Ch. VII, Sect. i, §5. B, SCHEDULE A, concerning professorships (p. 370), after `Drummond Professor of Political Economy.' insert:

`King John II Professor of Portuguese Studies.'

3 Ibid., Sect. iii, concerning particular professorships (p. 467), insert new §264 as follows:

§264. King John II Professor of Portuguese Studies

1. The King John II Professor of Portuguese Studies shall engage in advanced study and research and shall lecture and give instruction in Portuguese Studies, and shall promote generally the study of Portuguese in the University, on such conditions and with such duties as the General Board shall from time to time determine.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or if the head of the college specified in (2) of this clause is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall for the time being be allocated by Council under any decree in that behalf, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in (2) of this clause;

(4) a person appointed by Council after consultation with the Instituto Camões;

(5), (6) two persons appointed by the General Board;

(7)–(9) three persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages.

3 The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the decree concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same decree which are applicable to this chair.'

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[Note. The above decree supersedes the decree annexed to the statute as published in Gazette, p. 9. The provisions of the latter have been incorporated into Statutes, 1995, pp. 231, 370, 467, with a note to the effect that they were subject to the approval by Congregation of the statute establishing the chair. In addition to changing the name of the chair to that of King John II Professorship of Portuguese Studies, the above decree corrects the inadvertent omission from Ch. VII, Sect. III, § 264, cl. 2 (1) of a provision for the appointment by Council of an additional elector if the head of the college to which the chair is allocated should be Vice-Chancellor at the time of an election.]

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Decree (3)

1 In Ch. II, Sect. VI, § 1, SCHEDULE, concerning official members of faculty boards (Statutes, 1995, p. 232), under Social Studies, after `Management Studies' insert `(two)'.

2 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B, SCHEDULE A, concerning professorships (p. 369), delete `Professor of Management Studies' and substitute:

`Professors (two) of Management Studies'.

3 Ibid., Sect. III, § 191, title, concerning particular professorships (p. 440), delete `Professor' and substitute `Professors'.

4 Ibid., cl. 1, delete `The Professor of Management Studies' and substitute `There shall be two Professors of Management Studies, each of whom'.

5 Ibid., cl. 2, after `The' insert `first'.

6 Ibid., insert cl. 3 as follows and renumber existing cl. 3 (p. 441) as cl. 4: `3. The second professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor or, if the head of the college specified in (2) of this clause is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any decree in that behalf, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in (2) of this clause;

(4) a person appointed by Council;

(5), (6) two persons appointed by the General Board;

(7) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Social Studies;

(8), (9) two persons appointed by the Committee for the School of Management Studies.'

7 Ibid., cl. 4, as renumbered, delete `The' and substitute `Each'.

8 Ibid., delete `this chair' and substitute `these chairs'.

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Decree (4)

1 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B, SCHEDULE A, concerning professorships (Statutes, 1995, p. 370), after `Watts Professor of Psychology.' insert:

`Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science.'

2 Ibid., Sect. III, concerning particular professorships (p. 470), insert new § 270:

`§ 270. Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science

1. The University accepts with deep gratitude the sum of £1.5m from Dr Charles Simonyi for the endowment of the Charles Simonyi Professorship of the Public Understanding of Science.

2. The Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science shall

(a) notwithstanding the provisions of Sect. I, § 5. B. cl. 1 (b) of this chapter, engage in teaching related to the Public Understanding of Science and in other appropriate forms of provision as agreed between the professor, the head of the appropriate discipline-based department, and the Director of the Department for Continuing Education, such teaching and other forms of provision to occupy no fewer than twelve hours and no more than fifty hours in Oxford in any academic year;

(b) promote the public understanding of science both within and outside Oxford.

3. The professor shall be elected by a board of electors consisting of

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in (2) of this clause is Vice-Chancellor a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any decree in that behalf, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in (2) of this clause;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council, one of whom shall be appointed after consultation with the benefactor;

(6) a person appointed by the General Board;

(7) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Biological Sciences;

(8) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences;

(9) a person appointed by the Committee on Continuing Education.

4. Subject to the provisions of clause 2 (a) above, the professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the decree concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same decree which are applicable to this chair.

5. Such part of the income from the endowment as is not required to meet the salary and associated costs of the professorship shall be applied for the provision of support funds for the professor in such ways as the Committee on Continuing Education may determine. That committee may delegate its powers under this clause to a subcommittee consisting of the Chairman of the Committee on Continuing Education, the Director of the Department for Continuing Education, the professor, and the head of any discipline- based department or departments with which the professor is also associated, or their nominees, subject to annual report to the committee.'

3 Notwithstanding the provisions of Ch. VII, Sect. III, § 270, cll. 1–4 as inserted by clause 2 above, the income from the endowment shall be applied in the first instance to fund a post in the Public Understanding of Science to be held by Dr C.R. Dawkins, Fellow of New College, on such terms and conditions as Council and the General Board may determine, and to provide support costs for such a post to be administered in accordance with ibid., cl. 5.

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Decree (5)

The title of Visiting Professor of Japanese is reconferred on J.P. Mass, MA, Hertford College, for three years from 1 January 1996.

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2 Status of Master of Arts

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the status of Master of Arts under the provisions of Ch. V, Sect. vi, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1995, p. 345) has been accorded to the following persons who are qualified for membership of Congregation:

GAVIN MACGREGOR FRASER CAMERON, Nuffield College

MAURIE JEREMY COHEN, Mansfield College

FIONA ELIZABETH SOMERSET, Lady Margaret Hall

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3 Register of Congregation

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

Black-Branch, J.L., MA, Wolfson
Cameron, G.M.F., MA status, Nuffield
Cohen, M.J., MA status, Mansfield
Daukes, C.D., MA, St Peter's
Forsyth, K.S., MA, St Hilda's
Hii, K.K., MA, Wadham
Ives, C.J.G., MA, Magdalen
Kemp, M.J., MA, Trinity
MacCulloch, D.N.J., MA, D.Phil., St Cross
Mash, R.T.G., MA, St Antony's
Ram-Prasad, C., MA, D.Phil., Trinity
Reay, P.A., MA, D.Phil., University
Somerset, F.E., MA status, Lady Margaret Hall
Zancani, D., MA, Balliol