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CONGREGATION 1 July

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 1 July.

Text of Special Resolution

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

BERNARD ALBERT HEYKEL, M.PHIL., Magdalen College

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 8 July

1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 26 July.

List of the decrees:

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Explanatory note to Decree (1)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the IT Committee after consultation with the Administrative Information Services Committee, increases the maximum number of co-opted members of the latter body in order to permit wider representation of departmental and college interests.

Decree (1)

In Ch. II, Sect. I, § 2, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1995, p. 204), delete `two additional members' and substitute `four additional members'.

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Explanatory note to Decree (2)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the General Board after consultation with the Oriental Studies Board and with the concurrence of St John's College, reconstitutes the electoral board for the Laudian Professorship of Arabic to include two General Board appointees, in line with the recommendations of the Working Party on Statutory Posts.

Decree (2)

1 In Ch. VII, Sect. III, § 9, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1995, p. 379), after `Oriental Studies' delete `.' and substitute `;'.

2 Ibid., insert items (8) and (9): `(8), (9) two persons appointed by the General Board.'

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Explanatory note to Decree (3)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the General Board after consultation with the faculty boards concerned, provides for the addition of two members to the electoral board for the Rhodes Professorship of Race Relations. In accordance with the practice adopted by Council and the General Board on the balance of representation on electoral boards in line with the recommendations of the Working Party on Statutory Posts, the additional electors are to be appointed by the General Board.

Decree (3)

In Ch. VII, Sect. III, § 281, cl. 3 (Statutes, 1995, p. 471), insert new items (5) and (6) as follows and renumber existing items (5)–(7) as items (7)–(9): `(5), (6) two persons appointed by the General Board;'.

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Explanatory note to Decree (4)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Committee for the Administration of the Lockey Bequest and of the Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Physiological Sciences, and Psychological Studies Boards and with the concurrence of the General Board, increases the number of co-opted places on the committee in order to allow better representation of the faculty boards.

Decree (4)

In Ch. IX, Sect. I, § 210, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1995, p. 605), after `co-opt not more than' delete `three' and substitute `five'.

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Explanatory note to Decree (4)

As a preliminary to the dissolution in 1994 of the independent charity which controlled the activities of Queen Elizabeth House before the creation of the university department of that name in 1985, the governors of the charity obtained the approval of the Charity Commissioners for a scheme whereby the property of the charity (valued at some £470K) might be transferred in its entirety to the University, to be held upon trust for the purpose of furthering such of the purposes of the department called Queen Elizabeth House as were charitable. The following decree establishes the Queen Elizabeth House Fund accordingly.

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Decree (5)

In Ch. IX, Sect. I (Statutes, 1995, p. 641), insert new § 282 as follows and renumber existing § 282 as § 283:

`§282. Queen Elizabeth House Fund

1. The University accepts with gratitude a benefaction from the erstwhile Governors of Queen Elizabeth House, to form a fund for the purpose of furthering such of the purposes of the department of the University called Queen Elizabeth House, as specified from time to time by the Statutes of the University, as are charitable.

2. The Inter-faculty Committee for Queen Elizabeth House shall be the management committee for the fund.

3. The management committee shall determine the use to which any net income of the fund is to be put, within the declared purposes of the fund.

4. The capital of the fund shall be available for expenditure, but any proposals by the management committee to spend some or all of the capital shall require the approval of Council.

5. Council shall have power to amend this decree from time to time provided that the main object of the fund, as defined in clause 1 above, shall always be kept in view.'

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Explanatory note to Decree (6)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Theology Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, makes a paper on Philosophy or Greek or Hebrew compulsory for the Preliminary Examination for Theology.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

Decree (6)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 122, after l. 4 insert new cl. 2 as follows and renumber existing cll. 2–5 (ll. 5–18) as cll. 3–6: `2. Candidates must offer at least one from amongst papers (5), (6), and (7).'

2 Ibid., ll. 6–7, delete `above subjects' and substitute `subjects for the Preliminary Examination'.

3 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 1996.

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Decree (7)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Tit. XIV, Sect. III, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1995, p. 108, as amended by Statute (1) approved by Congregation on 28 November 1995, Gazette, pp. 407, 436), Emeritus Professor B.G. Mitchell may serve as a member of the Theology Board's Management Committee of the Ian Ramsey Centre for the academic year 1996–7.

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Decree (8)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Ch. VIII, Sect. I, § 6, cl. 3 (a) (Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 1049), Mr P. Menell, Magdalen College, shall not be required to pay three terms' fees which would otherwise be payable by him in respect of his study for the degree of D.Phil.

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Decree (9)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Ch. VIII, Sect. I, § 6, cl. 3 (a) (Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 1049), Mr C. McDonnell, Christ Church, shall not be required to pay one term's fees which would otherwise be payable by him in respect of his study for the degree of D.Phil.

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Decree (10)

The consent of the University is given to the amendment to Statute VI of Wadham College approved by the Governing Body on 1 May 1996, in so far as such consent is required by Section 7 (2) of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923.

Note. The effect of the amendment is to remove the requirement that the Dean of Degrees should retire on or before 30 September immediately preceding his or her seventy-third birthday.

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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:

STELLA KEEBLE, Nuffield Department of Surgery

LYNNE CATHERINE MUNRO, Computing Services

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3 Register of Congregation

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

Haykel, B.A., MA, M.Phil., Magdalen
Keeble, S., MA status, Nuffield Department of Surgery
Munro, L.C., MA status, Computing Services
Rood, T.C.B., MA, Queen's
Wormald, M.R., MA, D.Phil., Corpus Christi

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CONGREGATION 10 July

Conferment of Degree by Diploma

The Degree of Doctor of Civil Law by Diploma, approved by Special Resolution of Congregation on 28 June 1994, was conferred upon NELSON ROLIHLAHLA MANDELA, President of the Republic of South Africa.

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GENERAL BOARD AND BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations concerning departmental committees, and for examinations, see `Examinations and Boards' below.