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CONGREGATION 15 January

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 15 January.

Text of Special Resolution

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

CHRISTOPHER ROSS LAKE, Magdalen College

KARL JAMES MOORE, Templeton College

ROBERT WINNING SCOTLAND, MA status, Linacre College

MARSHALL DAVID YOUNG, D.PHIL., Templeton College

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 15 January

1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 2 February.

List of the decrees:

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Explanatory note to Decree (1)

The following decree removes anomalies and makes consequential amendments to existing decrees which have been overlooked in recent legislation.

Decree (1)

1 In Ch. II, Sect. I, § 1, cl. 1 (9), concerning the Accommodation Committee (Statutes, 1995, p. 203), § 7, cl. 1 (8), concerning the Childcare Committee (p. 208), and § 8, concerning the City Questions Committee (p. 209), Sect. II, § 6, cl. 1 (9), concerning the International Committee (p. 221), and Sect. III, cll. 2 (c), 3, and 5, concerning junior member attendance at Council (p. 225), and in Ch. III, Sect. XIV, § 17, cll. 2 (b), 3, and 5, concerning junior member representation at meetings of the Bodleian Curators (p. 272), Sect. XXI, cll. 1 (vii) and 2, concerning the Committee for the Careers Service (p. 275), Sect. XXIV, § 1, cl. 1 (7) and § 2, cl. 1 (5), concerning the Clubs Committee (pp. 278, 279), Sect. XXXI, cl. 1 (13)–(14), concerning the Committee for Disabled People (p. 285), Sect. LI, cll. 1 (11) and 5, concerning the Management Committee for the Language Centre (p. 300), and Sect. LXXVII, cl. 1 (14), concerning the Committee on Student Health (p. 323), in each case delete `Oxford University Graduate Union' and substitute `Graduate Committee of the Oxford University Student Union'.

[The formerly separate OUGU has now become the Graduate Committee of OUSU.]

2 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 544, ll. 2–4, delete `At the end ... Gazette.'

[The above clause rescinds the requirement that the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors should publish each term in the Gazette a list of persons dispensed by them from one term of the statutable residence for the BFA. The corresponding requirement in respect of the BA was rescinded in 1984–5.]

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Explanatory note to Decree (2)

Council, at the request of the Childcare Committee, has agreed that the number of persons whom that committee can co-opt might usefully be increased from one to three so that representative parents of children attending the two university nurseries might take part in committee business. The following decree accordingly increases the maximum number of co-opted members.

Decree (2)

In Ch. II, Sect. I, § 7, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1995, p. 208), delete `one additional member' and substitute `three additional members'.

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Explanatory note to Decree (3)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Committee for Educational Studies and with the concurrence of the General Board, enlarges the electoral board for the Readership in Educational Studies by providing for college representation, increasing the total number of members from seven to nine, and adjusting the composition to bring it into line with the recommendations of the Working Party on Statutory Posts.

Decree (3)

In Ch. VII, Sect. III, § 64 (Statutes, 1995, p. 401), delete cl. 1 and substitute: `1. There shall be a Reader in Educational Studies who shall be elected by a 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 readership 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)–(9) three persons appointed by the Committee for Educational Studies.'

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Explanatory note to Decree (4)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Physical Sciences Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, amends the decree governing the Preliminary Examination in Physical Sciences in order to allow candidates to offer different subjects when resitting the examination. This is unintentionally excluded by the present wording of the decree.

Decree (4)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 108, delete ll. 20–5 and substitute: `3. Candidates shall be deemed to have passed the examination if they have satisfied the Moderators in five different subjects either at a single examination or at two examinations in accordance with the proviso to clause 2, and provided further that the same number of subjects as were failed at the first sitting has been passed at the same attempt at a subsequent examination.'

2 Ibid., l. 29, delete `retake all five subjects' and substitute `offer five subjects at a subsequent examination'.

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Decree (5)

Dispensation from prescribed duties is granted to L.M. Carpenter, MA (BA Exeter; M.Sc., Ph.D. London), Fellow of Nuffield College and University Lecturer in Statistical Epidemiology, for the period from 1 April 1996 to 31 March 1998, to enable her to accept appointment as Senior Statistician within the MRC programme on AIDS in Uganda.

Decree (6)

Dispensation from prescribed duties is granted to P. Podsiadlowski (Prediploma München; Ph.D. MIT), Fellow of St Edmund Hall and University Lecturer in Physics, for the period from 1 March 1996 to 28 February 2001, to enable him to hold a PPARC Advanced Fellowship.

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Decree (7)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Ch. VIII, Sect. I, § 6, cl. 14 (ii) (b) (Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 1054), Mr S. Cassasus, St Cross College, shall pay fees at the `home' rate while he holds a PPARC Gemini Studentship for research studies in the Department of Physics.

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Decree (8)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Ch. VIII, Sect. I, § 6, cl. 3 (a) (Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 1049), Mr J. Dykema, New College, shall not be required to pay composition fees in respect of study for the M.Sc. in Physics during 1995–6.

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Decree (9)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Ch. VIII, Sect. I, § 6, cl. 3 (b) (Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 1050), Mrs D. Shelper, St Cross College, shall not be required to pay composition fees in respect of study for the M.Sc. in Computation during 1995–6.

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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:

LYNETTE GAIL MITCHELL, Oriel College

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3 Register of Congregation

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

Lake, C.R., MA, Magdalen
Margolis, H.S., MA, D.Phil., Worcester
Mitchell, L.G., MA status, Oriel
Moore, K.J., MA, Templeton
Noble, J.A., MA, D.Phil., Oriel
Ridley, M., MA, D.Phil., New College
Young, M.D., MA, D.Phil., Templeton

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CONGREGATION 16 January

Promulgation of Statute

A form of Statute was promulgated. No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the preamble carried of the proposed Statute correcting a drafting error in Statute (1) approved by Congregation on 28 November 1995.