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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 20 November

1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 8 December.

List of the decrees:

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Explanatory note to Decrees (1) and (2)

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor will declare carried, without holding the meeting of Congregation on 28 November, the Statutes (1) changing the age limit for members of university bodies, and (2) changing the current title of the Professorship of Electrical Engineering, which were promulgated on 14 November. Council has accordingly made the following decrees, which give effect to consequential changes.

Decree (1)

1 In Ch. I, Sect. IX, cl. 1, concerning membership of Congregation (Statutes, 1995, p. 198), delete item (10) and renumber existing items (11)–(13) as items (10)–(12).

2 In Ch. III, Sect. LXXIV, cl. 4, concerning the Delegacy of the University Press (p. 330, as renumbered by Decree (6) of 26 October 1995, Gazette, p. 245), delete `In no circumstances ... 67th birthday.'

3 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 1995, provided that clause 1 shall not apply to any person who held the title of Emeritus Professor on 30 September 1995.

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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 Physical Sciences, after `Engineering, Electrical' insert `and Electronic'.

2 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B, SCHEDULE A, concerning professorships (p. 368), delete `Professor of Electrical Engineering' and substitute:

`Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering'.

3 Ibid., Sect. III, § 67, title, concerning particular professorships (p. 402), after `Professor of Electrical' insert `and Electronic'.

4 Ibid., cl. 1, after `Professor of Electrical' insert `and Electronic'.

5 Ibid., after `instruction in Electrical' insert `and Electronic'.

6 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 1997.

Explanatory note to Decree (3)

The following decree extends to the holders of fixed-term professorships the eligibility already accorded to single-tenure professors for official membership of the relevant faculty board. At the same time opportunity is taken to clarify the existing legislation by expressly excluding from such eligibility titular professors and readers, and visiting professors.

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Decree (3)

In Ch. II, Sect. VI, § 1 (Statutes, 1995, p. 229), delete cl. 2 (a) and (b) and substitute: `(a) the single-tenure and fixed-term professorships (including ad hominem professorships, but excluding titular professorships conferred under the provisions of Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 10 and visiting professorships) which are on the establishment of the faculty board concerned;

(b) the readerships to which appointments are made by the General Board (but excluding titular readerships conferred under the provisions of Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 10) and which are on the establishment of the faculty board concerned; and'.

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Explanatory note to Decree (4)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the General Board after consultation with the English Board, changes the name of the Readership in Textual Criticism to that of Readership in Bibliography and Textual Criticism in order to reflect more accurately the subject coverage and general orientation of the post; and reconstitutes the electoral board for the readership in order to include two members appointed by the college of association and two by the General Board, in line with the recommendations of the Working Party on Statutory Posts.

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Decree (4)

1 In Ch. II, Sect. VI, § 1, SCHEDULE, concerning official members of faculty boards (Statutes, 1995, p. 230), under English, after `Poetry.' insert: `Bibliography and Textual Criticism, Reader in.'

2 Ibid., delete `Textual Criticism, Reader in.'

3 In Ch. VII, Sect. III, § 311, title, concerning individual posts (p. 482), after `Reader in' insert `Bibliography and'.

4 Ibid., cl. 1, after `Reader in' delete `Textual Criticism shall lecture and give instruction in' and insert `Bibliography and Textual Criticism shall lecture and give instruction in Bibliography and'.

5 Ibid., delete cl. 2 and substitute: `2. The reader 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 with which the readership is on that occasion associated, 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 Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature.'

Decree (5)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Ch. III, Sect. XI, § 7, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1995, p. 260), the Chairman of the Ashmolean Library Committee shall be a person (not necessarily already being a member of that committee) appointed by the Vice-Chancellor.

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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:

PEGGY ALISON FRITH, Nuffield Department of Ophthalmology

CATHERINE SARA NEEDHAM, University College

MICHAEL ANTHONY RUDGYARD, Jesus College

DAVID PAUL TAGGART, John Radcliffe Hospital

JOANNE PETA WEBSTER, D.PHIL., Linacre 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:

Frith, P.A., MA status, Nuffield Department of Ophthalmology
Needham, C.S., MA status, University
Rudgyard, M.A., MA status, Jesus
Rundle, D.G., MA, Mansfield
Taggart, D.P., MA status, John Radcliffe Hospital
Webster, J.P., MA status, D.Phil., Linacre

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