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CONGREGATION 22 April

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 22 April.

Text of Special Resolution

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

MARGARET ROSALIND LINTERN-BALL, St Hilda's College

HELEN JAYNE MARDON, D.PHIL., St Catherine's College

PADDY ANDREW PHILLIPS, D.PHIL., New College

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 22 April

1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 10 May.

List of the decrees:

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Explanatory note to Decree (1)

Council has reviewed the level of the fee payable for late entry for admission to a degree, and to maintain it at its real value, in the same way as the majority of other fees of this kind (see Decree (13) below), has made the following decree increasing the fee to £15.00 with effect from 1 September 1996; this represents the same increase (in round terms) as that in examination costs, as recorded in the Universities Pay and Prices Indices, over the previous year.

Decree (1)

1 In Ch. I, Sect. I, § 1, cl. 2 (b) (Statutes, 1995, p. 175, delete `£14.50' and substitute `£15.00'.

2 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 1048, l. 14, delete `14.50' and substitute `15.00'.

3 This decree shall be effective from 1 September 1996.

Explanatory note to Decree (2)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the General Board and the Modern Languages Board after consultation with the Joint Committee for University/College Appointments, abolishes the Readership in French Literature on the retirement of the present holder, on 30 September 1997. The post is one of those identified by the faculty board for abolition under the retrenchment programme agreed by the General Board in response to the 1986 funding cuts.

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, delete `French Literature, Reader in.'

2 In Ch. VII, Sect. III, delete § 84, concerning the Reader in French Literature (p. 409), and renumber existing § 85 (p. 410) as § 84.

3 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 1997.

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Explanatory note to Decree (3)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the General Board after consultation with the Anthropology and Geography Board and the Committee for Archaeology and with the concurrence of Linacre College, reconstitutes the electoral board for the Directorship of the Pitt Rivers Museum so as to include two appointees of the college and two of the General Board, which is in line with the recommendations of the Working Party on Statutory Posts.

Decree (3)

1 In Ch. III, Sect. III, § 5, cl. 4 (Statutes, 1995, p. 250), delete items (2)–(6) and substitute:

`(2) the head of the college with which Council shall for the time being have associated the directorship, 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), (8) two persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Anthropology and Geography;'.

2 Ibid., renumber existing item (7) as item (9).

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Explanatory note to Decree (4)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the General Board after consultation with the Anthropology and Geography Board, the Biological Sciences Board, and the Bioscience Research Board and with the concurrence of Linacre College, provides for the IBM Directorship of the Environmental Change Unit to be held for such periods as Council may from time to time determine. The decree also reconstitutes the electoral board for the directorship so as to include a second college appointee, a second General Board appointee who replaces the Professor of Geography ex officio, and a second Anthropology and Geography appointee who replaces one of the two persons formerly appointed by the Biological Sciences Board. The balance will reflect the changed provisions pertaining to the Environmental Change Unit, which has become part of the expanded structure of the School of Geography, within the Faculty of Anthropology and Geography, and is in line with the recommendations of the Working Party on Statutory Posts. Finally, the decree provides for the directorship to be held as a professorship.

Decree (4)

1 In Ch. III, Sect. XXXV, cl. 4 (Statutes, 1995, p. 289), delete `There shall be ... Environmental Change Unit. The director' and substitute `There shall be a director of the unit who shall hold the title of IBM Director of the Environmental Change Unit and who shall also be Professor of Environmental Studies. The director and professor shall be appointed for such period or periods as Council may from time to time determine. The director and professor'.

2 Ibid., delete item (3) (p. 290) and substitute: `(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in (2) of this clause;'.

3 Ibid., delete item (4) and substitute: `(4), (5) two persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Anthropology and Geography, one of whom shall be appointed in consultation with the Board of the Faculty of Biological Sciences;'.

4 Ibid., renumber existing item (5) as item (6).

5 Ibid., delete existing items (6) and (7) and substitute: `(7), (8) two persons appointed by the General Board;

(9) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Biological Sciences.'

6 Ibid., cll. 5–9, in each case after `director' insert `and professor'.

7 Ibid., cl. 7, after `professors' insert `and shall reside within the University during six months at least in each academical year, between the first day of October and the ensuing first day of August'.

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Explanatory note to Decree (5)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the General Board after consultation with the Physical Sciences Board, amends the composition of the electoral board for the Professorship of Electrical and Electronic Engineering so as to provide for two electors to be appointed by the General Board and three by the Physical Sciences Board, which is in line with the recommendations of the Working Party on Statutory Posts.

Decree (5)

In Ch. VII, Sect. III, § 67, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1995, p. 403), delete items (5)–(9) and substitute: `(5), (6) two persons appointed by the General Board;

(7)–(9) three persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences.'

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Explanatory note to Decree (6)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the General Board after consultation with the Anthropology and Geography and the Social Studies Boards, reconstitutes the electoral board for the Readership in Transport Studies so as to include two college appointees and to replace two of the three persons appointed by the Social Studies Board with a second person appointed by the Anthropology and Geography Board, and a second person appointed by the General Board, which is in line with the recommendations of the Working Party on Statutory Posts.

The decree also places the Transport Studies Fund at the disposal of the Anthropology and Geography Board rather than at that of the Social Studies Board, in recognition of the fact that the Transport Studies Unit has become integrated into the faculty structure of Anthropology and Geography. These changes are acceptable to the Social Studies Board.

Decree (6)

1 In Ch. VII, Sect. III, § 314, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1995, p. 483), insert new items (2) and (3):

`(2) the head of the college with which Council shall for the time being have associated the readership, 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;'.

2 Ibid., renumber existing item (2) as item (4).

3 Ibid., delete existing items (3)–(7) and substitute: `(5), (6) two persons appointed by the General Board;

(7), (8) two persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Anthropology and Geography;

(9) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Social Studies.'

4 In Ch. IX, Sect. I, § 345, cll. 2–7 (Statutes, 1995, pp. 661–2), in each case delete `Social Studies' and substitute `Anthropology and Geography'.

5 Ibid., cl. 2, after `Reader in Transport Studies' insert `jointly with the Head of the School of Geography'.

6 Ibid., cl. 5, after `Reader in Transport Studies,' insert `advised by the Head of the School of Geography,'.

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Explanatory note to Decree (7)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Standing Committee for Economics and Management and with the concurrence of the General Board, changes the title of the compulsory paper, Accounting and Control, for the Honour School of Economics and Management, to Accounting and Finance. This change is made in order to indicate the introduction of a Finance component to the course and a reduction in the Accounting component.

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

Decree (7)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 173, l. 11, delete `Accounting and Control' and substitute `Accounting and Finance'.

2 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 1997.

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Explanatory note to Decree (8)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Law Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, provides for the number of papers taken by candidates in the Honour School of Jurisprudence to be increased from eight to eight and a half. This will apply to candidates on Course 1 (three-year course) for first examination in 1999, and those on Course 2 (four-year course) for first examination in 2000. Provision is made for special subjects, each to count as half a standard subject. The intention is to meet professional requirements and at the same time increase the number of options in the syllabus.

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

Decree (8)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 259, l. 5, delete `eight'.

2 Ibid., l. 17, after `Course 1.' insert `[Until October 1998: Candidates shall be examined in eight standard subjects.] [From October 1998: Candidates shall be examined in eight standard subjects and one special subject, or in seven standard subjects and three special subjects.]'

3 Ibid., l. 19, after `Course 2.' insert `[Until October 1999: Candidates shall be examined in eight standard subjects.] [From October 1999: Candidates shall be examined in eight standard subjects and one special subject, or in seven standard subjects and three special subjects.]'

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Explanatory note to Decree (9)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Oriental Studies and Literae Humaniores Boards and with the concurrence of the General Board, effects the introduction of Classics into the Honour School of Oriental Studies both as a main subject and as an additional language. This will make it possible for a candidate to offer five papers in Classics as a main subject in combination with three papers in any one of the following additional subjects: Akkadian, Arabic, Aramaic and Syriac, Armenian, Coptic, Egyptology, Hebrew, Old Iranian, Pali, Persian, or Sanskrit. It would also make it possible to offer three papers in Classics with the following main subjects: Arabic, Egyptology, Hebrew, Persian, or Sanskrit.

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

Decree (9)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 457, l. 5, after `Chinese,' insert `Classics,'.

2 Ibid., l. 35, after `sub-section' insert `and subject also to the agreement of the Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores to any regulations concerning Classics'.

3 Ibid., p. 973, l. 35, after `English' insert `, and Oriental Studies'.

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Explanatory note to Decree (10)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Committee for Archaeology and with the concurrence of the General Board, establishes a common structure for the Master of Studies and Master of Philosophy courses under the aegis of the committee. It establishes a one-year course leading to the Degree of Master of Studies, and a two-year course leading to the Degree of Master of Philosophy, in Classical Archaeology, in European Archaeology, and in World Archaeology. In each case the Master of Studies course is identical to the first year of the Master of Philosophy course. The examination in the Trinity Term of the first year counts either for the award of the Degree of Master of Studies or as a qualifying examination within the Master of Philosophy course.

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

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Decree (10)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 556, l. 3, after `Ethnology and Museum Ethnography,' insert `European Archaeology,'.

2 Ibid., ll. 9–10, delete `Prehistoric and European Archaeology,'.

3 Ibid., ll. 11–12, after `Theology,' insert `World Archaeology,'.

4 Ibid., p. 557, after l. 6 (i.e. the sixth line on that page, on which the line numbers printed in the 1995 edition are incorrect) insert in the left-hand column: `European Archaeology'.

5 Ibid., ll. 7–8, delete: `Prehistoric and European Archaeology'.

6 Ibid., after l. 8 (i.e. the eighth line on that page) insert in the left-hand column within the brace: `World Archaeology'.

7 Ibid., p. 560, l. 9 (i.e. the ninth line on that page, on which the line numbers printed in the 1995 edition are incorrect), before `in Prehistoric' insert `in European Archaeology and'.

8 Ibid., ll. 9–10 (i.e. the ninth and tenth lines on that page), delete `and in Prehistoric and European Archaeology'.

9 Ibid., after l. 10 (i.e. the tenth line on that page) insert `and in World Archaeology'.

10 Ibid., p. 659, delete l. 21.

11 Ibid., p. 660, after l. 2 (i.e. the second line on that page, on which the line numbers printed in the 1995 edition are incorrect) insert:

`European Archaeology      Committee for Archaeology'.

12 Ibid., delete ll. 22–3 (i.e. the twenty-second and twenty-third lines on that page).

13 Ibid., after l. 30 (i.e. the thirtieth line on that page, and following the insertion made by Decree (12) of 27 July 1995, Gazette, Vol. 125, p. 1424), insert:

`World Archaeology        Committee for Archaeology'.

14 Ibid., p. 966, delete ll. 13–21.

15 Ibid., ll. 23 and 26, in each case after `Classical Archaeology' insert `, European Archaeology, and World Archaeology'.

16 Ibid., p. 968, l. 18, delete `Archaeology, in'.

17 Ibid., p. 969, delete ll. 11–18.

18 Ibid., p. 972, ll. 38–9 and p. 973, ll. 1–2, in each case delete `and Prehistoric Archaeology' and substitute `Prehistoric and European Archaeology, and World Archaeology'.

19 Ibid., as amended by cl. 15 above, in each case delete `Prehistoric and European Archaeology,'.

20 Ibid., p. 980, l. 2, after `Archaeology,' insert `for the Degree of Master of Studies in Classical Archaeology, for the Degree of Master of Studies in European Archaeology,'.

21 Ibid., l. 3, after `Prehistoric and European Archaeology,' insert `for the Degree of Master of Studies in World Archaeology,'.

22 Ibid., ll. 1–3, delete `for the Degree of Master of Studies in Archaeology, for the Degree of Master of Studies in Prehistoric and European Archaeology,'.

23 Ibid., l. 4, after `Classical Archaeology,' insert `for the Degree of Master of Philosophy in European Archaeology,'.

24 Ibid., l. 6, after `Archaeology,' insert ` and for the Degree of Master of Philosophy in World Archaeology,'.

25 Ibid., ll. 4–6, delete `and for the Degree of Master of Philosophy in Prehistoric and European Archaeology,'.

26 Ibid., p. 985, ll. 9–10, delete `Prehistoric and European Archaeology,'.

27 Ibid., l. 15, after `Anthropology,' delete `and'.

28 Ibid., l. 16, after `Economics' insert `, Classical Archaeology, European Archaeology, and World Archaeology'.

29 Ibid., p. 990, l. 1, delete `Prehistoric and European Archaeology,'.

30 Ibid., ll. 1–2, after `Classical Archaeology,' insert `European Archaeology, World Archaeology,'.

31 Ibid., p. 999, l. 12 after `European Archaeology,' insert `Prehistoric and European Archaeology, World Archaeology,'.

32 Ibid., as amended by cl. 31 above, delete `Prehistoric and European Archaeology,'.

33 Ibid., after l. 22 insert new item (d) as follows and reletter existing item (d) (l. 23) as item (e):

`(d) Master of Philosophy and Master of Studies in European Archaeology.'

34 Ibid., delete l. 20 and reletter existing items (c), (d), and (e), as amended by cl. 33 above, as items (b), (c), and (d).

35 Ibid., after l. 24 insert:

`(f) Master of Philosophy and Master of Studies in World Archaeology.'

36 Ibid., reletter item (f), as inserted by cl. 35 above, as item (e).

37 Ibid., l. 23, delete `and Master of Studies'.

38 Ibid., delete ll. 23–4 and reletter existing item (e), as amended by cl. 36 above, as item (d).

39 Ibid., p. 1020, l. 25, after `Archaeology' insert `, Classical Archaeology, European Archaeology, and World Archaeology'.

40 Ibid., delete `Prehistoric and European Archaeology,'.

41 Ibid., l. 29, after `Archaeology' insert `, Classical Archaeology, European Archaeology, and World Archaeology'.

42 Ibid., ll. 28–9, delete `Prehistoric and European Archaeology,'.

43 Cll. 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 27, 28, 30, 31, 33, 35, 39, and 41 of this decree shall be effective from 1 October 1996; cll. 10, 12, 16, 17, 22, 34, 36, 37, 40, and 42 shall be effective from 1 October 1997; and cll. 2, 5, 8, 14, 19, 25, 26, 29, 32, and 38 shall be effective from 1 October 1998.

Key to Decree (10)

Cll. 1, 3, 4, and 6 insert European Archaeology and World Archaeology into the list of examinations for the Degree of Master of Philosophy.

Cll. 2 and 5 delete, from the list of examinations for the Degree of Master of Philosophy, Prehistoric and European Archaeology, which will cease to exist after 1997–8.

Cll. 7 and 9 insert European Archaeology and World Archaeology into the provisions governing the notice of options for the Degree of Master of Philosophy.

Cl. 8 deletes Prehistoric and European Archaeology from the provisions governing the notice of options for the Degree of Master of Philosophy.

Cll. 10 and 12 delete Archaeology and Prehistoric and European Archaeology from the list of examinations for the Degree of Master of Studies.

Cll. 11 and 13 insert European Archaeology and World Archaeology into the list of examinations for the Degree of Master of Studies.

Cll. 14, 19, 25, 26, 29, 32, and 38 delete Prehistoric and European Archaeology from the provisions governing the appointment of examiners for the Degree of Master of Philosophy.

Cll. 15, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 27, 28, 30, 31, 33, and 35 provide for the appointment of examiners for the Master of Studies and Master of Philosophy courses in Classical Archaeology, European Archaeology, and World Archaeology.

Cll. 16, 17, 22, 34, and 37 delete Archaeology and Prehistoric and European Archaeology from the provisions governing the appointment of examiners for the Degree of Master of Studies.

Cl. 36 reletters the list of examinations to take into account the deletion of the M.St. in Archaeology.

Cll. 39 and 41 insert Qualifying Examinations in Classical Archaeology, European Archaeology, and World Archaeology into the schedule of pass lists.

Cll. 40 and 42 delete the Qualifying Examination in Prehistoric and European Archaeology from the schedule of pass lists.

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Explanatory note to Decree (11)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Literae Humaniores Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, provides for an increase of one in the number of examiners for the B.Phil. in order to allow for the appointment of an external examiner in future.

Decree (11)

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 965, l. 17, delete `Three' and substitute `Up to four'.

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Explanatory note to Decree (12)

In response to a recommendation made by the external examiner in his 1995 report, the Sub-faculty of Engineering Science agreed that an increase in the number of external examiners appointed for the Honour School of Engineering Science would be appropriate, given the broad range of subjects examined. Two external examiners have been appointed for the 1996 examinations, increasing the maximum number of examiners to fourteen, and the sub-faculty wishes to make this increase permanent. The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Physical Sciences Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, provides accordingly.

Decree (12)

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 998, l. 16, delete `thirteen' and substitute `fourteen'.

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Explanatory note to Decree (13)

Council and the General Board have reviewed the level of various fees payable by candidates for examinations and have agreed that they should in general be increased by 4.9 per cent (the increase in examination costs recorded in the Universities Pay and Prices Indices), normally rounded to the nearest pound, with effect from 1 September 1996 in order to take account of increases in examining and related costs. Resubmission fees for the M.Litt., M.Th., M.Sc., D.Phil., and Diploma in Law, which have not been increased in any respect for seven years, will rise to £100; they will, however, then be held at this new level for the foreseeable future. The following decree provides accordingly.

Decree (13)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 1047, l. 6, concerning the matriculation fee, delete `£137' and substitute `£144'.

2 Ibid., delete ll. 15–40 and substitute:
(a) On entering or replacing the name of a non-member of the University on the Register of Diploma and Certificate Students under the provisions of Ch. X, Sect. VIII71.00
(b) On entering for certain examinations: Foundation Certificates in English Language and Literature, and in Social and Political Science 36.00
Special Diplomas in Social Studies, and in Social Administration* 71.00
Certificates in Theology 41.00
Certificate in Management Studies 71.00
Qualifying Examination for the degree of BD53.00
Degree of B.Mus.150.00
Degrees of B.Phil., M.Phil., M.Th., M.Sc. (by Coursework), and M.St. on re-entering the examination [dagger sign]248.00
Diplomas in Applied Statistics, History of Art, and Human Biology on re-entering the examination [dagger sign]132.00
Degree of M.Ch., Part I 79.00
(c) On applying for leave to supplicate for the degree of BD136.00
for the degree of M.Ch., Part II299.00
for the degree of DM299.00
for the degrees of DD, DCL, D.Litt., D.Sc., and D.Mus.480.00
(d)On resubmission of a thesis for the degree of M.Litt., M.Th., M.Sc., or D.Phil. or before a revised or new dissertation is examined for the degree of M.Sc. in Educational Studies or Educational Research Methodology100.00
(e) On resubmission of a thesis for the Diploma in Law100.00'.

3 Ibid., p. 1048, delete ll. 24-8 and substitute:
`(b)for each of the second and subsequent certificates attesting admission to any degree4.50
(c)for each certificate attesting matriculation or the passing of any examination4.50
(d)for each complete record of a graduate of the University15.00'.

4 This decree shall be effective from 1 September 1996.

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Decree (14)

Dispensation from prescribed duties is granted to D.J. Morris, MA, D.Phil., Fellow of Oriel College and University Lecturer (CUF) in Economics, for the academic years 1996–7 and 1997–8 to enable him to continue to hold the post of Deputy Chairman of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission.

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Decree (15)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Tit. X, Sect. I, proviso (h) (Statutes, 1995, p. 74), Alfred Stepan, MA (BA Notre Dame, Ph.D. Columbia), Fellow-elect of All Souls College and Gladstone Professor-elect of Government, shall not be required to retire until the 30 September immediately preceding his 68th birthday.

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Decree (16)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Tit. X, Sect. i, proviso ( h) (Statutes, 1995, p. 74), Professor O. Lando may be appointed as Heather Grierson Visiting Professor in European and Comparative Law for 1996–7.

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Decree (17)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Ch. VIII, Sect. I, § 6, cl. 3 (a) (Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 1049), Ms J. Gruber, Wolfson College, shall not be required to pay three terms' composition fees otherwise payable by her in respect of her study for the degree of D.Phil.

Decree (18)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Ch. VIII, Sect. I, § 6, cl. 3 (a) (Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 1049), Ms K. Chobotova, Wolfson College, shall not be required to pay one-half of the fees otherwise payable by her in respect of Hilary and Trinity Terms 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:

EUGENE GERARD MCNALLY, Department of Radiology

ASLÖG KRISTINA MALMBERG, Department of Psychiatry

MARTIN FRANCIS PRICE, Environmental Change Unit

HANIA MOHAMED SHOLKAMY, St Anne's College

DENIS CHARLES TALBOT, Department of Clinical Oncology

ROBERT THOMPSON WALTON, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

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3 Register of Congregation

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

Lintern-Ball, M.R., MA, St Hilda's
McNally, E.G., MA status, Department of Radiology
Malmberg, A.K., MA status, Department of Psychiatry
Mardon, H.J., MA, D.Phil., St Catherine's
Martinson, J.J., MA, D.Phil., Lady Margaret Hall
Phillips, P.A., MA, D.Phil., New College
Price, M.F., MA status, Environmental Change Unit
Sholkamy, H.M., MA status, St Anne's
Talbot, D.C., MA status, Department of Clinical Oncology
Walton, R.T., MA status, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

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CONGREGATION 23 April

Promulgation of Statutes

Forms of Statute were promulgated. No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the preambles carried of the proposed Statutes concerning the Lyell Bequest, concerning the Bodleian readers' declaration, and concerning the Gibbs Prizes.

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 10 May, see `Examinations and Boards' below.