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CONGREGATION 30 October

Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 30 October, unless by that time the Registrar has received notice in writing from two or more members of Congregation under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. vi, cl. 6 (Statutes, 1995, p. 13) that they wish the resolution to be put to a meeting of Congregation.

Text of Special Resolution

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

NINA GWYNNE ANSTEE, Worcester College

ROBERTO FRANZOSI, Trinity College

DAVID EUSTHATIOS MANOLOPOULOS, St Edmund Hall

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CONGREGATION 31 October

Notice

The meeting of Congregation is cancelled. The sole business comprises questions to which no opposition has been notified and in respect of which no request for an adjournment has been received, and Mr Vice- Chancellor will accordingly declare the statutes approved, the amendment to a statute approved, the preambles adopted, and the Vice-Chancellor's Oration presented without a meeting under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. iii, cl. 11 (Statutes, 1995, p. 8).

1 Declaration of approval of Statutes promulgated on 10 October

(1) WHEREAS it is expedient to extend the present arrangements for the cancellation of meetings of Congregation at which all the business is unopposed, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Tit. II, Sect. VI, cl. 3 (Statutes, 1995, p. 13), after `it is to be moved' insert `; provided that if the resolution is so published not later than the nineteenth day before that on which it is to be moved, Council may include in the procedure for dealing with the resolution the requirement that any member of Congregation who proposes to oppose the resolution must, by noon on the eighth day before the meeting at which the resolution is to be moved, give notice in writing to the Registrar of such opposition. If such notice has been received by that time from at least two members of Congregation in respect of a resolution for opposition to which Council has imposed that requirement, the Registrar shall publish the notice in the University Gazette not later than the fourth day before the meeting; if such notice has not been so received, the resolution shall, at the conclusion of proceedings on it, be declared by the Chairman to be carried without question put, and the provisions of Sect. III, cl. 10 of this title shall not apply to the resolution'.

2 Ibid., delete `It shall contain' and substitute `A special resolution under clause 1 (a) above shall contain'.

3 Ibid., delete `The resolution shall not be moved' and substitute `Unless the resolution is declared carried without question put in accordance with the preceding provisions of this clause, it shall not be moved'.

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(2) WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the constitution of the Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Tit. VIII, Sect. V, cl. 4 (Statutes, 1995, p. 61), delete sub cll. (a)–(c) and substitute:

`(a) The Visitors of the museum shall be:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor;

(2) a chairman who shall be appointed by the Vice-Chancellor;

(3) one of the Proctors or the Assessor as may be agreed between them;

(4)–(6) three persons appointed by Council;

(7)–(9) three persons appointed by the General Board.

(b) The Visitors shall have power to co-opt up to four additional members of whom not more than two shall be members of Congregation.

(c) The vice-chairman shall hold office for three years and may be reappointed for one further period of up to three years. Elected and co-opted members shall hold office for four years and shall be re-eligible. No person holding office in the museum (other than the office of Curator of the Cast Gallery) shall be eligible to be a Visitor.'

2 This statute shall be effective from 1 January 1996.

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(3) WHEREAS it is expedient to establish an electoral board to appoint the Director of the Ashmolean Museum, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

In Tit. VIII, Sect. V, cl. 6 (Statutes, 1995, p. 61), delete `(a) a Director of the Ashmolean Museum; (b)'.

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(4) WHEREAS it is expedient to abolish the Delegates of University Police and to establish in their place the Committee for the Proctors' Office, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

In Tit. VIII, Sect. VI (Statutes, 1995, p. 62), delete `Delegates of University Police' and substitute:

`Committee for the Proctors' Office'.

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(5) WHEREAS it is expedient to change the title of the Gladstone Professorship of Government and Public Administration, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

1 Tit. XIV, Sect. II, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1995, p. 106), after `Gladstone Professorship of Government' delete `and Public Administration'.

2 This statute shall be effective from 1 October 1996.

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(6) WHEREAS it is expedient to rename the Professorship of European Law the Clifford Chance Professorship, in recognition of the financial support provided by Clifford Chance, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

In Tit. XIV, Sect. II, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1995, p. 107, as amended by Statute (3) approved by Congregation on 28 June 1994, Gazette, Vol. 124, pp. 1289, 1324), before `Professorship of European Law' insert `Clifford Chance'.

[Note. The provisions of the above statute have been incorporated into Statutes, 1995, p. 107, with a footnote to the effect that they were subject to the approval of Congregation.]

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(7) WHEREAS it is expedient to establish the American Standard Companies Professorship of Operations Management, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

In Tit. XIV, Sect. II, cl. 1, concerning professorships (Statutes, 1993, p. 107, after `Peter Moores Professorship of Management Studies' insert:

`American Standard Companies Professorship of Operations Management'.

[Note. The provisions of the above statute have been incorporated into Statutes, 1995, p. 117, with a footnote to the effect that they were subject to the approval of Congregation.]

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(8) WHEREAS it is expedient to abolish the current requirement that candidates for Craven Fellowships must have entered upon the eighth term from their matriculation, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

In Tit. XV, Sect. V, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1993, p. 117), delete `shall have entered upon the eighth term but who'.

[Note. The provisions of the above statute have been incorporated into Statutes, 1995, p. 117, with a footnote to the effect that they were subject to the approval of Congregation.]

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2 Declaration of approval of amendment to Statute promulgated on 10 October

That the proposed Statute (8) which was promulgated on 10 October be amended by the insertion before `Professorship of Portuguese' of `King John II'.

3 Promulgation of Statutes

(For forms of Statutes (1) and (2) see Gazette 12 October.

4 Presentation of Vice-Chancellor's Oration

The Oration delivered by Mr Vice-Chancellor on 3 October will be presented.

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CONGREGATION 4 November 2.30 p.m.

Presentation of Osler Memorial Medal

The Osler Memorial Medal, awarded under the provisions of Ch. IX, Sect. i, § 255 (Statutes, 1995, p. 633), will be 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 14 November 2 p.m.

Promulgation of Statutes

Explanatory note to Statute (1)

Council and the General Board have, on the recommendation of their joint Standing Committee on Standing Committees, reviewed the existing provisions of Tit. XIV, Sect. III, cll. 1 and 2 (Statutes, 1995, p. 108). Under these provisions, no person who has exceeded the age of 70 years may be appointed to any body set up by or under the authority of the statutes, other than Congregation (members of which, however, normally cease to be eligible when, by reason of age, they are no longer eligible for membership of their faculty or sub-faculty) or Convocation; provided that a member of such a body who is over the age of 70 years, but has not attained the age of 75 years at the time when the period for which he or she was last appointed expires, may be reappointed by a vote of the appointing body carried by not less than two-thirds of the members of that body present and voting (with special provision for the corresponding approval of Council in cases where an appointment is vested in one or two persons only).

Council and the Board have endorsed the view that members of the academic staff should normally cease with effect from the date of their retirement to be eligible to serve on committees and other university bodies (expressly including Congregation, but excluding faculties and sub-faculties): once members of staff have retired, they are inevitably less in touch with the central activities of the University than when they were in post. Council and the Board also think that there should be an age limit for external members of university bodies which corresponds to the normal age of retirement. In both categories, however, exceptional circumstances will arise, and there ought therefore to be provision for the limit (except for membership of Congregation) to be waived in individual cases in a relatively straightforward manner. The following statute, and the decree to be made by Council if the statute is approved, provide accordingly.

(1) WHEREAS it is expedient to change the age limit for members of university bodies, NOW THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, in exercise of the powers in that behalf conferred upon it by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923, and of all other powers enabling it, ENACTS, clause 1 being subject to the approval of Her Majesty in Council, AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Tit. II, Sect. II, cl. 1, concerning the composition of Congregation (Statutes, 1995, p. 5), before `Congregation shall consist' insert `Subject to such limit on membership by reason of retirement or age as may be prescribed by Congregation by statute,'.

2 In Tit. VI, Sect. I, cl. 2, proviso (iii), concerning faculties (p. 40), delete `.' and substitute `;' and insert proviso (iv):

`(iv) no person who has exceeded the age of 70 years shall be made a member of a faculty, provided that a member of a faculty who has attained that age but has not attained the age of 75 years may remain a member, for a period (or successive periods) which (or each of which) shall not exceed twelve months, subject to a vote of the relevant faculty board carried by not less than two-thirds of the members of that board present and voting, and provided further that in no case shall any person remain a member of a faculty after attaining the age of 75 years.'

3 In Tit. VIII, Sect. II, cl. 3, concerning the Delegates of the University Press (p. 55), delete `In no circumstances ... after his or her 67th birthday.'

4 In Tit. XIV, Sect. III, cl. 1, concerning the composition of committees (p. 108), delete `Congregation and'; and after `Convocation,' insert `faculties, and sub-faculties,'.

5 Ibid., delete cl. 2 and substitute:

`2. No person appointed or serving as a member of a committee while holding any of the university or college posts specified in Tit. II, Sect. II, cl. 1 (5)–(10) shall continue to serve on that committee after having retired from such post (or, in the case of a person retiring at different dates from such university and college posts previously held by him or her, after the date of the later of such retirements), and no person who has previously retired from any of the university or college posts specified in Tit. II, Sect. II, cl. 1 (5)–(10), and who does not continue to hold another such post, shall be appointed a member of a committee, unless Council, by a vote carried by not less than two-thirds of the members present and voting, shall otherwise determine in an individual case. No other person appointed or serving as a member of a committee while not holding such a university or college post shall continue to serve on that committee, and no such person shall be appointed a member of a committee, after the 30 September immediately preceding his or her 66th birthday, unless Council, by a vote carried by not less than two-thirds of the members present and voting, shall determine otherwise in an individual case. The said powers of Council shall not, however, be exercisable in relation to membership of Congregation, and in no case shall any member of a committee continue in office after attaining the age of 75 years.

3. The provisions of clause 2 above shall not apply to the Chancellor, the High Steward, the Deputy Steward, the Counsel to the University, or the Clerks of the Market'.

6 Ibid., renumber existing cll. 3–6 as cll. 4–7.

7 Ibid., cl. 4, as renumbered, after `provided in' insert `Tit. II, Sect. III, cl. 7,'.

8 The provisions of this statute which govern membership of Congregation shall be effective from the date on which clause 1 is approved by Her Majesty in Council; the remaining provisions shall have immediate effect, provided that all persons currently serving on university committees shall be eligible to continue so to serve until the end of their present period of office, or, unless and to the extent that they are already permitted by decree to serve after having attained the age of 75 years, until they attain that age if they do so earlier than the end of their present period of office.

Decree to be made by Council if the Statute is approved

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. LXXXV, cl. 4, concerning the Delegacy of the University Press (p. 330), 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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Explanatory note to Statute (2)

The following legislation, which is promoted on the recommendation of the Physical Sciences Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, redesignates the Professorship of Electrical Engineering as the Professorship of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in order to reflect developments in the discipline. The redesignation will be effective from the date on which the successor to the present holder of the chair is due to take up appointment.

(2) WHEREAS it is expedient to change the current title of the Professorship of Electrical Engineering in order to reflect developments in the discipline, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Tit. XIV, Sect. II, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1995, p. 106), delete `Professorship of Electrical Engineering' and substitute: `Professorship of Electrical and Electronic Engineering'.

2 This statute shall be effective from 1 October 1997.

Decree to be made by Council if the Statute is approved

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.

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