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CONGREGATION 26 February

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 26 February.

Text of Special Resolution

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

LORD ATTENBOROUGH OF RICHMOND UPON THAMES, St Catherine's College

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL

1 Decree

Council has made the following decree, to come into effect on 15 March.

Explanatory note to Decree (1)

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared carried at the meeting of Congregation on 20 February the Statute establishing the Degree of Master of Mathematics, which was promulgated on 6 February. Council has accordingly made the following decree, which gives effect to consequential changes.

Decree (1)

1 In Ch. I, Sect. I, FIRST SCHEDULE (Statutes, 1995, p. 183), insert new item 27 as follows and renumber existing item 27 as item 28:
`27. Master of Mathematics
Ego A. B. etc. testor E. F. (or, if more than one, X, Y, etc.), e collegio (or aula or societate) C. D., quem (or quos) per integrum tempus ad gradum Magistri in Mathematicis per statuta requisitum intra academiam, prout statuta requirunt, cubile et victum continue sumpsisse scio, quatenus examen publicum subierit (or subierint) et reliqua compleverit (or compleverint) omnia quae per statuta Universitatis requiruntur (nisi quatenus cum eo dispensatum fuerit), gratiam (or gratias) a collegio suo (or aula sua or societate sua) pro gradu Magistri in Mathematicis concessam (or concessas) fuisse; fide mea data huic Universitati. A. B. dec. Coll. C.'

2 Ibid., SECOND SCHEDULE, item 23 (p. 186), after `Engineering,' insert `Mathematics,'.

3 Ibid., after `Ingeniaria' insert `or Mathematicis'.

4 Ibid., THIRD SCHEDULE, item 21 (p. 188), after `Engineering,' insert `Mathematics,'.

5 Ibid., after `Ingeniaria' insert `or Mathematicis'.

6 Ibid., FOURTH SCHEDULE, item 16 (p. 190), after `Engineering,' insert `Mathematics,'.

7 Ibid., after `Ingeniaria' insert `or Mathematicis'.

8 Ibid., Sect. IV, cl. 1 (p. 194), after `Master of Engineering' insert: `Master of Mathematics'.

9 Ibid., Sect. VIII, cl. 1 (p. 197), after `Master of Arts or Master of Biochemistry or Chemistry or Engineering' insert `or Mathematics'.

10 Ibid., footnote 1, after `Engineering' insert `or Mathematics'.

11 Ibid., (p. 198), after `Bachelor of Arts or Master of Biochemistry or Chemistry or Engineering' insert `or Mathematics'.

12 In Examination Decrees, 1994, p. 18, ll. 12 and 16, in each case after `Engineering' insert `or Mathematics'.

13 Ibid., p. 21, l. 8, after `ENGINEERING' insert `OR MATHEMATICS'.

14 Ibid., ll. 12, 17, and 26, in each case after `Engineering' insert `or Mathematics'.

15 Ibid., p. 319, after l. 17 insert new cl. 4 as follows and renumber existing cll. 4-5 (ll. 18-20) as cll. 5-6: `4. A candidate adjudged worthy of Honours in Part I and Part II may supplicate for the Degree of Master of Mathematics provided that he or she has fulfilled all the conditions for admission to a degree of the University as specified in Ch. I, Sect. I, § 1, cl. 1.'

16 Ibid., p. 841, l. 10, after `Engineering' insert `or Mathematics'.

17 Ibid., p. 1016, l. 27, after `Engineering,' insert `Master of Mathematics,'.

18 Ibid., p. 1048, l. 23, after `M.Eng.' insert `or the M.Math.' 19 Ibid., l. 37, after `M.Eng.' insert `or the Degree of M.Math.'

20 Clause 8 of this decree shall be effective from the date on which clause 2 of the Statute approved by Congregation on 20 February 1996 is approved by Her Majesty in Council; the remaining clauses shall have immediate effect.

Key to decree

Cll. 1–7 provide for admission to the degree of M.Math.

Cl. 8 provides for holders of the new degree to be admitted to membership of Convocation.

Cll. 9–11 determine the academic precedence of holders of the new degree.

Cl. 12 dispenses candidates with Senior Status from the requirement to have passed the First Public Examination as a condition of supplication for the new degree.

Cll. 13 and 14 extend the present provisions governing the time and exercises required for the degree of BA so as to cover the new degree.

Cl. 15 provides for candidates attaining honours in the relevant honour school to be eligible to supplicate for the new degree.

Cl. 16 inserts a reference to the new degree into the provisions governing the award of the relevant higher doctorate.

Cl. 17 provides for the form of class and pass lists for the new degree.

Cl. 18 provides for the issue of certificates to holders of the new degree.

Cl. 19 provides that students for the new degree shall pay university composition fees at the same rate as those working for the degree of BA.

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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:

MARK GEOFFREY FERRIGAN, St Edmund Hall

ROLAND SPENCER GWYNNE JONES, St Edmund Hall

3 Register of Congregation

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

Attenborough of Richmond upon Thames, Rt. Hon. Lord, MA, St Catherine's
Ferrigan, M.G., MA status, St Edmund Hall
Jones, R.S.G., MA status, St Edmund Hall

BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 15 March, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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