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CONGREGATION 3 March

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 3 March.

Text of Special Resolution

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

MICHAEL VAILLANCOURT ARIS, MA status, St Antony's College

MARTIN LAWRENCE JACKSON, St Catherine's College

CHRISTOPH KORBMACHER, St Edmund Hall

DAVID ANTHONY TURTON, Green College

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 3 March

1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 21 March.

List of the decrees:

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Decree (1): Entitlement of Emeritus Professors to membership of Congregation

Explanatory note

Following the confirmation by postal vote of the general resolution instructing Council to restore the entitlement of Emeritus Professors to membership of Congregation until the age of 75 (see Gazette, p. 000), Council has made the decree below, which provides accordingly.

A proposed statute similarly restoring members of faculties to membership is published as Statute (2) in `University Agenda' below.

Text of Decree (1)

1 In Ch. I, Sect. IX, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1995, p. 198, as amended by Decree (1) of 23 November 1995, Gazette, Vol. 126, p. 406), insert item (10) as follows and renumber existing items (10)–(12) (p. 199, as renumbered by the same decree) as items (11)–(13):

`(10) the Emeritus Professors who are under the age of 75 years;'.

2 This decree shall be effective by the date on which Statute (...) promulgated on ... is approved by Congregation.

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Decree (2): Establishment of Foundation Certificate in Modern History

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Committee on Continuing Education and with the concurrence of the Modern History Board and the General Board, establishes a two-year course for the Foundation Certificate in Modern History. The course will be equivalent to the first year of a three-year degree programme. It will provide a means for mature students to apply for admission to the final two years of the Honour School of Modern History, as well as to other higher education institutions. Examination will be by coursework, written examination, and oral examination.

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

Text of Decree (2)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 313, delete ll. 16–17 and substitute:

`unless he or she has either passed or been exempted from the First Public Examination or has successfully completed the Foundation Course in Modern History at the Department of Continuing Education.'

2 Ibid., p. 968, after l. 27 insert:

`FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE IN MODERN HISTORY

Ch. X, Sect. XXIV]

(i) DECREE

1. The Committee on Continuing Education shall have power to grant Foundation Certificates in Modern History to candidates who have satisfied the conditions prescribed in this section and any further conditions which the committee may prescribe by regulation.

2. The examination for the certificate shall be under the supervision of the Board of Studies of the Committee on Continuing Education.

3. The Director of the Department for Continuing Education shall keep a register of attendance of students for the certificate. No student shall be granted leave to take the examination unless the register shows satisfactory attendance by him or her.

4. Candidates, whether members of the University or not, may be admitted as students for the certificate under such conditions as the Committee on Continuing Education shall prescribe provided that, before admission to the course, candidates have satisfied the committee that they are well qualified to enter the proposed course of study.

5. Examination for the certificate shall be by written examination, by coursework essays, and (if the examiners think fit) by oral examination, under such conditions as the Committee on Continuing Education may by regulation prescribe.

6. The examiners may award a distinction to a candidate for the certificate.'

3 Ibid., p. 993, after item (yy), as inserted by Decree (3) of 12 December 1996 (Gazette, p. 486), insert:

`(zz) For the nomination of examiners for the Foundation Certificate in Modern History, a committee of which the three elected members shall be chosen by the relevant board of studies of the Committee on Continuing Education.'

4 Ibid., p. 1040, after l. 26 insert:

`(xx) Foundation Certificate in Modern History

This is to certify that A. B. has pursued an approved course of study, and in [such a term and year] satisfied [or was adjudged worthy of distinction by] the examiners appointed by the University to examine in the subjects prescribed for the Foundation Certificate in Modern History. Signed on behalf of the Board of Studies of the Committee on Continuing Education.
           
                                                C. D - Chairman.      
    
                                                E.F. - Secretary.'

5 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 1997.

Key to Decree (2)

Cl. 1 establishes successful completion of the course as an appropriate qualification for admission to examination for the Honour School of Modern History. pCl. 2 establishes the course and makes provision for the admission of students.

Cl. 3 makes provision for the nomination of examiners. Cl. 4 prescribes the form of the certificate for the examination.

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Decree (3): Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Committee for the School of Management Studies and with the concurrence of the General Board, removes the requirement for applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies to have industrial or commercial experience `of at least three years' duration'.

Text of Decree (3)

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 936, l. 30, delete `of at least three years' duration'.

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Decree (4): Dispensation from prescribed duties (Professor S. Anand)

Dispensation from prescribed duties is granted to Professor S. Anand, B. Phil., MA, D.Phil., Fellow of St Catherine's College and University Lecturer in Quantitative Economic Analysis, for the period from Michaelmas Term 1997 to Michaelmas Term 1998 inclusive to enable him to serve as Acting Director of the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies.

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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:

MICHAEL ALEXANDER FRASER, Regent's Park College

MARY HEIMANN, D.PHIL., Magdalen College

JOHN MARTIN LEO REGAN, Wolfson College

MARGARET HELEN SMALLMAN, Hertford 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:

Butler, A.J., MA, University
Fraser, M.A., MA status, Regent's Park
Heimann, M., MA status, D.Phil., Magdalen
Jackson, M.L., MA, St Catherine's
Korbmacher, C., MA, St Edmund Hall
Pritchett, R.J., MA, St John's
Regan, J.M.L., MA status, Wolfson
Smallman, M.H., MA status, Hertford
Turton, D.A., MA, Green College
Wilmott, P., MA, D.Phil., St Catherine's

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 21 March, see `Examinations and Boards' below.