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CONGREGATION 20 January

Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 20 January, 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:

ANNETTE LYNN DUFFELL, Harris Manchester College

WILLIAM JOHN SWADLING, Brasenose College

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CONGREGATION 20 February

Elections

Buildings Committee

Vacancies: one

Period from TT 1997: 4 years


Oxford and Cambridge Examinations and Assessment Council

Vacancies: one

Period from TT 1997: 3 years


Scientific Collections in the Oxford University Muesum of Natural History, Committee for the

Vacancies:two

Period from TT 1997: 3 years [see note]

Note: Following consideration by the General Board of the report of the Committee to Review the University Museum, legislation is in preparation to replace the Committee for the Scientific Collections with a new Board of Visitors of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, so the persons elected to fill these vacancies are unlikely to be required to serve for a full period of office.


Nominations in writing by two members of Congregation will be received by the Head Clerk at the University Offices, Wellington Square, up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 27 January, and similar nominations by six members of Congregation up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 3 February.

Council has decided that nominations must show for each signatory the name and college or department in block capitals. Any names which are not so shown may not be published. At least one nomination in respect of each candidate must be made on an official nomination form. Copies of this form are available from the Head Clerk (telephone: (2)70190; e-mail: Philip.Moss@admin.ox.ac.uk).

Notes on the bodies concerned

The Buildings Committee is responsible to Council and the General Board, taking account of university policies and priorities, for formulating the University's programme for all building works, for the execution of all building projects, for maintaining university buildings in a satisfactory condition, and for allocating space within them. These responsibilities include making recommendations to Council and the Board: (a) on the choice of architects and the design, planning, and elevations of all major building projects; and (b) on the acquisition and allocation of new sites. The committee has control of a substantial budget.

The Oxford and Cambridge Examinations and Assessment Council is a joint body set up by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge to supervise the relevant activities of the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, following the merger in 1995 of that syndicate with two previous schools examining institutions, the University of Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations and the Oxford and Cambridge Schools Examination Board.

The Committee for the Scientific Collections is responsible, under the General Board and in consultation with the professors concerned, for the general oversight of the care and maintenance of all the collections in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, for those parts of the museum building that are not allocated to any department, and for their finances. Subject to the approval of the General Board, the committee at present appoints one of its members to be Principal Curator of the Museum, but this will cease to be so when the new post of Director of the Museum is established and filled. (There are also Curators of each of the four individual collections, zoological, entomological, geological, and mineralogical, who are university lecturers in the relevant departments, and who are appointed by the faculty boards concerned.)

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