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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 20 February

1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 7 March.

List of the decrees:

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Decree (1): Establishment of Erich Brost Fund

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Law Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, provides for the formal acceptance of an extremely generous benefaction from Mrs Anneliese Brost and Mr Erich Schumann, through the Stiftverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, to establish a fund to be called the Erich Brost Fund, the net income of which shall be used to fund the Erich Brost Lecturership in German and European Community Law.

Text of Decree (1)

In Ch. VII, Sect. III (Statutes, 1995, p. 438, as renumbered by Decree (3) of 21 June 1996, Gazette, Vol. 126, p. 1282, and Decree (1) of 16 January 1996, Vol. 127, p. 592), insert new § 184 as follows and renumber existing §§ 184–7 (pp. 439–40, as renumbered by the same decrees) as §§ 185–8:

`§ 184. Erich Brost Lecturership in German and European Community Law

1. The University accepts with gratitude the gift of DM1,500,000 from Mrs Anneliese Brost and Mr Erich Schumann, through the Stiftverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, to establish a fund to be known as the Erich Brost Fund, the net income of which shall be used to maintain the Erich Brost Lecturership in German and European Community Law.

2. The Board of the Faculty of Law shall be the board of management for the fund.

3. The board of management shall before 31 October each year transmit to the Stiftverband accounts of the fund for the period of twelve calendar months which has ended on the preceding 31 July. These accounts shall contain details of the investment of the fund, the income from this investment, and the expenditure incurred from the fund. The board shall, if so requested at any time by the Stiftverband, send to the Stiftverband all documents relating to the fund in respect of any or all of the ten years preceding any such request.

4. Before 31 December each year, beginning in December 1996, the University shall pay from the income of the fund such sum, being initially DM4,000, as the Stiftverband may reasonably require to cover the Stiftverband's administrative costs in connection with the lecturership.

5. Council shall have power to amend this decree from time to time, provided always that it may do so only with the Stiftverband's prior written agreement. In the event that the University no longer complies with the provisions of clauses 1–4 above, or with any new provisions which may be effective from time to time as a result of amendments made in accordance with such agreement, the University shall return to the Stiftverband both the capital of the fund and any income to the fund which has not already been expended or committed by the University.'

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Decree (2): Establishment of Joan Conway Fund

Explanatory note

The following decree accepts a most generous gift from Mrs Lucinda Stevens to establish a fund in memory of the late Mrs Joan Conway, to be used for the advancement of the study of music by supporting performance-related studies.

Text of Decree (2)

In Ch. IX, Sect. I (Statutes, 1995, p. 553), insert new § 52 as follows and renumber existing §§ 52–6 (pp. 553–5) as §§ 53–7:

`§ 52. Conway Fund

1. The University accepts with gratitude a gift from Mrs Lucinda Stevens, and such further sums as shall from time to time be contributed for the same purpose, to establish a fund, to be known as the Joan Conway Fund in commemoration of the late Mrs Joan Conway, which shall be used to advance the study of music within the University by supporting performance-related studies.

2. The fund shall be administered by a board of management consisting of:

(1) the Heather Professor of Music;

(2) Mrs Lucinda Stevens during her lifetime;

(3), (4) two members of the Board of the Faculty of Music appointed by that board.

3. The board of management shall apply the income of the fund for any or all of the following purposes:

(a) the award of one or more grants to undergraduate or postgraduate members of the University to enable them to undertake specialised tuition in performance, which grants may include provision for travel and other incidental costs;

(b) the provision of lectures and the support of research in performance-related topics;

(c) the provision of master classes;

(d) the promotion of instrumental studies in the Faculty of Music.

4. Any income not expended in any year shall be carried forward for expenditure in subsequent years.

5. Council shall have power to amend this decree from time to time, subject to the prior approval of Mrs Stevens in her lifetime, provided that the main object of the fund, as defined in clause 1 above, is always kept in view.'

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Decree (3): Establishment of Martin Wronker Prize Research Studentship in Medicine

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Physiological Sciences Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, establishes the Martin Wronker Prize Research Studentship in Medicine, to be awarded to a candidate on the Register of University Medical Students whose performance in the Final Honour School of Physiological Sciences is judged to be outstanding.

Text of Decree (3)

In Ch. IX, Sect. I, § 381 (Statutes, 1995, p. 681), insert new cll. 8–12 as follows and renumber existing cll. 8–9 as cll. 13–14: `8. In addition to the annual prize in Medicine and other prizes awarded from the fund, the Board of the Faculty of Physiological Sciences may, at its discretion, award from any surplus balance in the fund a Martin Wronker Prize Research Studentship in Medicine as a reward for excellence in the study of Medicine.

9. The Board of the Faculty of Physiological Sciences shall be the board of management for the studentship and shall have the power to make regulations, not inconsistent with this decree, concerning the award of the studentship.

10. The studentship shall be awarded as funds permit, provided that candidates of sufficient merit present themselves, and shall be tenable for one year in the first instance, with the possibility of extension for a second and third year, subject to review by the board. The value of the studentship shall be determined by the board and shall be paid termly. 11. The studentship shall be open to any candidate on the Register of University Medical Students who has passed the First Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine and has been awarded a first-class honours degree in the Final Honour School of Physiological Sciences. 12. The board shall award the studentship after consultation with the Heads of the Departments of Human Anatomy, Pathology, Pharmacology, and Physiology.'

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Decree (4): Deferment of elections to the Libraries Committee

Explanatory note

As announced in the Gazette of 13 February (p. 000), unforeseen delays in transit occurred to voting papers for the election of members of the Libraries Committee which were sent to members of Congregation at addresses in certain clinical departments. The deadline for the return of voting papers was accordingly deferred, on the authority of the Vice-Chancellor, by seven days, i.e. from 4 p.m. on 13 February to 4 p.m. on 20 February. The following decree formally regularises the elections concerned. Steps are being taken to try to ensure that such delays do not recur.

Text of Decree (4)

Notwithstanding any provisions in Tit. II, Sect. IX (Statutes, 1995, p. 14; Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 1088) to the contrary, the elections in Congregation held in Hilary Term 1997 of four members of the Libraries Committee shall be valid despite the inclusion in the calculation of the number of votes given to each candidate of votes received by the Registrar between the time originally prescribed under clause 4 (e) (i) of that section and 4 p.m. on 20 February 1997.

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Decree (5): Appointment to an electoral board over the statutory age limit

Notwithstanding the provisions of Tit. XIV, Sect. III, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1995, p. 108, as amended by Statute (1) approved by Congregation on 28 November 1995, Gazette, Vol. 126, pp. 407, 436), Council may appoint Professor J. Lynch as a member of the electoral board for the Directorship of the Centre for Brazilian Studies for the duration of the proceedings to fill that post.

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Decree (6): Reappointment to a university committee over the statutory age limit

Notwithstanding the provisions of Tit. XIV, Sect. III, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1995, p. 108, as amended by Statute (1) approved by Congregation on 28 November 1995, Gazette, Vol. 126, pp. 407, 436), the Board of Management for the Lee--Placito Medical Fund may reco-opt Dr S.C. Truelove, Magdalen College, for such a period or such periods as the board may think fit.

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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:

DAVID RODNEY BROWN, Wolfson College

ROBERT BROWN, Faculty of Modern History

MICHAEL BURCH, Department of Paediatrics

MARIOS JAMES COSTAMBEYS, Linacre College

NICHOLAS PHILLIP ROWELL, Department of Clinical Oncology

ANTHONY TIMOTHY SHAW, D.PHIL., St John's 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:

Brown, D.R., MA status, Wolfson
Brown, R., MA status, Faculty of Modern History
Burch, M., MA status, Department of Paediatrics
Costambeys, M.J., MA status, Linacre
Curtis, S., MA, D.Phil., St Hugh's
Rowell, N.P., MA status, Department of Clinical Oncology
Shaw, A.T., MA status, D.Phil., St John's

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4 Appointment of Auditors

Auditors of the Press Accounts for the year ending 31 March 1997: COOPERS & LYBRAND

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 7 March, see `Examinations and Boards' below.