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CONGREGATION 20 January

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 20 January.

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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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 20 January

1 Decrees

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

List of the decrees:

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Decree (1): Moderations in English Language and Literature

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the English Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, eliminates two ambiguities from the wording of the decree governing Moderations in English Language and Literature. It is intended to make clear that papers failed in Moderations must be retaken and that the substitution of the Preliminary Examination is not acceptable. It also removes a misleading reference to retaking papers otherwise than as part of the Preliminary Examination. If candidates are required to resit papers not normally set for the three-paper Preliminary Examination, the examiners are empowered (by the decree governing the Preliminary Examination) to set such other papers as may be required.

Text of Decree (1)

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 63, delete ll. 8–12 and substitute:

`3. Candidates must offer all the papers at a single examination, except that a candidate must resit at the same time as the Preliminary Examination in English Language and Literature any paper or papers in which he or she has previously failed to satisfy the Moderators.'

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Decree (2): First Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine

Explanatory note

At present the Nominating Committee for the First Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine may appoint one additional Moderator (who shall be an external examiner). The Physiological Sciences Board now wishes to change the arrangements governing the appointment of Moderators so that two shall be appointed to cover two of the main subjects covered by the papers in that examination. The following decree, made on the recommendation of the faculty board and with the concurrence of the General Board, provides accordingly.

Text of Decree (2)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 973, ll. 35–6, delete `one additional Moderator (who shall be an external examiner)' and substitute `two additional Moderators (who shall be external examiners)'.

2 Ibid., l. 36, delete `one only' and substitute `two'.

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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 JOHN BEVAN, Faculty of Modern History

GEOFFREY ALAN EVANS, M.PHIL., D.PHIL., Nuffield College

MARY CLARE LOUGHLIN, M.PHIL, St Anne's College

ANITA MCCONNELL, Faculty of Modern History

PETER JOHN OSBORNE, Faculty of Modern History

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3 Register of Congregation

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

Bevan, M.J., MA status, Faculty of Modern History
Duffell, A.L., MA, Harris Manchester
Evans, G.A., MA status, M.Phil., D.Phil., Nuffield
Gilchrist, K.E., MA, Lady Margaret Hall
Loughlin, M.C., MA status, M.Phil., St Anne's
McConnell, A., MA status, Faculty of Modern History
Osborne, P.J., MA status, Faculty of Modern History
Swadling, W.J., MA, Brasenose

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CONGREGATION 21 January

1 Declaration of approval of unopposed Statutes promulgated on 17 December

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice- Chancellor declared the Statutes (1) establishing the Jacques Delors Professorship of European Law and (2) merging the Mike Soper Bursary Fund and the Heygate–Soper Prize Fund approved.

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2 Promulgation of Statute

A form of Statute was promulgated. No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the preamble carried of the proposed Statute changing the composition of the Visitatorial Board.

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3 General Resolution approved on a division

That this House instruct Council to restore the entitlement of members of faculties, together with Emeritus Professors, to membership of Congregation until the age of 75.

[For: 75; against: 12]

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES

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