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DENYER AND JOHNSON STUDENTSHIP 1997–8

The Board of the Faculty of Theology has awarded a Denyer and Johnson Studentship to E.C. BRUGGER, Oriel College.

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BAMPTON LECTURERSHIP 1999

THE RT. HON. AND RT. REVD LORD HABGOOD has been elected to the Bampton Lecturership for 1999.

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ANDREW COLIN PRIZE 1997

The Prize has been awarded to PETER DYLEWSKI, Merton College.

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CYRIL JONES MEMORIAL PRIZE 1997

The Prize has been awarded to ANDREA COCKRAM, New College.

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CLAUDE MASSART PRIZE IN FRENCH LITERATURE 1997

The Prize has been awarded to WILLIAM HINES, St John's College.

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MRS CLAUDE BEDDINGTON MODERN LANGUAGES PRIZE 1997

The Prize for Italian has been awarded to CAROLINE WARING, St John's College.

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PRIZES IN LAW MODERATIONS

Maxwell Prize (for the best overall performance): SOO CHUEN TAN, Queen's College

Slaughter & May Prizes (for best performance in individual subjects):

SOO CHUEN TAN, Queen's College (Roman Law)
SOO CHUEN TAN, Queen's College (Criminal Law)
SOO CHUEN TAN, Queen's College (Constitutional Law)
BELLA LOUISE MORRIS, St Catherine's College (Introduction to Law)

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ENTITLEMENT OF MEMBERS OF FACULTIES AND EMERITUS PROFESSORS TO MEMBERSHIP OF CONGREGATION

The text of Tit. XIV, Sect. III, cll. 1--2, as amended by Statute (2) which will be declared approved on 29 April (see `University Agenda' above), and which will restore the entitlement of all members of faculties to membership of Congregation, is set out below, together with associated legislation (Tit. II, Sect. II, cl. 1, concerning the composition of Congregation; Tit. VI, Sect. I, cl. 2, concerning membership of faculties; and Ch. I, Sect. IX, cl. 1, concerning membership of Congregation, including membership for Emeritus Professors), for ease of reference.

Tit. II, Sect. II, cl. 1 still begins with the proviso, introduced by the changes made in 1995–6, `Subject to such limit on membership [viz. of Congregation] by reason of retirement or age as may be prescribed by Congregation by statute'. This is because that proviso could be deleted only with the approval of Her Majesty in Council, and the Hebdomadal Council considers that it would be somewhat embarrassing for the University to ask Her Majesty to approve the deletion of a phrase the insertion of which she approved only a year ago. The proviso, though left in place, will be of no effect unless and until Congregation were to approve the reimposition of an age limit on membership of Congregation.

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Tit. II, Sect. II, cl. 1

(This Section is a `Queen-in-Council' statute—see Title XIV, Section vii.)

1. Subject to such limit on membership by reason of retirement or age as may be prescribed by Congregation by statute, Congregation shall consist of the following persons, provided that they hold the Degree (other than the Honorary Degree) of Doctor of Divinity, Doctor of Civil Law, Doctor of Medicine, Master of Arts, Master of Biochemistry, Master of Chemistry, Master of Engineering, Master of Mathematics, or Master of Physics of the University (provided also that a holder of the Degree of Master of Biochemistry or Master of Chemistry or Master of Engineering or Master of Mathematics or Master of Physics shall not thereby be qualified to become a member of Congregation unless already a member of Convocation) or hold the status of Master of Arts:

(1) the Chancellor,

(2) the High Steward,

(3) the Vice-Chancellor,

(4) the Proctors,

(5) the members of the faculties,

(6) the holders of such administrative posts in the University as may be approved for this purpose by decree,

(7) the heads of all the colleges and other societies included in Title VII,

(8) the members of the governing bodies of all the colleges and other societies included in Title VII except the Permanent Private Halls,

(9) the principal bursar or treasurer of each of the colleges and other societies included in Title VII except the Permanent Private Halls, if he or she is not a member of its governing body,

(10) such other persons or classes of persons as may be admitted by decree,

(11) every person who was a member of Congregation under the statutes as they stood on the day before this statute was approved by Her Majesty in Council [1] for as long as he or she possesses the qualification which entitled him or her to membership on that date.

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Tit. VI, Sect. I, cl. 2

2. The members of each faculty shall be:

(a) the holders of all university posts [2] approved for this purpose by the General Board the duties of which include research or teaching;

(b) the holders of all posts in the colleges and other societies of the University the duties of which are certified by the head of the college or society to include research or teaching;

(c) such persons as may be made members by a faculty board on account of the work being done by them in Oxford in the subjects with which the board is concerned; provided that

(i) no person who does not hold the Degree (other than the Honorary Degree) of Doctor of Divinity, Doctor of Civil Law, Doctor of Medicine, or Master of Arts, or the status of Master of Arts, shall become a member of a faculty;

(ii) in the case of a person who would be qualified for membership of a faculty under (a)–(c) above except that he or she does not hold, and is not qualified for, one of the qualifying degrees, Council shall as soon as possible accord him or her the status of Master of Arts under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. ii, cl. 3, provided in each case that he or she is of the standing prescribed in that clause;

(iii) the General Board may, if it think fit, permit non- matriculated persons to be made `additional members' of faculties under (c) above;

(iv) no person who has exceeded the age of 70 years shall be made a member of a faculty, provided that a member of a faculty who has attained that age but has not attained the age of 75 years may remain a member, for a period (or successive periods) which (or each of which) shall not exceed twelve months, subject to a vote of the relevant faculty board carried by not less than two-thirds of the members of that board present and voting, and provided further that in no case shall any person remain a member of a faculty after attaining the age of 75 years.

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Tit. XIV, Sect. III, cll. 1–2

1. Throughout this section the term `committee' shall comprise every body, other than Congregation, Convocation, faculties, and sub-faculties, set up by or under the authority of the statutes.

2. No person appointed as or serving as a member of a committee while holding any of the university or college posts specified in Tit. II, Sect. ii, cl. 1 (6)–(10) shall continue to serve on that committee after having retired from such post (or, in the case of a person retiring at different dates from such university and college posts previously held by him or her, after the date of the later of such retirements), and no person who has previously retired from any of the university or college posts specified in Tit. II, Sect. ii, cl. 1 (6)–(10), and who does not continue to hold another such post, shall be appointed a member of a committee, unless Council, by a vote carried by not less than two-thirds of the members present and voting, shall otherwise determine in an individual case. No other person appointed or serving as a member of a committee while not holding such a university or college post shall continue to serve on that committee, and no such person shall be appointed a member of a committee, after the 30 September immediately preceding his or her 66th birthday, unless Council, by a vote carried by not less than two-thirds of the members present and voting, shall otherwise determine in an individual case. In no case, however, shall any member of a committee continue in office after attaining the age of 75 years.

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Ch. I, Sect. IX, cl. 1

1. The following persons and classes of person shall be qualified for membership of Congregation under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. ii, cl. 1 (6) and (10):

(1) the Deputy Steward;

(2) the Public Orator;

(3) the Keeper of the Archives;

(4) the Counsel to the University;

(5) the Warden of Rhodes House;

(6) the Director of the Maison Française;

(7) the Secretary to the Delegates of the University Press;

(8) the Deputy Secretaries to the Delegates of the University Press;

(9) the Tutors in Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art;

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

(11) all persons working in any university department or institution who hold established posts on Administrative, Senior Library and Museum, and Computer Staff Grades 3 and above, and on Research Staff Grades II and above;

(12) such other persons as Council shall determine;

(13) every person who was a member of Congregation under the provisions of this section as they stood on 1 June 1977 for as long as he or she continues to hold a post which entitled him or her to membership under those provisions.


Footnotes

[1] The relevant date is 25 January 1968.
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[2] The posts approved under this clause are those of professor, reader, university lecturer (including faculty, CUF, special (non-CUF), and junior lecturer), senior research officer, instructor, clinical professor, clinical reader, clinical tutor, clinical lecturer, tutor in General Practice, lector under the aegis of the Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, research officer in the Institute of Economics and Statistics and in the Sub-department of Particle and Nuclear Physics, and departmental lecturer. In addition, holders of the following titles shall be faculty members: visiting professor, professor, reader, visiting lecturer, university research lecturer, university lecturer (including CUF lecturer and special (non-CUF) lecturer), clinical professor, clinical reader, and clinical lecturer.
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UNIVERSITY OFFICES: PAPERS RECEIVED

The following documents on matters of general interest with regard to higher education policy, funding, or other significant developments have recently been received within the University Offices. If any member of Congregation would wish to have a copy of any of these documents, he or she should apply to the office of the Deputy Registrar (Administration) (telephone: (2)70003). Where relevant an Internet reference is also given.

Office of Science and Technology: The Use of Scientific Advice in Policy Making. (This sets out, by way of guidance to government departments and agencies, some key principles applying to the use and presentation of scientific advice in policy making.) Also available on http://www.dti.gov.uk/.

Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals Submission to HEFCE on the funding method for teaching from 1998–9.

Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals General Election leaflet: why universities need a new system for funding. (This leaflet has been prepared to encourage debate between the university sector and parliamentary candidates during the 1997 general election campaign.) Also available on http://www.cvcp.ac.uk.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Arabic classes for the study of the Qur'an

Classes are continuing to be held for those wishing to improve their Arabic for the Study of the Qur'an, starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, 2 May.

Further details and registration information may be obtained from Dr Basil Mustafa, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AR (telephone: Oxford (2)78730).

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EIGHTS WEEK: ENTRY IN UNIVERSITY POCKET DIARY

Members of the University are asked to note that the dates for Eights Week are listed incorrectly in the main body of the University Pocket Diary. The correct dates appear at the end of the diary under the heading `Sports Fixtures 1996/1997': they are 28–31 May 1997.

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CONCERTS

St John's College and Colin Carr

The following chamber music concerts will be given at 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium (entrance from Parks Road), St John's College. Tickets, which are required for admission, are free, and will be available one week in advance from the Porters' Lodge.

THOMAS ZEHETMAIR and SILKA AVENHAUS
Thur. 5 June: Violin and piano works by Szymanowski, Ysaÿe, Bartok, and Brahms.(Tickets available from 29 May)

COLIN CARR and SERGEY SCHEPKIN
Thur. 19 June: a programme including cello and piano works by Schubert and Britten. (Tickets available from 12 June)