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CONGREGATION 25 November

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 25 November.

Text of Special Resolution

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

MICHAEL LIAM MCQUILLAN, All Souls College

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 25 November

1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 13 December.

List of the decrees:

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Decree (1): Establishment of Sidney Truelove Prize in Gastroenterology

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Clinical Medicine Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, provides for the formal acceptance of a generous donation from Dr Sidney Truelove of £8,000 for the maintenance of a prize in Gastroenterology, to be awarded for an essay on a topic relating to diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

Text of Decree (1)

In Ch. IX, Sect. I, § 227, concerning Medical Prizes for award by the Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine (Statutes, 1995, p. 614), after the decree governing the Tizard Prize in Paediatrics insert:

`Truelove Prize in Gastroenterology

(a) The University accepts with gratitude the sum of £8,000 from Dr S.C. Truelove, to form a fund, the net income from which shall be applied to the establishment of the Sidney Truelove Prize in Gastroenterology.

(b) The prize shall be open to clinical students working in Oxford for the Second Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine, and shall be awarded annually (provided that candidates of sufficient merit present themselves) for an essay on a topic related to diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

(c) Income which is not expended in any year shall be carried forward for use in subsequent years.

(d) Council shall be empowered from time to time to modify the provisions of this decree, provided that in any change of decree the object of the fund, as set out in sub-clause (a) above, shall always be kept in view.'

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Decree (2): Arrangements for award of Edgell Sheppee Prize

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Physical Sciences Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, provides for the Edgell Sheppee Prize, formerly awarded for performance in Management in the project in Part II of the Honour Schools of Engineering or Materials, Economics, and/or Management, henceforth to be awarded for an engineering project in the Honour School of Engineering, Economics, and Management, since Pilkington Prizes are now available for management projects in the two joint Honour Schools.

Text of Decree (2)

In Ch. IX, Sect. I, § 323, cl. 2 (a) (i) (Statutes, 1995, p. 654), delete `and on the recommendation of the examiners in the Honour Schools of Engineering, Economics, and Management ... Part II of those examinations' and substitute `and on the recommendation of the examiners in the Honour School of Engineering, Economics, and Management for performance in Engineering in the Part II project'.

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Decree (3): Composition of the Oxford Committee for the Maison Française

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Curators of the Taylor Institution, removes the requirement that the curators' appointee to the Oxford Committee for the Maison Française be one of their number.

Text of Decree (3)

In Ch. XI, Sect. III, cl. 4 (Statutes, 1995, p. 699), delete item (7) and substitute: `(7) one member appointed by the Curators of the Taylor Institution;'.

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Decree (4): Supervisory body for Certificates in Theology, B.Th., and M.Th.

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Theology Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, transfers supervisory responsibility under the Theology Board for the Degree of Master of Theology from the Supervisory Committee for the Master of Theology, the Bachelor of Theology, and the Theology Certificates, to the Master of Theology Studies Committee, and defines the composition and terms of reference of that committee. The M.Th. Studies Committee has until now been a subordinate committee of the Supervisory Committee. This change reflects current practice, as the M.Th. Studies Committee has been assuming a supervisory role as the M.Th. has developed as a distinctive degree in its own right, and removes duplication from the work of the two committees. This is an administrative change which does not affect the vested rights of students on the course.

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

Text of Decree (4)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 940, l. 27 and p. 959, l. 12, in each case delete `the Degree of Master of Theology,'.

2 Ibid., p. 961, delete ll. 26–9 and substitute : `There shall be a committee for the supervision of arrangements for the Degree of Master of Theology called the Master of Theology Studies Committee. This committee shall consist of two representatives of the Board of the Faculty of Theology (at least one of whom shall be a member of the board's Graduate Studies Committee) and one representative of each of the participating institutions, namely, Campion Hall; Greyfriars; Mansfield College; Regent's Park College; St Benet's Hall; Blackfriars; Ripon College, Cuddesdon; St Stephen's House; Wycliffe Hall; and Harris Manchester College. The committee may co-opt up to three additional members. The committee shall have such powers and duties in respect of the Degree of Master of Theology as may from time to time be prescribed by the Board of the Faculty of Theology.'

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Decree (5): Appointment of Delegate of Oxford University Press

Pursuant to the provisions of Tit. VIII, Sect. ii, cl. 3 (Statutes, 1995, p. 55), the appointment by Council and the General Board of Mr I.C. Butler, MA, Student of Christ Church, as a Delegate of the University Press for a third period of five years, with effect from 1 October 1997, is confirmed.

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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:

STAFFORD JOHNSON TAYLOR, University Offices

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3 Register of Congregation

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

Bodmer, Lady J.G., MA, D.Sc., Lady Margaret Hall
McQuillan, M.L., MA, All Souls
Taylor, S.J., MA status, University Offices

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 13 December, see Examinations and Boards below.