| Oxford University Gazette, 28 November 1996: University Agenda

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CONGREGATION 2 December

Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 2 December, 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:

SUZANNAH ELAINE CLARK, Merton College

HELEN WENDA SMALL, Pembroke College

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CONGREGATION 3 December

Notice

The meeting of Congregation is cancelled. The sole business comprises questions to which no opposition has been notified and in respect of which no request for an adjournment has been received, and Mr Vice-Chancellor will accordingly declare the statutes approved without a meeting under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. iii, cl. 11 (Statutes, 1995, p. 8).

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CONGREGATION 17 December 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any opposition to the preambles of the following statutes, signed by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 9 December (see the Guide to Procedures in Congregation cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda').

Statute (1): Establishment of Jacques Delors Professorship of European Community Law

Explanatory note

The European Commission has made an extremely generous benefaction to the University towards the endowment of a Jacques Delors Professorship of European Community Law. The chair is to be partly funded also from university funds, the Higher Studies Fund, and the European Studies Fund. The following statute, and the decree to be made by Council if the statute is approved, formally establish the Jacques Delors Professorship of European Community Law accordingly. The Jacques Delors Professor will be eligible to hold the Directorship of the Centre for the Advanced Study of European and Comparative Law, and the Directorship of the Institute of European Studies (of which it is a constituent part). Changes in the decree governing the Clifford Chance Professorship of European Law, the holder of which is at present ex officio director of the centre, are also made to provide for either the Clifford Chance Professor or the Jacques Delors Professor to hold the directorship.

(1) WHEREAS it is expedient to establish the Jacques Delors Professorship of European Community Law, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

In Tit. XIV, Sect. II, cl. 1, concerning professorships (Statutes, 1995, p. 107) after `Clifford Chance Professorship of European Law' insert: `Jacques Delors Professorship of European Community Law'.

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Decree to be made by Council if the Statute is approved

1 In Ch. II, Sect. VI, § 1, SCHEDULE, concerning official members of faculty board, (Statutes, 1995, p. 230), under `Law', after `Law, European, Clifford Chance.' insert: `Law, European Community, Jacques Delors.'

2 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B, SCHEDULE A, concerning professorships (p. 369), after `Clifford Chance Professor of European Law' insert: `Jacques Delors Professor of European Community Law'.

3 Ibid., Sect. III, § 178, concerning the Clifford Chance Professor of European Law (Statutes, 1995, p. 436), delete title and cl. 1 and substitute:

`§ 178. Clifford Chance Professor of European Law

1. The Clifford Chance Professor of European Law shall lecture and give instruction in European Law.'

4 Ibid. (p. 437), delete cl. 3 and substitute: `3. The Professor shall be a member of the Centre for the Advanced Study of European and Comparative Law, and shall have the obligation to accept the directorship of the centre if requested to do so under the provisions of Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B, cl. 5. The centre shall be a constituent centre of the Institute for European Studies, and the director of the centre shall be eligible for appointment as director of the institute under the provisions of Ch. III, Sect. XXXVI, cl. 4.'

5 Ibid., insert new § 179 as follows and renumber existing §§ 179–86 (pp. 437–40, as renumbered by Decree (3) of 21 June 1996, Gazette, Vol. 126, p. 1282) as §§ 180–7:

`§ 179. Jacques Delors Professor of European Community Law

1. The Jacques Delors Professor of European Community Law shall deliver lectures and give instruction in European Community Law.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in (2) of this clause is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any decree in that behalf, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in (2) of this clause;

(4) a person appointed by Council;

(5), (6) two persons appointed by the General Board;

(7)–(9) three persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Law.

3. The Professor shall be a member of the Centre for the Advanced Study of European and Comparative Law, and shall have the obligation to accept the directorship of the centre if requested to do so under the provisions of Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B, cl. 5. The centre shall be a constituent centre of the Institute for European Studies, and the director of the centre shall be eligible for appointment as director of the institute under the provisions of Ch. III, Sect. XXXVI, cl. 4.

4. The Professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the decree concerning the duties of professors and to those particular provisions of the same decree which are applicable to this chair.'

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Statute (2): Amalgamation of Heygate-Soper Prize Fund and Mike Soper Bursary Fund

Explanatory note

The University in 1982 accepted a benefaction from Messrs Heygate and Sons Ltd for the provision of a prize to be awarded to the undergraduate who makes the most outstanding contribution to the academic and social life of members of the University studying agriculture and forestry within the University. It is now expedient, in consequence of changes to departmental structures and the phasing out of the Honour School of Agricultural and Forest Sciences, to transfer the benefaction to the Mike Soper Bursary Fund to be used to provide travel bursaries for members of the University studying Biological Sciences, preference being given to those whose studies relate to agriculture, forestry, or some other use of rural land. The following statute, and the decree to be made by Council if the statute is approved, which are promoted on the recommendation of the administering committee for the Mike Soper Bursary Fund and the Biological Sciences Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, effect the merger of the two trust funds.

(2) WHEREAS it is expedient to merge the Mike Soper Bursary Fund and the Heygate-Soper Prize Fund, NOW THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, in exercise of the powers in that behalf conferred upon it by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923, and of all other powers enabling it, ENACTS, subject to the approval of Her Majesty in Council, AS FOLLOWS.

In Tit. XV, Sect. LII, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1995, p. 153), after `to the University and to Agriculture,' insert `and including a gift from Messrs Heygate and Sons Ltd,'.

Decree to be made by Council if the Statute is approved

1 In Ch. IX, Sect. I, delete § 155, concerning the Heygate-Soper Prize (Statutes, 1995, p. 591), and renumber existing §§ 156–64 (pp. 591–5) as §§ 155–65.

2 This decree shall be effective from the date on which Statute (...) approved by Congregation on ... is approved by Her Majesty in Council.

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CONGREGATION 13 February

Elections

Libraries Committee

Notice corrected in Gazette 5 December 1996

Vacancies: four (from amongst those qualified for membership of a faculty under Tit. VI, Sect. I, cl. 2 (a) and (b))*

Period from HT 1997: 3 years

* I.e. the holders of all university posts approved for this purpose by the General Board the duties of which include research or teaching, and 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; but not such persons as may be made members of a faculty by a faculty board on account of the work being done by them in Oxford in the subjects with which the board is concerned (see Statutes, 1995, p. 39).

The above vacancies have been created by Decree (5) of 14 November 1996 (Gazette, p. 321), which suspends the Libraries Board and the Curators of the Bodleian Library and sets up the Libraries Committee in their place.

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, 20 January, and similar nominations by six members of Congregation up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 27 January.

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).

Nominations

The following nominations were published in theGazettes of 16 January (1) and 23 January 1997 (2-4):

1. H.C.G. Matthew, MA, D.Phil., Fellow of St Hugh's

2. K.J. Wood, MA status, D.Phil., Wolfson

3. N.F. Palmer, MA, D.Phil., Fellow of St Edmund Hall

4. C.Y. Ferdinand, MA, D.Phil., Fellow of Magdalen