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CONGREGATION 21 January

Approval on a division of General Resolution not confirmed

Since Council has decided that a postal vote should be held on the General Resolution concerning the entitlement of retired persons to membership of Congregation, the approval on a division of that resolution in Congregation on 21 January is not confirmed.

¶ The verbatim record of the debate on the General Resolution will be published as a Supplement to the Gazette in due course. Voting papers will then be sent to members of Congregation, and a date will be fixed by Mr Vice-Chancellor for holding the vote.

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL

1 Decree

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 14 February.

List of the decrees:

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Decree (1): Establishment of Centre for Brazilian Studies

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Inter-faculty Committee for Latin American Studies and with the concurrence of the General Board, establishes a Centre for Brazilian Studies and provides for the directorship of the centre, both of which are to be funded by generous donations from Brazil. The centre is to be established for five years in the first instance, with the intention that it will continue thereafter if sufficient further funds can be raised.

Text of Decree (1)

1 In Ch III, concerning university bodies (Statutes, 1995, p. 274), insert new Sect. XVI as follows and renumber existing Sect. XVI as Sect. XVII:

`Section XVI. Brazilian Studies, Centre for

1. Following the provision of support from donors in Brazil, there shall be within the University a Centre for Brazilian Studies.

2. The functions of the centre shall be to co-ordinate and develop graduate teaching and research on Brazil and through its programme of lectures, seminars, conferences, and publications to act as a focus for the study of Brazil and for the promotion of a greater understanding of Brazil and its place in the world, in the United Kingdom, and in Europe. The aim of the centre shall be to promote a greater understanding of the history and culture of Brazil, its society, its economic and political development, and its place in the world.

3. There shall be an advisory council for the centre which shall contribute to promoting the centre in Brazil and internationally, and to raising funds for the continuation of the centre after the initial five years from the date of its establishment.

4. The centre shall be under the general supervision of the Inter-faculty Committee for Latin American Studies.

5. There shall be a director of the centre who shall hold the title of Director of the Centre for Brazilian Studies. The post shall be on the establishment of the Inter-faculty Committee for Latin American Studies. The director shall be appointed for such periods as Council may from time to time determine. The director 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 with which the directorship shall be for the time being associated, 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)–(6) three persons appointed by the Inter-faculty Committee for Latin American Studies;

(7) a person appointed by Council;

(8), (9) two persons appointed by the General Board;

6. The director shall have charge of the premises allocated for the centre and shall make provision for the lighting, warming, water supply, and cleansing of the premises.

7. The director shall be a member ex officio of the Inter-faculty Committee for Latin American Studies and of the Latin American Centre Committee.

8. The director shall submit to the General Board an annual report on the work of the centre.

9. The director shall be subject to the General Provisions of the decree concerning the duties of professors and shall reside within the University during six months at least in each academical year, between the first day of October and the ensuing first day of August.

10. There shall be a management committee for the centre consisting of the director, the chairman and two nominees of the Inter-faculty Committee for Latin American Studies, and a nominee of St Antony's College. The director shall be chairman of the management committee. The management committee shall supervise the academic activities of the centre, including the selection of its visitors.

11. The staff of the centre shall be appointed, and their duties and conditions of service shall be determined, by the director, subject to:

(a) the provisions of any statute, decree, or regulation of general application;

(b) the approval by the Inter-faculty Committee for Latin American Studies, on the recommendation of a committee appointed by the inter-faculty committee (of which the director shall be a member and which may include other persons not being members of the inter-faculty committee), and by the General Board of any appointment which carries a stipend of more than the maximum prescribed in Ch. VII, Sect. IV, § 1, cl. 2 (ii), such approval to cover the person appointed, stipend payable, period of office, duties, and any other conditions.

2 Ibid., Sect. LII, concerning the Inter-faculty Committee for Latin American Studies (p. 300), delete cl. 1 and substitute: `1. There shall be an Inter-faculty Committee for Latin American Studies consisting of:

(1) the Director of the Centre for Brazilian Studies;

(2)–(9) two persons elected by each of the Boards of the Faculties of Anthropology and Geography, Medieval and Modern Languages, Modern History, and Social Studies;

(10) one person elected by the Board of the Faculty of Biological Sciences;

(11), (12) two persons elected by the Governing Body of St Antony's College.

The elected members of the committee shall hold office for four years from the date of election (except that casual vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired residue of the period) and shall be re-eligible. The committee shall have power to co-opt up to three additional members for periods of two years. The committee shall elect its own chairman.'

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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:

GUIDO BACCIAGALUPPI, Balliol College

DAVID ROBERT GOWEN, M.ST., St Catherine's College

JULIANE KERKHECKER, Faculty of Literae Humaniores

PAUL O'GRADY, St Catherine's College

HENRY ROSEWELL THOMAS SUMMERSON, 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:

Bacciagaluppi, G., MA status, Balliol
Gowen, D.R., MA status, St Catherine's
Hewitt, K.R., MA, Lady Margaret Hall
Kerkhecker, J., MA status, Exeter
O'Grady, P., MA status, St Catherine's
Stanley, J.C., MA, D.Phil., Christ Church
Summerson, H.R.T., MA status, Faculty of Modern History

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 14 February, see `Examinations and Boards' below.