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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 16 July

1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 15 August.

List of the decrees:

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Decree (1): Fee payable for late entry for admission to a degree

Explanatory note

Council has reviewed the level of the fee payable for late entry for admission to a degree, and to maintain it at its real value, in the same way as the majority of other fees of this kind (see Decree (11) below), has made the following decree increasing the fee to £15.50 with effect from 1 September 1997; this represents the same increase (in round terms) as that in overall costs, as recorded in the Higher Education Pay and Prices Index, over the previous year.

Text of Decree (1)

1 In Ch. I, Sect. I, § 1, cl. 2 (b) (Statutes, 1995, p. 175, as amended by Decree (1) of 25 April 1996, Gazette, Vol. 126, p. 992), delete `£15.00' and substitute `£15.50'.

2 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 1059, l. 12, delete `15.00' and substitute `15.50'.

3 This decree shall be effective from 1 September 1997.

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Decree (2): Absorption of the Academic Computing Services Committee into the IT Committee and reconstitution of the IT Committee

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the General Board's Review Committee for the Computing Services and with the concurrence of the General Board, has two purposes. First, it abolishes the Academic Computing Services Committee as a separate statutory entity and transfers that committee's responsibilities to the IT Committee. This is in order that responsibility for implementing the agreed IT Strategy (including determining the proper balance between distributed and local support) shall rest solely with the IT Committee.

Secondly, it changes the composition of the IT Committee, principally to provide for more of the committee's members to be appointed by bodies below the General Board and Council. The decree provides for the representatives of the sciences to be chosen by the Committee of Heads of Science Departments and the representative of Clinical Medicine to be chosen by the Board of that Faculty. In the short term the representatives of the humanities and social sciences will continue to be appointed by the General Board, but this will change when the new arrangements for the strategic oversight of the Humanities Computing Unit (HCU) have been put in place; it is envisaged that the Steering Group for the HCU will then be responsible for appointing the two representatives to the IT Committee. The separate provision for the representation of `staff with professional, technological knowledge of the field of IT' has been discontinued, on the basis that the committee will gain access to the expertise it needs through its subcommittees. This allows for more direct subject representation and for an external member, without increasing the overall size of the committee. The committee's present powers of co-optation have been expanded to give it increased flexibility.

Text of Decree (2)

1 In Ch. II, Sect. II, § 5 (Statutes, 1995, p. 218), delete cl. 1 and substitute:

`1. The Information Technology (IT) Committee shall consist of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor or the Vice-Chancellor's nominee, who shall be chairman;

(2) the Chairman of the General Board;

(3), (4) two persons appointed by Council, of whom one shall not hold an appointment of the University;

(5) a member of the General Board appointed by that Board;

(6) the Chairman of the Administrative Information Services Committee;

(7) a member of the Libraries Committee appointed by that committee;

(8) a member of the Telecommunications Committee appointed by that committee;

(9), (10) two persons appointed by the Committee of Heads of Science Departments, of whom both shall be engaged in teaching and research;

(11) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine, who shall be engaged in teaching and research;

(12), (13) two persons engaged in teaching and research, being members of the Faculties of English Language and Literature, Law, Literae Humaniores, Medieval and Modern Languages, Modern History, Music, Oriental Studies, Social Studies, or Theology, or of departments under their aegis, appointed by the General Board;

(14) a member of Congregation appointed by the Conference of Colleges;

(15) a member of Congregation appointed by the Colleges' IT Group;

(16) a member of Congregation appointed by the IT Users' Group;

(17), (18) two Junior Members appointed by the Oxford University Student Union. The committee shall have power to co-opt up to four additional members for such periods as it shall think fit.

The Director of the Computing Services shall be the technical secretary to the committee.'

2 Ibid. (p. 220), insert new cl. 4 as follows and renumber existing cll. 4–9 (pp. 220–1) as cll. 5–10:

`4. The committee shall be responsible for the devising and implementation of the strategy for the development of academic computing and other educational technology services and teaching in furtherance of the University's aims and objectives, and in particular shall be responsible for:

(a) the role of the Computing Services and of the Educational Technology Resources Centre;

(b) the co-ordination of the Computing Services and of the Educational Technology Resources Centre with other computing and other educational technology services and teaching within and outside the University;

(c) the balance between services and teaching provided centrally and those provided in faculties, departments, and other parts of the University;

(d) appraising the annual budget for, and an annual report of, the Computing Services and the consequential deployment of the resources made available by the General Board, or by other agencies, for the operation of those services;

(e) approving the policy on the basis of which access to the facilities and support provided by the Computing Services shall be made available to users of those services;

(f) approving arrangements on the basis of which good communications shall be maintained between the Computing Services and their users;

(g) the management of the Educational Technology Resources Centre on the basis of the agreed strategy;

( h) approving an annual budget for, and an annual report of, the Educational Technology Resources Centre, and the consequential deployment of resources made available by the General Board, or by other agencies, for the operation of the centre;

(i) approving plans for the continuing development of the Educational Technology Resources Centre;

(j) approving the policy on the basis of which access to the facilities and support provided by the Educational Technology Resources Centre shall be made available to users of the centre;

(k) approving arrangements on the basis of which good communications shall be maintained between the Educational Technology Resources Centre and its users;

(l) advising and instructing the Director of the Computing Services and the Director of the Educational Technology Resources Centre as required in order to fulfil its functions;

(m) subject to the approval of the General Board, the appointment, and determination of the duties and conditions of service, of the Director of the Computing Services and the Director of the Educational Technology Resources Centre;

(n) subject to the provisions of any statute, decree, or regulation of general application and to the approval 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), the determination of the terms and conditions of appointment and level of salary scales which shall be applied to staff of the Computing Services and of the Educational Technology Resources Centre other than the Directors thereof;

(o) advising on the establishment of a staff- deployment and career development scheme for IT personnel in so far as this relates to the provision of academic computing and other educational technology services and teaching.'

3 Ibid., cl. 8 as renumbered, delete `of the Academic Computing Services Committee,'.

4 In Ch. III, Sect. XXVIII (pp. 283–4), delete cll. 3–12 and substitute:

`3. The Computing Services and the Educational Technology Resources Centre shall be responsible to the IT Committee under the provisions of Ch. II, Sect. II, § 5.'

Key to Decree (2)

Cl. 1 changes the composition of the IT Committee.

Cl. 2 transfers the responsibilities of the Academic Computing Services Committee to the IT Committee.

Cll. 3 and 4 abolish the Academic Computing Services Committee.

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Decree (3): Establishment of a Department of Chemistry

Explanatory note

In the light of the recommendations of the General Board's Review Committee for Chemistry, which reported in May 1996, the new position of Chairman of Chemistry was established by decree in Hilary Term 1997 (Decree (8) of 20 March 1997, Gazette, p. 884), and Professor W.G. Richards was appointed to the post until 30 September 2000 in the first instance. The decree stipulated that the chairman should be responsible for bringing forward proposals for implementing the unification of the three existing Chemistry departments and establishing a Chemistry Management Committee on the lines proposed in the review committee's report.

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the General Board, gives effect to proposals that have been endorsed successively by the Inter-departmental Committee for Chemistry (which will be replaced with the new Chemistry Management Committee), the Sub-faculty of Chemistry, and the Physical Sciences Board.

The form of the legislation is comparable with that establishing a unitary Department of Physics and confines itself to the major features of the new structure, namely the relationship between the Chairman of Physics, the heads of the three sub-departments, and the Chemistry Management Committee. The full proposals endorsed by the General Board and the other relevant bodies contain details of the arrangements for other committees within the new department, and other administrative matters which may be governed by standing order as appropriate.

The legislation protects the vested interests of the present Waynflete Professor of Chemistry in retaining the headship of the Sub-department of Organic Chemistry.

Text of Decree (3)

1 In Ch. II, Sect. VI, § 1, SCHEDULE, concerning official members of faculty boards (Statutes, 1995, p. 232), under Physical Sciences, after `Chemistry, Chairman of' delete `the Inter-departmental Committee for'.

2 Ibid., Sect. XIII, § 2, cl. 7, concerning departments in which departmental committees shall be established (p. 245), delete `Dyson Perrins,' `Inorganic Chemistry,' and `Physical and Theoretical Chemistry,'.

3 Ibid., cl. 8, after `established' insert `in the three sub-departments of the Department of Chemistry and'.

4 In Ch. III (p. 276), insert new Sect. XXII as follows and renumber existing Sectt. XXII–XXVIII (pp. 276–82) as Sectt. XXIII–XXIX:

`Section XXII. Chemistry, Department of

§ 1. Department of Chemistry and Chairman of Chemistry

1. The Department of Chemistry shall be assigned by Council from time to time for a specified period not exceeding five years in the first instance to a person holding an established academic post in the department, normally with the title of professor or reader, on the recommendation of the General Board after consultation with the Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences, the heads of the sub-departments of the Department of Chemistry, and the other holders of established academic posts in those sub-departments. The person to whom the headship of the department is assigned shall have the title of Chairman of Chemistry.

2. The Chairman shall be eligible for reappointment, provided that no one person shall hold the post for a total of more than ten years in aggregate.

3. The Chairman shall receive a stipend equivalent to that of a professor holding a special allowance under Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 7, Schedule I.

4. The Chairman, advised and assisted by the Chemistry Management Committee, shall have the powers and responsibilities set out in clause 2 of the Particular Provisions applicable to professors enumerated in Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B, Schedule B, provided that:

(a) the Chairman's duties related to teaching shall be as specified in clause 5 below; and

(b) the Chairman may delegate to the heads of sub-departments responsibilities in relation to their sub-departments as set out in clause 2 of the said Particular Provisions applicable to professors enumerated in Schedule B.

5. The Chairman may undertake teaching and research in accordance with such arrangements as may be made from time to time with the Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences, and may undertake examining and graduate supervision, but the provisions of Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. A, cll. 6 and 7 imposing examining and supervision as duties shall not apply to this office.

6. The Chairman shall be eligible to apply to the General Board for sabbatical leave in accordance with the regulations made by the Board under the provisions of Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. A, cl. 14. During a period of leave, a deputy shall be appointed by the General Board on the advice of the Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences. The deputy shall receive an appropriate proportion of a Schedule I allowance, in accordance with the arrangements which apply when a head of department is on sabbatical leave.

§ 2. Chemistry Management Committee

1. There shall be a Chemistry Management Committee consisting of:

(1) the Chairman of Chemistry;

(2) the Head of the Sub-department of Inorganic Chemistry;

(3) the Head of the Sub-department of Organic Chemistry;

(4) the Head of the Sub-department of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry;

(5) the Director of the Oxford Centre for Molecular Sciences;

(6) a member of the Academic Committee of the Department of Chemistry appointed by that committee;

(7)–(9) three members, one from each of the Sub- departments of Inorganic, Organic, and Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, elected by the holders of established academic posts in the Department of Chemistry.

The committee shall have the power to co-opt up to two additional members.

The election of the members under (7)–(9) shall be conducted by the Chairman of Chemistry. The members under (6)–(9) shall each hold office for a period of three years and shall be re-eligible. The Chairman of Chemistry shall be chairman of the committee.

2. The Chemistry Management Committee shall advise and assist the Chairman of Chemistry in carrying out the duties of the office.

§ 3. The Heads of the Sub-departments of the Department of Chemistry

1. There shall be three sub-departments of the Department of Chemistry: the Sub-department of Inorganic Chemistry, the Sub-department of Organic Chemistry, and the Sub-department of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry.

2. The head of each sub-department shall be responsible for academic work in the subject area of that sub-department, including overseeing research, and for collaborating with other sub-departments and with the Sub-faculty of Chemistry and the Chemistry Management Committee in arranging for the teaching of Chemistry. The head shall also have responsibility for the allocation and expenditure of the budget assigned by the Chairman of Chemistry to that sub-department.

3. The head of each sub-department shall be appointed for a specified period of not less than five years from among those holding established academic posts in that sub-department, normally from amongst those with the title of professor or reader, on the recommendation of the General Board after consultation with the Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences, the Chemistry Management Committee, and the holders of established academic posts in that sub-department.

4. The head for the time being of each sub-department shall undertake teaching in accordance with such arrangements as shall be made from time to time with the Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences. When the head of a sub-department is a professor, his or her teaching duties shall normally be those laid down in Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B, cl. 2 (b).

5. The head of each sub-department shall receive a special allowance of the amount receivable by certain professors in accordance with Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 7, as follows:

Inorganic Chemistry                   Schedule I 
Organic Chemistry                     Schedule I 
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry    Schedule I'.

5 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 7, SCHEDULE I, concerning special allowances to certain heads of departments (p. 371), delete:

`Waynflete Professor of Chemistry
Head of the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
Head of the Physical Chemistry Laboratory'.

6 In Ch. IX, Sect. I, § 56, cl. 2 (2), concerning the Coulson Memorial Fund (p. 554, as renumbered by Decree (2) of 20 February 1997 and Decree (2) of 27 June 1997, Gazette pp. 776, 1304), delete `Department of' and substitute `Sub-department of Physical and'.

7 This decree shall be effective from 1 August 1997, provided that the first appointments to the headships of the sub-departments of the Department of Chemistry may be made for periods of less than five years, and that the headship of the Sub-department of Organic Chemistry shall assigned to Professor Sir Jack Baldwin until such time as he shall cease to hold the Waynflete Professorship of Chemistry.

Key to Decree (3)

Cl. 1 deletes a reference to the chairman of the now superseded Inter-departmental Committee for Chemistry.

Cll. 2 and 3 replace references to the former departments with references to them as constituent sub-departments of the unitary department.

Cl. 4 establishes the Department of Chemistry, and provides for its assignment to the Chairman of Chemistry, for the composition of the Chemistry Management Committee, and for the appointment of the heads of the sub-departments of the Department of Chemistry.

Cl. 5 removes a now superfluous reference to the payment of allowances to the heads of the former departments, appropriate provision having been made in the new Ch. III, Sect. XXII.

Cl. 6 changes an already obsolete reference to the once separate Department of Theoretical Chemistry into a reference to the relevant new Sub-department of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry.

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Decree (4): Committee for the Ashmolean Library

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Committee for the Ashmolean Library and with the concurrence of the Libraries Committee, provides for the chairmanship of the Committee for the Ashmolean Library to be an appointment made by Mr Vice-Chancellor rather than being held ex officio by the Director of the Ashmolean Museum, who will, however, continue to be an ex officio member of the committee. This change makes permanent the initially temporary arrangement introduced by Decree (5) of 23 November 1995 (Gazette, Vol. 126, p. 406).

Text of Decree (4)

1 In Ch. III, Sect. XI, § 7, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1995, p. 260), insert new item (1) as follows and renumber existing items (1)–(17) as items (2)–(18):

`(1) a chairman, appointed by the Vice-Chancellor;'.

2 Ibid., item (2) as renumbered, delete `(chairman)'.

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Decree (5): Establishment of Joint Standing Committee for Palaeography and related Manuscript and Textual Studies

Explanatory note

The following decree, made after consultation with the English, Literae Humaniores, Modern Languages, Modern History, Music, Oriental Studies, and Libraries Boards and with the concurrence of the General Board, establishes a Joint Standing Committee for Palaeography and related Textual and Manuscript Studies.

Text of Decree (5)

In Ch. III (Statutes, 1995, p. 308), insert new Sect. LXII as follows and renumber existing Sectt. LXII–LXVIII (pp. 308–16, as renumbered by Decree (6) of 26 October 1995, Gazette, Vol. 126, p. 245) as Sectt. LXIII–LXIX:

`Section LXII. Palaeography and related Manuscript and Textual Studies, Joint Standing Committee for

1. There shall be a Committee for Palaeography and related Manuscript and Textual Studies which shall consist of:

(1) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature;

(2) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores;

(3) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages;

(4) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Modern History;

(5) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Music;

(6) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies;

(7) the Keeper of Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library. The appointed members of the committee shall hold office for four years from the date of appointment (except that casual vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired residue of the period of the member demitting office) and shall be re-eligible. The committee shall have power to co-opt up to four additional members who shall hold office for two years and shall be re-eligible. The committee shall elect its own chairman.

2. The functions of the committee shall be to promote Palaeography and related Manuscript and Textual Studies within the University, to encourage the best use of existing collections and expertise, to consider such questions concerning the organisation of the studies and examinations of the University in this field as may be referred to it by the board of any faculty or by the General Board, and generally to advise the faculty boards and the General Board on matters relating to this field.'

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Decree (6): Electoral board for the Professorship of Public Health

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the General Board, provides for the Board to appoint two electors, rather than one, for the Professorship of Public Health. This will enable the Board to appoint the non-executive Dean-elect of Clinical Medicine as an elector without affecting the other interests which must be represented.

Text of Decree (6)

1 In Ch. VII, Sect. III, § 269, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1995, p. 470), delete `(6) a person' and substitute `(6), (7) two persons'.

2 Ibid., renumber existing items (7)–(9) as items (8)–(10).

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Decree (7): Pass School of Mathematics

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Mathematical Sciences Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, provides for a Pass School of Mathematics, the need for which was overlooked when new parallel three- and four-year courses in Mathematics were recently introduced.

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

Text of Decree (7)

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 302, after l. 21 insert:

`PASS SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS

(i) Decree

Pass School of Mathematics

(Ch. VI, Sect. I. C, § 3)'

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Decree (8): Supervision of arrangements for the Degree of Bachelor of Theology and the Certificates in Theology

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Theology Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, amends the legislation governing the Supervisory Committee for the Bachelor of Theology and the Certificates in Theology. In the earlier revision of the legislation governing these courses the clauses concerning the supervisory committee were not inserted in the most appropriate places in the revised legislation, and did not accurately describe its powers. The following decree rectifies these anomalies.

Text of Decree (8)

1 In Ch. VI, Sect. XXXIV (Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 523, as amended by Decree (2) of 1 May 1997, Gazette, p. 1017), delete cl. 3 and substitute:

`3. There shall be a committee for the supervision of arrangements for the Degree of Bachelor of Theology called the Supervisory Committee for the Degree of Bachelor of Theology and the Theology Certificates. This committee shall consist of two representatives of the Board of the Faculty of Theology and one representative of each of the participating institutions, namely, Blackfriars; Campion Hall; Greyfriars; Harris Manchester College; Mansfield College; Regent's Park College; Ripon College, Cuddesdon; St Benet's Hall; St Stephen's House; and Wycliffe Hall. The committee shall have such powers and duties in respect of the Degree of Bachelor of Theology as may from time to time be prescribed by the Board of the Faculty of Theology.'

2 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 940, delete ll. 25–33 and substitute:

`4. The supervision of the arrangements for the above mentioned certificates shall be the responsibility of the Supervisory Committee for the Degree of the Bachelor of Theology and the Theology Certificates. The committee shall have such powers and'.

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Decree (9): Appointment of examiners for the Foundation Certificate in Modern History

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Committee on Continuing Education and with the concurrence of the General Board, makes provision for the appointment of examiners for the Foundation Certificate in Modern History. This was inadvertently omitted from the legislation establishing the certificate.

Text of Decree (9)

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 980, after l. 4 insert:
`Foundation Certificate in Modern History:       Up to four.' 

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Decree (10): Appointment of examiners in the Honour Schools of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Mathematical Sciences Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, provides for the appointment of two additional examiners, who will by convention be external examiners, in the Honour Schools of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences.

Text of Decree (10)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 1005, l. 22, delete `Fourteen' and substitute `Sixteen'.

2 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 1997.

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Decree (11): Fees (other than composition fees) payable by candidates for examinations

Explanatory note

Council and the General Board have reviewed the level of various fees payable by candidates for examinations and have agreed that they should in general be increased by 2.5 per cent (the overall increase recorded in the Higher Education Pay and Prices Index), normally rounded to the nearest pound, with effect from 1 September 1997 in order to take account of increases in examining and related costs. Resubmission fees for the M.Litt., M.Th., M.Sc., D.Phil., and Diploma in Law, which rose to £100 in 1996, are being held at this new level for the foreseeable future. The following decree provides accordingly.

Text of Decree (11)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 1058, l. 6, concerning the matriculation fee, delete `£144' and substitute `£148'.

2 Ibid., delete ll. 15–35 and substitute:

                                                   £  

`(a) On entering or replacing the name of a  
non-member of the University on the Register  
of Diploma and Certificate Students under  
the provisions of Ch. X, Sect. VIII               73.00

(b) On entering for certain examinations: Foundation Certificates in English Language and Literature, and in Social and Political Science 37.00 Special Diplomas in Social Studies, and in Social Administration* 73.00 Certificates in Theology 42.00 Certificate in Management Studies 73.00 Qualifying Examination for the degree of BD 54.00 Degree of B.Mus. 154.00 Degrees of B.Phil., M.Phil., M.Th., M.Sc. (by Coursework), and M.St. on re-entering the examination[dagger sign] 254.00 Diplomas in Applied Statistics, History of Art, and Human Biology on re-entering the examination[dagger sign] 135.00 Degree of M.Ch., Part I 81.00

(c) On applying for leave to supplicate for the degree of BD 139.00 for the degree of M.Ch., Part II 306.00 for the degree of DM 306.00 for the degrees of DD, DCL, D.Litt., D.Sc., and D.Mus. 492.00'.

3 Ibid., p. 1059, delete l. 27 and substitute:


`(d) for each complete record of a graduate 
of the University                                 15.50'.


4 This decree shall be effective from 1 September 1997.

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Decree (12): Dispensation from prescribed duties (Dr J. Errington)

Dispensation from prescribed duties is granted to J. Errington, MA (B.Sc. Newcastle; Ph.D. CNAA), Fellow of Magdalen College and University Lecturer in Chemical Pathology, for five years from 1 October 1997 to enable him to hold a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Senior Fellowship.

Decree (13): Dispensation from prescribed duties (Professor A. Watts)

Dispensation from prescribed duties is granted to A. Watts, MA, D.Sc. (B.Sc., Ph.D. Leeds), Fellow of St Hugh's College and Professor of Biochemistry, for five years from 1 October 1997 to enable him to hold a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Senior Fellowship.

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Decree (14): Reappointment to a university committee over the statutory age limit (Sir Ronald Grierson)

Notwithstanding the the provisions of Tit. XIV, Sect. III, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1995, p. 108, as amended by Statute (1) approved by Congregation on 28 November 1995, the Statute approved by Congregation on 6 February 1996, and Statute (2) approved by Congregation on 29 April 1997, Gazette, p. 977), Council may reappoint Sir Ronald Grierson, Balliol, as a member of the Board of Management for the European Studies Fund for such period or periods as Council may think fit.

Decree (15): Reappointment to a university committee over the statutory age limit (Mr M.H.R. Soper)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Tit. XIV, Sect. III, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1995, p. 108, as amended by Statute (1) approved by Congregation on 28 November 1995, the Statute approved by Congregation on 6 February 1996, and Statute (2) approved by Congregation on 29 April 1997, Gazette, p. 977), the Board of the Faculty of Biological Sciences may reappoint Mr M.H.R. Soper, Queen's, as a member of the committee to administer the Mike Soper Bursary Fund for such period or periods as the board may think fit.

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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:

MARGARET HELEN ABEL, Department of Human Anatomy

RICHARD JOHN ADAMS, Laboratory of Physiology

DAVID ROBERT GREAVES, Exeter College

PENELOPE ANN HANDFORD, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

ANDREW JOHN MCKNIGHT, D.PHIL., Linacre College

SIAN ALLISON REES, Somerville College

IRINI SKALIORA, St Cross College

NIGEL SPENCER, Institute of Archaeology

LINDA JOY STANLEY, 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:

Abel, M.H., MA status, Exeter
Adams, R.J., MA status, Laboratory of Physiology
Greaves, D.R., MA status, Exeter
Handford, P.A., MA status, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology
McKnight, A.J., MA status, D.Phil., Linacre
Maloney, J.M.J., MA, St John's
Meredith, D., MA, D.Phil., Brasenose
Rees, S.A., MA status, Somerville
Skaliora, I., MA status, St Cross
Spencer, N., MA status, Institute of Archaeology
Stanley, L.J., MA status, University Offices
Younie, C.P., MA, Somerville

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 15 August, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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