University Acts

Contents of this section:

[Note. An asterisk denotes a reference to a previously published or recurrent entry.]

Return to Contents Page of this issue


CONGREGATION 6 October

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 6 October.

Text of Special Resolution

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

RICHARD PAUL O'LEARY, Nuffield College

Return to List of Contents of this section


CONGREGATION 7 October

1 Retiring Vice-Chancellor's Oration

Mr Vice-Chancellor addressed the House.

¶ The Oration will be published shortly as a supplement to the Gazette.

Return to List of Contents of this section


2 Admission of Vice-Chancellor for 1997–2001

C.R. LUCAS, MA, D.PHIL., Master of Balliol College, was admitted to office as Vice-Chancellor for four years from October 1997.

Return to List of Contents of this section


3 Admission of Pro-Vice-Chancellors

The following persons were nominated by the Vice-Chancellor to be his deputies for the year 1997–8 and were admitted to office:

P.M. NORTH, CBE, QC, DCL, Principal of Jesus College
PROFESSOR SIR RICHARD SOUTHWOOD, MA, D.SC., Fellow of Merton College
SIR ANTHONY KENNY, MA, D.PHIL., D.LITT., HON. DCL, Warden of Rhodes House
SIR KEITH THOMAS, MA, President of Corpus Christi College
W. HAYES, MA, D.PHIL, President of St John's College
THE REVD E.W. NICHOLSON, DD, Provost of Oriel College
R.C. REPP, MA, D.PHIL., Master of St Cross College
E.M. LLEWELLYN-SMITH, CB, MA, Principal of St Hilda's College
R.G. SMETHURST, MA, Provost of Worcester College
P.A. SLACK, MA, D.PHIL., Principal of Linacre College

Return to List of Contents of this section


4 Admission of Clerks of the Market

M.G. BROCK, CBE, MA, Honorary Fellow of Corpus Christi, Nuffield, and Wolfson Colleges, nominated by the Chancellor, and J.B. BAMBOROUGH, MA, Honorary Fellow of Linacre, New, and Wadham Colleges, nominated by the Vice-Chancellor, were admitted to office as Clerks of the Market for the year 1997–8.

Return to List of Contents of this section


HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL

1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 24 October.

List of the decrees:


Decree (1): Hope Fund

Explanatory note

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor will declare carried, without holding the meeting of Congregation on 14 October, Statute (3) making provision for alternative uses of the Hope Fund, which was promulgated on 1 July (see `University Agenda' below). Council has accordingly made the following decree, which gives effect to consequential changes.

Text of Decree (1)

[For text of Decree (1) see Decree annexed to Statute (3), Gazette, 12 June 1997]

Return to List of Contents of this section


Decree (2): Duties of the Registrar

Explanatory note

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor will declare carried, without holding the meeting of Congregation on 14 October, Statute (2) concerning the role and responsibilities of the Registrar, which was promulgated on 1 July (see `University Agenda' below). As stated in the explanatory note to that statute (Gazette, p. 6), Council considers it more appropriate that in future the statutory provisions should no longer include a detailed prescription of the records which the Registrar must keep, and that this should be set out only in the relevant decrees and regulations. Council has accordingly made the following decree, which provides for the continued maintenance of registers, university publications, etc., as hitherto required under Tit. IX, Sect. VII, cll. 5-11 (Statutes, 1995, pp. 69-70). The following decree reproduces verbatim the provisions of those clauses in order to avoid any gap in the legislative cover; Council intends to make a further decree in due course amending the existing provisions to take account of additional records which are now required (such as the Registers of Visiting and Recognised Students).

Text of Decree (2)

In Ch. IV (Statutes, 1995, p. 335), insert new Sect. IV as follows and renumber existing Sectt. IV-XII (pp. 335-41, as renumbered by Decree (4) of 21 June 1996, Gazette, Vol. 126, p. 1283) as Sectt. V-XIII:

`Section IV. The Registrar

1. The Registrar shall be responsible for the maintenance of the following Registers:

(a) a Register of matriculations, which shall contain such particulars concerning all matriculated persons as are prescribed from time to time by decree;

(b) a Register of all members of the University in which shall be entered

(i) their matriculation;

(ii) the passing of any university examination;

(iii) any qualification which exempts a candidate from a university examination or from any part thereof or from any requirement as to residence or standing;

(iv) any qualification which entitles a candidate to supplicate for a degree;

(v) the conferment of any degree;

(c) a Register of members of Permanent Private Halls;

(d) a Register of members of Congregation;

(e) a Register of persons holding the status of Master of Arts;

(f) a Register of persons who are not members of the University but who are studying with a view to obtaining a diploma or certificate open to persons who are not members of the University, which shall contain the particulars of those persons prescribed from time to time by decree;

(g) a Register of all appointments of examiners.

2. The Registrar shall also take charge of the books kept for the registration of Class Lists and of the names of candidates who have satisfied the examiners in any examination.

3. The Registrar shall furnish from the Registers certificates of matriculation, of graduation, and of the results of examinations, on payment of such fees as may be prescribed from time to time by decree. He or she shall also issue to every undergraduate who has been incorporated a certificate showing his or her standing and privileges.

4. The Registrar shall receive the names of candidates for university examinations unless in the case of any particular examination Council shall by decree direct that the names be received by some other person.

5. The Registrar shall receive the names of candidates for degrees, and shall ascertain by reference to the Registers in his or her charge whether the candidates are duly qualified, so far as relates to passing examinations and to standing, to receive their degrees.

6. It shall be the duty of the Registrar to see that the conditions under which the names of candidates for university examinations may be given in to him or her have been satisfied.

7. The Registrar shall be responsible for the publication of

(a) the Oxford University Calendar, which shall be published each year and shall contain such information as Council shall from time to time determine;

(b) the Examination Decrees, which shall be published each year and shall contain the decrees and regulations in force concerning examinations and related matters;

(c) the Statutes, Decrees, and Regulations of the University of Oxford, which shall be published from time to time as occasion requires and shall contain all the statutes in force together with such decrees and regulations in force as are not included in (b).'

Return to List of Contents of this section


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:

ROGER DAVID DALRYMPLE, M.PHIL., D.PHIL., Worcester College

ALEXANDER WILHELMUS HENRICUS EVERS, Brasenose College

TREVOR ANDREW MUTTON, Department of Educational Studies

ALEXANDER KRISTINN SMARASON, D.PHIL., Green College

Return to List of Contents of this section


3 Register of Congregation

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

Dalrymple, R.D., MA status, M.Phil., D.Phil., Worcester
Evers, A.W.H., MA status, Brasenose
Gallagher, C., MA, Campion Hall
Mutton, T.A., MA status, Department of Educational Studies
O'Leary, R.P., MA, Nuffield
Smarason, A.K., MA status, D.Phil., Green College

Return to List of Contents of this section


BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 24 October, see `Examinations and Boards' below.