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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 10 November

1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 28 November.

List of the decrees:

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Decree (1): Updating of provisions governing the clinical duties of professors in the Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the General Board and with concurrence on behalf of the Clinical Medicine Board, updates the provisions governing the clinical duties of professors in the Faculty of Clinical Medicine, in particular by deleting a specific reference to taking charge of beds and replacing it with a general reference to clinical duties. A reference to such duties being carried out in general practices as well as in hospitals is also added.

Text of Decree (1)

In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B, PARTICULAR PROVISIONS (Statutes, 1997, p. 388), delete cl. 3 (c) and substitute: `(c) He or she shall, under conditions agreed upon between the Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine and the appropriate agents of the National Health Service, perform such clinical, administrative, and other duties in the hospitals or general practices associated with the University as the faculty board may determine or approve.'

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Decree (2): Establishment of Hans von Engel and Gordon Francis Fund

Explanatory note

Professor R.N. Franklin, CBE, Honorary Fellow of Keble College, has offered a generous gift of £8,000 in augmentation of the Gordon Francis Fund in order to endow a biennial international prize in memory of Dr Hans von Engel, sometime member of the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Fellow of Keble College, for outstanding contributions in the field of phenomena in ionised gases. This accords with the existing objects of the Gordon Francis Fund, and Council, on the recommendation of the Physical Sciences Board, has made the following decree, which accepts the benefaction and changes the title of the Gordon Francis Fund in order to incorporate the name of Dr von Engel. The intention is that the Physical Sciences Board should delegate the award of the von Engel Prize to the International Scientific Committee of the Conference on Phenomena in Ionised Gases.

Text of Decree (2)

1 In Ch. IX, Sect. I (Statutes, 1997, p. 638), delete § 108 and renumber existing §§ 109--11 (pp. 638--40) as §§ 108--10.

2 Ibid. (p. 736), insert § 355:

`§ 355. von Engel and Francis Fund

1. The University accepts with gratitude the gift of £8,000 donated by Professor R.N. Franklin, CBE, Honorary Fellow of Keble College, which together with moneys in the Gordon Francis Fund shall comprise the Hans von Engel and Gordon Francis Fund.

2. The fund shall be used

(a) for the award, by such judges as the body responsible for the administration of the fund may from time to time approve, of a prize, to be known as the von Engel Prize, to a person whom they consider to have made an outstanding contribution to the study of phenomena in ionised gases and plasma physics;

(b) to foster the study of phenomena in ionised gases and plasma physics in the University by

(i) the award of a prize, to be known as the Gordon Francis Prize, for meritorious performance in the M.Sc. in the Science and Applications of Electric Plasmas;

(ii) encouraging travel in connection with their research by members of the University doing research in the field indicated;

(iii) for other purposes consistent with the promotion of studies in this field.

3. Income not expended in any year shall be carried forward for expenditure in subsequent years.

4. The administration of the fund shall be under the direction of the Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences, which may delegate the responsibility to an appropriate body.

5. Council shall have full power to alter this decree from time to time, provided always that the purposes of the fund, as stated in clause 2 above, shall be kept in view.'

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Decree (3): Time and exercises required for the Degrees of BA, M.Biochem., M.Chem., M.Earth Sci., M.Eng., M.Math., and M.Phys.

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Senior Proctor and with the concurrence of the General Board, deletes a confusing and unnecessary paragraph from the existing decree concerning the time and exercises required for undergraduate degrees awarded by the University. The relevant provisions are made elsewhere in Examination Decrees.

Text of Decree (3)

In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 21, delete ll. 26--32.

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Decree (4): Changes in the examination for the MBA

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Committee for the School of Management Studies and with the concurrence of the General Board, amends the existing provisions for examining the MBA course. At present these require candidates who fail a course assignment or assignments to resit all parts of the examination. In future, a candidate's performance on the course assignments will be taken into account by the examiners in their overall assessment of his or her performance, and only if the candidate fails the examination as a consequence of unsatisfactory performance in the course assignments will he or she be required to resit all parts of the examination.

Text of Decree (4)

In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 798, ll. 21--2, delete `, provided that candidates who fail the course assignments must resit all parts of the examination'.

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Decree (5): Examiners in Honour Moderations and the Preliminary Examination in Ancient and Modern History

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Literae Humaniores and Modern History Boards and with the concurrence of the General Board, removes provision for a moderator in Archaeology in Honour Moderations and the Preliminary Examination in Ancient and Modern History. This provision was introduced in 1996 as part of a scheme to provide for a moderator/examiner in Archaeology in all relevant examinations. In fact, however, there are no Archaeology papers in Honour Moderations or the Preliminary Examination in Ancient and Modern History: this provision is therefore not needed, and is hereby removed.

Text of Decree (5)

In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 1039, l. 1, delete `one in Archaeology,'.

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Decree (6): Remission of composition fees (K. Yamaguchi)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Ch. VIII, Sect. I, § 6, cl. 14 (Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 1099), Mr K. Yamaguchi, St Edmund Hall, shall not be required to pay composition fees for the academic year 1997--8.

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 28 November, see `Examinations and Boards' below.