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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 13 July

1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 31 July.

List of the decrees:

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Decree (1): Renaming of the Department of Human Anatomy

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Physiological Sciences Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, changes the name of the Department of Human Anatomy to Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics in order to reflect more nearly its present and planned future fields of activity.

Text of Decree (1)

1 In Ch. II, Sect. XI, concerning the membership of the Physiological Sciences Board (Statutes, 1997, p. 256, as renumbered by Decree (1) of 28 May 1998, Gazette, p. 1284), after `Human Anatomy' insert `and Genetics'.

2 Ibid., Sect. XIV, § 2, cl. 7, concerning departments in which departmental committees shall be established (p. 259, as renumbered by the same decree), after `Human Anatomy' insert `and Genetics'.

3 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B, cl. 4, concerning the assignment of the department (p. 388), after `Human Anatomy' insert `and Genetics'.

4 Ibid., Sect. VII, § 4, cl. 1, concerning Dr Lee's Professor of Anatomy (p. 400), after `Human Anatomy' insert `and Genetics'.

5 In Ch. IX, Sect. I, § 82, cl. 2, concerning the Dooley Prize in Anatomy (p. 628), after `Human Anatomy' insert `and Genetics'.

6 Ibid., § 162, title, concerning the department and its craniological collections (p. 659, as renumbered by Decree (2) of 25 September 1997, Gazette, p. 4), after `Human Anatomy' in each of the two places in which these words occur insert `and Genetics'.

7 Ibid., in the subsequent clause, after `Human Anatomy' insert `and Genetics'.

8 Ibid., § 373 [1], cll. 6 (a) and 7 (b), concerning the Williams Scholarships in Human Anatomy (p. 744), in each case after `Human Anatomy' insert `and Genetics'.

9 In Ch. XI, Sect. X, Appendix, concerning the Code of Practice relating to Harassment (p. 798), after `Human Anatomy' insert `and Genetics'.

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Decree (2): Changes to the schedules relating to the payment of departmental allowances

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the General Board, effects changes with effect from 1 October 1998 to the schedules relating to the payment of departmental allowances. The Board has reviewed these schedules and their value and has concluded that two additional schedules need to be introduced in order to provide a higher level of payment to the heads of the largest departments, and also that an absolute increase, of 10 per cent, is needed in all the schedules. The decree therefore provides for the new schedules. It also makes the heads of the clinical departments and the head of Biological Anthropology eligible for departmental allowances, and it allocates the headships of the Department of Chemistry, the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, the Department of Physics, the Department of Biochemistry, and the Department of Engineering Science to the two new schedules.

Subject to the approval of the legislation, Council and the General Board have agreed that the value of the new allowances should be set as follows.

Before the salary award effective from 1 April 1998 the rates were:


                                   £  
                 Schedule I        6,788  
                 Schedule II       4,502  
                 Schedule III      3,400  
                 Schedule IV       1,726

In relation to these figures, the two new schedules have been set at £10,000 and £8,500 respectively. Following the general salary increase of 3.8 per cent and the decision to make an increase in real terms of 10 per cent as well, the new rates from 1 October 1998 will be:
                              £  
             Schedule I        11,421  
             Schedule II        9,708  
             Schedule III       7,753  
             Schedule IV        5,141  
             Schedule V         3,883  
             Schedule VI        1,971

Opportunity is taken also to change the arrangements for paying departmental allowances when a head of department is on leave. By tradition these have been paid both to the acting head and to the head. This may have been appropriate when most headships were permanently vested in the holder of a statutory post but certainly seems inappropriate now that most headships are held for fixed periods of years. The decree therefore provides that the head should no longer be eligible to receive allowances while on leave, subject to the preservation of vested interests by giving a choice between on the one hand continuing to receive allowances at the present rate, and retaining eligibility for receiving an allowance while on leave, and on the other giving up that right and receiving the appropriate new level of allowance.

Text of Decree (2)

1 In Ch. III, Sect. XXII, § 3 (Statutes, 1997, p. 295), delete cl. 5 and substitute:

`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 III   
Organic Chemistry                     Schedule III  
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry    Schedule III'.

2 Ibid., Sect. LXIII, § 4 (p. 329), delete cl. 4 and substitute:

`4. 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:


Astrophysics                                  Schedule V   
Atmospheric, Oceanic, and 
   Planetary Physics                          Schedule V  
Atomic and Laser Physics                      Schedule IV  
Condensed Matter Physics                      Schedule III  
Particle and Nuclear Physics                  Schedule III  
Theoretical Physics                           Schedule V'.

3 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B, cl. 9 (p. 389, as renumbered by Decree (1) of 9 October 1997, Gazette, p. 118), after `from time to time by decree.' insert `The heads of these departments shall receive a special allowance as set out in § 7 of this section.'

4 Ibid., § 7 (p. 395), after `his or her department or laboratory.' insert `No such allowance shall be paid to any head of department while he or she is on leave.'

5 Ibid., delete Schedules I–IV and substitute:

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`SCHEDULE I

Chairman of Chemistry
Head of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine
Chairman of Physics

SCHEDULE II

Head of the Department of Biochemistry
Head of the Department of Engineering Science

SCHEDULE III

Head of the Department of Earth Sciences
Head of the Department of Materials
Head of the Department of Paediatrics
Professor of Pathology
Professor of Pharmacology
Head of the Department of Physiology
Head of the Department of Plant Sciences
Head of the Department of Psychiatry
Head of the Department of Experimental Psychology
Head of the Nuffield Department of Surgery
Head of the Department of Zoology

SCHEDULE IV

Dr Lee's Professor of Anatomy
Head of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Cellular Science Director of the Computing Laboratory
Deputy Director of the School of Management Studies
Head of the Department of Clinical Neurology
Head of the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

SCHEDULE V

Head of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Director of the Institute of Economics and Statistics
Professor of Educational Studies
Head of the School of Geography
Chairman of Mathematics
Head of the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Head of the Department of Clinical Pharmacology
Director of Queen Elizabeth House

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SCHEDULE VI

Head of the Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics
Head of the Institute of Biological Anthropology
Head of the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Director of the Institute of Archaeology
Director of the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art
Head of the Department of Music
Head of the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology
Head of the Nuffield Department of Pathology and Bacteriology
Director of the Department of Applied Social Studies and Social Research
Head of the Department of Statistics'.

6 The allocation to the appropriate schedule or schedules of the person or persons holding responsibilities related to the Departments of Primary Health Care and of Public Health shall be determined by the General Board.

7 Notwithstanding the provisions of Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 7, as amended by clause 4 above, any head of department in office and receiving a departmental allowance prior to 1 October 1998 whose period of office extends beyond that date may choose to continue to be eligible to receive an allowance while on leave, in which case the rate at which he or she is paid an allowance shall be in accordance with the schedules and rates as they were before 1 October 1998, adjusted only for normal annual salary increases.

8 Nothing in this decree shall affect automatically the level of any payment made, by reference to the schedules for departmental allowances as they were before 1 October 1998, to a person in respect of duties other than the holding of the headship of a department in these schedules.

9 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 1998.

Key to Decree (2)

Cll. 1 and 2 insert the heads of the sub-departments in Chemistry and Physics respectively into the new schedules.

Cl. 3 provides for the heads of clinical departments to receive a departmental allowance.

Cl. 4 provides that no departmental allowance is payable to a head of department while he or she is on leave, subject to cl. 7, which enables those with vested interests to continue to receive an allowance while on leave if they choose to do so.

Cl. 5 allocates the headships of all relevant departments and sub-departments to the various schedules.

Cl. 6 enables the General Board to decide the allowance or allowances which is or are appropriate for the person or persons holding responsibilities relating to two departments the arrangements for the allocation of which are at present under discussion in the light of the election of new professors in the subject areas concerned. This will avoid the need for further legislation.

Cl. 8 provides that the new amounts payable should not automatically apply to those whose allowances for appointments other than the headship of a department or sub-department are set by reference to the levels of the current departmental allowances.

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Decree (3): Composition of electoral boards for the Professorship of Jurisprudence and the Chichele Professorship of Public International Law

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the General Board after consultation with the Law Board, increases the size of the boards of electors to the Professorships of Jurisprudence and the Chichele Professorship of Public International Law by two places in each case. The purpose of the changes is to ensure that each electoral board has access to a sufficiently wide range of expertise from within and outside the University, and they are in keeping with the recommendations of Council's and the General Board's Joint Working Party on Statutory Posts.

Text of Decree (3)

1 In Ch. VII, Sect. III, § 154, cl. 2, concerning the Professor of Jurisprudence, (Statutes, 1997, p. 456), delete items (5)–(7) and substitute:

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

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

2 Ibid., § 182, cl. 2, concerning the Chichele Professor of Public International Law (p. 464), delete items (5)–(7) and substitute:

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

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

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Decree (4): Composition of the electoral board for the Professorship of Mathematical Logic

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the General Board after consultation with the Literae Humaniores and Mathematical Sciences Boards, increases by two places the size of the board of electors to the Professorship of Mathematical Logic. The purpose of the change is to ensure that the electoral board has access to a sufficiently wide range of expertise from within and outside the University, and it is in keeping with the recommendations of Council's and the General Board's Joint Working Party on Statutory Posts.

Text of Decree (4)

In Ch. VII, Sect. III, § 190 , cl. 2 (Statutes, 1997, p. 467), delete items (4)–(7) and substitute:

`(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council;

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

(8) a person elected by the Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores;

(9) a person elected by the Board of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences.'

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Decree (5): Zaharoff Travelling Scholarships

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Curators of the Taylor Institution and with the concurrence of the Modern Languages Board and the General Board, amends the terms on which the Zaharoff Travelling Scholarships are awarded. There have been very few candidates for these awards in recent years, and a scholarship was last given in 1992. The curators intend to offer the scholarship instead as a one-year graduate studentship tenable in Modern Languages and retaining a requirement for study in France. The curators have hitherto been required to determine by regulations the detailed conditions governing the awards. The following decree removes that requirement; in future the curators will publish from time to time in the Gazette a notice setting out such conditions, the method of application, etc.

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

Text of Decree (5)

1. In Ch. VII, Sect. III, § 319, cl. 3 (Statutes, 1997, p. 519), after `Zaharoff Travelling Scholarships' delete `1' and corresponding footnote.

2 Ibid., delete `who have passed ... higher education' and substitute `for study'.

3 Ibid., delete `by regulations made'.

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Decree (6): Establishment of Colin Duff Memorial Fund

Explanatory note

The following draft decree, made on the recommendation of the Biological Sciences Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, accepts a benefaction to establish a fund in memory of the late Dr Colin Duff, who was a member of staff of the Commonwealth Forestry Bureau, and provides for its management.

Text of Decree (6)

In Ch. IX, Sect. I (Statutes, 1997, p. 614), insert new § 85 as follows and renumber existing §§ 85–6 (pp. 630–1) as §§ 86–7:

`§ 85. Duff Memorial Fund

1. The University gratefully accepts the sums contributed in memory of the late Dr Colin Duff, and any further sums which may be contributed for the same purpose, to establish a fund, which shall be known as the Colin Duff Memorial Fund, and both the income and capital of which may be applied for the furtherance within the University of forestry and environmental studies with particular reference to the African environment.

2. The fund shall be administered by the Board of Management for the Trapnell Fund for Environmental Field Research in Africa.

3. The fund shall be used for book grants to graduates of African universities who are nationals of sub-Saharan Africa, who have been accepted as members of the University of Oxford to engage in advanced study or research for the Degree of Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy, or for another course of study approved for this purpose by the board of management, and who are engaged in advanced study or research in forestry.

4. The books which are purchased with such grants shall be made available to the student concerned for use on course and in the expectation that they will thereafter be deposited in the library of his or her own university or employing institute.

5. Any income not required for the award of grants in any year shall be either carried forward for expenditure in subsequent years or applied by the board of management in such other way as shall seem to the board best to conduce to the support of the objects of the fund.

6. Council shall have power to alter this decree from time to time provided that the main object of the fund, as defined in clause 1 above, shall always be kept in view.'

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Decree (7): Introduction of a Preliminary Examination in Modern History and Politics

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Modern History and Social Studies Boards and with the concurrence of the General Board, introduces a Preliminary Examination in Modern History and Politics. This rectifies an omission in the legislation approved earlier this year which provided for Honour Moderations and the Final Honour School for this joint degree (Decree (2) of 19 March 1998, Gazette, p. 930).

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

Text of Decree (7)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 24, after l. 8 insert:

`Modern History and Politics,'.

2 Ibid., p. 26, after l. 34 insert:

`Modern History and Politics;'.

3 Ibid., p. 85, after l. 42 insert:

`Preliminary Examination in Modern History and Politics

The Preliminary Examination in Modern History and Politics shall be under the joint supervision of the Boards of the Faculties of Modern History and Social Studies and shall consist of such subjects as they shall jointly by regulation prescribe.'

4 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 1999.

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Decree (8): Provision for students to take an intercalated year between Parts I and II of the Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Standing Committee for the Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science and with the concurrence of the General Board, makes provision for students to undertake a period of study or industrial attachment between Parts I and II of the Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science, such as that which exists for students in the Honour School of Engineering Science.

Text of Decree (8)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 175, delete ll. 21–6 and substitute:

`5. No candidate may present himself or herself for examination in Part II unless previously adjudged worthy of Honours by the examiners in Part I. The name of a candidate shall not be published in a class list unless he or she has been adjudged worthy of honours by the examiners in Part I and in Part II of the examination in consecutive years, save where approval has been given by the committee for an intercalated year of study or industrial attachment between Parts I and II.'

2 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 1998.

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Decree (9): Provision for students to take an intercalated year between Parts I and II of the Honour School of Engineering, Economics, and Management

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Standing Committee for EEM and Related Schools and with the concurrence of the General Board, makes provision for students to undertake a period of study or industrial attachment between Parts I and II of the Honour School of Engineering, Economics, and Management, such as that which exists for students in the Honour School of Engineering Science, except that the intercalated year will be deemed to have begun in the Hilary Term following the Part I examination.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below. Text of decree (9) 1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 181, delete ll. 26–31 and substitute:

`5. No candidate may present himself or herself for examination in Part II unless previously adjudged worthy of Honours by the examiners in Part I. The name of a candidate shall not be published in a class list unless he or she has been adjudged worthy of Honours by the examiners in Part I and in Part II of the examination in consecutive years, save where approval has been given by the committee for an intercalated year of study or industrial attachment between Parts I and II.'

2 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 1998.

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Decree (10): Provision for students to take an intercalated year between Parts I and II of the Honour School of Engineering and Materials

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Standing Committee for the Honour School of Engineering and Materials and with the concurrence of the General Board, makes provision for students to undertake a period of study or industrial attachment between Parts I and II of the Honour School of Engineering and Materials, such as that which exists for students in the Honour School of Engineering Science.

Text of Decree (10)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 189, delete ll. 20–5 and substitute:

`5. No candidate may present himself or herself for examination in Part II unless previously adjudged worthy of Honours by the examiners in Part I. The name of a candidate shall not be published in a class list unless he or she has been adjudged worthy of honours by the examiners in Part I and in Part II of the examination in consecutive years, save where approval has been given by the committee for an intercalated year of study or industrial attachment between Parts I and II.'

2 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 1998.

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Decree (11): Abolition of the Special Diplomas in Social Studies and in Social Administration

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Social Studies Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, abolishes the Special Diplomas in Social Studies and in Social Administration with effect from 1 October 1999. The faculty board has reviewed the purpose and standing of these qualifications, which are open to non-members of the University, and both it and the General Board have consulted Plater and Ruskin Colleges (whose members have historically formed the bulk of the candidates) about their future. It is clear that the special diplomas are now, with the development of other forms of qualification for those with non-conventional backgrounds, less appropriate than hitherto, and this is recognised by Ruskin and Plater Colleges. The University itself has developed in recent years through the Department for Continuing Education a coherent programme of study in the Social Sciences, from access level to the Foundation Course in Social and Political Science (which is equivalent to the first year of a degree course). The abolition of the Special Diplomas will not therefore in any way diminish opportunities in this subject area offered by the University.

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

Text of Decree (11)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, delete from p. 960, l. 6 to p. 961, l. 2.

2 Ibid., p. 1022, l. 13, after `Philosophy,' insert `and'.

3 Ibid., ll. 14–16, delete `and of Examiners in Politics for the Special Diplomas in Social Studies and in Social Administration'.

4 Ibid., ll. 29–30, delete `Special Diploma in Social Studies and'.

5 Ibid., p. 1057, l. 17, delete `,' and substitute `.'

6 Ibid., delete ll. 18–19.

7 Ibid., p. 1068, delete ll. 21–30 and reletter existing items (c)–(e) (pp. 1068–9) as items (b)–(d).

8 Ibid., delete from p. 1069, l. 33 to p. 1070, l. 9 and renumber existing items (iii)–(xx) (pp. 1070–4) as items (ii)–(xix).

9 Ibid., p. 1093, delete l. 21 and footnote *.

10 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 1999.

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Decree (12): Establishment of an M.St. in Yiddish Studies

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Modern Languages Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, establishes a one-year course in Yiddish Studies for the degree of M.St. The course is intended both as a qualification in its own right and as a preparation for those intending to read for a research degree. It will be delivered mainly by Hebrew Centre Lecturers in Modern Languages and other staff of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies and will build on the existing strong links between the centre and the Modern Languages Faculty, making use of the unique holdings in Yiddish literature of the Bodleian and Taylor Institution Libraries. Examination will be by written papers, dissertation, and viva.

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

Text of Decree (12)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 670, after l. 41 insert:

`Yiddish Studies             Modern Languages'.

2 Ibid., p. 1012, ll. 7–8, delete `and in Women's Studies' and substitute `in Women's Studies, and in Yiddish Studies'.

3 Ibid, p. 1022, l. 2 delete `and' and substitute `,'.

4 Ibid., l. 3, after `Modern Languages,' insert `and in Yiddish Studies,'.

5 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 1998.

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Key to Decree (12)

Cl. 1 inserts Yiddish Studies into the list of examinations for the degree of M.St.

Cll. 2–4 provide for the appointment of examiners.

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Decree (13): Certificate in Management Studies

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, allows for the Certificate in Management Studies to be awarded to candidates on courses of study (other than those at Templeton College) as approved by the Board of the Faculty of Management. At the same time, opportunity is taken to substitute references to the new Management Board for the former Committee for the School of Management Studies.

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

Text of Decree (13)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 979, ll. 5 and 11–12, in each case delete `Committee for the School of Management Studies' and substitute `Board of the Faculty of Management'.

2 Ibid., ll. 8, 17, 19, 21, 26, 28, 30 and 33, and p. 980, ll. 1, 4 (twice), 7, 8, and 11, in each case delete

`committee' and substitute `board'.

3 Ibid., p. 979, delete ll. 13–15 and substitute:

`3. Any person who has been admitted to a course of study approved for this purpose by the Board of the Faculty of Management and accepted as a candidate for the certificate by the board, and who has'.

4 Ibid., delete ll. 36–7 and substitute:

`(b) a certificate from the candidate's college or confirmation from the Said Business School that the candidate has satisfactorily pursued a course of study approved by the board;'.

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Decree (14): Change of name of the M.Sc. in Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Mathematical Sciences Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, changes the name of the M.Sc. in Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis to the M.Sc. in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing, in order to describe more accurately the type of applied numerical analysis covered in the course and to reflect modern usage.

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

Text of Decree (14)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 1010, l. 24, p. 1019, l. 12, and p. 1030, l. 25, in each case delete `Numerical Analysis' and substitute `Scientific Computing'.

2 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 1999.

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Decree (15): Appointment of examiners for the Honour School of English Language and Literature

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the English Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, increases from fifteen to twenty–two the number of examiners for the Honour School of English Language and Literature. The enlargement of the examining board (and consequent reduction in the number of assessors required to assist the marking process) is intended to improve the efficiency of the marking of Final Honour School examination scripts, inter alia so that students may be given notification of their results at the earliest opportunity, to provide a greater degree of consistency in the accountability of those with marking duties, and to distribute the marking load more evenly over a greater number of post–holders. It is intended that the enlarged examining board should comprise groups of specialist examiners who will cover the full range of options currently taught in the syllabus.

Text of Decree (15)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 1040, l. 31, delete `fifteen' and substitute `twenty-two'.

2 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 1998.

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Decree (16): Levels of fees for overseas students in 1999–2000

Explanatory note

The following decree sets the levels of overseas fees in 1999–2000. Council and the General Board have agreed that the fees should again be increased by the approximate rate of inflation (expected to be 3 per cent by 1999–2000).

Text of Decree (16)

For 1999–2000 the composition fees specified in Ch. VIII, Sect. I, § 6, SCHEDULE (Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 1100, l. 31 and p. 1101, ll. 1 and 38) shall be at the following annual rates:

Category A £6,684 (or £3,342 in the case of part-time students)

Category B £8,910

Category C £16,337

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Decree (17): Reappointment for a further fixed period (Mr E.J.F. Simpson)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Ch. VII, Sect. IV, § 3, cl. 3 (i) (Statutes, 1997, p. 523), E.J.F. Simpson, BCL, MA, Student of Christ Church, shall be reappointed as University Lecturer (CUF) in Law for the period from 1 October 1998 to 30 September 2000.

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Decree (18): Reappointment of an additional Curator of the University Chest (Earl Cairns)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Tit. IV, Sect. III, cl. 3 (Statutes, 1997, p. 35), Council may reappoint The Rt. Hon. the Earl Cairns as an additional Curator of the University Chest until 1 October 2001.

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Decree (19): Reappointment to a university committee over the statutory age limit (Sir Ronald Grierson)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Tit. XIV, Sect. III, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1997, p. 112), Council may reappoint Sir Ronald Grierson as a member of the Committee for the Europaeum for such period or periods as Council may think fit.

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Decree (20): Reappointments to university committees over the statutory retirement age (Lord Weidenfeld)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Tit. XIV, Sect. III, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1997, p. 112), Council may reappoint The Rt. Hon. the Lord Weidenfeld as a member of the Committee for the Europaeum and as a member of the Board of Electors to the Weidenfeld Visiting Professorship of European Comparative Literature for such period or periods as Council 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. v, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1997, p. 367) has been accorded to the following persons who are qualified for membership of Congregation:

TINA BRECKWOLDT, Wolfson College

ASHOK INDERRAJ HANDA, Nuffield Department of Surgery

CAROLYN ELIZABETH HOYLE, M.SC., D.PHIL., Trinity College

GARY JONATHAN LLOYD, 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:

Breckwoldt, T., MA status, Wolfson
Cooper, J.P.D., MA, St Catherine's
Handa, A.I., MA status, Nuffield Department of Surgery
Hoyle, C.E., MA status, M.Sc., D.Phil., Trinity
Lloyd, G.J., MA status, University Offices
May, A.C., MA, D.Phil., St John's
Mulhall, S.J., MA, D.Phil., New College
O'Connell, T.C., MA, D.Phil., St John's

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4 Appointment of Auditor

Auditor of the Accounts of the University for the year ending 31 July 1999: KPMG

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CURATORS OF THE TAYLOR INSTITUTION AND BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations concerning the Zaharoff Travelling Scholarships, and for examinations, to come into effect on 31 July, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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