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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 22 September

1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 10 October.

List of the decrees:

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Decree (1): Establishment of Deanship of Clinical Medicine

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Clinical Medicine Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, establishes the post of (non- executive) Dean of Clinical Medicine in place of the current Directorship of Planning and Development. The Dean will be responsible to the Clinical Medicine Board. This is an interim arrangement to be filled on a fixed-term (three-year) basis in the first instance pending further discussion within the faculty and the central bodies. At the same time opportunity is taken also to delete references to the now defunct Regional Health Authority in the decree governing the composition of the Clinical Medicine Board.

Text of Decree (1)

1 In Ch. II, Sect. VIII, § 1 (Statutes, 1995, p. 239), delete cl. 1 (7) and substitute:

`(7) Dean of Clinical Medicine.'

2 Ibid., delete cl. 1 (11) and substitute:

`(11) One member (lay) appointed by the Oxfordshire Health Authority.'

3 Ibid., delete cl. 2 (b) and substitute:

`(b) consider questions of medical policy affecting the relations of the University with NHS bodies within the region, and make recommendations, where appropriate, to Council and the General Board after such consultation as may be necessary with the NHS body concerned;'.

4 In Ch. IV (p. 338), delete Sect. VIII and substitute:

`Section VIII. Deanship of Clinical Medicine

1. The Dean of Clinical Medicine shall be appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine on such conditions as to duties and tenure as the board may determine, provided that

(a) the appointment or reappointment of the Dean and the conditions determined by the faculty board shall be subject to the approval of the General Board;

(b) the appointment or reappointment of the Dean shall be made on the recommendation of a committee appointed by the faculty board which may include persons not being members of the board.

2. The duties of the Dean shall be to act as an officer of the Medical School responsible to the Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine and to perform such administrative duties as the board may from time to time determine.'

Key to Decree (1)

Cl. 1 substitutes the Dean for the Director of Planning and Development as an ex officio member of the Clinical Medicine Board.

Cl. 2 deletes provision for a lay member of the faculty board appointed by the former Oxford RHA while retaining the provision for such a member appointed by the Oxfordshire Health Authority.

Cl. 3 redefines one of the functions of the faculty board to exclude references to the RHA and to refer instead more generally to relevant NHS bodies.

Cl. 4 deletes the provisions governing the Directorship of Planning and Development for Clinical Medicine and replaces them with provisions establishing and governing the Dean's post.

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Decree (2): Establishment of Guy Hudson Memorial Fund

Explanatory note

The following decree accepts an extremely generous bequest from the estate of the late Mr Guy Hudson to be used for the further education of officers of the Royal Navy or Royal Marines at the University.

Text of Decree (2)

In Ch. IX, Sect. I (Statutes, 1995, p. 593, as renumbered by Decree (3) of 27 June 1997, Gazette, Vol. 127, p. 1305), insert new § 161 as follows and renumber existing §§ 161–3 (pp. 593–5, as renumbered by the same decree) as §§ 162–4:

`§ 161. Hudson Memorial Fund

1. The University accepts with gratitude the bequest by the late Mr Richard Guy Ormonde Hudson, DSC, of one-third of the residue of his estate to establish a fund to be known as the Guy Hudson Memorial Fund, the net income from which shall be used for the education of officers of the Royal Navy or Royal Marines at the University.

2. The fund shall be administered by a board of management consisting of:

(1) the Chichele Professor of the History of War;

(2) the Officer Commanding the University Royal Navy Unit (or his or her representative);

(3) the representative of the Admiralty Board of the Defence Council on the Delegacy for Military Instruction;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by the Delegacy for Military Instruction.

3. The board shall apply the annual income of the bequest in such ways as it may think fit for the assistance (whether by the making of grants or such other ways) of the further education of officers of the Royal Navy or Royal Marines at the University.

4. Any income not spent in any year shall be carried forward for expenditure in subsequent years in accordance with the provisions of clause 1 above.

5. Council shall have power to alter this decree from time to time, provided that the main object of the bequest, as defined in clause 1 above, is always adhered to.'

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Decree (3): Authority for the Committee for Archaeology to grant leave to supplicate for the D.Sc.

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Committee for Archaeology and with the concurrence of the General Board, authorises the committee to give leave to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Science in line with its existing powers in relation to the Degree of Doctor of Letters.

Text of Decree (3)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 847, l. 2, delete `.' and substitute `;'.

2 Ibid., after l. 2 insert:

`Committee for Archaeology.'

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Decree (4): Dispensation from prescribed duties (Dr K. Grint)

Dispensation from prescribed duties is granted to K. Grint, MA, D.Phil. (BA Open; BA York), Fellow of Templeton College and University Lecturer in Management Studies, for two years from 1 January 1998 to enable him to hold an ESRC Senior Management Research Fellowship.

Decree (5): Remission of university fees (Ms N. Grigorian)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Ch. VIII, Sect. I, § 6, cl. 14 (Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 1064), Ms N. Grigorian, Magdalen, shall be required to pay fees at the appropriate `home' rate in respect of her study for the degree of BA.

Decree (6): Consent to amendments to Statutes of Magdalen College

The consent of the University is given to the amendments to Statutes III, IV, VIII, and XI of Magdalen College approved by the Governing Body on 16 October 1996 and 4 December 1996, in so far as such consent is required by Section 7 (2) of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923.

Note. The effects of the amendments are

(1) to define the duties of the Clerk to the College and the Librarian;

(2) to remove redundancies and inconsistencies;

(3) to reflect the terms of the articles of association of Magdalen College School Limited;

(4) to reflect the fact that membership of the college pension scheme is voluntary.

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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:

ANTONIO ALCAMI, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

DAVID EMIL ANDERSON, D.PHIL., Jesus College

ROSANGELA PIMENTEL DA SILVA, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

ALEXANDROS GERBESSIOTIS, Computing Laboratory

MARYANNE LOUGHRY, Campion Hall

MAUREEN TERESA O'LEARY, Linacre College

JOHN EDWARD SENIOR, D.PHIL., Linacre College

SIMON JULIAN WARD, D.PHIL., Linacre College

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3 Status of Master of Arts for Resident Visitors

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the status of Master of Arts under the provisions of Ch. V, Sect. vi, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1995, p. 345) has been accorded to the following Visiting Fellows of All Souls College who will be in residence for part of all of the academic year 1997–8:

PROFESSOR VINAY AMBEGAOKAR (Cornell)

DR TIMUR BEISEMBIEV (Kazakh National Academy of Science)

PROFESSOR JAN DE VRIES (California)

PROFESSOR IAN HACKING (Toronto)

PROFESSOR THEODORE MARMOR (Yale)

PROFESSOR IAIN MCCALMAN (Australian National)

DR FRANK PROCHASKA

DR WALTER RUMMEL (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)

PROFESSOR LAWRENCE SKLAR (Michigan)

PROFESSOR PHILIPPE VAN PARIJS (Louvain)

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4 Register of Congregation

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

Alcami, A., MA status, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology
Anderson, D.E., MA status, D.Phil., Jesus
Ashworth, A.J., DCL, All Souls
Beckett, A.L., MA, St Antony's
Clarke, K.J., MA, Christ Church
Cooley, A.E., MA, Corpus Christi
Da Silva, R.P., MA status, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology
Eltis, S.A., MA, M.Phil., D.Phil., Brasenose
Gerbessiotis, A., MA status, Computing Laboratory
Gibbons, R.J., BM, MA, D.Phil., Green College
Goulding, Sir M.I., MA, St Antony's
Gribble, F.M., BM, MA, St John's
Griffin, N.H., MA, D.Phil., Keble
Hitchin, N.J., MA, D.Phil., New College
Loughry, M., MA status, Campion Hall
Matthews, P.M., MA, D.Phil., St Edmund Hall
O'Leary, M.T., MA status, Linacre
Sako, M., MA, Templeton
Sarris, P.A.V., MA, All Souls
Senior, J.E., MA status, D.Phil., Linacre
Thomas, A.L.R., MA, Linacre
Ward, S.J., MA status, D.Phil., Linacre
Watts, J.L., MA, Corpus Christi

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5 Appointment of Auditors

Auditors of the Press Accounts for the year ending 31 March 1998: COOPERS & LYBRAND

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 10 October, see `Examinations and Boards' below.