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CONGREGATION 24 November

Degree by Special Resolution

No notice to the contrary having been received under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. vi, cl. 6 (Statutes, 1997, p. 15), the following resolution is deemed to have been approved at noon on 24 November.

Text of Special Resolution

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

PAUL DEREK TREHERNE, Trinity College

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 24 November

1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 12 December.

List of the decrees:

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Decree (1): Establishment of May Professorship of Medicine

Explanatory note

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice- Chancellor will declare carried, without holding the meeting of Congregation on 2 December, Statute (2) establishing a May Professorship of Medicine, which was promulgated on 18 November (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 (2) under Congregation 18 November in Gazette No. 4452, 30 October 1997]

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Decree (2): Conditions governing migration

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Proctors and with the concurrence of the General Board, clarifies the provisions governing migration between colleges to indicate that the existing freedom to move to another college to pursue a further course of study, without requiring permission to migrate, does not include those graduate students who have completed a preliminary research Master's course and who are continuing an academic programme for which they were admitted as Probationer Research Students.

Text of Decree (2)

In Ch. V, Sect. VII, cl. 8 (ii) (Statutes, 1997, p. 370), after `further course of study' insert `(other than one which continues the academic programme for which he or she has already been admitted as a Probationer Research Student)'.

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Decree (3): Changes to allowances received by certain heads of department

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the General Board, provides for the payment of a Schedule III allowance to the Director of the Institute of Economics and Statistics, and changes the allowances currently payable to the head of the Computing Laboratory from Schedule III to Schedule II, and those payable to the heads of the Departments of Pharmacology and Earth Sciences from Schedule II to Schedule I.

Text of Decree (3)

1 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 7, SCHEDULE I (Statutes, 1997, p. 395), after `Head of the Department of Biochemistry' insert: `Head of the Department of Earth Sciences', and after `Professor of Pathology' insert: `Professor of Pharmacology'.

2 Ibid., SCHEDULE II, delete `Head of the Department of Earth Sciences' and `Professor of Pharmacology' and substitute: `Director of the Computing Laboratory'.

3 Ibid., SCHEDULE III, delete `Director of the Computing Laboratory' and substitute: `Director of the Institute of Economics and Statistics'.

4 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 1997.

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Decree (4): Readership in Economic History

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Modern History Board after consultation with the Social Studies Board, and with the concurrence of the General Board, amends the legislation governing the constitution of the electoral board for the Readership in Economic History to bring it into line with the current convention of nine-member boards.

Text of Decree (4)

In Ch. VII, Sect. III, § 121, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1997, p. 446), delete items (1)–(7) and substitute: `(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in (2) of this clause is Vice- Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college with which the readership shall be for the time being associated, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in (2) of this clause;

(4) a person appointed by Council;

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

(7) the Chichele Professor of Economic History;

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

(9) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Social Studies.'

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Decree (5): Directorship of the Institute of Economics and Statistics

Notwithstanding the provisions of Ch. III, Sect. XXXII, cl. 5 (Statutes, 1997, p. 303), Council may appoint Professor J.B. Knight, MA, Fellow of St Edmund Hall and Senior Research Officer in Economics, to be Director of the Institute of Economics and Statistics for a period of up to two years from 1 October 1998.

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Decree (6): Dispensation from prescribed duties (Professor P. Collier)

Dispensation from prescribed duties is granted to Professor P. Collier, MA, D.Phil., Fellow of St Antony's College, Professor of Economics, and Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, for two years from 1 April 1998 to enable him to take up the post of Director of the Research Department of the World Bank.

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Decree (7): Conferment of the title of Visiting Professor (Professor J.W. Gunning)

The title of Visiting Professor in Economics is conferred on Professor J.W. Gunning, Professor of Economics at the Free University, Amsterdam, for two years with effect from 1 April 1998.

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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, 1997, p. 367) has been accorded to the following persons who are qualified for membership of Congregation:

DAVID JULIAN BARNETT, D.PHIL., Keble College

HELEN FAWCETT, D.PHIL., Nuffield College

SARAH HELEN HARPER, D.PHIL., St Catherine's College

CHRISTOPHER JOHN KAYE, University Offices

SALLY JANE MORGAN, University Offices

JEREMY GUY NOBLE, Churchill Hospital

RICHARD GEORGE ROWLAND, Jesus College

WENDY SHEPHERD, University Offices

DAVID GLENN SKINNER, D.PHIL., Christ Church

REBECCA SURENDER, M.SC., St Edmund Hall

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3 Register of Congregation

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

Barnett, D.J., MA status, D.Phil., Keble
Fawcett, H., MA status, D.Phil., Nuffield
Harper, S.H., MA status, D.Phil., St Catherine's
Kaye, C.J., MA status, University Offices
Morgan, S.J., MA status, University Offices
Noble, J.G., MA status, Churchill Hospital
Rowland, R.G., MA status, Jesus
Shepherd, W., MA status, University Offices
Skinner, D.G., MA status, D.Phil., Christ Church
Surender, R., MA status, M.Sc., St Edmund Hall
Treherne, P.D., MA, Trinity

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL AND GENERAL BOARD OF THE FACULTIES

Delegates of the University Press

Council and the General Board have appointed the following as Delegates of the University Press from 1 October 1998:

For five years

PROFESSOR J.M. BALL, Queen's, vice Professor B.J. Birch

DR R.C.S. WALKER, Magdalen

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 12 December, see `Examinations and Boards' below.