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CONGREGATION 3 November

Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 3 November, unless by that time the Registrar has received notice in writing from two or more members of Congregation under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. vi, cl. 6 (Statutes, 1997, p. 15) that they wish the resolution to be put to a meeting of Congregation.

Text of Special Resolution

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

GERO FRIESECKE, St Catherine's College

MATTHEW JOHN GIBNEY, Linacre College

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CONGREGATION 4 November

Notice

The meeting of Congregation is cancelled. The sole business comprises questions to which no opposition has been notified and in respect of which no request for an adjournment has been received, and Mr Vice-Chancellor will accordingly declare the statutes approved and the Vice-Chancellor's Oration presented without a meeting under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. iii, cl. 11 (Statutes, 1997, p. 8).

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CONGREGATION 5 November 12 noon

Conferment of Degree by Diploma

The Degree of Doctor of Civil Law by Diploma, approved by Special Resolution of Congregation on 17 June 1997, will be conferred upon HIS EXCELLENCY VÁCLAV HAVEL, President of the Czech Republic.

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CONGREGATION 18 November 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against the preambles of the following statutes, signed by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 10 November.

Promulgation of Statutes

Statute (1): Membership of faculties for persons over the age of 70 years

Explanatory note

A general resolution of Congregation was carried by a substantial majority in a postal vote held in Hilary Term, instructing Council `to restore the entitlement of members of faculties, together with Emeritus Professors, to membership of Congregation until the age of 75'. Council accordingly promoted a statute, which was approved unopposed, reversing the relevant amendments made in 1995 to the legislation governing membership of Congregation. As stated in the explanatory note to that statute (Gazette, Vol. 127, p. 830), Council had decided not to do more than it had been instructed to do by the special resolution. It therefore did not promote in addition legislation to reverse the changes, also made in 1995, to the statute governing membership of faculties, whereby faculty boards have subsequently been required to take an annual decision (by at least a two-thirds vote) to continue to include for a further year the name of a member of the relevant faculty who is over the age of 70 years, rather than, as under the previous statutory formulation, having to take a decision (which the board could delegate, and which did not require a formal vote) only to remove such a name.

Representations have been made to Council that, although the terms of the general resolution did not instruct Council to restore the pre-1995 position in respect of faculty membership, the spirit of the resolution, and the views of the majority in the debate in Congregation in Hilary Term, were in favour of the complete restoration of the pre-1995 position. Council sees the force of these representations and so promotes the following statute, which, if approved, will have that effect.

(1) WHEREAS it is expedient to restore the previous position in respect of membership of faculties for persons over the age of 70 years, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

In Tit. VI, Sect. I, cl. 2, proviso (iv) (Statutes, 1997, p. 42), delete `, for a period ... present and voting' and substitute `under (c) above'.

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Statute (2): Establishment of May Professorship of Medicine

Explanatory note

Council and the General Board have accepted the case made by the Clinical Medicine Board for the upgrading of the May Readership in Medicine, which is currently vacant, to a May Professorship of Medicine. The following statute, and the decree to be made by Council if the statute is approved, abolish the readership and establish the new chair accordingly.

(2) WHEREAS it is expedient to establish a May Professorship of Medicine, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

In Tit. XIV, Sect. II, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1997, p. 110), after `Regius Professorship of Medicine' insert:

`May Professorship of Medicine'.

Decree to be made by Council if the Statute is approved

1 In Ch. II, Sect. VI, § 1, SCHEDULE, concerning official members of faculty boards (Statutes, 1997, p. 244), under Clinical Medicine, after `General Practice2' insert:

`Medicine, May'.

2 Ibid., delete `Medicine, May Reader in'.

3 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B, SCHEDULE C, concerning professorships (p. 394), after `Regius Professor of Medicine' insert:

`May Professor of Medicine'.

4 Ibid., Sect. III, concerning particular professorships (p. 475) delete § 205 and substitute:

`§ 205. May Professor of Medicine

1. The May Professor of Medicine shall engage in advanced study and research and shall, under the direction of the Nuffield Professor of Clinical Medicine, assist in the preparation of candidates for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(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 to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any decree in that behalf, 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 Nuffield Professor of Clinical Medicine;

(8), (9) two persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine;

(10) a person holding a clinical appointment appointed by the Oxfordshire Health Authority.

At least three members of the board, of whom one shall be a professor, shall hold clinical appointments.

3. The professor shall hold qualifications entitling him or her to be registered with the General Medical Council as a medical practitioner.

4. The income of the endowment fund shall be applied towards the stipend and superannuation of the professor.

5. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the decree concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same decree which are applicable to this chair.'

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