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CONGREGATION 29 June 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against the preamble of the statute at item 1 below or the special resolution at item 2 below or the statute at item 3 below, or of any proposed amendments to that statute, signed in each case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 21 June (see the final paragraph of the explanatory note to the special resolution, and the Guide to Procedures in Congregation cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda').

1 Promulgation of Statute

Statute: new governance structures for the University

(For explanatory note and form of Statute see Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4513.)

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2 Voting on Special Resolution expediting legislative procedures

(For explanatory note and text of Special Resolution see Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4513.)

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3 Voting on Statute promulgated on 29 June

Statute: new governance structures for the University

(For form of Statute see Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4513.)

¶ This Statute will be put to the House only if the Special Resolution is carried (see item 2 above).

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CONGREGATION 1 July

Election: Libraries Committee

Vacancy: one (from among those qualified for membership of a faculty under Tit. VI, Sect. I, cl. 2 (a) and (b))

[I.e. the holders of all university posts approved for this purpose by the General Board the duties of which include research or teaching, and the holders of all posts in the colleges and other societies of the University the duties of which are certified by the head of the college or socity to include research or teaching, but not such persons as may be made members of a faculty by a faculty board on account of the work being done by them in Oxford in the subjects with which the board is concerned (see Statutes, 1997, p. 41).]

Retiring member: Professor N.F. Palmer (resigned)

Period from end of TT 1999: Until HT 2000

¶ Nominations in writing by two members of Congregation other than the candidate will be received by the Head Clerk at the University Offices, Wellington Square, up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 7 June, and similar nominations by six members of Congregation other than the candidate up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 14 June.

Council has decided that nominations should show for each signatory the name and college or department in block capitals. Any names which are not so shown may not be published. At least one nomination in respect of each candidate must be made on an official nomination form. Copies of the form are obtainable from the Head Clerk (telephone: (2)70190; e-mail: Philip.Moss@admin.ox.ac.uk).

In the event of a contested election, a brief biographical note on each candidate will be published in the Gazette dated 24 June, and voters may wish to wait until they have read these notes before returning their ballot papers (which will be sent out to members of Congregation as soon as possible after the closing date for nominations, and which, after completion, must be received by the Head Clerk not later than 4 p.m. on 1 July).

Note on the body concerned

The Libraries Committee is responsible to Council and the General Board for the provision and co-ordination of library facilities in the University. It was established as an interim measure with effect from 1 January 1997, following the Thomas and Kenny Reports and debate in Congregation, to take over the previously separate responsibilities of the Curators of the Bodleian Library and the Libraries Board, which have now been suspended pending the approval by Congregation of longer-term arrangements for the management of the University's libraries on the basis of plans which the Director of Library Services and Bodley's Librarian has been asked to submit by 1 January 2000.

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