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CONGREGATION 8 February

Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 8 February, 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:

JONATHAN ADAM NEWMAN, St Peter's College

ROBERT EUGENE RUDD, Linacre College

KATHERINE JANE WILLIS, St Hugh's College

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CONGREGATION 9 February

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, the preamble adopted and the special resolutions carried without a meeting under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. iii, cl. 11 (Statutes, 1997, p. 8).

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CONGREGATION 18 February

Election

Buildings Committee

Vacancy: one

Period from TT 1999: 4 years

The following nominations have been duly received:

1 E.G. BARRATT, MA, Fellow of Oriel

Nominated by:

E.W. Nicholson, Provost of Oriel
R.J.A.I. Catto, Oriel

2 C.P.H. BROWN, MA, Fellow of Worcester

Nominated by:

J.M. Rawson, Warden of Merton
R.C. Repp, Master of St Cross

2 William Siward James, MA, D.Phil, B.Sc., Fellow of Magdalen

Nominated by:

S.V. Hunt, Keble
A.D. Smith, Lady Margaret Hall
H. Waldmann, Lincoln
S.J. Goss, Wadham
B.C. Sykes, Wolfson
N.D. Hyatt, University Offices

Notes on the candidates for election to the Buildings Committee

Barratt, Eric George (b. 15 April 1938). Fellow and Treasurer, Oriel College (1986--); member of Investment Committee (1972--). Member of Estates Bursars Committee (1986--); Grants Subcommittee of College Contributions Committee (1997--); Benefices Delegacy (1998-- ). Senior Partner, Macintyre & Co, Chartered Accountants (1982--). Partner, Tansley Witt & Co (1966--79); Arthur Andersen & Co (1979-- 82).

Brown, Christopher Paul Hadley (b. 15 April 1948). Director, Ashmolean Museum (1998-). Professorial Fellow, Worcester College (1998-).

James, William Siward (b. 30 May 1960). University Lecturer in Experimental Pathology (1998--); Departmental Demonstrator in Bacteriology (1984--9); University Research Lecturer (1995--8). Tutor in Physiology, Magdalen College (1998--). Junior Research Fellow, Linacre College (1985--7). Stipendiary Lecturer, Christ Church (1987- -9). Monsanto Senior Research Fellow, Exeter College (1989--94). Chairman, Sub--faculty of Medical Sciences (1997--8). Member, University Biological Safety Advisory Group (1990--); Board of Faculty of Physiological Sciences (1997--). Project Sponsor, Edward Abraham Building project (1998--).

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CONGREGATION 23 February 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 of any intention to speak or to ask a question concerning the Annual Review of the University at item 2 below, signed in each case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 15 February (see the Guide to Procedures in Congregation cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda', and Decree (4) of 1 October 1998, Gazette, p. 63).

1 Promulgation of Statute

Statute: Establishment of Donald Pollock Professorship of Chemical Engineering

Explanatory note

The following statute, and the decree to be made by Council if the statute is approved, which are promoted on the recommendation of the Physical Sciences Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, establish a Donald Pollock Professorship of Chemical Engineering in place of the Donald Pollock Readership in Engineering Science.

WHEREAS it is expedient to convert the Donald Pollock Readership in Engineering Science to a Donald Pollock Professorship of Chemical Engineering, the university enacts as follows.

In Tit. XIV, Sect. ii, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1997, p. 108), after `Professorship of Egyptology' insert:

`Donald Pollock Professorship of Chemical Engineering'.


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. 245), under Physical Sciences, after `Chemistry, Theoretical, Coulson' insert: `Engineering, Chemical, Donald Pollock'.

2 Ibid., delete `Engineering Science, Donald Pollock, Reader in'.

3 In Ch. VII, Sect. i, § 5. B, schedule a, concerning professorships
(p. 391), after `Professor of Egyptology' insert:

`Donald Pollock Professor of Chemical Engineering'.

4 Ibid., Sect. iii, concerning particular professorships (p. 426, as
renumbered by Decree (2) of 23 April 1998, Gazette, Vol. 128, p. 1022), insert new § 67 as follows and renumber existing §§ 67--71 (pp. 426--8) as §§ 68--72:

`§ 67. Donald Pollock Professor of Chemical Engineering

1. The Donald Pollock Professor of Chemical Engineering shall lecture and give instruction in Chemical Engineering.

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)--(9) three persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences.

3. 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.

4. The annual sum received from the endowment provided by Dr Donald Pollock shall be used towards defraying the professor's stipend.'

5 Ibid. (p. 429, as renumbered by the same decree), delete § 72, concerning the Donald Pollock Reader in Engineering Science.

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2 Presentation of the Annual Review of the University

The Annual Review of the University for 1997--8 (Supplement* No. 1 to Gazette Vol. 129, January 1999) will be presented and may be discussed.

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CONGREGATION 31 July 2.30 p.m.

Conferment of Honorary Degree

Amended date

The Degree of Master of Arts, honoris causa, approved by Special Resolution of Congregation on 19 January, will be conferred upon ZAIN AZAHARI BIN ZAINAL ABIDIN.

¶ The date of this ceremony has been changed to 31 July from 27 November, which had previously been announced as the date of conferment (Gazette, p. 515).

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