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CONGREGATION 15 JUNE

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

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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 preambles of the statutes at item 1 below or the special resolutions at items 2 and 4 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 at item 2 below, and the Guide to Procedures in Congregation cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda').

1 Promulgation of Statutes

Statute (1): new governance structures for the University

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

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Statute (2): Transfer of the name of Clifford Chance from the Professorship of European Law to the Professorship of Comparative Law

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 Law Board and with the concurrence of the General Board and of Brasenose College and Lady Margaret Hall, transfer the name of Clifford Chance from the Professorship of European Law to the Professorship of Comparative Law. This follows the decision of the donor to transfer the resources currently provided for the former chair to the latter.

(2) WHEREAS it is expedient to transfer the name of Clifford Chance from the Professorship of European Law to the Professorship of Comparative Law, in accordance with the wish of the donor, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Tit. XIV, Sect. II, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1997, p. 110), before `Professorship of European Law' insert `Clifford Chance'.

2 Ibid., before `Professorship of European Law' delete `Clifford Chance'.

3 This statute shall be effective from 1 October 1999

Decree to be made by Council if the Statute is approved

1 In Ch. II, Sect. IV, § 1, SCHEDULE, concerning official members of faculty boards (Statutes, 1997, p. 244), under Law, after `Law, Comparative' insert `, Clifford Chance'.

2 Ibid., after `Law, European' delete `, Clifford Chance'.

3 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B, SCHEDULE A, concerning professorships (p. 392), before `Professor of Comparative Law' insert `Clifford Chance'.

4 Ibid., before `Professor of European Law' delete `Clifford Chance'.

5 Ibid., Sect. III, § 175, title, concerning the Professor of Comparative Law (p. 460), before `Professor' insert `Clifford Chance'.

6 Ibid., cl. 1, before `Professor' insert `Clifford Chance'.

7 Ibid., § 179, title, concerning the Clifford Chance Professor of European Law (p. 462), delete `Clifford Chance'.

8 Ibid., cll. 1 and 4, in each case delete `Clifford Chance'.

9 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 1999.

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Statute (3): Renaming of the Professorship of Atmospheric Physics

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, rename the Professorship of Atmospheric Physics as the Halley Professorship of Physics to commemorate Edmond Halley (sometime Savilian Professor of Geometry in the University and Astronomer Royal).

(3) WHEREAS it is expedient to rename the Professorship of Atmospheric Physics as the Halley Professorship of Physics, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Tit. XIV, Sect. II, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1997, p. 111), after `Nolloth Professorship of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion' insert:

`Halley Professorship of Physics'.

2 Ibid., delete `Professorship of Atmospheric Physics'.

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 `Philosophy, Experimental, Dr Lee's' insert:

`Physics, Halley'.

2 Ibid., delete `Physics, Atmospheric'.

3 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B, SCHEDULE A, concerning professorships (p. 393), after `Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion' insert:

`Halley Professor of Physics'.

4 Ibid., delete `Professor of Atmospheric Physics'.

5 Ibid., Sect. III, concerning particular professorships (pp. 494–5), renumber and transpose existing § 257 as § 258 and existing § 258 as § 257.

6 Ibid., § 257 (as renumbered), delete:

`§ 257. Professor of Atmospheric Physics

1. The Professor of Atmospheric Physics shall lecture and give instruction in Atmospheric Physics.'

and substitute:

`§ 257. Halley Professor of Physics

1. The Halley Professor of Physics shall lecture and give instruction in Physics.'

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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 (1) promulgated on 29 June

Statute (1): new governance structures for the University

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

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4 Voting on Special Resolution approving the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law by Diploma

That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law by Diploma upon HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT CARDOSO OF BRAZIL be approved.

¶ If the Special Resolution is approved, the degree will be conferred at a ceremony on a date to be announced.

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