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CONGREGATION 19 July

Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 19 July, 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:

ALEC STONE SWEET, Nuffield College

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CONGREGATION 31 July 2.30 p.m.

Conferment of Honorary Degree

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.

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CONGREGATION 12 October 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against, or any proposed amendment to, the enacting parts of the statutes at item (1) below, or of any intention to vote against the preambles of the statutes 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, 4 October (see the Guide to Procedures in Congregation cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda').

2 Promulgation of Statutes

Statute (1): Establishment of Ernest Butten Professorship of Management Studies

Explanatory note

Balliol College has agreed to fund a Professorship of Management Studies, to be called the Ernest Butten Professorship of Management Studies. The following statute, and the decree to be made by Council if the statute is approved, which are promoted on the recommendation of the Management Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, establish the professorship.

(1) WHEREAS it is expedient to establish an Ernest Butten Professorship of Management Studies, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

In Tit. XIV, Sect. II, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1997, p. 110), after `Professorships (two) of Management Studies' insert: `Ernest Butten Professorship of Management Studies'.

Decree to be made by Council if the Statute is approved

1 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B, SCHEDULE A, concerning professorships (Statutes, 1997, p. 392), after `Professors (two) of Management Studies' insert: `Ernest Butten Professor of Management Studies'.

2 Ibid., Sect. III, concerning particular professorships (p. 469), insert new § 192 as follows and renumber existing §§ 192--216 (pp. 469--80, as renumbered by Decree (1) of 29 October 1998, Decree (1) of 14 January 1999, and Decree (1) of 18 March 1999, Gazette, pp. 276, 580, 938) as §§ 193--217: `§ 192. Butten Professor of Management Studies

1. The University accepts with gratitude the moneys offered by Balliol College to support the establishment of a Professorship of Management Studies, to be known as the Ernest Butten Professorship of Management Studies.

2. The Ernest Butten Professor of Management Studies shall lecture and give instruction in Management Studies.

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

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the Master of Balliol College is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the Master of Balliol College, or, if the Master 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 Balliol College;

(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 Management.

4. 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.

5. The professor shall be expected to act as Director of Studies for Management students within Balliol College for such time as the college wishes. The other duties of the professor shall, if necessary, be adjusted by the University accordingly.

6. Council shall have power to amend this decree from time to time, subject to the concurrence of Balliol College.'

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Statute (2): Prize for an English Poem on a Sacred Subject

Explanatory note

The English and Theology Boards wish to amend the criteria governing eligibility for the prize competition for an English Poem on a Sacred Subject and to remove the specification of an exact closing date for the competition from the statute. The following statute, which is promoted on the recommendation of the two faculty boards and with the concurrence of the General Board, makes the necessary changes.

(2) WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the terms of the prize competition for an English Poem on a Sacred Subject, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Tit. XV, Sect. XLI (Statutes, 1997, p. 153), delete cl. 2 and substitute: `2. The candidates shall be members of the University who, not later than the closing date for entries for the competition, which shall be specified when the subject is announced, shall have qualified by examination for a degree of the University, or shall hold the Degree of Master of Arts by incorporation or by decree or special resolution or shall hold the status of Master of Arts, or shall have qualified by examination for a degree of any other university.'

2 Ibid., delete cl. 6 and renumber existing cll. 7--12 (pp. 153--4) as cll. 6--11.

3 Ibid., cl. 6 (as renumbered), delete `cl. 8' and substitute `clause 7'.

4 This statute shall be effective from 25 June 1999.

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