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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 12 October

1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 30 October.

List of the decrees:

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Decree (1): Impending nomination to the Vice-Chancellorship

Explanatory note

Under the existing legislation governing nomination to the Vice-Chancellorship (Tit. IX, Sect. III, cl. 7, Statutes, 1997, p. 68), the nominating committee is due to propose a name to Congregation by 30 September 1999 for the appointment of the Vice-Chancellor to serve, in succession to the Master of Balliol, for four years with effect from 1 October 2001. Since, however, the report of the Commission of Inquiry, which is currently under consideration within the University, recommends changes in the length of and eligibility for the Vice-Chancellorship, including the abolition of the present two-year `run in' period for the Vice-Chancellor-elect, as well as changes in the composition of the nominating committee (recommendations 25 and 26, Report, paras 5.179, 5.181), Council has agreed that it would be expedient to suspend the current timetable pending decisions by the University on these matters. The following decree provides accordingly.

Text of Decree (1)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Tit. IX, Sect. III, cl. 7 (Statutes, 1997, p. 68), the Nominating Committee for the Vice-Chancellorship shall not be required to submit to Congregation by 30 September 1999 the name of a person to be appointed as Vice-Chancellor with effect from 1 October 2001.

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Decree (2): Extension of period of office of Nuffield Medical Trustees (Dr P. Iredale and Mrs C.M. Miles)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Ch. IX, Sect. i, § 248 [1], cl. 1 (a) (Statutes, 1997, p. 691, as amended by Decree (4) of 26 June 1998, Gazette, Vol. 128, p. 1410), Dr P. Iredale and Mrs C.M. Miles shall continue to serve as Nuffield Medical Trustees until (in each case) resigning or reaching the age of 75, whichever is the earlier.

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Decree (3): Remission of composition fees (Ms S. Gibbons)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Ch. VIII, Sect. i, § 6, cl. 15 (Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 1107), Ms S. Gibbons, University College, shall be required to pay composition fees at the `home' rate for her period of postgraduate study.

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2 Status of Master of Arts

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the status of Master of Arts under the provisions of Ch. V, Sect. vi, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1997, p. 367) has been accorded to the following persons who are qualified for membership of Congregation:

LIORA LAZARUS, St Anne's College

RICHARD HUGH OSGOOD, M.LITT., Lincoln College

JUDITH SECKER, University Offices

JANE SULLIVAN, University Offices

MATTHEW ROBERT WOODCOCK, University College

TIONG MIN YEO, BCL, Worcester College

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3 Register of Congregation

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the following names have been added to the Register of Congregation:

Lazarus, L., MA status, St Anne's
Lee, H., MA, M.Phil., New College
Osgood, R.H., MA status, M.Litt., Lincoln
Richardson, J.J., MA, Nuffield
Secker, J., MA status, University Offices
Sneath, D.A., MA, D.Phil., St Cross
Sullivan, J., MA status, University Offices
Van Gelder, G.J.H., MA, St John's
Woodcock, M.R., MA status, University
Yeo, T.M., BCL, MA status, Worcester

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CONGREGATION 13 October

Promulgation of Statute

A form of Statute was promulgated. No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the preamble carried of the proposed Statute establishing a Professorship of Marketing.