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CONGREGATION 21 December

Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 21 December, 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:

DAVID PETER MYATT, Nuffield College

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CONGREGATION 19 January 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against, or any proposed amendment to, the enacting part of the statute at item 1 below, or of any intention to vote against the preambles of the statutes at item 2 below, or the special resolution at item 3 below, signed in each case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 11 January (see the Guide to Procedures in Congregation cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda').

1 Voting on Statute promulgated on 15 December

Statute: Establishment of Norman Collisson Professorship of Musculo-skeletal Science

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2 Promulgation of Statutes

Statute (1): Removal of an anomaly

Statute (2): Establishment of Barnett Professorship of Social Policy

Explanatory note

Following reviews by the General Board of Sociology and of the Department of Applied Social Studies and Social Research, it is proposed to establish a Barnett Professorship of Social Policy. The following statute, and the decree to be made by Council if the statute is approved, establish this professorship.

(2) WHEREAS it is expedient to establish a Barnett Professorship of Social Policy, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

In Tit. XIV, Sect. II, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1997, p. 111, as amended by Statute (2) approved by Congregation on 19 May 1998, Gazette, Vol. 128, pp. 1208, 1250), after `Andreas Idreos Professorship of Science and Religion' insert:

`Barnett Professorship of Social Policy'.

Decree to be made by Council if the Statute is approved

1 In Ch. II, Sect. VII, § 1, SCHEDULE, concerning official members of faculty boards (Statutes, 1997, p. 246), under Social Studies, after `Race Relations, Rhodes' insert:

`Social Policy, Barnett'.

2 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B, Schedule A, concerning professorships (p. 393), after `Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of the Holy Scripture' insert:

`Barnett Professor of Social Policy'.

3 Ibid., Sect. III, concerning particular professorships (p. 507, as renumbered by Decree (1) of 14 May 1998, Gazette, Vol. 128, p. 1206), insert new § 293 as follows and renumber existing §§ 293–303 (pp. 507–13) as §§ 294–304:

`293. Barnett Professor of Social Policy

1. The Barnett Professor of Social Policy shall lecture and give instruction in Social Policy.

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 Social Studies.

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.'

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Statute (3): Establishment of Professorship of Sociology

Explanatory note

Following a review of Sociology by the General Board, it is proposed to establish a Professorship of Sociology. The following statute, and the decree to be made by Council if the statute is approved, establish this professorship.

(3) WHEREAS it is expedient to establish a Professorship of Sociology, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

In Tit. XIV, Sect. II, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1997, p. 111), after `Chichele Professorship of Social and Political Theory' insert:

`Professorship of Sociology'.

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. 246), under Social Studies, after `Social and Political Theory, Chichele' insert:

`Sociology'.

2 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B, Schedule A, concerning professorships (p. 393), after `Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory' insert:

`Professor of Sociology'.

3 Ibid., Sect. III, concerning particular professorships (p. 507, as amended by Decree (1) of 14 May 1998, Gazette, Vol. 128, p. 1206, and by Decree (...) above), insert new § 295 as follows and renumber existing §§ 295--304 (pp. 507--13) as §§ 296--305:

`§ 294. Professor of Sociology

1. The Professor of Sociology shall lecture and give instruction in Sociology.

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 Social Studies.

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.'

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3 Voting on Special Resolution approving the conferment of an Honorary Degree

That the conferment of the Degree of Master of Arts, honoris causa, upon ZAIN AZAHARI BIN ZAINAL ABIDIN be approved.

¶ Mr Zain Azahari has been a professional and personal adviser to the Oxford University Press in Malaysia since 1958, when he helped to establish the Press's first office in that country. In 1986 he was appointed Chairman of Penerbit Fajar Bahti, the Press's trading company in Malaysia, and in that capacity has been of inestimable value in promoting the Press's aims, ideals, and interests.

If the special resolution is approved, the honorary degree will be conferred at the degree ceremony on 27 November 1999.

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