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CONGREGATION 6 October 12 noon

1 Oration by the Vice-Chancellor

Mr Vice-Chancellor will address the House.

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2 Admission of Pro-Vice-Chancellors

The following persons will be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor to be his deputies for the year 1998–9 and will be admitted to office:

SIR PETER NORTH, CBE, QC, DCL, Principal of Jesus College

SIR ANTHONY KENNY, MA, D.PHIL., D.LITT., HON. DCL, Warden of Rhodes House

SIR KEITH THOMAS, MA, President of Corpus Christi College

W. HAYES, MA, D.PHIL., President of St John's College

THE REVD E.W. NICHOLSON, DD, Provost of Oriel College

R.C. REPP, MA, D.PHIL., Master of St Cross College

E.M. LLEWELLYN-SMITH, CB, MA, Principal of St Hilda's College

R.G. SMETHURST, MA, Provost of Worcester College

P.A. SLACK, MA, D.PHIL., Principal of Linacre College

PROFESSOR S.D. IVERSEN, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Magdalen College

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3 Admission of Clerks of the Market

M.G. BROCK, CBE, MA, Honorary Fellow of Corpus Christi, Nuffield, and Wolfson Colleges, nominated by the Chancellor, and J.B. BAMBOROUGH, MA, Honorary Fellow of Linacre, New, and Wadham Colleges, nominated by the Vice-Chancellor, will be admitted to office as Clerks of the Market for the year 1998–9.

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CONGREGATION 13 October 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against the preamble of the following statute, signed by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 5 October (see the Guide to Procedures in Congregation cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda').

Promulgation of Statute

Statute: Establishment of Professorship of Marketing

Explanatory note

The University has received a munificent anonymous benefaction for the endowment of a Professorship of Marketing. The following statute, and the decree to be made by Council if the statute is approved, formally accept the benefaction on the conditions agreed with the benefactor, and establish the Professorship of Marketing.

WHEREAS it is expedient to establish a Professorship of Marketing, for which a munificent benefaction has been offered, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

In Tit. XIV, Sect. II, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1997, p. 110), after `American Standard Companies Professorship of Operations Management' insert: `Professorship of Marketing'. Return to List of Contents of this section


Decree to be made by Council if the Statute is approved

1 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B, SCHEDULE A, concerning professorships (p. 392), after `American Standard Companies Professor of Operations Management' insert: `Professor of Marketing'.

2 Ibid., Sect. III, concerning particular professorships (p. 471), insert new § 195 as follows and renumber existing §§ 195–213 (pp. 471–80) as §§ 196–214: `§ 195. Professor of Marketing

1. The University accepts with deep gratitude the munificent benefaction provided anonymously to establish a Professorship of Management Studies which shall be known as the Professorship of Marketing.

2. The Professor of Marketing shall lecture and give instruction in Management Studies in the area of Marketing.

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

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

(2) the Warden of Green College, or, if the Warden is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the Governing Body of Green College;

(3) a person appointed by the Governing Body of Green College;

(4) a person appointed by Council;

(5), (6) two persons appointed by the General Board;

(7), (8) two persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Management;

(9) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Social Studies.

4. The professor shall be subject to 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. Council shall have power to amend this decree from time to time, provided that the main objects of the benefaction, as defined in clause 1 above, shall always be kept in view.'

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CONGREGATION 5 November

Elections

General Board of the Faculties: one vacancy from Science faculties, for the period HT 1999 - MT 2000

Hebdomadal Council: one effect, with immediate effect until MT 1999

¶ Nominations in writing by two members of Congregation will be received by the Head Clerk at the University Offices, Wellington Square, up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 12 October, and similar nominations by six members of Congregation up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 19 October.

Council has decided that nominations should show for each signatory the name and college or department in block capitals. Any names which are not so shown may not be published. At least one nomination in respect of each candidate must be made on an official nomination form. Copies of the form are obtainable from the Head Clerk (telephone: (2)70190; e-mail: Philip.Moss@admin.ox.ac.uk).

In the event of a contested election, a brief biographical note on each candidate will be published in the Gazette dated 29 October, and voters may wish to wait until they have read these notes before returning their ballot papers (which will be sent out to members of Congregation as soon as possible after the closing date for nominations, and which, after completion, must be received by the Head Clerk not later than 4 p.m. on 5 November).

Notes on the bodies concerned

The General Board of the Faculties is responsible, under Council, for the academic administration of the University, with the duty of considering and supervising all matters connected with the University's research and teaching activities. It has control of the greatest part of the University's general budget. The Board meets weekly during term; much of its work is conducted through committees (e.g. Planning and Development, Graduate Studies), on which its members are expected to serve if invited to do so.

The Hebdomadal Council is the University's chief executive body, with statutory responsibility for the administration of the University and for the management of its finances and property. It has oversight of the General Board's exercise of its responsibility for the academic administration of the University, as well as dealing with the relationship between the University and all external bodies. Council submits resolutions and statutes to Congregation for approval, and has the power to make decrees (which may be opposed in Congregation). Council meets fortnightly during term, and twice in the Long Vacation. It has a number of major committees, on which its members are expected to serve if invited to do so.


Notes on the candidates for election to the General Board

Cowley, Roger Arthur (b. 24 February 1939). Dr Lee's Professor of Experimental Philosophy (1988–). Chairman of Physics (1992–6). Member of Physical Sciences Board (1988–96); General Board (1993–6). Professor of Physics, University of Edinburgh (1970–88). FRSE (1972–); FRS (1978–).

Rawlins, John Nicholas Pepys(b. 31 May 1949). Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience (1998–); University Lecturer in Experimental Psychology (1983–). Tutorial Fellow, University College (1987–); Junior Research Fellow (1978–81); Senior Research Fellow (1981–7); Dean of Degrees (1984–7); Chairman of Senior Common Room (1989–96). Chairman, Psychological Studies Board (1992–4); Neuroscience M.Sc. Organising Committee (1993–); Bioscience Research Board (1994–7). Chairman of Planning, Bioscience Strategy Group (1997–). Vice–Chairman, Bioscience Research Board (1993–4). Member, Psychological Studies Board (1990–2); Bioscience Research Board (1992–3); Lockey Bequest Committee (1994–); Welch Scholarships Board of Management (1994–). Royal Society Henry Head Fellow (1981–3). Member, Medical Research Council Neuroscience Grants Committee (1986–90); Wellcome Trust Mental Health and Neuroscience Panel (1995–).

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