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CONGREGATION 30 November

Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 30 November, 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:

GAVIN MACGREGOR FRASER CAMERON, MA status, Nuffield College

PETRA SCHLEITER, M.PHIL., St Hilda's College

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CONGREGATION 15 December 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against the preamble of the statute at item 1 below, or the special resolution at item 2 below, signed in either case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 7 December (see the Guide to Procedures in Congregation cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda').

1 Promulgation of Statute

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

Explanatory note

Council and the General Board have accepted the proposal made by the Clinical Medicine Board for the establishment of a Norman Collisson Professorship of Musculo-skeletal Science with a munificent benefaction which has been offered by the Collisson Foundation. The following statute, and the decree to be made by Council if the statute is approved, establish the new chair accordingly.

WHEREAS it is expedient to establish a Norman Collisson Professorship of Musculo-skeletal Science, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

In Tit. XIV, Sect. II, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1997, p. 110), after `Professorship of Morbid Anatomy' insert:

`Norman Collisson Professorship of Musculo-skeletal Science'.

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. 244), under Clinical Medicine, after `Medicine, Clinical, Nuffield' insert: `Musculo-skeletal Science, Norman Collisson'.

2 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B, Schedule C, concerning professorships (p. 394), after `Nuffield Professor of Clinical Medicine' insert:

`Norman Collisson Professor of Musculo-skeletal Science'.

3 Ibid., Sect. III, concerning particular professorships (p. 479) insert new § 212 as follows and renumber existing §§ 212--3 (pp. 479--80) as §§ 213--4:

`§ 212. Norman Collisson Professorship of Musculo-skeletal Science

1. The Norman Collisson Professor of Musculo-skeletal Science shall lecture and give instruction in Musculo-skeletal Science.

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) the Nuffield Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery;

(8)--(10) three persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine;

(11) a person holding a clinical appointment appointed by the Oxfordshire Health Authority.

At least three members of the board, of whom one shall be a professor, shall hold clinical appointments.

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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2 Voting on Special Resolution allocating a site for the new building for Chemistry

Explanatory note

Chemistry's present buildings do not meet modern standards for teaching and research. A report by outside consultants has concluded that the Dyson Perrins building could not be cost-effectively modernised and that a new building of about 17,000 sq.m. floor area should be constructed on the site of 2--4 South Parks Road to provide new laboratory facilities. The Dyson Perrins building (less its teaching facilities), 9 Parks Road, and about 3,000 sq.m. of the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory would become available for other uses, and the present programme of upgrading Chemistry's remaining buildings would continue within the funding available.

The University has now completed negotiations with the Diocese of Oxford to purchase St Mary's Vicarage at 12 Mansfield Road and to sell part of the car park at 30 Norham Gardens for the construction of a new vicarage. The site of the Vicarage together with that of the car park at 2--4 South Parks Road is about 4,800 sq.m. and a recent feasibility study reported that a laboratory building of about 17,000 sq.m. could be constructed on this area. Planning consent for the car park expires on 30 November 1998 and the City Council has made it plain that it is not in its transport strategy to permit parking on this site to continue in the longer term.

The following resolution allocates a site for the new building. (The 1970 resolution cited read: `That the gardens of 2 and 3 South Parks Road and the site of 4 South Parks Road shall be allocated for use as a university car park to be administered by the Delegates of the Science Area.' The responsibilities of the delegates in connection with car parking were subsequently transferred to the Committee on University Security.)

Text of Special Resolution

That Special Resolution (2) of Congregation of 30 June 1970 be rescinded and that the site of the University Car Park at 2--4 South Parks Road, together with that of 12 Mansfield Road, be allocated to the Department of Chemistry for the construction of a research laboratory of about 17,000 sq.m. floor area.

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