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CONGREGATION 7 March

Notice

The meeting of Congregation is cancelled. The sole business comprises questions to which no opposition has been notified and in respect of which no request for an adjournment has been received, and Mr Vice- Chancellor will accordingly declare the special resolutions carried and the preamble adopted without a meeting under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. iii, cl. 11 (Statutes, 1997, p. 8).

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CONGREGATION 15 March 12 noon

Admission of Proctors and Assessor

A Congregation will be held on Wednesday, 15 March, in Convocation House for the purpose of admitting to office MARTIN DANIEL EDWARD SLATER, MA, M.PHIL., Fellow of St Edmund Hall, and PROFESSOR RICHARD SHARPE, MA (MA, PH.D. Cambridge), Fellow of Wadham College, as Proctors for the ensuing year, and LAWRENCE NEIL GOLDMAN, MA (MA Cambridge), Fellow of St Peter's College, as Assessor for the ensuing year.

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CONGREGATION 21 March 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against the nomination to the Vice-Chancellorship at item 1 below, or the preamble of the statute at item 2 below or the special resolutions at items 3 and 4 below, signed in each case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 13 March (see the Guide to Procedures in Congregation cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda').

1 Approval of nomination of Vice-Chancellor

The nomination of COLIN RENSHAW LUCAS, MA, D.PHIL., Master of Balliol College, for reappointment as Vice-Chancellor for three years from 1 October 2001, duly made by the Nominating Committee for the Vice-Chancellorship under the provisions of Decree (2) of 17 February 2000 (Gazette, p. 796), will be submitted for approval.

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2 Promulgation of Statute

Statute: Change in title of Rhodes Professorship of Clinical Pharmacology

Explanatory note

Council and the General Board have accepted the case made by the Clinical Medicine Board for a change in the title of the Rhodes Professorship of Clinical Pharmacology to Rhodes Professorship of Therapeutic Sciences and Clinical Pharmacology when it falls vacant by the retirement of the present holder on 30 September 2000. The Rhodes Trustees and Corpus Christi College have been consulted and are content with the proposal. The following statute, and the decree to be made by Council if the statute is approved, change the title of the chair accordingly.

WHEREAS it is expedient to change the title of the Rhodes Professorship of Clinical Pharmacology, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Tit. XV, Sect. II, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1997, p. 110, as renumbered by Statute (2) approved by Congregation on 29 June 1999, Gazette, Vol. 129, pp. 1433, 1482), delete `Rhodes Professorship of Clinical Pharmacology'. 2 Ibid. (p. 111), after `Regius Professorship of Moral and Pastoral Theology' insert: `Rhodes Professorship of Therapeutic Sciences and Clinical Pharmacology'.

3 This statute shall be effective from 1 October 2000.

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Decree to be made by Council if the Statute is approved

1 In Ch VII, Sect. I, § 5. B, cl. 10, concerning the assignment of clinical departments (Statutes, 1997, p. 390, as renumbered by Decree

(1) of 13 May 1999, Gazette, Vol. 129, p. 1208), delete:


`Department of Clinical Pharmacology    Rhodes Professor of Clinical  
                  Pharmacology'.

2 Ibid., SCHEDULE C, concerning clinical professorships (p. 394), delete `Rhodes Professor of Clinical Pharmacology'.

3 Ibid., after `Nuffield Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery' insert: `Rhodes Professor of Therapeutic Sciences and Clinical Pharmacology'.

4 Ibid., Sect. III, concerning particular professorships (p. 490), delete § 248 and renumber existing §§ 249--50 (pp. 490--1) as §§ 248- -9.

5 Ibid. (p. 515), insert new § 314 as follows and renumber existing §§ 314--22 (pp. 515--21) as §§ 315--23:

`§ 314. Rhodes Professor of Therapeutic Sciences and Clinical Pharmacology

1. The Rhodes Professor of Therapeutic Sciences and Clinical Pharmacology shall lecture and give instruction in Therapeutic Sciences and Clinical Pharmacology.

2. The professor shall be elected by a board of electors consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the President of Corpus Christi College is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

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

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

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6) a person appointed by the General Board;

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

(9) 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.'

6 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2000.

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3 Voting on Special Resolution authorising expenditure from the

Higher Studies Fund That the Curators of the University Chest be authorised to expend, from Fund B of the Higher Studies Fund, such sum, initially estimated at £25K, as is necessary to cover the cost of purchasing a major Chinese collection, siku quanshu cunmu congshu.

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

That the conferment of the Degree of Master of Arts, honoris causa, upon GRAHAM PYE be approved.

¶ Mr Pye has been extremely generous in giving his time, energy, and enthusiasm to the musical life of the University and the City of Oxford, which has been greatly enriched under his leadership, in particular through the charitable trust for Music at Oxford of which he is chairman.

If the special resolution is approved, the honorary degree will be conferred at a ceremony on a date to be announced.

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