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CONGREGATION 31 January

Degree by Special Resolution

No notice to the contrary having been received under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. vi, cl. 6 (Statutes, 1997, p. 15), the following resolution is deemed to have been approved at noon on 31 January.

Text of Special Resolution

That the Degree of Master of Arts be conferred upon the following:

MARTIN FARRALL, Keble College

VALERIE MARIE LECHENE, Wadham College

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 31 January

1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 18 February.

Decree (1): Terms of reference of the IT Committee

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the IT Committee, extends the remit of that committee to give it power to make and amend rules relating to IT use in the University, subject to approval by Council. This follows the adoption by Council of the recommendations of the IT Committee's Working Group on IT-related Legal Issues. Until the new rules are approved by Council following consultation with the Appointments Committee, the Staff Committee, the Rules Committee, and OUSU, the rules published by Oxford University Computing Services remain in force.

Text of Decree (1)

In Ch. II, Sect. II, § 5 (Statutes, 1997, p. 234), insert new cl. 6 as follows, and renumber existing cll. 6-10 as cll. 7-11:

`6. The Committee shall make, amend, and publish rules, subject to approval by Council, for the regulation and security of the use of the University's IT facilities.'

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Decree (2): Establishment of M.Phil. in Modern European History

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Modern History Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, establishes a two-year course in Modern European History for the degree of M.Phil. The course is intended to exploit the wealth of expertise available in the Modern History Faculty to teach for the course, enhance the visibility and coherence of this subject area, and promote Oxford as a centre of excellence in this field. Examination will be by extended essays and seminar presentations, written papers, and a dissertation.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

Text of Decree (2)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 554, l. 8, after `Mathematics for Industry,' insert `Modern European History,'.

2 Ibid., p. 555, delete l. 19, and substitute


`Economic and Social History )     
                             )           Modern History'.
 Modern European History     )

3 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2000.

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Decree (3): Establishment of M.Sc. in Professional Development in Education

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Committee for Educational Studies and with the concurrence of the General Board, establishes a course in Professional Development in Education for the degree of M.Sc. This is intended to offer a qualification at a higher academic level to those candidates seeking further professional development who have already completed successfully the existing Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Studies. It will be taken by means of part-time study.

Associate changes in regulations are set out in `Examination and Boards' below.

Text of Decree (3)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 732, after 1. 4 insert:
`Professional Development in Education    Committee for Educational   
                                          Studies'.

2 Ibid., p. 1026, delete 1. 1 and substitute `in Educational Studies, Educational Research Methodology, and Professional Development in Education'.

3 Ibid., p. 1086, l. 34, after `Educational Studies' insert `or Professional Development in Education'.

4 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2000.

Key to Decree (3)

Cll. 1 and 2 insert Professional Development in Education into the list of examinations for the degree of M.Sc.

Cl. 3 makes provision for the maximum number of fees payable.

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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. v, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1997, p. 367) has been accorded to the following person who is qualified for membership of Congregation:

GUY HAMILTON GRANT, Brasenose 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:

Farrall, M., MA, Keble
Grant, G.H., MA status, Brasenose
Lechene, V.M., MA, Wadham

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4 Dates of Full Term 2000--6

The dates for reckoning Full Term 2001--2 were fixed, and the dates for reckoning Full Term 2005--6 were fixed provisionally. The dates and provisional dates for Full Term 2000--6 are set out below.

MICHAELMAS TERM 2000

Sunday, 8 October                         Saturday, 2 December

HILARY TERM 2001

Sunday, 14 January                         Saturday, 10 March

TRINITY TERM 2001

Sunday, 22 April                           Saturday, 16 June

MICHAELMAS TERM 2001

Sunday, 7 October                          Saturday, 1 December

HILARY TERM 2002

Sunday, 13 January                         Saturday, 9 March

TRINITY TERM 2002

Sunday, 21 April                           Saturday, 15 June

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Provisional dates

MICHAELMAS TERM 2002

Sunday, 13 October                         Saturday, 7 December

HILARY TERM 2003

Sunday, 19 January                         Saturday, 15 March

TRINITY TERM 2003

Sunday, 27 April                           Saturday, 21 June

MICHAELMAS TERM 2003

Sunday, 12 October                         Saturday, 6 December

HILARY TERM 2004

Sunday, 18 January                         Saturday, 13 March

TRINITY TERM 2004

Sunday, 25 April                           Saturday, 19 June

MICHAELMAS TERM 2004

Sunday, 10 October                         Saturday, 4 December

HILARY TERM 2005

Sunday, 16 January                         Saturday, 12 March

TRINITY TERM 2005

Sunday, 24 April                           Saturday, 18 June

MICHAELMAS TERM 2005

Sunday, 9 October                          Saturday, 3 December

HILARY TERM 2006

Sunday, 15 January                         Saturday, 11 March

TRINITY TERM 2006

Sunday, 23 April                           Saturday, 17 June

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5 Dates of Extended Terms 2000--2

It was agreed to publish the dates of extended terms for 2000--2 for Part I candidates in Materials, Economics, and Management, for Part II candidates in Chemistry, in Engineering (or Materials), Economics, and Management, in Metallurgy and Science of Materials, and in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, and for MBA candidates. These are set out below.

Part II candidates in Chemistry

MICHAELMAS TERM 2000

Thursday, 7 September                      Tuesday, 19 December

HILARY TERM 2001

Tuesday, 2 January                         Wednesday, 11 April

TRINITY TERM 2001

Monday, 23 April                           Saturday, 23 June

MICHAELMAS TERM 2001

Thursday, 6 September                      Tuesday, 18 December

HILARY TERM 2002

Tuesday, 1 January                         Wednesday, 27 March

TRINITY TERM 2002

Monday, 8 April                            Saturday, 22 June

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Part II candidates in Engineering, Economics, and Management

MICHAELMAS TERM 2000

Friday, 8 September                             Saturday, 9 December

MICHAELMAS TERM 2001

Friday, 7 September                             Saturday, 8 December 

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Part I candidates in Materials, Economics, and Management, in the year in which the examination is taken

HILARY TERM 2001

Sunday, 14 January                              Saturday, 17 March

HILARY TERM 2002

Sunday, 13 January                              Saturday, 16 March 

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Part II candidates in Materials, Economics, and Management

MICHAELMAS TERM 2000

Friday, 8 September                             Saturday, 9 December

MICHAELMAS TERM 2001

Friday, 7 September                             Saturday, 8 December 

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Part II candidates in Metallurgy and Science of Materials

MICHAELMAS TERM 2000
Friday, 8 September                             Saturday, 9 December

HILARY TERM 2001

Friday, 5 January                               Saturday, 7 April

TRINITY TERM 2001

Friday, 20 April                                Saturday, 23 June

MICHAELMAS TERM 2001

Friday, 7 September                             Saturday, 8 December

HILARY TERM 2002

Friday, 4 January                               Saturday, 23 March

TRINITY TERM 2002

Friday, 5 April                                 Saturday, 22 June 

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Part II candidates in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

MICHAELMAS TERM 2000
Friday, 15 September                            Saturday, 9 December

MICHAELMAS TERM 2001

Friday, 14 September                            Saturday, 8 December 

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MBA candidates

MICHAELMAS TERM 2000
Monday, 2 October                               Friday, 8 December

HILARY TERM 2001

Monday, 8 January                               Friday, 16 March

TRINITY TERM 2001

Monday, 16 April                                Friday, 22 June

LONG VACATION 2001


Monday, 10 September                            Friday, 21 September

MICHAELMAS TERM 2001

Monday, 1 October                               Friday, 7 December

HILARY TERM 2002

Monday, 7 January                               Friday, 15 March

TRINITY TERM 2002

Monday, 15 April                                 Friday, 21 June

LONG VACATION 2002

Monday, 9 September                             Friday, 20 September 

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6 Dates of Encaenia

It was determined that the Encaenia for 2002 should be held on Wednesday, 19 June, and, provisionally, that the Encaenia for 2006 should be held on Wednesday, 21 June.

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL AND GENERAL BOARD OF THE FACULTIES

Delegates of the University Press

Council and the General Board have appointed the following as Delegates of the University Press for five years from 1 October 2000:

PROFESSOR T.C. CAVE, St John's

PROFESSOR A.S. GOUDIE, Hertford

PROFESSOR P.A. SLACK, Principal of Linacre, vice Sir Keith Thomas, President of Corpus Christi

PROFESSOR O.P. TAPLIN, Magdalen

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 18 February, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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