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CONGREGATION 17 January

Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 17 January, 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: ALEXANDER GUEMBEL, Lincoln College

BRONWEN MARGOT MORGAN, MA status, St Hilda's College

MICHELANGELO ZACCARELLO, Pembroke College

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CONGREGATION 18 January

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 statutes approved, the preamble adopted, and the special resolution carried without a meeting under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. iii, cl. 11 (Statutes, 1997, p. 8).

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CONGREGATION 8 February 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against the preambles of the statutes below, signed by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 31 January (see the Guide to Procedures in Congregation cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda').

Promulgation of Statutes

Statute (1): Integration of the University's libraries

Explanatory note

The following statute, promoted on the recommendation of the Libraries Committee and with the concurrence of the General Board, establishes a new body, to be known as the Curators of the University Libraries, as the central statutory element in a series of measures designed to achieve the greater integration and co-ordination of the University's libraries to which Congregation in principle committed itself in approving the General Resolution of 6 February 1996 (Gazette, Vol. 126, p. 728). The new body will replace the existing Libraries Committee of Council and the General Board, together with the old Libraries Board and the Curators of the Bodleian Library, which have been suspended since 1 January 1997 under the provisions of Decree (5) of 14 November 1996 (Gazette, Vol. 127, p. 321; Statutes, 1997, p. 64). The full range of measures proposed, which have been welcomed by Council and the General Board, are set out in the report from the Libraries Committee which is published separately as Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4533. Approval of the statute will necessitate a substantial amount of consequential legislation, which will be brought forward in due course as appropriate.

(1) WHEREAS it is expedient to establish a body known as the Curators of the University Libraries, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Tit. VIII (Statutes, 1997, p. 58) delete Sect. III and substitute:

`Section III. Of the Curators of the University Libraries

1. There shall be a body called the Curators of the University Libraries consisting of:

(1) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services), who shall be chairman;

(2) one of the Proctors or the Assessor as may be agreed between them;

(3)--(6) four persons elected by Council, of whom one shall be a member both of Council and of its Planning and Resource Allocation Committee, and of whom two shall be persons not being resident holders of teaching, research, or administrative posts in the University or in any college or other society
[There would be an understanding (a) that one of the external members should be someone with experience of managing a major research library, and (b) that Council should also appoint a person with experience in the application of IT to libraries];

(7)--(11) one member from each of the five Divisional Boards, elected by their respective boards;

(12)--(15) four persons elected by Congregation from amongst its members;

(16) a person elected by the Conference of Colleges;

(17) a Junior Member elected by the Executive of the Oxford University Student Union;

(18) a Junior Member elected by the Graduate Committee of the Oxford University Student Union.

The curators shall have power to co-opt not more than two additional members for such periods as the curators may determine from time to time.

The curators under (3)--(16) shall hold office for four years and shall be re-eligible, and the curators under (17) and (18) shall hold office for one year and shall be re-eligible; provided always that the tenure of office of elected curators shall be subject to their retaining the qualifications in virtue of which they were elected; and provided also that a curator elected to fill a vacancy caused otherwise than by lapse of time shall hold office for the unexpired residue only of the period of office of the curator whom he or she succeeds.

The Director of University Library Services and Bodley's Librarian shall be secretary to the Curators.

No Junior Member shall be present for the discussion of, or receive the papers or minutes relating to, reserved business as defined in Ch. II, Sect. III, cl. 7.

2. The curators shall be responsible to Council for:

(a) ensuring that provision is made for the University's library and information requirements for teaching and research;

(b) making financial provision, from funds made available to them by Council or from other sources, for such libraries as Council shall from time to time determine;
[Note: the libraries which Council has already agreed should be funded through the Curators of the University Libraries are the Bodleian Library and its dependent libraries, the Sackler Library, the Taylor Institution Library, the Cairns Library, the Institute of Health Sciences Library, the English, History, Modern Languages, Music, and Theology Faculty Libraries, and the Social Studies Libraries]

(c) ensuring that the University's major research libraries, including the Bodleian, Sackler, and Taylorian Libraries, are maintained as a national and international scholarly resource;

(d) advising as necessary on the University's trusteeship of the collections held in its libraries, including, where appropriate, advising on the need for specialist legal or financial advice;

(e) advising on any proposals involving the use of resources in the University for library and information provision for teaching and research;

(f) such other responsibilities as may be determined by Council from time to time.

3. The curators shall have authority under Council to make such arrangements as are necessary to fulfil their responsibilities and shall have such other powers as may be laid down by statute, decree, or regulation.

4. The Director of University Library Services and Bodley's Librarian shall be appointed by an electoral board which shall be chaired by the Vice-Chancellor or his or her nominee, and the other members of which shall be appointed by the curators. The electors in making their choice shall have regard to the direction given by Sir Thomas Bodley, that Bodley's Librarian should be `one that is noted and known for a diligent student, and in all his conversation to be trusty, active, and discreet: a graduate also, and a linguist'.

5. The Director of University Library Services and Bodley's Librarian shall act for the curators and shall be responsible to them in the exercise of their powers.

6. The curators shall approve arrangements for the delegation of appointments within the University Library Services, provided that the appointment of senior library staff at grade 6 shall be subject to the approval of the curators on the recommendation of the Director of University Library Services and Bodley's Librarian.'

2 Ibid., delete Sect. IV (p. 60) and renumber existing Sectt. V--VI (pp. 62--3) as Sectt. IV--V.

3 This statute shall have immediate effect, provided that until such time as the membership of the curators is constituted their powers shall be vested in the Libraries Committee; and provided also that the initial periods of appointment of the first elected curators shall be so varied as to procure a regular rotation of subsequent appointments.

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Statute (2): Conversion of the Wilde Readership in Mental Philosophy to a Professorship of Mental Philosophy

Explanatory note

The following statute, and the decree to be made by Council if the statute is approved, which are promoted on the recommendation of the Literae Humaniores Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, convert the Wilde Readership in Mental Philosophy to the Wilde Professorship of Mental Philosophy.

(2) WHEREAS it is expedient to convert the Wilde Readership in Mental Philosophy to the Wilde Professorship of Mental Philosophy, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Tit. XV, Sect. II, cl. 1, concerning professorships (Statutes, 1997, p. 110, as renumbered by Statute (2) approved by Congregation on 29 June 1999, Gazette, Vol. 129, pp. 1433, 1482), after `Professorship of Comparative Philology' insert:

`Wilde Professorship of Mental Philosophy'.

2 In Tit. XVI, Sect. XIV, cl. 6, concerning the John Locke Prize (p. 133, as renumbered by the same statute), delete `Wilde Reader in Mental Philosophy' and substitute `Wilde Professor of Mental Philosophy'.

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 Literae Humaniores, delete `Philosophy, Mental, Wilde Reader in' and after `Philology, Comparative' insert:

`Philosophy, Mental, Wilde'.

2 Ibid. (p. 246), under Social Studies, delete `Philosophy, Mental, Wilde Reader in' and after `Logic, Wykeham' insert:

`Philosophy, Mental, Wilde'.

3 Ibid., Sect. XII, concerning membership of the Board of the Faculty of Psychological Studies (p. 257, as renumbered by Decree (1) of 28 May 1998, Gazette, Vol. 128, p. 1284), delete `The Wilde Reader in Mental Philosophy' and substitute:

`The Wilde Professor of Mental Philosophy'.

4 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B, SCHEDULE A, concerning professorships (p. 393), after `Dr Lee's Professor of Experimental Philosophy' insert:

`Wilde Professor of Mental Philosophy'.

5 Ibid., Sect. III, concerning particular professorships (p. 492), delete § 253 and substitute:

`§ 253. Wilde Professor of Mental Philosophy

1. The Wilde Professor shall lecture and give instruction in Mental Philosophy, and shall from time to time lecture on the more theoretical aspects of Psychology.

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) a person appointed by Council;

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

(7), (8) two persons elected by the Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores;

(9) a person elected by the Board of the Faculty of Psychological Studies.

3. For the purposes of this professorship the term "Mental Philosophy" shall be taken to mean the theoretical and conceptual study of the human mind.

4. The interest on the capital sum provided for the endowment of the post shall be used towards defraying the stipend of the professor.

5. This decree may be altered from time to time; provided always that

(i) the title of the professorship shall be retained;

(ii) the main object of the professorship shall be kept in view, namely, the promotion of the study of Mental Philosophy among the Junior Members of the University of Oxford.

6. 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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