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CONGREGATION 19 June

Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 19 June, 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:

BYRON WALTER BYRNE, Magdalen College

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CONGREGATION 4 July 2 p.m.

1 Promulgation of Statutes

Statute (1): Abolition of the Anthropology and Geography Board and the Social Studies Board

Explanatory note

Congregation approved on 23 May a statute abolishing the existing faculty boards in the three new science divisions, with the exception of the Anthropology and Geography Board which had still been reviewing its future (Gazette, pp. 1201, 1230). The Anthropology and Geography Board has now agreed that it should be abolished with effect from the establishment of the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, and the Social Studies Board has agreed that, following the departmentalisation of its faculty, it should similarly be abolished with effect from the establishment of the Social Sciences Board. The following statute, and the decree to be made by Council if the statute is approved, abolish these two faculty boards accordingly.

(1) WHEREAS it is expedient to abolish the present Anthropology and Geography Board and Social Studies Board once the University's new divisional structure is in place, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Tit. VI, Sect. II, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1997, p. 43, as amended by Statute (1) approved by Congregation on 23 May 2000, Gazette, pp. 1201, 1230), delete `(1) Anthropology and Geography;' and `(10) Social Studies;' and renumber existing items (2)--(9) and (11) as items (1)--(9).

2 This statute shall be effective from the date of the establishment of the Life and Environmental Sciences and Social Sciences Boards.

Decree to be made by Council if the Statute is approved

1 In Ch. II, Sect. VII, SCHEDULE, concerning official members of faculty boards (Statutes, 1997, p. 244--6, as renumbered by Decree (1) of 4 November 1999, Gazette, p. 294), delete the lists under Anthropology and Geography and Social Studies.

2 Ibid., § 4, cll. 1 and 2, concerning the number and tenure of members of faculty boards (pp. 247--8), in each case delete the entries for Anthropology and Geography and Social Studies.

3 Notwithstanding any provision of any statute, decree, or regulation to the contrary, and pursuant to cll. 13 and 55 of the Statute approved by Congregation on 29 June 1999 (Gazette, Vol. 129, pp. 1323, 1482), and subsequently by Her Majesty in Council, references in any statute, decree, or regulation to the former Anthropology and Geography Board shall be deemed to be references to the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, and any such references to the former Social Studies Board shall be deemed to be references to the Social Sciences Board.

4 This decree shall be effective from the date of the establishment of the Life and Environmental Sciences and Social Sciences Boards.

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Statute (2): Heath Harrison and Marjory Wardrop Funds

Explanatory note

In the light of the changes to the University's governance, the Curators of the Taylor Institution and the Modern Languages Board have agreed that the latter body should replace the former as appointing to the Boards of Management for the Heath Harrison and Marjory Wardrop Funds. The following statute effects these amendments. At the same time, opportunity is taken to substitute on the latter board of management a person appointed by the new Curators of the University Libraries for the person formerly appointed by the Curators of the Bodleian Library.

(2) WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the membership of the Boards of Management for the Heath Harrison and Marjory Wardrop Funds, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Tit. XV, Sect. XVIII, cl. 5, concerning the Heath Harrison Fund (Statutes, 1997, p. 136), delete `one by the Curators ... Modern Languages' and substitute `two by the Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages'.

2 Ibid., Sect. LVII, cl. 3, concerning the Marjory Wardrop Fund (p. 162), delete items (1) and (2), and the corresponding footnote, and substitute:

`(1) a person appointed by the Curators of the University Libraries;

(2) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages;'.

3 This statute shall be effective from 1 October 2000.

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2 Voting on Special Resolution allocating space in Ewert House, Summertown

Explanatory note

Ewert House, Summertown, has returned to university use. After consideration of competing bids, the Buildings Committee, acting under delegated powers, has allocated space within that building to house the Land Agent's and Accommodation Offices, Isis Innovation, the Business Liaison Unit, and the Bodleian Library Blind Recording Centre. The committee has further recommended that approximately 1,100 sq.m. of net floor area of office and teaching space, mainly on the first floor of the main block of Ewert House, be allocated to the Department for Continuing Education provided that 92 Woodstock Road is released for reallocation, and approximately 800 sq.m. of floor space on the ground floor of the main block be allocated to the Curators of the Examination Schools for use as an examination hall. The following resolution provides accordingly.

Text of Special Resolution

That approximately 1,100 sq.m. net of space within Ewert House be allocated to the Department for Continuing Education provided that 92 Woodstock Road is relinquished, and that approximately 800 sq.m. of space be allocated to the Curators of the Examination Schools for use as an examination hall. Return to List of Contents of this section

3 Voting on Special Resolutions authorising expenditure from the Higher Studies Fund

(1) That the Curators of the University Chest be authorised to expend from the unearmarked part of the Higher Studies Fund a sum of up to £100K as a contribution towards the cost of the purchase of equipment for the incoming Dr Lee's Professor of Physical Chemistry.

(2) That the Curators of the University Chest be authorised to expend from the part of the Higher Studies Fund which is earmarked for Physical Chemistry the sum of £200K as a contribution towards the cost of equipment for the incoming Dr Lee's Professor of Physical Chemistry.

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4 Approval of nomination of `external' member of the Council of the University

Under the provisions of Tit. IV, Sect. ii, cl. 1 as they will apply with effect from 1 October 2000 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4513, 2 June 1999, p. 1327), the new Council of the University, which will replace the present Hebdomadal Council, shall include two persons, not being members of Congregation and not being resident holders of teaching, research, or administrative posts in the University or in any college or other society, who shall be nominated by Council subject to the approval of Congregation. Acting under powers delegated to them by the Hebdomadal Council, the persons who will constitute the `internal' members of the new body have agreed to nominate the following as one of the first `external' members:

SIR VICTOR BLANK, Domus Fellow of St Catherine's College, Chairman of the University's Development Advisory Board, Deputy Chairman of Great Universal Stores, Chairman of Trinity Mirror, to serve for three years from 1 October 2000.

This nomination will be submitted for approval.

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