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CONGREGATION 13 December

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 13 December.

Text of Special Resolution

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

ZHONG YOU, Magdalen College

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL

1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 31 December.

List of the decrees:

Decree (1): Composition of the Modern Languages Board

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Modern Languages Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, changes the composition of the faculty board to make better provision for representation of the sub- faculties in Modern Languages as part of the board's efforts to improve communication and efficiency of decision-making.

Associated changes in regulations of the General Board are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

Text of Decree (1)

1 In Ch. II, Sect. VI, § 1, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1997, p. 243, as amended by Decree (1) of 28 May 1998, Gazette, Vol. 128, p. 1284), after `Management', insert `of Medieval and Modern Languages,'.

2 Ibid., SCHEDULE (p. 245), delete the list headed `MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES'.

3 Ibid., § 4, cl. 1 (p. 247, as amended by the same decree), after `except those of ... Management, ` insert `of Medieval and Modern Languages,'.

4 Ibid., delete `Sectt. viii to xii' and substitute `Sectt. viii to xiii'.

5 Ibid. (as amended by Decree (1) of 18 February 1999, Gazette, Vol. 129, p. 766), delete `Medieval and Modern Languages 8 103' and the corresponding footnote.

6 Ibid., cl. 2 (p. 248), delete `Medieval and Modern Languages 4 4'.

7 Ibid. (p. 256, as renumbered by Decree (1) of 28 May 1998), insert new Sect. x as follows and renumber existing Sectt. x–xiv (pp. 256–8, as renumbered by the same decree) as Sectt. xi–xv.

`Section X. Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

The Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages shall be constituted as follows:

(1)–(5), the chairmen of each of the Sub-faculties of French, German, Italian, Russian and Other Slavonic Languages, and Spanish;

(6)–(11) six persons of whom one shall be elected by and from among the members of each of the following sub-faculties holding posts on the establishment or under the aegis of the faculty board;

(a) the Sub-faculty of Italian;

(b) the Sub-faculty of Linguistics;

(c) the Sub-faculty of Modern Greek;

(d) the Sub-faculty of Portuguese;

(e) the Sub-faculty of Russian and other Slavonic Languages;

(f) the Sub-faculty of Spanish;

(12)–(14) three persons elected by and from among the members of the Sub-faculty of French holding posts on the establishment or under the aegis of the faculty board;

(15)–(16) two persons elected by and from among the members of the Sub-faculty of German holding posts on the establishment or under the aegis of the faculty board;

(17) the Jesus Professor of Celtic or his or her nominee.

The board may co-opt not more than four additional members in accordance with Sect. vi, § 6.'

8 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2000, provided that elections to the newly constituted faculty board shall be held during Trinity Term 2000; and provided also that the initial periods of office of the members elected on that occasion shall be so varied as to procure a regular subsequent rotation of appointments.

Key to Decree (1)

Cll. 1–6 remove the provision for official and ordinary membership of the Modern Languages Board.

Cl. 7 lays down the new composition of the faculty board.

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Decree (2): Departmental allowances for the heads of the Centre for Criminological Research and the Ruskin School

Explanatory note

The following decree provides for a Schedule VI departmental allowance to be paid to the Director of the Centre for Criminological Research and to the Ruskin Master of Drawing.

Text of Decree (2)

In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 7, SCHEDULE VI (Statutes, 1997, p. 395, as amended by Decree (2) of 16 July 1998, Gazette, Vol. 128, p. 1474), after `Archaeology and the History of Art' insert:

`Director of the Centre for Criminological Research

Ruskin Master of Drawing'.

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Decree (3): Establishment of Lord Alfred Douglas Memorial Prize

Explanatory note

An offer has been made by Mrs Sheila Colman of a generous benefaction to the University to establish a prize for poetry in memory of Lord Alfred Douglas. The following decree, made on the recommendation of the English Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, provides for the acceptance of the benefaction and the establishment of the prize.

Text of Decree (3)

In Ch. IX, Sect. I (Statutes, 1997, p. 628), insert new § 83 as follows and renumber existing §§ 83–7 (pp. 628–631, as renumbered by Decree (6) of 16 July 1998, Gazette, Vol. 128, p. 1476) as §§ 84–8:

`§ 83. Douglas Memorial Prize

1. The University accepts with gratitude the sum of £25,000 from Mrs Sheila Colman, and any further sums contributed for the same purpose, to establish a prize to be known as the Lord Alfred Douglas Memorial Prize.

2. The board of management for the prize shall be the Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature, which shall determine the value of the prize from time to time and shall make regulations for its award.

3. There shall be three judges for the prize, who shall be members of Congregation and shall be appointed by the Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature. They shall receive such remuneration as the board shall determine from time to time.

4. The prize shall be open to any member of the University who is registered for a degree of the University (whether being an undergraduate or a graduate student).

5. The prize shall be awarded, provided that there is an entry of sufficient merit, for the best sonnet or other poem written in English and in strict rhyming metre.

6. Income not expended in any year shall be carried forward for expenditure in subsequent years.

7. A copy of the winning entry shall be deposited in the Bodleian Library.

8. The prize shall not be awarded more than once to the same person.

9. Council shall have power to amend this decree from time to time, provided that the purposes of the fund, as defined in cll. 1, 4, and 5 above, shall always be kept in view.'

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Decree (4): Establishment of Honour School of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Literae Humaniores Board and the Committee for Archaeology and with the concurrence of the General Board, establishes a new Honour School of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History. The course is concerned with the study of the societies and cultures of the ancient Mediterranean world through material, visual, and written evidence and has at its centre the two dominant classical cultures of Greece and Rome. The course is designed to complement both the existing Archaeology and Anthropology degree and Classical Mods and Greats. It is intended to satisfy the needs of a wide constituency that currently takes A-level Classical Civilisation and wishes to pursue study of the archaeology and history of the ancient world without at this stage focusing primarily on the ancient languages. It is intended to admit between twelve and sixteen candidates a year within existing student numbers.

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

Text of Decree (4)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 23, after ll. 11 and 34 in each case insert:

`Classical Archaeology and Ancient History,'.

2 Ibid., p. 26, after l. 32 insert:

`Classical Archaeology and Ancient History;'.

3 Ibid., p. 29, after 1. 46 insert:

`Honour Moderations in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History

The subjects of the examination shall be under the joint supervision of the Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores and the Committee for Archaeology.'

4 Ibid., p. 74, after 1. 9 insert:

`Preliminary Examination in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History

1. The Preliminary Examination in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History shall be under the joint supervision of the Committee for Archaeology and the Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores, and shall consist of such subjects as they shall jointly by regulation prescribe.

2. The Chairman of the Moderators for Honour Moderations in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History shall designate such of their number as may be required for the Preliminary Examination in Ancient History and Classical Archaeology.'

5 Ibid., p. 120, after l. 6 insert:

`Honour Moderations in             Literae Humaniores.'  
     Classical Archaeology
      and  Ancient History.

6 Ibid., p. 121, after l. 26 insert:


`The Preliminary Examination in         Literae Humaniores.'
     Classical Archaeology and
     Ancient History.

7 Ibid., p. 126, after l. 5 insert in the left-hand column:

`Classical Archaeology and  
     Ancient History.'

8 Ibid., p. 127, after l. 13 insert:

`Classical Archaeology and         Literae Humaniores'. 
     Ancient History

9 Ibid., p. 140, after 1. 32 insert:

`HONOUR SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL ARCHAEOLOGY AND ANCIENT HISTORY

(i) DECREE

Honour School of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History

1. The Honour School of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History shall consist of such subjects as the Committee for Archaeology and the Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores shall jointly prescribe by regulation from time to time.

2. No candidate shall be admitted to the examination in this school without either having passed, or having been exempted from, the First Public Examination.

3. The examination shall be under the joint supervision of the Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores and the Committee for Archaeology, and they shall appoint a joint standing committee, consisting of three representatives of each body, to consider matters relating to the examination and to Honour Moderations and the Preliminary Examination in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History. Whenever any matter cannot be resolved, the Committee for Archaeology and the Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores shall themselves hold a joint meeting and resolve it by majority vote.

4. Candidates shall be required to take part in approved fieldwork as an integral part of the course. The fieldwork requirement shall normally have been discharged before the Long Vacation following the second year of the course.'

10 Ibid., p. 141, before 1. 1 insert:

`PASS SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL ARCHAEOLOGY AND ANCIENT HISTORY

(i) DECREE

Pass School of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History

1. The Pass School of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History shall consist of such subjects as the Committee for Archaeology and the Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores shall jointly prescribe by regulation from time to time.

2. No candidate shall be admitted to the examination in this school without either having passed, or having been exempted from, the First Public Examination.'

11 Ibid., p. 1028, l. 18, delete `.' and substitute`;'.

12 Ibid., after l. 18 insert:

`in Honour Moderations and the Preliminary Examination in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History for three years.'

13 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2001.

Key to Decree (4)

Cll. 1–4 add Honour Moderations in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History and the Preliminary Examination in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History to the list of First Public Examinations and establish these examinations.

Cll. 5 and 6 add the examinations to those parts of the First Public Examination which are under the supervision of the Literae Humaniores Board.

Cl. 7 adds the Honour and Pass Schools of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History to the list of Second Public Examinations.

Cl. 8 adds the examinations to those parts of the Second Public Examination which are under the supervision of the Literae Humaniores Board.

Cll. 9 and 10 establish the examinations.

Cll. 11 and 12 provide for a three-year term of office for examiners for the First Public Examinations in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History.

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Decree (5): Appointment of examiners in Classics and English

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the English Board and with the concurrence of the Literae Humaniores Board and of the General Board, gives to the chairmen of examiners for the relevant parent examinations in English the responsibility for the appointment of the members of the boards of examiners for First and Second Public Examinations in Classics and English who are responsible for the English component of the examinations.

Text of Decree (5)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 42, l. 30, before `Honour Moderations' insert `1.'

2 Ibid., after l. 33 insert: `2. The Chairman of the Moderators in English Language and Literature shall designate such of the number of moderators as may be required for the English subjects of the examination for Honour Moderations in Classics and English, and the nominating committee for examiners appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores shall nominate such of the number of moderators as may be required for the Classics subjects of the examination. When these appointments shall have been made the number of moderators shall be deemed to be complete.'

3 Ibid., p. 141, after l. 20 insert:

`4. The Chairman of the Examiners for the Honour School of English Language and Literature shall designate such of the number of the examiners as may be required for the English subjects of the examination for the Honour School of Classics and English, and the nominating committee for examiners appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores shall nominate such of the number of examiners as may be required for the Classics subjects of the examination. When these appointments shall have been made the number of examiners shall be deemed to be complete.'

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Decree (6): Conferment of the title of Visiting Professor (Professor A. Pagan)

The title of Visiting Professor in Economics is conferred on Professor A. Pagan, Professor of Economics in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University and board member of the Reserve Bank of Australia, for three years with effect from 1 October 2000.

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Decree (7): Appointment of examiners for the M.Litt (Dr F. Schulman)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Ch. VI, Sect. V, § 5, cl. 1 (Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 812, ll. 27–34), Dr F. Schulman, Harris Manchester College, may apply for the appointment of examiners for the Degree of Master of Letters after three terms in residence.

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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 persons who are qualified for membership of Congregation:

GERALDINE ANNE JOHNSON, Department of History of Art

MARIUS STUART KWINT, D.Phil., Magdalen College

EMANUELE OTTOLENGHI, St Antony's College

JOSEPH MARK PITT-FRANCIS, D.Phil., Wadham College

FRANK SCHEIFGEN, St John's College

IRINA DANA VOICULESCU, Computing Laboratory

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3 Register of Congregation

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the following names have been added to the Register of Congregation:

Hutchings, H.I., MA, Brasenose
Johnson, G.A., MA status, Department of History of Art
Kwint, M.S., MA status, D.Phil., Magdalen
Ottolenghi, E., MA status, St Antony's
Peberdy, R.B., MA, Merton
Pitt-Francis, J.M., MA status, D.Phil., Wadham
Scheifgen, F., MA status, St John's
Voiculescu, I.D., MA status, Computing Laboratory
Whiteley, L., MA, St Anne's
You, Z., MA, Magdalen

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CONGREGATION 14 December

1 Declaration of approval of unopposed Statute promulgated on 30 November

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the Statute converting the Professorship of European Law to a Professorship of Law approved.

2 Promulgation of Statutes

Forms of Statutes were promulgated. No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the preambles carried of the proposed Statutes (1) concerning the composition of the new Council of the University, (2) concerning the University's Intellectual Property Policy, and (3) establishing an E.P. Abraham Professorship of Cell Biology.

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GENERAL BOARD AND BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations concerning elected members of the Modern Languages Board, and for examinations, to come into effect on 31 December, see `Examinations and Boards' below.