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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 14 February

1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 3 March.

List of the decrees:

Decree (1): Conversion of the Wilde Readership in Mental Philosophy to a Professorship of Mental Philosophy

Explanatory note

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor will declare carried, without holding the meeting of Congregation on 22 February, Statute (2) converting the Wilde Readership in Mental Philosophy to a Professorship of Mental Philosophy, which was promulgated on 8 February (see `University Agenda' below). Council has accordingly made the following decree, which gives effect to consequential changes.

Text of Decree (1)

[For text of decree see decree annexed to Statute (2), Gazette No. 4534, 13 January 2000.]

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Decree (2): Nomination of the Vice-Chancellor to serve from 1 October 2001

Explanatory note

The present Vice-Chancellor, Dr Lucas, was appointed, with Congregation's approval, to serve for four years ending on 30 September 2001. Under the new governance statutes approved by Congregation on 29 June 1999 (Gazette, Vol. 129, pp. 1323, 1482), which are due to come into effect in Michaelmas Term 2000, the Vice-Chancellor will in future be appointed for an initial period of five years and may be reappointed for up to two further years (such appointment and reappointment both being subject to Congregation's approval). The Nominating Committee for the Vice- Chancellorship has agreed that it would wish on this occasion to propose to Congregation that Dr Lucas be reappointed for three years from 1 October 2001, which would mean that he would serve for the total of seven years for which a Vice-Chancellor may serve under the new statutes. The following decree permits the committee to forward that nomination to Congregation.

Text of Decree (2)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Tit. IX, Sect. III, cll. 4-7 (Statutes, 1997, p. 68, as to be amended by the Statute approved by Congregation on 29 June 1999, Gazette, Vol. 129, pp. 1323, 1482), the Nominating Committee for the Vice-Chancellorship may propose to Congregation that COLIN RENSHAW LUCAS, MA, D.PHIL., Master of Balliol College, be reappointed to serve as Vice-Chancellor of the University from 1 October 2001 until 1 October 2004.

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Decree (3): Consent to amendments to Statutes of St Hilda's College

The consent of the University is given to the amendments to Statutes I, II, V, VI, and IX of St Hilda's College approved by the Governing Body on 10 November 1999, in so far as such consent is required by Section 7 (2) of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923.

Note. The effects of the amendments are to remove ambiguities and outdated elements.

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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:

LUKE STEPHEN ALPHEY, Department of Zoology

PAUL MICHAEL BARRETT, Department of Zoology

HUGH WILLIAM GRANT, Department of Paediatrics

DAVID WYN GRIFFITHS, Kellogg College

JUNKO HAGIWARA, Oriental Institute

CHRISTINE ANN JACKSON, Kellogg College

GLORIA RUDENKO, Department of Zoology

DUNA SABRI, University Offices

BRIAN GEOFFREY SPRATT, Department of Zoology

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3 Register of Congregation

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

Alphey, L.S., MA status, Department of Zoology
Barrett, P.M., MA status, Department of Zoology
Butchers, M.A., MA, Keble
Grant, H.W., MA status, Department of Paediatrics
Griffiths, D.W., MA status, Kellogg
Hagiwara, J., MA status, Oriental Institute
Jackson, C.A., MA status, Kellogg
Rudenko, G., MA status, Department of Zoology
Sabri, D., MA status, University Offices
Spratt, B.G., MA status, Department of Zoology
Woodford, C.A., MA, St John's

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 25 February, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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