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CONGREGATION 17 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 6 December.

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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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 17 January

1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 4 February.

Decree (1): Removal of anomalies

Explanatory note

The following decree removes anomalies and makes consequential amendments to existing decrees which have been overlooked in recent legislation.

Text of Decree (1)

1 In Ch. I, Sect. I, § 1, cl. 3 (f), concerning admission to degrees (Statutes, 1997, p. 184), Ch. VII, Sect. III, § 215, cl. 1, concerning the Professor of Music (p. 479, as renumbered by Decree (1) of 29 October 1998, Decree (1) of 14 January 1999, and Decree (1) of 18 March 1999, Gazette, Vol. 129, pp. 276, 580, 938), and Ch. IX, Sect. I, § 239, concerning Music Libraries and Collections, under Ellis Memorial Library (p. 687) (twice) and Retford Collection (p. 688), in each case before `Professor of Music' insert `Heather'.

[Now that there is a titular Professor of Music as well as the statutory professor, it is desirable to specify that the above references are to the latter, i.e. the Heather Professor.]

2 In Ch. II, Sect. VI, cl. 1, concerning heads of division (p. 243, as amended by Decree (1) of 4 November 1999, Gazette, p. 294), after `The head of each division shall be appointed' insert `, subject to the approval of Council,'.

[The decree providing for the appointment of heads of division omitted, in error, the requirement that such appointments be subject to the approval of Council, as had been agreed by Congregation on the recommendation of the Joint Working Party on Governance.]

3 In Ch. II, Sect. IX, items (1)–(3), (4), (5), and (6)–(9), concerning the Board of the Faculty of Management (Statutes, 1997, p. 256, as amended by Decree (1) of 28 May 1998, Gazette, Vol. 128, p. 1284), in each case delete `School of Management Studies' and substitute `Said Business School'.

4 Ibid., item (4), delete `clauses 15 and 16 of Decree (1) of 17 July 1997' and substitute `Ch. III, Sect. LIII, cll. 15 and 16'.

5 Ibid., item (5), before `Director' insert `Peter Moores'.

6 In Ch. III, Sect. LIII, title, concerning the School of Management Studies (p. 319, as amended by Decree (1) of 19 March 1998 and Decree (1) of 28 May 1998, Gazette, Vol. 128, pp. 930, 1284), delete `, School of1' and the corresponding footnote.

7 Ibid., delete cl. 1 and substitute:

`§ 1. Said Business School'.

8 Ibid., insert Decree (1) of 17 July 1997 (pp. 350–4).

9 Ibid., cl. 1, as amended by cl. 8 above, after `requirements of the School.' insert `The School shall promote study and research within the field of Management Studies.'

10 Ibid., cl. 15 (p. 353), delete `Ch. III, Sect. LIII' and substitute `any statute, decree, or regulation to the contrary'.

11 Ibid., delete `Committee for the School (currently known as the Committee for the School of Management Studies)' and substitute `Board of the Faculty of Management'.

12 Ibid., delete `Council for Business Studies (currently known as the Council for Management Studies)' and substitute `Council for the Said Business School'.

13 Ibid., as amended by cll. 6–12 above, before existing cl. 2 (p. 320, as amended by Decree (1) of 19 March 1998 and Decree (1) of 28 May 1998) insert:

`§ 2. Council for the Said Business School'.

14 Ibid., delete `2. There shall be ... (2) the Director of the School of Management Studies' and substitute:

`1. There shall be a Council for the Said Business School consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor;

(2) the Peter Moores Director of the Said Business School'.

15 Ibid., items (3)–(6) (as amended by Decree (2) of 18 March 1999, Gazette, Vol. 129, p. 938), in each case delete `School of Management Studies' and substitute `Said Business School'.

16 Ibid., renumber existing cll. 3–4 (pp. 320–1, as amended by the same decrees) as cll. 2–3.

17 Ibid., cl. 3, as renumbered, delete `School of Management Studies' and substitute `Said Business School'.

18 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 7, SCHEDULE IV, concerning departmental allowances (p. 395, as amended by Decree (2) of 16 July 1998, Gazette, Vol. 128, p. 1474), delete `Deputy Director of the School of Management Studies' and substitute:

`Deputy Directors of the Said Business School'.

19 Ibid., Sect. III, § 191, cl. 2 (8), (9) and cl. 3 (8), (9), concerning the Professors of Management Studies (p. 468), § 192, cl. 3 (8), (9), concerning The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company Professor of Management Studies (p. 469), § 193, cl. 2 (8), concerning the Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies (p. 470), § 194, cl. 3 (8), (9), concerning the American Standard Companies Professor of Operations Management (p. 470), and § 196, cll. 2, 3, and 5, concerning the Rhodes Lecturers in Management Studies (p. 471, as renumbered by Decree (1) of 20 October 1998, Gazette, Vol. 129, p. 276), in each case delete `Committee for the School of Management Studies1' and the corresponding footnote and substitute `Board of the Faculty of Management'.

20 Ibid., § 191, cl. 2 (3) and § 193, cl. 2 (3), in each case delete `Director of the School of Management Studies1' and the corresponding footnote and substitute `Director of the Said Business School'.

21 Ibid., § 196, cl. 4, delete `Committee for the School' and substitute `faculty board'.

22 Ibid., Sect. VII, § 1, SCHEDULE and § 2, SCHEDULE A, concerning the holding of fellowships (pp. 536, 537), in each case delete `Director of the School of Management Studies1' and the corresponding footnote and substitute `Director of the Said Business School'.

23 In Ch. IX, Sect. I, § 233, cll. 1 and 3, concerning the Peter Moores Fund (p. 684), in each case delete `School of Management Studies1' and the corresponding footnote and substitute `Said Business School'.

24 Ibid., cll. 2 and 3, and § 234, cl. 2, concerning the J.P. Morgan Prize in Finance, in each case delete `Committee for the School of Management Studies1' and the corresponding footnote and substitute `Board of the Faculty of Management'.

25 In Ch. XI, APPENDIX, concerning harassment (p. 797), after `Brazilian Studies Centre' insert:

`Said Business School'.

26 Ibid. (p. 798), delete `School of Management Studies1' and the corresponding footnote.

[Cll. 3–26 above make changes consequential on the renaming of the School of Management Studies as the Said Business School, and of the establishment of the Management Board in place of the Committee for the School.]

27 In Ch. III, Sect. LIII, § 1, cl. 13 concerning the Said Business School (p. 319, as amended by cll. 7–8 above), after `held for a period of five years' insert `, or such other period as Council may determine from time to time,'.

28 Ibid., after `renewed for' delete `periods of five years' and substitute `such periods'.

29 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B, cl. 5, concerning the assignment of departments (p. 389, as amended by Decree (2) of 19 February 1998, Gazette, Vol. 128, p. 756), delete `not less than five years' and substitute `five years, or such other period as the Board may determine from time to time'.

[Cll. 27–9 above introduce flexibility, in accordance with current practice, into the period for which a head of department is appointed.]

30 In Ch. IV, Sect. XII, cl. 2 (a), concerning the University Verger (Statutes, 1997, p. 362, as renumbered by Decree (2) of 9 October 1997, Gazette, Vol. 128, p. 118), delete `, Convocation, and Council' and substitute `and Convocation'.

[The University Verger is no longer required to attend at meetings of Council.]

31 In Ch. VII, Sect. VII, § 1, SCHEDULE, concerning entitlement to hold fellowships (p. 536), delete:

`Bodley's Librarian
Sub-Librarians in Bodley's Library' and substitute:

`Director of University Library Services and Bodley's Librarian
Keepers in Bodley's Library'.

32 Ibid., § 2, SCHEDULE A, concerning qualification for professorial fellowships, delete:

`Bodley's Librarian Sub-Librarians in Bodley's Library'.

33 Ibid., SCHEDULE B (p. 537), delete `sub-librarians, Librarians of the Ashmolean Museum and Taylor Institution,'.

[Cll. 31–3 above update references to senior librarian posts which have subsequently been retitled.]

34 In Ch. IX, Sect. I, § 225, cl. 1 (a), concerning the Mathematical Prizes (p. 675), delete `is (i) a Bachelor ... Master of Science' and substitute:

`(i) has satisfied the examiners in a Final Honour School, or

(ii) is a Probationer Research Student or a Student for the Degree of Master of Letters or Master of Philosophy or Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy'.

35 Ibid. (p. 676), delete cl. 2 (c) and substitute:

`(c) One prize shall be awarded (and its amount fixed) by the examiners in the Honour School of Mathematics, if, in their opinion, a candidate submits work of sufficient merit in that examination.

(d) Two prizes shall be awarded (and the amounts of each fixed) by the examiners in the Honour School of Mathematical Sciences, if, in their opinion, candidates submit work of sufficient merit in that examination.'

36 Ibid., renumber existing sub-cl. (d) as sub-cl. (e).

[Cll. 34–6 above make consequential changes in the decree governing the Mathematical Prizes which were overlooked when the arrangements for registering graduate students were changed, and when the Honour School of Mathematical Sciences was established.]

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Decree (2): Further co-optation to the Physical Sciences Board

Notwithstanding the provisions of Ch. II, Sect. VI, § 6, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1997, p. 250), the Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences is permitted to co-opt a fifth additional member for Hilary and Trinity Terms 2000.

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CONGREGATION 18 January

1 Declaration of approval of unopposed Statutes promulgated on 14 December

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the Statutes (1) concerning the composition of the Council of the University and (3) establishing an E.P. Abraham Professorship of Cell Biology approved.

2 Promulgation of Statute

A form of Statute was promulgated. No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the preamble carried of the proposed Statute changing the arrangements for the nomination of Delegates of the University Press.

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3 Declaration of approval of Special Resolution

That the site on the Old Road Campus, Headington, currently occupied by Building 667, plus sufficient additional space as is necessary to construct a building of up to approximately 6,800 sq.m., be allocated for the Trials and Epidemiology Building.

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