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CONGREGATION 22 November

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 22 November.

Text of Special Resolution

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

LUCIO SARNO, University College

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 22 November

1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 10 December.

List of the decrees:

Decree (1): Membership of Convocation

Explanatory note to Decree (1)

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor will declare carried, without holding the meeting of Congregation on 30 November, the Statute concerning the membership of Convocation which was promulgated on 16 November (see `University Agenda'). Council has accordingly made the following decree, which gives effect to consequential changes.

Text of Decree (1)

[See decree annexed to Statute from Gazette, 28 October.]

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Decree (2): Merger of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Cellular Science with the Nuffield Department of Pathology and Bacteriology

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Clinical Medicine Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, provides for the merger of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Cellular Science with the Nuffield Department of Pathology and Bacteriology, and for the name of the new department to be the Nuffield Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences. The decree also provides for the removal of the existing departments from the list of those assigned to particular professors.

Text of Decree (2)

1 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. b, cl. 10, concerning the assignment of university clinical departments (Statutes, 1997, p. 390, as amended by Decree (3) of 26 June 1998 and renumbered by Decree (1) of 13 May 1999, Gazette, Vol. 128, p. 1410, Vol. 129, p. 1208), delete:
`Nuffield Department of Clinical        Professor of Clinical 
Biochemistry and Cellular Science       Biochemistry'
and

`Nuffield Department of Pathology              Professor of Morbid
and Bacteriology                               Anatomy'.

2 Ibid., Sect. V, § 1, cl. 1, concerning academic posts in clinical departments (p. 528, as amended by the former decree), and in Ch. XI, Sect. X, APPENDIX, concerning the Code of Practice relating to Harassment (p. 797, as amended by the same decree), in each case delete:

`Nuffield Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Cellular Science'

and substitute:

`Nuffield Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences'.

3 Ibid., in each case delete `Nuffield Department of Pathology and Bacteriology'.

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Decree (3): Professorship of French Literature

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Modern Languages Board and with the concurrence of the General Board and of Lady Margaret Hall, reconstitutes the electoral board for the Professorship of French Literature to include an additional appointee each of the General Board and the faculty board. This enlargement, in line with the recommendations of the Working Party on Statutory Posts, gives the opportunity to broaden representation and to increase external membership.

Text of Decree (3)

In Ch. VII, Sect. III, § 82, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1997, p. 433), delete items (5)–(7) and substitute:

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

(7)–(9) three persons elected by the Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages.'

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Decree (4): Establishment of Martin Harrison Memorial Fellowship Fund

Explanatory note

Mrs E. Harrison has offered to the University a generous gift of £20,000 to establish a fellowship fund in memory of her late husband Professor Martin Harrison, Professor of the Archaeology of the Roman Empire until 1991. The purpose of the fund will be to provide fellowships to assist Turkish archaeologists working in any area of the archaeology of Anatolia, from Prehistory to the Ottoman Period, to visit the United Kingdom and Oxford in connection with their research work. The following decree, made on the recommendation of the faculty board and the Committee for Archaeology and with the concurrence of the General Board, establishes the fund accordingly.

Text of Decree (4)

In Ch. IX, Sect. I (Statutes, 1997, p. 652), insert § 145 as follows and renumber existing §§ 145–63 (pp. 652–60, as renumbered by Decree (2) of 25 September 1997 and Decree (5) of 25 June 1999, Gazette, Vol. 128, p. 4, Vol. 129, p. 1430) as §§ 146–64:

`§ 145. Harrison Memorial Fellowship Fund

1. The University accepts with gratitude the gift of £20,000 from Mrs E. Harrison in memory of Professor Martin Harrison, and any further sums which may be contributed for the same purpose, to establish a fund, to be known as the Martin Harrison Memorial Fellowship Fund. The fund shall be used to provide fellowships to assist Turkish archaeologists working in any area of the archaeology of Anatolia, from Prehistory to the Ottoman Period, to visit the United Kingdom and Oxford in connection with their research work. Beneficiaries of the fund shall be known as Martin Harrison Memorial Fellows.

2. A committee of five members representative of a broad range of Anatolian archaeology shall be appointed jointly by the Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores and the Committee for Archaeology to oversee the administration of the fellowships.

3. The fellows shall be chosen annually by the committee with the assistance of the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara or other appropriate bodies.

4. The fellowships shall be open to junior archaeologists from Turkey who are unable to take advantage of opportunities for travel that are available to senior scholars, and shall normally be awarded for visits lasting between four and thirteen weeks. Preference may be given to Turkish archaeologists working on British-funded projects in Turkey.

5. The fellowships shall be tenable at St Hugh's College, which shall provide accommodation for the fellows, and of the Middle Common Room of which the fellows shall be members.

6. The committee shall appoint an appropriate academic host in Oxford for each fellow, and the fellows shall be attached to the university body most appropriate to their field of research, normally the Faculty of Literae Humaniores, the Committee for Archaeology, the Committee for Byzantine Studies, or the Faculty of Oriental Studies, as shall be determined by the committee in each case.

7. Each fellow shall receive a grant of up to £1,500 per annum at December 1999 prices, index-linked, as shall be determined by the committee in each case. For this purpose the income of the fund shall be supplemented from capital if necessary. The grants shall normally be used for living expenses and other associated costs of the visit.

8. Council shall have power to alter this decree from time to time, provided that the main object of the fund, as defined in clause 1 above, is always kept in view.'

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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:

HILDA GILLIAN ALLEN, Churchill Hospital

SAMUEL GREGOR DOUGLAS, University Offices

ALISON SARAH FELL, Queen's College

DENIS PHILIP MINNS, D.PHIL., Blackfriars

FRANK LORENZ MULLER, University College

CAROL ANN SMITH, Regent's Park College

AUDRIUS PAULIUS ZAKARAUSKAS, Merton College

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3 Register of Congregation

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

Allen, H.G., MA status, Churchill Hospital
Beaumont, M.H., MA, Keble
Douglas, S.G., MA status, University Offices
Fell, A.S., MA status, Queen's
Giles, K., MA, D.Phil., University
Minns, D.P., MA status, D.Phil., Blackfriars
Muller, F.L., MA status, University
Sarno, L., MA, University
Smith, C.A., MA status, Regent's Park
Watson, T.D., MA, Magdalen
Zakarauskas, A.P., MA status, Merton

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4 Appointment of Auditors

Auditors of the Press Accounts for the year ending 31 March 2000: DELOITTE & TOUCHE

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