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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 21 September

1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 15 October.

List of the decrees:

Decree (1): Enlargement of the electoral board for the Wykeham Professorship of Logic

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Literae Humaniores Board and with the concurrence of the General Board and of New College, increases the electoral board for the Wykeham Professorship of Logic from seven to nine and provides for the appointment by the General Board of the two additional electors.

Text of Decree (1)

In Ch. VII, Sect. III, § 189, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1997, p. 467), insert new items (5) and (6) as follows and renumber existing items (5)--(7) as items (7)--(9): `(5), (6) two persons appointed by the General Board;'.

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Decree (2): Reappointment to a university committee over the statutory age limit (Lord Neill of Bladen)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Tit. XIV, Sect. III, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1997, p. 112), Council may reappoint The Rt. Hon. the Lord Neill of Bladen, Kt, QC, All Souls, as chairman of the Committee to Review the Salaries of Senior University Officers for a period of three years from the beginning of Michaelmas Term 1999.

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2 Status of Master of Arts for Resident Visitors

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the status of Master of Arts under the provisions of Ch. V, Sect. vi, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1997, p. 367) has been accorded to the following Visiting Fellows of All Souls College who will be in residence for all or part of the academic year 1999–2000:

PROFESSOR ROBERT ALLEN (University of British Columbia)

PROFESSOR DAVID BERATAN (University of Pittsburgh)

PROFESSOR JAMES CARLEY (York University, Toronto)

PROFESSOR ROBERT CLIFTON (University of Pittsburgh)

PROFESSOR MARGALIT FINKELBERG (Tel Aviv University)

DR IAN HARRIS (University of Leicester)

PROFESSOR STEPHANIE JAMISON (Harvard University)

PROFESSOR ANNE MIDDLETON (University of California, Berkeley)

PROFESSOR ALAN SOKAL (New York University)

PROFESSOR ALISON STONES (University of Pittsburgh)

PROFESSOR LARRY TEMKIN (Rice University)

PROFESSOR DAVID WHITEHEAD (Queen's University, Belfast)

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CONGREGATION 27 September

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 27 September.

Text of Special Resolution

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

GEORGE CORNELL EBERS, St Edmund Hall

LAURA CHRISTINE HAMSON HOYANO, BCL, Wadham College

MARTIN KARPLUS, Balliol College

STUART ALAN RICE, Lincoln College

BORIS ZILBER, Merton College

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