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PLANNING AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council has made the following decree, to come into effect on 22 June.

Decree (1): Establishment of certain professorships in the Medical Sciences Division, change in the name of the Professorship of Morbid Anatomy, and changes in the composition of certain electoral boards

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, establishes a Herbert Dunhill Professorship of Neuro-imaging endowed by the Dunhill Medical Trust, a Robert Turner Professorship of Diabetic Medicine endowed by Les Laboratoires Servier, a further Professorship of Diabetic Medicine funded from resources allocated to the Medical Sciences Board, a Cheryl and Reece Scott Professorship of Psychiatry endowed by an anonymous donor, a Professorship of Musculo-skeletal Pathology funded by the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust, and a Professorship of Gynaecological Cancer funded by regional NHS funds. The opportunity is taken also to change the name of the Professorship of Morbid Anatomy to the Professorship of Clinical Laboratory Science and to bring the composition of certain electoral boards into line with current practice and governance structures.

Text of Decree (1)

1 In Ch. VII, Sect I, § 5. B, SCHEDULE C, concerning professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 382), delete `Professor of Morbid of Anatomy' and after `Professor of General Practice' insert:

`Professor of Clinical Laboratory Science'.

2 Ibid., after `Professor of Clinical Biochemistry' insert:

`Professor of Gynaecological Cancer'.

3 Ibid., after `Nuffield Professor of Clinical Medicine' insert:

`Professor of Diabetic Medicine
Robert Turner Professor of Diabetic Medicine'.

4 Ibid., after `Norman Collisson Professor of Musculo-skeletal Science' insert:

`Herbert Dunhill Professor of Neuro-imaging'.

5 Ibid., after `Nuffield Professor of Pathology' insert:

`Professor of Musculo-skeletal Pathology'.

6 Ibid., after `W. A. Handley Professor of Psychiatry' insert:

`Cheryl and Reece Scott Professor of Psychiatry'.

7 Ibid., Sect. III (p. 390), delete § 6, concerning the Professor of Morbid Anatomy, and renumber existing §§ 7--17 (pp. 391--7) as §§ 6--16.

8 Ibid. (p. 403), insert new § 31 as follows and renumber existing §§ 31--46 (pp. 403--11) as §§ 32--47:

`§ 31. Professor of Gynaecological Cancer

1.The Professor of Gynaecological Cancer shall undertake research in Gynaecological Cancer and shall lecture and give instruction in this subject. 2.The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in (2) of this clause is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any decree in that behalf, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in (2) of this clause;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6)--(9) four persons appointed by the Medical Sciences Board;

(10) a person appointed by the body or bodies which may issue an honorary clinical contract or contracts to the professor.

3. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the decree concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same decree which are applicable to this chair.'

9 Ibid. (p. 448), insert § 162 as follows:

`§ 162. Professor of Clinical Laboratory Science

1. The Professor of Clinical Laboratory Science shall undertake research in Clinical Laboratory Science and shall lecture and give instruction in this subject.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the Principal of Linacre College is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the Principal of Linacre College, or, if the Principal is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the Governing Body of Linacre College;

(3) a person appointed by the Governing Body of Linacre College;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6)--(9) four persons appointed by the Medical Sciences Board;

(10) a person appointed by the body or bodies which may issue an honorary clinical contract or contracts to the professor.

3. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the decree concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same decree which are applicable to this chair.'

10 Ibid. (p. 468), insert new §§ 211--12 as follows and renumber existing §§ 211--22 (pp. 468--74) as §§ 213--24:

`§ 211. Professor of Diabetic Medicine

1. The Professor of Diabetic Medicine shall undertake research in Diabetic Medicine and shall lecture and give instruction in this subject.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in (2) of this clause is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any decree in that behalf, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in (2) of this clause;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6)--(9) four persons appointed by the Medical Sciences Board;

(10) a person appointed by the body or bodies which may issue an honorary clinical contract or contracts to the professor.

3. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the decree concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same decree which are applicable to this chair.

§ 212. Robert Turner Professor of Diabetic Medicine

1. The Robert Turner Professor of Diabetic Medicine shall undertake research in Diabetes and shall lecture and give instruction in this subject.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in (2) of this clause is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any decree in that behalf, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in (2) of this clause;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council, of whom one shall be appointed after consultation with Les Laboratoires Servier;

(6)--(9) four persons appointed by the Medical Sciences Board;

(10) a person appointed by the body or bodies which may issue an honorary clinical contract or contracts to the professor.

3. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the decree concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same decree which are applicable to this chair.'

11 Ibid. (p. 473), insert § 220:

`§ 220. Herbert Dunhill Professor of Neuro-imaging

1. The Herbert Dunhill Professor of Neuro-imaging shall undertake research in Neuro-imaging and shall lecture and give instruction in this subject.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the Master of University College is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the Master of University College, or, if the Master is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the Governing Body of University College;

(3) a person appointed by the Governing Body of University College;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6)--(9) four persons appointed by the Medical Sciences Board;

(10) a person appointed by the body or bodies which may issue an honorary clinical contract or contracts to the professor.

3. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the decree concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same decree which are applicable to this chair.'

12 Ibid., § 243, concerning the Nuffield Professor of Pathology (pp. 479--80), delete cll. 1--4 and substitute:

`1. The Nuffield Professor of Pathology shall undertake research in Pathology and shall lecture and give instruction in this subject.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in (2) of this clause is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any decree in that behalf, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in (2) of this clause;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6)--(9) four persons appointed by the Medical Sciences Board;

(10) a person appointed by the body or bodies which may issue an honorary clinical contract or contracts to the professor.

3. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the decree concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same decree which are applicable to this chair.'

13 Ibid. (p. 481), insert new § 245 as follows and renumber existing §§ 245--71 (pp. 481--94) as §§ 246--72:

`§ 245. Professor of Musculo-skeletal Pathology

1. The Professor of Musculo-skeletal Pathology shall undertake research in Musculo-skeletal Pathology and shall lecture and give instruction in this subject.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in (2) of this clause is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any decree in that behalf, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in (2) of this clause;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6)--(9) four persons appointed by the Medical Sciences Board;

(10) a person appointed by the body or bodies which may issue an honorary clinical contract or contracts to the professor.

3. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the decree concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same decree which are applicable to this chair.'

14 Ibid., § 246, cl. 2, concerning the Reader in Experimental Pathology (p. 481, as renumbered by clause 13 above), delete items (6)--(9) and substitute:

`(6), (7) two persons appointed by Council;

(8), (9) two persons appointed by the Medical Sciences Board.'

15 Ibid. (p. 491), insert new § 268 as follows and renumber existing §§ 268--72 (pp. 492--4, as renumbered by clause 13 above) as §§ 269--73:

`§ 268. Scott Professor of Psychiatry

1. The Cheryl and Reece Scott Professor of Psychiatry shall undertake research in the causes and potential cures of autism and related disorders and shall lecture and give instruction in this subject.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in (2) of this clause is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any decree in that behalf, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in (2) of this clause;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6)--(9) four persons appointed by the Medical Sciences Board;

(10) a person appointed by the body or bodies which may issue an honorary clinical contract or contracts to the professor.

3. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the decree concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same decree which are applicable to this chair.'

16 Ibid., § 272, cl. 2, concerning the Professor of Public Health (p. 493, as renumbered by clauses 13 and 15 above), delete items (6)--(10) and substitute:

`(6)--(9) four persons appointed by the Medical Sciences Board;

(10) a person appointed by the body or bodies which may issue an honorary clinical contract or contracts to the professor.'

Key to Decree (1)

Cll. 1--6 provide for the inclusion of the new professorships in the relevant schedule and for the renaming of the Professorship of Morbid Anatomy.

Cll. 7 and 9 delete the Professorship of Morbid Anatomy and replace it with a Professorship of Clinical Laboratory Science.

Cll. 8, 10, 11, 13, and 15 make provision for each of the new professorships and for the required electoral boards.

Cll. 12, 14, and 16 bring the electoral boards for the Nuffield Professorship of Pathology, the Readership in Experimental Pathology, and the Professorship of Public Health into line with current practice and governance structures.

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GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

The General Purposes Committee of Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 22 June.

Decree (2): Establishment of McGovern Lecture Fund

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the General Purposes Committee of Council on the recommendation of Green College, accepts a most generous benefaction from the John P. McGovern Foundation of Houston, Texas, and establishes the McGovern Lecture Fund to provide for an annual lecture on a subject relating to the History of Medicine.

Text of Decree (2)

In Ch. IX, Sect. I (Statutes, 2000, p. 674), insert new § 222 as follows and renumber existing §§ 222--39 (pp. 674--87) as §§ 223--40:

`§ 222. McGovern Lecture Fund

1. The University accepts with gratitude from the John P. McGovern Foundation the gift of US$160,000 for the benefit of Green College, which shall be used to establish a fund to be called the McGovern Lecture Fund.

2. The purpose of the fund shall be to provide for the delivery of a lecture on a subject relating to the History of Medicine. The lecture shall be called the McGovern Annual Lecture in the History of Medicine and shall be delivered annually.

3. The fund shall be administered by a board of management consisting of the Warden and College Officers of Green College.

4. The income of the fund shall be applied by the board of management to any or all of the following purposes in connection with the lecture:

(1) providing the stipend of the lecturer;

(2) meeting the necessary expenses of the lecturer;

(3) meeting expenses consequent upon the delivery of the lecture. Income not so expended in any year shall be invested in augmentation of the capital for so long as this is permissible in law.

5. Council shall have power to alter this decree from time to time, provided that the main purposes of the fund, as stated in clause 2 above, shall always be kept in view.'

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Decree (3): Establishment of Waverley Fund

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the General Purposes Committee of Council, accepts a munificent benefaction from anonymous donors to be used for scholarships, principally for students who come from outside the EU and from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Text of Decree

In Ch. IX, Sect. I (Statutes, 2000, p. 744), insert new § 366 as follows and renumber existing §§ 366--81 (pp. 744--53) as §§ 367--82:

`§ 366. Waverley Fund

1. The University accepts with gratitude the sum of £1.5 million from anonymous benefactors, and any further sums which may be contributed for the same purpose, to establish the Waverley Fund for the assistance of candidates from disadvantaged backgrounds who have shown themselves to have the potential to make a significant contribution in their future careers and who require financial assistance to enable them to study for an undergraduate or graduate degree of the University. Priority shall be given to candidates from outside the European Union who meet these criteria.

2. The arrangements for the administration of the fund shall be as determined from time to time by the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council. The panel or panels appointed to award scholarships shall have discretion to determine the criteria of eligibility, taking account of the main object of the donation as defined in clause 1 above and in the benefactors' memorandum.

3. The whole fund shall be expendable, as to both capital and income.

4. Subject to the consent of the benefactors, funds may be expended for such costs (other than administrative costs) as to attract applications to the University from candidates who meet the criteria described in clause 1 above, particularly from areas of the world affected by conflict or natural disaster.

5. 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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HUMANITIES BOARD

The Humanities Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 22 June.

Decree (4): Establishment of M.St. in Science and Religion

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Humanities Board on the recommendation of the Theology Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, establishes a one-year course in Science and Religion for the degree of M.St. The course is intended to provide a rigorous introduction to issues in science and religion, both historical and current, and to methods of analysis appropriate to this interdisciplinary field. Candidates will be required to demonstrate a secure grasp of the methods of reasoning in theology and the sciences, a knowledge of the connections that have been made between the two realms of discourse, and the skills required for critical evaluation. Examination will be by written examination or by a combination of written examination and essays.

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

Text of Decree (4)

In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 682, after l. 36 insert:
`Science and Religion                        Theology'.

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Decree (5): Establishment of Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Theology

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Humanities Board on the recommendation of the Theology Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, establishes a one-year (full-time) or two-year (part-time) course in Applied Theology for the award of a diploma.

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

Text of Decree (5)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 818, after l. 4 insert:

`AND FOR THE POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN APPLIED THEOLOGY'.

2 Ibid., delete from l. 8 to p. 819, l. 12 and substitute: `1. The Board of the Faculty of Theology shall have power to award Postgraduate Diplomas in Applied Theology. Any person who has been admitted under the provisions of this section as a Student for the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Theology, who has satisfied the conditions prescribed in the relevant regulations made by the faculty board under clause 3 below, and who has satisfied the examiners for the diploma may be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Theology.

2. Any person who has been admitted under the provisions of this section as a Student for the Degree of Master of Theology, who has satisfied the conditions prescribed in the relevant regulations made by the faculty board under clause 3 below, and who has satisfied the examiners for the degree may supplicate for the Degree of Master of Theology. Alternatively, such persons may be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Theology if they have satisfied the conditions prescribed in the relevant regulations made by the faculty board under clause 3 below and have satisfied the examiners for the diploma.

3. The examinations for the Degree of Master of Theology and for the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Theology shall be under the supervision of the Board of the Faculty of Theology which shall have power to make regulations governing the examinations.

4. There shall be a committee for the supervision of arrangements for the Degree of Master of Theology and for the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Theology which shall be called the Master of Theology Studies Committee. This committee shall consist of two representatives of the Board of the Faculty of Theology (at least one of whom shall be a member of the board's Graduate Studies Committee) and one representative of each of the participating institutions, as listed in the Schedule below. The committee may co-opt up to three additional members. The committee shall have such powers and duties in respect of the Degree of Master of Theology and the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Theology as may from time to time be prescribed by the Board of the Faculty of Theology.

5. The Board of the Faculty of Theology shall have power to admit as Students for the Degree of Master of Theology and for the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Theology candidates nominated by the institutions listed in the Schedule below.

6. Each of the institutions listed in the Schedule below shall make a return to the Registrar by the end of the first week of Michaelmas Full Term, showing the names of all persons nominated in that term as Students for the Degree of Master of Theology and for the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Theology, and the Registrar shall keep a register of such students.

7. The Board of the Faculty of Theology shall have power, on the advice of a student's society or other institution, to remove temporarily or permanently the name of a student from the register.

Schedule

The participating institutions for the Degree of Master of Theology and for the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Theology are: Blackfriars; Campion Hall; Greyfriars; Harris Manchester College; Mansfield College; Regent's Park College; Ripon College, Cuddesdon; St Benet's Hall; St Stephen's House; and Wycliffe Hall.'

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COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

Banham, A.H., MA, D.Phil., St Catherine's
Johnstone, P.C., MA, D.Phil., St Hugh's
Limburn, G.E., University Offices
Shepard, J.E. Kellogg College
Sillero-Zubiri, C., D.Phil., Lady Margaret Hall
Turner, G.D.H., BM, MA, D.Phil., St John's

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 22 June, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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