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CONGREGATION 16 January 2 p.m.

1 Promulgation of Statute

Statute: Winter Williams Prizes and Studentships

Explanatory note

Eligibility for the Winter Williams Prizes in Law is currently restricted to undergraduates. Given the falling number of applicants and the existing demands on the time of undergraduates in their second Long Vacation, Council has agreed, on the recommendation of the Law Board, to promote the following statute, which permits the extension of eligibility for the prizes to include graduate students working for the BCL or M.Jur. It also removes from the existing statute the other detailed specifications for the Winter Williams Prizes and Studentships.

WHEREAS it is expedient to extend eligibility for the Winter Williams Prizes to include graduate students working for the BCL or M.Jur., and to remove from the statute the detailed specifications for the Winter Williams Prizes and Studentships, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Tit. XVI, Sect. XXXIV, cl. 1 (Statutes, 2000, p. 151), after `The fund shall be administered by the Board of the Faculty of Law' insert `for the purpose of providing prizes and studentships in Law'.

2 Ibid., delete cll. 2--7 (pp. 151--2) and renumber existing cl. 8 as cl. 2.

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2 Voting on Resolution approving the conferment of an Honorary Degree

That the conferment of the Degree of Master of Arts, honoris causa, upon PHILIP WILLIAM MOSS, MA status, Head Clerk of the University, be approved.

¶ Mr Moss retires in March 2001 after serving the University for a total of forty years, and for the last thirty-two years as Head Clerk. During that time his encyclopaedic knowledge, unfailing helpfulness, and calm efficiency have made an incalculable contribution to the operation of almost all the University's activities, including not only the examination of students and the conferment of degrees, but also membership of and votes in Congregation and Convocation, and the annual Encaenia ceremony.

If the resolution is approved the honorary degree will be conferred on a date to be announced.

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