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CONGREGATION 12 March

Degree by Resolution

No notice to the contrary having been received, the following resolution is deemed to have been approved at noon on 12 March.

Text of Special Resolution

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

ARIEL JUDITH BLOCKER, Exeter College

JULIAN STEPHEN CASTLES, Green College

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CONGREGATION 14 March

Admission of Proctors

DAVID JOHN WOMERSLEY, MA, D.PHIL. (MA, PH.D. Cambridge), Fellow of Jesus College, and PROFESSOR GEOFFREY WALFORD, MA, M.PHIL. (MA London; BA, MA, M.SC., MBA Open; B.SC., PH.D. Kent), Fellow of Green College, were presented to the Vice-Chancellor and admitted to office, the former as Senior Proctor and the latter as Junior Proctor for the ensuing year.

2 Admission of Assessor

BRYAN ROE WARD-PERKINS, MA, Fellow of Trinity College, was presented to the Vice- Chancellor and admitted to office as Assessor for the ensuing year.

3 Admission of Pro-Proctors

The Senior Proctor nominated DAVID NICHOLAS BARRON, MA (MA Cambridge; MA, PH.D. Cornell), and PETER DONALD MCFADDEN, MA (B.ENG., PH.D. Melbourne), Fellows of Jesus College, to be his Deputies.

The Junior Proctor nominated JEFFREY KENNETH ARONSON, MA, D.PHIL. (MB, CH.B. Glasgow), and MICHAEL JOHN HALSEY, MA, PHIL., Fellows of Green College, to be his Deputies.

The Deputies were presented to the Vice-Chancellor and admitted to office.

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COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 30 March.

Decree (1): Removal of students from the Clinical Students' Register

Explanatory note

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor will declare carried, without holding the meeting of Congregation on 20 March, the Statute concerning the removal of students from the Clinical Students' Register, which was promulgated on 6 March (see `University Agenda' below). Council has accordingly made the following decree, which gives effect to consequential changes.

Text of Decree (1)

[See text in decree annexed to Statute in Gazette No. 4576, 15 February 2001.]

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Decree (2): Endowment grants from the College Contributions Fund

Explanatory note

The following decree authorises the endowment grants which Council has decided, on the recommendation of the College Contributions Committee, to make out of the accumulated balance of the College Contributions Fund. They provide compensation to the colleges concerned, other than Linacre, for the loss (or in the case of Lady Margaret Hall, which is somewhat better endowed than the others, part of the loss) that they have incurred as a result of the abolition of the college fee for home/EU undergraduates, and in the case of Linacre, and additionally in the case of St Edmund Hall and St Peter's, increase their general endowment.

Text of Decree (2)

The following amounts shall be paid in 2001 to the college named in each case under the provisions of Tit. XII, Sect. I, cl. 2 (b) (Statutes, 2000, p. 80) as grants for the enlargement of the permanent endowment of those colleges, provided that payment of the grants to Green, Harris Manchester, and Mansfield Colleges shall not be made unless and until Statute (2) approved by Congregation on 12 December 2000 (Gazette, pp. 403, 472) has been approved by Her Majesty in Council:

                                            £    
    Green College                        34,500
    Harris Manchester College            56,800
    Lady Margaret Hall                  146,600
    Linacre College                     630,000
    Mansfield College                   143,300
    Pembroke College                    300,000
    St Edmund Hall                      570,000
    St Peter's College                  720,000
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                                       2,601,200
                                      ----------

Decree (3): College Contributions Scheme unit of statutory endowment income

Explanatory note

The following decree sets the unit of statutory endowment income for 2000--1 under the College Contributions Scheme at £120,000. This represents a decrease of 3 per cent (round) from the unit for 1999--2000, reflecting a similar reduction in the overall statutory endowment income of colleges between 1998--9 and 1999--2000.

Text of Decree (3)

The unit of statutory endowment income for 2000--1 is set at £120,000 under the provisions of Tit. XII, Sect. I, cl. 6 (Statutes, 2000, p. 81).

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HUMANITIES BOARD

Decree

The Humanities Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, has made the following decree, to come into effect on 30 March.

Decree (4): Recognition of Celtic as a subject in the Honour School of Modern Languages

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Humanities Board, on the recommendation of the Modern Languages Board and with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, makes provision for Celtic to be recognised as a subject within the Honour School of Modern Languages, subject to the requirement that students may only offer it together with another language (as is currently the case for Czech (with Slovak)).

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

Text of Decree (4)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 383, ll. 7--8, delete `and Czech (with Slovak)*', and substitute `, Czech (with Slovak),* and Celtic*'.

2 Ibid., footnote *, after `Czech (with Slovak)' insert `and Celtic'.

3 Ibid., delete `this subject' and substitute `these subjects'.

4 Ibid., l. 9, delete `subject' and substitute `subjects'.

5 Ibid., l. 10, after `Czech (with Slovak)' insert `and Celtic'.

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES BOARD

Decrees

The Life and Environmental Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 30 March.

Decree (5): Discontinuance of the M.St. in Anthropological Archaeology

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, discontinues the M.St. in Anthropological Archaeology as that course has been superseded by the more recently established M.St. in World Archaeology, with the content of which it overlaps.

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

Text of Decree (5)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 681, delete l. 23.

2 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2001.

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Decree (6): Master of Science in Forestry and its Relation to Land Use

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, renames the M.Sc. in Forestry and its Relation to Land Use as the M.Sc. in Forestry: Science, Policy, and Management, in order to convey the nature of the course's current content more clearly to applicants and to others such as potential employers.

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

Text of Decree (6)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 753, delete ll. 28--9 and substitute: `Forestry: Science, Policy, and Management Life and Environmental Sciences'.

2 Ibid, p. 1052, l. 9, delete `Forestry and its Relation to Land Use' and substitute `Forestry: Science, Policy, and Management'.

3 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2001.

Key to Decree (6)

Cl. 1 amends the title in the decree governing the M.Sc. degree.

Cl. 2 amends the title in the decree governing the appointment of examiners.

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Decree (7): Nomination and appointment of examiners for graduate courses in Archaeology

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, improves the continuity of examining for graduate courses in Archaeology by providing that at least one examiner shall have held office on a previous occasion, and adjusts the schedule for nomination in line with the requirements of the courses concerned.

Text of Decree (7)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 1051, 1. 30, delete `Classical Archaeology,'.

2 Ibid., ll. 34--5, after `Social Anthropology,' insert `and', and delete `, European Archaeology, and World Archaeology'.

3 Ibid., ll. 36--9, delete `in Russian ... previous examination' and substitute `in Classical Archaeology, European Archaeology, Music, Russian and East European Studies, and World Archaeology they shall hold office for one examination at a time, provided that at least one examiner shall have held office on the occasion of the previous examination'.

4 Ibid, p. 1052, delete l. 39 and substitute:

`in Archaeological Science for one examination at a time, provided that at least one examiner shall have held office on the occasion of the previous examination;'.

5 Ibid., p. 1056, delete ll. 20--1 and substitute:

`12. Examiners for the Degree of Master of Studies shall hold office for one examination, provided that in the examinations in Classical Archaeology, European Archaeology, and World Archaeology at least one examiner shall have held office on the occasion of the previous examination.'

6 Ibid., p. 1059, delete ll. 2--5 and substitute:

`(a) Degree of Master of Philosophy except in Sociology.

(b) Degree of Master of Studies in Classical Archaeology, European Archaeology, and World Archaeology.

(c) Degree of Master of Science (by coursework) in Archaeological Science.

(d) Qualifying Examination in Zoology for medical students.'

7 Ibid., delete ll. 11--18 and substitute:

`(a) Degree of Master of Science (by coursework) in Archaeological Science and in Public Policy in Latin America.

(b) Further examiners for the Degrees of Master of Philosophy and Master of Studies in Classical Archaeology, European Archaeology, and World Archaeology.'

8 Ibid., l. 35, after `other than' insert `Archaeological Science and'.

9 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2001.

Key to Decree (7)

Cll. 1--5 ensure that at least one examiner for the M.Phil., M.Sc., and M.St. courses in Archaeology has experience from the previous year.

Cll. 6--8 adjust the schedule for the nomination of examiners so as to provide that examiners for graduate courses in Archaeology are appointed in Michaelmas and Hilary Terms.

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EDUCATIONAL POLICY AND STANDARDS COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Decree

The Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council has made the following decree, to come into effect on 30 March.

Decree (8): Supervision and invigilation of examinations

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, removes the requirement that an examiner be present for the duration of all examinations. An examiner will be required to attend at the start of each examination in order to deal with any questions about the paper. (The decree does not prevent an examiner acting as an invigilator.) Opportunity is taken also to update or remove existing obsolete provisions, and to provide for the creation and use of a list of approved invigilators.

Text of Decree (8)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 1064, delete ll. 8--10 and substitute:

`9. One examiner at least shall be present to check every examination paper before the start of the examination in case of query:'.

2 Ibid., 1. 13, delete `supervise any part of the examination' and substitute `attend'.

3 Ibid., delete from l. 14 to p. 1065, l. 13 and substitute:

`(ii) the chairman may appoint an assessor to attend in place of an examiner;

(iii) in the Second Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine during the whole time of the practical examination at least one examiner or assessor or Master of Arts of the University appointed for the purpose by the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors on the recommendation of the chairman of examiners shall be present in the building in which the practical examination is being held;

(iv) in the examination for the Degree of Master of Surgery at least two examiners shall be present during the whole time of the written examination.

10. Unless the Proctors otherwise determine, one invigilator shall be required for the first fifty candidates and for each additional fifty candidates or fraction of that number. 11. The Assistant Registrar and Clerk of the Schools shall draw up for the approval of the Proctors a list of Masters of Arts of the University or any other persons whom he or she deems suitable to invigilate examinations. The Assistant Registrar and Clerk of the Schools shall, in consultation with the chairman, deploy persons from the approved list to invigilate each examination.'

4 Ibid., 1. 14, delete `11' and substitute `12'.

5 Ibid., ll. 16--17, delete `General Board of the Faculties' and substitute `Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council'.

6 Ibid., delete ll. 18--38.

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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: Bell, M.V., D.Phil., Wolfson

Birks, J.S., MA, M.Sc., Brasenose

Blocker, A.J., MA, Exeter

Castles, J.S., MA, Green College

Goonewardene, T.I., Nuffield Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences

MacFaul, T.W., MA, D.Phil., Oriel

Meredith, A., Institute for the Advancement of University Learning

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DIVISIONAL BOARDS AND BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 30 March, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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