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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:

Andersen, R.C.A., Department of Sociology
Boshier, D.H., M.Sc., D.Phil., Linacre
Breen, R.J., Nuffield
Chan, T.W., MA, M.Phil., D.Phil., Nuffield
Eyferth, J.J.K., Institute for Chinese Studies
Fang, J., Institute for Chinese Studies
Faulkner, D.E., Department of Materials
Gidopoulos, N., St Catherine's
Greenwood, T.W., MA, Oriel
Horn, W., Computing Services
Kendall, E.C., MA, D.Phil., St Antony's
Pezzella, F., Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Presser, P., Bodleian Law Library
Riggs, C.J., Queen's
Roberts, Sir, G.G., MA, Wolfson

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GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Decrees

The General Purposes Committee of Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 2 February.

Decree (1): Removal of anomalies

Explanatory note

The following decree removes anomalies and makes consequential amendments to existing decrees which have been overlooked in recent legislation.

Text of Decree (1)

1 In Ch. I, Sect. I, THIRD SCHEDULE, item 16, concerning the form of presentation for the BFA degree (Statutes, 2000, p. 201), after `meum scholarem' insert `in facultate Artium'.

[The need for this change was overlooked when holders of the BFA were given entitlement to proceed to the MA.]

2 Ibid., Sect. III, cl. 10, concerning incorporation (p. 207), delete `Hebdomadale' in both places in which the word occurs.

[The need for this change was overlooked when the Hebdomadal Council became the Council of the University.]

3 Ibid., Sect. X, concerning speaking by Junior Members in Congregation (p. 213), delete `Tit. XIV' and substitute `Tit. XV'.

[This clause corrects an obsolete cross-reference.]

4 In Ch. II, Sect. I, § 1, cl. 1, concerning the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council (p. 217), delete item (12) and substitute:

`(12) the Chairman of the Admissions Committee of the Conference of Colleges;'.

[This clause substitutes the appropriate person for the person appointed by the Joint Undergraduate Admissions Committee, which no longer exists.]

5 Ibid., § 11, cl. 1, concerning the Information and Communications Technology Committee (p. 226), delete `Telecommunications Director' and substitute `Telecommunications Manager'.

[This clause corrects the description of the officer concerned.]

6 Ibid., Sect. VIII, item (4), concerning the Management Board (p. 249), after `Sect. LIII,' insert `§ 1,'.

[This clause corrects an obsolete cross-reference.]

7 In Ch. III, Sect. XI, § 7, cl. 2 (15), concerning the Ashmolean Library (p. 267), delete `Libraries Board' and substitute `Curators of the University Libraries'.

8 Ibid., Sect. XXIII, cl. 5, concerning the Institute for Chinese Studies (p. 284), and Sect. LXI, cl. 5, concerning the Oriental Institute (p. 317), in each case delete `Curators of the Bodleian Library' and substitute `Curators of the University Libraries'.

[Clauses 7 and 8 correct references to the former bodies whose functions have now been taken over by the Curators of the University Libraries.]

9 Ibid., Sect. LXIII, § 2, cl. 1, concerning the Physics Management Committee (p. 319), § 4, cl. 4, concerning the Heads of the Sub-departments of Physics (p. 320), Ch. VII, Sect. III, § 40, cl. 4 (6), concerning the Board of Management for the Cherwell-Simon Memorial Lecturership (p. 408), Ch. IX, Sect. I, § 316, cl. 3 (3), concerning the Committee for the Scott Prize in Physics and Scott Fund (p. 722), and Ch. XI, Appendix, concerning the Code of Practice relating to Harassment (p. 804), in each case delete `Particle and Nuclear Physics' and substitute `Particle Physics'.

[The former Sub-department of Particle and Nuclear Physics has been renamed the Sub-department of Particle Physics.]

10 In Ch. VIII, Sect. I, § 5. B, cl. 4, concerning the assignment of certain departments (p. 377), delete:

`Department of Educational Studies     Professor of Educational Studies'.
11 Ibid., SCHEDULE A, concerning professorships (p. 379), after `Sir John Hicks Professor of Economics' insert:

`Professor of Educational Studies'.

12 Ibid. (p. 381), after `Masoumeh and Fereydoon Soudavar Professor of Persian Studies' insert:

`Professor of Pharmacology'.

13 Ibid., SCHEDULE B (p. 382), delete `Professor of Educational Studies'.

14 Ibid., § 7, SCHEDULE V, concerning departmental allowances (p. 384), delete `Professor of Educational Studies' and substitute:

`Head of the Department of Educational Studies'.

[Clauses 10–14 make consequential changes overlooked when the headships of the Departments of Educational Studies and Pharmacology were made rotatable (see Decrees (1) and (2) of 21 September 2000, Gazette, pp. 2–3).]

15 In Ch. IX, Sect. I, delete § 223, concerning the Maritime Archaeology Fund (p. 675), and renumber existing §§ 224–30 (pp. 676–83) as §§ 223–9.

[This fund, and the associated Committee for Maritime Archaeology, have ceased to exist.]

16 Ibid., § 372, concerning the Sir Edgar Williams University Parks Trees Fund (p. 747), delete cl. 3 and substitute:

`3. Any income not expended in any year shall be carried forward for expenditure in subsequent years.'

[This change removes an obsolete provision for the addition of surplus income to the capital of the fund.]

17 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 118, l. 22, after `Educational Studies' insert `or Professional Development in Education'.

[This clause sets, at the same rates as for analogous M.Sc. courses, the fees for the new M.Sc. in Professional Development in Education, the need for which was overlooked when the course was introduced.]

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Decree (2): Committee for the Proctors' Office

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Committee for the Proctors' Office, changes the composition of that committee, following the discharge of the Committee on University Security under the new governance structures, by substituting a member of the new Security Panel of the Buildings and Estates Subcommittee for the chairman of the Security Committee. It also changes the terms of reference of the Committee for the Proctors' Office to reflect the additional financial responsibilities which that committee is taking over from the Central Administration.

Text of Decree (2)

1 In Ch. III, Sect. LXV, cl. 1 (Statutes, 2000, p. 322), delete item (5) and substitute:

`(5) a member of the Security Panel of the Buildings and Estates Subcommittee of Council's Planning and Research Allocation Committee, nominated by the chairman of that subcommittee;'.

2 Ibid., cl. 4, after `Special Constables appointed by the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor' insert `, the stipends payable to the Proctors, the Pro- Proctors, and the Assessor,'.

3 Ibid., after `expenses incurred by the Proctors' insert `and the Assessor'.

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Decree (3): Establishment of Brooke Benjamin Memorial Fund

Explanatory note

Family, colleagues, and friends of the late T. Brooke Benjamin, FRS (Sedleian Professor of Natural Philosophy, 1979--95), have offered donations totalling £3,500 to establish a biennial travel bursary for a graduate student. The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board, establishes the fund.

Text of Decree (3)

In Ch. IX, Sect. I (Statutes, 2000, p. 603), insert new § 30 as follows and renumber existing §§ 30--3 (pp. 603--6) as §§ 31--4:

`§ 30. Brooke Benjamin Memorial Fund

1. The University accepts with gratitude donations totalling £3,500, and any further sums which may be contributed for the same purpose, to establish a fund, to be known as the Brooke Benjamin Memorial Fund, for the encouragement of the study of experimental or theoretical mechanics at postgraduate level within the University.

2. The net income of the fund shall be used for the award of a biennial travel bursary to a postgraduate student of the University.

3. The administration of the fund shall be under the direction of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board, which may delegate this responsibility to the departmental committee of the Mathematical Institute.

4. Income not expended in any year shall be carried forward for expenditure in subsequent years.

5. Council shall have full power to alter this decree from time to time, provided that the purpose of the fund, as defined in clause 1 above, shall always be kept in view.'

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CONGREGATION 16 January

1 Promulgation of Statute

A form of Statute was promulgated. No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the preamble carried of the proposed Statute concerning the Winter Williams Prizes and Studentships.

2 Declaration of approval of 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.

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