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CONGREGATION 22 January
Degree by Resolution
The following resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 22 January, unless by
time the Registrar has received notice in writing from two or more members of Congregation
that they wish the resolution to be put to a meeting of Congregation.
Text of Resolution
That the Degree of Master of Arts be conferred upon the following:
MARCEL FAFCHAMPS, Mansfield College
ALEXANDRA JANE GILLESPIE, Balliol College
JACOB KLEIN, Exeter College
CHRISTOPHER DAVIS MCKENNA, Brasenose College
CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL MARTIN, D.Phil., Mansfield College
DAVID EDWARD PERROW, Templeton College
KEITH RUDDLE, D.PHIL., Templeton College
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CONGREGATION 6 February 2 p.m.
Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention
to vote against, or any proposed amendment to, the enacting part of the
statute at item 1 below, or of any intention to vote against the preambles
of the statutes at item 2 below or the resolution at item 3 below, signed in
each case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the
Registrar by noon on Monday, 29 January (see the Guide to Procedures in
Congregation cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda').
1 Voting on Statute promulgated on 16
Statute: Winter Williams Prizes and Studentships
(For form of Statute see p. 439.)
2 Promulgation of Statutes
Statute (1): Establishment of Professorship of Indian History and
(For form of Statute (1) see Gazette
Statute (2): Professorships
The University's `statutory' professorships are currently listed both in Tit.
XV, Sect. II (Statutes, 2000, p. 111) and in Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5,
SCHEDULE AC (pp. 37882). Council has already made a
decree delegating to its Planning and Resource Allocation Committee the
power to make decrees establishing new `statutory' posts and changing
existing decrees governing such posts, subject to the requirement that the
committee should `bring forward to Council for decision any case which
it considers to raise particular difficulties' (see Decree (1) of 9 November
2000, Gazette, p. 306). Through oversight, however, account
was not taken in drafting the decree of the current provision for each
professorship to be listed by statute. Only Council may promote statutes,
and the following statute, and the decree to be made by Council if the
statute is approved, now remove the need for the Planning and Resource
Allocation Committee to ask Council to promote a statute adding a new
professorship to the list in the existing statute or changing the title of a
chair already in that list.
Council has nevertheless asked its Planning and Resource Allocation
Committee always to report to it for information the establishment of a
`statutory' post funded by a major benefaction, so that all members of
Council will be aware of this benefaction in advance of the publication of
the relevant decree and so that Council can consider whether it wishes
formally to express its gratitude to the benefactor (e.g. by passing a
resolution of thanks).
(2) WHEREAS it is expedient for provision for `statutory'
professorships to be made in future solely by decree, the university enacts
In Tit. XV, delete Sect. II (Statutes, 2000, p. 111) and renumber existing
Sectt. IIIVII (pp. 11622) as Sectt. IIVI.
Decree to be made by Council if the Statute is approved
1 In Ch. VIII, Sect. I, § 5 (Statutes, 2000, p. 367), below the title
`1. There shall be within the University the professorships listed in
Schedules AC annexed to this decree.'
2 Ibid., before `The General Provisions of this
decree' insert `2'.
3 Voting on Resolution approving the
conferment of an Honorary Degree
That the conferment of the Degree of Master of Arts, honoris
causa, upon JOHN HARVEY ASHDOWN, formerly Conservation
Officer of the City of Oxford, be approved.
¶ Mr Ashdown retired in September 2000 after a distinguished
career as City Conservation Officer for twenty-eight years. He was also a
founder-member, and later President, of the Society for Post-Medieval
Archaeology, and he has made his knowledge freely available by lecturing
and teaching both in the University and in local societies all over the
region. His expertise, tact, and determination have made a substantial
contribution to the conservation of Oxford's heritage and enhanced public
awareness of its historic environment.
If the resolution is approved, the honorary degree will be conferred at
the afternoon degree ceremony on 3 March 2001.
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