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SOCIAL SCIENCES BOARD

Decree

The Social Sciences Board has made the following decree, to come into effect on 4 May.

Decree (1): Change in electoral board and other arrangements for the Andrew W. Mellon Professorship of American Government

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council on the recommendation of the Social Sciences Board, alters the membership of the Electoral Board for the Andrew W. Mellon Professorship of American Government and makes other changes to the arrangements for the chair which arise from the changes in governance.

Text of Decree (1)

1 In Ch. VII, Sect. III, § 100 (Statutes, 2000, p. 429), delete cl. 2 and substitute: `2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) The Vice-Chancellor, or, if the Warden of Nuffield College is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

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

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

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

(6) a person appointed by the Social Sciences Board;

(7)--(9) three persons appointed by the General Purposes Committee of the Department of Politics and International Relations.'

2 Ibid., cl. 4, delete `Board of the Faculty of Social Studies' and substitute `General Purposes Committee of the Department of Politics and International Relations'.

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GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Decree

The General Purposes Committee of Council has made the following decree, to come into effect on 4 May.

Decree (2): Establishment of Richard Youard Lectures in Legal History

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the General Purposes Committee of Council on the recommendation of the Law Board and with the concurrence of the Social Sciences Board, accepts a generous benefaction from Mr Richard Youard and establishes a fund, the net income of which shall be used to sponsor the Richard Youard Lectures in Legal History.

Text of Decree (2)

In Ch. IX, Sect. I (Statutes, 2000, p. 757), insert § 385:

`§ 385. Richard Youard Lectures in Legal History

1. The University accepts with gratitude the sum of £10,000 from Mr Richard Youard, and any further sums which may be contributed for the same purpose, to establish a fund, the net income of which shall be used to sponsor the Richard Youard Lectures in Legal History.

2. The fund shall be administered by the Board of the Faculty of Law or by a subcommittee established by the faculty board.

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

4. Council shall have power to amend this decree, after consultation with the Law Board, provided that in any change of decree the object of the fund as stated in clause 1 above shall always be kept in view.'

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CONGREGATION 30 March

Promulgation of Statute confirmed by Postal Vote

The approval of the preamble to the Statute concerning the salaries of academic staff (see Gazette, p. 553) has been confirmed by postal vote [For the preamble, 542; against, 397]. Further proceedings on the Statute have accordingly been placed on the agenda for the meeting of Congregation on 1 May (see `University Agenda' below).

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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:

Abramsky, S., Wolfson
Allen, R.C., MA, Nuffield
Boyle, J.T.A., Department of Chemistry
Clark, E.M., University Offices
Dosmukhamedov, E.K., D.Phil., Wolfson
Hetherington, C.J.D., MA, D.Phil., Brasenose
Hoyle, J.S., Medical School Offices
Lamb, S.H., St Anne's
Maxwell, V.J., Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine
Mukerji, S., University
Stein, A.L., Linacre
Syme, R.A., Department of Economics
Tsouvalis, J., D.Phil., Oriel
Verdirame, G., MA, Merton

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DIVISIONAL BOARDS AND BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 4 May, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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