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CONGREGATION 26 June

Degree by Resolution

The following resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 26 June, unless by that 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:

MARK RIVERS BLANDFORD-BAKER, Magdalen College

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CONGREGATION 26 June

Notice

The meeting of Congregation is cancelled. The sole business comprises a question to which no opposition has been notified and in respect of which no request for an adjournment has been received, and Mr Vice-Chancellor will accordingly declare the statute approved without a meeting under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. iii, cl. 11 (Statutes, 2000, p. 7).


Declaration of approval of Statute promulgated on 12 June

Statute: University's Intellectual Property Policy

Explanatory note

The following statute makes clear that agreements with researchers to depart from the University's standard policy may be (and would be) made on a case-by-case basis.

WHEREAS it is expedient to clarify that agreements with researchers to depart from the University's standard intellectual property policy may be (and would be) made on a case-by-case basis, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Tit. X, Sect. IV, cl. 1 (Statutes, 2000, p. 74), after `and unless otherwise agreed in writing between the person concerned and the University' insert `in relation to any particular piece of intellectual property'.

2 In Tit. XV, Sect. V, cl. 2 (Statutes, 2000, p. 121, as renumbered by Statute (2) approved by Congregation on 20 February 2001, Gazette, pp. 645, 672), after `unless otherwise agreed in writing between the student concerned and the University' insert `in relation to any particular piece of intellectual property'.

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CONGREGATION 9 October 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against the preambles of the statutes below, signed in each case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 1 October (see the Guide to Procedures in Congregation cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda').

Promulgation of Statutes

Statute (1): Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum

Explanatory note

The following statute provides for the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University Collections) to be made an ex officio member of the Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum, in order to enhance liaison between the Visitors and the Academic Services and University Collections. The Visitors, and the Committee for the Museums and Scientific Collections, concur in this proposal. At the request of the Visitors, the statute also provides for an increase in the number of co-opted members, with a parallel increase in the numbers of co-opted members who may be members of Congregation.

(1) WHEREAS it is expedient to change the composition of the Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Tit. VIII, Sect. IV, cl. 4 (a) (Statutes, 2000, p. 59), insert new item (3) as follows and renumber existing items (3)--(9) as items (4)--(10): `(3) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University Collections);'.

2 Ibid., cl. 4 (b) (p. 60), delete `four additional members of whom not more than two' and substitute `six additional members of whom not more than three'.

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Statute (2): Abolition of the Committee for Archaeology

Explanatory note

As part of the reform of the University's governance in October 2000, the Committee for Archaeology agreed to stand down and to be replaced by a non-statutory Committee for the School of Archaeology. Various changes in legislation are required to take account of this decision, deleting references to the Committee for Archaeology and substituting references to the Committee for the School of Archaeology or the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, as appropriate. The following statute, and the decree to be made by Council if the statute is approved, provide accordingly.

(2) WHEREAS it is expedient to discharge the Committee for Archaeology, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Tit. VIII, Sect. V, cl. 1 (Statutes, 2000, p. 60), delete `Committee for Archaeology'.

2 This statute shall be effective from 1 October 2001.


Decree to be made by Council if the Statute is approved.

1 In Ch. II, Sect. XII, § 2, cl. 7 (Statutes, 2000, p. 252), after `Biological Anthropology,' insert `Institute of Archaeology, Research Laboratory for Archaeology,'.

2 In Ch. III (p. 257), delete Sect. V and substitute:

`Section V. Sub-faculty of Archaeology

There shall be a Sub-faculty of Archaeology, and the Life and Environmental Sciences Board shall have power, on the recommendation of the Committee for the School of Archaeology, to determine the membership of that sub-faculty, in accordance with Tit. VI, Sect. I, cll. 2 and 3, and Ch. II, Sect. XI. The members of the sub-faculty shall be deemed to be members of a faculty for the purposes of Tit. II, Sect. II, cl. 1. The sub-faculty shall report to the Committee for the School of Archaeology.'

3 Ibid., Sect. XI, § 7, cll. 1 (13), (14) (p. 267), delete `Committee for Archaeology' and substitute `Committee for the School of Archaeology'.

4 In Ch. VII, Sect. III (p. 393), insert new § 12 as follows and renumber existing §§ 12--17 (pp. 393--6) as §§ 13--18:

`§ 12. Edward Hall Professor of Archaeological Science

1. The Edward Hall Professor of Archaeological Science shall lecture and give instruction in Archaeological Science.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the Principal of Linacre College is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

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

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

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

(6)--(9) four persons appointed by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board.'

3. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the decree concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same decree which are applicable to this chair.'

5 Ibid., § 14 (p. 394, as renumbered by clause 4 above), delete cl. 2 and substitute: `2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in (2) of this clause is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any decree in that behalf, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in (2) of this clause;

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

(6), (7) two persons appointed by the Humanities Board;

(8), (9) two persons appointed by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board.'

6 Ibid., § 15 (p. 395, as renumbered by clause 4 above), delete cl. 2 and substitute: `2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in (2) of this clause is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any decree in that behalf, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in (2) of this clause;

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

(6)--(8) three persons appointed by the Humanities Board;

(9) a person appointed by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board.'

7 In Ch. IX, Sect. I, § 145, cll. 2 and 6 (pp. 650, 651), in each case delete `Committee for Archaeology' and substitute `Committee for the School of Archaeology'.

8 Ibid., § 148, cll. 6 and 7 (p. 653), in each case delete `Committee for Archaeology' and substitute `Committee for the School of Archaeology'.

9 Ibid., cl. 6, delete `The committee shall fix ... this decree.'

10 Ibid., § 229, cl. 3 (p. 683), delete `Committee for Archaeology' and substitute `Life and Environmental Sciences Board'.

11 Clauses 1–3 and 7–10 of this decree shall be effective from 1 October 2001; clauses 4–6 shall be effective from 1 October 2000.


Key to Decree

Cl. 1 adds the Institute of Archaeology and the Research Laboratory for Archaeology to the list of departments where departmental committees shall be established.

Cl. 2 deletes the parts of the existing decree which set out the composition and responsibilities of the Committee for Archaeology but makes continuing provision for the Sub-faculty of Archaeology.

Cl. 3 makes the necessary amendment to the decree governing the Ashmolean Library.

Cll. 4--6 make the necessary updated provision for the Electoral Boards for the Edward Hall Professorship of Archaeological Science, the Professorship of European Archaeology, and the Professorship of the Archaeology of the Roman Empire.

Cll. 7--10 make the necessary changes to the existing legislation governing the Harrison Memorial Fellowship Fund, the Head Prize for Ancient Numismatics, and the Myerstein Bequest.

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