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CONGREGATION 2 October 12 noon

Oration by the Vice-Chancellor

Mr Vice-Chancellor will address the House.

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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 at item 1 below or the resolution at item 2 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').

1 Promulgation of Statutes

Statute (1): Division of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores into separate Faculties of Classics and of Philosophy

Explanatory note

The Humanities Board, on the recommendation of the Literae Humaniores Board, has agreed that the Literae Humaniores Faculty should be divided into two separate Faculties of Classics and of Philosophy. The following statute, and the decree to be made by Council if the statute is approved, give effect to this change.

(1) WHEREAS it is expedient to divide the Faculty of Literae Humaniores into separate Faculties of Classics and of Philosophy, the university enacts as follows.

1 In Tit. VI, Sect. i, cl. 1, concerning the faculties (Statutes, 2000, p. 41), delete `There shall be seventeen faculties' and substitute `There shall be eighteen faculties'.

2 Ibid., delete item (3) and substitute:

`(3) the Faculty of Classics;

(4) the Faculty of Philosophy;'.

3 Ibid., renumber existing items (4)–(17) as items (5)–(18).

4 Ibid., Sect. ii, cl. 1, concerning faculty boards (p. 43), delete items (1)–(9) and substitute: `(1) Classics;

(2) English Language and Literature;

(3) Law;

(4) Management;

(5) Medieval and Modern Languages;

(6) Modern History;

(7) Music;

(8) Oriental Studies;

(9) Philosophy;

(10) Theology.'

5 In Tit. XVI, Sect. v, cll. 2, 3, 5, and 12, concerning the Craven Fellowships and Scholarships (pp. 126--7), Sect. xi, cl. 4, concerning the Oldham Scholarships in Classical Studies (p. 135), Sect. xxi, cll. 1 and 4, concerning the Dean Ireland's Scholarship (p. 141), Sect xl, cll. 2 and 7, concerning the Gaisford Fund (p. 156), and Sect. xliv, cll. 2, 3, 4, and 7, concerning the Thomas Whitcombe Green Prize (p. 159), in each case delete `Literae Humaniores' and substitute `Classics'.

6 Ibid., Sect xiv, cl. 1, concerning the John Locke Prize (p. 136), delete `Literae Humaniores' and substitute `Philosophy'.

7 This statute shall be effective from 1 August 2001.

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Decree to be made by Council if the Statute is approved

1 In Ch. II, Sect. iv, § 1, cl. 4, concerning membership of the Humanities Board (Statutes, 2000, p. 236), insert new items (2) and (3):

`(2), (3) two persons elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Classics;'.

2 Ibid., renumber existing items (2)–(4) as items (4)–(6).

3 Ibid., delete existing items (5)–(7) and renumber existing items (8)–(15) (p. 237) as items (7)–(14).

4 Ibid., insert new items (15) and (16):

`(15), (16) two persons elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Philosophy;'.

5 Ibid., renumber existing items (16) and (17) as items (17) and (18).

6 Ibid., Sect. vi, § 1, concerning official members of faculty boards (p. 241), and § 4, cl. 1, concerning number and tenure of members (p. 243), in each case before `Management' insert `Classics, of'.

7 Ibid., in each case delete `and of Music' and substitute `of Music, and of Philosophy'.

8 Ibid., § 1, Schedule (p. 242), delete the list headed `LITERAE HUMANIORES'.

9 Ibid., § 4, cl. 1, (p. 243), delete:

`Literae Humaniores      8        152' 
and the corresponding footnote.

10 Ibid., cl. 2 (p. 244), delete:


`Literae Humaniores       4        6'.

11 Ibid. (p. 249), insert new Sect. viii as follows and renumber existing Sectt. viii–x as Sectt. ix–xi:

`Section VIII. Board of the Faculty of Classics

The Board of the Faculty of Classics shall be constituted as follows:

(1), (2) the chairmen of each of the Sub-faculties of Ancient History and Classical Languages and Literature;

(3), (4) the secretaries of each of the Sub-faculties of Ancient History and Classical Languages and Literature;

(5), (6) the directors of graduate studies in Ancient History and in Classical Languages and Literature;

(7), (8) two persons elected by and from among the members of the Sub-faculty of Ancient History;

(9), (10) two persons elected by and from among the members of the Sub-faculty of Classical Languages and Literature.

The board may co-opt not more than three additional members in accordance with Sect. vi, § 6.'

12 Ibid. (p. 250), insert new Sect. xii as follows and renumber existing Sectt. xi and xii as Sectt. xiii and xiv:

`Section XII. Board of the Faculty of Philosophy

The Board of the Faculty of Philosophy shall be constituted as follows:

(1) the chairman of the Faculty of Philosophy;

(2) the director of graduate studies in Philosophy;

(3) the director of undergraduate studies in Philosophy;

(4)--(10) seven persons elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Philosophy.

The board may co-opt not more than three additional members in accordance with Sect. vi, § 6.'

13 In Ch. III, Sect. xvi, cl. 1 (2)–(4), concerning the Committee for Byzantine Studies (p. 280), Sect. xxvi, cl. 1 (5)–(10), concerning the Committee for Comparative Philology and General Linguistics (p. 287), Sect. lxii, cl. 1 (2), concerning the Joint Standing Committee for Palaeography and related Manuscript and Textual Studies (p. 318), Ch. IX, Sect. i, § 6, cll. 2, 4, and 9, concerning the Arnold Prizes (pp. 581--2, as renumbered by Decree (3) of 21 September 2000, Gazette, p. 3), § 8, Griffith Institute [1], cl. 2 (8), concerning the Griffith Institute (p. 585, as renumbered by the same decree), § 31, cl. 2 (7), concerning the Bryce Studentship (p. 603, as renumbered by Decree (3) of 18 January 2001, Gazette, p. 521), § 51, cl. 2, concerning the Conington Prize (p. 610), § 76, cll. 2 and 4, concerning the De Paravicini Prizes (p. 620), § 134, cl. 2, concerning the Grocyn Fund (p. 646), § 145, cll. 2 and 6, concerning the Harrison Memorial Fellowship (pp. 650-- 1), § 147, cl. 2 (2) and (3), concerning the Haverfield Bequest (p. 652), § 153, cll. 1 and 2, concerning the Hertford Prize (p. 654), § 207, cl. 2, concerning the Lewis Fund (p. 670, as renumbered by Decree (2) of 10 May 2001, Gazette, p. 976), § 246, cl. 3 (4), concerning the Nubar Pasha Scholarship (p. 691), § 261, cl. 3, concerning the Passmore Edwards Prize (p. 704), § 331, concerning the Stevens Scholarship (p. 728), § 334, cl. 3, concerning the Sutherland Fund (p. 729), and § 363, cll. 2 and 3, concerning the Wallace Bequest (p. 743), in each case delete `Literae Humaniores' and substitute `Classics'.

14 In Ch. III, Sect. xlv, § 1, cl. 1 (8), concerning the Committee for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology (p. 303), and Ch. IX, Sect. i, § 266 [1] and [2], concerning the Waismann Bequest (p. 707), in each case delete `Sub-faculty' and substitute `Faculty'.

15 In Ch. IX, Sect. i, § 131, cl. 4, concerning the Green Moral Philosophy Prize (p. 644), and § 378, cl. 3 (6), concerning the Winchester and Pavry Memorial Lecturerships (p. 752), in each case delete `Literae Humaniores' and substitute `Philosophy'.

16 In Ch. XI, Sect. x, Appendix, concerning the Code of Practice relating to Harassment (p. 805), before `English Language and Literature' insert:

`Classics'.

17 Ibid., delete `Literae Humaniores'.

18 Ibid., after `Oriental Studies' insert:

`Philosophy'.

19 Clause 8 of Decree (3) of 18 May 2000 (Gazette, Vol. 130, p. 1199; see Statutes, 2000, p. 42) is hereby amended by the deletion of `Notwithstanding ` Divisional Board as follows.' and the substitution of `Notwithstanding any provision of any statute, decree, or regulation to the contrary, and pursuant to cll. 13 and 55 of the Statute approved by Congregation on 29 June 1999 (Gazette, Vol. 129, pp. 1323, 1482), and subsequently by Her Majesty in Council, references in any statute, decree, or regulation to the Bioscience Research Board shall be deemed to be references to the Medical Sciences Board; references to any of the following former faculty boards shall be deemed to be references to the relevant Divisional Board as set out below; and references to the Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores shall be deemed to be references to the Board of the Faculty of Classics or the Board of the Faculty of Philosophy, as appropriate. Where it is unclear whether the reference should be deemed to be to Classics or to Philosophy, the Humanities Board shall decide.'

20 This decree shall be effective from 1 August 2001.

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2 Voting on Resolution suspending statutory procedures

Explanatory note

As announced in Council's notice in the Gazette of 7 June (p. 1117), a consultation paper is being circulated with the Gazette of 26 July setting out, and inviting comment from members of Congregation on, the proposed new Statutes prepared by the Working Party on Statutes and Decrees and endorsed by Council. As explained in the tenth paragraph of that notice, Council thinks it appropriate for the final version of the proposed new Statutes to be submitted directly to Congregation without the preliminary stage of promulgation which is normally required under the existing Statutes (but would not be required under the new Statutes). The main reasons for this are: to avoid unnecessary delay in the face of the need to obtain the approval of Her Majesty in Council in time for the new Statutes to come into effect on 1 October 2002; that there will have been an earlier period of consultation, which is not normally the case when a statute is promulgated; and that this is the same procedure as was adopted in Trinity Term 1999 for the introduction of the new governance structures following the North Report.

Council accordingly now asks Congregation to approve the following resolution, which suspends the operation of the relevant statute to permit this special procedure. Council has agreed to require notice of opposition to this suspension of the statutory procedure for promulgation to be given in writing to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 1 October. If such notice has not been given by at least two members of Congregation, the resolution will be declared, at the conclusion of any proceedings on it, to be carried without question put, and the proposed new Statutes will be submitted to Congregation at a meeting in Michaelmas Term (27 November being the intended date) without having first been promulgated at least two weeks earlier. It will then, however, still be open to two or more members of Congregation to propose amendments to, or oppose, these Statutes in the normal way.

The relevant statutory procedures are reproduced at Examination Decrees, 2000, pp. 1136--8 and 1140--1, and there is a guide to them, ibid., pp. 1128--9 (paras. 2--7) and 1131 (para. 14).

Text of Resolution

That, under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. VI (Statutes, 2000, p. 13), the provisions of ibid., Sect. IV, cll. 2--4 (p. 8) be suspended for the submission to Congregation of the proposed new Statutes to replace the existing Statutes, and that these new Statutes be submitted directly to Congregation for approval without previous promulgation, subject to the procedure for the submission of any proposed amendments laid down in Sect. IV, cll. 4--12 (pp. 8--9).

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