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COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 29 March.

Decree (1): Endowment grants from the College Contributions Fund

Explanatory note

The following decree authorises the endowment grants which Council has decided, on the recommendation of the College Contributions Committee, to make out of the accumulated balance of the College Contributions Fund. Text of Decree (1) The following amounts shall be paid in 2002 to the college named in each case under the provisions of Tit. XII, Sect. I, cl. 2 (b) (Statutes, 2000, p. 80, as amended by Statute (2) approved by Congregation on 12 December 2000 and by Her Majesty in Council on 18 July 2001, Gazette, Vol. 131, pp. 403, 472; Vol. 132, p. 6) as grants for the enlargement of the permanent endowment of those colleges:
                                    £

Green College                     21,000     

Harris Manchester College         300,000    

Linacre College                   250,000    

Mansfield College                 800,000    

Pembroke College                  500,000    

St Edmund Hall                    116,500    

St Peter's College                800,000    

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                                  2,787,500  
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Decree (2): College Contributions Scheme unit of statutory endowment income

Explanatory note

The following decree sets the unit of statutory endowment income for 2001-2 under the college Contributions Scheme at £123,000. This represents an increase of 2.6 per cent (round) from the unit for 2000--1, reflecting a similar increase in the overall statutory endowment income of colleges between 1999--2000 and 2000--1.

Text of Decree (2)

The unit of statutory endowment income for 2001--2 is set at £123,000 under the provisions of Tit. XII, Sect. I, cl. 6 (Statutes, 2000, p. 81).

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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 29 March.

Decree (3): Change in title of two of the Directors of the Saïd Business School

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the General Purposes Committee of Council, on the recommendation of the Social Sciences Board, changes the title of the Director of Corporate Affairs at the Saïd Business School to Director of Executive Education, and the title of the Director of Graduate Courses to MBA Director, in order to reflect more closely the current responsibilities of these posts.

Text of Decree (3)

In Ch. III, Sect. LII, § 2, cl. 4 (Statutes, 2000, p. 312, as amended by Decree (1) of 26 July 2001 and renumbered by Decree (4) of 11 October 2001, Gazette, Vol. 131, p. 1354; Vol. 132, p. 188), delete `Graduate Courses, and Corporate Affairs' and substitute `the MBA, and Executive Education'.

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Decree (4): Establishment of John Thresher Memorial Prize

Explanatory note

The University has learned with gratitude of a proposed benefaction from Mrs Caroline Thresher, and any further sums which may be contributed for the same purpose, to support a prize for project work in the fourth year of the M.Phys. Honours Degree, in memory of her late husband, Dr John Thresher, a former Rhodes Scholar. The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board welcomes this gift, and the General Purposes Committee of Council has made the following decree to establish the John Thresher Memorial Prize accordingly.

Text of Decree (4)

In Ch. IX, Sect. I (Statutes, 2000, p. 731), insert new § 344 as follows and renumber existing §§ 344--56 (pp. 731--9) as §§ 345--57:

`§ 344. Thresher Memorial Prize

1. The sum contributed by Mrs Caroline Thresher in memory of her husband, Dr John Thresher, shall be applied to support a John Thresher Memorial Prize for undergraduate project work in Physics.

2. The fund shall be administered under the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board by the Academic Committee of the Physics Department.

3. Until such time as the Department of Physics, with the approval of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board, shall decide otherwise, the prize shall be awarded by the examiners for the Degree of Master of Physics to the candidate who has, in their judgement, completed the best Project in the area of Particle Physics.

4. Council shall have power to alter this decree from time to time so long as the main object of the prize, as defined in clause 1 above, is always kept in view.'

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CONGREGATION 13 March

1 Admission of Proctors

TIMOTHY PETER SOFTLEY, MA (PH.D. Southampton), Fellow of Merton College, and ELIZABETH ANNE CHAPMAN, MA (BA Durham; DIP.LIB. London; MA CNAA), Fellow of Somerville College, were presented to the Vice-Chancellor and admitted to office, the former as Senior Proctor and the latter as Junior Proctor for the ensuing year.


2 Admission of Assessor

STEPHEN ROBERT PARKINSON, MA (MA, PH.D. Cambridge), Fellow of Linacre College, was presented to the Vice-Chancellor and admitted to office as Assessor for the ensuing year.


3 Admission of Pro-Proctors

The Senior Proctor nominated DAVID JAMES PATERSON, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Merton College, and JOHN SAMUEL EIDINOW, MA, Merton College, to be his Deputies.

The Junior Proctor nominated PAULINE ANN ADAMS, B.LITT., MA, and BENJAMIN JOHN THOMPSON, MA, D.PHIL., Fellows of Somerville College, to be her Deputies.

The Deputies were presented to the Vice-Chancellor and admitted to office.

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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:

Dolby, C.E., Merton

Dunningham, J.A., D.Phil., Merton

Hannan, A.J., Faculty of Physiological Sciences

Kerr, D.J., Corpus Christi

Parrington, J., MA, Worcester

Strachan, H.F.A., MA, All Souls

Zyskin, M., St Catherine's

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DIVISIONAL AND FACULTY BOARDS

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 29 March, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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