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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES BOARD

Decrees

The Life and Environmental Sciences Board has made the following decrees, in the last two cases with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, to come into effect on 9 August.

Decree (1): Electoral Board for the Edward Hall Professorship of Archaeological Science

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, alters the composition of the Electoral Board for the Edward Hall Professorship of Archaeological Science to ensure continuing representation of interests within Mathematical and Physical Sciences. It is made with concurrence given on behalf of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board, and by Linacre as the college of allocation.

Text of Decree (1)

In Ch. VII, Sect. III, § 12, cl. 2 (Statutes, 2000, p. 393, as inserted by Decree (2) of 25 October 2001, Gazette, p. 249), delete items (6)–(9) and substitute:

`(6)–(8) three persons appointed by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board;

(9) a person appointed by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board.'

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Decree (2): Preliminary Examination in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, makes the necessary consequential changes to the Preliminary Examination in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry following the abolition of the Preliminary Examination in certain Natural Sciences, and the consequent reorganisation of the First Public Examination in Chemistry (which also takes effect from October 2002). It removes from subject (5) cross-references to the now discontinued Preliminary Examinations in Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Materials Science, and Physics, and re-orders the listing of subjects (2)–(4).

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

Text of Decree (2)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 92, delete ll. 27–35 and substitute:

`(2) Biological Chemistry;

(3) Biophysical Chemistry;

(4) Organic Chemistry;

(5) Elementary Mathematics and Statistics.'

2 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2002 and shall first apply to the Preliminary Examination held in 2003.

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Decree (3): Establishment of M.Sc. by Coursework in Visual Anthropology

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, establishes a new one-year taught M.Sc. course in Visual Anthropology. The course is intended to offer a collaboration between anthropology and historical/archival studies, drawing on unique historical collections and curatorial expertise, and based on the particularly strong and long-standing relationship between the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology and the Pitt Rivers Museum. Candidates on the course will be required to submit two essays for each of two papers, a research proposal on intended doctoral research or an essay for a third paper, present themselves for written examination on one optional paper (chosen from those taught for the M.Sc. in Social Anthropology), and submit a dissertation of approximately 10,000 words. Opportunity is taken also to correct the title of the Degree of Master of Science in Material Anthropology and Museum Ethnography in the list for appointment of examiners.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

Text of Decree (3)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 690, after l. 35 insert:
`Visual Anthropology              Life and Environmental Sciences'.

2 Ibid., p. 995, delete ll. 3--4 and substitute:

`in Material Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Medical Anthropology, Social Anthropology, and Visual Anthropology for one examination;'.

3 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2002.

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COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 9 August.

Decree (4): Establishment of Nella Marcus Fund

Explanatory note

Miss Nella Marcus has generously decided to provide in her will for the support of the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roma Drama. The following decree sets out the terms on which the University has agreed that the bequest should be held.

Text of Decree (4)

In Ch. IX, Sect. I (Statutes, 2000, p. 675), insert new § 223 as follows and renumber existing §§ 223–39 (pp. 675–87) as §§ 224–40:

`§ 223. Marcus Fund

1. The intended bequest from Miss Nella Marcus, together with any further sums which may be contributed for the same purpose, shall be used to establish a fund, to be called the Nella Marcus Fund, for the support of postgraduate students engaged in studies related to the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama.

2. (1) The fund shall be administered by a board of management consisting of:

(a) a person nominated by the Board of the Faculty of Classics, who shall be chairman;

(b) the Director of the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama;

(c) Dr Fiona Macintosh;

(d) Mrs Ita Marcus.

(2) Dr Macintosh and Mrs Marcus respectively shall nominate as their first successors persons acceptable to the chairman of the board of management and Director of the Archive.

(3) Subsequent successors shall be appointed by the Director of the Archive.

3. (1) The Board shall apply the income of the fund for the assistance of postgraduate students of the University engaged in studies related to the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama.

(2) Preference shall be given to students whose studies relate specifically to music.

4. Council shall have power to alter this decree from time to time so long as the main object of the fund, as defined in clause 1 above, is always kept in view, save that, if the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama is no longer available for research, the fund shall be managed by the Board of the Faculty of Music for the support of postgraduate students studying music.'

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Decree (5): Repeal of certain Decrees which will be superseded by new Disciplinary and related Regulations

Explanatory note

Council has now made new Disciplinary and related Regulations, as required by the new University Statutes which will come into effect on 1 October 2002. These regulations, together with associated regulations made by the Information and Communications Technology Committee, the Curators of the University Libraries, the Rules Committee, and the Proctors, are published as Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4630, 24 July 2002, p. 1590. The following decree repeals the existing decrees which will be superseded by the new regulations.

Text of Decree (5)

Ch. XI, Sect. II, concerning procedures of the Visitatorial Board, and other procedures required under Titles VIII and XVI to be determined by decree (Statutes, 2000, pp. 769–78), and Decree (3) of 11 October 2001, concerning monetary penalties under Title XIII (Gazette, p. 188), are repealed with effect from 1 October 2002.

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SOCIAL SCIENCES BOARD

Decree

The Social Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, has made the following decree, to come into effect on 9 August.

Decree (6): Supervision of the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Social Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, provides for the establishment of a standing joint committee with power to make regulations concerning the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

Text of Decree (6)

In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 431, l. 16, after `which shall' insert `appoint a standing joint committee to'.

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MEDICAL SCIENCES BOARD

Decrees

The Medical Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards and Planning and Resource Allocation Committees of Council respectively, has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 9 August.

Decree (7): Establishment of M.Sc. by Coursework and Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Medicine of Athletic Performance

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Medical Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, establishes an M.Sc. by Coursework and a Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Medicine of Athletic Performance.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

Text of Decree (7)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 690, after l. 27, and following the reference to Russian and East European Studies inserted by Decree (4) of 31 January 2002 (Gazette, p. 699), insert:
`Science and Medicine of Athletic Performance       Medical Sciences'.

2 Ibid., p. 941, after l. 41 insert:

`POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN SCIENCE AND MEDICINE OF ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

(i) DECREE

1. The Medical Sciences Board shall have power to grant Postgraduate Diplomas in Science and Medicine of Athletic Performance to members of the University who have kept residence and pursued a course of study at Oxford for not less than three terms, on condition that time spent outside Oxford during term as part of an academic programme approved by Council shall count towards residence for the purpose of this clause.

2. The examination for the diploma shall be under the supervision of the Medical Sciences Board.'

3 Ibid., p. 995, after l. 12, and following the reference to Russian and East European Studies inserted by the same decree, insert:

`in Science and Medicine of Athletic Performance for three years'.

4 Ibid., p. 1060, after l. 34 insert new item (f) as follows and reletter existing item (f), as relettered by Decree (4) of 26 July 2001 (Gazette, Vol. 131, p. 1358), as item (g):

`(f) for members of the University working for the Degree of M.Sc. in Science and Medicine of Athletic Performance or the Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Medicine of Athletic Performance, a fee equivalent to that payable under Category B in the schedule below.'

Key to Decree (7)

Cl. 1 establishes the new M.Sc. course.

Cl. 2 establishes the new postgraduate diploma.

Cl. 3 provides for examiners for the M.Sc. to serve for three years.

Cl. 4 provides for fees for the new courses to be charged at the Category B rate.

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Decree (8): Fee for part-time students on the M.Sc. course in Diagnostic Imaging

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Medical Sciences Board, with the approval of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council, sets the level of the fee for part-time students on the M.Sc. course in Diagnostic Imaging.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

Text of Decree (8)

In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 1060, l. 22, after `Applied Social Studies or' insert `Diagnostic Imaging or'.

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COMMITTEE ON STATUTES BEFORE THE PRIVY COUNCIL

Decrees

The Committee on Statutes before the Privy Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 9 August.

Decree (9): Amendment to the Statutes of St Hugh's College

Explanatory note

The following decree records the consent of the University to an amendment to the Statutes of St Hugh's College pursuant to the provisions of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923. The effect of the amendment is to empower the college to adopt a policy of total return in relation to its investments and expenditure.

Text of Decree (9)

The consent of the University is given to the amendment to the Statutes of St Hugh's College by the addition of a new Statute XXIII approved by the Governing Body on 10 January and 17 July 2002, in so far as such consent is required by section 7 (2) of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923.

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Decree (10): Amendment to the Statutes of Pembroke College

Explanatory note

The following decree records the consent of the University to an amendment to the Statutes of Pembroke College pursuant to the provisions of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923. The effect of the amendment is to empower the college to appoint Advisory Fellows.

Text of Decree (10)

The consent of the University is given to the amendment to Statute III of Pembroke College approved by the Governing Body on 7 March 2001, in so far as such consent is required by Section 7 (2) of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923.

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Decree (11): Amendment to the Statutes of Magdalen College

Explanatory note

The following decree records the consent of the University to an amendment to the Statutes of Magdalen College pursuant to the provisions of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923. The effect of the amendment is to empower the college to adopt a policy of total return in relation to its investments and expenditure.

Text of Decree (11)

The consent of the University is given to the amendment to Statute XVII of Magdalen College approved by the Governing Body on 22 July 2002, in so far as such consent is required by Section 7 (2) of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923.

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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:

Brown, M.A., St Peter's

Gasper, G.E.M., BA, M.St., D.Phil., Wolfson

Rose, C.E., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Subrahmanyam, S., St Cross

Williams, S.C., BA, D.Phil., Harris Manchester

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DIVISIONAL AND FACULTY BOARDS

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 26 July, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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