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COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 20 December.

Museums and Scientific Collections

1 In Ch. III, Sect. XIV of Council Regulations 23 of 2003, concerning the Botanic Garden and the Sherardian Bequest (Statutes, 2000, p. 278, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), delete regulation 7. [1]

2 The following regulations shall constitute Council Regulations 45–9 of 2002:

Council Regulations 45 of 2002

REGULATIONS FOR THE ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM OF ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY

Made by Council on 5 December 2002

Purpose

1. The purpose of the Ashmolean Museum is:

(1) to assemble, preserve, and exhibit such objects of art and antiquity and such printed and other documents as may increase knowledge of history, archaeology, and art;

(2) to assist in relevant teaching and research within the University; and

(3) in general to promote the study and appreciation of such objects and documents by scholars and the public.

Governance

2. (1) The Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum shall be:

(a) the Vice-Chancellor;

(b) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University Collections);

(c) one of the Proctors or the Assessor as may be agreed between them;

(d), (e) two persons appointed by the Humanities Board;

(f) a person appointed by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board;

(g), (h) two members of Congregation elected by Congregation;

(i)–(n) six persons appointed by Council, after consultation with the chairman and vice-chairman of the Visitors, who shall not when they are appointed be the holders of any teaching, research, or administrative post in the University or in any college, society, or Permanent Private Hall.

(2) The Vice-Chancellor, in consultation with the Visitors, shall appoint a chairman from among the members under (i)–(n) in paragraph (1) above and a vice-chairman from among the members under (d)–(h).

(3) The chairman and vice-chairman shall hold office for four years and may be reappointed for one further period of up to three years.

(4) Members under (d)–(n) in paragraph (1) above shall hold office as Visitors for four years and shall be re-eligible for one further period of office only.

(5) Casual vacancies shall be filled either for the remainder of the period of office of the person being replaced or, at the discretion of the Vice-Chancellor, for a further full period.

(6) No person holding office in the museum shall be eligible to be a Visitor.

(7) The Visitors shall normally meet not less than six times a year.

3. The Director of the Ashmolean Museum shall be the secretary to the Visitors, except that the Visitors may require him or her to withdraw from any meeting.

4. The Deputy Director and the Administrator may attend the meetings of the Visitors and may speak (but not vote) on any matter affecting their respective responsibilities, except that the Visitors may require them to withdraw from any meeting.

5. In fulfilment of their responsibilities, under Council, for the safe keeping, preservation, orderly administration, finance, and general policy of the museum, in accordance with section 7 of Statute VIII, the Visitors:

(1) shall, subject to the provisions of regulation 11 below, appoint, or delegate the appointment of, all staff in the museum in accordance with procedures set out in standing orders, except that the Curatorship of the Cast Gallery shall be held by the Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art by virtue of his or her office;

(2) shall prepare annually a report on the activities of the museum.

6. The Visitors shall have authority, under Council, to make such other arrangements by standing order as are necessary to fulfil their responsibilities.

7. In carrying out their responsibilities the Visitors shall co-operate with the Committee for the Museums and Scientific Collections in facilitating co-ordination between the University's museums and scientific collections, particularly with respect to planning, allocation and use of resources, and the development, care, and promotion of the collections as national and international resources both for teaching and research and for public access.

Director of the Ashmolean Museum

8. The Director of the Ashmolean Museum shall be the first officer of the museum and shall act for and be responsible to the Visitors in the exercise of their powers.

9. The Director shall be responsible, under the Visitors, for all strategic aspects of the operation and well-being of the museum including:

(1) the allocation of space, resources, support services, and other facilities;

(2) acquisitions in accordance with the policy laid down by the Visitors;

(3) the conservation and study of the collections and their display and publication; and

(4) the participation in, and fostering of, scholarly work and public education within the museum.

10. The Director shall have the right to teach, subject to the Visitors being satisfied that this is not incompatible with the discharge of directorial responsibilities.

11. The Director shall be appointed by a board of electors consisting of:

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

(2) the head of the college with which the directorship is on that occasion associated, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by Council;

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

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

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Visitors.

Deputy Director

12. The Deputy Director shall, under the Director, have oversight of matters relating to the curation of the collections, that is, collection management, conservation, registry, exhibitions, research, and publications, and shall in general deputise for the Director as the latter may from time to time request.

Keepers and Assistant Keepers

13. There shall be the following Keepers in the museum who shall be responsible to the Director for the collections in their care:

(1) the Keeper of Antiquities;

(2) the Keeper of Western Art;

(3) the Keeper of Eastern Art;

(4) the Keeper of the Heberden Coin Room;

(5) the Curator of the Cast Gallery.

14. It shall be the duty of the Keepers to facilitate the inspection, study, and publication of the collections for which they are responsible.

15. The Keepers shall have power, in consultation with the Director and subject to such rules and policies as the Visitors may prescribe:

(1) to expend on maintenance or improvement all sums assigned specifically to their respective departments by gift, legacy, or benefaction or through allocation by the Visitors;

(2) to acquire by purchase or to receive by gift, legacy, exchange, or loan and to add to the collections entrusted to them such items as will increase the artistic or historical or archaeological value of the collections.

16. The Assistant Keepers shall, under the Director and the relevant Keeper, be responsible for the study, display, and interpretation of the collections under their care.

17. The Keepers and Assistant Keepers shall have the right to teach, subject to the Visitors being satisfied that this is not incompatible with the discharge of their curatorial responsibilities, and shall be expected to undertake research on the collections under their charge.

18. The Visitors may confer the title `Senior Assistant Keeper' on appropriately qualified Assistant Keepers.

Standing Committee of the Visitors

19. There shall be a Standing Committee of the Visitors which shall advise the Director on day-to-day matters concerning the management of the museum and its collections and shall meet at such times and have such powers as the Visitors may from time to time prescribe.

20. The committee shall consist of:

(1)–(3) three persons appointed by the Visitors from among the members under (d)–( h) in regulation 2 (1) above;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by the Visitors from among the members under (i)–(n) in regulation 2 (1) above.

1. The Visitors shall appoint one of the members of the committee as its chairman.

2. The Director, Deputy Director, Keepers, Administrator, Head of Conservation, and Education Officer may attend and speak on any matter under consideration by the committee.


Council Regulations 46 of 2002

REGULATIONS FOR THE BOTANIC GARDEN

Made by Council on 5 December 2002

The Regulations for the Botanic Garden shall be constituted by the provisions of Section XIV of Chapter III of the University's Decrees as they stood at 30 September 2002 (Statutes, 2000, p. 278).


Council Regulations 47 of 2002

REGULATIONS FOR THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE, MEDICINE, AND TECHNOLOGY

Made by Council on 5 December 2002

The Regulations for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, including the Museum of the History of Science, shall be constituted by the provisions of Section XLV of Chapter III of the University's Decrees as they stood at 30 September 2002 (Statutes, 2000, p. 303, as amended by Decree (1) of 22 June 2001 and Decree (1) of 25 October 2001, Gazette, Vol. 131, p. 1174; Vol. 132, p. 248).


Council Regulations 48 of 2002

REGULATIONS FOR THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Made by Council on 5 December 2002

Purpose

1. The purpose of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History is to assemble, preserve, and exhibit the University's natural history collections and to promote research, teaching, and public education in the natural sciences based on the museum's collections.

Governance

2. The Visitors of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History shall be:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor;

(2) a chairman who shall be appointed by the Vice-Chancellor;

(3) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University Collections);

(4) one of the Proctors or the Assessor as may be agreed between them;

(5)–(8) four persons appointed by Council, of whom two shall be persons who are not the resident holders of any teaching, research, or administrative post in the University or in any college, society, or Permanent Private Hall;

(9) the Professor of Zoology or his or her nominee;

(10) the Linacre Professor of Zoology or his or her nominee;

(11) the Professor of Geology or his or her nominee;

(12) the Professor of the Physics and Chemistry of Minerals or his or her nominee;

(13) the Director of the Pitt Rivers Museum;

(14) the Head of the Department of Zoology if not already a member under paragraph (9) or paragraph (10) above;

(15) the Head of the Department of Earth Sciences if not already a member under paragraph (11) or paragraph (12) above.

3. (1) The Visitors may co-opt up to three additional members, who need not be members of Congregation.

(2) The period of office for appointed and co-opted members shall be three years.

4. The Director of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History shall be the secretary to the Visitors, except that the Visitors may require him or her to withdraw from any meeting.

5. In fulfilment of their responsibilities, under Council, for the safe keeping, preservation, orderly administration, finance, and general policy of the museum, in accordance with section 10 of Statute VIII, the Visitors:

(1) shall, subject to the provisions of regulations 11, 13, and 14 below, appoint, or delegate the appointment of, all staff in the museum in accordance with procedures set out in standing orders;

(2) shall prepare annually a report on the activities of the museum.

6. The Visitors shall have authority, under Council, to make such other arrangements by standing order as are necessary to fulfil their responsibilities.

7. In carrying out their responsibilities the Visitors shall co-operate with the Committee for the Museums and Scientific Collections in facilitating co-ordination between the University's museums and scientific collections, particularly with respect to planning, allocation and use of resources, and the development, care, and promotion of the collections as national and international resources both for teaching and research and for public access.

Director of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

8. The Director of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History shall be the first officer of the museum, and shall act for and be responsible to the Visitors in the exercise of their powers.

9. The Director shall be responsible, under the Visitors, for all strategic aspects of the operation and well-being of the museum, including:

(1) the allocation and development of space and other resources;

(2) the distribution of support and other facilities;

(3) acquisitions policy;

(4) the conservation and study of the collections, and their display and publication; and

(5) the participation in, and fostering of, scholarly work and public education within the museum.

10. The Director shall give sixteen lectures or classes in each academic year under the direction of the Visitors in consultation with the relevant divisional board or boards.

11. The Director shall be appointed by a board of electors consisting of:

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

(2) the head of the college with which the directorship is on that occasion associated, 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 paragraph (2) of this regulation;

(4) a person appointed by Council;

(5) a person appointed by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board;

(6) a person appointed by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board;

(7)–(9) three persons appointed by the Visitors of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

Curators

12. There shall be the following Curators in the museum, responsible to the Director for the collections in their care:

(1) the Curator of the Zoological Collections;

(2) the Curator of the Entomological Collections;

(3) the Curator of the Geological Collections;

(4) the Curator of the Mineralogical Collections.

13. The Curatorships of the Zoological and of the Entomological Collections shall be held jointly with academic appointments in the Department of Zoology under such arrangements as may be agreed between the Life and Environmental Sciences Board and the Visitors.

14. The Curatorships of the Geological and of the Mineralogical Collections shall be held jointly with academic appointments in the Department of Earth Sciences under such arrangements as may be agreed between the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board and the Visitors.

15. The Curators may attend (but not vote at) any meeting of the Visitors, except that the Visitors may require them to withdraw from any meeting.


Council Regulations 49 of 2002

REGULATIONS FOR THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM

Made by Council on 5 December 2002

Purpose

1. The purpose of the Pitt Rivers Museum is to assemble, preserve, and exhibit the Pitt Rivers Collection and to promote the public understanding of anthropology and world archaeology, and their teaching and research, based on the museum's collections.

2. The Pitt Rivers Collection consists of:

(1) the anthropological collections presented by General Pitt Rivers;

(2) additions to the collection made subsequently;

(3) records, reproductions, and catalogues of, or concerning, items in the collections; and

(4) the Balfour Library and the photographic and manuscript collections.

Governance

3. The Visitors of the Pitt Rivers Museum shall be:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor;

(2) a chairman who shall be appointed by the Vice-Chancellor;

(3) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University Collections);

(4) one of the Proctors or the Assessor as may be agreed between them;

(5) a person appointed by Council;

(6) a person appointed by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board;

(7) the Director of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History;

(8) the Director of the Ashmolean Museum;

(9) the Professor of Anthropology or his or her nominee;

(10) a person elected by the School of Archaeology.

4. (1) The Visitors may co-opt up to four additional members, who need not be members of Congregation.

(2) The period of office for appointed, elected, and co-opted members shall be three years.

5. The Director of the Pitt Rivers Museum shall be the secretary to the Visitors, except that the Visitors may require him or her to withdraw from any meeting.

6. In fulfilment of their responsibilities, under Council, for the safe keeping, preservation, orderly administration, finance, and general policy of the museum, in accordance with section 11 of Statute VIII, the Visitors:

(1) shall, subject to the provisions of regulations 12 and 13 below, appoint, or delegate the appointment of, all staff in the museum in accordance with procedures set out in standing orders;

(2) shall prepare annually a report on the activities of the museum.

7. The Visitors shall have authority, under Council, to make such other arrangements by standing order as are necessary to fulfil their responsibilities.

8. In carrying out their responsibilities the Visitors shall co-operate with the Committee for the Museums and Scientific Collections in facilitating co-ordination between the University's museums and scientific collections, particularly with respect to planning, allocation and use of resources, and the development, care, and promotion of the collections as national and international resources both for teaching and research and for public access.

Director of the Pitt Rivers Museum

9. The Director of the Pitt Rivers Museum shall be the first officer of the museum, and shall act for and be responsible to the Visitors in the exercise of their powers.

10. The Director shall be responsible, under the Visitors, for all strategic aspects of the operation and well-being of the museum, including:

(1) the allocation and development of space and other resources;

(2) the distribution of support and other facilities;

(3) acquisitions policy;

(4) the conservation and study of the collections, and their display and publication; and

(5) the participation in, and fostering of, scholarly work and public education within the museum.

11. The Director shall give sixteen lectures or classes on anthropology or world archaeology in each academic year under the direction of the Visitors in consultation with the Life and Environmental Sciences Board.

12. The Director shall be appointed by a board of electors consisting of:

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

(2) the head of the college with which the directorship is on that occasion associated, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by Council;

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

(4) a person appointed by Council;

(5)–(7) three persons appointed by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board;

(8), (9) two persons appointed by the Visitors.

Lecturer--Curators

13. The appointment or reappointment of university lecturers who are also Curators at the museums shall be made under arrangements to be agreed between the Life and Environmental Sciences Board and the Visitors.

14. The lecturer--curators may elect one from among their number to be in attendance at meetings of the Visitors, except that the Visitors may require him or her to withdraw from any meeting.

[These changes create new regulations for the University's Museums and Scientific Collections as required under sections 8--13 of Statute VIII (Gazette, p. 106).]

Footnote

[1] This is the former Ch. III, Sect. XIV, cl. 7, redesignated as a regulation with effect from 1 October 2002; the former cll. 1–6 and 8 were repealed by the same decree, but the enactment of the corresponding new regulations has been delayed, and the whole of the former section is now being redesignated so as to constitute the Regulations for the Botanic Garden until new legislation has been prepared.
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CONGREGATION 3 December

1 Declaration of approval of Legislative Proposal

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the Legislative Proposal concerning the J.P. Morgan Prize (p. 000) approved.

2 Declaration of approval of Statute

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the Statute concerning the power to suspend regulations (p. 000) approved.

3 Declaration of approval of Resolution authorising expenditure from the Higher Studies Fund

That the University be authorised to expend from the part of the Higher Studies Fund earmarked for Social Studies the sum of up to £125K towards the cost of adapting existing accommodation to provide space for the University's new Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS).

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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:

Baigent, C., BM, B.Ch., MA, Green College

Bowness, P., D.Phil., Trinity

Brain, K.L., Exeter

Burton, E.A., D.Phil., Green College

D'Costa, H.F., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Feldman, E.J., BM, B.Ch., MA, DM, St Hilda's

Fox, S.B., D.Phil., St John's

Glynn, C.J., M.Sc., Brasenose

Hein, J., University

Lee, V., Exeter

Malcolm, N., All Souls

Mant, D.C., MA status, Kellogg College

McLaren, A.J., BA, BM, B.Ch., DM, Magdalen

Morris, J.H., BM, B.Ch., MA, D.Phil., Oriel

Pope, A.E., Department of Public Health

Price, J.R., BA, BM, B.Ch., Queen's

Rattray, A.J., Exeter

Shaw, J., Merton

Sherman, J., St Cross

Theologis, T., M.Sc., Worcester

Tracey, I.M.C., MA, D.Phil., Christ Church

Wilde, G.P., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

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