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PLANNING AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Changes in Regulations

The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 21 March.

(a) Establishment of two Professorships of Science and Civilisation

1 In Schedule A to Sect. I, § 5. b of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 381, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), after `Boden Professor of Sanskrit' insert:

`Professors of Science and Civilisation (two)'.

2 Ibid., Sect. III, concerning individual professorships (p. 500, as redesignated), insert new § 292 as follows and renumber existing §§ 292-- 306 (pp. 500--8, as renumbered by Decree (2) of 13 June 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1314) as §§ 293--307:

`§ 292. Professors of Science and Civilisation

1. There shall be two Professors of Science and Civilisation each of whom shall lecture and give instruction in Science and Civilisation.

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

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in paragraph (2) below 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 regulation 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 paragraph (2) above;

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

(6) a person appointed by the Social Sciences Board;

(7)--(9) three persons appointed by the Executive Committee of the Saïd Business School.

3. Each professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the regulations concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same regulations which are applicable to these chairs.

4. Regulation 1 above may be amended by Congregation under the provisions of Statute IV, subject to the approval of Her Majesty in Council, in accordance with the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923; regulations 2 and 3 may be amended by Council.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Social Sciences Board, establish two Professorships of Science and Civilisation, the holders of both of which will give instruction and undertake research in the broad area of science and civilisation. Both chairs will be on the establishment of the Saïd Business School in the Social Sciences Division.]

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(b) Professorship of Comparative Philology

1 In § 250 of Sect. iii of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 483, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by Decree (1) of 7 June 2001 and the changes in regulations published on 31 October 2002, Gazette, Vol. 131, p. 1112; Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 133, p. 352), delete regulation 1 and substitute:

`1. The Professor of Comparative Philology shall lecture and give instruction in Indo-European and the history and comparative philology of the Indo-European languages.'

2 Ibid., regulation 2, delete paragraphs (4)--(7) and substitute: `(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6) a person appointed by the Humanities Board;

(7) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Classics;

(8) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Modern Languages;

(9) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies.'

[These changes, which are made on the recommendation of the Humanities Board, amend the description of the subjects on which the Professor of Comparative Philology shall lecture to make specific reference to Indo-European languages, in recognition of a generous benefaction by Professor A. Richard Diebold, Jr. At the same time, opportunity is taken also to change the composition of the electoral board to bring it into line with current practice. The donor is being consulted about the title of the professorship, and it is possible that further legislation will be brought forward in due course. It is however desirable not to delay changing the field pending the outcome of this consultation.]

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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:

Beckett, E.A., Research Services

Berks, B.C., D.Phil., Wadham

Brett, S.P., BA, Merton

Clark, P.F., MA, St Peter's

Conway, S.L.J., MA, D.Phil., Jesus

Esnouf, R.M., MA, D.Phil., University

Grimes, J.M., D.Phil., Trinity

Hanke, T., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Hotta, E., M.Phil., Wadham

Kenny, Lady Nancy, Refugee Studies Programme

Kirchheim, B., Trinity

Lewis, H.A., Kellogg College

Miller, M.G., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Nagy, Z., D.Phil., Wadham

Quant, P.A., Trinity

Reid, F.C., BA, Magdalen

Rice, Sir Tim, St Catherine's

Ripley, R.M., D.Phil., St Cross

Schreiber, F., Wadham

Seidel, V.F.P., Trinity

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DIVISIONAL BOARDS

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 21 March, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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