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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 28 February.

(a) Establishment of Professorship of Environment and Public Policy

1 In SCHEDULE A to Sect. I, § 5. B of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 379, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), after `J.R.R. Tolkien Professor of English Language and Literature' insert:

`Professor of Environment and Public Policy'.

2 Ibid., Sect. III, concerning individual professorships (p. 422, as redesignated), insert new § 80 as follows and renumber existing §§ 80--4 (pp. 422--4, as renumbered by the changes published on 12 December 2002, Gazette, Vol. 133, p. 544) as §§ 81--5:

`§ 80. Professor of Environment and Public Policy

1. The Professor of Environment and Public Policy shall undertake research in Environment and Public Policy and shall lecture and give instruction in that subject.

2. The 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)--(9) four persons appointed by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board.

3. The 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 this chair.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, establish a new Professorship of Environment and Public Policy.]

(b) Establishment of Professorship of Human Geography

1 In SCHEDULE A to Sect. I, § 5. B of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 379, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), after `Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography' insert:

`Professor of Human Geography'.

2 Ibid., Sect. III, concerning individual professorships (p. 426, as redesignated), insert new § 95 as follows and renumber existing §§ 95--105 (pp. 426--30, as renumbered by Decree (2) of 14 December 2000, Decree (1) of 17 May 2001, and the changes in regulations published on 31 October 2002, Gazette, Vol. 131, pp. 438, 1016; Vol. 133, p. 352) as §§ 96--106:

`§ 95. Professor of Human Geography

1. The Professor of Human Geography shall undertake research in Human Geography and shall lecture and give instruction in that subject.

2. The 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)--(9) four persons appointed by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board.

3. The 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 this chair.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, establish a new Professorship of Human Geography.]

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CONGREGATION 11 February

1 Declaration of approval of Resolutions approving the conferment of Honorary Degrees

(1) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon THE RT. HON. BARONESS O'NEILL OF BENGARVE, CBE, MA (MA Cambridge; PH.D. Harvard), FBA, F.MED.SCI., Honorary Fellow of Somerville College, Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge, be approved.

(2) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon PROFESSOR MARY DOUGLAS, CBE, B.SC., MA, D.PHIL., FBA, Honorary Fellow of St Anne's College, Emeritus Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Northwestern University, be approved.

(3) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon PROFESSOR DAME JULIA HIGGINS, DBE, MA, D.PHIL., FRS, F.R.ENG., Honorary Fellow of Somerville College, Professor of Polymer Science and Director of the Graduate School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London, be approved.

(4) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon SIR PAUL NURSE (B.SC. Birmingham; PH.D. East Anglia), FRS, Honorary Fellow of Linacre College, Chief Executive, Cancer Research UK, be approved.

(5) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon PROFESSOR JEAN-PIERRE SERRE, Honorary Professor at the Collège de France, be approved.

(6) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Music, honoris causa, upon PLACIDO DOMINGO, KBE, FRCM, opera singer, conductor, and administrator, be approved.


2 Declaration of approval of Change in Congregation Regulations: Degree Ceremonies

In regulation 3.18 of Congregation Regulations 3 of 2002 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4612, 13 February 2002, p. 771), delete paragraph (1) and substitute: [1]

`(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of regulations 3.1-3.17 above, a degree day shall be deemed to have been held on the Saturday of the first week of each Hilary Full Term, and on such other days as Council may in exceptional circumstances determine, for the purpose of the conferment of degrees in absence.'

[1] New wording is indicated by underlining.

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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:

Benham, S.W., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Cooper, J., Keble

Edwards, M.S., St Edmund Hall

Misbah, S.A., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Murray, D., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

O'Hara, G., BA, M.Sc., New College

Snoek, L.C., Corpus Christi

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 28 February, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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