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CONGREGATION 8 May

Approval of amendment to Resolution and of amended Resolution confirmed by postal vote

The approval of the amendment to the Resolution concerning University Funding and Fees, and of the amended Resolution (see Gazette, p. 1012), has been confirmed by postal vote.

[For the amendment, 380; against, 237]

[For the amended Resolution, 392; against, 219]

¶ The discrepancy between the total votes cast on each question arises from the differing numbers of abstentions in each case.

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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 30 May.

Establishment of Luc Hoffmann Professorship of Field Ornithology

1 In SCHEDULE A to Sect. I, § 5. B of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 381, as amended by Decree (2) of 8 March 2001, and redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 131, p. 716; Vol. 132, p. 1146), after `Edward Grey Professor of Ornithology' insert:

`Luc Hoffmann Professor of Field Ornithology'.

2 Ibid., Sect. III, concerning particular professorships (p. 478, as renumbered by the former decree, and as redesignated), insert new § 235 as follows and renumber existing § 235 as § 236:

`§ 235. Luc Hoffmann Professor of Field Ornithology

1. The benefaction of £2.51m from members of the Hoffmann family, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the Luc Hoffmann Fund (`the Fund').

2. The University shall apply the Fund in the endowment and support of a Professorship of Field Ornithology at the University to be known as the Luc Hoffmann Professorship of Field Ornithology (`the Professorship').

3. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its capital and income, shall be the responsibility of the Life and Environmental Sciences Board.

4. The Luc Hoffmann Professor of Field Ornithology shall undertake research in Ornithology and shall lecture and give instruction in that subject.

5. If required by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board so to do, the Professor shall direct the Edward Grey Institute for Field Ornithology.

6. The Professor shall be elected by an electoral board comprising:

(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 allocated by Council for the time being, 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, of whom one shall be appointed after consultation (during his lifetime) with M André Hoffmann; and

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

7. Regulations 3--6 above may be amended by Council.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, establish a new Professorship of Ornithology with a munificent benefaction from the Hoffmann family.]

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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:

Elerian, O.A., MA, Nuffield

Powell, S.J., University Offices

Rickaby, R., Hertford Sarooshi, D., Queen's

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