University Acts

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COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 1 August.

Grant of Licence as a Permanent Private Hall to St Stephen's House

1 In regulation 4 (1) of Council Regulations 12 of 2002, concerning the establishment and maintenance of Permanent Private Halls (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002, p. 1389), after
 
`St Benet's Hall    37'
insert:
`St Stephen's House    36
(plus six full-time-equivalent students for the part-time B.Th. course)'.

2 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 8, delete ll. 4--15 and substitute: [1]

`14. In each academic year up to and including 2005--6, Ripon College, Cuddesdon, shall be permitted, subject to the conditions laid down in regulations 15--17 below, to present for matriculation by the University:

(1) not more than twenty-two full-time-equivalent qualified candidates offering themselves for the qualifications listed in regulation 17 below other than the M.Th. in Applied Theology or the Diploma in Applied Theology; and

(2) not more than fourteen qualified candidates offering themselves for the M.Th. in Applied Theology or the Diploma in Applied Theology.'

3 Ibid., p. 14, l. 20, delete `St Stephen's House or'. [2]

4 These regulations shall be effective from 1 October 2003.

[1] This change removes references to St Stephen's House and reduces the maximum numbers of candidates each year from Ripon College, Cuddesdon, from thirty-six to twenty-two in paragraph (1), and from twenty-four to fourteen in paragraph (2).

[2] The regulation being changed permits ministers of religion and candidates for the ministry to migrate to Ripon College, Cuddesdon (or, hitherto, St Stephen's House), in order to study for certain theological degrees, diplomas, and certificates, subject to specified conditions.

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CONGREGATION 19 June

Election of two members of the Nominating Committee for the Vice-Chancellorship

There having been no nominations, the above vacancies have lapsed to the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors.

The Vice-Chancellor and Proctors have decided not to make appointments. The vacancies will be resubmitted to Congregation for election next year.

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CONGREGATION 3 July

Conferment of Honorary Degrees

The Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, approved by Resolution of Congregation on 25 February (Gazette, p. 860), was conferred upon:

JOHN BRADEMAS, D.PHIL. (BA Harvard), Honorary Fellow of Brasenose College, President Emeritus of New York University, former member of the Congress of the United States

THE HON. ROBERT HAWKE, AC, B.LITT. (BA (Econ.), LL.B. University of Western Australia), Honorary Fellow of University College, former Prime Minister of Australia

PROFESSOR THE HON. REX NETTLEFORD, OM, M.PHIL. (BA UWI), FIJ, Honorary Fellow of Oriel College, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies

DAVID RANDLE WOODS, D.PHIL. (B.SC. (Hons) Rhodes University), F.A.S.S.AF., F.R.S.S.AF., University College, Vice-Chancellor of Rhodes University, South Africa

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CONGREGATION 15 July

1 Approval of appointment of Vice-Chancellor

The proposal that JOHN HOOD, M.PHIL. (BE, PH.D. Auckland), Worcester College, currently Vice-Chancellor of the University of Auckland, be appointed Vice-Chancellor for five years from 1 October 2004, duly made by Council on the recommendation of the Nominating Committee for the Vice-Chancellorship under the provisions of regulation 5 of Council Regulations 21 of 2002 (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002, p. 1418), was approved.

2 Declaration of approval of Resolution consenting to grant of a licence as a Permanent Private Hall to St Stephen's House

That this House consent to the grant of a licence as a Permanent Private Hall to St Stephen's House, by which name the hall shall be known.

3 Approval of nomination of `external' member of the Council of the University

The nomination by Council, under the provisions of section 4 (7)–(10) of Statute VI (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, as amended by the statute approved by Congregation on 15 October 2002 and subsequently by Her Majesty in Council, Gazette, pp. 183, 250, 1335), of SIR VICTOR BLANK, MA, Honorary-Fellow-elect of St Catherine's College, as a member of Council for four years from 1 October 2003, was approved.

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

(1) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa, upon THE MOST REVD T.P.J. RADCLIFFE, OP, MA, Honorary Fellow of St John's College, former Master General of the Dominican Order, be approved.

(2) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon PROFESSOR G. AMATO, Professor at the European University Institute, Florence, Emeritus Professor of Italian and Comparative Law, University of Rome, former Prime Minster of Italy, be approved.

(3) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon W.W. BRADLEY, MA, Worcester College, former Senator from New Jersey, USA, be approved.

(4) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon L. BRAHIMI, United Nations Special Representative for Afghanistan, be approved.

(5) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon THE RT. HON. THE LORD CARRINGTON, KG, GCMG, CH, MC, PC, Honorary Fellow of St Antony's College, former Secretary of State for Defence, for Energy, and for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, be approved.

(6) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon A.W.M. GRAHAM, MA, Master of Balliol College, Honorary Fellow of St Edmund Hall, be approved.

(7) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon DAME JENNIFER JENKINS, DBE, President of the Ancient Monuments Society, former Chairman of the National Trust, be approved.

(8) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon SIR COLIN LUCAS, MA, D.PHIL., Vice-Chancellor of the University, Fellow of All Souls College, Honorary Fellow of Balliol and Lincoln Colleges, be approved.

(9) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon PROFESSOR J.D. SPENCE, CMG (MA Cambridge; PH.D. Yale), Sterling Professor of History, Yale University, be approved.

(10) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon DR M. VARGAS LLOSA, writer, be approved.

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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:

Bennett, E.M., MA, Exeter

Clarke, L.J., Economics Library

Ebeling, J., Wolfson

Faughnan, S., Department for Continuing Education

Hockaday, T.R., Isis Innovation Ltd

Karpe, F., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Llewellyn, S.P., Harris Manchester

Ovenden, R., St Hugh's

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DIVISIONAL AND FACULTY BOARDS AND THE CONTINUING EDUCATION BOARD

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 1 August, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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