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GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Changes in Regulations

The General Purposes Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 4 July.

(a) Use of the Beit Professor's Travel Fund

In regulation 3 of § 18 of Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002 (Statutes, 2000, p. 592, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by the changes published on 14 November 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 133, p. 404), delete paragraph (b) and substitute:

`(b) the provision of a fund to enable the Beit Professor to travel, primarily but not exclusively within the Commonwealth, in order to pursue his or her research and to participate in the international practice of imperial or commonwealth history;'.

[This change, made on the recommendation of the Board of Management of the Beit Fund, allows the Beit Professor's Travel Fund to be used for travel outside the Commonwealth for the purpose of his or her research or the international practice of imperial or commonwealth history. Its use is currently restricted to travel within the Commonwealth in order to visit the countries with which the professor's work is concerned and to study local records.]

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(b) Establishment of Clifford Chance Centre for the Management of Professional Services

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 609, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by the changes published on 14 November 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 133, p 404), insert new § 48 as follows and renumber existing §§ 48--59 (pp. 609--16) as §§ 49--60:

`§ 48. Clifford Chance Centre for the Management of Professional Services

1. The benefaction from Clifford Chance Limited Liability Partnership of £458,000, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be used to fund the Clifford Chance Centre for the Management of Professional Service Firms (`the Centre') in the Saïd Business School for the academic years 2003--4, 2004--5, and 2005--6.

2. Both the capital and the net income shall be applied for the purpose stated in regulation 1 above.

3. The administration of the Centre, and the application of the capital and income, shall be the responsibility of the Executive Committee of the Saïd Business School.

4. The Centre shall run periodic lecture series under the title of the Clifford Chance Visiting Fellows and Distinguished Speakers Programme.

5. The Centre shall offer two scholarships under the title of Clifford Chance Doctoral Scholarships.

6. Regulation 3 above may be amended by Council.'

[This change, made on the recommendation of the Social Sciences Board, establishes the Clifford Chance Centre for the Management of Professional Service Firms in the Saïd Business School with an extremely generous benefaction from Clifford Chance Limited Liability Partnership. It assigns responsibility for the administration of the centre and the funds to the Executive Committee of the Saïd Business School and describes aspects of the centre's programme.]

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(c) Halley Lecturer on Astronomy and Terrestrial Magnetism, and Johnson Memorial Prizes

1 In § 17 of Sect. III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning academic and other posts (Statutes, 2000, p. 396, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by the changes published on 14 November 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 133, p. 404), delete regulation 3 and substitute:

`3. (1) The appointment of the lecturer shall be the responsibility of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board, which shall appoint a board of electors with delegated authority to discharge this responsibility on its behalf.

(2) The members of the board shall be the same persons as those appointed by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board to serve as Trustees of the Johnson Memorial Prizes.'

2 In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 663, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by the changes published on 14 November 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 133, p. 404), delete § 184 and substitute:

§ 184. Johnson Memorial Prizes

1. The moneys establishing the Johnson Memorial Prizes (`the Fund') shall be retained by the University as permanent endowment, and the net income of the Fund shall be applied to the award of prizes, to be known as the Johnson Memorial Prizes, for the advancement of astronomical and meteorological science.

2. (1) The prizes shall be awarded, if suitable candidates present themselves:

(a) by the examiners for the Degree of Master of Physics to the best candidate, in their judgement, in papers in the fields of Atmospheric Physics and Astrophysics as specified from time to time by the trustees appointed under regulation 4 below (`the Trustees');

(b) for the best report, in the judgement of the Trustees, by a first-year graduate student in the fields of Atmospheric Physics and Astrophysics, as specified from time to time by the Trustees.

(2) If two or more candidates for either prize are judged to be of equal merit, additional prizes may be awarded.

(3) The number and value of the prizes shall be determined by the Trustees.

3. Neither an undergraduate nor a graduate prize shall be awarded more than once to the same person.

4. (1) The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board, which shall appoint trustees with delegated authority to discharge this responsibility on its behalf.

(2) The Trustees shall be the same persons as those appointed by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board to serve as members of the board of electors to the Halley Lecturership.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board, assign responsibility for the appointment of the Halley Lecturer and the Johnson Memorial Prizes to the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board, and amend the basis of the award of the prizes, which were previously awarded for essays in astronomy and geophysics (including meteorology). The divisional board will appoint trustees to administer the fund on its behalf.]

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(d) Establishment of Bob Hiorns Memorial Prize

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 655, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by Decree (1) of 7 December 2000 and the changes published on 14 November 2002, Gazette, Vol 131, p. 402; Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 133, p. 404), insert new § 156 as follows and renumber existing §§ 156--63 (pp. 656--60) as §§ 157--64:

`§ 156. Hiorns Memorial Prize

1. The moneys establishing the Bob Hiorns Memorial Prize (žthe Fundž) shall be retained by the University as permanent endowment, and the net income of the Fund shall be applied to the award of a prize, to be known as the Bob Hiorns Memorial Prize, for the advancement of Human Sciences.

2. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of Teaching Committee for Human Sciences.

3. (1) The prize shall be awarded, if suitable candidates present themselves, by the Teaching Committee for Human Sciences, for performance in the Final Honour School of Human Sciences on such terms as the Teaching Committee shall from time to time determine.

(2) If two or more candidates for the prize are judged to be of equal merit, additional prizes may be awarded.

(3) The value of the prize or prizes shall be determined by the Teaching Committee for Human Sciences.

4. Regulations 2 and 3 above may be amended by Council.'

[This change, made on the recommendation of the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, establishes a new prize for performance in the Final Honour School of Human Sciences.]

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(e) Establishment of Nicholas Kurti Fund

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 668, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by the changes published on 14 November 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 133, p. 404), insert § 197 as follows:

`§ 197. Kurti Fund

1. The sum contributed by Mrs Gianna Kurti in memory of Professor Nicholas Kurti, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the Kurti Fund (`the Fund').

2. The University shall retain all of the Fund as permanent endowment and shall apply the net income of the Fund to the furtherance of Experimental Physics performed in the Clarendon Laboratory, in such ways as may be determined by the University on the recommendation of the Department of Physics.

3. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board, which may appoint a committee with delegated authority to discharge this responsibility on its behalf.

4. Regulation 3 above may be amended by Council.'

[This change, made on the recommendation of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board, establishes a fund with a generous benefaction from Mrs Gianna Kurti in memory of Professor Nicholas Kurti.]

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PLANNING AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION COMMITTEE

Changes in Regulations

The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 4 July.

(a) Renaming of Professorship of Molecular Biology

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 (1) of 11 July 2002, and amended by the changes in regulations published on 31 October 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 133, p. 352), before `Professor of Molecular Biology' insert `Brownlee–Abraham'.

2 Ibid., Sect. III, § 29, concerning particular professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 402, as redesignated and renumbered by the same changes), delete the title and regulation 1 and substitute: [1]

§29. Brownlee–Abraham Professor of Molecular Biology

1. The Brownlee–Abraham Professor of Molecular Biology shall undertake research in Molecular Biology and shall lecture and give instruction in this subject.'

[This change, made on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, renames the new Professorship of Molecular Biology in order to reflect the funding of the post by a substantial sum of money raised by Professor Brownlee over a long period and the munificent benefaction from the Trustees of the E.P. Abraham Research Fund.]

[1] New wording is indicated by underlining.

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(b) Establishment of two Professorships in Internet Studies

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 `Lester B. Pearson Professor of International Relations' insert:

`Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation'.

2 Ibid. (as amended by Decree (6) of 24 May 2001, Gazette, Vol. 131, p. 1045, and redesignated), after `Professor of Internet Studies' insert:

`Professor of Society and the Internet'.

3 Ibid., Sect. II, concerning particular professorships (p. 443), insert new § 144 as follows and renumber existing § 144 (as inserted by the same decree) as § 145:

`§ 144. Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation

1. The Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation shall lecture and give instruction in the institutions and processes involved in Internet governance and regulation.

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

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the Warden of Keble College is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the Warden of Keble College, or, if the Warden is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the Governing Body of Keble College;

(3) a person appointed by the Governing Body of Keble College;

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

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

(7)--(9) three persons appointed by the Management Committee of the Internet Institute.

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.

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.'

4 Ibid. (as renumbered by regulation 3 above), insert new § 146 as follows and renumber existing §§ 145--7 (pp. 443--4, as renumbered by the same decree) as §§ 146--8:

`§ 145. Professor of Society and the Internet

1. The Professor of Society and the Internet shall lecture and give instruction in the social shaping of the Internet and its societal implications/

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

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the Principal of Mansfield College is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the Principal of Mansfield College, or, if the Principal is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the Governing Body of Mansfield College;

(3) a person appointed by the Governing Body of Mansfield College;

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

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

(7)--(9) three persons appointed by the Management Committee of the Internet Institute.

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.

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

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Social Sciences Board, establish two new professorships in the Social Sciences Division. The professors will teach and undertake research in the societal implications of information and communication technologies, and will be on the establishment of the Internet Institute in that division.]

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CONGREGATION 17 June

Declaration of approval of Resolutions authorising expenditure from the Higher Studies Fund

(1) That the University be authorised to expend from the unearmarked part of the Higher Studies Fund the sum of £30K over two years to provide research assistance for the new Philip Wetton Professor of Astrophysics.

(2) That the University be authorised to expend from that part of the Higher Studies Fund earmarked for Social Studies the sum of £10K over three years to provide research assistance for the new Professor of Criminology.

(3) That the University be authorised to expend from that part of the Higher Studies Fund earmarked for Social Studies the sum of £75K over three years to provide research assistance for the new Professor of Anglo-German Commercial Law.

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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:

Clarke, Sir Robert, MA, Pembroke

Cleminson, N.H.M., Hertford

Dorey, A.J., MA, D.Phil., Hon. DCL, Pembroke

Dunn, R.J., University Occupational Health Service

Farthing, P.J., MA, Pembroke

Kambouroglou, G., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Mackinnon, C.F., MA, Pembroke

O'Connor, P.L., MA, Harris Manchester

Sieber, V.K., Department of Experimental Psychology

Tseng, J.C.L., St Edmund Hall

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DIVISIONAL AND FACULTY BOARDS

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 4 July, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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