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CONGREGATION 1 July

Notice

The meeting of Congregation is cancelled. The sole business comprises a question to which no opposition has been notified and in respect of which no request for an adjournment has been received, and Mr Vice-Chancellor will accordingly declare the resolution carried without a meeting under the provisions of Sect. 7 (1) of Statute IV (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 100).

Declaration of approval of Resolution approving the deprivation of a candidate of a degree

That this House:

1 (a) take note of the finding of the Disciplinary Court that a candidate for the Degree of Master of Studies in Trinity Term 2000 intentionally committed a breach of the Proctors' Disciplinary Regulations for Candidates in Examinations;

(b) accept the Court's conclusion that one of the appropriate penalties in this case is deprivation of the degree;

2 therefore agree to deprive the candidate concerned of the Degree of Master of Studies; and

3 take note of Council's determination that the procedure to be followed in this case should be for a notice to be published in the University Gazette, which should consist of this resolution, and for a copy of this resolution to be posted in the Examination Schools.

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CONGREGATION 15 JULY 2 p.m

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 will be submitted for approval.


4 Voting on 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.

¶ If the resolutions are approved, the honorary degrees will be conferred at a special ceremony on 21 November 2003 to mark the beginning of the period of office of the new Chancellor of the University.

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CONGREGATION 14 October 2 p.m.

Voting on Statutes

Statute (1): Scope of disciplinary legislation, and change in student ill-health procedures

Explanatory note

The following statute, promoted by Council on the recommendation of the Committee on the University Statutes and Regulations, amends the existing statutes concerning university discipline and student members of the University in the light of experience of the new disciplinary and ill-health procedures which came into effect on 1 October 2002.

Section 1 ensures that Proctorial jurisdiction covers all the `sabbatical' officers of OUSU even though not all of them are student members as defined in section 4 of Statute II.

Section 2 extends the applicability of the disciplinary legislation so as to cover candidates for university examinations who are not members of the University. (It will then be necessary for the departments concerned to ensure that adequate arrangements are in place to require any unmatriculated students working in them to agree to be bound by the disciplinary legislation.)

Section 3 introduces provision for the University Doctor to decide that no further action should be taken in an individual case in which the Proctors or a Court believe or believes that a student member is suffering from a serious problem arising from ill-health. The existing statute requires the University Doctor to submit all such cases, with a report on his or her findings, to a Medical Board.

(1) WHEREAS it is expedient to change certain existing provisions in the statutes concerning university discipline and student members of the University, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Statute II (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 98), insert new section 5 as follows and renumber existing sections 5–12 as sections 6–13:

`5. Any person serving as an officer of the Oxford University Student Union under the provisions of Part A of Statute XIII shall, during the period in which he or she holds office, be a student member of the University for the purposes of the statutes and regulations.'

2 In section 1 of Statute XI (p. 111), insert new sub-section (1) as follows and renumber existing sub-sections (1)–(7) as sub–sections (2)–(8):

`(1) for the purposes of this statute and of any regulations made under this statute, the words `member of the University' or `student member' mean any person so defined under the provisions of Statute II or any other person who, though not a member or student member under those provisions, is a candidate for any university examination;'.

3 In Part B of Statute XIII (p. 127), delete section 19 and substitute:

`19. The University Doctor, having considered the evidence available, shall at his or her discretion:

(1) determine that no further action shall be taken under this part; or alternatively

(2) report his or her findings to the Medical Board.'

[1] New wording is indicated by underlining.


Statute (2): Governance of the Museum of the History of Science

Explanatory note

The following statute, promoted by Council on the recommendation of the Committee for the Museums and Scientific Collections, replaces the Committee for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology with a board of Visitors of the Museum of the History of Science as the body responsible to Council for the museum. The Committee for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology will be abolished, and certain other of its functions relating to the furtherance of teaching and research in the subject will be transferred to the Visitors by the changes in regulations to be made by Council if the statute is approved, as set out below.

(2) WHEREAS it is expedient to replace the Committee for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, with a board of Visitors of the Museum of the History of Science, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Statute VIII, concerning the University Libraries, and Museums and Scientific Collections (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 106), delete section 9 and substitute:

`9. There shall be a body of Visitors of the Museum of the History of Science which shall be responsible, under Council, for the safe keeping, preservation, orderly administration, finance, and general policy of the museum.'

2 This statute shall be effective from 1 October 2003.


Changes in Regulations to be made by Council if Statute (2) is approved

1 Delete Council Regulations 47 of 2002, concerning the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology (Gazette, p. 513), and substitute the following as Council Regulations ... of 2003:

`REGULATIONS FOR THE MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Made by Council on [date]

Purpose

1. The purpose of the museum shall be to assemble, preserve, and exhibit objects illustrating the History of Science, especially early scientific instruments, together with related books and manuscripts, to assist in relevant teaching and research within the University, and to facilitate, assist, and promote scholarly and public knowledge of the History of Science.

Governance

2. The Visitors of the Museum shall be:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor;

(2) a chairman who shall be appointed by the Vice-Chancellor;

(3) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University Collections);

(4) one of the Proctors or the Assessor as may be agreed between them;

(5) the Professor of the History of Science;

(6) the Reader in the History of Medicine;

(7), (8) two persons appointed by Council from among the directors and curators of the university museums other than the Museum of the History of Science;

(9) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Modern History;

(10) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies;

(11) a person appointed by the Faculty of Philosophy;

(12) a person appointed by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board;

(13) a person appointed by the Medical Sciences Board.

3. (1) The Visitors may co-opt up to four additional members, who need not be members of Congregation.

(2) The period of office for appointed and co-opted members shall be three years.

4. The Director of the Museum of the History of Science shall be the secretary to the Visitors, except that the Visitors may require him or her to withdraw from any meeting.

5. In fulfilment of their responsibilities, under Council, for the safe keeping, preservation, orderly administration, finance, and general policy of the museum and its collections, in accordance with section 9 of Statute VIII, the Visitors:

(1) shall, subject to the provisions of regulation 13 below, appoint, or delegate the appointment of, all staff in the museum in accordance with procedures set out in standing orders;

(2) shall prepare annually a report on the activities of the museum.

6. The Visitors shall have authority under Council to make such arrangements by standing order as are necessary to fulfil their responsibilities.

7. In carrying out their responsibilities the Visitors shall co-operate with the Committee for the Museums and Scientific Collections in facilitating co-ordination between the University's museums and scientific collections, particularly with respect to planning, allocation, and use of resources, and the development, care, and promotion of the collections as national and international resources both for teaching and research and for public access.

8. The Visitors shall co-operate with relevant faculties and departments to promote teaching and research in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology within the University.

9. The Visitors shall, in consultation with the relevant departments, be responsible for devising and monitoring a coherent policy relating to the disposition of redundant scientific equipment of actual or potential historic interest no longer required by departments of the University.

Director of the Museum of the History of Science

10. The Director of the Museum of the History of Science shall be the first officer of the museum, and shall act for and be responsible to the Visitors in the exercise of their powers. 11. The Director shall be responsible under the Visitors for all strategic aspects of the operation and well-being of the museum, including:

(1) the allocation and development of space and other resources;

(2) the distribution of support and other facilities;

(3) acquisitions policy;

(4) the conservation and study of the collections, and their display and publication; and

(5) the participation in, and fostering of, scholarly work and public education within the museum. 12. The Director shall give sixteen lectures or classes in each academic year under the direction of the Visitors in consultation with the divisional or faculty board concerned. 13. The Director shall be appointed by a board of electors consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in paragraph (2) of this regulation is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college with which the directorship is on that occasion associated, 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) of this regulation;

(4) a person appointed by Council;

(5) the Professor of the History of Science;

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Visitors.

Assistant Keepers

14. (1) Assistant Keepers shall assist the Director in discharging the duties laid down in regulation 11 above.

(2) Assistant Keepers shall contribute to the teaching of such courses of instruction as are arranged by the museum.'

2 These regulations shall be effective from 1 October 2003.

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