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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 on 6 November 2003, to come into effect on 21 November 2003.

MBA 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 § 227 as follows and renumber §227–39 (pp. 679–89) as §228–40.

§ 227. MBA Prize

1. The moneys establishing the MBA Prize (the Fund) shall be retained by the University as a permanent endowment, and the net income of the Fund shall be applied to the award of a prize, to be known as the MBA Prize.

2. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of a committee comprising the Peter Moores Dean of the Saïd Business School, the MBA Director, the chairman of the MBA examiners, and one other person nominated by the Peter Moores Dean.

3. (1) The prize shall be awarded annually, if suitable candidates present themselves, to the full-time MBA student who the committee judges has excelled academically, made an exceptional contribution in the classroom, and contributed greatly to the wider social and intellectual life of the school. The committee will publish annually the criteria which will be applied and the procedures it will follow.

(2) A sum of £10,000 will be awarded to each year's winner, the value of the prize being periodically adjusted in line with inflation at the discretion of the committee.

(3) The successful candidate will also be given a framed certificate which will be presented to the candidate at the end of course ceremony in September each year.

(4) A second prize may be awarded at the discretion of the prize committee.

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

[This change establishes a new Prize Fund for excellence in the MBA through the extremely generous benefaction of Mr Wafic Saïd. The prize, of £10,000, will be awarded annually to the full-time MBA student who, in the judgement of the prize committee, has excelled academically, made an exceptional contribution in the classroom, and contributed greatly to the wider social and intellectual life of the Saïd Business School.]

The General Purposes Committee of Council, on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, has made the following changes in regulations on 6 November 2003, to come into effect on 21 November 2003.

Nuffield Benefactions

1 In Sect. I, § 248, of Council Regulations 25 of 2002 concerning Scholarships, Prizes, Special Funds, Collections, Libraries, and Grants (Statutes, 2000, p. 579 as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002 (Gazette Vol. 132, p.1461)), delete `[4]' and insert:

`[4]

Scheme for Oxford Nuffield Medical Fellowships

1. The authority and duties of the University as set out in the Scheme contained in the Deed of Trust, executed by Viscount Nuffield on 20 May 1938, as varied by the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales by schemes dated 14 July 1980 and 6 March 1998, to promote the progress of medical knowledge by co-operation between the Medical School of the University, and such of the Universities of the Dominions of Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa as provide facilities for medical research, shall, unless provided otherwise, be exercised by Council.

2. The Demonstratorships and Assistantships referred to in the Scheme shall be known as Oxford Nuffield Medical Fellowships.

THE FIRST SCHEDULE

(The Scheme)

1. (1) The University, subject to the necessary funding being provided by the Trustees, shall establish:

(i) Three Demonstratorships tenable respectively in the Departments of Human Anatomy and Genetics, Bio-chemistry, Pathology, Pharmacology or Physiology or with the consent of the Administrative Trustees in such other Departments participating in the study of medical and allied problems as the University may from time to time determine; and

(ii) Three Clinical Assistantships tenable in such departments as the University, with the consent of the Administrative Trustees, may determine; and

(iii) Up to twelve additional posts, or such higher number as the Administrative Trustees shall, with the prior agreement of the University, from time to time determine, each being either a Demonstratorship or a Clinical Assistantship tenable on the same terms as the Demonstratorships and Clinical Assistantships referred to above.

(2) The Administrative Trustees shall direct payment of such sums as they may from time to time determine to the University for each Demonstrator and Assistant for the time being holding an appointment under the provisions of this Scheme, such sums to be applied to the purposes of the department of the University in which such Demonstrator or Assistant is for the time being employed.

2. (1) The qualifications for appointment to a Demonstratorship shall be graduation at one of the Qualifying Universities and relevant experience in research. The Qualifying Universities shall be such educational establishments in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa (hereinafter referred to as `the Qualifying Countries') as the Managing Trustees shall from time to time determine.

(2) The qualifications for appointment to an Assistantship shall be graduation at one of the Qualifying Universities and a medical qualification obtained in one of the said Qualifying Countries or in the United Kingdom.

(3) No person shall be appointed either to a Demonstratorship or to an Assistantship who does not intend to return, immediately after such appointment shall terminate, to the country from which he or she was appointed, to undertake at least three years' work similar in nature to that carried out under the appointment.

3. (1) Appointments to Demonstratorships and Assistantships shall be made by the University on the nomination of the Qualifying Universities as hereinafter provided.

(2) The University shall from time to time determine, with the consent of the Administrative Trustees, the order of priority to be accorded to the respective Qualifying Universities in the nomination of eligible candidates for appointment.

(3) At least one Demonstrator and at least one Assistant shall be appointed each year to commence duties during the ensuing academic year, provided that adequately qualified candidates have been nominated for this purpose.

4. (1) Each appointment of a Demonstrator or Assistant shall be for such period, not exceeding three years, as the University shall determine, provided that the University, in exceptional circumstances, is empowered, subject to the prior consent of the Administrative Trustees and of the nominating Qualifying University, to extend the appointment for one or more further periods, but only insofar as tenure overall shall not exceed six years.

(2) Each Demonstrator and Assistant shall receive by way of emolument during his or her appointment such sums as shall be provided at the discretion of the Administrative Trustees, such emolument shall be paid monthly in arrears. An allowance, to be fixed at the discretion of the Administrative Trustees, for each dependent child who is below the age at which compulsory education ceases or, being above that age, is receiving full-time education, shall also be provided.

(3) The Administrative Trustees may defray the cost of college and university fees and dues incurred by Demonstrators and Assistants in working for research degrees of the University, and may make payments towards expenses incurred in respect of the association with a college of an appointee who is not working for a research degree of the University. The Administrative Trustees may also at their discretion make grants towards expenses incurred by Demonstrators and Assistants in the course of travel in connection with their work.

(4) Each Demonstrator and Assistant shall also be entitled to the full cost of approved travel for the appointee, any spouse, and any children under the age of 18, to enable the appointee to travel to Oxford for the appointment and to return to the country of his or her nominating university thereafter. Payment for travel to Oxford shall at the request of the Demonstrator or Assistant be paid prior to the commencement of such travel, and the second part shall be paid in England on the completion of the appointment.

Provided also that in all cases the Administrative Trustees if they think fit may direct the payment of the second part of such travelling expenses to a Demonstrator or Assistant who has not completed his or her appointment.

Provided also that the Administrative Trustees shall not be required to make payment of the second part if three or more years shall have elapsed between the completion of the appointment and the appointee's return to the country from which he or she was appointed.

(5) The duties of Demonstrators and Assistants shall be determined by the head of the department concerned and no Demonstrator or Assistant shall without the consent of the head of the Department enter for any professional examination.

(6) Demonstrators and Assistants, during tenure of their appointments, shall be subject to Statute XII of the University's Statutes including the jurisdiction of the Visitatorial Board; provided that no travelling allowance payable under the provisions of sub-clause

(4) of this clause shall be forfeited by reason of deprivation of office.

5. The Administrative Trustees may in any year, in addition to the appointments made under clauses 1-4 above, appoint up to three graduates to hold office for not less than one year in any of the Qualifying Universities in this Scheme upon the same terms and conditions as, mutates mutandis, are prescribed for Demonstrators and Assistants, except that the maximum period of an appointment shall not exceed three years, such appointments to be subject to the concurrence of the Qualifying University or Universities concerned. The persons to fill any such appointment shall be selected by the Administrative Trustees in such manner as they think fit.

6. (1) The University, subject as hereinafter provided, may from time to time appoint any person eminent in the study or practice of medicine or of some allied subject, and whether or not a member of the University, to visit one or more of the said Qualifying Countries and, by delivery of lectures in any of the Qualifying Universities, by informal conferences, and by such other means as may seem to him expedient, to give information in regard to research in medical and allied subjects in the United Kingdom and to gain information which will assist the University in carrying out the Donor's charitable intention in accordance with the provisions of this Scheme.

(2) The Administrative Trustees may provide a grant to any person appointed under sub-clause (1) of this clause to assist the appointee in undertaking the visit (or visits) therein prescribed. Before making any such appointment the University shall consult the Administrative Trustees, and the amount of the grant to be offered to any appointee, whether by way of stipend or in respect of expenses, or both, and the duration of the appointment, shall be agreed between the University and the Administrative Trustees, provided that the Administrative Trustees are satisfied that the income of the Trust Fund is sufficient to meet the amount of the grant agreed in addition to all other payments to be made thereout.

(3) Any such appointee shall be appointed for such period and subject to such conditions as the University, after consultation and agreement with the Administrative Trustees as aforesaid, shall determine at the time of the appointment.

7. The Administrative Trustees may make such payments to the University, towards the cost of maintaining and improving its equipment and other facilities for medical teaching and research, as they consider necessary to sustain and advance effective co-operation between the Medical School and one or more of the Qualifying Universities in the furtherance of medical knowledge.

THE SECOND SCHEDULE

(This schedule contained Decree (4) of 8 March 1938, the enacting part of which, as subsequently amended, is set out in regulations 1 and 2 of § 248 [4] above. For text of the original decree and preamble, see Statuta, 1948, p. 720)

THE THIRD SCHEDULE

(Qualifying Universities)

University of Adelaide, Australia

Australian National University

Flinders University, Australia

University of Melbourne, Australia

Monash University, Australia

University of Newcastle, Australia

University of New South Wales, Australia

University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

University of Sydney, Australia

University of Tasmania, Australia

University of Western Australia

University of Auckland, New Zealand

University of Otago, New Zealand

University of Cape Town, South Africa

University of Medunsa, South Africa

University of Natal, South Africa

University of the Orange Free State, South Africa

University of Pretoria, South Africa

University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, reflect a number of amendments made since the original Scheme was instigated in 1938. The Trustees of the Nuffield Benefaction have agreed that these changes, approved by the Charity Commissioners and principally those relating to a 1998 Scheme, should be formally incorporated in the entry for the University's Regulations.]

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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 21 November 2003.

Establishment of a Professorship of Educational Studies

1 In Schedule A to Sect. I, § 5.b of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning professorships (Statutes, 2000 p. 379, as amended by Decree (3) of 8 March 2002, Gazette, Vol. 131, p. 717, and subsequently redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette Vol. 132, p. 1461), after `Sir John Hicks Professor of Economics' insert:

`Professor of Educational Studies'.

2 Ibid., Sect. II (p. 415, as amended by Decree (3) of 8 March 2001), delete existing § 65 and insert new § 65 as follows, as renumbered by Decree (3) of 8 March 2001, Decree (1) of 26 April 2001, Decree (1) of 7 June 2001, and Decree (4) of 13 December 2001, Gazette, Vol. 131, pp. 717, 888, 1112; Vol. 132, p. 564):

`§ 65 Professor of Educational Studies

1. There shall be a Professor of Educational Studies who shall engage in advanced study and research and shall lecture and give instruction in Educational Studies.

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 (2) of this clause 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 (2) of this clause;

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

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

(7)–(9) three persons appointed by the Academic Committee of the Department of Educational Studies.

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 these chairs. 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.' [These changes made by the Social Sciences Board on the recommendation of the Department of Educational Studies, establish the Professorship of Educational Studies and abolish the Readership of Educational Studies.]

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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:

Allen, M.R., D.Phil., Wolfson

Birch, M.R., Exeter

Bonsaver, G., Pembroke

Countouris, N., M.Jur., St John's

Crane, E.T., Merton

Eleftheriadis, P., Mansfield

Gragnolati, M., Somerville

Hurley, S.L., B.Phil., MA, D.Phil., All Souls

Jacob, R.P., Department of Engineering Science

Jacqueson, C., St John's

Johnson, D.F., St Antony's

Lauder, A.G.B., Hertford

Lewis, R., BA, Wolfson

Peterlin, D., Regent's Park

Putney, J.W., Lincoln

Tadie, A., St Catherine's

Taylor, D.G.K., Wolfson

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DIVISIONAL BOARDS

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 21 November, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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