University Agenda

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CONGREGATION 18 May 2004

Notice

The meeting of Congregation is cancelled. The sole business comprises questions 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 legislative proposal approved without a meeting under the provisions of Sect. 7 (1) of Statute IV (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, Vol. 132, p. 100).

Declaration of approval of Legislative Proposal: Proctors' Disciplinary Powers

WHEREAS it is expedient to discourage unacceptable behaviour by student members, particularly after examinations, NOW THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, in exercise of the powers in that behalf conferred upon it by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923, and of all other powers enabling it, enacts as follows.

In Statute XI (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, and amended with effect from 21 January 2003 (Gazette, Vol. 133, p. 633, 23 January 2003):

1 Delete section 10 and substitute:

`10. The function of the Court of Summary Jurisdiction shall be to hear and determine, in accordance with procedure set out in regulations made under section 29 of this statute, complaints made to it by the Proctors that a student member has committed a breach of the provisions of section 2, 6, or 7 of this statute, appeals against immediate fines imposed under section 32 (3) of this statute, and applications made by the Proctors under sections 42 (1) and 46 (3) of this statute.'

2 After section 32 (2) insert:

`(3) If a Proctor or any member of the university staff who is authorised by the Proctors for the purposes of this sub-section has reasonable grounds for believing that a student member has committed a breach of the Regulations of the Rules Committee relating to behaviour after examinations he or she may impose a fine on that student member (called `an immediate fine') immediately on becoming aware of the breach in question.

(4) The procedure to be followed in the imposition of immediate fines, the amount of the fine, and a student member's right of appeal from an immediate fine shall be prescribed in regulations.'

3 Delete section 45 (1) and substitute:

`45. (1) Where a fine is imposed upon a student member, or an order is made requiring a student member to pay compensation, under the provisions of this statute, the fine or compensation shall be paid within seven days (or two days, in the case of fines imposed under section 32 (1)) whether or not an appeal is pending, unless the person or body which imposed the fine or compensation, or the Court to which any appeal is made, makes an order, in accordance with procedure set out in regulations made under section 29 of this statute, suspending or deferring payment.'

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CONGREGATION 22 May 2.30 p.m.

Conferment of Honorary Degrees

The Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, approved by Resolution of Congregation on 23 March 2004, will be conferred upon the following.

(1) IVON ASQUITH, MA (PH.D. London), formerly Managing Director, Academic Division, Oxford University Press.

(2) PETER MOTHERSOLE, MA status (B.SC. (ECON.) London), formerly Managing Director, English Language Teaching Division, Oxford University Press.

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CONGREGATION 1 June 2004 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against the following resolution, signed in by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 24 May 2004 (see the Guide to Procedures in Congregation cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda').

Voting on Resolution approving the conferment of an Honorary Degree

That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Music, honoris causa, upon SIR PETER MAXWELL DAVIES, KT, CBE, composer and conductor, be approved.

¶ If the resolution is approved, the honorary degree will be conferred on 16 July 2005.

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DEGREE DAYS 2005–6

Ceremonies will be held in the Sheldonian Theatre for the purpose of granting graces and conferring degrees on the days shown below. Unless indicated otherwise, ceremonies will be held on Saturdays and will be divided, the first part beginning at 11.30 a.m., and the second part at 2.30 p.m.

Trinity Term and Long Vacation 2005

Saturday, 7 May (college specific) (11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4.30 p.m.)

Saturday, 21 May (11 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.)

Saturday, 11 June (11 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.)

Saturday, 16 July (11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4.30 p.m.)

Saturday, 30 July (11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4.30 p.m.)

Thursday, 29 September (limited college) (11 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.)

Friday, 30 September (college specific) (11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4.30 p.m.)


Michaelmas Term 2005

Saturday, 1 October (11 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.)

Saturday, 22 October (11 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.)

Saturday 5 November (11 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.)

Saturday 26 November (11 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.)


Hilary Term 2006

Saturday, 21 January (in absence only)

Saturday, 4 March (11 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.)


Trinity Term and Long Vacation 2006

Saturday, 6 May (college specific) (11 a.m., 2 p.m.,, and 4.30 p.m.)

Saturday, 20 May (11 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.)

Saturday, 10 June (11 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.)

Saturday, 15 July (11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4.30 p.m.)

Saturday, 29 July (11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4.30 p.m.)

Thursday, 28 September (limited college) (11 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.)

Friday, 29 September (college specific) (11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4.30 p.m.)

Saturday, 30 September (11 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.)


Michaelmas Term 2006

Saturday, 21 October (11 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.)

Saturday, 4 November (11 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.)

Saturday, 25 November (11 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.)

Names of candidates must be entered, through the authorities of a college or other society, with the Student Records and Degree Conferrals Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, not later than 12 noon on the Wednesday ten days before the ceremony.

The doors of the Sheldonian Theatre will normally be open to visitors one hour before the start of the ceremony.

Tickets will be required by visitors, and will be issued through the authorities of the colleges and other societies.

A degree day will be deemed to have been held on 21 January 2006 for the purpose of conferring degrees in absence. Names of candidates should be entered in accordance with the usual provisions for degree ceremonies.

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