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CONGREGATION 19 February 2004

Election: Botanic Garden, Visitors of the

Vacancy: One (new place under Council Regulations 3 of 2003, Gazette, Vol. 133, pp. 861–2

Period: Until MT 2006

¶ Nominations in writing by six members of Congregation other than the candidate will be received by the Head of Student Administration, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 2 February 2004. Council has decided that nominations should show for each signatory the name and college or department in block capitals. Any names which are no so shown my not be published. At least one nomination in respect of each candidate must be made on an official nomination form. Copies of the form are available from the Head of Student Administration, University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone (2)70018; e-mail: Sue.Bennett@admin.ox.ac.uk). In the event of a contested election, a brief biographical note on each candidate will be published in the Gazette dated 12 February 2004, and voters may wish to wait until they have read these notes before returning their ballot papers (which will be sent out to members of Congregation as soon as possible after the closing date for nominations, and which, after completion, must be received by the Head of Student Administration not later than 4 p.m. on 19 February 2004).

Note on the body concerned

The Visitors of the Botanic Garden are responsible, under Council, for the safe keeping, preservation, orderly administration, finance, and general policy of the garden. The purpose of the Botanic Garden is to assemble, maintain, and exhibit the University's collection of plants at the Botanic Garden, the Glasshouses, and Harcourt Arboretum, and to promote research, teaching, conservation, and public education based on the garden's collections.

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CONGREGATION 24 February 2004 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against, or any proposed amendment to, the following legislative proposal, signed by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 16 February 2004 (see the Guide to Procedures in Congregation cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda').

Voting on legislative proposal: Eldon Law Scholarship Fund

Explanatory note

The following Legislative Proposal submitted by Council under Part 2 of Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, Vol. 133, p. 161), which is promoted on the recommendation of the Law Board and the Social Sciences Board, makes changes to the existing legislation governing the Eldon Law Scholarship Fund, as amended by Congregation on 14 November 2000 (Gazette, 16 November 2000, Vol. 131, p. 330). The Law Board and the divisional board have concluded that the current restrictions on eligibility are too narrow to fulfil the purpose of the fund (to encourage the most able students in any subject to go to the Bar), and that eligibility should be extended also to members of the University who have gained a first-class degree in one of the four-year undergraduate degrees which lead to a Master's degree. The opportunity is also taken to remove the reference to `European and Comparative Law', which was included in error, it always having been the intention that all those awarded the BCL and M.Jur. should be eligible.

WHEREAS it is expedient to change the existing provisions governing the Eldon Law Scholarship Fund, 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.

1 In section 15.4 (1) of Part 10 of the Schedule to the Statutes, concerning the Eldon Law Scholarship Fund (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4533, 9 October 2002, Vol. 133, p. 140), as amended by Congregation on 14 November 2000 (Gazette, 16 November 2000, Vol. 131, p. 330), delete `the Degree of Bachelor of Arts' and delete `in European and Comparative Law'.

2 Delete section 15.4 (1) of Part 10 and substitute:[1]

`(1) have passed their examination for any Second Public Examination or for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law or for the Degree of Magister Juris; and'.

3 This statute shall be effective from 1 April 2004.

[This change, made on the recommendation of the Law Board and the Social Sciences Board, restores to the fund the ability to facilitate the most able students in any subject to go to the Bar, by enabling holders of recently introduced undergraduate degrees to apply for it, and by removing a clause restricting application to students of European and Comparative Law.]

[1] New wording is indicated by underlining.

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