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COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations on 16 October 2003, to come into effect on 31 October 2003.

(a) Election of the Professor of Poetry

In Council Regulations 8 of 2002, made by Council on 26 June 2002, delete paragraph 2 and substitute:

`2. The election to fill a vacancy, other than a casual vacancy, in the office of Professor of Poetry shall take place not later than the term before the vacancy will arise; in the case of a casual vacancy in the office of either the Chancellor or the Professor of Poetry, the election shall take place as soon as may be after the occurrence of the vacancy (subject to the provisions of regulation 1 above).'

[This change allows the election of the Professor of Poetry to take place earlier to aid the smooth running of the election. It makes no change to arrangements for the election of the Chancellor.]


(b) Museum of the History of Science

[Council Regulations 5 of 2003, made by Council on 16 October 2003: see Regulations attached to Statute (2), in Gazette of 27 June 2003]

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GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Changes in Regulations

The General Purposes Committee of Council has made the following change in regulations on 16 October 2003, to come into effect on 31 October 2003.

KS Scholarship in Chinese Art

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002 (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 § 197 as follows:

`§ 197 KS Scholarship in Chinese Art

1. The KS Scholarship in Chinese Art will be awarded to a candidate undertaking study for a graduate degree at the University in any field of Chinese Art History, with a preference for Chinese painting.

2. The Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies shall be the board of management for the fund, and shall determine the value of the scholarship and the terms on which it is awarded. Any unspent income which is not re-invested or carried forward for use in subsequent years may be applied at the discretion of the board of management in some other way consistent with the promotion of the study of Chinese Art.

3. During the lifetime of the benefactor, the University undertakes to notify the benefactor of the name and research field of the successful candidate.

4. Regulation 2 above may be amended by Council.'

[This regulation establishes the KS Scholarship in Chinese Art in the Faculty of Oriental Studies. Endowed by an anonymous donor it will be used to support those studying for a graduate degree at the University in Chinese Art History, particularly Chinese painting.]

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CONGREGATION 14 October

1 Declaration of approval of unopposed Statutes

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the Statutes (1) concerning the scope of disciplinary legislation, and changes to student ill-health procedures, and (2) concerning the governance of the Museum of the History of Science approved.

2 Declaration of approval of Resolution authorising expenditure from the Higher Studies Fund

The the University be authorised to expend, from that part of the Higher Studies Fund known as Bodleian Fund B, a sum of up to £40,000 as a contribution towards the cost of purchasing a collection of manuscripts, among which are the papers of Edward Grigg, first Baron Altrincham.

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