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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 5 March 2004.

(a) Redesignation of the Professorship of the Physics and Chemistry of Minerals as the Professorship of Geochemistry, and updated composition of the electoral board

1 In Council Regulations 24 of 2002, Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B. SCHEDULE A, concerning professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 381, 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, Vol. 132, p. 1461), delete `Professor of the Physics and Chemistry of Minerals'.

2 Ibid. (Statutes, 2000, p. 379), after § 91 `Professor of Genetics' insert: § 92 `Professor of Geochemistry'.

3 Ibid., Sect. II (p. 402, as amended by Decree (3) of 8 March 2001), insert new § 92 as follows and renumber existing §§ 92–105 (pp. 425–31), as renumbered by Decree (3) of 8 March 2001, Decree (1) of 26 April 2001, Decree (1) of 7 June 2001, Decree (4) of 13 December 2001, Gazette, Vol. 131, pp. 717, 888, 1112; Vol. 132, p. 564) as §§ 93–106:

`§ 92. Professor of Geochemistry

1. The Professor of Geochemistry shall undertake research in Geochemistry and shall lecture and give instruction in that subject.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the Principal of St Hugh's College is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the Principal of St Hugh's College, or if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the Governing Body of St Hugh's College;

(3) a person appointed by the Governing Body of St Hugh's College;

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

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board.

4. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the decree concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same decree which are applicable to this chair.'

4 Ibid., Sect. II (p. 471), delete § 219 and renumber existing §§ 220–6 as §§ 219–25.

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council, redesignate the Professorship of the Physics and Chemistry of Minerals as the Professorship of Geochemistry and amend the composition of the electoral board to reflect the changes in governance.]

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(b) Establishment of a Professorship of Mathematical Biology

1 In Council Regulations 24 of 2002, Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B. SCHEDULE A, 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, Vol. 132, p. 1461), after `E.P. Abraham Professor of Cell Biology' insert:

`Professor of Mathematical Biology'.

2 Ibid., Sect. II (p. 402, as amended by Decree (3) of 8 March 2001), insert new § 29 as follows and renumber existing §§ 29–55 (pp. 402- -413), 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) as §§ 30–56:

`§ 29. Professor of Mathematical Biology

1. There shall be a Professor of Mathematical Biology, who shall undertake research in Mathematical Biology and shall lecture and give instruction in that subject and generally promote its study in the University.

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 decree 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)–(9) four persons appointed by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board.

4. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the decree concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same decree which are applicable to this chair.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council, establish a Professorship in Mathematical Biology in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division. The Professor will teach and undertake research in mathematical biology and will be on the establishment of the Mathematical Institute in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division.]

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(c) Professorship or Readership in Sociology

In Council Regulations 24 of 2002, Ch. V, Sect II (Statutes, 2000, p. 503, as renumbered by Decree (3) of 8 March 2001), delete existing § 297 and insert new § 297 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):

`§ 297. Professor or Reader in Sociology

1. The Professor or Reader shall engage in advanced study and research and shall lecture and give instruction in Sociology.

2. The Professor or Reader shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified (2) of this clause is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on that occasion;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship or readership shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any decree on that behalf, or if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on that occasion;

(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 Departmental Committee of the Department of Sociology.

3. The appointee, if a professor, shall be subject to the appropriate General Provisions of the regulations concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same regulations which are applicable to those professorships.

4. The electoral Board shall decide, according to the qualifications and qualities of the candidate elected for appointment, whether he or she shall be a professor or a reader.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Social Sciences Board, gives the Department of Sociology freedom to appoint either a Reader, as now, or a Professor to this post, to widen the range of outstanding candidates attracted to the post.]

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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:

Auel, K.S., Mansfield

Bayley, S.S.M., Balliol

Butt, D.J., BA, Keble

Couzin, I.D., Balliol

Fridlington, M.A., BA, Planning and Resources

Hawcutt, D.B., National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit

Hughes, B.J., Department of Engineering Science

Loveridge, R., Faculty of Management

Rayner, N.W., Diabetes Research Laboratories

Taylor, A.O., Department of Materials

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