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COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Changes in Regulations

Council, on the recommendation of the Personnel Committee, has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 6 February 2004.

Postgraduate Clinical Tutors

In Sect. VII. V. of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning Academic and Other Posts (Statutes, 2000, p. 528, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002 (Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461)), delete § 7 and insert:

`§ 7. Title of Postgraduate Clinical Tutor

On the recommendation of the Director for Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education, and under arrangements approved by the Medical Sciences Board, the title of Postgraduate Clinical Tutor without stipend may be conferred upon any appropriately qualified individual who provides educational leadership in hospitals associated with the University in Oxford and the surrounding region.'

[This change renames the title `District Clinical Tutor' as `Postgraduate Clinical Tutor', the title `District' being inappropriate now the posts are no longer attached to NHS District General Hospitals, to emphasise that such Clinical Tutors have a particular responsibility for postgraduate training.]

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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 to come into effect on 6 February 2004.

(a) Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

1 In Council Regulations 45 of 2002, concerning the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology (Gazette, Vol. 133, pp. 512–13), delete Regulations 2.(1) and 2.(2) and substitute:

`2.(1) The Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum shall be:

(a) the Vice-Chancellor;

(b) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University Collections);

(c) one of the Proctors or the Assessor as may be agreed between them;

(d), (e) two persons appointed by the Humanities Board;

(f) a person appointed by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board;

(g)–(i) three members of Congregation elected by Congregation;

(j)–(p) seven persons appointed by Council, after consultation with the chairman and vice-chairman of the Visitors, who shall not when they are appointed be the holders of any teaching, research, or administrative post in the University or in any college, society, or Permanent Private Hall.

(2) The Vice-Chancellor, in consultation with the Visitors, shall appoint a chairman from among the members under (j)–(p) in paragraph (1) above and a vice-chairman from among the members under (d)–(i).'

2 Ibid., delete Regulation 2.(4) and substitute:

`(4) Members under (d)–(p) above shall hold office as Visitors for four years and shall be re-eligible for one further period of office only.'

3 Ibid., delete Regulation 20 and substitute:

`20. The committee shall consist of:

(1)–(3) three persons appointed by the Visitors from among the members under (d)–(i) in regulation 2.(2) above;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by the Visitors from among the members under (j)–(p) above.'

[This change in regulations, made on the recommendation of the Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum, and with the concurrence of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University Collections), increases the number of the Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum by one further external member and one further member of Congregation in order to extend the range of expertise represented on the board whilst retaining the balance between internal and external members.]

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(b) Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents Support Fund

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002 (Statutes, 2000, p. 606, 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 § 43 as follows and renumber existing §§ 43--384 (pp. 606--756) as §§ 44--385:

`§ 43. Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents Support Fund

1. The benefaction from the Greek Ministry of Culture, which comprises 300,000 Euros over four years, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents Support Fund (`the Fund').

2. The University shall retain all of the Fund as permanent endowment and shall apply the net income of the Fund towards the cost of supporting and running the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents (`the Objects').

3. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its capital and income, shall be the responsibility of the Classics Faculty Board.

4. Regulations 1 and 3 above may be amended by Council.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Board of the Faculty of Classics, follow the extremely generous benefaction of the Greek Ministry of Culture and establish a trust fund for the support of the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents, a research unit of the Faculty of Classics.]

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(c) The Sinclair and Rachel Hood Lecturership in Aegean Prehistory

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002 (Statutes, 2000, p. 727, 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 § 328 as follows and renumber existing §§ 328--4 (pp. 727--56) as §§ 329--85:

`§ 328. Sinclair and Rachel Hood Trust Fund for a Lecturership in Aegean Prehistory

1. The benefaction from a number of donors, which comprises £393,950, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the Sinclair and Rachel Hood Trust Fund for a Lecturership in Aegean Prehistory (`the Fund').

2. The University shall retain all of the Fund as permanent endowment and shall apply the net income of the Fund towards funding the Sinclair and Rachel Hood Lecturership in Aegean Prehistory (`the Objects').

3. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its capital and income, shall be the responsibility of the Humanities Divisional Board and Life and Environmental Sciences Divisional Board.

4. Regulations 1 and 3 above may be amended by Council.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Board of the Faculty of Classics and the Committee for the School of Archaelology, follow various generous benefactions and establish a trust fund for the support of the Sinclair and Rachel Hood Lecturership in Aegean Prehistory which is 50 per cent on the establishment of the Humanities Division (Classics Faculty) and 50 per cent on the establishment of Life and Environmental Sciences Divsion (School of Archaeology).]

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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:

Allwright, D.J., MA status, Somerville

Edwards, P., St Catherine's

Finglass, P.J., BA, All Souls

Hacker, B., BA, All Souls

Mattli, W., St John's

Mills, C., Nuffield

Morrison, A.S., BA, All Souls

Nelson, G.A., MA, D.Phil., St Anne's

Perkins, J., BA, All Souls

Stapleton, B.J., D.Phil., Balliol

Thirlwell, A.S., BA, All Souls

Thonemann, P.J., BA, All Souls

White, D.S., Kellogg College

Williams, J.M.G., MA, M.Sc., D.Phil., D.Sc., Linacre

Woolfe, P.J., BA, All Souls

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DIVISIONAL BOARDS

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 6 February 2004, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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