Oxford University Gazette, 2 June 2005: University Acts
COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY
Changes in RegulationsCouncil has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 17 June.
Regulations for College Contributions1 Delete existing Council Regulations 4 of 2003, concerning College Contributions.
2 The following regulations shall constitute Council Regulations 1 of 2005.
Council Regulations 1 of 2005
Made by Council on 2 June 2005
1. These regulations are made under the provisions of Statute XV, and references to sections are to the sections of that statute unless otherwise stated.
2. The sum payable by each college under section 5 shall be calculated as follows, the tax bands and tax rates for a particular financial year being decided by Council by regulation on the recommendation of the college Contributions Committee before the end of that year. Payment to be made in Hilary Term, based on accounts for the immediately preceding financial year. The tax bands and tax rates for 2006 are as follows:
Ascertaining the Taxable Wealth of a College
3. Taxable wealth will be computed on the basis of the aggregate of the following:
(i) Total funds less tangible fixed assets per the consolidated audited financial statements of the college at 31 July
(ii) 30 per cent of conference and function income included in the consolidated audited financial statements of the college at 31 July, multiplied by 100/4
(iii) Total funds per the consolidated audited financial statements of any entity over which the college exercises control or dominant influence, or whose objects are mainly or exclusively confined to the benefit of the college, if the financial statements of that entity are not consolidated with those of the college; such financial statements to be drawn up not more than 12 months preceding the 31 July at which the college's financial statements are drawn up
(iv) Funds included in total funds per the consolidated audited financial statements of the college at 31 July which must be applied by the college as sole trustee for purposes wholly outside the objects of the college
(v) Allowances for exceptional obligations, multiplied by 100/4.
Conference and Function Income
4. There shall be excluded from conference and function income all fees, dues, establishment charges and charges for meals paid to the college by or on behalf of junior members of the college who are members of the University, and charges paid to the college by senior members of the college in connection with their employment by the college, or membership of the college or its common room.
5. Conference and function income shall otherwise include all fees and charges paid to the college by or on behalf of all parties, including visiting students who are not members of the University, and with respect to conferences and functions organised by or on behalf of members of the college.
6. If a contributing college makes to the college Contributions Committee a written application on the ground that its endowment is burdened by some charge or obligation of an exceptional nature in respect of which a deduction ought fairly to be made (whether imposed on the college or accepted voluntarily by the college for reasons which the committee considers reasonable having regard to the interest not necessarily only of the college but if appropriate also of the University and colleges as a whole), the committee shall consider that application and may at its discretion decode what deduction (if any) shall be allowed to the college in respect of that charge or obligation.
Annual statement of taxable wealth and college contributions
7. At the same time as submitting its annual financial statements under section 8, each
college shall also submit a statement, in the form set out in the Schedule to these regulations,
giving details of its taxable wealth for the financial year concerned and of the calculation of
any contributions payable on that wealth.
SCHEDULETaxable Wealth and College Contributions
Year ended 31 July XXXX
[These changes, made on the recommendation of the college Contributions
Committee, reflect the change from an income-based taxation model to a wealth-based model,
as agreed by Council and the Conference of Colleges. ]
CONGREGATION 26 May
ElectionsOn Thursday, 26 May, the following were duly elected to hold office from the first day of Michaelmas Term 2005 for the periods stated:
Member of Congregation, from members of the faculties in the Life and Environmental Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and Medical Sciences Divisions
For four yearsP.C. ENGLAND, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of University
Member of Congregation, from members of the faculties in the Humanities and Social Sciences Divisions
For four yearsM.B. GREGORY, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Hilda's
Member of Congregation, not necessarily being members of any division and not in any case being nominated in a divisional capacity
For one yearT.P. SOFTLEY, MA, Fellow of Merton
For four yearsA.W.M. GRAHAM, MA, HON. DCL, Master of Balliol
[The votes recorded were: for Mr Dovey, 95; for Dr Graham, 281; for Professor Smith, 204; for Professor Softley, 271]
Curators of the University Libraries
For four yearsM.E. CEADEL, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of New College
[The votes recorded were: for Professor Ceadel, 245; for Professor Chalker, 167]
Curators of the University Parks
For six yearsR.G. RATCLIFFE, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of New College
Curators of the Sheldonian Theatre
For four years
1. P. COONES, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Hertford
2. D.J. EDWARDS, MA, Fellow of Wadham
There having been no nominations for (i) the vacancy for one member of the Buildings and
Estates Subcommittee, and (ii) the vacancies for three members of the Visitatorial Board
Panel, these vacancies lapse to the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors jointly.
CONGREGATION 31 May
Declaration of approval of unopposed Legislative ProposalNo notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the Legislative Proposal changing the name of the Faculty of Modern History to the Faculty of History approved.
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COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY
Register of CongregationMr Vice-Chancellor reports that the following names have been added to the Register of Congregation:
Bowtell, A., MA, M.St., D.Phil., Lady Margaret Hall
Cardon, L.R., Hertford
Cole, M.A., University Laboratory of Physiology
Colella, S., Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics
Farrar, J.J., D.Phil., New College
Froyd, C.A., School of Geography and the Environment
Fugger, L., Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine
Gauguier, D., Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics
Harris, M.J., BA, Oriel
Hornby, C.J., Hertford
Irving-Bell, L.C., MA, D.Phil., Queen's
Jones, E.Y., Jesus
Key, T.J.A., Green College
McHugh, P.J., D.Phil., Wolfson
Nicholls, M.C., MA, M.Phil., Queen's
O'Callaghan, C.A., BM, B.Ch., MA, D.Phil., Queen's
Peach, K.J., Wolfson
Roddam, A.W., D.Phil., Linacre
Sharp, R.E., Brasenose
Wright, H.J.K., M.Eng., University