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Changes in Regulations

The General Purposes Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 19 November.

Brettschneider Bursary Fund

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 602, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by Decree (5) of 8 November 2001, and the changes published on 6 February 2003 and 30 June 2004, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 132, p. 375; Vol. 133, p. 724; Vol. 134, p. 1238), delete existing § 32 and substitute:

`§ 32. Brettschneider Bursary Fund

1. The University accepts with gratitude from Mr Michael Borkan, the sum of £16,200, and such further sums as shall be contributed for the same purpose, to establish a fund to be known as the Brettschneider Fund to strengthen links between the University of Oxford and Cornell University. The net income of the Fund shall be applied to promote academic exchange, including the provision of bursaries for present or former students of Cornell University to study in Oxford.

2. The fund shall be administered by a Board of Management the membership of which shall consist of:

(1) a person appointed by the Educational and Policy Standards Committee of Council, who shall be Chairman;

(2) a person appointed by the Academic Committee of the Conference of Colleges;

(3) a person appointed by Cornell University.

3. The board shall apply the net income of the fund in the maintenance of the awards, and the board shall determine the condition of their award, and their several value and tenure.

4. Income not expended in any year may be carried forward for expenditure in subsequent years or added to the capital of the fund.

5. Council shall have power to alter these regulations from time to time, provided that the main object of the fund as defined in paragraph 1 above is kept in view.'

[These changes broaden the remit of the fund and remove the requirement for awards to be tenable at specific colleges.]

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Changes in Regulations

The Proctors have made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 19 November.

Proctors' Regulations 1 of 2004


Made by the Proctors on 1 October 2004

Explanatory note

In exercise of their powers under Section 20 of Statute IX, the Proctors have withdrawn their regulations 2 of 2003 (made on 1 October 2003 and amended on 27 November 2003, with corrigendum printed in Gazette, Vol. 134, p. 556, 29 January 2004) and have replaced them with the following. For the most part the new regulations remove provisions that are now covered by the Regulations for the Conduct of University Examinations made by Council's Educational Policy and Standards Committee and printed in Examination Regulations, 2004. Since the EPSC regulations do not make provision for the typing of illegible scripts, the Proctors have included a regulation for this purpose (in similar terms to the regulation previously printed in Examination Regulations, 2003).

Text of regulations

1. These regulations shall apply to all university examinations, including any examination described in any regulation as a qualifying examination.

2. In these regulations `college' means any college, society, or Permanent Private Hall or any other institution designated by Council by regulation as being permitted to present candidates for matriculation.

3. It is the responsibility of each candidate to ensure that he or she hands in all the material he or she wishes to be considered by the examiners and to comply with regulations relating to the submission of written work such as dissertations, essays and project reports.

4. During every written paper, each candidate shall display his or her University Card face up on the desk at which he or she is writing.

5. (1) If a chairman of examiners shall consider that a script or scripts of a candidate in an examination are illegible, he shall thereupon inform the Proctors and the Senior Tutor or other proper officer of that candidate's college or other society or approved institution, provided that, if there shall be a dispute as to the illegibility of a script or scripts, the question shall be referred to the Proctors, whose ruling on the question shall be conclusive.

(2) The Senior Tutor or other proper officer shall then arrange for the candidate to dictate his or her illegible script(s) to a typist under the invigilation of a Master of Arts of the University or any other person who in the opinion of the Proctors seems suitable; the typist and invigilator having been approved beforehand by the Proctors. The dictation and typing shall be undertaken in a place to be approved by the Proctors, but subfusc need not be worn; the candidate shall dictate his or her script to the typist in the presence of the invigilator and shall ensure that the typescript is in every respect identical in form and content to the original script. No copies may be taken. The use of a tape-recorder is not permitted.

(3) The cost of typing and invigilation shall not be a charge on the candidate.

(4) The examiners shall read the typescript page by page with the original script beside it and shall immediately report any discrepancy to the Proctors.

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1 Declaration of approval of unopposed changes in Congregation Regulations: Conduct of Ceremonies in Congregation, and certain other Ceremonies

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the changes in Congregation Regulations approved.

2 Declaration of approval of unopposed Resolution approving the Conferment of an Honorary Degree

That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon THE MOST REVD AND RIGHT HON. ROWAN DOUGLAS WILLIAMS, DD (MA Cambridge), FBA, Honorary Student of Christ Church, Honorary Fellow of Wadham College, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, be approved.

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Register of Congregation

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the following names have been added to the Register of Congregation:

Heracleous, L.T., Templeton

Lucas, D.M., Balliol

McLoughlin, C.M., MA, M.St., Balliol

Meeks, R., Nuffield

O'Sullivan, U.D., Department of Psychiatry

Sheldon, B.C., Wolfson

Shimeld, S.M., Balliol

Slack, R.A., Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Thomas, R., Balliol

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For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 19 November, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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