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Oxford University Gazette, 9 June 2005: University Acts

PLANNING AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION COMMITTEE

Changes in Regulations

The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 24 June.

(a) Masoumeh and Fereydoun Soudavar Professorship of Persian Studies

In Sect. iii of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 481, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by Decree (1) of 7 June 2001, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 131, p. 1113) in § 247 delete existing regulations (4)–(8) and substitute:

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

(6) a person appointed by the Humanities Board;

(7)–(9) three persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Humanities Board, amend the composition of the electoral board for the Masoumeh and Fereydoun Soudavar Professorship of Persian Studies to reflect current practice and to replace the benefactor and his wife as electors, both now being deceased. ]

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(b) Professorship of Mathematical Finance

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, after 'Professor of the Physical Examination of Materials' insert:

'Professor of Mathematical Finance'.

2 In Sect. iii of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 463, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by the changes published on 28 November 2002, 14 October 2004 and 28 April 2005, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 133, p. 472; Vol. 135, pp. 212, 884), insert new § 202 as follows, and renumber existing §§ 202–26 as §§ 203–27:

'§ 202. Professor of Mathematical Finance

1. There shall be a Professor of Mathematical Finance, who shall undertake research in Mathematical Finance 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 paragraph (2) below 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 regulation 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 paragraph (2) above;

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

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

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

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board, create a new Professorship of Mathematical Finance, to be held in the Department of Mathematics, and establish an electoral board. ]

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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:

Johnson, D.P., D.Phil., St Peter's

La Thangue, N.B., Linacre

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DIVISIONAL BOARDS

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 24 June, see 'Examinations and Boards' below.

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