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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 29 October.

(a) Establishment of Professorship of the Physical Examination of Materials

1 In SCHEDULE A of Table 7 of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, after `Cookson Professor of Materials' insert:

`Professor of the Physical Examination of Materials'.

2 In Sect. III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 388, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), delete existing § 201 and insert new § 201 as follows:

`§ 201. Professor of the Physical Examination of Materials

1. The Professor of the Physical Examination of Materials shall undertake research in the Physical Examination of Materials 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 regulation 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, establish permanently the Professorship of the Physical Examination of Materials in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division, currently held by Professor D.J.H. Cockayne, FRS. This post is on the establishment of the Department of Materials in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division.]


(b) Establishment of Saïd Business School Venture Fund

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 719, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert § 306 as follows:

`§ 306. Saïd Business School Venture Fund

1. The University shall establish and operate the Saïd Business School Venture Fund which will provide funds for investment in start up and early venture growth companies, and will accept gifts made for this purpose.

2. The fund shall be managed on a day-to-day basis by a Student Management Committee which will comprise MBA students, each of whom will serve for one year.

3. All investment and disposal decisions shall require the prior written approval of an Executive Committee. The majority of the Executive Committee will be members of the Saïd Business School faculty. The minority will be external professionals. The University's Portfolio Manager will also be a member.

4. The Executive Committee shall report annually to the Director of Finance, who shall refer any matters of concern to Council.

5. Where an investment or disposal by the fund is alongside an investment or disposal of other University monies, the University procedures for those other monies shall cover the fund's transaction also. Where the Executive Committee approves an independent investment or disposal by the fund, the transaction shall be effected through the Treasury Management Section of the Finance Division.

6. Council shall have power to alter this regulation from time to time.'

[This change establishes a Sad Business School Venture Fund to enable MBA students to gain experience in managing early stage investments.]


(c) Units and sub-units in Social Sciences

In Council Regulations 16 of 2002, concerning the composition of divisional boards (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002, p. 1405), delete existing regulation 5 (1), insert new regulations 5 (1)–(2) as follows and renumber subsequent regulations 5 (2)–(9) as 5 (3)–(10):

`(1) Area Studies;

(2) Development Studies;'.

[This change follows a review by the Social Sciences Division of Area and Development Studies, one of nine units in the division. With effect from 1 August 2004 Area Studies is a discrete unit known as the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies. Development Studies has also resumed its status as a discrete unit and is known as Queen Elizabeth House, the Department of International Development.]

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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 29 October.

(a) Establishment of Professorship of Old Age Psychiatry

1 In SCHEDULE C of Table 7 of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, after `Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry' insert:

`Professor of Old Age Psychiatry'.

2 In Sect. III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 492, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 272 as follows and renumber existing §§ 272--6 (pp. 492–5, as renumbered by Decree (2) of 13 June 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1315) as §§ 273–7:

`§ 272. Professor of Old Age Psychiatry

1. The Professor of Old Age Psychiatry shall undertake research in Old Age Psychiatry and shall lecture and give instruction in this subject.

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 Medical Sciences Board;

(10) a person appointed by the body or bodies which may issue an honorary clinical contract or contracts to the professor.

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 Medical Sciences Board, establish a new Professorship of Old Age Psychiatry.]


(b) Establishment of Professorship of Cancer Genetics

1 In SCHEDULE A of Table 7 of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, after `Sherardian Professor of Botany' insert:

`Professor of Cancer Genetics'.

2 In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 403, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 34 as follows and renumber existing §§ 34--56 (pp. 403--13, 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 §§ 35--57:

`§ 34. Professor of Cancer Genetics

1. The Professor of Cancer Genetics shall undertake research in Cancer Genetics and shall lecture and give instruction in this subject.

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 on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on this occasion;

(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 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 paragraph (2) above;

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

(6)--(9) four persons appointed by the Medical 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 Medical Sciences Board, establish a new Professorship of Cancer Genetics.]


(c) James Martin Professorship

1 In SCHEDULE A of Table 7 of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, delete `Professors of Science and Civilisation' and after `Boden Professor of Sanskrit' insert:

`Professor of Science and Civilisation

Professor of Technology and Social Change'.

2 In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 500, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), delete § 292 and insert new § 292 and new § 293 as follows, and renumber existing §§ 293--308 (pp. 500--508, as renumbered by Decree (2) of 13 June 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1314 and by the changes published on 6 March 2003, Gazette, Vol.133, p. 204; Vol. 133, p. 663) as §§ 294--309:

`§ 292. Professor of Science and Civilisation

1. The Professor of Science and Civilisation shall lecture and give instruction in Science and Civilisation.

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) a person appointed by the Social Sciences Board;

(7)–(9) three persons appointed by the Executive Committee of the Saïd Business School.

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 these chairs.

§ 293. Professor of Technology and Social Change

1. The Professor of Technology and Social Change shall lecture and give instruction in science and technology studies and/or science and technology policy.

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) a person appointed by the Social Sciences Board;

(7)–(9) three persons appointed by the Executive Committee of the Saïd Business School.

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 these chairs.'

[These changes amend the title of the second James Martin Professorship.]

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CONGREGATION 12 October

1 Declaration of approval of unopposed Statute

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the Statute concerning University Discipline approved.

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2 Declaration of approval of unopposed changes in Congregation Regulations

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

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3 Declaration of approval of unopposed Resolution

[Text of resolution]

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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:

Carrer, L., Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

Cordes, F.S., St Edmund Hall

Coury, T., University

Currie, B.G.F., MA, M.St., D.Phil., Oriel

Eagle, A.R., Exeter

Ertl, H., M.Sc., Linacre

Macdonald, T.C., M.Phil., Merton

Marnette, S., Balliol

Neary, I.J., St Antony's

Parkes, R.E., M.St., D.Phil., Exeter

Qian, Z., Exeter

Sampler, J.L., Templeton

Sheringham, M.H.T., All Souls

Wallace, D.M.W., M.Phys., D.Phil., Magdalen

Williams, C.H., Keble

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DIVISIONAL BOARDS

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 29 October, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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