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Oxford University Gazette, 3 November 2005: University Acts

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 18 November.

Establishment of the Louwes Fund for Food and Agricultural Research

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 673, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 213 as follows, and renumber existing §§ 213–14 (p. 673) as §§ 214–15:

'§ 213. Louwes Fund for Food and Agricultural Research

1. The fund derived from the bequest of the residue of the estate of the late Mrs Evelyn Blanche Louwes shall be known as the Louwes Fund for Food and Agricultural Research ('the Fund').

2. The University shall apply the capital and income of the Fund towards undergraduate and graduate studies and research in life and environmental sciences ('the object').

3. The Fund shall constitute a bilateral academic link as envisaged by the Oxford–Leiden link agreement dated 30 September 1992.

4. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its capital and income, shall be the responsibility of a Board of Management ('the Board') comprising:

(1) The Scientific Director of the Institute of Environmental Sciences at the University of Leiden;

(2) The Head of the Environment and Development Department at the University of Leiden;

(3) The Head of the Environmental Biology Department at the University of Leiden;

(4) The Head of the Life and Environmental Sciences Division at the University of Oxford;

(5) The Head of the School of Geography and the Environment of the University of Oxford;

(6) The Secretary of the Life and Environmental Sciences Division of the University of Oxford.

There shall be no casting vote if there is deadlock within the Board.

5. The Fund shall be divided into two shares. One share, equal to 60 per cent of the Fund (the A Fund), shall be used specifically for research and activities which will lead directly to greater accessibility to water or to water and food for poor communities, where that greater accessibility will make a significant difference to the members of those communities. The Board will ensure that the A Fund is applied as set out in regulation 2 in support of studies and research by Leiden University undergraduates and graduates. The University of Leiden will share the results of that research and those activities with the University of Oxford, and work together with the University of Oxford where practicable.

6. The other share, equal to 40 per cent of the Fund (the B Fund), shall also be used specifically for research and activities which will lead directly to greater accessibility to water or to water and food for poor communities, where that greater accessibility will make a significant difference to the members of those communities. The Board will ensure that the B Fund is applied as set out in regulation 2 in support of studies and research by Oxford University undergraduates and graduates. Oxford University will share the results of that research and those activities with the University of Leiden, and work together with the University of Leiden where practicable.

7. Regulations 1 and 2 may not be amended. Regulations 3 to 7 may be amended by Council, except that the apportionment of funds between the Universities of Oxford and Leiden shall not be amended except with the written approval of the University of Leiden.

[This change in regulations, made on the recommendation of the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, establishes a fund for food and agriculture research, particularly in areas which will lead directly to greater accessibility to water or to water and food for poor communities. The fund is to be divided into two shares, one share (60 per cent) being for use by the University of Leiden, the other (40 per cent) being for use by the University of Oxford. The total fund is to be managed by a management committee consisting of representatives of both universities, and the work undertaken by each university is to be shared with the other as far as is practicable. ]

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CONGREGATION 1 November

Discussion of proposals for changes in governance

The proposals for changes in governance, put forward by the Governance Working Party, were discussed.

A Verbatim Report of the discussion will be published in the Gazette of 10 November, if possible.

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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:

Bielz, G., Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art

Carlyle, L., BA, Brasenose

Cronin, A.E.K., M.Phil., St Antony's

Davies, M.H., M.Phil., St John's

Dempsey, M.M.M.M., Worcester

Finn, M.T., Lady Margaret Hall

Gibbons, E.J., Unit of Health-Care Epidemiology

Hall, M.R., MA, New College

Harris, J.M., Public Relations Office

Hart, D.J., Department of Zoology

Hayes, P.R., BA, Worcester

Hiddleston, J., Exeter

Iber, D., MSc, St John's

Kanterian, E., St Catherine's

Kirtley, T.R., Bodleian Library

Large, J.H., BA, All Souls

Mascord, M.D., Computing Services

McClune, K.A., Brasenose

Morgan-Jones, E.A., M.Phil, D.Phil., Keble

Nehring, H., St Peter's

Njoya, W.N., St John's

Nunes, T., Harris Manchester

Percy, E.M., Trinity

Phillips, D.M., St Anne's

Powles, J.M., D.Phil., St Catherine's

Rees, O.M., Lady Margaret Hall

Rosenberg, S.P., Wycliffe Hall

Scott, A.D., Merton

Starr, C.F., D.Phil., Magdalen

Wallom, D.C.H., Computing Services

Wood, G.J., BA, Exeter

Wooding, N.J., BM, B.Ch., MA, Oriel

Zwierlein, A., Exeter



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