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Oxford University Gazette, 4 May 2006: University Agenda

CONGREGATION 30 May 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against, or any proposed amendment to, the legislative proposals below, signed in each case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 22 May (see the note on the conduct of business in Congregation at the end of 'University Agenda').

Voting on Legislative Proposals

(1) Statute XI: University Discipline

(For explanatory note and form of Legislative Proposal (1), and the changes in Council Regulations to be made if the Legislative Proposal is approved, see Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4768.)

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(2) Restructuring of Faculties

Explanatory Note

The following Legislative Proposal submitted by Council under Part 2 of Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, Vol. 133, p. 161 as amended on 12 October 2004, Gazette Vol. 135, p. 214) makes changes to Statute VII, increasing the number of faculties from twenty-four to twenty-six following the disbandment of the Life and Environmental Sciences Division. Currently Plant Sciences and Zoology comprise the Sub-faculty of Biological Sciences which, with the Sub-faculty of Biochemistry, comprises the Faculty of Biological Sciences. With the move of Biochemistry to the Medical Sciences Division the Faculty of Biological Sciences and the Sub-faculty of Biological Sciences will be abolished. The Sub-faculty of Biological Sciences will be reconstituted as two separate faculties, of Plant Sciences and Zoology within Mathematical and Physical Sciences 1 and the Sub-faculty of Biochemistry will be constituted as the Faculty of Biochemistry within Medical Sciences.

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the faculty structure following the disbandment of the Life and Environmental Sciences Division, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

In Statute VII (Supplement (1) to the Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, amended with effect from 1 October 2005 and 11 October 2005, Gazette Vol. 136, p. 246, 27 October 2005, p.184, 13 October 2005) delete existing section 6 (to be renumbered as section 5 by amendments proposed on 25 April, Gazette Vol. 136 p. 837) and substitute:

'5. There shall be twenty-six faculties:

(1) the Faculty of Anthropology and Geography;

(2) the Faculty of Biochemistry;

(3) The Faculty of Chemistry;

(4) the Faculty of Classics;

(5) the Faculty of Clinical Medicine;

(6) the Faculty of Computer Science;

(7) the Faculty of Earth Sciences;

(8) the Faculty of Engineering Science;

(9) the Faculty of English Language and Literature;

(10) the Faculty of History;

(11) the Faculty of Law;

(12) the Faculty of Management;

(13) the Faculty of Materials;

(14) the Faculty of Mathematics;

(15) the Faculty of Medieval and Modern European Languages and Literatures other than English (elsewhere in the statutes and regulations referred to as the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages);

(16) the Faculty of Music;

(17) the Faculty of Oriental Studies;

(18) the Faculty of Philosophy;

(19) the Faculty of Physics;

(20) the Faculty of Physiological Sciences;

(21) the Faculty of Plant Sciences

(22) the Faculty of Psychological Studies;

(23) the Faculty of Social Studies;

(24) the Faculty of Statistics;

(25) the Faculty of Theology;

(26) the Faculty of Zoology.'

1 The final form of the name of this division has yet to be agreed. When the new name is approved by Congregation, the individual references in the Statutes and Regulations will be changed automatically.
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