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Oxford University Gazette, 15 June 2006: University Acts

COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Regulations relating to the Audit and Scrutiny Committee

In Council Regulations 15 of 2002, concerning the Audit and Scrutiny Committee, published on 1 June 2006 (Gazette, pp. 1152–3), for greater clarity paragraph (22) of regulation 3.11 should read as set out below and a new paragraph (23) has been added (new wording underlined):

'(22) publish on the Oxford intranet within one month of acceptance by the committee the full opinion in each internal audit report, including reports produced under sub-section (6) or the summary produced on why such a requested review is considered unnecessary, save for the opinion in any report that the committee considers requires immediate reference to Council.

(23) The full report of any internal audit review, except any report referred to Council, will be available for consultation by arrangement with the secretary of the committee.'

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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 30 June.

(a) Establishment of the Hanfling Fund

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 649 as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol.132, p. 1461), insert new § 143 as follows and renumber existing §§ 143–66 as §§ 144–67:

'§ 143. Hanfling Fund

1. The legacy of £100,000 made by Professor Oswald Hanfling received by the University, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the Hanfling Fund ('the Fund').

2. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Board of the Faculty of Philosophy. The Faculty Board shall determine the terms and amounts of expenditure from the Fund.

3. The objects of the Fund are:

(a) to promote interest among the University's teachers and students of philosophy in the use of arguments from ordinary language, as deployed by philosophers from ancient times to the present day; to encourage both the use of such arguments and critical discussion of their nature and value;

(b) to promote the writing of philosophy in lucid and attractive prose, with a minimum of technical terminology and with sensitivity to abnormal uses of ordinary words.

4. The net income of the Fund shall be used to further the objects of the Fund specified in regulation 3 above ((a) is the principal object, (b) is subsidiary). The Faculty Board shall use the income primarily to support graduate students in Philosophy in the form of one year Scholarships and/or research or conference grants; scholarships shall be renewable for one or more further years, at the discretion of the Faculty Board. The Faculty Board may also use the income to assist with the costs of special lectures, lecture series, essay prizes, and conferences.

5. If in any year the available income is not spent, in whole or in part, it should be carried forward for use in subsequent years. The Faculty Board may in a given year decide not to make any funding available, so as to be able to make a larger expenditure in a subsequent year.

6. Council shall have the power to alter these regulations from time to time, provided always that the objects of the Fund as stated in regulations 3 (a) and (b) above shall be kept in view.'

[This fund has been established from the legacy of Professor Oswald Hanfling who died in October 2005, to promote interest among the University's teachers and students of philosophy in the use of arguments from ordinary language, as deployed by philosophers from ancient times to the present day, to encourage both the use of such arguments and critical discussion of their nature and value.]


(b) Establishment of the Fuggles Fund

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 638 as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol.132, p. 1461), insert new § 113 as follows:

'§ 113.Fuggles Fund

1. The benefaction from Mr John Frederick Fuggles deceased, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the Fuggles Fund ('the Fund').

2. The University shall retain all of the Fund and shall apply the net income of the Fund towards the purchase of foreign books or English manuscripts published or written before 1800.

3. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Curators of University Libraries, who shall establish a Board of Management comprising:

(1) Bodley's Librarian or his or her nominee;

(2) the Keeper of Special Collections; and

(3) a Curator of the University Libraries.

4. Regulations 1 and 3 above may be amended by Council.'

[These regulations establish a fund for the purchase of foreign books or English manuscripts published or written before 1800.]

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CONGREGATION 8 June

Election

On Thursday, 8 June, the following was duly elected to hold office for four years from Michaelmas Term 2006.

Council

Member of Congregation, from members of the faculties in Humanities and Social Sciences Divisions

N.C. BAMFORTH, BCL, MA, Fellow of Queen's, Faculty of Law

[The votes recorded were: for Mr Bamforth, 527; for Dr Shaw, 279]

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CONGREGATION 13 June

1 Declaration of approval of unopposed Legislative Proposal

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the Legislative Proposal dissolving the Life and Environmental Sciences Division and renaming the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division approved.


2 Declaration of approval of changes in Congregation Regulations: Religious Services and Sermons

1 In Part 6 of Congregation Regulations 3 of 2002, delete existing regulation 6.12 (5) and substitute:

'6.12 (5) on the first Sunday of Michaelmas Term, the Commemoration Day sermon.'

2 Ibid., delete existing regulation 6.19 and substitute:

'6.19 The preacher, in a prayer before the first University sermon after the beginning of term and in the sermon on the morning of the first Sunday of Michaelmas Term, shall make a grateful commemoration of the benefactors of the University, recalling by name those whom Council has decreed shall be commemorated in this way. The list of names shall be divided into three sections, one of which shall be read out in turn at each successive commemoration. The list shall be held by the Committee for the Nomination of Select Preachers and shall be presented to the committee at its meeting in each Michaelmas Term.'

3 These regulations shall be effective from 1 January 2008.

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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:

Duvell, F., Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, COMPAS

Green, N.J.B., Jesus

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PLANNING AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION COMMITTEE AND DIVISIONAL BOARDS

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 30 June, see 'Examinations and Boards' below.

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