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Oxford University Gazette, 17 November 2005: University Agenda


CONGREGATION 24 November

Elections

Nominations received

Nominating Committee for the Vice-Chancellorship

M.J. DONAGHY, MA, D.PHIL. (MB, BS, B.SC. London, PH.D. Cambridge), FRCP, Fellow of Green College

Nominated by:

Professor S. Anand, St Catherine's

Dr C.A.R. Boyd, Brasenose


Curators of the Sheldonian Theatre

D.A. HILLS, MA, D.SC., Fellow of Lincoln

Nominated by:

Professor A.L. Dexter, Worcester

Dr D. Nowell, Christ Church

Dr R.I. Todd, St Catherine's

Dr J.M. Sykes, Mansfield

Professor R.R.R. Smith, Lincoln

Professor R.A. Cooper, Brasenose

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CONGREGATION 13 December 2 p.m.

1 Voting on Legislative Proposal

Burtt Davy Research Scholarship

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), which is promoted on the recommendation of the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, makes changes to the existing legislation governing the Burtt Davy Research Scholarship.

The existing Statute stipulates that scholarships shall be awarded for research in 'Taxonomic Botany and/or Tropical Plant Ecology preferably in connection with Tropical Forestry at the Herbaria of the Department of Botany and of the Imperial Forestry Institute, University of Oxford'. The proposed change substitutes 'Plant Sciences' for 'Botany and of the Imperial Forestry Institute'.

The existing Statute stipulates that the Scholarship shall be awarded by two awarders, one of whom shall be the Director of the Forestry Institute. The proposed change substitutes the Sibthorpian Professor of Plant Sciences for the Director of the Forestry Institute.

WHEREAS it is expedient to change the existing provisions governing the Burtt Davy Research Scholarship, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

In Part 8 of the Schedule to the Statutes, concerning the Burtt Davy Research Scholarship (Supplement (1) to Gazette No 4633, 9 October 2002, p 136), delete existing section 8.1 and substitute:

'8.1 (1) The net annual income of a bequest by J. Burtt Davy, MA, D.Phil., University College (for the foundation of a scholarship, to be called the Burtt Davy Research Scholarship, for research in 'Taxonomic Botany and/or Tropical Plant Ecology preferably in connection with Tropical Forestry at the Herbaria of the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford') after payment of any necessary expenses shall be devoted to the maintenance of a Burtt Davy Research Scholarship.

(2) The scholarship shall be awarded from time to time to any postgraduate student who is registered for a postgraduate degree at the University and who undertakes to carry out research into Taxonomy and Ecology or into the use of biochemical, microscopical, genetical, or such other methods for the classification of plants as may be approved by the Sherardian Professor of Botany and the Sibthorpian Professor of Plant Sciences ('the awarders'), on condition that such part of the value of the scholarship as the awarders shall determine may be paid by way of reimbursement of travel, exploration, and other expenses incidental to the scholar's research.'


2 Voting on Resolution approving the allocation of space

Explanatory Note

The executive education business of Templeton College is to be transferred to the Saïd Business School as part of a major new initiative in business studies. The move will enable the Saïd School to become a full-service business school, complemented and enhanced by a specialist graduate college.

The following Resolution, submitted by Council, seeks Congregation's approval for the allocation of the major portion of the college's site at Kennington, where the executive education business will be conducted by the School for an initial period.

Text of Resolution

Congregation approves the allocation for the purposes of the Saïd Business School and Oxford Saïd Business School Limited (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University) of such of the Kennington site acquired from Templeton College as does not remain in the occupation of the college.

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