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Oxford University Gazette, 12 July 2007: University Acts

COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 27 July.

(a) Employment of University Staff

1 In Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning the Employment of University Staff (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4703, 14 July 2004, p. 1269, as amended on 14 July 2005, 12 January 2006, 27 July 2006 and 22 February 2007, Gazette, Vol. 135, p. 1272; Vol. 136, pp. 480, 1390; Vol. 137, p. 786), in table 5, concerning persons whose offices entitle them to hold fellowships, delete 'Director of University Library Services and Bodley's Librarian' and substitute: 'Bodley's Librarian and Director of University Library Services.'

2 Ibid., delete 'Deputy to the Director of University Library Services and Bodley's Librarian'.

3 Ibid., in table 6, concerning persons qualified to hold professorial fellowships, add:

'Bodley's Librarian and Director of University Library Services

Keepers in Bodley's Library

Director of the Museum of the History of Science

Director of the Pitt Rivers Museum'.

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Personnel Committee, amend the regulations concerning those entitled to fellowships and those qualified to hold professorial fellowships to reflect current staffing structures and nomenclature, and to remove anomalies and inconsistencies where these exist.]

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(b) Composition of the Humanities Divisional Board

In Council Regulations 17 of 2002, concerning Divisional Boards (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002, p. 1409, as amended on 5 May 2005, 14 July 2005, 13 October 2005, 16 March 2006, 4 May 2006 and 27 July 2006, Gazette, Vol. 135, pp. 926, 1270; Vol. 136, pp. 182, 786, 988, 1390), in regulation 9 delete 'up to three additional members' and substitute 'up to six additional members'.

[This change, made on the recommendation of the Humanities Divisional Board, increases the number of co-opted places, enabling the committee to co-opt chairs of faculty boards not otherwise represented in its elected membership.]

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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 27 July.

Man Professorship in Quantitative Finance

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, after 'Professor of Environmental Science' insert:

'Man Professor in Quantitative Finance'.

2 In Sect. iii of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 424, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert § 88:

'§ 88. Man Professor in Quantitative Finance

1. Man Investments Limited wishes to establish an endowment, which shall be known as the Man Group Endowment for Quantitative Finance, at the University with an initial donation of £3.3 million and with the possibility of making further donations. The initial sum and any further donations are referred to in these Trust Regulations as 'the Fund'.

2. The overarching purpose of the Fund is to advance education (teaching and research) in the field of quantitative finance.

3. The initial sum of £3.3 million paid into the Fund pursuant to Regulation 1 above shall be held for and applied towards the establishment and maintenance of a new chair in quantitative finance, to be called the Man Professorship in Quantitative Finance.

4. Any further sums paid into the Fund pursuant to Regulation 1 above shall be held on such special trust or trusts consistent with these Trust Regulations (and in particular the overarching purpose set out in Regulation 2 above) as may be prescribed by Man Investments.

5. The University may accept contributions towards the Fund from parties other than Man Investments, whether for the overarching purpose of the endowment as expressed in Regulation 2 above or on such special trust or trusts consistent with the overarching purposes as the donor may prescribe. Any such contributions shall be held in accordance with these Trust Regulations and, for the avoidance of doubt, donors other than Man Investments shall have no entitlement to name the Fund or any special trust within it and Man Investments must approve the naming of any such special trust.

6. The University shall retain the sums paid into the Fund pursuant to Regulation 1 as permanent endowment and shall apply the net income towards the salary and expenses of the holder of the Professorship, and associated overheads. Unless the donor agrees otherwise, the University shall retain any further benefactions to the Fund as permanent endowments and shall apply the net income in accordance with the special trust or trusts prescribed pursuant to Regulation 4 or 5 (as appropriate) above.

7. The University, as Trustee of the Fund, may exercise any of its corporate powers in the management and administration of the Fund.

8. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Management Committee for the Oxford–Man Institute of Quantitative Finance.

9. The Man Professor in Quantitative Finance shall lecture and give instruction in quantitative finance.

10. The Professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or if the head of the college specified in sub-paragraph 9(2) below is the Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the Chair may be allocated by Council from time to time; or if the head is unable to unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of that college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

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

(6) a person appointed by the Social Sciences Board;

(7) a person appointed by the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board;

(8)–(10) three persons appointed by the Management Committee of the Oxford–Man Institute of Quantitative Finance.

11. 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 the Chair.

12. Regulations 1–8 shall be deemed as Trust Regulations under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI.

13. Regulations 8–12 may be amended by Council provided always that the University shall consult with Man Investments before the Council makes any amendment to Regulation 8 or Regulation 10 (8)–(10). The University must notify Man Investments of any amendment to the Trust Regulations made pursuant to this Regulation.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Social Sciences Board, establish a Fund endowed by the benefaction from Man Investments initially for the establishment of the Man Professorship in Quantitative Finance, but which may be endowed further by Man Investments for the purposes of supporting teaching and research in quantitative finance. Responsibility for the benefaction is assigned to the Management Committee of the Oxford–Man Institute of Quantitative Finance. The Man Professor will be expected to contribute, for such time as the Institute shall be in existence, to the development of the Oxford–Man Institute of Quantitative Finance and may be asked additionally to provide academic leadership in the Institute.]

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PLANNING AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION COMMITTEE

Changes in Regulations

The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 27 July.

(a) Chichele Professorship of Social and Political Theory

In Sect. iii of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 502, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), in § 294 delete existing regulation 294.2 and substitute:

'2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or if the Warden of All Souls College is Vice- Chancellor, a person appointed by Council on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on that occasion;

(2) the Warden of All Souls College, or, if the Warden is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the Governing Body of All Souls College on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on that occasion;

(3) a person appointed by the Governing Body of All Souls College;

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

(6) a person appointed by the Social Sciences Board;

(7) a person appointed by the Humanities Board;

(8), (9) two persons appointed by the Department of Politics and International Relations.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of Divisional Boards for Humanities and Social Sciences, provides for one person to be appointed by the Humanities Board (rather than one person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores and one person by the Faculty Board of Modern History). The revised membership also enables the Department of Politics and International Relations to appoint two individuals (one external) and bring forward nominations for the Council nominees (one external).]


(b) Readership in Experimental Pathology

1 In Sect. iii of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 481, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), in § 245 delete existing regulation 245.2 and substitute:

'2. The Reader in Experimental Pathology shall be elected by a board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or if the Rector of Exeter College is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by the Council on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on that occasion;

(2) the Rector of Exeter College, or, if the Rector is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the Governing Body of Exeter College on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on that occasion;

(3) a person appointed by the Governing Body of Exeter College;

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

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Medical Sciences Board.'

2 Ibid., delete existing regulation 245.4 and renumber 245.5 as 245.4.

[These changes to the regulations, made on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, amend the composition of the electoral board to include four persons elected by the Board (instead of the Regius Professor of Medicine, the Professor of Pathology and two persons nominated by the Board of the Faculty of Physiological Sciences) and two persons elected by Council (instead of one elected by Council and one elected by the General Board) and delete a reference to non-engagement in private practice now covered by the Regulations for the Employment of University Staff.]

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CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

Changes in Regulations

The Curators of the University Libraries have made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 27 July.

Regulations relating to the use of the facilities of the Oxford University Library Services

1 In Libraries Curators Regulations 1 of 2006, concerning the use of facilities of the Oxford University Library Services (Gazette, Vol. 136, p. 1391) insert new regulation 4 as follows and renumber existing regulations 4–33 as 5–34:

'4. Readers may be charged for admission to OULS libraries and services in accordance with a tariff to be published from time to time by the Curators of the University Libraries subject to approval by Council.'

2 Ibid., after renumbered regulation 12 insert new regulation 13 as follows and renumber existing regulations 13–34 as 14–35:

'13. Readers may not use library facilities, including IT or network facilities, either for private profit or for commercial purposes (except to the extent authorised under the reader's conditions of employment or other agreement with the University or a college) without specific authorisation from OULS.'

[These changes, made by the Curators of the University Libraries, make specific provision for the Curators to publish tariffs of admission charges for certain categories of user (subject to approval by Council), and require authorisation to be sought from OULS for the use of library facilities for private profit or commercial purposes.]

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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:

Arntzenius, F.W., University

Bell, H.L., Nuffield

Bird, A.M., Careers Service

Cooper-Harvey, N., Student Administration

Coulton, N.G., Christ Church

Cresswell, P., Lincoln

Dwivedi, A., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Erban, R., Faculty of Mathematics, Linacre

Farmer, C.L., Faculty of Mathematics

Kwiatkowska, M.Z., Trinity

Leonard-McIntyre, C.E., Worcester

MacMillan, M.O., St Antony's

Papaconstantinou, S.A., Oriental Institute

Roberts, L., Voltaire Foundation

Robinson, E.R., St John's

Rollier-Weissenburger, C.S., Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

Roose, T., St Hilda's

Staunton, D., Merton

Turner, P., Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine

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DIVISIONAL BOARDS AND CONTINUING EDUCATION BOARD

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 27 July, see 'Examinations and Boards' below.

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