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Oxford University Gazette, 18 January 2007: 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 2 February.

(a) Library Conservation Endowment Fund

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 671, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 209 as follows and renumber existing §§ 209–16 (pp. 671–3) as §§ 210–17:

'§ 209. Library Conservation Endowment Fund

1. The grant of $750,000 received from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, together with a sum equivalent to $1 million from funds available for conservation purposes to the Oxford University Library Services (OULS) under the Libraries Capital Campaign shall be known as the Library Conservation Endowment Fund ('the Fund').

2. The University shall retain all of the Fund as permanent endowment and shall apply the net income of the Fund towards the employment of conservation staff in the OULS.

3. The administration of the Fund and the application of its income shall be the responsibility of the Curators of the 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.

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

[These regulations establish the Library Conservation Endowment Fund for purposes in connection with Oxford University Library Services.]


(b) Vivien Leigh Fund

1 In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 587, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), in § 7 delete the subsection entitled 'Leigh Bequest'.

2 Ibid., insert new § 205 as follows and renumber existing §§ 205–17 as §§ 206–18:

'§ 205. Vivien Leigh Fund

1. The benefaction from Miss Vivien Leigh deceased, together with subsequent donations raised by appeal or received for the purpose, shall be known as the Vivien Leigh Fund.

2. The University shall retain all of the fund as permanent endowment and shall apply the net income of the Fund for the encouragement of young artists or artists at an early stage in their career and in particular to fund the Vivien Leigh Prize for a work of art by an undergraduate member of the University.

3. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum, who shall delegate responsibility to the Keeper of Western Art acting in consultation with the Director of the Ashmolean Museum.

4. Regulation 3 may be amended by Council.'

[These regulations establish an existing bequest as a trust fund incorporating funds raised by appeal subsequent to Miss Leigh's original bequest and for a similar purpose.]


(c) Millburn Bequest

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 684, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 235 as follows and renumber existing §§ 235–74 as §§ 236–75:

'§ 235. Millburn Bequest

1. The benefaction from the estate of the late Mr John Richard Millburn, which comprises £50,000 plus books, research papers, scientific instruments and items of equipment, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the Millburn Bequest.

2. The University shall apply the capital and income of the Fund for purposes in connection with the Museum of the History of Science.

3. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its capital and income, together with the proceeds from the sale of any items from the Bequest, shall be the responsibility of the Visitors of the Museum of the History of Science, who shall establish a Board of Management comprising:

(1) the Director of the Museum of the History of Science or his or her nominee;

(2), (3) two Visitors.

4. The Board of Management shall apply the fund:

(1) for the support of the Museum's library;

(2) for the support of publications by the Museum;

(3) for such other purposes in support of the Museum as it thinks fit.

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

[These regulations establish the Millburn Bequest for purposes in connection with the Museum of the History of Science.]

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PLANNING AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Changes in Regulations

The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 2 February.

Renaming of the Nuffield Professorship of Anaesthetics

1 In SCHEDULE C of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, delete 'Nuffield Professor of Anaesthetics' and substitute:

'Nuffield Professor of Anaesthetic Science'.

2 In Sect. iii of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 389, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol.132, p. 1461), delete existing § 4 and substitute:

'§ 4.Nuffield Professor of Anaesthetic Science

1. The Nuffield Professor of Anaesthetic Science shall lecture and give instruction in Anaesthetics.

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

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the Master of Pembroke 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 Master of Pembroke College, or, if the Master is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on that occasion;

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

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

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

(10) a person appointed by the body or bodies which may issue an honorary clinical contract or contracts to the professor.

At least three members of the board, one of whom shall be a professor, shall hold clinical appointments.

3. 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 this chair.'

[This change, made on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, renames the Nuffield Professorship of Anaesthetics as the Nuffield Professorship of Anaesthetic Science.]

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CONGREGATION 16 January

Declaration of approval of unopposed Legislative Proposal

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the Legislative Proposal concerning the Egerton Coghill Landscape Prize (p. 575) approved.

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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:

Aarts, D.G.A.L., Christ Church

Bowling, J.C.R., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Campbell, S.J., St John's

Clarkson, A.P.H., New College

Fries, S.M., Brasenose

Hulin, L., Faculty of Oriental Studies

Irwin, T.H., Keble

Klausberger, T., St John's

Martyn, R.C., Taylor Institution

Powell, P.M., Counselling Service

Rouquier, R.A.M., Magdalen

Vilain, R.L., Christ Church

Whitwell, D.J., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Willis, M., Lincoln

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