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Oxford University Gazette, 19 October 2006: University Acts

COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 3 November.

Educational Policy and Standards Committee

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 15 of 2002, concerning the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4634, 16 October 2002, p. 226, as amended with effect from 8 May 2003 and on 23 March 2006, Gazette, Vol. 133, p. 1335; Vol. 136, p. 836) delete existing regulation 2.2 and substitute as follows:

'2.2. Subject to the approval of Council on each occasion, the committee may co-opt up to four additional members.'

[This change, made on the recommendation of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee, increases the number of co-opted places on the committee from three to four.]

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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 3 November.

(a) Establishment of the David Ryan Memorial Prize Fund

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 618, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 71 as follows and renumber existing §§ 71–87 as §§ 72–88:

'§ 71. David Ryan Memorial Prize Fund

1. The benefaction from Mr and Mrs Thomas Ryan and Dr Anthony Ryan in memory of Dr David Ryan, which comprises the sum of £20,000, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the David Ryan Memorial Prize Fund ('the Fund').

2. The University shall retain all of the Fund as permanent endowment and shall apply the net income of the Fund to award an annual prize for the best research presentation made by a second-year postgraduate student of the Sub-Department of Condensed Matter Physics ('the Objects').

3. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its capital and income, shall be the responsibility of the Department of Physics, which shall appoint a committee with delegated authority to discharge this responsibility on its behalf.

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

[This change in regulations, made on the recommendation of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board, establishes a prize fund with a benefaction from Mr and Mrs Thomas Ryan and Dr Anthony Ryan, in memory of Dr David Ryan.]


(b) Establishment of the Lovel Prize in Medicine and Surgery

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002 (Statutes, 2000, p. 673, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by the changes published on 14 November 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 133, p. 404), insert new § 214 as follows and renumber existing §§ 214–15 (p. 673) as §§ 215–16:

'§ 214. Lovel Prize

1. The legacy from Dr Keith Willerby Lovel which comprises £5,000, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the Lovel Prize ('the Prize').

2. The University shall retain all of the Prize as permanent endowment and shall apply the net income of the Prize towards the awarding of annual prizes for outstanding performances in the Second BM. The value and number of the prizes and the methods of evaluation shall be determined annually by the Board of Management.

3. The administration of the Prize, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Board of Management comprising:

(1) the Director of Clinical Studies;

(2) the Principal Examiner in Medicine;

(3) the Principal Examiner in Surgery. 4. Regulation 3 above may be amended by Council.'

[This change, made on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, establishes the Lovel Prize for outstanding performance in Second BM.]


(c) Amendment to 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), in § 113, regulation 2, after 'purchase' insert 'for the Bodleian Library'.

[This amendment embodies the testator's express intention that the funds should be applied to the purchase specifically for the Bodleian Library of foreign books or English manuscripts published or written before 1800.]


(d) Establishment of the Dudbridge Prizes in Classical Chinese

In Part 2 of Council regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 627 as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 85 as follows, and renumber existing §§ 85–7 as §§ 86–8:

'§ 85. Dudbridge Prizes in Classical Chinese

1. The donations from the friends and colleagues of Professor Glen Dudbridge, Shaw Professor of Chinese (1989–2005) together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the 'Dudbridge Prizes in Classical Chinese'.

2. The University shall retain all of the donations as a permanent endowment and shall apply the net income of the donations towards the object of the Fund, which shall be to award Prizes each year to the candidate who has performed the best in the papers in Classical Chinese in each of the First Public and Honour School Examinations in Oriental Studies or in any associated Joint Honour School examinations.

3. The Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies shall be responsible for the administration of the Fund.

4. The Board shall award the Prizes on the recommendation of the examiners for the above examinations. The examiners may decline to recommend either one Prize or both Prizes in any year if no candidate has achieved a suitable standard of work in Classical Chinese.

5. These regulations may be amended by Council provided the object as specified in regulation 2 is kept in view.'

[These regulations, made on the recommendation of the Humanities Board, establish new prizes in Classical Chinese.]


(e) Establishment of an Andrew McMichael Fund for Research in Infection and Immunity

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 679, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 231 as follows and renumber existing §§ 231–74 (pp. 679–710) as §§ 232–75:

'§ 231. McMichael Research Fund for Research in Infection and Immunity

1. The benefaction from Professor Andrew McMichael which comprises £1,185,460, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the Andrew McMichael Fund for Research in Infection and Immunity.

2. The University shall apply the Fund to promote research in Infection and Immunity in or sponsored by an Oxford University clinical department or institute. This may include but need not be exclusively confined to the provision of funds for staff, students, equipment and posts in Infection and Immunity.

3. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its capital and income, shall be the responsibility of a Board of Management comprising:

(1) Professor Andrew McMichael during his lifetime or a successor nominated by him who shall serve for a period not exceeding 25 years from the date of the establishment of the Fund;

(2) the Regius Professor of Medicine;

(3)–(5) three persons appointed by the Medical Sciences Board following consultation with Professor McMichael during his lifetime.

The Medical Sciences Board shall appoint a Chairman from amongst the members of the Board of Management. Appointed members shall serve for an initial period of up to five years and shall be eligible for re- appointment for one further period.

4. Regulation 3 above may be amended by Council provided that any amendment be agreed with Professor McMichael during his lifetime.'

[This change establishes the Andrew McMichael Fund for Research in Infection and Immunity.]

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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 3 November.

Establishment of a Professorship of Development and Reproduction

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

'Professor of Development and Reproduction'.

2 In Sect. iii of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 412, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 58 and renumber existing §§ 58–67 as §§ 59–68:

'§ 58. Professorship of Development and Reproduction

1. The Professor of Development and Reproduction shall lecture and give instruction in developmental biology and reproduction.

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

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or if the head of the college specified in paragraph (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;

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

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 the Chair.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, establish a new Professorship of Development and Reproduction.]

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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:

Adams, G.L., St Hugh's

Banister, D.J., St Anne's

Besson, C., St Hugh's

Bosworth, M.F., St Cross

Bullard, R.E., Merton

Clare, P.M., Research Services

Daniels, I.M., St Cross

Donkin, L.E.G, University

Finkin, J.D., St Cross

Flechner, R., Lincoln

Frankland, L.H.E., Oxford Internet Institute

Fu, X., Green College

Galano, M.L., St Edmund Hall

Glickman, G.N., Hertford

Huang, J., St Hugh's

Liu, Y., Wolfson

McWatters, H.G., Queen's

Moessner, R., Somerville

Mortimer, E.J., All Souls

Oakes, S.P., St John's

Papadogiannakis, Y., Wolfson

Schaub, J.-F, Faculty of History

Segal, P.D., New College

Vella, J., Harris Manchester

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