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Oxford University Gazette, 21 September 2006: University Acts

COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Corrigenda

Committees reporting to Council or one of its main committees

When Council Regulations 15 of 2002 concerning committees reporting to Council or one of its main committees were amended on 4 May 2006 (Gazette, Vol. 136, p. 990) to reflect the disbandment of the Life and Environmental Sciences Division, regulation 3.11 concerning the composition of the Buildings and Estates Subcommittee should also have been amended to read:

'3.11. The Buildings and Estates Subcommittee of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee shall consist of:

(1) a Chairman, who shall be appointed by Council, who shall also serve on the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council;

(2) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Planning and Resource Allocation);

(3)–(6) one person appointed by each of the divisional boards;

(7) the Director of University Library Services and Bodley's Librarian or a person nominated by the director;

(8) a person appointed by the Committee for the Museums and Scientific Collections from among the directors of the University's museums;

(9), (10) two persons elected by Congregation.'


Audit and Scrutiny Committee

When Council Regulations 15 of 2002 concerning committees reporting to Council or one of its main committees were amended on 1 June 2006 (Gazette, Vol. 136, p. 1152) to reflect the new regulations for the Audit and Scrutiny Committee, the subsequent regulations then numbered 3.11–3.77 should have been renumbered as regulations 3.12–3.78.


Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 6 October.

(a) College Contributions

1 Endowment grants from the College Contributions Fund

The following amounts shall be paid to the college named in each case under the provisions of section 6 of Statute XV (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 129) as grants for the enlargement of the permanent endowment of those colleges: [table here]

2 In Council Regulations 1 of 2005 (Gazette, Vol. 135, p. 1110) concerning College Contributions, delete existing regulation 2 and substitute:

'2. The sum payable by each college under section 5 until 2008 shall be calculated as follows, the tax bands and tax rates for a particular financial year being decided by Council by regulation on the recommendation of the college Contributions Committee before the end of that year.'

[This regulation authorises the endowment grants which Council has decided, on the recommendation of the college Contributions Committee, to make out of the accumulated balance of the college Contributions Fund. The sums listed under 'Endowment Grant I' are to be paid to the college concerned as soon as possible. The sums listed under 'Endowment Grant II' are maxima, the precise sum in each case to be determined according to the success with which each college has met certain conditions laid down by Council on the recommendation of the college Contributions Committee. The change in Council Regulations 1 of 2005 makes it clear that contributions made in Hilary Term 2008, based on the accounts for 2006–7, will be the last under the current scheme.]


(b) General Purposes Committee

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 15 of 2002, concerning the General Purposes Committee of Council (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4634, 16 October 2002, p. 228, as amended with effect from 8 May 2003 and on 23 March 2006, Gazette Vol.133, p. 1335, Vol. 136, p. 836) insert new regulation 2.7(2) as follows and renumber existing regulations 2.7(2)–(7) as 2.7(3)–(8):

'2.7 (2) strategic issues relating to risk management;'.

[This change in regulations reflects Council's decision at the end of 2004 to abolish the Risk Management Committee and to transfer responsibility for strategic issues relating to risk management to the General Purposes Committee.]


(c) University Club

In Council Regulations 2 of 2004, concerning Other University Bodies (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4702, 30 June 2004, p. 1237, as amended on 21 October 2004, 28 April 2005, 17 November 2005, 12 January 2006 and 4 May 2006, Gazette Vol.135, p. 244, p. 882; Vol. 136 p. 342, p. 481, p. 989) delete existing Part 12 and substitute:

'Part 12: University Club

12.1 The University Club shall be a social and recreational facility principally for University staff and graduate students. The Club will offer social, catering and sporting facilities to its members and their guests, with particular reference to those members who do not have access to college facilities. It will aim to provide an environment in which all members can interact both socially and professionally, regardless of institution, employment grade, or college affiliation.

12.2 The direction and control of the Club, and of the expenditure of any moneys placed at its disposal by Council, shall be exercised by a Management Committee ('the Committee') consisting of five persons appointed by the General Purposes Committee of Council, one of whom shall be appointed as Chairman by the General Purposes Committee.

12.3 (1) Others may be invited to attend meetings at the discretion of the Committee.

(2) The period of office for Committee members shall be three years: they shall be eligible for reappointment. 12.4 Admission to membership of the Club shall be open to the following classes of persons:

(1) members of the University engaged within the University in advanced study or research, in teaching or in administration;

(2) employees of the University and those of Recognised Independent Centres;

(3) visitors, whether members of the University or not, who are temporarily in residence at Oxford for the purpose of advanced study or research in the University;

(4) persons registered as graduate students of the University; and

(5) other persons at the discretion of the Committee. 12.5 The Committee may delegate its responsibilities to subcommittees.

12.6 The General Manager and the Committee shall consult with the Members of the Club in the design and operation of the Club's facilities by such means as the Committee may consider appropriate.

12.7 The Committee may make rules for the conduct of its meetings and generally for the operation of the Club which are consistent with regulations 12.1–12.6.

12.8 The Committee shall submit a report annually to the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council.'

[These changes amend the club's terms of reference and the membership of the management committee for the club. The management committee will now report directly to PRAC.]

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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 6 October.

Professorship of General Linguistics

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, delete 'Professor of General Linguistics' and after 'Professor of the Philosophy of Law' insert:

'Professor of Linguistics'.

2 In Sect. III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 456, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), in § 190 delete '§ 190. Professor of General Linguistics' and substitute:

'§ 190. Professor of Linguistics'.

3 Ibid., in regulation 1, delete 'General'.

4 Ibid., delete existing regulations 2.(4)–(9) and substitute:

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

(6)–(8) three persons appointed by the Humanities Board;

(9) one person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Modern Languages.'

4 In Council Regulations 2 of 2004 concerning Other University Bodies (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4702, 30 June 2004, p. 1237, as amended on 21 October 2004, 28 April 2005, 17 November 2005, 12 January 2006 and 4 May 2006, Gazette Vol.135, p. 244, p. 882; Vol. 136 p. 342, p. 481, p. 989), in Part 5, regulation 5.1(3), delete 'General'.

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Humanities Board, rename the Professorship of General Linguistics as the Professorship of Linguistics and amend the composition of the electoral board to bring it into line with current practice and governance structures.]

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CONGREGATION 26 May 2005

Elections

There having been no nominations, the following vacancies lapsed to the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors.

The following have been nominated by the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors to hold office from the first day of Michaelmas Term 2006 for the period stated:

Buildings and Estates Subcommittee

For two years

R.E. PHILLIPS, Fellow of Wolfson College

Visitatorial Board Panel

For three years

D.V.M. BISHOP, St Hugh's College

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CONGREGATION 8 June 2006

Elections

There having been no nominations, the following vacancies lapsed to the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors.

The following have been nominated by the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors to hold office from the first day of Michaelmas Term 2006 for the period stated:

Visitors of the Botanic Garden

For three years

J.M.A. ASHBOURN, Fellow of St Cross College

Delegates for the Nomination of Candidates for Ecclesiastical Benefices

For six years

M.J. PIRET, Fellow of Magdalen College

E.D.H. CARMICHAEL, Fellow of St John's College

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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:

Baker, D.M., Computing Services

Bowdish, D., Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

Boyt, T.P., University Department of Paediatrics

Bozhenok, L.N., Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

Bravo, J., Nuffield

Brawn, L.A., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Browning, M.J., Nuffield

Burn, K.C., M.Sc, Kellogg College

Campbell, A.J., Nuffield Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Conde, J-C., Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, Magdalen

Connolly, C., Phonetics Laboratory

Curnock, A.G., Faculty of Mathematics

Dasgupta, T., Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit

De Gorrequer-Griffith, T.B.H., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Dwight, J.F.S., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Dwyer, D.M., Faculty of Law, Pembroke

Ebmeier, K.P., Faculty of Clinical Medicine, Linacre

Foster, R.G., Brasenose

Good, V.J., BA, Queen's

Gorwits, O., Computing Services

Halford, S., The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

Hambelton, L.A., Business Services and Projects

Hankins, M.W., The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

Harrison, B.J., School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies

James, J.E., Business Services and Projects

Kingston, C.E., St Anne's

Korobtseva, E., Wadham

Lewis, O.T., Somerville

Ligrani, P., St Catherine's

Majoni, S.W., Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit

Marquardt, L., Department of Clinical Neurology

Mather, T.A., Faculty of Earth Sciences, University

Neary, J.P., Merton

Newburn, D.E.J., Department of Experimental Psychology

Nickell, S.J., Nuffield

Peirson, S.N., The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

Rahimi, K., Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit

Roberts,, M.A., Trinity

Roblin, K.J., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Scarborough, M., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Sekaran, S., The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

Sinkins, S.P., Magdalen

Thompson, M.S., Wadham

Thornton, G.J.P. Earth Sciences

Timms, M.E., Central Administration

Tobin, J.L., Nuffield

Tompkins, E.L., Oxford University Centre for the Environment

Walker, A.M., Finance Division

Williams, J.A.G., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

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DIVISIONAL AND FACULTY BOARDS

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 6 October, see 'Examinations and Boards' below.

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