University Gazette, 14 February 2008: University
CONGREGATION 19 February
The meeting of Congregation is cancelled. The sole business comprises questions to which no opposition has been notified and in respect of which no request for an adjournment has been received, and Mr Vice-Chancellor will accordingly declare the resolutions carried without a meeting under the provisions of Sect. 7 (1) of Statute IV (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, Vol. 133, p. 100).
CONGREGATION 1 March 2.30 p.m.
Conferment of Honorary Degree
The Degree of Master of Arts, honoris causa, approved by Resolution of Congregation on 15 January, will be conferred upon MR ROGER BOWLER.
CONGREGATION 4 March 2 p.m.
¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against, or any proposed amendment to, the resolutions below, signed by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 25 February (see the note on the conduct of business in Congregation at the end of 'University Agenda').
1 Voting on resolution authorising use of space at 23–38 Hythe Bridge Street
The allocation of space to the Finance Division and Business Systems and Projects section of Central Administration, within 23–38 Hythe Bridge Street, allows for the consolidation of the two departments into a single location, promoting greater efficiencies of working, and ultimately freeing up space so leases can be disposed or freed buildings occupied for academic purposes.
Text of resolution
That approximately 3,000 sq.m. of floor space at 23–38 Hythe Bridge Street be allocated to Central Administration for accommodating the Finance Division (ground floor—1,500 sq.m.) and the Business Systems and Projects section (first floor—1,500 sq.m.).
2 Voting on resolution authorising expenditure from the Higher Studies Fund
That the University be authorised to expend from the Unearmarked part of the Higher Studies Fund, the sum of £100k as a contribution towards the shortfall in the running of the Oxford Super Computer.