University Gazette, 19 March 2008: University
CONGREGATION 22 April 2 p.m.
¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against the legislative proposals or the resolution below, signed in each case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 14 April (see the note on the conduct of business in Congregation at the end of 'University Agenda').
1 Voting on Legislative Proposal: Gibbs Prizes
This legislative proposal amends the composition of the Gibbs Prizes Board of Management such that there is equal representation and responsibility across the Academic Divisions as prizes are awarded across all divisions. It also removes a reference to the Life and Environmental Sciences Division that was overlooked when changes to effect the disbandment of the division were approved by Congregation in 2006.
WHEREAS it is expedient to make amendments to the Schedule to the Statutes of the University in order to amend the composition of the Gibbs Prizes Board of Management and remove reference to the Life and Environmental Sciences Division, NOW THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, in exercise of the powers in that behalf conferred upon it by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923, and of all other powers enabling it, ENACTS, subject to the approval of Her Majesty in Council, AS FOLLOWS.
In the Schedule to the Statutes (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002), in Part 23, concerning the Gibbs Prizes (p. 143), delete section 23.4 and substitute:
'23.4 The prizes shall be administered by a board of management consisting of:
(1) the Vice-Chancellor;
(2) a person appointed by the Humanities Board;
(3) a person appointed by the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board;
(4) a person appointed by the Medical Sciences Board;
(5) a person appointed by the Social Sciences Board.'
2 Voting on Legislative Proposal: Foster Memorial Fund
The following changes (i) amend the objects of the Foster Memorial Fund to widen the pool of potential applicants, (ii) exclude applications relating to study at art and music academies, for which funding is available from the German Academic Exchange Service, and (iii) remove a requirement for colleges hosting award holders to be represented on the Board of Management.
WHEREAS it is expedient to widen the pool of applicants to the Foster Memorial Fund, NOW THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, in exercise of the powers in that behalf conferred upon it by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923, and of all other powers enabling it, ENACTS, subject to the approval of Her Majesty in Council, AS FOLLOWS.
In the Schedule to the Statutes (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, pp. 133-59), after Part 67, insert the following new Part 68:
'Part 68: Foster Memorial Fund
1. Sums contributed by his friends in memory of the late M.B. Foster, MA, Student of Christ Church, shall form a fund (to be known as the Michael Foster Memorial Fund), the income of which shall be used, together with the annual sum generously provided by the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, to award scholarships tenable at Oxford in any subject for up to two years by a student from the Federal Republic of Germany, selected in consultation with the German Academic Exchange Service.
2. The German Academic Exchange Service shall award scholarships tenable in any subject for one or more years at any university or other institution of higher learning, excluding art or music academies, in the Federal Republic of Germany by a student from Oxford recommended to the German Academic Exchange Service by a selection committee consisting of the members of the Board of Management for the Michael Foster and Michael Wills Scholarships.
3. For as long as students holding scholarships under clause 2 hereof are excused university fees by universities or other institutions of higher learning in the Federal Republic of Germany no university fees shall be required from students from the Federal Republic of Germany holding Michael Foster Memorial Scholarships in Oxford.
4. The scholarships shall be administered by the Board of Management for the Michael Foster and Michael Wills Scholarships, which shall consist of up to six permanent members, who shall be elected for a period of three years and shall be re-eligible. The board shall have the power to co-opt up to three additional members for any periods of time it shall specify, and shall have full power to do all things necessary for the administration of the scholarships and to defray its expenses out of the income of the Michael Foster Memorial Fund.'
Regulations to be made by Council if the Statute is approved
1 In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 634, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), delete § 106 and renumber existing §§ 107–113 as §§ 106–112.
2 This regulation shall be effective from the date on which the Statute approved by Congregation on [date] is approved by Her Majesty in Council.
3 Voting on Resolution approving the conferment of Degree by Diploma
That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law by Diploma upon HIS MAJESTY KING ABDULLAH II IBN AL HUSSEIN, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, be approved.
¶ If the resolution is approved the degree will be conferred at a ceremony on 4 June 2008.
4 Voting on Resolution approving the conferment of Honorary Degree
That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon YVES BONNEFOY, Poet, Critic and Translator, Honorary Professor, Collège de France, be approved.