University Gazette, 19 February 2009: University
COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY
Changes in Regulations
Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 6 March.
In Council Regulations 1 of 2005 concerning College Contributions (Gazette, Vol. 135, p. 1110, as amended on 21 September 2006 and 10 July 2008, Gazette, Vol. 137, p. 2; Vol. 138, p. 1348), delete existing regulation 2 and substitute:
'2. The sum payable by each college under section 5 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.
Payment to be made in Hilary Term, based on accounts for the immediately preceding financial year. The tax bands and tax rates for the assessment of contributions based on the 2007–8 college accounts are as follows:
On the first £30 million of taxable wealth:NIL
On the next £3 million: 0.10 per cent
On the next £3 million: 0.20 per cent
On the next £3 million: 0.30 per cent
On taxable wealth over £39 million:0.36 per cent'.
[These changes, made on the recommendation of the College Contributions Committee, confirm that the tax bands and tax rates for calculating contributions from colleges payable in 2009 remain the same as for the previous year; contributions will be reduced or increased pro rata to achieve the final total sum of £3m. The Committee is in the process of reviewing the tax regime and will publish a consultation paper prior to seeking approval of next year's tax bands and tax rates.]
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 6 March.
(a) Establishment of Humphrey Wanley Fund
In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 743, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 365 as follows and renumber existing §§ 365–388 as §§ 366–389:
'§ 365. Humphrey Wanley Fund
1. The benefaction from Mr William Zachs, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the Humphrey Wanley Fund.
2. The Bodleian Library shall use the Fund for the establishment of a Visiting Fellowship at the Bodleian Library.
3. The administration of the Fund shall be the responsibility of the Curators of University Libraries.
4. Regulations 1 and 3 above may be amended by Council.'
[These regulations establish the Humphrey Wanley Fund for the establishment of a Visiting Fellowship at the Bodleian Library.]
(b) Hosier Fund
In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 657, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette Vol. 132, p. 1461), delete existing § 162.3–162.8 and substitute:
'3. The fund shall be administered by a board of management consisting of:
(1) the Sibthorpian Professor of Plant Science;
(2) the Head of the Department of Plant Sciences;
(3) a person appointed by the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Divisional Board;
(4) the Principal of Linacre College, or a deputy appointed by the Principal.
4. The studentship shall be open to graduates who are citizens of the United Kingdom.
5. Holders of the studentships shall be required to pursue a course of advanced study and research at Oxford in any of the following aspects of agriculture:
(i) husbandry, whether animal, dairy, poultry, grassland, or crop;
(ii) agricultural economics, agricultural statistics (either experimental or economic), or agricultural marketing;
(iii) agricultural science (in its more applied aspects).
6. The studentships shall be tenable for one year in the first instance, and may be held for up to a further two years at the discretion of the board of management.
7. Any income not required in any year for the studentships shall either be applied at the discretion of the board of management in some other way consistent with the object of the fund or carried forward for expenditure in subsequent years.
8. Council shall have power to alter this regulation at any time, provided that no alteration shall be made to regulation 2 above without the prior consent of the said Doreen Ethel King, her personal representatives and assigns, and provided further that any amended provisions shall be of an exclusively educational charitable nature and provide for the promotion within the University of agricultural education in the United Kingdom.'
[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division at the request of the Hosier Fund's board of management, remove the restrictions (i) to graduates of UK universities in regulation 4 and (ii) to British agriculture in regulation 5. The opportunity has also been taken to update some outdated references in regulations 3 and 8.]
(c) Osler Memorial Fund
In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002 (Statutes, 2000, p. 702, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette Vol. 132, p. 1461), delete existing § 255.4 (2)–(5) and substitute:
'(2) a member of a clinical department elected by the Medical Sciences Board;
(3) a member of a pre-clinical department elected by the Medical Sciences Board;
(4), (5) two persons not being members of the University elected by Council on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board.'
[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, amend the membership of the Board of Awarders of the Osler Memorial Fund (i) to allow other senior members of faculty to be appointed so that membership is not restricted only to those holding Professorships; and (ii) to reflect the new divisional structure of the Medical Sciences Board.]
(d) Lovel Prize in Medicine or 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, Gazette Vol. 132, p. 1461), delete existing § 216.3 and substitute (new text underlined):
'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 or his or her nominee;
(3) the Principal Examiner in Surgery or his or her nominee.'
[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, allow the Principal Examiners in Medicine and Surgery to appoint nominees to administer the Lovel Prize in liaison with the Director of Clinical Studies.]
COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY
Register of Congregation
Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the following names have been added to the Register of Congregation:
Fattouh, B., Faculty of Social Studies Gething, P.W., Department of Zoology Lovett, J.E., University Morgan, S.W., Faculty of Anthropology and Geography Whitehead, P.G., St Peter's
DIVISIONAL BOARDS AND BOARDS OF FACULTIES
For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 6 March, see 'Examinations and Boards' below.