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Oxford University Gazette, 30 April 2009: University Acts

COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Changes in Regulations

Academic precedence (corrigenda)

When changes to Statute X were put forward in 2005, establishing the degrees of Doctor of Engineering on 14 June (Gazette, Vol. 135, p. 1174, 16 June 2005) and Master of Computer Science, Master of Mathematics and Computer Science, Master of Mathematics and Philosophy, and Master of Physics and Philosophy, on 11 October (Vol. 136, p. 184, 13 October 2005), consequential changes to Council Regulations 22 of 2002 in relation to academic precedence were overlooked.

1 In Council Regulations 22 of 2002 concerning degrees, diplomas, and certificates (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002), delete existing regulation 2.1 and substitute (new text underlined):

'2.1. The holders of the following degrees shall rank in the order shown:

Doctor of Divinity

Doctor of Civil Law

Doctor of Medicine if also a Master of Arts

Doctor of Letters if also a Master of Arts

Doctor of Science if also a Master of Arts

Doctor of Music if also a Master of Arts

Doctor of Philosophy if also a Master of Arts

Doctor of Clinical Psychology if also a Master of Arts

Doctor of Engineering if also a Master of Arts

Master of Surgery if also a Master of Arts

Master of Science if also a Master of Arts

Master of Letters if also a Master of Arts

Master of Philosophy if also a Master of Arts

Master of Studies if also a Master of Arts

Master of Theology if also a Master of Arts

Master of Business Administration if also a Master of Arts

Master of Fine Art if also a Master of Arts

Master of Arts, or Master of Biochemistry or Chemistry or Computer Science or Earth Sciences or Engineering or Mathematics or Mathematics and Computer Science or Mathematics and Philosophy or Physics or Physics and Philosophy with effect from the twenty-first term from matriculation 2

Doctor of Medicine if not also a Master of Arts

Doctor of Letters if not also a Master of Arts

Doctor of Science if not also a Master of Arts

Doctor of Music if not also a Master of Arts

Doctor of Philosophy if not also a Master of Arts

Doctor of Clinical Psychology if not also a Master of Arts

Doctor of Engineering if not also a Master of Arts

Master of Surgery if not also a Master of Arts

Master of Science if not also a Master of Arts

Master of Letters if not also a Master of Arts

Master of Philosophy if not also a Master of Arts

Master of Studies if not also a Master of Arts

Master of Theology if not also a Master of Arts

Master of Education if not also a Master of Arts

Master of Business Administration if not also a Master of Arts

Master of Fine Art if not also a Master of Arts

Bachelor of Divinity

Bachelor of Civil Law

Magister Juris

Bachelor of Medicine

Bachelor of Surgery

Bachelor of Letters

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Music

Bachelor of Philosophy

Bachelor of Arts, or Master of Biochemistry or Chemistry or Computer Science or Earth Sciences or Engineering or Mathematics or Mathematics and Computer Science or Mathematics and Philosophy or Physics or Physics and Philosophy until the twenty-first term from matriculation

Bachelor of Fine Art

Bachelor of Theology

Bachelor of Education'.

2 Ibid., delete existing footnote 2 and substitute (new text underlined):

'2 If the Degree of Master of Biochemistry or Chemistry or Computer Science or Earth Sciences or Engineering or Mathematics or Mathematics and Computer Science or Mathematics and Philosophy or Physics or Physics and Philosophy is held together with a higher degree, the holder will rank in precedence equally with a person who holds the same higher degree together with the Degree of Master of Arts.'

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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 15 May.

(a) Establishment of Tony Hoare Fund

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 656, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 160 as follows, and renumber existing §§ 160–9 as §§ 161–70:

'§ 160. Tony Hoare Fund

1.The benefaction from Professor Sir Tony Hoare, which comprises £20,000, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the Tony Hoare Fund. 2.The University shall retail all of the Tony Hoare Fund as permanent endowment and shall apply the net income of the Tony Hoare Fund for the benefit of the Computing Laboratory. 3.The administration of the Tony Hoare Fund, and the application of its capital and income shall be the responsibility of the Tony Hoare Board of Management comprising:

(1) the Director of the Computing Laboratory;

(2) the Deputy Director of the Computing Laboratory;

(3) the Administrator of the Computing Laboratory. 4.Regulation 3 above may be amended by Council.'

[These regulations, made on the recommendation of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board, establish a fund using a donation from Professor Sir Tony Hoare, for the benefit of the Computing Laboratory.]


(b) Hilla Ginwala Scholarships

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 640, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette Vol. 132, p. 1461), delete existing § 127.2–127.6 and substitute:

'2. The holders of the scholarships may either read for an honour school or work for a graduate qualification in any subject offered by the University. Preference will be given to the study of, or research into some aspect of, one or more modern European languages and the literatures associated therewith (with a particular preference for French and Italian, or French, or Italian).

3. The fund shall be administered by a suitable body as determined by Council from time to time.

4. The board shall apply the fund and the net income thereof in the maintenance of the scholarships, and the board shall determine the conditions of their award, and their several value and tenure. The board is empowered to provide financial support for up to one year to enable any scholarship-holder to live on the continent of Europe for the purpose of acquiring fluency in speaking one or more of the languages concerned, where this is judged by the board likely to further the purpose of the course of study or research undertaken in accordance with the provisions of regulation 2 above.

5. Income not expended in any year shall be carried forward for expenditure in subsequent years.

6. Regulations 2–5 above may be amended by Council.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Graduate Admissions and Funding Office, amend regulation 2 to allow the board to consider scholarship applications from Indian nationals studying any subject, whilst retaining the donor's preference for those studying modern European languages, with the expectation that this will increase the board's ability to award scholarships from the fund. The opportunity has also been taken to revise some outdated references.]

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CONGREGATION 28 April

Declaration of approval of Resolution approving conferment of Honorary Degree

That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon DARCEY ANDREA BUSSELL, CBE, former Principal Ballerina with the Royal Ballet, be approved.

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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:

Benson, L., University Library Services

Fresen, J.W., Computing Services

Hackford, S.A., James Martin Twenty-first Century School

Hudson, G.W.W., Harris Manchester

King, Professor Sir David, University

Rodgers, J.M.B., Veterinary Services at the University

Waddington, C.S., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

West, P.G., Veterinary Services at the University

Zanna, L.E., Balliol

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