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Oxford University Gazette, 10 June 2010: University Acts

COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 25 June.

(a) T.H. Green Moral Philosophy Scholarships

Explanatory Note

These changes are consequential amendments to the regulations, following approval by Her Majesty in Council of the Statute concerning the T.H. Green Moral Philosophy Scholarships (p. 1066).

Text of Regulations

1 In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 644, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), delete § 133 and renumber existing §§ 134–71 as §§ 133–70.

2 This regulation shall be effective from 11 May 2010.


(b) John Gilbert Winant Visiting Professorship of American Government

Explanatory Note

These changes are consequential amendments to the regulations, following approval by Her Majesty in Council of the Statute concerning the John Gilbert Winant Visiting Professorship of American Government (p. 1066).

Text of Regulations

1 In Sect. III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning academic and other posts (Statutes, 2000, p. 432, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461) delete § 114 and renumber existing §§ 115–57 as §§ 114–56.

2 This regulation shall be effective from 11 May 2010.

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GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Changes in Regulations

The General Purposes Committee has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 25 June.

(a) Establishment of Oxford Graduate Scholarship Fund

Explanatory Note

These regulations establish the Oxford Graduate Scholarship Fund as a permanent source of income to fund graduate scholarships. The Fund is being established as an enabling vehicle to support a planned and agreed major increase in fund-raising activity in this area.

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002 concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 703, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 268 as follows, and renumber existing §§ 268–89 as §§ 269–90:

'§ 268. Oxford Graduate Scholarship Fund

1. The University holds Ten Pounds (£10) on the trusts declared in this Regulation ("the Fund"). Further money or property may be paid or transferred to the University to be held on the terms of the Fund.

2. The Fund shall be known as the Oxford Graduate Scholarship Fund.

3. The University shall retain as permanent endowment all funds donated on that basis.

4. The University shall apply the net income of the permanent endowment and the income and, in its discretion, the capital of the remainder of the Fund towards the provision of scholarships to students accepted or registered for a programme of graduate study at the University of Oxford.

5. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of a Board of Management comprising:

(1) Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education), or his or her nominee, who shall be chairman;

(2)–(5) the chairmen of the Education Committees (or their equivalent) of each division;

(6) the chairman of the Graduate Admissions Committee;

(7) the chairman of the Graduate Committee of the Conference of Colleges.

6. The Board may co-opt up to three additional members for periods of three years who shall be eligible for re-appointment.

7. Any income not expended in any year shall be carried forward for expenditure in subsequent years.

8. The University may in its absolute discretion in the period ending twenty-one years from the date of this Regulation instead of applying the income of the Fund in any year accumulate all or any part of such income by investing the same and the resulting income and may hold the same as part of the capital of the Fund. The University may apply the whole or any part of such accumulated income in any subsequent year as if the same were income of the Fund arising in the then current year.

9. The University shall have power to pay out of the capital or the income of the Fund all costs of and incidental to the creation of the Fund and the management and administration of the Fund.

10. The University may exercise any of its corporate powers in the management and administration of the Fund in so far as those powers are not inconsistent with this Regulation. 11. Regulations 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 above may be amended by Council.'


(b) Establishment of Nigel Blackwell Sports Bursary Fund

Explanatory Note

The following changes, made on the recommendation of the Committee for the Council Departments, establish the Nigel Blackwell Sports Bursary Fund to provide an annual scholarship open to any student member of the University who is both a good sportsperson and a good student.

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 596, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 32 and renumber existing §§ 32–117 as §§ 33–118:

'§ 32. The Nigel Blackwell Sports Bursary Fund

1. The benefaction from The Nigel Blackwell Trust which comprises the sum of £15,000, and any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the Nigel Blackwell Sports Bursary Fund.

2. The income of the Fund shall be used to maintain a scholarship which shall be open to any student member of the University who is both a good sportsperson and a good student. The award shall be named the Eliza or Richard Blackwell Scholarship, as is appropriate to each individual winner of the award. One scholarship shall be awarded each year.

3. The Sports Strategy Committee shall have overall responsibility for the Fund. It shall establish a Board of Management to administer the fund.

4. The value of the scholarship and the terms upon which it is awarded shall be as determined by the Board of Management from time to time.

5. Regulations 3 and 4 above may be amended by Council.'


(c) Establishment of Basant Kumar and Sarala Birla Graduate Scholarship Fund

Explanatory Note

This change establishes the Basant Kumar and Sarala Birla Graduate Scholarship Fund in support of a graduate studentship in Linguistics.

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002 (Statutes, 2000, p. 596, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 200 as follows and renumber existing §§ 200–18 as §§ 201–19:

'§ 200. Basant Kumar and Sarala Birla Graduate Scholarship Fund

1. The benefaction from Birla International Limited of eight hundred and fifty one thousand pounds (£851,000), together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the Basant Kumar and Sarala Birla Graduate Scholarship Fund for the Support of Graduate Study in Linguistics.

2. The University shall retain all of the Fund as permanent endowment and shall apply the net income of the Fund towards the Basant Kumar and Sarala Birla Graduate Scholarship in the Faculty of Linguistics, Phonetics and Philology.

3. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Board of the Faculty of Linguistics, Phonetics and Philology.

4. The Scholarships shall be open to students from any country of residence who are undertaking graduate research in Linguistics in the Faculty of Linguistics, Phonetics and Philology.

5. Each Scholarship will provide full funding for the standard duration of the student's course (typically three years in the case of doctoral students). It is anticipated that one scholarship will be held at any one time.

6. The University will not offer a Scholarship until such time as the net income accumulates to the point where adequate funds become available to fund a student for the full duration of his/her course.

7. Regulations 3, 4, 5 and 6 may be amended by Council.'


(d) Wronker Prizes

Explanatory Note

These changes, made on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, make explicit within the regulations that annual prizes be awarded to acknowledge meritorious performance in the Preliminary Examination in Medicine.

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002 (Statutes, 2000, p. 754, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette Vol. 132, p. 1461), delete existing § 388.7 and substitute:

'7. In addition to the annual prize in Medicine and grants to unsuccessful candidates for this prize, the Medical Sciences Board may, at its discretion, award annually to members of the University on the Register of University Medical Students the following prizes of a value to be determined by the divisional board from time to time, provided that no person shall be awarded on any single occasion more than one prize or grant from the Medicine Prize Fund:

(1) a Wronker Prize in Pharmacology for meritorious performance in a research project on a pharmacological topic in either the Final Honour School of Medical Sciences or the Final Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology. Not to be awarded to the winner of British Pharmacological Society Prize, if any.

(2) A prize for meritorious performance in the research project on either a special topic in the Final Honour School of Medical Sciences, or a physiological subject in the Final Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology.

(3) A prize or prizes for meritorious performance in Parts I and II of the Preliminary Examination in Medicine.

(4) Such other prizes for meritorious performance in examinations under the aegis of the board, or in the Final Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology (provided that the subjects offered have included Physiology), as the board may from time to time determine.'

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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:

De Whalley, P.C.S., Merton

Foddy, B.M., Faculty of Philosophy

Koch, G., Faculty of Mathematics

Mandelbaum, E., Faculty of Philosophy

Oancea, A.E., St Hilda's

Ryan, A.J., Gray Institute for Radiation Oncology and Biology

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DIVISIONAL BOARDS AND BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 25 June, see 'Examinations and Boards' below.

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