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Oxford University Gazette, 18 March 2010: University Acts

COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

1 Changes in Regulations

Council has approved the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 2 April.

(a) Definition of 'external member' and 'external person'

Explanatory Note

Following the addition of a definition of 'external member' or 'external person' to Statute I, for use throughout the University's legislation, these amendments make consequential changes to the regulations. The change to Statute I was approved by Her Majesty in Council on 10 February 2010 (see 'Notices' below).

Text of Regulations

1 In Council Regulations 15 of 2002, concerning committees reporting directly to Council (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002), delete existing regulation 3.9 (1)–(5), concerning the Audit and Scrutiny Committee, and substitute:

'(1) an external member of Council appointed by Council who shall not be a member of any other body or hold any position, which in the view of Council involves executive authority within the University, who shall chair the committee;

(2)–(5) four external persons appointed by Council, at least two of whom shall have experience at a senior level in the non-public sector and all of whom shall bring relevant expertise to the working of the committee;'.

2 Ibid., delete existing regulation 3.18 (6), (7), concerning the Central University Research Ethics Committee, and substitute:

'(6), (7) two external persons appointed by Council;'.

3 Ibid., delete existing regulation 3.25 (4) and substitute:

'(4) One external person appointed by the Central University Research Ethics Committee on the recommendation of the chair of the relevant subcommittee whose primary personal or professional interest is not in any particular research area;'.

4 Ibid., delete paragraph (6) of regulation 3.32 concerning the Conflict of Interest Committee and substitute:

'(6) one external person appointed by Council.'

5 Ibid., delete existing regulation 3.44 (1)(a), concerning the Committee to Review Donations, and substitute:

'(a) external members; or'.

6 Ibid., delete existing regulation 3.48 (2)–(4), concerning the Finance Committee, and substitute:

'(2)–(4) Three external members of Council appointed by Council who are not members of Congregation;'.

7 Ibid., delete existing regulation 3.63 (2), concerning the Investment Committee, and substitute:

'(2) at least five external persons appointed by Council, all of whom shall bring recent and relevant expertise of investment management to the working of the committee, and one of whom shall be appointed by Council to serve as chairman of the committee;'.

8 Ibid., delete existing regulation 3.66 (3)–(6), concerning the Curators of the University Libraries, and substitute:

'(3)–(6) four persons appointed by Council, of whom one shall be a member both of Council and of its Planning and Resource Allocation Committee, and of whom two shall be external persons;'.

9 Ibid., delete existing regulation 3.75 (14), concerning the Committee for the Museums and Scientific Collections, and substitute:

'(14) an external person appointed by Council;'.

10 Ibid., delete existing regulation 3.78 (1)–(2), concerning the Nominations Committee, and substitute:

'(1) a person appointed by Council from among current or former external members of Council;

(2) a person appointed by Council from among current external members of Council;'.

11 Ibid., delete existing regulation 3.89 (4) concerning the Socially Responsible Investment Review Committee, and substitute:

'(4) an external person appointed by Council who shall bring recent and relevant expertise of investment management to the working of the committee;'.

12 Ibid., delete existing regulation 3.121 (10) concerning the Committee on Value for Money, and substitute:

'(10) one external person appointed by Council who shall have relevant experience at a senior level in the non- public sector.'

13 In Council Regulations 45 of 2002 concerning the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology (Gazette, Vol. 133, p. 512, as amended on 22 January 2004, 17 November 2005, 4 May 2006, 22 March 2007 and 15 January 2009, Gazette Vol. 134, p. 520; Vol. 136, p. 990; Vol. 137, p. 926; Vol. 139, p. 507), delete regulation 2 (1)(j)–(p) and substitute:

'(j)–(p) seven external persons appointed by Council, after consultation with the chairman and vice-chairman of the Visitors.'

14 In Council Regulations 48 of 2002 concerning the Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Gazette, Vol. 133, p. 513, as amended on 13 October 2005, 17 November 2005, 4 May 2006, 22 March 2007 and 15 January 2009, Gazette Vol. 136, pp. 184, 342, 990; Vol. 137, p. 926; Vol. 139. p. 507), delete regulation 2 (5)–(8) and substitute:

'(5)–(8) four persons appointed by Council, of whom two shall be external persons;'.

15 In Council Regulations 3 of 2004 concerning the employment of University staff (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4703, 14 July 2004), delete existing regulation 20 (2) and substitute:

'(2) shall contain not fewer than two electors, at least one of whom must be nominated by the relevant faculty board or divisional board, who at the time the board meets are external persons, and who are not normally both from the same institution;'.


(b) Assignment of certain departmental headships to particular chairs

Explanatory Note

The following changes make provision for the headship of the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology to be held in due course by any of the eligible post-holders in the department in accordance with the current normal practice within the University. They also remove the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the Sub-department of Organic Chemistry from a table that sets out the departments where the headship is assigned permanently to a particular chair. These two departments were retained in the table whilst the then incumbents (Professor D.H. Barlow and Professor Sir Jack Baldwin) were still in post, but can now be removed.

Text of Regulations

In Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning the employment of University staff (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4703, 14 July 2004), delete Table 2 concerning the departments where the headship is assigned permanently to a particular chair, including footnotes 1 and 2, and substitute:

     'Department                               Chair

     Sir William Dunn School of                Professor of Pathology [1]
     Pathology                                
     Centre for Socio-Legal Studies            Professorship of Socio-Legal
                                               Studies

[1] Until such time as Professor H. Waldmann shall cease to hold the Professorship of Pathology.'


2 Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature (corrigendum)

When the changes to the regulations implementing the revised membership of the above Board were published (Gazette, Vol. 139, 26 June 2009, p. 1300), the number of slots for persons elected by and from the members of the Faculty of English Language and Literature was incorrectly shown as 'seven' instead of 'nine'. The numbering of the paragraphs for these slots was also incorrect.

In Council Regulations 19 of 2002, concerning Faculty Boards (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002, p. 1411, as amended on 5 May 2005, 16 March 2006, 15 May 2008, and 14 October 2008, Gazette, Vol. 135, p. 926; Vol. 136, p. 786; Vol. 138, p. 1060; Vol. 139, pp. 4û8), insert new regulation 18 as follows:

'18. The Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature shall consist of:

(1) the chairman of the English Faculty Board;

(2) the deputy chairman of the English Faculty Board;

(3) the board's Director of Graduate Studies;

(4) the board's Director of Undergraduate Studies;

(5) the board's Director of Research Strategy;

(6) the chairman of the Faculty;

(7)–(15) nine persons elected by and from the members of the Faculty of English Language and Literature.'

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CONGREGATION 17 March

1 Admission of Proctors (2010–11)

THE REVD COLIN PETER THOMPSON, MA D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of Catherine's College, and NICHOLAS CHARLES BAMFORTH, BCL MA Oxf, Fellow of Queen's College, were presented to the Vice- Chancellor and admitted to office, the former as Senior Proctor and the latter as Junior Proctor for the ensuing year.


2 Admission of Assessor (2010–11)

ERIC EVE, MA M.ST D.PHIL Oxf, Fellow of Harris Manchester College, was presented to the Vice- Chancellor and admitted to office as Assessor for the ensuing year.


3 Admission of Pro-Proctors (2010–11)

The Senior Proctor nominated KARL STERNBERG, MA Oxf, Fellow of St Catherine's College, to be his Deputy.

The Junior Proctor nominated THE REVD PETER JOHN MACKENZIE SOUTHWELL, MA Oxf, Queen's College, and ANDREW TIMMS, M.PHIL PH.D Brist, MA Camb, Fellow of Queen's College, to be his Deputies.

The Deputies were presented to the Vice-Chancellor and admitted to office.

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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:

Blanford, C.F., Department of Chemistry

Bradbury, J.D., St Catherine's

Friedman, M.S., St Hugh's

Llado-Buisan, V., Bodleian Library

Newstead, S.L., Department of Biochemistry

Serrano-Velarde, N.A.B., Faculty of Management

Snell, C.E., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Walker, J., Worcester

Warren-Lee, N.A., Department of Education

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DIVISIONAL BOARDS AND BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examination, to come into effect on 2 April, see 'Examinations and Boards' below.

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