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Oxford University Gazette, 18 March 2010: Notices

GENERAL NOTICES

Statutes Approved By Her Majesty in Council

Mr Vice-Chancellor has received a communication from the Clerk of Her Majesty's Privy Council, stating that on 10 February 2010 Her Majesty was pleased to approve the Statutes amending Statutes I and VI, printed in Gazette, Vol. 139, 11 June 2009, p. 1247 ( approved by Congregation, p. 1334).

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Undergraduate admissions statistics, 2009 entry

The Undergraduate Admissions Statistics for 2009 entry will be published as a PDF file on Monday, 22 March, at www.ox.ac.uk/ug-stats. The following analyses of the figures are available:

  • Applications and acceptances by school/college and gender
  • Applications and acceptances by region of domicile
  • Applications and acceptances by school/college qualifications
  • Applications and acceptances by disability
  • Applications and acceptances by ethnic origin
  • Applications and acceptances by course and gender
  • Applications and acceptances by course and type of school/college
  • Applicants shortlisted for interview by course
  • Applications and offers by college
  • Applications and acceptances by nationality and domicile

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The Bodleian Libraries

Notice of Exhibition: Refurbishment of Underground Bookstore and Old Bodleian Access Project

As part of its academic strategy, the Bodleian Libraries intend to provide increased numbers of books on open shelving, additional reading room space and to improve access arrangements for readers with limited mobility on the central Bodleian site. This will include redeveloping the existing underground bookstore into a new reading room and providing a safe stairway and a mobility platform to it from the Lower Radcliffe Camera Reading Room. Additionally the plans will include tunnel access for readers between the Radcliffe Camera and the Old Bodleian building and provide access to the Lower and Upper Reading Rooms in the Old Bodleian using the existing conveyor shaft for a new mobility lift.

The Bodleian Libraries would like to take this opportunity to consult the local community and members of the University on the proposals at an exhibition, prior to submitting planning and Listed Building applications to Oxford City Council.

The exhibition will provide an opportunity to inspect the proposals. Members of the Project Team will be available to answer questions.

The exhibition will be held in the Proscholium, Old Schools Quadrangle, the Bodleian Library, on 23 and 24 March, 2–6 p.m.

For those unable to visit the exhibition, the boards will be available in the Proscholium for a further two weeks, or can be viewed online at www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/buildingsupdate.

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University Counselling Service

The University Counselling Service will be open 9.30 a.m.–1.30 p.m. from Monday, 22 March (week 10), until Wednesday, 31 March (week 11) inclusive. The service will close for the Easter vacation from Thursday, 1 April until Friday, 9 April inclusive, and will reopen from Monday, 12 April (week –1), when the opening hours will be 9.30 a.m.–1.30 p.m.

The service will return to the normal opening hours of 9.15 a.m.–5.15 p.m. on Monday, 19 April (week 0).

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All Souls College: Codrington Library Exhibition

There will be a small exhibition to mark the tercentenary of the death of Christopher Codrington on 22 and 23 April, 2–5 p.m., in the Codrington Library, All Souls College.

Those wishing to attend should apply after 12 April for tickets to the Lodge of All Souls College or e-mail codrington.library@all-souls.ox.ac.uk, stating a preference for the date of admission. The ticket will specify the time of entry as well as the date.

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Oxford Learning Institute: Development Opportunities for University Teaching Staff

The following learning and teaching events are provided for members of University or college teaching staff. If unsure about your eligibility, contact services@learning.ox.ac.uk.

Further details of each event listed are available on the OLI Web site ( www.learning.ox.ac.uk) under 'seminars and courses'. To request a place, select the course or courses from the alphabetical listing and click the 'sign up' button. Alternatively you may e-mail the OLI at services@learning.ox.ac.uk, or telephone the booking and enquiries line on (2)86808.


Developing Academic Practice (academic staff)

This extended programme of seminars and support is provided for those wishing to develop further their practice as academics and in particular to develop their teaching.

Planning, review and integration: briefing

Friday, 16 April, 1.30–4 p.m. (Vacation)

Preparing a PRI portfolio prompts you to think about how you plan and review your teaching and how you integrate it with your other work; successful completion will enable participants to register as a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. This briefing explains the purpose and value of such a portfolio and introduces you to the mix of group meetings and one-to-one tutorials available to support you.

Planning, review and integration: group meetings

Wednesday, 24 March, 2–4 p.m. (Week 10, HT)
Wednesday, 12 May, 2–4 p.m. (Week 3, TT)
Thursday, 24 June, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. (Week 9, TT)
Tuesday, 13 July, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. (Vacation)

The PRI group meetings provide ongoing support for participants who ar e preparing a teaching portfolio for submission to the Higher Education Academy.

Course design

Monday, 19 April, 10 a.m.–12 noon (Week 0, TT)

Evaluating your teaching

Monday, 19 April, 2–4 p.m. (Week 0, TT)

Examining and assessing

Thursday, 22 April, 2–4 p.m. (Week 0, TT)

Learning and teaching: using technology tools

Tuesday, 4 May, 2–5 p.m. (Week 2, TT)

Coping with complexity

Friday, 7 May, 2–4.30 p.m. (Week 2, TT)

Linking research and teaching

Wednesday, 12 May, 12 noon–2 p.m. (Week 3, TT)

Voice coaching

Monday, 17 May, 1–5 p.m. (Week 4, TT)
Tuesday, 18 May, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (Week 4, TT)

Individual one-hour sessions are available at the times above.


Learning and Teaching Languages at Oxford

A programme of seminars designed to meet the needs of language tutors and instructors at Oxford. They are research-informed and grounded in practical experience of teaching languages in the Oxford context.

Teaching translation

Tuesday, 20 April, 2–5 p.m. (Week 0, TT)

Language course design and evaluation

Wednesday, 21 April, 2–5 p.m. (Week 0, TT)

Language testing and assessing student learning

Thursday, 22 April, 2–5 p.m. (Week 0, TT)


Learning and Teaching for Medical Teachers at Oxford

A programme of seminars designed to meet the needs of anyone who teaches medical students at Oxford, whether new to this role or more experienced.

Lecturing performance in medicine

Wednesday, 31 March, 2–5 p.m. (Vacation)

Evaluating teaching in medicine

Thursday, 15 April, 2–5 p.m. (Vacation)

Assessing student learning in medicine

Wednesday, 28 April, 2–5 p.m. (Week 1, TT)

Examining in Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE)

Thursday, 13 May, 2–5 p.m. (Week 3, TT)


Postgraduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGDipLATHE)

This part-time professional programme for academics teaching in higher education leads to the award of the PGDipLATHE and eligibility for fellowship status with the national Higher Education Academy. Applications for the 2010–11 academic year are now being accepted. Further information may be obtained from the OLI Web site at www.learning.ox.ac.uk/oli.php?page=48, or from the Course Administrator (e-mail: diploma.administrator@learning.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)86822).

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Clubs Committee: Annual Report 2008–9

During the academic year 2008–9, under the chairmanship of successive Assessors, the Clubs Committee continued to provide a variety of support for student clubs and societies registered under Rules Committee Regulations. This support was directed towards non-sports clubs and publications, as sports clubs can look primarily to the Sports Department.

Funding for the Committee's activities was provided in the usual way, mainly from two sources: a grant from the Committee for the Council Departments (£9,500) and a share (£10,950) of the proceeds of a per-capita levy paid by colleges to support the activities of both sports and non-sports clubs at university level.

The Committee continued to operate a Clubs Office (co-located within the Proctors' Office in Wellington Square) staffed by a part-time Clubs Officer. In addition to being available to provide secretarial services on request to student organisations, the Clubs Officer advised on and assisted with registration procedures, in particular clubs' accounts.

The Committee also continued its cooperation with the Sports Department over the Minibus Driver Assessment and Vehicle Hire Scheme (now administered from the Sports Department but open to use by any club registered with the Proctors). This important scheme enables students to drive good-quality hired vehicles safely, insured by the University, when taking part in bona fide club activities such as travelling to sports fixtures or events outside Oxford. Although a number of reportable incidents occurred during the year and resulted in mainly minor damage to vehicles, no personal injuries were sustained.

Financial support was provided directly to clubs in the form of grants (including start-up awards for newly registered organisations) and interest-free loans. Under an initiative agreed in 2008 to include one major grant (up to £1,000) among the awards approved each year, the Committee was pleased to note the success of the OU C.S. Lewis Society in staging the opera Perelandra last summer (a work previously performed only once). During 2008–9, a major award of £1,000 was made to the Oxford Newman Society to support special projects. Other recipients of awards included the Oxford Cyprus Society, the Oxford Armenian Society, the Oxford Rock and Metal Society, Pembroke Ornithology Society, Folio magazine, the Oxford Atheist Society, and the International Relations Society. The Committee keeps its funding scheme under review, in particular the arrangements for publicising the availability of grants, loans, and underwriting guarantees. As a consequence of arrangements made several years previously to rehouse the OU Dramatic Society's wardrobe after the Clubs Committee moved out of premises at 13 Bevington Road, the Committee became responsible for meeting an infrastructure charge of £4,600. Discussions held with relevant parties have now identified alternative arrangements to house the wardrobe in non-university premises.

The Committee benefited particularly from the keen interest and lively contributions of its student members. It is delighted to be able to support the astonishingly wide range of student organisations which so enrich the life of the University.

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Rules Committee: Rules Committee Regulations 1 of 2010

Published on 18 March 2010

In accordance with Statute XI (Part A, section 4) and Council Regulations 42 of 2002, the Rules Committee has agreed that the following regulations shall be in force for the year beginning on 1 October 2010.

Part 1

Clubs, Societies, and Publications

1.1. Student members of the University who form a club or society, or an organisation for whatever purpose (including one for the publication of a journal, newspaper, or magazine, whether in hard copy or electronic format), and who wish to use the name and/or Arms of the University in its title or the word 'Oxford' in the title of a journal, newspaper, or magazine, shall:

(1) register with the Proctors;

(2) obtain the consent of the Vice-Chancellor; and

(3) sign the University's standard form of trademark licence.

1.2. The Vice-Chancellor will not consider applications for consent until the club, society, or organisation has been registered with the Proctors for two consecutive terms, and consent may be withdrawn as he or she thinks fit. Any consent granted by the Vice-Chancellor shall be withheld or withdrawn if the registration of the club, society, or organisation concerned lapses or is withdrawn or withheld by the Proctors.

1.3. A club, society, or organisation which does not wish to use the name of the University in its title may also register with the Proctors if it conforms with regulations 1.10–1.12 below.

1.4. The Proctors may not unreasonably withhold or withdraw registration.

1.5. (1) Failure to comply with these regulations may result in the club, society, or organisation being deregistered and/or fined an amount not exceeding £500 by the Proctors.

(2) These regulations shall also apply to any club, society, or organisation not currently registered with the Proctors but which has been so registered during any of the preceding three terms.

1.6. No member of the governing committee of a club, society, or organisation shall in organising an event or function, or otherwise, encourage or incite a breach of Statute XI or any regulation made under it.

1.7. (1) Each club, society, or organisation which registers with the Proctors shall be designated, as the Proctors see fit, to be:

(a) a non-sports club, society, or organisation ('non-sports club'); or

(b) a club, society, or organisation for sport ('sports club'); or

(c) an organisation for the publication of a journal, newspaper, or magazine, whether in hard copy or electronic format ('publication').

(2) Each such non-sports club and publication shall register with the Proctors through the Clerk to the Proctors, and each such sports club shall register with the Proctors through the Head of the Sports Department.

(3) In this regulation, 'non-sports club', 'sports club', and 'publication' mean the members of the club, society, or organisation concerned.

1.8. Each club, society or organisation which registers with the Proctors shall be entitled to apply to Oxford University Computing Services ('OUCS') to use Information Technology ('IT') facilities (e.g. e-mail and Web publication) in the name of the club, society or organisation. Where relevant facilities are allocated by OUCS it shall be the responsibility of the club, society or organisation concerned to:

(1) designate not more than one person entitled to a university e-mail account (as defined by OUCS rules) to act as its IT Officer, whose duties shall include liaising with OUCS about the use of facilities allocated and passing on to his or her successor in office all records (in whatever format held) relating to the use of the facilities allocated;

(2) designate one of its members (who shall be either a student member or, exceptionally, a member of Congregation: and who may be but need not necessarily be, the same as its IT Officer) as its principal Web-master, whose duties shall include maintaining an awareness of the University Guidelines for Web Information Providers and coordinating and regulating access to the web facilities used by the club, society or organisation;

(3) comply with regulations relating to the use of IT facilities provided by OUCS and with the guidelines published from time to time by OUCS for the use of IT facilities by student clubs, societies and organisations (including those guidelines relating to the operation of electronic mailing lists);

(4) ensure that all designated persons responsible for the IT resources of the club, society or organisation are competent to deal with the requirements of this section, and where necessary undertake training under the guidance of OUCS.

1.9 Each student organisation registering with the Proctors shall include in its constitution a clause affirming that its activities will be conducted in accordance with the following university policies and codes of practice in force from time to time: Integrated Equality Policy, Code of Practice on Harassment and Bullying, and Code of Practice on Freedom of Speech.

Non-sports clubs

1.10. (1) Each non-sports club which registers with the Proctors shall:

(a) establish a constitution and deposit a copy of it with the Proctors: the Proctors may require that the constitution take a form prescribed by the Proctors in order to ensure that the administration of the club applies with applicable law;

(b) act in accordance with the constitution established under (a) above;

(c) advise the Proctors promptly of any changes in the constitution established under (a) above;

(d) notify to the Proctors not later than the end of the second week of every Full Term the programme of meetings and speakers which has been arranged for that term (e.g. by sending them a copy of its term-card);

(e) appoint a president (or similar principal officer) who shall be a student member or a member of one of the other institutions listed in (l) below attending the institution for the purpose of undertaking a course of study (subject in the latter case to the member's signing, on election to office, an undertaking to abide by the provisions of these regulations and to accept the authority of the Proctors on club matters);

(f) appoint a secretary who shall be a student member or a member of one of the other institutions listed in (l) below attending the institution for the purpose of undertaking a course of study (subject in the latter case to a member's signing, on election to office, an undertaking to abide by the provisions of these regulations and to accept the authority of the Proctors on club matters) and who shall keep a proper record of its activities;

(g) appoint a treasurer who shall be a student member or a member of one of the other institutions listed in (l) below attending the institution for the purpose of undertaking a course of study (subject in the latter case to the member's signing, on election to office, an undertaking to abide by the provisions of these regulations and to accept the authority of the Proctors on club matters) and who shall keep a proper record of its financial transactions which shall be available for inspection at the request of the Senior Member appointed under (i) below or the Proctors; and shall forward to the Proctors by the end of the second week of each Full Term a copy of the accounts for the preceding term (the format of which the Proctors may prescribe) signed by the Senior Member for retention on the Proctors' files;

(h) not appoint several individuals jointly to hold any of the offices specified in (e), (f), and (g) nor allow any individual to hold more than one of these offices at a time;

(i) appoint a member of Congregation as Senior Member who shall, by virtue of holding that office, be a member of the non-sports club's committee;

(j) notify to the Proctors by the end of the second week of each Full Term the names of the members of its committee;

(k) notify the Proctors immediately of any changes in holders of the offices specified in (e), (f), and (g);

(l) admit to membership only members of the University, those whose names are on the Register of Visiting Students, and, at the discretion of its committee, students registered to read for diplomas and certificates in the University, student members of Permanent Private Halls who are not student members of the University, members of Ruskin College, of Ripon College, Cuddesdon, and of the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, and members of the Westminster Institute of Oxford Brookes University who are registered to read for degrees or other qualifications validated by the University of Oxford;

(m) admit to membership, if it so wishes, other persons not being members of the University, or one of the institutions listed in (l) above, on condition that students of Oxford Brookes University (other than members of the Westminister Institute) shall not constitute more than one-fifth of the total membership and in addition other non-university members shall not constitute more than one-fifth of the total membership;

(n) if having a turnover in excess of £15,000 in the preceding year, or if owing to a change in the nature or scale of its activities confidently expecting to have such a turnover in the current year, submit its accounts (the format of which the Proctors may prescribe) for independent professional inspection and report by a properly qualified person approved in advance by the Proctors; accounts shall be ready for independent professional inspection and report within four months of the end of its financial year and the costs of the inspection and report shall be borne by the non-sports club; if requested by the person approved by the Proctors the non-sports club shall submit accounts and related material as a basis for a review of accounting procedures, the cost likewise to be borne by the non-sports club;

(o) maintain a register of members as specified by the club's constitution who shall elect or appoint the officers (including those specified in (e), (f), and (g)) and who shall have ultimate responsibility for the activities of the non-sports club; this register must be made available for inspection by the Proctors on request;

(p) notify the Proctors if the non-sports club ceases to operate or is to be disbanded, and at the same time submit a final statement of accounts (the format of which the Proctors may prescribe).

(2) Each officer of a non-sports club must, on relinquishing his or her appointment, promptly hand to his or her successor in office (or to another member of the club nominated by its committee) all official documents and records belonging to the club, together with (on request from the club's committee) any other property of the club which may be in his or her possession, and must complete any requirements to transfer authority relating to control of the club's bank account, building society account, or other financial affairs.

(3) In exceptional circumstances, at the request of a non-sports club, the Proctors shall have discretion to dispense from any of the requirements in (e)–(j) and (l)–(n) of paragraph (1) above, subject to such terms and conditions as they may from time to time see fit to impose.

Sports clubs

1.11. (1) Each sports club which registers with the Proctors shall:

(a) establish a constitution and deposit a copy of it with the Director of Sport; this constitution must include provisions approved by the Proctors on advice from the Area Safety Officer (Sport) relating to safety and insurance matters and must provide for the sports club to appoint a president (or similar principal officer), a secretary, and a treasurer as required by regulation 1.10 (1) (e), (f), (g), and (h) above; must provide for the club to admit members as in regulation 1.10 (1) (l) and (m) above (except that non-University members may not constitute more than one-fifth of the total membership); must maintain a register of members as specified by the club's constitution; must notify the Proctors, through the Director of Sport, if the club ceases to operate or is to be disbanded, and at the same time submit a final statement of accounts (the format of which the Proctors may prescribe); and must provide for the club to be run by a committee on which members of the University, both student and other, are in a majority: the Proctors may require that the constitution take a form prescribed by the Proctors in order to ensure that the administration of the club applies with applicable law;

(b) act in accordance with the constitution established under (a) above;

(c) advise the Proctors promptly, through the Director of Sport, of any changes in the constitution established under (a) above;

(d) be designated or redesignated by the Proctors, as they see fit after consulting the Sports Strategy Committee, to be a 'foundation sport', 'development sport', 'established sport', or 'recognised sport';

(e) appoint to its committee a Senior Member (who shall be a person who is a member of Congregation) through whom the club is accountable to the Proctors; in exceptional circumstances (e.g. if no suitable member of Congregation can be found), a recognised sports club may request that the Director of Sport be appointed as its Senior Member ex officio;

(f) present to the Proctors, through the Director of Sport, annual accounts together with a copy of the club's current constitution and list of officers (such accounts to be submitted not later than one month after the end of the financial year to which they relate), subject to the following conditions:

(i) during the first year of registration, a club may be required by the Proctors to submit termly accounts;

(ii) if having a turnover in excess of £40,000 in the preceding year, or if owing to a change in the nature or scale of its activities confidently expecting to have such a turnover in the current year, a sports club must submit its accounts (the format of which the Proctors may prescribe) for independent professional inspection and report by a properly qualified person approved in advance by the Proctors;

(iii) accounts shall be ready for audit within one month of the end of its financial year and the costs of the inspection and report shall be borne by the sports club; if requested by the person approved by the Proctors, the sports club shall submit accounts and related material as the basis for a review of accounting procedures, the costs likewise to be borne by the sports club;

(g) ensure that all paid and unpaid club administrative and coaching appointments are ratified by the Sports Strategy Committee and that all coaches are accredited where appropriate by the relevant national governing body;

(h) operate and keep updated a suitable club Web page displaying (as a minimum) current club contacts, constitution and approved Code of Conduct on Safety Matters and Risk Assessment.

(2) The organisers of any event or competition that is approved or advertised by a sports club as being an official event of the club concerned (other than such events already included in the club's approved code of conduct on safety matters and risk assessment) must submit to the Proctors not less than twenty-one days before the date of the proposed event an event plan and risk assessment, together with documentary evidence of appropriate insurance cover. The organisers shall observe such conditions relating to the running of the event as may be specified by the Proctors (who shall take advice from the University Marshal and the Area Safety Office (Sport)).

(3) Each officer of a sports club must, on relinquishing his or her appointment, promptly hand to his or her successor in office (or to another member of the club nominated by its committee) all official documents and records belonging to the club, together with (on request from the club's committee) any other property of the club which may be in his or her possession, and must complete any requirements to transfer authority relating to control of the club's bank account, building society account, or any other financial affairs.

(4) Any registered sports club may apply to the Proctors, through the Sports Strategy Committee, for permission to cooperate in the establishment of a federal structure or representative team.

(5) There shall be only one registered club for each sport, with the possibility of the club being federal in nature.

(6) In exceptional circumstances, at the request of a sports club submitted through the Director of Sport, the Proctors shall have discretion to dispense from the requirements of any of (a)–(g) of paragraph (1) above, subject to such terms and conditions as they may from time to time see fit to impose.

Publications

1.12. (1) a publication which registers with the Proctors shall:

(a) notify to the Proctors by the end of the second week of each Full Term the names of its editor or editors and the names of any other persons who have agreed to assume financial responsibility, and shall promptly notify to the Proctors any changes in its editor or editors;

(b) appoint a member of Congregation as its Senior Member who shall be kept informed of the activities of the publication;

(c) keep a proper record of its financial transactions which shall be available for inspection at the request of the Senior Member or the Proctors; and forward to the Proctors by the end of the second week of each Full Term a copy of the accounts (the format of which the Proctors may prescribe) for the preceding term signed by the Senior Member for retention on the Proctors' files;

(d) inform the Proctors when publication ceases and in doing so present a financial statement; and

(e) in the event of having a turnover in excess of £15,000 in the preceding year, or if owing to a change in the nature or scale of its activities confidently expecting to have such a turnover in the current year, shall submit its accounts (the format of which the Proctors may prescribe) for independent professional inspection and report by a properly qualified person approved in advance by the Proctors; accounts shall be ready for independent professional inspection and report within four months of the end of the financial year of the publication; if requested by the person approved by the Proctors the publication shall submit accounts and related materials as a basis for accounting procedures, the cost likewise to be borne by the publication.

(2) In exceptional circumstances, at the request of a publication, the Proctors shall have discretion to dispense from the requirements of (b) and (c) of paragraph (1) above, subject to such terms and conditions as they may from time to time see fit to impose.

Part 2

Defacement of Property and Unauthorised Advertisements

2.1. No student member shall intentionally or recklessly and without lawful authority, within six miles of Carfax:

(1) deface any building, wall, fence, or other structure by inscribing on it any writing or posting on or attaching to it any bill;

(2) display any advertising material in a public place.

Part 3

Behaviour after Examinations

3.1. Student members must familiarise themselves with the Proctors' guidance on Statute XI published on the Proctors' Office Web site.

3.2. (1) No student member, other than a candidate presenting himself or herself for examination, shall, at any time between the hours of 12.15 and 1 p.m. or 5.15 and 6 p.m., or between fifteen minutes before and thirty minutes after the scheduled time for the completion of a Public Examination of the University for ten or more candidates, in the company of one or more other persons either:

(a) gather without the prior permission of the Proctors in a public thoroughfare within 300 metres of any place where such an examination is being, or has just been, held; or

(b) having gathered in a public thoroughfare within one mile of any such place, fail to disperse after having been requested to do so by one or more of the Proctors, the Marshal, or their staff.

(2) For the purpose of this regulation, persons shall be regarded as having gathered if they assemble, or form part of an assembly, in such a way as to cause, or to be likely to cause, obstruction of a public thoroughfare.

3.3. (1) No student member shall, in any place or thoroughfare to which members of the general public have access within six miles of Carfax, throw, pour, spray, apply, or use any thing or substance in a way which is intended, or is likely, (a) to cause injury to any person, or (b) to cause damage to, or defacement or destruction of, any property, or (c) to cause litter.

(2) No student member shall be in possession of any thing or substance with intention to commit an offence under paragraph (1) above.

Part 4

Overseas Activities

4.1. (1) No student member shall participate in any sports tours which involve overseas travel during Full Term or the Thursday and Friday immediately preceding Full Term without the prior permission of:

(a) the Senior Tutor of that member's college, society, Permanent Private Hall, or other designated institution; and

(b) the Proctors.

(2) The written permission of the Senior Tutor shall accompany any request to the Proctors.

4.2 No student member shall organise any activity overseas on behalf of any club, society or other organisation registered with the Proctors, whether during term-time or vacation, without applying to the Proctors for permission before any firm commitments are entered into and in any case not less than one calendar month in advance of the proposed date of departure from the United Kingdom. The application for the Proctors' permission must be accompanied by details of the plans for the activity concerned, including finances. When considering applications the Proctors may take advice as appropriate from the Area Safety Officer (Sport), the Director of Sport, the University Marshal, and committees of the Conference of Colleges.

4.3. Each student member participating in such activities overseas for which permission has been given by the Proctors in accordance with section 4.2 above shall observe any conditions imposed by the Proctors, e.g. relating to the deposit of contact addresses, fulfilment of health, safety, and insurance requirements, and stipulation of coaches, trainers, or Senior Members to accompany the trip.

Part 5

Rowing on the River

5.1. No student member (other than a student member currently in residence at All Souls College, Green Templeton College, Kellogg College, Linacre College, Nuffield College, St Antony's College, St Cross College, or Wolfson College) shall participate in rowing on the river except in a single scull between the hours of 8.30 a.m. and 1 p.m. from Monday to Friday inclusive during Full Term without the prior permission of the Proctors.

5.2. No student member shall knowingly breach any regulation or instruction made by or on the authority of the Director of Sport or the Area Safety Officer (Sport), by Oxford University Rowing Clubs with the consent of the Proctors, or by a responsible external body such as the Environment Agency or Amateur Rowing Association, relating to safety on the river.

5.3. the organisers of any rowing competition for any college, society, Permanent Private Hall, or other designated institution (or between a number of such foundations) which is to be held within six miles of Carfax shall submit to the Proctors not less than twenty-one days before the date of the proposed competition an Event Plan and Risk Assessment, together with documentary evidence of appropriate insurance cover, and shall observe such conditions relating to the running of the competition as may be specified by the Proctors (who shall take advice from the University Marshal and the Area Safety Officer (Sport)).

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APPOINTMENT

Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History 2010–11

IAN TYRRELL, BA Queensland, MA PH.D Duke, Scientia Professor of History, University of New South Wales, has been appointed to the visiting professorship for the academic year 2010–11.

Professor Tyrrell will be a fellow of Queen's College.

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COMPOSITION OF ELECTORAL BOARDS

The composition of the electoral boards to the posts below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is as follows:

Professorship of Cardiovascular Medicine

                               Appointed by

    Sir Michael Scholar            Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
    Professor K. Wood              Green Templeton College
    Professor A. Buchan            Council
    Professor A. Shah              Council
    Professor K. Fox               Medical Sciences Board
    Professor Sir John Bell        Medical Sciences Board
    Professor H. Watkins           Medical Sciences Board
    Professor M. Caulfield         Royal College of Physicians
    Dr J. Morris                   Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust 
    Professor J. Sear              Green Templeton College 

Bp Professorship of Information Engineering

                                   Appointed by

    The President of St John's     Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
    The Warden of Keble            ex officio
    Professor J. Kittler           Council
    Professor P. Donnelly          Council
    Professor A. Halliday          Mathematical, Physical 
                                        and Life Sciences Board
    Professor G. Houlsby           Mathematical, Physical 
                                        and Life Sciences Board
    Professor T. Wilson            Mathematical, Physical 
                                        and Life Sciences Board
    Professor Z. Ghahramani        Mathematical, Physical 
                                        and Life Sciences Board
    Professor P. Taylor            Keble College

[1] Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Sects. 10 and 11 of Statute IX (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, Vol. 133, p. 108).

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