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Oxford University Gazette, 26 November 2009: University Acts

COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 11 December.

Establishment of Stanley Lewis Professorship of Israel Studies

Explanatory Note

These changes, made on the recommendation of the Social Sciences Board, establish a professorship in the Social Sciences Division endowed by a benefaction from the Stanley and Zea Lewis Family Foundation. It is envisaged that the professor will work in the field of Israel studies, enabling research collaboration across the collegiate University with the many fields of interest in this region of the world.

Text of Regulations

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, before 'Agnelli-Serena Professor of Italian Studies' insert: 'Stanley Lewis Professor of Israel Studies'.

2 In Sect. III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 444, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 152 and renumber existing §§ 152–6 as §§ 153–7:

'§ 152. Stanley Lewis Professor of Israel Studies

1. The benefaction from the Stanley and Zea Lewis Family Foundation which will comprise the sum of £3,000,000 over a three-year period, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the Stanley Lewis Fund.

2. The University shall retain all of the Fund as permanent endowment and shall apply the net income of the Fund towards the support of the Chair of Israel Studies.

3. The Chair shall be named the Stanley Lewis Chair of Israel Studies (or such other name as the University may agree with the Foundation).

4. The holder of the Chair will research and lecture on one or more of the modern history, politics, sociology or economics of the State of Israel.

5. The holder of the Chair will hold a joint appointment in the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies and such other social science disciplinary department as appropriate (for example, Economics, Politics and International Relations, Sociology). The holder will build links with related academic disciplines and groups across the collegiate University (for example, with Middle East Studies, the Oriental Institute).

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

(1) the Head of the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies; (2) the Head of the department with which the post is jointly held (or his or her nominee); and (3) the Head of the Social Sciences Board, or his or her nominee.

7. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in paragraph (2) of this regulation is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the Head of the relevant college (being the college to which the professorship has been allocated by Council), or if the Head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the relevant college;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6) the Head of the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies;

(7)–(9) the Heads, or their nominees, of the Departments of Economics, Politics and International Relations, and Sociology;

(10) the Head of the Social Sciences Division.

8. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the regulations concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same regulations, which are applicable to the Chair.

9. Regulations 1–4 shall be deemed to be Trust Regulations under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI.

10. Regulations 5–9 may be amended by Council.'

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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 11 December.

(a) Nuffield Benefaction for the Advancement of Medicine

Explanatory Note

This change, agreed by the Nuffield Medical Trustees, allows the Vice-Chancellor to appoint a Nuffield Medical Trustee, if the Vice-Chancellor chooses not to serve as a Trustee.

Text of Regulations

1 In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 692, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461, and as amended by Decree (1) of 21 March 2002), in Part 1 of § 259, concerning the Nuffield Benefaction for the Advancement of Medicine, delete regulation 1(1)(b) and substitute (new text underlined):

'(b) the Vice-Chancellor or a person appointed by the Vice-Chancellor for a renewable period of two years;'.

2 Ibid., delete regulation 1(3)(c) and substitute (new text underlined):

'(c) With the exception of any appointment made under (1)(b) above, appointed trustees shall serve for an initial period of seven years, and shall then be eligible for reappointment for further periods of five years at a time, subject in both cases to the age limit laid down by (b) above.'


(b) David Ryan Memorial Fund

Explanatory Note

The following changes, made on the recommendation of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division, establish the David Ryan Memorial Fund to provide support for students in the Sub-department of Condensed Matter Physics and delete an existing fund, which the new fund replaces.

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 719, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 309 and renumber existing §§ 309–89 as §§ 311–91:

'§ 309. David Ryan Memorial Fund

1. The benefaction from Mr and Mrs Thomas Ryan and Dr Anthony Ryan in memory of Dr David Ryan, which comprises the sum of £35,000, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the David Ryan Memorial Fund.

2. The University shall retain all of the Fund as permanent endowment and shall apply the net income of the Fund to support students in the Sub-department of Condensed Matter Physics.

3. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its capital and income, shall be the responsibility of the Department of Physics, which shall appoint a committee with delegated authority ('the Board') to discharge this responsibility on its behalf.

4. The Board shall award travel grants and bursaries to undergraduate and postgraduate students of the Sub-department of Condensed Matter Physics and an annual prize for the best research presentation made by a second-year postgraduate student of the Sub-department and shall use the Fund for such other purposes in support of students in the Sub-department as the Board may from time to time agree.

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

Regulations to be made by the General Purposes Committee of Council if the above regulations come into force

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 719, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), delete § 77 concerning the David Ryan Memorial Prize and renumber §§ 78–115 as §§ 77–114.

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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:

\Burrough, S.L., Hertford

Cooke, P.A., Queen's

Major, P.J., Department of Chemistry

O'Connor, P.S., Humanities Division

Pinsent, A.C., Harris Manchester

Viaene, V.C.A., Faculty of History

Williams, C.E., St Peter's

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DIVISIONAL BOARDS AND BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 11 December, see 'Examinations and Boards' below.

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