Council and Main Committees

  • Thursday 10 March 2011
  • NO. 4947
  • VOL. 141

General Purposes Committee of Council

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 25 March.

Establishment of McDonald Agape Fund

Explanatory Note

These regulations establish the McDonald Agape Fund to support the activities of the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics and Public Life and a Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 608, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 232 as follows, and renumber existing §§ 232–391 as §§ 233–392:

'§ 232.  McDonald Agape Fund

1. The University receives with gratitude the sum of £150,000 from The McDonald Agape Foundation to be held on the trusts declared in this regulation. Further money or property may be paid or transferred to the University to be held on the same trusts. The assets so held will be known as the McDonald Agape Fund ('the Fund').

2. The University shall retain as permanent endowment those of the assets in the Fund which are contributed on the express understanding that they are to be treated as permanent endowment ('the Permanent Endowment').

3. The University shall (a) apply the income of the Permanent Endowment; and (b) apply the income and, in its discretion, the capital of the remainder of the Fund, in support of the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics and Public Life and the McDonald Fellowship in Ethics and Public Life.

4. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Humanities Board.

5. The University may in its absolute discretion in the period ending 21 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 it, and holding it 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 it were income of the Fund arising in the then current year.

6. 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.

7. 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 these regulations.

8. These regulations shall be deemed to be Trust Regulations under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI.

9. Subject to regulation 10, Council may amend, repeal or add to these regulations in accordance with Part D of Statute XVI, but no amendment is valid if it would cause the Fund to:

(1) cease to be exclusively charitable according to the law of England and Wales; or

(2) be outside the objects of the University.

10.  Any amendment to regulation 3 is an amendment to the main objects of the Fund for the purposes of Part D of Statute XVI and must be approved both by Congregation of the University and subsequently by Her Majesty in Council.'

Congregation5 March

Conferment of Honorary Degree

The Degree of Master of Arts, honoris causa, approved by Resolution of Congregation on 14 October 2010, was conferred upon Lady Nancy Caroline Gayley Kenny.

Council of the University

Register of Congregation

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the following names have been added to the Register of Congregation:

Ausoni, A., Worcester

Wakeham, C.R., St Hugh's

Divisional and Faculty Boards

For changes in regulations for examinations see 'Examinations and Boards' below.