Congregation

  • Thursday 21 October 2010
  • No. 4931
  • Vol 141

Congregation2 November

2 November 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that any two members may, not later than noon on Monday, 25 October, give notice in writing to the Registrar that they intend to oppose one or more of the resolutions below (see the note on the conduct of business in Congregation below). If no such notice has been given, and unless Council has declared otherwise, the resolutions shall be carried, and the meeting may be cancelled.

1 Voting on Resolution authorising use of space within the Primary Care Trust building at the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter

Explanatory Note

Under the terms on which the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter site was purchased, the University is required to construct a new Primary Care Trust (PCT) building to replace the Jericho Health Centre. The three-floor building proposed by the University will provide approximately 750 sq.m. net usable space per floor.

A resolution allocating one floor of this building to the Department of Public Health and Primary Care was passed by Congregation on 1 December 2009.

Following discussions with the PCT, it is clear that its space requirements will be met by one floor of the building. It is therefore proposed that one floor be allocated to the PCT.

It is proposed that the remaining floor be allocated to Oxford University Press.

Text of Resolutions

(i) That one floor (approximately 750 sq.m. net usable space) in the Primary Care Trust building to be constructed at the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, be allocated to the Primary Care Trust;

(ii) That one floor (approximately 750 sq.m. net usable space) in the Primary Care Trust building to be constructed at the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, be allocated to Oxford University Press.

2 Voting on Resolution authorising use of the site of the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory and the allocation of space in the Robert Hooke Building

Explanatory Note

The site of the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory together with the parking area immediately in front of the building, is proposed as the location for a new Chemistry Research Laboratory. This new laboratory will provide improved teaching facilities and will achieve the Department's long-standing objective of consolidating teaching and research activity currently split across three buildings.

In addition, the temporary allocation of space in the Robert Hooke Building (formerly the Earth Sciences building) is proposed as part of the decant strategy for this project.

Text of Resolutions

(i) That the site of approximately 3,500 sq.m., which includes the site on which the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory currently stands, be allocated to the Department of Chemistry for the construction of a new building.

(ii) That approximately 2,765 sq.m. net useable space in the Robert Hooke Building building be allocated to the Department of Chemistry on a temporary basis from 12 October 2010 until 30 September 2013.

3 Voting on Resolution authorising use of a site in front of the Clarendon Laboratory Lindemann Building

Explanatory Note

The Sciences Area masterplanning process identified a development site in front of the Clarendon Laboratory Lindemann Building. This site is proposed as the location for a new building for the Department of Physics. The building, which would be occupied primarily by Theoretical Physics, will contribute towards the achievement of the long-term objective of consolidating the Department in a single location.

Text of Resolution

That the site of approximately 1,700 sq.m. located in front of the Clarendon Laboratory Lindemann Building be allocated to the Department of Physics for the construction of a new building.

Congregation25 November

Elections 

Audit and Scrutiny Committee

Committee for the Nomination of Select Preachers

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board

Medical Sciences Divisional Board

Board of the Faculty of Philosophy

Details are in 'Elections' section below.

Congregation2 December

Elections

Council  

Humanities Divisional Board

Board of the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics

Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

Details are in 'Elections' section below.

Note on procedures in Congregation

¶ Business in Congregation is conducted in accordance with Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, Vol. 133, p. 160, as amended on 12 October 2004, Gazette, Vol. 135, p. 214; www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/regulations/529-122.shtml). A printout of these regulations, or of any statute or other regulations, is available from the Council Secretariat on request. A member of Congregation seeking advice on questions relating to its procedures, other than elections, should contact Miss S. Cowburn at the University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: (2)70193; email: sarah.cowburn@admin.ox.ac.uk); questions relating to elections should be directed to the Elections Officer, Ms S.L. Stacey (telephone: (2)80463, email: elections.office@ox.ac.uk).