Council and Main Committees

  • Thursday 23 June 2011
  • NO. 4960
  • VOL. 141

Council of the University

Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 8 July.

Establishment of degree of Master of Public Policy

Explanatory Note

Following approval of the establishment of the degree of Master of Public Policy (see Gazette No. 4955, 2 June 2011, p. 675), some consequential changes to the regulations are made below.

Text of Regulations

1 In regulation 2.1 of Council Regulations 22 of 2002 concerning academic precedence and standing (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002, as amended on 14 June 2005, 11 October 2005 and 14 October 2010, Gazette Vol. 139, p. 1004, 30 April 2009; Vol. 141, p. 110, 14 October 2010), after 'Master of Fine Art if also a Master of Arts' insert 'Master of Public Policy if also a Master of Arts'.

2 Ibid., after 'Master of Fine Art if not also a Master of Arts' insert 'Master of Public Policy if not also a Master of Arts'.

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 8 July.

Burdett-Coutts Foundation

Explanatory Note

The following change, made on the recommendation of the committee for the management of the Burdett-Coutts Foundation and the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board, updates the membership of the former committee to reflect the fact that the Professor of Geology and the Head of the Department of Earth Sciences are no longer the same person. It is thought that the Head of Department is the more appropriate person to act in this capacity. The Professor of Geology will be eligible to serve as an elected member.

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 604, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by the changes published on 14 November 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), delete existing § 46 and substitute (new text underlined, deleted text scored through):

'§ 46.  Burdett-Coutts Foundation

1. The Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division shall be the board of management of the Burdett-Coutts Foundation.

2. The board shall establish a committee to exercise on its behalf the powers conferred by clauses 3 and 4. The committee shall consist of the Head of the Department of Earth SciencesProfessor of Geology and three other persons, of whom two shall be elected by the Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences and one by the Board of the Faculty of Biological Sciences one appointed by the Board of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division (but who does not need to be a member of the Board) and two elected by the Departmental Committee of Earth Sciences. The elected members (who need not necessarily be members of either faculty board) shall hold office for three years and shall be re-eligible. The committee shall report on its activities to the Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division at least once in each year.

3. The first charge on the foundation shall be the award in each year of a Burdett-Coutts Prize, the value of which shall be determined by the committee but shall not be less than £50. The prize money shall be spent on travel or some other purpose connected with the study of Geology and approved by the Professor of Geology, and shall be paid in accordance with his or her instructions. The prize shall be open to members of the University who have read Geology in the Honour School of Natural Science Geology/Earth Sciences, have passed the examinations necessary for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts and are of not more than twelve terms' standing. It shall be awarded to the candidate who, after consideration of the candidates' performance in the Final Honour School and of their proposals for the use of the prize money is, in the opinion of the committee, best fitted to receive it. If in any year the prize is not awarded because no candidate of sufficient merit has presented himself or herself, the committee shall report accordingly to the board.

4. Income not required for the prize may be kept in hand or used by the committee in one or more of the following ways:

(a) the award of a second prize—the value and conditions to be decided by the committee in each case;

(b) the award of a studentship to a member of the University who has (or will have by the time the studentship is taken up) (i) passed the examinations necessary for the Degree of BA, (ii) not exceeded twenty-seven terms from his or her matriculation, (iii) satisfied the committee that he or she intends to read for the Degree of MSc or DPhil in the Department of Geology Earth Sciences—the value and conditions to be decided by the committee in each case;

(c) the award of a studentship to a member of another university who has been admitted by the Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences as a student for the Degree of MSc or DPhil in the Department of Geology Earth Sciences—the value and conditions to be decided by the committee in each case; provided that an award under this sub-clause shall not be made unless the financial state of the fund is such that it can be made without prejudice to the possibility of an award under subclause (b);

(d) in any way (whether by the making of grants or otherwise) for the promotion of the study of geology, and of other branches of natural science bearing on geology, among members of the University who have not exceeded twenty-seven terms from their matriculation.

5. The board shall, with the consent of Council, have power to alter this decree regulation from time to time, provided always that the main end of the foundation shall be kept in view, namely, the promotion of the study of Geology, and of other branches of natural science bearing on Geology, among the junior student members of the University of Oxford.'

Congregation16 June

Elections

For the result of the elections listed below, please see 'Elections' section.

Council

Socially Responsible Investment Review Committee

Curators of the University Libraries

Curators of the University Parks

Congregation21 June

(1) Declaration of approval of Legislative Proposal: Statute XVI concerning Intellectual Property

(2) Declaration of approval of Legislative Proposal: establishment of degree of Master of Public Policy

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the Legislative Proposals (1) concerning Statute XVI concerning Intellectual Property and (2) concerning the establishment of a degree of Master of Public Policy approved.

(For explanatory note and form of Legislative Proposals see Gazette No. 4955, 2 June 2011, p. 675.)

Council of the University

Register of Congregation

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

Ashton, J.M., Oxford University Computing Services

Eckweiler, S., Business Services and Projects

Ensor, J.P.C., Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Fifield, P.D., St John's

Hulin, L., Sub-faculty of Archaeology

Liu, J.-L., Faculty of Physiological Sciences

Maus de Rolley, T., Oriel

Nathan, P.J.R., St Catherine's

Ploeg, R.J., Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences

Divisional and Faculty Boards

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