- Thursday 2 June 2011
- NO. 4955
- VOL. 141
1 Declaration of approval of unopposed Legislative Proposal: Statute XI: University Discipline
(For explanatory note and form of Legislative Proposal see Gazette No. 4953, 19 May 2011, p.637.)
2 Declaration of approval of Resolution authorising the use of space at the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
(For explanatory note and text of resolution see Gazette No. 4953, 19 May 2011, p.637.)
3 Voting on Resolution
Text of Resolution
Congregation instructs Council to communicate to Government that the University of Oxford has no confidence in the policies of the Minister for Higher Education.
Karma Nabulsi, St Edmund Hall
Oliver Pooley, Oriel
¶ At its meeting on 30 May, Council considered the resolution first published on 19 May. Council noted that no notice had been received of opposition or of a proposed amendment. However, notwithstanding the absence of any such notice, Council agreed that the meeting should proceed, and that a vote shall be taken on the resolution.
Arrangements for the meeting
The meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 June, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Attendance at the meeting is open to members of Congregation and to nominated representatives of the Oxford University Student Union (OUSU) as agreed in advance by the Vice-Chancellor. Admittance to the Theatre will be on the production of a valid University card and will be on a first-come, first-served basis (places will be reserved for scheduled speakers). The doors of the Sheldonian Theatre will open at 1.45 p.m.
Those wishing to speak at the meeting will be expected to limit their contributions to five minutes. Following the speeches, a vote will be taken. The Vice-Chancellor and the Proctors have determined that voting during the meeting will take place by paper ballot. Members of Congregation will be required to identify themselves on their voting slips by name and signature and by college/department or faculty and to deposit their own voting slips in ballot boxes at the doors of the House. Slips will be sorted and counted by the Proctors, and will subsequently be kept in strict confidence by the Proctors for a period of six days, after which they will be destroyed.
The Vice-Chancellor has decided that the wearing of gowns shall be optional on this occasion.
Advance notice by speakers
As the meeting is expected to close by 4.30 p.m., it may not be possible to call all those who wish to speak. If you wish to speak at the meeting, you are asked to indicate this intention in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. It would be helpful if members of Congregation intending to speak would explain briefly (in no more than twenty-five words) what issues they wish to cover. Names of those who have indicated a wish to speak, together with the issues they wish to raise, will be published on the Congregation website (www.ox.ac.uk/congregation-meeting). This sharing of information may be of use both to other speakers and to those considering attending; it will also be used to provide structure to the order in which speakers are called. Speakers are asked to provide their information as soon as possible, and by 10 a.m. on Monday, 6 June, at the latest, if they wish to be scheduled to speak. If time permits, those who have not indicated in advance an intention to speak will still be free to do so. The Vice-Chancellor will also invite a nominated representative of OUSU to speak.
It is intended that a transcript1 of the meeting will be published in the Gazette on 16 June and, before then, on the University website (www.ox.ac.uk/congregation-meeting). As a result of time constraints, it will not be possible to check the report of the proceedings with individual speakers before publication. Speakers are therefore asked to provide their written texts, if available, to Mrs Ceri Benton (Council Secretariat) on the day of the meeting, or to email them to email@example.com by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 June.
Socially Responsible Investment Review Committee
Curators of the University Libraries
Curators of the University Parks
Audit and Scrutiny Committee
Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum
Buildings and Estates Subcommittee
Continuing Education Board
Delegates for Military Instruction
Visitatorial Board Panel
Curators of the Sheldonian Theatre
Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board
Social Sciences Board
Board of the Faculty of Classics
Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature
Board of the Faculty of History
Board of the Faculty of Law
Board of the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics
Board of the Faculty of Music
Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies
Board of the Faculty of Philosophy
Board of the Faculty of Theology
Committee for the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art
Details are in 'Elections' section below.
¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that any two members may, not later than noon on Monday, 13 June, give notice in writing to the Registrar that they intend to oppose, or propose an amendment to, one or both of the legislative proposals at 1 and 2 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 legislative proposals shall be carried, and the meeting may be cancelled.
1 Voting on Legislative Proposal: Statute XVI concerning Intellectual Property
The following Legislative Proposal, submitted by Council under Part 2 of Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, Vol. 133, p. 161, as amended on 12 October 2004, 7 March 2006 and 14 October 2008, Gazette, Vol. 135, p. 214; Vol. 137, p. 669; Vol. 139, pp. 4–8), proposes changes to Statute XVI, on the recommendation of the Intellectual Property Advisory Group, to clarify the definition of 'commissioned works' in which the University will not assert any claim to the ownership of copyright.
WHEREAS it is expedient to amend Statute XVI concerning Property, Contracts, and Trusts, to clarify the Intellectual Property rights of the University, staff and students, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.
In Part B of Statute XVI concerning Intellectual Property (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, amended with effect from 8 May 2003, 10 June 2008 and 8 April 2009, Gazette Vol. 133, p. 1335, 29 May 2003; Vol. 138, p. 1121, 22 May 2008 and Vol. 139, p. 932, 23 April 2009), delete existing section 8 and substitute (inserted text underlined, deleted text scored through):
'8. For the purpose of sections 6 and 7 of this statute, 'commissioned works' are works which the University has specifically employed or requested the person concerned to produce, whether in return for special payment or not., 'Commissioned works' explicitly exclude (i) lectures delivered by University Lecturers, Departmental Lecturers and the holders of University Chairs in fulfilment of obligations in their contracts of employment and (ii) but, save as may be separately agreed between the University Press and the person concerned, works commissioned by the University Press in the course of its publishing business (save as may be separately agreed between the University Press and the person concerned)shall not be regarded as 'works commissioned by the University'.'
2 Voting on Legislative Proposal: establishment of degree of Master of Public Policy
The following Legislative Proposal, submitted by Council under Part 2 of Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, Vol. 133, p. 161, as amended on 12 October 2004, 7 March 2006 and 14 October 2008, Gazette, Vol. 135, p. 214; Vol. 137, p. 669; Vol. 139, pp. 4–8), establishes the new degree of Master of Public Policy. This degree provides a major addition to the range of master's awards offered by the University.
WHEREAS it is expedient to establish the degree of Master of Public Policy, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.
In section 1 of Statute X (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, Vol. 133, p. 110, as amended with effect from 14 June 2005, 11 October 2005, 2 June 2009 and 12 October 2010, Vol. 135, p. 1174, 16 June 2005; Vol.136, p.184, 13 October 2005; Vol. 139, p. 1164; Vol. 141, p. 110, 14 October 2010) after 'Master of Fine Art', insert 'Master of Public Policy'.
Regulations to be made by Council if the Statute is approved
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'.
Mr Vice-Chancellor invites Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Heads of Houses, Heads of Division, holders of the Oxford Degrees of Doctor of Divinity, Civil Law, Medicine, Letters, Science, and Music, the Proctors, the Assessor, the Public Orator, the Professor of Poetry, the Registrar, the outgoing President of the Oxford University Student Union, and the Presidents of the Junior and Middle common rooms of Nuffield College, Pembroke College, and Oriel College (as being the colleges of the Proctors and the Assessor) to partake of Lord Crewe's Benefaction to the University, meeting him in the Fellows' Garden of Exeter College (entrance on Brasenose Lane), at 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday, 29 June. Thence they will go in procession to the Sheldonian Theatre, where will be spoken the Oration in Commemoration of the Benefactors of the University according to the intention of the Right Honourable Nathaniel, Lord Crewe, Bishop of Durham.
Note. Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Heads of Houses, Heads of Division, and Doctors who propose to accept Mr Vice-Chancellor's invitation, and to be present in the Sheldonian Theatre, are requested to inform the Events Office at the University Offices, Wellington Square by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), not later than Wednesday, 22 June. They are reminded that, while academic dress of other universities may (if desired) be worn at the Encaenia Garden Party, the appropriate Oxford academic dress should always be worn at the partaking of Lord Crewe's Benefaction and at the Encaenia Ceremony.
2 Honorary Degrees
Doctor of Civil Law
Edwin Cameron, LLB University of South Africa, BA Stellenbosch, MA Oxf (Rhodes Scholar), Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple, Honorary Fellow of Keble College
Doctor of Letters
Sir Geoffrey Ernest Richard Lloyd, MA PhD Camb, Historian of Ancient Science, Senior Scholar in Residence, Needham Research Institute, former Professor of Ancient Philosophy and Science, University of Cambridge, Honorary Foreign Member of AAAS, Member of the International Academy of the History of Science, FBA, Honorary Fellow of Darwin College and of King's College, Cambridge
Marilynne Summers Robinson, BA Brown, PhD Washington, author, Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences
Doctor of Music
Sir George Martin, Guildhall School of Music, Music Producer, former Head of Parlophone Records, Founder and Chairman of the Associated Independent Recording Studios
Doctor of Science
Elizabeth Helen Blackburn, AC, BSc MSc Melbourne, PhD Camb, Molecular Biologist, Morris Herzstein Professor of Biology and Physiology, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco, Non-resident Fellow of the Salk Institute, FAAAS, FRS, Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences, Member of the Institute of Medicine
Dame Linda Partridge, BA DPhil Oxf, Geneticist, Director of the Institute of Healthy Ageing and Weldon Professor of Biometry, University College London, Director of the Max Planck Institute of the Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Member of EMBO, FRSE, FRS, FMedSci, Member of AAAS
Oliver Smithies, MA DPhil Oxf, Geneticist, Weatherspoon Eminent Distinguished Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Foreign Member of the Royal Society, Honorary Fellow of Balliol College
3 Degree by Diploma
Doctor of Civil Law
His Excellency Giorgio Napolitano, President of the Italian Republic.
¶ For details of the arrangements for admission to the Sheldonian Theatre, which will be by ticket only, see '' section below.
Note on procedures in Congregation
¶ Business in Congregation is conducted in accordance with Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002 (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: email@example.com); questions relating to elections should be directed to the Elections Officer, Ms S.L. Stacey (telephone: (2)80463, email: firstname.lastname@example.org).