Council and Main Committees

  • Thursday 7 October 2010
  • No. 4929
  • Vol 141

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 22 October.

Wainwright Fund

Explanatory Note

These changes, approved by the board of management of the Wainwright Fund, open the competition for the Gerald Averay Wainwright Prizes up to any student at any school in the UK (previously 'any boy or girl at any school of which the head is a member of the Headmasters' Conference or of the Secondary Heads' Association'); and the length of the essay is reduced from 'not less than 5,000 words' to not less than 3,000 words. The changes also revise outdated terminology.

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 663, 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; Vol. 133, p. 404), delete existing § 363 and substitute (new text underlined, deleted text scored through):

§ 363. Wainwright Fund

1. (a) The gift (hereinafter called the ‘original gift’) of £4,000, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be incorporated in the Trusts Pool and shall be called the Gerald Averay Wainwright Fund;

(b) the Curators of the University Chest shall be authorized to accept gifts for the same purposes, and to treat them, subject to any conditions laid down by the donors, as if they were part of the original gift.

2. (a1) There shall be a board of management (hereinafter called ‘the board’) composed of the following persons:

(i) ex officio:

(1a) the Vice−Chancellor;

(2b) the Keeper of the Department of Antiquities in the Ashmolean Museum;

(3c) the Director of the Pitt Rivers Museum;

(iid)−(f) (4)−(6) three mature scholars specializing in the archaeology of the Near East;

(iiig)−(h) (7)−(8) one or two persons co-opted by the board.

(b2) When a vacancy occurs on the board (other than among the ex officio members) it shall be filled by co−optation by the remaining members of the board, subject to the condition that at least two of the persons described in sub−clauseregulation 2(a1) (iid) –(f) above and at least one of those co-opted under sub−clauseregulation 2(a1) (iiig)−(h) above shall not be members of Congregation; provided that any co-opted member who may become a member of Congregation during his or her term of office shall not be required to resign.

(c3) Co−opted members shall serve for five years and shall be re−eligible.

3. (a1) There shall be offered for competition annually a prize or prizes, called the Gerald Averay Wainwright Prizes, for the best essay submitted by any boy or girlstudent at any school of which the head is a member of the Headmasters’ Conference or of the Secondary Heads’ Association in the United Kingdom.

The board may award prizes, to be apportioned among the candidates according to its discretion, of such value as the board may from time to time determine.

The board may, in addition, make payments for meritorious work to candidates other than the prize winners.

(b2) The prize shall be spent on some object or objects approved by the board in furtherance of archaeological studies, which objects may include travel, museum study, and the purchase of books.

(c3) The subjects of the essays which shall be chosen by the candidates themselves shall relate to the non−classical antiquity of the Near East. They shall consist of not less than 5,000 3,000 words and shall include maps and illustrations.

(d4) The board shall appoint examiners to judge the entries. The prize shall be awarded by the board on the recommendation of the examiners.

(e5) The board may pay such reasonable remuneration to the examiners as the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors may approve, and may also incur expenditure from time to time in giving public notice of the prize.

4. The first charges on the fund shall be

(a1) the necessary expenses of administration of the fund, which may include the reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses incurred by members of the board in the discharge of their duties, and

(b2) the maintenance of the prizes in accordance with the provisions of clause regulation 3 above.

5. Whenever, in the opinion of the board, the annual income of the fund remaining after the award of a prize is sufficient, the board shall offer (in accordance with clauses regulations 6−8 below) one or more research fellowships, to be called the ‘Gerald Averay Wainwright Research Fellowships’.

6. Any income remaining after the obligations imposed on the board by clauses regulations 3−5 above have been met shall be available to the board for the making of grants at its absolute discretion for the furtherance of the study of the archaeology of the Near East.

7. The board of management shall have power to award fellowships and prizes on such terms and conditions, not inconsistent with the terms of this decreeregulation, as it shall deem fit.

8. Candidates for a fellowship shall normally be resident in the United Kingdom.

9. Council shall have power at any time to alter, at the suggestion of the board, the provisions of this decree regulation provided that the intentions of the donor as expressed in the recitals shall be observed.

Council of the University

1 Dates of Full Term 2010–16

The dates for reckoning Full Term 2011–12 have been fixed, and the dates for reckoning Full Term 2015–16 have been fixed provisionally. The dates and provisional dates for Full Term 2010–16 are set out below:

MICHAELMAS TERM 2010

Sunday, 10 October Saturday, 4 December
HILARY TERM 2011

Sunday, 16 January
Saturday, 12 March
TRINITY TERM 2011

Sunday, 1 May
Saturday, 25 June
MICHAELMAS TERM 2011

Sunday, 9 October
Saturday, 3 December
HILARY TERM 2012

Sunday, 15 January
Saturday, 10 March
TRINITY TERM 2012

Sunday, 22 April
Saturday, 16 June

  Provisional dates

MICHAELMAS TERM 2012

Sunday, 7 October Saturday, 1 December
HILARY TERM 2013

Sunday, 13 January
Saturday, 9 March
TRINITY TERM 2013

Sunday, 21 April
Saturday, 15 June
MICHAELMAS TERM 2013

Sunday, 13 October
Saturday, 7 December
HILARY TERM 2014

Sunday, 19 January
Saturday, 15 March
TRINITY TERM 2014

Sunday, 27 April
Saturday, 21 June
MICHAELMAS TERM 2014

Sunday, 12 October
Saturday, 6 December
HILARY TERM 2015

Sunday, 18 January
Saturday, 14 March
TRINITY TERM 2015

Sunday, 26 April
Saturday, 20 June
MICHAELMAS TERM 2015

Sunday, 11 October
Saturday, 5 December
HILARY TERM 2016

Sunday, 17 January
Saturday, 12 March
TRINITY TERM 2016

Sunday, 24 April
Saturday, 18 June

 

2 Dates of Extended Terms 2010–11

The dates of extended terms for 2010–11 for Part II candidates in Chemistry, and in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, for the Clinical course for the Second BM, the Postgraduate Certificate in Education, and for MBA candidates are set out below:

Honour School of Chemistry: Part II candidates in Chemistry1

MICHAELMAS TERM 2010  
Thursday, 23 September Tuesday, 21 December
HILARY TERM 2011  
Tuesday, 4 January Wednesday, 20 April
TRINITY TERM 2011  
Monday, 2 May Saturday, 16 July
MICHAELMAS TERM 2011  
Thursday, 22 September  Tuesday, 20 December
HILARY TERM 2012  
Tuesday, 3 January Wednesday, 4 April
TRINITY TERM 2012  
Monday, 16 April Saturday, 7 July

1 Thirty eight (38) weeks to be worked within the dates stated above.

Part II candidates in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

MICHAELMAS TERM 2010  
Friday, 17 September Saturday, 11 December
MICHAELMAS TERM 2011  
Friday, 16 September Saturday, 10 December

Clinical course for the Second BM

First year

MICHAELMAS TERM 2010  
Monday, 6 September  Friday, 24 December
HILARY TERM 2011  
Tuesday, 4 January Thursday, 21 April
TRINITY TERM 2011  
Tuesday, 26 April Friday, 17 June

Second Year

MICHAELMAS TERM 2010  
Monday, 12 July Wednesday, 24 December
HILARY TERM 2011  
Tuesday, 4 January Thursday, 21 April
TRINITY TERM 2011  
Tuesday, 26 April Friday, 17 June

Third Year

MICHAELMAS TERM 2010  
(a) Monday, 28 June Friday, 3 September
Monday, 27 September Friday, 17 December
OR  
(b) Monday, 28 June Friday, 17 September
Monday, 11 October Friday, 17 December
HILARY TERM 2011  
Tuesday, 4 January Thursday, 21 April
TRINITY TERM 2011  
Tuesday, 26 April Friday, 1 July

Postgraduate Certificate in Education

MICHAELMAS TERM 2010  
Monday, 13 September Friday, 10 December
HILARY TERM 2011  
Thursday, 6 January Friday, 8 April
TRINITY TERM 2011  
Tuesday, 26 April Friday, 1 July

MBA candidates

MICHAELMAS TERM 2010  
Wednesday, 29 September Friday, 17 December
HILARY TERM 2011  
Monday, 10 January  Friday, 25 March
TRINITY TERM 2011  
Monday, 25 April Friday, 8 July
LONG VACATION TERM 2011  
Monday, 5 September Friday, 16 September

Provisional dates for 2011–12 not yet available.

3 Dates of Encaenia

2011 Wednesday, 29 June

Provisional Dates

2012 Wednesday, 20 June
2013 Wednesday, 19 June
2014 Wednesday, 25 June
2015 Wednesday, 24 June
2016 Wednesday, 22 June

Congregation5 October

5 October 12 noon

1 Oration by the Vice-Chancellor

 Mr Vice-Chancellor addressed the House.

¶ The text of the Oration will be published as a supplement with Gazette No. 4930.

2 Admission of Pro-Vice-Chancellors

The following persons were nominated by the Vice-Chancellor to be his deputies for the year 2010–11 and were admitted to office:

Professor E.G. McKendrick, LLB Edin, BCL MA Oxf, Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall

Dr Sally L. Mapstone, MA DPhil Oxf, Fellow of St Hilda's

Professor A. Monaco, AB Princeton, MD PhD Harvard, Fellow of Merton

Professor J.N.P. Rawlins, MA DPhil Oxf, Fellow of Wolfson

Professor I.A. Walmsley, BSc Lond, PhD Rochester, Fellow of St Hugh's

Professor R.W. Ainsworth, MA DPhil Oxf, Master of St Catherine's

F. Cairncross, CBE, MA Brown, MA Oxf, Rector of Exeter

A. Dilnot, CBE, MA Oxf, Principal of St Hugh's

The Very Revd C.A. Lewis, MA DPhil Oxf, PhD Camb, Dean of Christ Church

Sir Michael Scholar, KCB, MA PhD Camb, MA DPhil Oxf, President of St John's

R.G. Smethurst, MA Oxf, Provost of Worcester

Dr D.M. Walford, CBE, BSc MB ChB MD Liv, MSc Lond, MA Oxf, Principal of Mansfield

The Revd R. Waller, BD PhD Lond, MTh Nott, MA Oxf, Principal of Harris Manchester

3 Admission of Clerks of the Market

J. Hackney, BCL MA Oxf, Emeritus Fellow of St Edmund Hall and Wadham, nominated by the Chancellor, and R.C.S. Walker, BA McGill, MA DPhil Oxf, Fellow of Magdalen, nominated by the Vice-Chancellor, were admitted to office as Clerks of the Market for the year 2010–11.

Council of the University

Register of Congregation

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

Alday, L. F., Hertford

Altehenger, J. E., Merton

Boermel, A., Wadham

Born, G. E. M., Faculty of Music

Bowden, S. K., St Hugh's

Chana, K. S., St Catherine's

Conner, W. J., Wolfson

Gaiger, J., St Edmund Hall

Ghosh, S., Magdalen

Herford, O. S. B., Lincoln

Hobson, K. P., Oxford University Centre for the Environment

Hornblower, N. S. R., Faculty of Classics and All Souls

Kivilo, M., Lady Margaret Hall

Kopcke Tinture, M. I., Worcester

Lacey, N. M., All Souls

Lubecker, N. F. D., St John's

Mileson, S. A., St Edmund Hall

Mozley, S. N., Business Services and Projects

Murphy, K. J., Oriel

Phillips, J., Keble

Pillinger, E., Balliol

Rider, O. J., Pembroke

Robertson, E. R., Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences

Sapra, K. T., Sub-department of Chemical Biology

Schneider, H. M., Faculty of History

Southwood, K. E., Wolfson

Stanton-Humphreys, M. N., Lincoln

Stek, T. D., Brasenose

Szkilnik, M. P. J., Wadham

Taylor, M., Merton

Tyrrell, I. R., Queen's

Van Deventer, C., Bodleian Library

Watson, D. J., Green Templeton

Yurekli-Gorkay, E. Z., Wolfson

Divisional and Faculty Boards

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