Congregation

  • Thursday 9 June 2011
  • NO. 4956
  • VOL. 141

Congregation16 June

Elections

Council

Council

Socially Responsible Investment Review Committee

Curators of the University Libraries

Curators of the University Parks

Details are in 'Elections' section below.

Congregation21 June

2 p.m.

¶ 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

Explanatory Note

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

Explanatory Note

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'.

Congregation29 June

1 Encaenia

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 (events.office@admin.ox.ac.uk), 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 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 'Notices' 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: 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).