Council and Main Committees

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

Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council

Changes in Regulations

The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 24 June.

Law Professorships

Explanatory Note

The following changes amend the titles of several professorships established in the Faculty of Law to reflect the correct nature of the funding position for each.

Text of Regulation

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, delete 'Professor of Law' and substitute 'Herbert Smith Professor of English Private Law', delete 'Lovells Professor of Law and Finance' and substitute 'Hogan Lovells Professor of Law and Finance', delete 'Clifford Chance Professor of Comparative Law' and substitute 'Professor of Comparative Law' and delete 'KPMG Professor of Taxation Law' and substitute 'Professor of Taxation Law'.

2 In Council Regulations 19 of 2002, concerning Faculty Boards (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002, p. 1411, as amended on 5 May 2005, 16 March 2006, 15 May 2008, 14 October 2008, 28 May 2009, 26 June 2009 and 22 July 2010, Gazette, Vol. 135, p. 926; Vol. 136, p. 786; Vol. 138, p. 1061; Vol. 139, p. 8, 25 September 2008, pp. 1164 and 1300; Vol. 140, p. 1343), delete the list under the heading for Law in the Schedule of Professors and Readers and substitute (new text underlined, deleted text scored through):

'Criminology
Jurisprudence
Law, English Private, Herbert Smith
Law, Civil, Regius
Law, Commercial and Financial, Norton Rose
Law, Comparative, Clifford Chance
Law, Corporate, Allen & Overy
Law, English
Law, English, Vinerian
Law, European Community, Jacques Delors
Law, Intellectual Property and Information Technology, Reuters
Law, Public International, Chichele
Law, Taxation, KPMG
Law and Finance, Hogan Lovells
Laws of the British Commonwealth and United States, Rhodes
Philosophy of Law
Socio-Legal Studies

Law, Reader in
Law, All Souls Reader in'.

3 In Section III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 452, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), in the title and regulation 1 of § 179 delete 'Professor of Law' and substitute 'Herbert Smith Professor of English Private Law' and in regulation 3 delete 'decree' and substitute 'regulations' twice.

4 Ibid., delete the title and regulations 1–4 of § 180 and substitute:

'§ 180. Hogan Lovells Professor of Law and Finance

1. The benefaction of £103,007 which is due from Lovells on 1 January 2007 (now Hogan Lovells), together with all further donations earmarked for this purpose, shall be used in support of a professorship in law and finance the holder of which, for the duration of Lovells' funding from Hogan Lovells, shall be known as 'the Hogan Lovells Professor of Law and Finance'.

2. The University shall apply the funds received (both capital and income) towards the salary and ancillary expenses of the Professor.

3. The administration of the benefaction, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Faculty Board of the Faculty of Law.

4. The Hogan Lovells Professor of Law and Finance shall lecture and give instruction in law and finance.'

5 Ibid., in the title and regulation 1 of § 175 delete 'Clifford Chance Professor of Comparative Law' and substitute 'Professor of Comparative Law' and in regulation 3 delete 'decree' and substitute 'regulations' twice.

6 Ibid., delete the title and regulations 1–2 of § 184 and substitute:

'§ 184 Professor of Taxation Law

1. The University accepts with gratitude initial funding from KPMG to establish the Professorship of Taxation Law.

2. The Professor of Taxation Law shall lecture and give instruction in Taxation Law.'

and in regulation 4 delete 'decree' and substitute 'regulations' twice.

7 The changes in regulations concerning the naming of the post of Professor of Law as the Herbert Smith Professor of English Private Law shall be effective for the duration of funding from Herbert Smith.

Congregation7 June

1 Declaration of approval of unopposed Legislative Proposal: Statute XI: University Discipline

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the Legislative Proposal concerning Statute XI concerning University Discipline approved.

2 Declaration of approval of Resolution authorising the use of space at the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter

That the main infirmary building be allocated to the Humanities Division from 1 August 2012 until the completion of Phase 1 of the Humanities Centre.

3 Approval on a division of 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.

(For explanatory note, a full list of the proposers of the Resolution and Council's response, see Gazette No. 4955, 2 June 2011, p. 673.)

[For: 283; against: 5]

Council of the University

Register of Congregation

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

Bridson, M. R., Magdalen

Chen, M., Pembroke

Green, O. R., Department of Earth Sciences

Hawkins, L., St John's

Jenkins, C. C. L., Linacre

Rudge, L., Humanities Division

Schlinzig, M. I., St Edmund Hall

Divisional and Faculty Boards

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