Congregation

  • Thursday 16 February 2012
  • NO. 4979
  • VOL. 142

Congregation1 March

Election

Faculty Board

Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature

Results are in 'Elections' section below.

Congregation6 March

2 pm
¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that any two members may, not later than noon on 27 February, give notice in writing to the Registrar that they intend to oppose either the legislative proposal and change to Congregation Regulations at 1 or the resolution at 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 or the meeting has been adjourned, the legislative proposal and the resolution shall be carried and the meeting may be cancelled.

(1) Voting on Legislative Proposal and change to Congregation Regulations 3 of 2002: Faculty of Theology

Explanatory Note

The following legislative proposal and change to Congregation Regulations 3 of 2002, made on the recommendation of the Humanities Divisional Board, amends the name of the Faculty of Theology to the Faculty of Theology and Religion.

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the name of the Faculty of Theology, NOW THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

1 Delete section 5 (26) of Statute VII (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, as amended with effect from 1 October 2005, 11 October 2005, 30 May 2006, 13 June 2006, 10 June 2008, 19 May 2009 and 13 October 2009) and substitute (new text underlined, deleted text struck through):

'(26) the Faculty of Theology and Religion;'.

2 In Part 12 of the Schedule to the Statutes concerning the Denyer and Johnson Travelling Fellowship and Prize (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 139), delete section 12.3 and substitute:

'12.3. The Board of the Faculty of Theology and Religion shall be the board of management for the fund.'

3 Ibid., delete 12.11 (2) and substitute:

'(2) for studentships to be awarded to graduates reading for higher degrees under the Board of the Faculty of Theology and Religion, on conditions laid down by the board;'.

4 In Part 16 of the Schedule to the Statutes concerning the Ellerton Theological Essay Prize (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 140), delete section 16.5 (1) and substitute:

'(1) The Board of the Faculty of Theology and Religion shall be the board of management of the prize.'

5 In Part 17 of the Schedule to the Statutes concerning an English Poem on a Sacred Subject (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 141), delete section 17.10 and substitute:

'17.10. Copies of the successful composition shall be sent by the author to the Chancellor, the heads of the colleges, societies, and Permanent Private Halls, the two Proctors, the Assessor, the judges of the compositions, the professors in the Faculties of English Language and Literature and of Theology and Religion, the Registrar (ten copies), and the Bodleian Library.'

6 Ibid., delete 17.12 and substitute:

'17.12. Any surplus income may be applied towards such purpose or purposes for the encouragement of religion or literature among members of the University as Council shall determine after consultation with the Boards of the Faculties of English Language and Literature, and of Theology and Religion.'

7 In Part 56 of the Schedule to the Statutes concerning the Squire and Marriott Endowment Fund (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 156), delete section 56.2 and substitute:

'56.2. The Board of the Faculty of Theology and Religion shall be the board of management of the fund and shall have discretion to make grants under section 56.1 above.'

8 In Part 6 of Congregation Regulations 3 of 2002 concerning the Committee for the Nomination of Select Preachers (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4612, 13 February 2002, Vol. 132, p. 776, as amended on 11 February 2003, 11 March 2003, 2 November 2004, 11 October 2005, 13 June 2006, 12 October 2010 and 22 March 2011), delete regulation 6.1 (3), (4) and substitute:

'(3), (4) two professors in the Faculty of Theology and Religion elected by the professors in that faculty;'.

9 These changes shall be effective from 1 October 2012.

Regulations to be made by Council if the Statute is approved

1 In Council Regulations 16 of 2002 concerning divisions (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002, p. 1405, as amended on 14 October 2004, 24 February 2005, 5 May 2005, 13 October 2005, 4 May 2006, 7 June 2007, 18 October 2007 and with effect from 1 August 2008, 15 January 2009 and 9 December 2010), delete regulation 1 (12) and substitute:

'(12) Theology and Religion.'

2 In Council Regulations 17 of 2002 concerning divisional boards (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002, p. 1406, as amended on 5 May 2005, 14 July 2005, 13 October 2005, 16 March 2006, 4 May 2006, 27 July 2006, 7 June 2007, 12 July 2007, 18 October 2007, 21 February 2008 and with effect from 1 August 2008), delete regulation 8 (21), (22) and substitute:

'(21), (22) two persons elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of Theology and Religion;'.

3 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, 22 July 2010 and 9 June 2011), delete regulation 1 (11) and substitute:

'(11) Theology and Religion.'

4 Ibid., in the Schedule of Professors and Readers following regulation 7, delete the heading 'THEOLOGY' and substitute 'THEOLOGY AND RELIGION'.

5 Ibid., in regulations 11 and 12 delete 'Theology' and substitute 'Theology and Religion'1.

6 In Council Regulations 1 of 2011 concerning Permanent Private Halls, delete regulation 38.6 (7) and substitute:

'(7) the admission arrangements for the MTh and the BTh (and in particular the links with the Theology Faculty of Theology and Religion);'.

7 These regulations shall be effective from 1 October 2012.

(2) Voting on Resolution authorising use of space in Phase 2 of the Botnar Research Centre

Explanatory Note

In 2002, the University was involved in the development of the Botnar Research Centre on the Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital site. The Centre was developed by an independent charitable trust, Nuffield Orthopaedic Limited (NOL) with the sole purpose of the University occupying and operating the Centre for charitable medical research. The Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) has been growing year on year and phase 1 of the Botnar Research Centre is no longer big enough nor has the right type of space to accommodate the NDORMS research staff.  Phase 1 is principally designed for laboratory-based research and does not have the type of space required for the growing number of clinical trials, epidemiology and rheumatology research themes.  Phase 2 of the Centre is currently being developed by NOL on a similar basis to the initial building and will be designed as more suitable office-type research space to meet the University's needs. It is proposed to allocate to NDORMS approximately 1000 sq.m. net usable area, based on the current plans for the building. This includes all space on the ground and first floors.

Text of Resolution

That approximately 1000 sq.m. net usable area in Phase 2 of the Botnar Research Centre be allocated to the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences from the date of completion of the building (estimated to be 1 October 2012).


1If other changes concerning Council Regulations 19 of 2002 are approved (see item (b) concerning the Faculty of Oriental Studies, p. 326,  above), the numbering of the regulations will have changed and there will be a further amendment to new regulation 7 to note the new name of the Faculty of Theology.

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).