Council and Main Committees

  • Thursday 17 November 2011
  • NO. 4970
  • VOL. 142

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 2 December.

(a) Renaming of Iveagh Professor of Microbiology

Explanatory Note

The following change, made on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, re-names the Iveagh Professorship of Microbiology as the Iveagh Professor of Microbial Biochemistry.

Text of Regulations

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, delete 'Iveagh Professor of Microbiology' and substitute:

'Iveagh Professor of Microbial Biochemistry'.

2 In Sect. III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 470, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), in the title and regulation 1 of § 228 delete 'Microbiology' and substitute 'Microbial Biochemistry'.

(b) Establishment of Blavatnik Professorship of Government and Public Policy

Explanatory Note

These changes, made on the recommendation of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council, establish the Blavatnik Professorship of Government and Public Policy held in the Social Sciences Division. The Professor will teach and undertake research in government and public policy and will be on the establishment of the Blavatnik School of Government.

Text of Regulations

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, after 'Gladstone Professor of Government' insert:
'Blavatnik Professor of Government and Public Policy'.

2 In Sect. III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 429, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 117 as follows and renumber existing §117–166 as §118–167:

'§ 117. Blavatnik Professor of Government and Public Policy

1. There shall be a Blavatnik Professor of Government and Public Policy who shall undertake research in and shall lecture and give instruction in that subject and generally promote its study in the University.  

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in (2) below is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any regulation in that behalf, or if the head is unable or unwilling to act, aperson appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in (2) above;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Social Sciences Board.

3. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the regulations concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same regulations which are applicable to this chair.'

(c) Establishment of Blavatnik Professorship of Global Health and Public Policy

Explanatory Note

These changes, made on the recommendation of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council, establish the Blavatnik Professorship of Global Health and Public Policy held in the Social Sciences Division. The Professor will teach and undertake research in global health and public policy and will be on the establishment of the Blavatnik School of Government.

Text of Regulations

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, before 'Regius Professor of Hebrew' insert:

'Blavatnik Professor of Global Health and Public Policy'.

2 In Sect. III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 431, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 121 as follows and renumber existing §121–166 as §122–167:

'§ 121. Blavatnik Professor of Global Health and Public Policy

1. There shall be a Professor of Global Health and Public Policy who shall undertake research in and shall lecture and give instruction in that subject and generally promote its study in the University.  

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in (2) below is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any regulation in that behalf, or if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in (2) above;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Social Sciences Board.

3. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the regulations concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same regulations which are applicable to this chair.'

(d) Establishment of Professorship of Statistics

Explanatory Note

These changes, made on the recommendation of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council, establish a second Professorship of Statistics. The Professor will teach and undertake research in statistics and will be on the establishment of the Department of Statistics in the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division.

Text of Regulations

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, delete 'Professor of Statistics' and substitute 'Professors (two) of Statistics'.

2 In Sect. III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 506, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), delete existing § 305 and substitute (new text underlined, deleted text struck through):

'§ 305. Professors (two) of Statistics

1. The Professors of Statistics shall undertake research in Statistics and shall lecture and give instruction in that subject and generally promote its study in the University.  

2. The professors shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in paragraph (2) below is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorships shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any regulation in that behalf, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in paragraph (2) above;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board.

3. The professors shall be subject to the General Provisions of the regulations concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same regulations which are applicable to this chair.'

(e) Establishment of Professorship of Automation in Construction

Explanatory Note

These changes, made on the recommendation of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council, establish the Professorship of Automation in Construction and make provision for the post to be called the Laing O'Rourke/RAEng Professorship of Automation in Construction for the duration of the agreement with Laing O'Rourke and RAEng (for five years in the first instance). The Professor will teach and undertake research in automation in construction and will be on the establishment of the Department of Engineering Sciences in the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division.

Text of Regulations

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, after 'Savilian Professor of Astronomy' insert:

'Laing O'Rourke/RAEng Professor of Automation in Construction'.

2 In Sect. III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 396, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 20 as follows:

'§ 20. Laing O'Rourke/RAEng Professor of Automation in Construction

1. There shall be a Laing O'Rourke/RAEng Professor of Automation in Construction, who shall undertake research in and shall lecture and give instruction in that subject and generally promote its study in the University.  

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in (2) of this clause is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any regulation in that behalf, or if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in (2) of this clause;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board.

3. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the regulations concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same regulations which are applicable to this chair.'

3 The above regulations concerning the naming of the post of Professor of Automation in Construction as the Laing O'Rourke/RAEng Professor of Automation in Construction shall be effective for the duration of funding from Laing O'Rourke and RAEng.

Congregation15 November

(1) Declaration of approval of change in Congregation Regulations: membership of Congregation

(2) Declaration of approval of Legislative Proposal: Statute V: Green Templeton College

(3) Declaration of approval of Legislative Proposal: Basant Kumar and Sarala Birla Graduate Scholarship Fund

(4) Declaration of approval of Legislative Proposal: Women Students Fund

(5) Declaration of approval of Legislative Proposal: Kelley Reader in Metallurgy

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the (1) change to Congregation Regulations concerning the membership of Congregation and the Legislative Proposals (2) concerning Statute V: Green Templeton College, (3) concerning the Basant Kumar and Sarala Birla Graduate Scholarship Fund, (4) concerning the Women Students Fund and (5) concerning the Kelley reader in Metallurgy approved.

(6) Declaration of approval of Resolutions authorising expenditure from the Higher Studies Fund

That the University be authorised to spend (i) from the part of the fund earmarked for Social Studies, £81,148 over three years to provide research support to Professor Fredman, Rhodes Professor in the Laws of the British Commonwealth and the United States and (ii) from the part of the fund earmarked for Social Studies, £75,000 over three years to provide research support to the inaugural Stanley Lewis Professor of Israel Studies.

Council of the University

Register of Congregation

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

Doffman, M R, Faculty of Music

Emm, N F, Business Services and Projects

Gajda, A M, Jesus

Helgadottir, F D, Department of Psychiatry

Lecznar, J O, Land Agent's and Accommodation Office

Luhn, K, Exeter

MacMahon, S W, Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit

Matechou, E, Faculty of Statistics

Medhurst, A L, Gray Institute for Radiation Oncology and Biology

Packham, K A, Wadham

Sweeney, C A, Department of Earth Sciences