Congregation

  • Thursday 22 March 2012
  • NO. 4984
  • VOL. 142

Congregation24 April

2 pm

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that any two members may, not later than noon on 16 April, give notice in writing to the Registrar that they intend to oppose or amend either of the legislative proposals at 1–2 or the resolution at 3 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 and the resolution shall be carried, and the meeting may be cancelled.

(1) Voting on Legislative Proposal: Griffiths Memorial Studentship

Explanatory Note

The following legislative proposal amends the nature of and selection committee for the studentship, and brings the restriction on candidates in line with the Equality Act 2010 by targeting persons who are ordinarily resident in (rather than citizens of) the United Kingdom. In addition, it is proposed to update the mechanics for amending the trust to reflect the University's current practice and the trust's new status as a scheduled trust.

WHEREAS it is expedient to change the existing provisions governing the Griffiths Memorial Studentship, NOW THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, in exercise of the powers in that behalf conferred upon it by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923, and of all other powers enabling it, ENACTS, subject to the approval of Her Majesty in Council, AS FOLLOWS.

In the Schedule to the Statutes (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, pp. 133–59), after Part 71 insert the following new Part 741 (new text underlined, deleted text scored through):

'§ 138. Part 74: Jeremy Griffiths Memorial Studentship Fund

74.1. The University accepts with gratitude from Mr and Mrs John Griffiths a gift of assets to establish a fund in memory of their son, to be known as the Jeremy Griffiths Memorial Studentship Fund.

74.2. The board of management for the fund shall be the Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature, which shall make regulations concerning the award of the studentship.

74.3. The net income of the fund shall be used, if there is a suitable candidate, to provide a studentship to a citizen of person ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom to study for a taught graduate degree in a field relating to the history of the book in the British Isles before 1625 1550 (MSt English (650–1550) or MPhil English).

74.4. The selection committee for the studentship shall consist of

(1) the Director of Graduate Studies of the Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature;

(2) the Reader in Bibliography and Textual Criticism;

(3) the University Lecturer in Palaeography;

(4) the J.R.R. Tolkien Professor of English Literature and Language or his or her nominee;

(5), (6) two persons appointed by the Governing Body of St John's College.

Selection of the studentship recipient will be in line with faculty graduate admissions procedures in consultation with the J R R Tolkien Professor of English Literature and Language, the Jeremy Griffiths Professor of Medieval English Palaeography and St Hilda's College, as necessary.

74.5. The studentship shall be tenable at St John's Hilda's College.

74.6. The studentship shall normally be awarded for a period of two one years but and may be renewed for not more than one further year for a student continuing to the MPhil English.

74.7. Holders of the studentship shall be required to submit an annual report to the board of management, and cContinued tenure of the award shall depend upon satisfactory progress towards completion of the graduate degree concerned.

74.8. Income not expended in any year shall be carried forward for expenditure in subsequent years.

74.9. Congregation Council shall have power to amend this decree Part from time to time, provided that other than the purposes of the fund, as defined in cll. sections 74.1, 74.3, and 74.5 above, shall always be kept in view.'

Regulations to be made by Council if the Statute is approved by Her Majesty in Council

1 In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 645, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), delete § 139 and renumber existing §§ 140–74 as §§ 139–73.

2 This regulation shall be effective from the date on which the Statute approved by Congregation on [date] is approved by Her Majesty in Council.

(2) Voting on Legislative Proposal: Jesus Professorship of Celtic Endowment Fund

Explanatory Note

The following legislative proposal provides for the above Fund to be used to promote the teaching and research of Celtic in the University in the event that, for whatever reason, there is no holder of the Jesus Professorship of Celtic.

WHEREAS it is expedient to change the existing provisions governing the Jesus Professorship of Celtic Endowment Fund, NOW THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, in exercise of the powers in that behalf conferred upon it by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923, and of all other powers enabling it, ENACTS, subject to the approval of Her Majesty in Council, AS FOLLOWS.

In the Schedule to the Statutes (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, pp. 133–59), after Part 71 insert the following new Part 751 (new text underlined, deleted text scored through):

'§ 43. Part 75: Jesus Professorship of Celtic Endowment Fund

75.1.  The University receives with gratitude a benefaction from Jesus College, Oxford, to be held as permanent endowment on the trusts declared in this regulation. Further money or property may be paid or transferred to the University to be held on the same trusts. The assets so held will be known as the Jesus Professorship of Celtic Endowment Fund ("the Fund").

75.2. The University shall retain as permanent endowment those of the assets in the Fund which are contributed on the express understanding that they are to be treated as permanent endowment ("the Permanent Endowment").

75.3. The University shall (a) apply the income of the Permanent Endowment; and (b) apply the income and, in its discretion, the capital of the remainder of the Fund, towards the salary and expenses of the holder of the Jesus Professorship of Celtic and associated overheads. The Professor shall undertake research, lecture and give instruction in Celtic. If the salary, expenses and overheads of the Professor are wholly or partly covered from other sources or there are further funds available, there shall be discretion to apply the income and/or the capital of the Fund to support the Professor's research.  Whenever, for whatever reason, there is no holder of the Jesus Professorship of Celtic there shall be discretion to apply the income and/or the capital of the Fund to promote the teaching and research of Celtic in the University.

75.4. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Humanities Divisional Board.

75.5. The Professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the Principal of Jesus College is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the Principal of Jesus College, or, if the Principal is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the Governing Body of Jesus College;

(3) a person appointed by the Governing Body of Jesus College;

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

(6) the Head of the Humanities Division, or his or her nominee;

(7) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of English;

(8), (9) two persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages.

75.6. The University may in its absolute discretion in the period ending on 30 January 2033 21 years from the date of this regulation, instead of applying the income of the Fund in any year, accumulate all or any part of such income by investing it, and holding it as part of the capital of the Fund. The University may apply the whole or any part of such accumulated income in any subsequent year as if it were income of the Fund arising in the then current year.

75.7. The University shall have power to pay out of the capital or the income of the Fund all costs of and incidental to the creation of the Fund, and the management and administration of the Fund and the Professorship.

75.8. The University may exercise any of its corporate powers in the management and administration of the Fund in so far as those powers are not inconsistent with these regulations this Part.

75.9. Regulations Sections 75.1–4 and 75.6–11 shall be deemed to be trust provisions under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI.

75.10. Subject to regulation section 75.11, Council may amend, repeal or add to these regulations this Part in accordance with Part D of Statute XVI, but no amendment is valid if it would cause the Fund to:

(1) cease to be exclusively charitable according to the law of England and Wales; or

(2) be outside the objects of the University.

75.11. Any amendment to regulation section 75.3 is an amendment to the main objects of the Fund for the purposes of Part D of Statute XVI and must be approved both by Congregation of the University and subsequently by Her Majesty in Council.'

Regulations to be made by Council if the Statute is approved by Her Majesty in Council

1 In Section III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning academic and other posts (Statutes, 2000, p. 404, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), delete § 43 and renumber existing §§ 44–394 as §§ 43–393.

2 This regulation shall be effective from the date on which the Statute approved by Congregation on [date] is approved by Her Majesty in Council.

(3) Voting on Resolution authorising expenditure from the Higher Studies Fund

That the University be authorised to expend, from the element of the Higher Studies Fund earmarked for Social Studies, £24,000 spread over three years, to support the research of the new Professor of Economics at All Souls, Professor Mark Armstrong.


1The number is subject to the approval of other legislative proposals and may therefore change.

Congregation7 June

Elections

Council

Other Committees Reporting to Council

Continuing Education Board

Curators of the University Libraries

Buildings and Estates Subcommittee

Other Committees and University Bodies

Delegacy for the Nomination of Candidates for Ecclesiastical Benefices

Visitors of the Botanic Garden

Committee for the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art

Committee for the Nomination of Select Preachers

Curators of the Sheldonian Theatre

Visitatorial Board Panel

Divisional Boards

Humanities

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences

Social Sciences

Faculty Boards

Board of the Faculty of Classics

Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature

Board of the Faculty of History

Board of the Faculty of Law

Board of the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics

Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

Board of the Faculty of Philosophy

Board of the Faculty of Theology

Details are in 'Elections' 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 Mrs C Benton at the University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: (2)80107; email: ceri.benton@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).