Council and Main Committees

  • Thursday 2 February 2012
  • NO. 4977
  • VOL. 142

General Purposes Committee of Council

Changes in Regulations

The General Purposes Committee of Council has approved the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 17 February.

(a) Establishment of Edita Butterworth Fund

Explanatory Note

These regulations establish the Edita Butterworth Fund in support of teaching and research relating to Alexander the Great.  

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002 concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 606, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 50 as follows, and renumber existing §§ 50–173 as §§ 51–174:

'§ 50. Edita Butterworth Fund

1. The University receives with gratitude the significant bequest of Edita Lily Wesseley Butterworth to be held as expendable 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 Edita Butterworth Fund ("the Fund").

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

3. The University shall (1) apply the income of the Permanent Endowment (if any); and (2) apply the income and, in its discretion, the capital of the remainder of the Fund, towards higher research and University teaching within the University of Oxford connected with the scholarly interpretation of the historical personage of Alexander the Great and towards possible publication of any works resulting from the same.

4. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Board of the Faculty of Classics.

5. The University may in its absolute discretion in the period ending 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.

6. 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, including, without limitation, the costs of realising the full value of the bequest.

7. 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.

8. Regulations 1–10 shall be deemed to be Trust Regulations under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI.

9. Subject to regulation 10, Council may amend, repeal or add to these regulations 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.

10. Any amendment to regulation 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.'

(b) Establishment of Recanati-Kaplan Centre, Tubney House Fund

Explanatory Note

These regulations establish the Recanati-Kaplan Centre, Tubney House Fund, which shall be used towards the running costs of Tubney House (headquarters of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit).

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002 concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 714, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 299 as follows, and renumber existing §§ 299–394 as §§ 300–395:

'§ 299. Recanati-Kaplan Centre, Tubney House Fund

1. The University receives with gratitude a benefaction from Thomas S Kaplan on behalf of his family via Americans for Oxford, Inc. to be held as expendable 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 Recanati-Kaplan Centre, Tubney House Fund ("the Fund").

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

3. The University shall (1) apply the income of the Permanent Endowment (if any); and (2) apply the income and, in its discretion, the capital of the remainder of the Fund, towards the running costs of Tubney House (headquarters of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit) to be known as the Recanati-Kaplan Conservation Centre, Tubney House.  Such costs shall include the services and maintenance bills, operational costs, cleaning, upkeep, repairs and staff costs associated with general operations and maintenance, and information technology support.

4. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Board of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit.

5. The University may in its absolute discretion in the period ending 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. Regulations 1–10 shall be deemed to be Trust Regulations under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI.

9. Subject to regulation 10, Council may amend, repeal or add to these regulations 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.

10. Any amendment to regulation 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.'

Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council

Changes in Regulations

The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council has approved the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 17 February.

Establishment of Sinclair and Rachel Hood Trust Fund for a Research and Administrative Assistant to the Lecturer in Aegean Prehistory

Explanatory Note

These regulations establish the Sinclair and Rachel Hood Trust Fund for a Research and Administrative Assistant to the Lecturer in Aegean Prehistory, to cover the salary and expenses of the postholder and associated overheads.  

Text of Regulations

In Sect. III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning academic and other posts (Statutes, 2000, p. 432, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461) insert new § 125 as follows and renumber existing § 125–69 as § 126–70:

'§ 125. Sinclair and Rachel Hood Trust Fund for a Research and Administrative Assistant to the Lecturer in Aegean Prehistory

1. The University receives with gratitude the sum of £100,000 from The Malcolm Hewitt Wiener Foundation to be held as expendable endowment on the trusts declared in this regulation. Further money or property may be paid or transferred to the University as either expendable or permanent endowment to be held on the same trusts. The assets so held will be known as the Sinclair and Rachel Hood Trust Fund for a Research and Administrative Assistant to the Lecturer in Aegean Prehistory ("the Fund").

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

3. The University shall (1) apply the income of the Permanent Endowment (if any); and (2) apply the income and, in its discretion, the capital of the remainder of the Fund, towards the salary and expenses of a Research and Administrative Assistant for the Sinclair and Rachel Hood Lecturer in Aegean Prehistory and associated overheads. The Assistant shall undertake research, administrative and other tasks at the direction of the Sinclair and Rachel Hood Lecturer in Aegean Prehistory. If the salary, expenses and overheads of the Assistant are wholly or partly covered from other sources, there are further funds available or the post of Assistant becomes redundant, there shall be discretion to apply the income and/or capital of the Fund to support the Lecturer's research.

4. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Social Sciences Divisional Board.

5. The University may in its absolute discretion in the period ending 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.

6. 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 post of Assistant.

7. 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.

8. Regulations 1–10 shall be deemed to be Trust Regulations under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI.

9. Subject to regulation 10, Council may amend, repeal or add to these regulations 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.

10. Any amendment to regulation 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.'

Council of the University

Register of Congregation

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

Bentley, M J, Christ Church

Chen, Y, Jesus

Ersanilli, E F, Department of International Development

Holmes, K M, Examination Schools

Hudson, E J, St Peter's

McNeill, E, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

Sibeko, S, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Divisional and Faculty Boards

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