Council and Main Committees

  • Thursday 31 May 2012
  • NO. 4991
  • VOL. 142

General Purposes Committee of Council

Changes in Regulations

The General Purposes Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 15 June.

(a) Establishment of Professor of Motor Neuron Biology Fund

Explanatory Note

These regulations establish 'The Professor of Motor Neuron Biology Fund' to be used towards the salary and expenses of the Professorship, associated overheads, and, as appropriate, in support of the Professor's research.

Text of Regulations

In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002 concerning academic and other posts (Statutes, 2000, p 472, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol 132, p 1461), insert new § 229 as follows and renumber existing §§ 229–326 as §§ 230–327:

'§ 229.  Professor of Motor Neuron Biology Fund

1. The University receives with gratitude sums from The Motor Neurone Disease Association and The Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Trust 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 Professor of Motor Neuron Biology 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 the salary and expenses of the Professor of Motor Neuron Biology and associated overheads. The Professor shall undertake research, lecture and teach in motor neuron biology and diseases including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). 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 capital of the Fund to support the Professor's research.

4. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Medical 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 Professorship.

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) Sanjaya Lall Visiting Professor in Business and Development

Explanatory Note

The following changes, made on the recommendation of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee, amend the board responsible for the management of the fund supporting the Sanjaya Lall Visiting Professor in Business and Development and the membership of the electoral board.

Text of Regulations

In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p 413, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol 132, p 1461), delete § 37 and substitute (new text underlined, deleted text scored through):

'§ 37. Sanjaya Lall Visiting Professor in Business and Development

1. The benefaction from the Sanjaya Lall Memorial Fund, which comprises £35,000, together with any further donations for the purpose ("the Fund"), shall be used to establish and maintain a Visiting Professorship, to be known as the Sanjaya Lall Visiting Professorship in Business and Development.

2. The University shall apply the income and capital of the Fund towards the salary and associated costs of the Visiting Professorship.

3. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its capital and income, shall be the responsibility of the Executive Social Sciences Divisional Board of the Saïd Business School.

4. The Sanjaya Lall Visiting Professor in Business and Development shall lecture and give instruction in business and development.

5. All preparatory and local arrangements for the professor, and the routine financial administration during his/her stay, will be the responsibility of the department in which the post is based.

56. The professor 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 the Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the chair may be allocated by Council from time to time; or if the head is unable to or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of that college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

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

(6)–(9) a four persons appointed by the Social Sciences Divisional Board;, being members of the Social Sciences Division with appropriate expertise in one or more of the fields of business studies, economics, development studies, politics and public policy.

(7)–(9) three persons appointed by the Saïd Business School.

67. 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.

78. Regulations 1–2 shall be deemed as Trust Regulations under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI.

89. Regulations 3–67 may be amended by Council.'

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 15 June.

(a) Establishment of Professorship of Musculoskeletal Sciences

Explanatory Note

These changes, made on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, establish a second Professorship of Musculoskeletal Sciences.

Text of Regulations

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

2 In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p 414, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol 132, p 1461), delete existing § 230 and substitute (deleted text scored through, new text underlined):

'§ 230. Professors (two) of Musculoskeletal Sciences

1. The Professors of Musculoskeletal Sciences shall lecture and give instruction in musculoskeletal sciences.

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 the Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which each Chair may be allocated by Council from time to time; or if the head is unable to or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of that college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

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

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

(10) a person holding a clinical appointment appointed by the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (or the relevant successor body in the NHS should that Trust cease to exist).

At least three members of the board, of whom one shall be a professor, shall hold clinical appointments.

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 the Chairs.'

(b) White's Professor of Moral Philosophy

Explanatory Note

The following change amends the composition of the electoral board of the White's Professor of Moral Philosophy to comply with the general provisions for electoral boards laid down in Council Regulations 3 of 2004. It also replaces reference to 'decrees' with reference to 'regulations' and removes reference to the General Board.

Text of Regulations

In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p 486, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol 132, p 1461), in § 263 delete existing regulations 2 and 3 and substitute:

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

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the President of Corpus Christi College is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on that occasion;

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

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

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

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

(7)–(9) three persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Philosophy.

3. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the regulation concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same decree as to residence which are applicable to this chair. He or she shall give not less than thirty-six lectures or classes in the year, provided that this obligation may be reduced in exceptional circumstances with the approval of the faculty board concerned.'

(c) Drue Heinz Professor of American Literature

Explanatory Note

The following change amends the composition of the electoral board of the Drue Heinz Professor of American Literature to comply with the general provisions for electoral boards laid down in Council Regulations 3 of 2004. It also replaces reference to 'decrees' with reference to 'regulations' and removes reference to the General Board.

Text of Regulations

In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p 388, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol 132, p 1461), in § 4 delete existing regulations 3–5 and substitute:

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

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the President of St John's College is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the President of St John's College, or, if the President 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 St John's College;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council, one of whom shall be appointed after consultation with the benefactor during her lifetime;

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

(7)–(9) three persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature.

4. Such part of the income of the benefaction as the Humanities Board may determine (after consultation with the benefactor during her lifetime) not to be required to meet the costs, including support costs, of the professorship shall be used to fund visits to Oxford from American writers and academics, to give lectures and seminars in the field of the professorship. This portion of the income shall be managed by a committee under the Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature, which shall comprise the professor, the benefactor during her lifetime, and two members nominated by the board one of whom shall chair the committee.

5. 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) Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon

Explanatory Note

The following change amends the composition of the electoral board of the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon to comply with the general provisions for electoral boards laid down in Council Regulations 3 of 2004. It also replaces reference to 'decrees' with reference to 'regulations' and removes reference to the General Board.

Text of Regulations

In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p 391, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol 132, p 1461), in § 8 delete existing regulations 2 and 3 and substitute:

'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 on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on that occasion;

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

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

(7) a person elected by the Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages;

(8), (9) two persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature.

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.'

(e)  Professor of Egyptology

Explanatory Note

The following change amends the composition of the electoral board of the Professor of Egyptology to comply with the general provisions for electoral boards laid down in Council Regulations 3 of 2004. It also replaces reference to 'decrees' with reference to 'regulations' and removes reference to the General Board.

Text of Regulation

In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p 416, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol 132, p 1461), in § 74 delete existing regulations 2 and 3 and substitute:

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

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the Provost of The Queen's College is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on that occasion;

(2) the Provost of The Queen's College, or, if the Provost is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the Governing Body of The Queen's College on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on that occasion;

(3) a person appointed by the Governing Body of The Queen's College;

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

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

(7)–(9) three persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies.

2. 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.'

(f) Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography

Explanatory Note

These changes, made on the recommendation of the Social Sciences Board, update the electoral board regulations for the Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, providing for a standard nine-member board and removing outdated references.

Text of Regulations

In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p 426, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol 132, p 1461), delete § 106 and substitute (new text underlined, deleted text scored through):

'§ 106. Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography

1. The Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography shall lecture and give instruction in Geography.

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

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the Master of St Peter's College is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on that occasion;

(2) the Master of St Peter's College, or, if the Master is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the Governing Body of St Peter's College on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on that occasion;

(3) a person appointed by the Governing Body of St Peter's College;

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

(65) a person appointed by the Social Sciences General Board;

(76)–(97) three two persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Anthropology and GeographySchool of Geography and the Environment.

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

Corrigendum

Professor of Geochemistry

When regulations concerning the post of Professor of Geochemistry were published (Gazette, Vol 134, p 624, 19 February 2004), the three regulations should have been numbered 1, 2 and 3 instead of 1, 2 and 4.

Council of the University

Register of Congregation

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

Barrera, A, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Bloomfield, C L, Queen's

Ceriotti, M, Merton

Cooper, R I, Pembroke

Daly, A-M, Counselling Service

Dianov, G, Gray Institute for Radiation Oncology and Biology

Elwell, D, Corpus Christi

Fenwick, J D, Gray Institute for Radiation Oncology and Biology

Humphrey, T C, Brasenose

Joseph, H S S L, St John's

Maughan, T S, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Paz Timiraos, M I, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Reid, A G, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Slim, H J R, St John's

Divisional and Faculty Boards

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