Congregation

  • Thursday 3 November 2011
  • NO. 4968
  • VOL. 142

Congregation15 November

2 pm

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that any two members may, not later than noon on Monday, 7 November, give notice in writing to the Registrar that they intend to oppose the amendment to Congregation Regulations at 1, any of the legislative proposals at 2–5 or the resolutions at 6 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 change to Congregation Regulations, the legislative proposals and the resolutions shall be carried, and the meeting may be cancelled.

(1) Voting on change in Congregation Regulations: membership of Congregation

Explanatory Note

The following change affirms that staff who have transferred to the university under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 ('TUPE') and are on grades assessed as equivalent to grade 8 or above are eligible for Congregation membership.

Text of Regulations

In Congregation Regulations 1 of 2002, concerning membership of Congregation (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 160, amended on 20 March 2007), delete existing paragraph (10) of regulation 1 and substitute (new wording underlined):

'(10) all persons working in any university department or institution who hold posts on, or assessed as equivalent to, grades 8 and above;'.

(2) Voting on Legislative Proposal: Statute V: Green Templeton College

The following legislative proposal replaces references to Green and Templeton Colleges in Statute V with a reference to Green Templeton College, following formal conclusion of the merger. If the Statute is approved, the existing regulations concerning Green College will no longer be required and will therefore be repealed.  

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the list of colleges recognised by the University to include Green Templeton College, 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.

1 In section 1 of Statute V concerning Colleges, Societies, and Permanent Private Halls (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, approved with effect from 1 October 2002, as amended on 17 July 2003 and 12 October 2010, Gazette, Vol. 133, p. 1536; Vol. 141, p. 110, 14 October 2010), delete 'Templeton College' and insert 'Green Templeton College' after 'Exeter College'.

2 Ibid., in section 5 delete 'Green College'.

Regulations to be repealed by Council if the Statute is approved by Her Majesty in Council

Repeal Council Regulations 9 of 2002 concerning Green College (made by Council on 26 June 2002, Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628).

(3) Voting on Legislative Proposal: Basant Kumar and Sarala Birla Graduate Scholarship Fund

Explanatory Note

The following legislative proposal clarifies that the scholarships may be awarded for study in any graduate programme in the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics, and provides the Faculty with flexibility to provide one or more partial awards in a given year.

WHEREAS it is expedient to change the existing provisions governing the Basant Kumar and Sarala Birla Graduate Scholarship 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 721 (new text underlined, deleted text scored through):

'§ 200. Part 72: Basant Kumar and Sarala Birla Graduate Scholarship Fund

1. The benefaction from Birla International Limited of eight hundred and fifty one thousand pounds (£851,000), together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the Basant Kumar and Sarala Birla Graduate Scholarship Fund for the Support of Graduate Study in Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics.

2. The University shall retain all of the Fund as permanent endowment and shall apply the net income of the Fund towards the Basant Kumar and Sarala Birla Graduate Scholarship in the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics.

3. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Board of the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics.

4. The Scholarships shall be open to students from any country of residence who are undertaking graduate study or research in Linguistics in the Faculty of Linguistics, Phonetics and Philology.

5. The Fund may be used to provide one or more Scholarships in any year. Each Scholarship may will provide full funding for the standard duration of the student's course (typically three years in the case of doctoral students), or may provide partial funding. It is anticipated that one scholarship will be held at any one time.

6. The University will not offer a Scholarship until such time as the net income accumulates to the point where adequate funds become available to fund a student for the full duration of his/her course.

76. Regulations 3, 4, and 5 and 6 may be amended by Council.'

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. 668, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), delete § 200 and renumber existing §§ 201–18 as §§ 200–17.

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.

(4) Voting on Legislative Proposal: Women Students Fund

Explanatory Note

The following legislative proposal widens the objects of the trust fund such that it can be used for the benefit of all students studying in the Department of Education, rather than being restricted to female students only.  As a consequence, the name of the trust is to be changed from 'Women Students Fund' to the 'Talbot Trust', which reflects the name of the donor.

WHEREAS it is expedient to change the existing provisions governing the Women Students 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 731 (new text underlined, deleted text scored through):

'§ 388. Women Students FundPart 73: Talbot Trust

1. The University accepts from the present trustees thereof the sum of approximately £37,000, which shall form a fund to be known as the Women Students Fund Talbot Trust. The said sum shall be held by the University on the trusts of the declaration of trust of 25 March 1933, namely for the benefit of the women students of the University.'

2. The Committee for Educational Studies shall be the board of management for the fund.'

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. 753, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), delete § 388 and renumber existing §§ 389–93 as §§ 388–92.

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.

(5) Voting on Legislative Proposal: Kelley Reader in Metallurgy

Explanatory Note

The following legislative proposal enables the funds from the Kelley Readership in Metallurgy trust to be used to support a new academic post, which will be known as the George Kelley Senior Research Fellowship in Materials.  The fellow will be expected to undertake research and teaching in Materials which is in line with the current purpose of the trust.

WHEREAS it is expedient to change the existing provisions governing the Kelley Reader in Metallurgy, 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):

'§ 226. Kelley Reader in MetallurgyPart 74: George Kelley Senior Research Fellow in Materials

1. There shall be a George Kelley Senior Research Fellow in Materials who will be appointed by a committee appointed by the Department of Materials and who will undertake research and teaching in Materials.

1. There shall be a George Kelley Reader in Metallurgy who shall be elected by a board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor;

(2) the Head of the Department of Materials;

(3) a person appointed by Council;

(4) a person appointed by the General Board;

(5)-(7) three persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences.

2. The reader shall engage in advanced study or research and shall, under the direction of the Head of the Department of Materials, lecture and give instruction in Metallurgy in every term.

3. If at any time there is a vacancy in the readership, the emoluments shall be added to the capital endowment for the readership.'

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. 469, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), delete § 226 and renumber existing §§ 227–326 as §§ 226–325.

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.

(6) Voting on Resolutions authorising expenditure from the Higher Studies Fund

Text of Resolutions

(i) That the University be authorised to expend, from that part of the Higher Studies Fund earmarked for Social Studies, the sum of £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.

(ii) That the University be authorised to expend, from that part of the Higher Studies Fund earmarked for Social Studies, the sum of £75,000 over three years, to provide research support to the inaugural Stanley Lewis Professor of Israel Studies.


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

Congregation24 November

Elections

Council

Nominations Committee

Curators of the Sheldonian Theatre

Divisional Boards

Humanities Board

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board

Faculty Boards

Board of the Faculty of Classics

Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature

Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

Board of the Faculty of Philosophy

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 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).