Council and Main Committees

  • Thursday 17 January 2013
  • NO. 5011
  • VOL. 143

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 1 February.

Amendments to Trust Regulations for the Shaw Fund for Chinese Studies

Explanatory Note

The following amendments to the trust regulations provide for the Shaw Fund to be administered by the Humanities and Social Sciences Divisional Boards together.

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts, in § 326 amend paragraphs 2 and 3 as follows (new text underlined, deleted text scored through):

'§ 326. Shaw Fund for Chinese Studies

1. The University accepts with deep gratitude a benefaction of £3,000,000 from the Shaw Foundation of Hong Kong as an endowment for the development of Chinese Studies in the University, principally by the establishment of posts in the subject, and by provision for various support costs. The fund shall be entitled the Sir Run Run Shaw Fund for Chinese Studies.

2. The benefaction shall be applied to these objects in such ways as Council in consultation with the General Board the Humanities and Social Sciences Divisional Boards together shall determine. In the event of the Divisional Boards failing to reach agreement, Council will be asked to make a decision on the matter in question.

3. This decree These regulations shall be subject to alteration from time to time by Council, provided that the purpose of the fund, as defined in clause 1 above, is adhered to.'

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 1 February.

(a) Professor of Optoelectronic Engineering

Explanatory Note

The following change amends the title of the Professorship of Optoelectronic Engineering to Professorship of Sustainable Energy Engineering to reflect the nature of the work of the Professor to be undertaken in the School of Engineering Science.

Text of Regulations

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, delete 'Professor of Optoelectronic Engineering' and after 'Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering' insert:

'Professor of Sustainable Energy Engineering'.

2 In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships, delete existing § 80 and substitute (new text underlined, deleted text struck through):

'§80. Professor of Sustainable Energy Optoelectronic Engineering

1. The Professor of Sustainable Energy Optoelectronic Engineering shall undertake research in Sustainable Energy Engineering and lecture and give instruction in Optoelectronic Engineering that subject.'

(b) Professor of Comparative Law

Explanatory Note

The following changes amend the title of the Professorship of Comparative Law to reflect the new agreement with the law firm Linklaters. The opportunity is also taken to update the regulations to reflect current governance arrangements and remove outdated references.

Text of Regulations

1 In Council Regulations 3 of 2000, Schedule A, insert 'Linklaters' before 'Professor of Comparative Law'.

2 In Council Regulations 19 of 2002, Schedule of Professors and Readers, after 'Law, Comparative' insert ', Linklaters'.

3 In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships, delete existing § 175 and substitute (new text underlined, deleted text struck through):

'§ 175.  Linklaters Professor of Comparative Law

1. The Linklaters Professor of Comparative Law shall lecture and give instruction in the comparative study of different legal systems national or transnational.

2. The Pprofessor 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 Principal of Brasenose College, or, if the Principal of Brasenose College is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the Governing Body of Brasenose College on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on that occasion;

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

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

(5), (6) two a persons appointed by the General Social Sciences Divisional Board;

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

3. The Pprofessor 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.'

(c) Norton Rose Professor of Commercial and Financial Law

Explanatory Note

The following changes amend the title of the Norton Rose Professorship of Commercial and Financial Law to the Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Professorship of Commercial Law to reflect both the new agreement between the Law Faculty and the law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and the change in field. The opportunity is also taken to update the regulations to reflect current governance arrangements and remove outdated references.

Text of Regulations

1 In Council Regulations 3 of 2000, Schedule A, delete 'Norton Rose Professor of Commercial Law' and substitute 'Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Professor of Commercial Law'.

2 In Council Regulations 19 of 2002, Schedule of Professors and Readers, delete 'Law, Commercial and Financial, Norton Rose' and substitute 'Law, Commercial, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer'.

3 In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships, delete existing § 174 and substitute (new text underlined, deleted text struck through):

'§ 174.  Norton Rose Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Professor of Commercial and Financial Law

1. The Norton Rose Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Professor of Commercial and Financial Law shall lecture and give instruction in Commercial and Financial Law.

2. The Pprofessor 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 decree 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) a two persons appointed by Council;

(5), (6) two a persons appointed by the General Social Sciences Divisional Board;

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

3. The Pprofessor 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.'

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Congregation15 January

Declaration of Approval of Legislative Proposal

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the legislative proposal concerning amendments to the Chung Kin Kwok Fund approved.

Council of the University

Register of Congregation

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

Bryant, C E, Saïd Business School

Geall, Mr, Faculty of Anthropology and Geography

Gladstone, J E, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division

Hall, A E, Student Administration

Hayward, J, Structural Biology

Holden, R J, School of Geography and the Environment

Laing, I M, Green Templeton

Piccinini, A M, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology

Snelling, S J B, St Catherine's

Woltering, S A, Systems and e-Resources Service