Council and Main Committees

  • Thursday 18 April 2013
  • NO. 5021
  • 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 3 May.

(a) Astor Travel Fund

Explanatory Note

These changes transfer responsibility for the appointment of the fund's board of management from Council to the Academic Divisions of the University.

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts, in § 13 amend regulation 2 as follows (new text underlined, deleted text scored through):

'2. The fund shall be administered by a board of management consisting of up to five persons to be appointed by Council for such periods as it shall think fit. The chairman of the board shall be nominated by Council. one member of each of the Divisions of Humanities, Social Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences, as appointed by the relevant Divisional Boards.'

(b) Beit Fund

Explanatory Note

These changes transfer responsibility for the appointment of one member of the fund's board of management from Council to the Humanities Divisional Board.

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts, in §23 amend regulation 1 as follows (new text underlined, deleted text scored through):

'1. The administration of the Beit Fund shall be entrusted to a board of management consisting of five persons, who shall be

(1) the Vice-Chancellor;

(2) the Beit Professor of the History of the British Commonwealth;

(3) one person elected by the Board of the Faculty of History;

(4) one person elected by the Board of the Faculty of Social Studies;

(5) one person appointed by Council. the Humanities Divisional Board.'

(c) Mackintosh Drama Fund

Explanatory Note

These changes transfer responsibility for the appointment of one member of the fund's board of management from Council to the Humanities Divisional Board.

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts, in § 223 amend regulation 2 as follows (new text underlined, deleted text scored through):

'2. The fund shall be administered by a board of management consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor or his or her deputy;

(2)–(4) three persons appointed by Council; the Humanities Divisional Board;

(5) one person appointed by the Mackintosh Foundation.'

(d) Nuffield Benefaction

Explanatory Note

These changes transfer responsibility for the appointment of certain members of the fund's board of management from Council to the General Purposes Committee of Council.

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts, in § 261 amend regulation 1 (1) as follows (new text underlined):

'1. 

(1) For the purposes of the trust created by the Deed of Covenant and Trust executed by Lord Nuffield on 24 November 1936 there shall be a body of trustees, and this body shall be composed as follows:

(a) as Chairman, a person who shall be appointed on the occurrence of each vacancy by the Chancellor of the University, except that the Chancellor shall at his or her sole discretion have the right from time to time to revoke any such appointment;

(b) the Vice-Chancellor or a person appointed by the Vice-Chancellor for a renewable period of two years;

(c)–(e) three persons appointed by the Chancellor of the University;

(f) the Regius Professor of Medicine or, whenever he or she is a trustee in another capacity, a person appointed by the Medical Sciences Board;

(g), (h) two persons appointed by Council on the recommendation of its General Purposes Committee after consultation with the Medical Sciences Board;

(i), (j) two persons appointed by Council on the recommendation of its General Purposes Committee after consultation with the Chairmen of the NHS Trusts in the City of Oxford which are concerned with teaching and research and which include a university-nominated non-executive director on their Trust Boards, and with the Chairman of the Thames Valley Strategic Health Authority.'

(e) Sasakawa Fund

Explanatory Note

These changes transfer responsibility for the appointment of the fund's board of management from Council to the Academic Divisions of the University.

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts, in § 319 amend regulation 2 as follows (new text underlined, deleted text scored through):

'2.  The fund shall be administered by a board of management to be appointed by Council, one member to be appointed by each of the Boards of the Divisions of Humanities, Social Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences, for such periods as it thinks the Divisions think fit.'

(f) Herbert Spencer Lecturership Fund

Explanatory Note

These changes address obsolete references in the Trust Regulation and confirm the Board of the Faculty of Philosophy as the new board of management of the Fund.

Text of Regulations

In Section III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning academic and other posts, in § 304 amend regulations 4 and 8 as follows (new text underlined, deleted text scored through):

'4. The administration of the fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Board of the Faculty of Philosophy. The following board of management shall appoint a lecturer in every year, subject to the provisions of clause 7 hereof, fix his or her stipend, which shall not be less than £20, and make such minor regulations as are not herein otherwise provided for:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor;

(2) a person elected by the Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores;

(3) a person elected by the Board of the Faculty of Psychological Studies;

(4) a person elected by the Board of the Faculty of Biological Sciences;

(5) a person elected by the Board of the Faculty of Physiological Sciences;

(6), (7)  two persons elected by the Board of the Faculty of Social Studies. The elected members shall hold office for three years but shall be re-eligible. Four members of the committee shall constitute a quorum. The board of management shall have power to co-opt up to two additional members for periods of five years.'

'8. Any surplus income of the fund shall either be invested or applied from time to time in manner hereinbefore authorised or shall be applied in such other way consistent with the object of the founder, as may be determined by the board of management with the approval of the General Board.'

Council of the University

Register of Congregation

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

Basham, A B J H, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Beardsley, J, Centre for Tropical Medicine

Bellenger, S, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit

Bernard, S J, University College

Bowler, U J, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit

Buffa, F, Department of Oncology

Collins, G S, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences

Davies, P S, St Catherine's

Fairfax, B P, Worcester

Gardiner, A H, Department of Psychiatry

Goulimari, P, Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

Hirst, J E, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Hopewell, J C, Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit

Hopkins, A C, Equality and Diversity Unit

Johnston, C, Department of Materials

Knight, S R, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Koterwas, T J, IT Services

Marcus, S E, St Catherine's

Moss, M A J, Careers Service

Nuttall, P A, Wolfson

Paul, J I, Student Administration

Potts, C R, Somerville

Puccinelli, N M, Green Templeton

Roth, W A, University College

Schrock, R R, Lincoln

Szele, J A, Saïd Business School

Van Loggerenberg, F, Centre for Tropical Medicine

Divisional and Faculty Boards

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