Council and Main Committees

  • Thursday 21 March 2013
  • NO. 5020
  • VOL. 143

Council of the University

Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 5 April.

Committees reporting directly to Council or one of its main committees

Explanatory Note

The following changes provide that the default position, ie unless stated elsewhere, is that a member who has served on a committee for two consecutive full terms of office does not become re-eligible to serve on that committee until a full term of office has passed, in parallel with the legislation governing elected and co-opted membership of Council.

Text of Regulations

In Council Regulations 15 of 2002, Part 1, General, concerning committees reporting directly to Council or one of its main committees, in cl 1.1 insert new regulation (5) and re-number the existing regulation (5) as regulation (6) (new text underlined, deleted text scored through):

'1.1.

(1) Appointed, elected, and co-opted members of committees of Council, other than student members, shall, in the absence of provision in these regulations, or in the General Regulations of Council for Committees, to the contrary, serve for three years.

(2) Student members shall, in the absence of provision in these or those regulations to the contrary, serve for one year.

(3) Where it is a condition of an appointment that the person appointed is a member of Council or another committee, the period of appointment shall coincide with the appointee's known membership of the latter, provided that the period does not exceed the maximum term allowed.

(4) In the absence of provision in these regulations or in the General Regulations of Council for Committees to the contrary, appointed, elected, co-opted and student members shall serve no more than two consecutive full terms of office. Casual terms of office shall not count towards this limit.

(5) In the absence of provision to the contrary, an appointed, elected, co-opted, or student member of a committee of Council, who has served two consecutive full terms of office under regulation (4) above, shall not be eligible to serve as an appointed, elected, co-opted or student member of that committee until a full term of office on that committee has passed from the end of his or her period of service.

(65) Notwithstanding regulation (4)regulations (4) and (5) above, in the case of appointed, co-opted and student members, the General Purposes Committee of Council or, in cases falling within the Personnel Committee's delegated authority or cases concerning the membership of the General Purposes Committee, the Chairman of the Personnel Committee, may determine that one further consecutive period is permitted in an individual case.'

Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council

Corrigendum: Regulations for the establishment of the Osler Professorship of Medicine

When changes were made to the regulations to establish the Osler Professorship of Medicine (Gazette No 5017, 28 February 2013, p396), a reference to population health was included in error. The regulations should instead refer to clinical medicine.

In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships, delete paragraph 1 to existing regulation § 2201 and substitute (new text underlined, deleted text struck through):

'1. The Osler Professor of Medicine shall undertake research, lecture and give instruction in population healthclinical medicine.'


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

Congregation18 March

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Congregation19 March

1 Declaration of Approval of Legislative Proposal: Goodger Scholarships and Schorstein Research Fellowships in Medical Science

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the legislative proposal concerning the Goodger Scholarships and Schorstein Research Fellowships in Medical Science approved.

2 Declaration of Approval of Resolution authorising expenditure from the Higher Studies Fund

3 Declaration of Approval of Resolution authorising expenditure from the Higher Studies Fund under new procedures

That the resolutions (2) authorising expenditure from the Higher Studies Fund and (3) authorising expenditure from the Higher Studies Fund under new procedures be approved.

Council of the University

Register of Congregation

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

Barker, H L, Experimental Medicine Division

Kovalaine-Kwan, J K, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine (Strategic)

Marfany, D A, Counselling Service

Murphy, D F, Research Services

Scott, C, Bodleian Libraries

Trinder, A M, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division

Wang, K Y, Green Templeton

Waters, H E, Estates Services

Williams, R O, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology

Divisional and Faculty Boards

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