Notices

  • Thursday 22 November 2012
  • NO. 5007
  • VOL. 143

Consultative notices

Consolidation of small trust funds

Faculty of Law

On 5 November, Council approved the consolidation of five existing trust funds into one new trust fund by the passing of a resolution for the purposes of section 268 of the Charities Act 2011 ("the Act"). The approval of Council and the resolution passed for the purposes of the Act shall be effective 15 days after the date of publication of this notice unless written notice of a resolution, signed by at least 20 members of Congregation and calling upon Council to withhold such approval and such resolution, has been given to the Registrar by noon on 3 December. The full text of the resolution is set out below (see also the Gazette of 25 October, p 100).

Council agreed to:

(i) note that the gross income of each of the following funds ("the Funds") in its last financial year did not exceed £10,000, that the Funds do not hold any designated land and are not companies or other bodies corporate, that the Funds hold permanent endowment, and that therefore the Funds comply with the requirements of the Charities Act 2011:

(a) Chiles Award Fund

(b) John Morris Prize Fund

(c) Martin Wronker Prizes Fund

(d) Peter Birks Memorial Fund

(e) Winter Williams Prizes and Studentships Fund;

(ii) resolve for the purposes of sections 267–274 of the Charities Act 2011 that all the property of the Chiles Award Fund, John Morris Prize Fund, Peter Birks Memorial Fund, and Winter Williams Prizes and Studentships Fund should be transferred to the Faculty of Law Prize and Scholarship Fund, Council being satisfied that:

(a) it is expedient in the interests of furthering the purposes of each of the above funds for its property to be transferred as set out above; and

(b) the Faculty of Law Prize and Scholarship Fund has purposes that are substantially similar to all of the purposes of each of the above funds;

(iii) resolve for the purposes of sections 267–274 of the Charities Act 2011 that half of the property of the Martin Wronker Prizes Fund should be transferred to the Faculty of Law Prize and Scholarship Fund, and half to the Medical Sciences Divisional Fund of University of Oxford Development Trust to be held for the purpose of funding an annual prize in medicine, Council being satisfied that:

(a) it is expedient in the interests of furthering the purposes of the above fund for its property to be transferred as set out above; and

(b) the Faculty of Law Prize and Scholarship Fund and the Medical Sciences Divisional Fund of University of Oxford Development Trust, taken together, have purposes that are substantially similar to all of the purposes of the above fund; and

(c) that each of the Faculty of Law Prize and Scholarship Fund and the Medical Sciences Divisional Fund of University of Oxford Development Trust has purposes that are substantially similar to one or more of the purposes of the above fund;

(iv) resolve that the resolutions at (ii) and (iii) above be notified to the University Gazette and, provided that no notice of a resolution calling upon Council to annul or amend the proposals is received by the Registrar by noon on the eleventh day after the day on which the proposals are published, resolve that copies be sent to the Charity Commission together with a statement of the University's reasons for passing them. If the Charity Commission requires further steps to be taken the Registrar is authorised to take such steps as are necessary. Once the above resolution takes effect the Trusts Administrator is authorised to take such steps as are necessary to transfer the property of the Funds in accordance with the above resolutions and any guidance given by the Commission for the purposes of the Charities Act 2011.

Department of Plant Sciences

On 5 November, Council approved the consolidation of a number of existing trust funds into one new trust fund by the passing of a resolution for the purposes of section 268 of the Charities Act 2011 ("the Act"). The approval of Council and the resolution passed for the purposes of the Act shall be effective 15 days after the date of publication of this notice unless written notice of a resolution, signed by at least 20 members of Congregation and calling upon Council to withhold such approval and such resolution, has been given to the Registrar by noon on 3 December. The full text of the resolution is set out below (see also the the Gazette of 25 October, p 101).

Council agreed to:

(i) note that the gross income of each of the following funds in its last financial year did not exceed £1,000 or that the market value of each fund does not exceed £10,000, and that therefore section 281 of the Charities Act 2011 applies to them:

(a) Brooks Memorial Fund

(b) Gertrude Witt Fund

(c) Harley Prize of the New Phytologist Trust

(d) Jimmy Elliott Memorial Fund

(e) Mrs H B Fielding Benefaction Fund

(f) Nancy Lindsay Memorial Fund

(g) School of Forestry Jubilee Prize Fund

(h) Styles Memorial Prize Fund

(i) Villar Bequest Fund

(j) Wilson Scholarships in Forestry Fund;

(ii) resolve for the purposes of section 281 of the Charities Act 2011 that the above-mentioned funds should be freed from the restrictions with respect to expenditure of capital that apply to them, Council being satisfied that the purposes set out in the trusts to which the funds are subject could be carried out more effectively if the capital of the funds could be expended as well as income accruing to it, rather than just such income;

(iii) note that the gross income of each of the following funds in its last financial year did not exceed £10,000, that such funds do not hold any designated land and are not companies or other bodies corporate, and that therefore sections 267–272 of the Charities Act 2011 apply to them:

(a) Brooks Memorial Fund

(b) Gertrude Witt Fund

(c) Harley Prize of the New Phytologist Trust

(d) Jimmy Elliott Memorial Fund

(e) Mrs H B Fielding Benefaction Fund

(f) Nancy Lindsay Memorial Fund

(g) School of Forestry Jubilee Prize Fund

(h) Styles Memorial Prize Fund

(i) Villar Bequest Fund

(j) Wilson Scholarships in Forestry Fund;

(iv) resolve for the purposes of sections 267–272 of the Charities Act 2011 that all the property of the funds listed at (iii) above should be transferred to the Department of Plant Sciences General Purposes Fund, Council being satisfied that:

(a) it is expedient in the interests of furthering the purposes of each of the above funds for its property to be transferred as set out above; and

(b) the Department of Plant Sciences General Purposes Fund has purposes that are substantially similar to the purposes (or any of the purposes) of each of the above funds;

(v) note that the gross income of each of the following funds  in its last financial year did not exceed £10,000, that such funds do not hold any designated land and are not companies or other bodies corporate, that such funds hold permanent endowment, and that therefore sections 267–274 of the Charities Act 2011 apply to them:

(a) Curator of the Fielding Herbarium Fund

(b) Forestry Professor Fund

(c) J Burtt Davy Research Scholarship Fund

(d) Samuel Wilson Fund

(e) Sherardian Campaign Fund

(f) Sibthorpian Professor of Plant Science Fund

(g) Study of Agriculture Fund;

(vi) resolve for the purposes of sections 267–274 of the Charities Act 2011 that all the property of the funds listed at (v) above should be transferred to the Department of Plant Sciences General Purposes Fund, Council being satisfied that:

(a) it is expedient in the interests of furthering the purposes of each of the above funds for its property to be transferred as set out above; and

(b) the Department of Plant Sciences General Purposes Fund has purposes that are substantially similar to all of the purposes of each of the above funds;

(vii) resolve that the resolutions at (iv) and (vi) above be notified to the University Gazette and, provided that no notice of a resolution calling upon Council to annul or amend the proposals is received by the Registrar by noon on the eleventh day after the day on which the proposals are published, resolve that copies be sent to the Charity Commission together with a statement of the University's reasons for passing them. If the Charity Commission requires further steps to be taken the Registrar is authorised to take such steps as are necessary. Once the above resolutions take effect the Trusts Administrator is authorised to take such steps as are necessary to transfer the property of the Funds in accordance with the above resolutions and any guidance given by the Commission for the purposes of the Charities Act 2011.

General notices

Gazette publication arrangements

The final Gazettes of Michaelmas term will be published on 29 November and 6 December. Publication for Hilary term will begin on 10 January. The usual deadline arrangements will apply.

Appointments

University Administration and Services

Head of Administration and Divisional Secretary, Humanities Division

Lynne Hirsch, MA, Acting Divisional Secretary and Senior Assistant Registrar in the Humanities Division, has been appointed Head of Administration and Divisional Secretary in the Humanities Division with effect from 1 December 2012.

This notice supersedes the notice dated 1 November 2012.

Visiting Professorships

Medical Sciences

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Immunology on Professor Constantino Lopez-Macias, BSc, MSc, PhD, for a period of three years from 14 November 2012.

Electoral Boards

Composition of an Electoral Board

The composition of the electoral board to the post below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is as follows:

Professorship of Economics

  Appointed by
The Master of St Catherine's (Pro-Vice-Chancellor) Mr Vice-Chancellor1
The Warden of All Souls ex officio
Professor L Samuelson Council
Professor T Venables Council
Professor R Goodman Social Sciences Board
Professor B Javorcik Department of Economics
Professor K Roberts Department of Economics
Professor F Zilibotti Department of Economics
Professor V Crawford All Souls

Revised Composition of an Electoral Board

The revised composition of the standing electoral board to the post below will, as at Hilary 2013, be as follows:

Newton Abraham Visiting Professorship in the Medical, Biological and Chemical Sciences  

  Appointed by
Professor R V Thakker Mr Vice-Chancellor1
The Rector of Lincoln ex officio
Professor M Stevens Council
Professor G A P Holländer Council
Professor R G Ratcliffe Council
Professor S G Davies Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board
Professor C J Schofield Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board
Professor Dame Kay E Davies Medical Sciences Board
Vacancy2 Medical Sciences Board
Professor D J T Vaux Lincoln

1Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Statute IX, Sect 10 and 11.

2With the agreement of the Medical Sciences Division and Mr Vice-Chancellor, this elector position, previously occupied by the incoming chair of the board, remains vacant for the time being.

Musical Events

Lincoln

A concert will be given at 8.15 pm on 26 November in Lincoln Chapel by the Third Quince, a musical trio featuring Victoria Couper, voice, Liam Byrne, viol, and Arngeir Hauksson, lute. Free admission; tickets are available from Dr Jonathan Hicks at jonathan.hicks@music.ox.ac.uk.

Exhibitions

Magdalen

A preview of the paintings of Francis Hamel will taken place at Magdalen's Grove Auditorium, prior to the show transferring to London. Opening hours: 11 am–5 pm on 30 November and 1 December, and 11 am–1 pm on 2 December.