Council and Main Committees

  • Thursday 28 February 2013
  • NO. 5017
  • 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 15 March.

Lockey Bequest

Explanatory Note

These changes reconstitute the board of management of the Fund in order to address obsolete references in the Trust Regulation, and clarify that the income of the Fund is to be used for grants in the interests of science, with a preference that they are awarded for travelling expenses of senior members of the University and of visiting lecturers.

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts, in § 214 amend regulations 2 and 3 as follows (new text underlined, deleted text struck through):

'2. The administration of the fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of a board of management comprisingThere shall be a committee to administer the income of the fund consisting of:

(1) a person appointed by the General Board Purposes Committee of Council, who shall be the Chair;

(2), (3) two persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Physical SciencesMathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Divisional Board;

(4), (5) atwo persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Biological Sciences;Medical Sciences Divisional Board.

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

(6) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Psychological Studies.

3. Each member of the committee board of management shall hold office for three years and be re-eligible for reappointment. The committee shall have power to co-opt not more than five persons for periods of two years at a time.

4. The committee board of management appointed under the preceding clause may make grants from the income of the fund for travelling expenses of senior members of the University and of visiting lecturers or for other purposes as it deems appropriate, provided that such grants shall be applied in the interests of science. on the recommendation of the Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences or the Board of the Faculty of Biological Sciences or the Board of the Faculty of Physiological Sciences or the Board of the Faculty of Psychological Sciences.'

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 15 March.

(a) Establishment of the Osler Professorship of Medicine

Explanatory Note

These changes, made on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, establish a new Osler Professorship of Medicine. Sir William Osler was Regius Professor of Medicine during the period 1905–19.

Text of Regulations

1 In SCHEDULE C of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, after 'May Professor of Medicine' insert:

'Osler Professor of Medicine'.

2 In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships, insert new § 2201 and renumber existing §§ 220–329 as §§ 221–330:

'§220. Osler Professor of Medicine

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

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or if the head of the college specified in paragraph (2) below is the Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the Chair may be allocated by Council from time to time; or if the head is unable to unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of that college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

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

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Medical Sciences Board;

(10) a person holding a clinical appointment appointed by the relevant NHS body with which the post-holder will hold an honorary contract.

3. At least three members of the board, of whom one shall be a professor, shall hold clinical appointments.

4. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the regulations concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same regulations, which are applicable to the Chair.'

(b) Establishment of the Nuffield Professorship of Sociology

Explanatory Note

These changes establish the Nuffield Professorship of Sociology.

Text of Regulations

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, after 'Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory' insert:

'Nuffield Professor of Sociology'.

2 In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships, insert new § 3021 as follows and renumber existing §§ 302–329 as §§ 303–330:

'§302. Nuffield Professor of Sociology

1. There shall be a Nuffield Professor of Sociology, who shall undertake research in and shall lecture and give instruction in that subject and generally promote its study in the University.

2. The professor 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 Warden of Nuffield College;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of Nuffield College;

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

(6) a person appointed by the Social Sciences Board;

(7)–(9) three persons appointed by the Department of Sociology.

3. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the regulations concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same regulations which are applicable to this chair.'


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

Council of the University

Register of Congregation

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

Dodd, A A, Mansfield

Duxfield, J, Corpus Christi

Muirhead, R, Gray Institute for Radiation Oncology and Biology

Summers, T R D, St Catherine's

Divisional and Faculty Boards

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