Council and Main Committees

  • Thursday 2 May 2013
  • NO. 5023
  • VOL. 143

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 17 May.

(a) Establishment of the Radcliffe Professor of Medicine

Explanatory Note

These changes, made on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, establish a new Radcliffe Professor of Medicine.

Text of Regulations

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

'Radcliffe Professor of Medicine'.

2 In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships, insert new § 2211 and renumber existing §§ 221–331 as §§ 222–332:

'§221. Radcliffe Professor of Medicine

1. The Radcliffe Professor of Medicine shall undertake research, lecture and give instruction in medicine.

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 or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of that college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in (2) of this clause;

(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 Professor of Translational Cognitive Neuroscience

Explanatory Note

These changes, made on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, establish a new Professor of Translational Cognitive Neuroscience.

Text of Regulations

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, after 'Heather Professor of Music' insert:

'Professor of Translational Cognitive Neuroscience'.

2 In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships, insert new § 2421 and renumber existing §§ 242–331 as §§ 243–332:

'§ 242. Professor of Translational Cognitive Neuroscience

1. The Professor of Translational Cognitive Neuroscience shall lecture and give instruction in Translational Cognitive Neuroscience.

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 or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of that college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in (2) of this clause;

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

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

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 the Chair.'

(c) Renaming of the Barnett Professor of Social Policy

Explanatory Note

The following changes rename the Barnett Professorship of Social Policy for the duration of the tenure of the current postholder, in order to reflect the expertise of this postholder.  

Text of Regulations

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2000, concerning statutory professorships, delete 'Barnett Professorship of Social Policy' and substitute 'Barnett Professorship of Comparative Social Policy and Politics'.

2 In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships, delete § 296 and substitute (new text underlined, deleted text struck through):

'§ 296.  Barnett Professor of Social Policy Comparative Social Policy and Politics

1. The Barnett Professor of Social Policy Comparative Social Policy and Politics shall undertake research, lecture and give instruction in Social Policy.

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 head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any 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) two persons appointed by Council;

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

(7)–(9) three persons appointed by the Department of Social Policy and Intervention.

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.'

(d) Renaming of the Rhodes Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Cancer Therapeutics

Explanatory Note

The following changes, made on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, rename the Rhodes Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Cancer Therapeutics.  The opportunity is also taken to update certain other clauses.

Text of Regulations

1 In SCHEDULE C of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, delete 'Rhodes Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Cancer Therapeutics' and substitute 'Rhodes Professor of Experimental Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology'.

2 In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships, delete § 260 and substitute (new text underlined, deleted text struck through):

'§ 260.  Rhodes Professor of Experimental Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology and Cancer Therapeutics

1. The Rhodes Professor of Experimental Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology and Cancer Therapeutics shall undertake research in Experimental Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology and Cancer Therapeutics and shall lecture and give instruction in this subject.

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

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the President of Corpus Christi College head of the college specified in (2) of this clause is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the President of Corpus Christi College head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any regulation in that behalf, or, if the President head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of Corpus Christi College the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of Corpus Christi College the college specified in (2) of this clause;

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

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

(10) a person appointed by the body or bodies which may issue an honorary clinical contract or contracts to the professor.

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:

Anderson, J D, St John's

Azfar, F A, Sub-department of Particle Physics

Barnes-Moss, E, Department of Clinical Neurology

Beadle, C R, IT Services

Bell, A H, Department of Experimental Psychology

King, A R, Wadham

Leatherby, J, Department for Continuing Education

Lison, R, Saïd Business School

Peterson, S M, Balliol

Ward, K M, Medical Sciences Division

Divisional and Faculty Boards

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