Council and Main Committees

  • Thursday 31 January 2013
  • NO. 5013
  • VOL. 143

General Purposes Committee of Council

Changes in Regulations

The General Purposes Committee has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 15 February.

(a) Recording of the Joyce Mertz Gilmore Fund

Explanatory Note

These regulations record the Joyce Mertz Gilmore Fund for the purpose of contributing towards the salary and expenses of the Director of the Refugee Studies Centre and associated overheads.

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts, insert new § 1911 as follows, and renumber existing §§ 191–396 as §§ 192–397:

'§191. Joyce Mertz Gilmore Fund

1. The University has received with gratitude a gift from the Mertz Gilmour Foundation to be held as permanent endowment on the trusts declared in this regulation. Further money or property may be paid or transferred to the University to be held on the same trusts. The assets so held will be known as the Joyce Mertz Gilmore Fund ("the Fund").

2. The University shall retain as permanent endowment those of the assets in the Fund which are contributed on the express understanding that they are to be treated as permanent endowment ("the Permanent Endowment").

3. The University shall (a) apply the income of the Permanent Endowment; and (b) apply the income and, in its discretion, the capital of the remainder of the Fund (if any), towards the salary and expenses of the Director of the Refugee Studies Centre and associated overheads.

4. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income and capital, shall be the responsibility of the Executive Committee of the Department of International Development.

5. The University may in its absolute discretion in the period ending 21 years from the date of this regulation, instead of applying the income of the Fund in any year, accumulate all or any part of such income by investing it, and holding it as part of the capital of the Fund. The University may apply the whole or any part of such accumulated income in any subsequent year as if it were income of the Fund arising in the then current year.

6. The University shall have power to pay out of the capital or the income of the Fund all costs of and incidental to the creation of the Fund, and the management and administration of the Fund.

7. The University may exercise any of its corporate powers in the management and administration of the Fund in so far as those powers are not inconsistent with these regulations.

8. Regulations 1–10 shall be deemed to be Trust Regulations under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI.

9. Subject to regulation 10, Council may amend, repeal or add to these regulations in accordance with Part D of Statute XVI, but no amendment is valid if it would cause the Fund to:

(1) cease to be exclusively charitable according to the law of England and Wales; or

(2) be outside the objects of the University.

10. Any amendment to regulation 3 is an amendment to the main objects of the Fund for the purposes of Part D of Statute XVI and must be approved both by Congregation of the University and subsequently by Her Majesty in Council.'

(b) Recording of the Leopold Muller Fund

Explanatory Note

These regulations record the Leopold Muller Fund for the purpose of contributing towards the salary and expenses of the Director of the Refugee Studies Centre and associated overheads.

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts, insert new § 2101 as follows, and renumber existing §§ 210–396 as §§ 211–397:

'§210. Leopold Muller Fund

1. The University has received with gratitude a gift to be held as permanent endowment on the trusts declared in this regulation. Further money or property may be paid or transferred to the University to be held on the same trusts. The assets so held will be known as the Leopold Muller Fund ("the Fund").

2. The University shall retain as permanent endowment those of the assets in the Fund which are contributed on the express understanding that they are to be treated as permanent endowment ("the Permanent Endowment").

3. The University shall (a) apply the income of the Permanent Endowment; and (b) apply the income and, in its discretion, the capital of the remainder of the Fund (if any), towards the salary and expenses of the Director of the Refugee Studies Centre and associated overheads.

4. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income and capital, shall be the responsibility of the Executive Committee of the Department of International Development.

5. The University may in its absolute discretion in the period ending 21 years from the date of this regulation, instead of applying the income of the Fund in any year, accumulate all or any part of such income by investing it, and holding it as part of the capital of the Fund. The University may apply the whole or any part of such accumulated income in any subsequent year as if it were income of the Fund arising in the then current year.

6. The University shall have power to pay out of the capital or the income of the Fund all costs of and incidental to the creation of the Fund, and the management and administration of the Fund.

7. The University may exercise any of its corporate powers in the management and administration of the Fund in so far as those powers are not inconsistent with these regulations.

8. Regulations 1–10 shall be deemed to be Trust Regulations under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI.

9. Subject to regulation 10, Council may amend, repeal or add to these regulations in accordance with Part D of Statute XVI, but no amendment is valid if it would cause the Fund to:

(1) cease to be exclusively charitable according to the law of England and Wales; or

(2) be outside the objects of the University.

10. Any amendment to regulation 3 is an amendment to the main objects of the Fund for the purposes of Part D of Statute XVI and must be approved both by Congregation of the University and subsequently by Her Majesty in Council.'

(c) Establishment of the Bahari Curatorship of Persian Collections Fund

Explanatory Note

These regulations establish the Bahari Curatorship of Persian Collections Fund for the purpose of establishing and maintaining the Bahari Curatorship of Persian Collections in the University's Bodleian Libraries.

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts, insert new § 161 as follows, and renumber existing §§ 16–397 as §§ 17–398:

'§16. The Bahari Curatorship of Persian Collections Fund

1. The University receives with gratitude the sum of £2,000,000 from Dr Ebadollah Bahari to be held as permanent endowment on the trusts declared in this regulation. Further money or property may be paid or transferred to the University as either expendable or permanent endowment to be held on the same trusts. The assets so held will be known as the Bahari Curatorship of Persian Collections Fund ("the Fund").

2. The University shall retain as permanent endowment those of the assets in the Fund which are contributed on the express understanding that they are to be treated as permanent endowment ("the Permanent Endowment").

3. The University shall (a) apply the income of the Permanent Endowment; and (b) apply the income and, in its discretion, the capital of the remainder of the Fund (if any), towards establishing and maintaining the Bahari Curatorship of Persian Collections in the University's Bodleian Libraries.

4. Bodley's Librarian shall be responsible to the Curators of the University Libraries for the administration of the Fund and the application of its income.

5. The University may in its absolute discretion in the period ending 21 years from the date of this regulation, instead of applying the income of the Fund in any year, accumulate all or any part of such income by investing it, and holding it as part of the capital of the Fund. The University may apply the whole or any part of such accumulated income in any subsequent year as if it were income of the Fund arising in the then current year.

6. The University shall have power to pay out of the capital or the income of the Fund all costs of and incidental to the creation of the Fund, and the management and administration of the Fund and the Curatorship.

7. The University may exercise any of its corporate powers in the management and administration of the Fund in so far as those powers are not inconsistent with these regulations.

8. Regulations 1–10 shall be deemed to be Trust Regulations under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI.

9. Subject to regulation 10, Council may amend, repeal or add to these regulations in accordance with Part D of Statute XVI, but no amendment is valid if it would cause the Fund to:

(1) cease to be exclusively charitable according to the law of England and Wales; or

(2) be outside the objects of the University.

10. Any amendment to regulation 3 is an amendment to the main objects of the Fund for the purposes of Part D of Statute XVI and must be approved both by Congregation of the University and subsequently by Her Majesty in Council.'


1 The number is subject to the approval of other trust 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:

Alvergne, A E, Harris Manchester

Barrett, G D, St John's

Challen, M P, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

Choubey, B, Somerville

Christensen, K E, Jesus

Draper, R J, Kellogg

Eggeling, C E, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine

Fulop, E, New College

Hadley, G L, Harris Manchester

Penslar, D J, St Anne's

Rothera, A B, Student Administration

Shine, B S F, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Walden, A P, Green Templeton

Young, K A D, St John's

Zhang, G, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

Divisional and Faculty Boards

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