Council and Main Committees

Council and Main Committees

Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 19 July.

(a) Income grants from the College Contributions Fund: 2013 application round

Explanatory Note

This regulation authorises the income grants which Council has decided to make from the Oxford College Contributions Fund, on the recommendations of the College Contributions Committee following that committee's consideration of new applications submitted in 2013.

Text of Regulations

The following amounts shall be paid as income grants to the college named, in each case under the provisions of section 5 of Statute XV (approved with effect from 8 April 2009, Gazette of 23 April 2009, p932) for application in the financial year shown:

College Purpose  2013–14  2014–15  2015–16  2016–17  2017–18 
Harris Manchester Maintenance and refurbishment  £100,000 £100,000 £100,000 0 0
Kellogg Maintenance and refurbishment £150,000 0 0 0 0
Linacre  (1) Scholarships £18,000 £18,000 £18,000 0 0
(2) Maintenance and refurbishment £10,000 0 0 0 0
Mansfield
 
(1) Development office £50,000 £50,000 £50,000 £50,000  £50,000
(2) Maintenance and refurbishment £100,000 £100,000 £100,000 £100,000 £100,000
(3) Housing allowances £3,000  0 0 0 0
St Anne's Maintenance and refurbishment £54,000 0 0 0 0
St Cross Development office £51,333 £51,333 £51,333 0 0
St Edmund Hall Maintenance and refurbishment  £132,000 £132,000 £132,000 0 0
St Hilda's Maintenance and refurbishment  £40,000 0 0 0 0
St Hugh's Maintenance and refurbishment  £116,000 £116,000 0 0 0
St Peter's Maintenance and refurbishment  £100,000 0 0 0 0
Totals £924,333 £567,333 £451,333 £150,000  £150,000

The sums listed are maxima. The payment of each grant, and the precise sum payable, in each subsequent year shall be dependent on the success with which each college meets certain conditions laid down by Council on the recommendation of the College Contributions Committee.

(b) Income grants from the College Contributions Fund: reconsideration of an application submitted in 2012

Explanatory Note

This regulation authorises the income grants which Council has decided to make from the Oxford College Contributions Fund, on the recommendations of the College Contributions Committee following reconsideration of an application submitted in 2012.

Text of Regulations

A sum of £360,000 shall be paid in 2013–14 as an income grant to Worcester College under the provisions of section 5 of Statute XV (approved with effect from 8 April 2009, Gazette of 23 April 2009, p932). The grant is provided for the following purposes:

(i) for maintenance and refurbishment expenditure, a sum of £320,000 (of which £20,000 is to be used as a contribution to the cost of employing an Assistant Bursar); and

(ii) for development office expenditure, a sum of £40,000.

The sums listed are maxima. The payment of this grant, and the precise sum payable, shall be dependent on the success with which the college meets certain conditions laid down by Council on the recommendation of the College Contributions Committee. Part (i) of this grant shall be paid in tranches.

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 19 July.

Parsons Fund

Explanatory Note

These changes reconstitute the board of management of the fund in order to address obsolete references in the Trust Regulation.

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts, in § 272 amend regulation 2 as follows (new text underlined, deleted text scored through):

'2. The administration of the fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of a board of management comprising: The fund shall be administered, under the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, by a board of management consisting of:

(1) the Head of the Life and Environmental Sciences Division or his or her deputy, who shall be chairman a person appointed by the General Purposes Committee of Council, who shall be the Chair;

(2), (3) a member of the Faculty of Biological Sciences appointed by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board two persons appointed by the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board;

(4), (5) (3)a member of the Faculty of Physical Sciences appointed by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board two persons appointed by the Medical Sciences Board.

(4), (5) up to two additional members co-opted by the board of management by virtue of their experience, either in the application of physical sciences to biological and medical research, or in the development of technique.'

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 19 July.

(a) Allen & Overy Professorship of Corporate Law

Explanatory Note

The following changes amend the regulations for the Allen & Overy Professorship of Corporate Law to remove the obligation to consult with the Allen & Overy Foundation in the appointment of one of the Council electors, in accordance with the most recent Memorandum of Agreement between the University and Allen & Overy LLP. The opportunity is also taken to remove outdated references.

Text of Regulations

In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships, delete § 176 and substitute (new text underlined, deleted text struck through):

'§ 176. Allen & Overy Professor of Corporate Law

1. The University accepts with gratitude the moneys offered by Allen & Overy LLP for the provision of an Allen & Overy Professorship of Corporate Law.

2. The Allen & Overy Professor of Corporate Law shall lecture and give instruction in Corporate Law.

3. 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 on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on that occasion;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be allocated by Council under any regulation decree in that behalf, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on that occasion;

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

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council, one of whom shall be appointed after consultation with the Allen & Overy Foundation;

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

(7)–(9) three persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Law.

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

(b) Al Saud Professor for the Study of the Contemporary Arab World

Explanatory Note

The following change amends the composition of the electoral board of the Khalid bin Abdullah Al Saud Professorship for the Study of the Contemporary Arab World to comply with the general provisions for electoral boards laid down in Council Regulations 3 of 2004. It also replaces reference to 'decrees' with reference to 'regulations' and removes reference to the General Board.

Text of Regulations

In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships, delete § 12 and substitute (new text underlined, deleted text scored through):

'§ 12. Al Saud Professor for the Study of the Contemporary Arab World

1. The Khalid bin Abdullah Al Saud Professor for the Study of the Contemporary Arab World shall lecture and give instruction in one or more aspects of the politics, international relations, economics, sociology, or recent history of the contemporary Arab world.

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

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the President of Magdalen College is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on that occasion;

(2) the President of Magdalen College, or, if the President is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the Governing Body of Magdalen College on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on that occasion;

(3) a person appointed by the Governing Body of Magdalen College;

(4) a person appointed by Council, in consultation with the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies;

(5), (6) two persons appointed by the General Board, one of whom shall be appointed after consultation with the Committee for Modern Middle Eastern Studies;

(7) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Social Studies;

(8) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Anthropology and Geography;

(5) a person appointed by Council, in consultation with the Social Sciences Board;

(6) the Head of the Humanities Division, or his or her nominee;

(9)(7), (8) two personsa person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies;.

(9) a person appointed by the Social Sciences Board.

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

4. Any part of the income of the endowment of the professorship which is not required to meet the costs thereof may be expended, under conditions to be determined from time to time by the General Board, on the provision of grants to the professor for travelling and other expenses incurred in the pursuance of his or her studies.'

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Council of the University

Register of Congregation

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

Anderson, N S, Finance Division

Ansell, B W, Nuffield

Bottomley, M J, Green Templeton

Kunicki, M S, St Antony's

Nielsen, K M, Somerville

Pinon, M C, St Catherine's

Pitcher, A, Oriel

Robinson, S A, St Cross

Wells, G J, Research Services

Divisional and Faculty Boards

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