• Thursday 6 December 2012
  • NO. 5009
  • VOL. 143

Congregation10 December

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Congregation15 January


¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that any two members may, not later than noon on 7 January, give notice in writing to the Registrar that they intend to oppose or amend the legislative proposal below (see the note on the conduct of business in Congregation below). If no such notice has been given, and unless Council has declared otherwise, the legislative proposals and changes to Congregation Regulations shall be declared carried at the meeting.

Voting on Legislative Proposal: Amendments to Chung Kin Kwok Fund

Explanatory Note

The following legislative proposal, submitted by Council under Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002 concerning trusts, amends the name of the fund and the post that it endows, following the donor’s change of name from Chung Kin Kwok to Chung Hon Dak; and removes the obligation to apply part of the Fund towards exhibiting the Ming dynasty Map of East Asia ("the Selden Map") in Shanghai. Both changes have the approval of the donor.

WHEREAS it is expedient to change the existing provisions governing the Chung Kin Kwok Fund, NOW THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, in exercise of the powers in that behalf conferred upon it by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923, and of all other powers enabling it, ENACTS, subject to the approval of Her Majesty in Council, AS FOLLOWS.

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts, in § 65 amend the title of the fund and regulations 1 and 3 as follows (new text underlined, deleted text scored through):

§ 65.  Chung Kin Kwok Hon Dak Fund

'1.  The University receives with gratitude the sum of £2,000,000 from the Chung Hon Dak Education Foundation Co Limited (formerly known as the Chung Kin Kwok Education Foundation Co Limited) to be held 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 Chung Kin Kwok Hon Dak Fund ("the Fund").'

'3. The University shall apply the income of the Fund:

(1) in the period ending ten (10) years from the date of the trust instrument, supporting conservation of and providing digital access to the University's Chinese books, manuscripts and maps, in particular meeting the costs of providing the Ming dynasty Map of East Asia ("the Selden Map") for exhibition in Shanghai; and

(2) thereafter, supporting the salary and expenses of the Chung Kin Kwok Hon Dak Chinese Studies Librarian ("the Post"). The Post holder shall be responsible for managing and promoting access to the Bodleian's Chinese collections for the purposes of educational study and research.

Any surplus income in any year shall, at the discretion of the University, be used in that year for the support of Chinese studies within the University's libraries or be placed on reserve for expenditure in the subsequent year as if it were income in that subsequent year.'

Note on procedures in Congregation

¶ Business in Congregation is conducted in accordance with Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002 ( A printout of these regulations, or of any statute or other regulations, is available from the Council Secretariat on request. A member of Congregation seeking advice on questions relating to its procedures, other than elections, should contact Mr P Burns at the University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: (2)70193; email:; questions relating to elections should be directed to the Elections Officer, Ms S L S Mulvihill (telephone: (2)80463; email: