Council and Main Committees

  • Thursday 15 May 2014
  • NO. 5060
  • VOL. 144

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 30 May.

Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion Fund

Explanatory Note

These regulations record the governing terms of the Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion Fund, established in 1998, and introduce a power to enable accumulation of income for a defined period. They incorporate and replace the existing regulations for the Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion.

Text of Regulations

In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002 concerning academic and other posts, delete existing §301 and substitute as follows:

'§301. Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion Fund

1. The University receives with gratitude a benefaction from the late Dr Andreas Idreos 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 Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion 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 holder of the Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion. The Professor shall engage in advanced study and research and shall lecture and give instruction in questions raised for Theology by the Natural and Human and Social Sciences, and the impact of Theology on the Natural and Human and Social Sciences.

4. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Humanities Divisional Board.

5. 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 regulation 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 regulation;

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

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

(7)–(9) three persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Theology and Religion.

6. 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.

7. 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 Professorship.

8. 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.

9. Regulations 1–4 and 6–11 shall be deemed to be Trust Regulations under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI.

10. Subject to regulation 11, 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.

11. 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.'

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 30 May.

Renaming of the Professor of Trauma Surgery

Explanatory Note

The following changes, made on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Division and the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, rename the Professor of Trauma Surgery to better reflect the domain of the post, in the development of trauma and orthopaedic teaching and research programmes in the department, especially within the broad area of musculoskeletal sciences.

Text of Regulations

1 In SCHEDULE C of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, delete 'Professor of Trauma Surgery' and substitute 'Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery'.

2 In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships, delete existing §319 and substitute (new text underlined, deleted text struck through):

'§319. Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery

1. The Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery shall undertake research in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery and shall lecture and give instruction in that subject.

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)–(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 decree regulations concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same decree regulations which are applicable to this chair.'

Council of the University

Register of Congregation

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

Baker, I, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

del Campo Hill, F D, Linacre

Fraenkel, C F, Lady Margaret Hall

Jones, J R, Pembroke

Maharry, J, Childcare Services

Orsi, G, Department of Computer Science

Otto, F E L, Jesus

Divisional and Faculty Boards

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