Council and Main Committees

  • Thursday 16 January 2014
  • NO. 5046
  • 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 31 January.

Establishment of Professorship of Economic Policy Fund

Explanatory Note

These regulations establish 'The Professorship of Economic Policy Fund' for the endowment of the salary and expenses of the holder of the Professorship and associated overheads.

Text of Regulations

In Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning academic and other posts, insert new §64 as follows, and renumber existing §§64–332 as §§65–333:

'§64. Professorship of Economic Policy Fund

1. The University receives with gratitude the sum of US$3,803,000 from the Foundation to Promote Open Society to be held as expendable 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 Professorship of Economic Policy Fund (the "Fund").

2. The University shall retain as permanent endowment those of the assets in the Fund (if any) 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 (if any); and (b) apply the income and, in its discretion, the capital of the remainder of the Fund, towards the salary and expenses of the holder of the Professorship and associated overheads. The Professor shall undertake research, lecture and give instruction in economic policy and generally promote its study in the University.  If the salary, expenses and overheads of the Professor are wholly or partly covered from other sources or there are further funds available, there shall be discretion to apply the income and/or capital of the Fund to support the Professor's research.

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

5. At such times as Paul Collier (being the Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government at the date these regulations are made) is not employed or engaged as a consultant by any part of the collegiate University, the Professor shall be known as the Paul Collier Professor of Economic Policy.

6. 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) below is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the Professorship 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) above;

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

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

(7)–(8) two persons appointed by the Blavatnik School of Government;

(9)–(10) two persons appointed by the Department of Economics.

7. 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 Professorship.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. Regulations 1–5 and 8–13 shall be deemed to be Trust Regulations under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI.

12. Subject to regulation 13, 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.

13. 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 31 January.

(a) Establishment of the Professorship of Economic History

Explanatory Note

The following changes, made on the recommendation of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee, establish a new Professorship of Economic History.

The Professorship of Economic History in the Department of Economics shall replace the Readership of Recent Social and Economic History on the retirement of the present incumbent.

Text of Regulations

1 In Schedule A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, after 'Chichele Professor of Economic History' insert:
'Professor of Economic History'.

2 In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships, delete existing regulation §138 and substitute (new text underlined, deleted text struck through):

'§138. ReaderProfessor of in Recent Social andEconomic History

1.The ReaderProfessor of in Recent Social andEconomic History shall lecture and give instruction in Recent Social andEconomic History on such conditions and with such duties as the GeneralSocial Sciences Board shall from time to time determine.

2.The readerprofessor shall be elected by a board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor;

(2) the head of the college with which the readershipprofessorship shall be for the time being associated, 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) the Chichele Professor of Economic History;

(5) a person appointed by Council;

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

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

(8), (9) two persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Social StudiesDepartment of Economics.'

(b) Renaming of the Cookson Professorship Of Materials

Explanatory Note

The following changes, made on the recommendation of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board, rename the Cookson Professor of Materials as the Vesuvius Professorship of Materials.

This change is being made in light of a change to the name of the donor to Vesuvius plc. The opportunity has also been taken to amend outdated references.

Text of Regulations

1 In Schedule A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, delete 'Cookson Professor of Materials' and substitute 'Vesuvius Professorship of Materials'.

2 In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships, delete §206 and substitute (new text underlined, deleted text struck through):

'§206. Cookson Vesuvius Professorship of Materials

1. The University accepts with gratitude funding from the Cookson Group plc (which has become a subsidiary of Vesuvius plc) for the establishment of a Cookson Professorship of Materials.

2. The Cookson Vesuvius Professor of Materials shall lecture and give instruction in Materials Science.

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;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any regulationdecree 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, one of whom shall be appointed after consultation with the Cookson Group Vesuvius plc;

(6) a person appointed by the General Board;

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

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Mathematical Physical and Life Sciences Board.

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

Congregation16 December

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Congregation17 December

(1) Declaration of Approval of Legislative Proposal: Statute XIV: Employment of Academic and Support Staff by the University

(2) Declaration of Approval of Resolution authorising the use of space in the Pharmacology Building

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the legislative proposal concerning Statute XIV: Employment of Academic and Support Staff by the University and the resolution authorising the use of space in the Pharmacology Building approved. 

Council of the University

Register of Congregation

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

Anderson, Z S, Saïd Business School

Baderin, A E, Nuffield

Batwala, M T, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Carney, J, Linacre

Cook, J A, St Hugh's

Corrah, T W, St Cross

Daly, M, Green Templeton

Davis, M R, Systems and e-Resources Service

Dee, M W, St Edmund Hall

Dinas, E, Brasenose

Furniss, D, Christ Church

Gaitskell, K L, Somerville

Garcia-Manglano, J, Nuffield

Greco, L, Mansfield

Hauler, T E, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics

Jacobs, A, St Cross

Jonsson, J O, Nuffield

Kharlamov, E, Department of Computer Science

Kostylev, E, Department of Computer Science

Lau, K W, Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit

Lee, L, Queen's

Lewis, A J M, Kellogg

Lieben, C E, Faculty of Music

Lopez,  E E, Green Templeton

McConnell,  F R, St Catherine's

Machado Rebelo Marques, A C, Faculty of Physiological Sciences

Magiorkinis, G, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Margolis, O J, Somerville

Markham, A C, Kellogg

Maroney, O J E, Wolfson

Middleton, M R, New College

Minhinnick, A M, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Osborne, E S, Bodleian Health Care Libraries

Patton, B R, Faculty of Physiological Sciences

Porter, K, Structural Genomics Consortium

Quevedo, C E, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Ross, A J E, Nuffield

Stratford, H J, Department of Experimental Psychology

Tamm, H, Nuffield

Taylor, J C, St Edmund Hall

Ulmschneider, K U, Worcester

Valentine, K, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine (Strategic)

Vasanthakumar, A, University College

Williams, M A, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences

Williamson, E M, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences

Divisional and Faculty Boards

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