Council and Main Committees

  • Thursday 17 October 2013
  • NO. 5037
  • VOL. 144

Council of the University

Nomination of external member of Council

Corrigendum: The period of the proposed appointment is from Hilary term 2014 and not Michaelmas term 2014 as stated below.

Under regulation 9.3 of Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002, the nomination below shall be deemed to be approved unless not later than 4 pm on Thursday, 31 October, the Registrar has received from not fewer than 20 members of Congregation a written request for a postal ballot to be taken in respect of that nomination.

Approval of nomination of the Right Honourable Lord Drayson as an external member of Council

The nomination by Council, under the provisions of section 4(7)–(10) of Statute VI, of the Right Honourable Lord Drayson as a member of Council for a period of two terms from Michaelmas term 2014, to fill the vacancy left by Sir Paul Nurse standing down from Council, is submitted for approval.

Notes on the nominated external member of Council

The Right Honourable Lord Drayson (Paul Drayson) graduated in Production Engineering (Aston University, 1982) and has a PhD in Robotics (Aston University, 1985). His early career was with BL Technology and Trebor Group as a Development Engineer. He then began his career as a science entrepreneur, founding Lambourn Food Company in 1987, leading its management buyout in 1989 and founding Genisys Development in 1991. In 1993 he co-founded and was Chairman and CEO of PowderJect, an Oxford University spin-out company that he led over ten years until the sale of the company in 2003. He was appointed to the House of Lords in 2004, was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Defence Equipment and Support and Minister of State for Business and Regulatory Reform from 2005–7 and was Minister of State for Science and Innovation from 2008–10. He has been a member of the Privy Council since 2008. In 2007 he co-founded Drayson Racing Technologies LLP, a motorsport research and development business based near Oxford airport, and he is currently Managing Partner. He has considerable motor-racing experience, including racing twice in the Le Mans 24-Hour. Lord Drayson was Science Entrepreneur in Residence at the Saïd Business School from 2003–5. He has been a member of the Advisory Board at Isis Innovation, Chairman of Oxford Children’s Hospital Appeal and since 2010 has been President of the Motorsports Industry Association. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Congregation14 October

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Congregation15 October

(1) Declaration of Approval of changes to Congregation Regulations 1 of 2002: Membership of Congregation

(2) Declaration of Withdrawal of Legislative Proposal: Scatcherd Scholarships

(3) Declaration of Approval of Legislative Proposal: Scatcherd Scholarships

(4) Declaration of Withdrawal of Legislative Proposal: Scatcherd Science Scholarships

(5) Declaration of Approval of Legislative Proposal: Scatcherd Science Scholarships

(6) Declaration of Withdrawal of Legislative Proposal: Griffiths Memorial Studentship

(7) Declaration of Approval of Legislative Proposal: Jeremy Griffiths Memorial Studentship Fund

(8) Declaration of Withdrawal of Legislative Proposal: Prendergast Fund

(9) Declaration of Approval of Legislative Proposal: Prendergast Fund

(10) Declaration of Approval of Resolution authorising the allocation of the Mathematical Institute building (Building 177) on St Giles'

(11) Declaration of Approval of Resolution authorising the allocation of space at the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared approved (1) changes to Congregation Regulations 1 of 2002 concerning Membership of Congregation; the legislative proposals AT (3) concerning Scatcherd Scholarships, (5) concerning Scatcherd Science Scholarships, (7) concerning the Griffiths Memorial Studentship Fund and (9) concerning the Prendergast Fund; and the resolutions authorising (10) the allocation of the Mathematical Institute building (Building 177) on St Giles' and (11) the allocation of space at the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter. The legislative proposals at (2), (4), (6) and (8) are withdrawn.

Council of the University

Register of Congregation

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

Adams, A C G, Merton

Angel, A G, Department of Biochemistry

Chabrowski, I I, Merton

Eeley, M G, Graduate Admissions and Funding

Esher, L, St John's

Grindrod, P, Faculty of Mathematics

Macminn, C W, University College

Pavord, I D, St Edmund Hall

Roy, R A, Harris Manchester

Smart, N, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics

Tropiano, M, Christ Church

Walton, S E, Estates Directorate