Council and Main Committees

  • Thursday 22 May 2014
  • NO. 5061
  • VOL. 144

Council of the University

Changes in Regulations

(a) Regulations for Divisional Boards

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 6 June.

Explanatory Note

The following changes, made on the recommendation of the Social Sciences Divisional Board, amend the membership of the Social Sciences Board to include the Associate Head of the Social Sciences Division (Education) and the Associate Head of the Social Sciences Division (Research) with effect from 1 October 2014.

Text of Regulations

1 In Council Regulations 17 of 2002 (Regulations for Divisional Boards) amend existing regulation 15 (Membership of the Social Sciences Board) and substitute (new text underlined, deleted text struck through):

'15. The Social Sciences Board shall consist of:

(1) the Head of the Social Sciences Division, who shall be chairman;

(2)–(15) the head of department/chair of faculty board for each of the 14 constituent units of the division ex officio;

(16)–(18) three persons elected on a rotational basis by and from academic members of the following units of the division, with each person serving a two-year period:

(a) the Department of Economics;

(b) the Department of Education;

(c) the Faculty of Law;

(d) the Department of Politics and International Relations;

(e) the School of Geography and the Environment;

(f) the Saïd Business School;

(19)–(20) two persons elected on a rotational basis by and from academic members of the following units of the division, with each person serving a two-year period of office:

(a) the Department for International Development;

(b) the School for Interdisciplinary Area Studies;

(c) the Department of Sociology;

(d) the Oxford Internet Institute;

(e) the Department of Social Policy and Intervention;

(f) the School of Anthropology;

(g) the Institute of Archaeology and Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art;

(h) the Blavatnik School of Government;

(21), (22) the Associate Head of the Social Sciences Division (Education) and the Associate Head of the Social Sciences Division (Research) ex officio;

(2123), (2224) two persons appointed, for a three-year term, under the procedures of the Conference of Colleges. They shall have appropriate experience and understanding of academic policy and finance and be familiar with the subject areas concerned, but should not hold a salaried teaching or research post within the division;

(2325) any member of University Council elected by and from among members of the faculties and sub-faculties in the Social Sciences Division.'

2 This regulation shall be effective from 1 October 2014.

(b) Student Appeal Panel: corrigendum

Explanatory Note

When changes were made to Statute XI (University Discipline) in 2009 (Gazette Vol 139, p1165, 28 May 2009), a cross-reference in the regulations for the Student Appeal Panel was overlooked.

Text of Regulations

In regulation 1.1 of Council Regulations 4 of 2006 concerning the Student Appeal Panel, delete 'as specified in section 17 (1) of Statute XI' and substitute 'as specified in section 16 (1) of Statute XI'.

(c) Regulations for the Employment of University Staff: corrigendum

Explanatory Note

When changes were made to Statute XIV concerning the employment of academic and support staff by the University (Gazette Vol 144, p160, 28 November 2013), the cross-references in the associated regulations were not updated.

Text of Regulations

1 In Council Regulations 3 of 2004, replace the reference to section 13 of Statute XIV in regulation 7.(1) with a reference to section 15 of Statute XIV.

2 Ibid, replace the reference to section 9 of Statute XIV in regulation 12 with a reference to section 11 of Statute XIV.

3 Ibid, replace the reference to section 10 of Statute XIV in regulation 28 with a reference to section 12 of Statute XIV.

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 6 June.

Establishment of Medical School Prize and Scholarship Fund

Explanatory Note

These regulations establish the 'Medical School Prize and Scholarship Fund' for the advancement of education and learning at, or in connection with, the Medical Sciences Division, through the award of prizes and scholarships.  

It is intended that by resolution of Council, on behalf of the University as trustee, under the Charities Act 2011, the Martin Wronker Prizes Fund for Medicine, Medical Scholarships Fund, George Herbert Hunt Travelling Scholarship Fund, John Pearce Prizes in Surgery Fund, Meakins McClaran Medal Fund, Sidney Truelove Prize in Gastroenterology Fund, Sir Roger Bannister Neurology Prize Fund, Geoffrey Spray Prize in Clinical Biochemistry Fund, Tizard Prize in Paediatrics Fund, Duthie Prize in Orthopaedic Surgery Fund, Mallam Memorial Prize in Clinical Medicine Fund, Eoin Hodgson Memorial Fund, John Potter Essay Prize Fund, Brian Ingram Johnson Prize in Pathology Fund, John Stallworthy Prizes in Obstetrics Fund, Witts Prize in Haematology or Gastroenterology Fund, Lovel Prize Fund, Renwick Vickers Dermatology Prize Fund, John Friend Prize in Medical History Fund, and Pre-Clinical Adviser's Medical Scholarships Fund, shall be transferred and administered as part of this new trust fund.

Approval of regulation 2 is conditional on Council resolving to transfer the said funds into the Medical School Prize and Scholarship Fund and the Charity Commission not registering any objections to this transfer (see 'Notices' section below, p493).

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts, insert new §2331 as follows, and renumber existing §§233–393 as §§234–394:

'§233. Medical School Prize and Scholarship Fund

1. Ten pounds and such further money or property as may be paid or transferred to be held by the University on the same trusts shall be held together as part of the Medical School Prize and Scholarship Fund ("the Fund"), which shall be held on the trusts declared in this regulation.  

2. The Fund includes transfers from the Martin Wronker Prizes Fund for Medicine, Medical Scholarships Fund, George Herbert Hunt Travelling Scholarship Fund, John Pearce Prizes in Surgery Fund, Meakins McClaran Medal Fund, Sidney Truelove Prize in Gastroenterology Fund, Sir Roger Bannister Neurology Prize Fund, Geoffrey Spray Prize in Clinical Biochemistry Fund, Tizard Prize in Paediatrics Fund, Duthie Prize in Orthopaedic Surgery Fund, Mallam Memorial Prize in Clinical Medicine Fund, Eoin Hodgson Memorial Fund, John Potter Essay Prize Fund, Brian Ingram Johnson Prize in Pathology Fund, John Stallworthy Prizes in Obstetrics Fund, Witts Prize in Haematology or Gastroenterology Fund, Lovel Prize Fund, Renwick Vickers Dermatology Prize Fund, John Friend Prize in Medical History Fund, and Pre-Clinical Adviser's Medical Scholarships Fund2.

3. 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").

4. 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, towards the advancement of education and learning at, or in connection with, the Medical Sciences Division through the award of prizes and scholarships.

5. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Medical Sciences Divisional Board, which may make and amend Standing Orders consistent with these Regulations governing the administration of the Fund and the application of its income.

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.

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. Subject to regulation 10, 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.

10. Any amendment to regulation 4 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.'


1The numbering is subject to the approval of other legislative proposals and may therefore change.

2Approval of paragraph 2 of the Trust Regulation is conditional on Council resolving to transfer the said funds into the new Medical School Prize and Scholarship Fund and the Charity Commission registering no objections to the transfer.

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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:

Cooke, E A, Personnel Services

Dawkins, S, Trinity

Edmunds, L D, RDM Investigative Medicine Division

Harvey, H S, RDM Department of Cardiovascular Medicine

Leonard, S P, Exeter

Nojima, T, Faculty of Physiological Sciences

Rodriguez, B, Faculty of Computer Science

Szanto, P D, All Souls

Wolstenholme, J L, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Yamamoto, K, Faculty of Clinical Medicine