Council and Main Committees

  • Thursday 7 November 2013
  • NO. 5040
  • VOL. 144

Council of the University

Changes in Regulations

Merger of the Estates Directorate and the Land Agent's Office

Explanatory Note

These amendments to the regulations reflect the fact that the role of Land Agent no longer exists, following the merger of the Estates Directorate and the Land Agent's Office on 1 October 2012.

Text of Regulations

1 In the Financial Regulations (Council Regulations 1 of 2010), in regulation 1.5(1)(c) amend Table A as follows (new text underlined, deleted text scored through):

Table A  
Vice-Chancellor All types of contract
Registrar All types of contract
Director of Finance  Contracts dealing with sales, purchases, investments, borrowings, commercial activities, research contracts, and the formation and operation of subsidiary, associated, and spin out companies 
Director of Research Services  Research and research-related contracts 
Director of Estates  Contracts for the design, demolition, construction, alteration, repair, and maintenance of buildings and for the sale, purchase, leasing, licensing, and charging of real property 
Land Agent  Contracts for the sale, purchase, leasing, licensing, and charging of real property 
Director of Legal Services jointly with the relevant head of unit  Instruction of external lawyers

2 In Council Regulations 21 of 2002, concerning University officers, amend regulation 39 as follows (new text underlined, deleted text scored through):

'39. The following shall be required to reside within twenty-five miles of Carfax:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor;

(2) the Proctors;

(3) the Director of University Library Services and Bodley's Librarian;

(4) the Officers of the Bodleian Library;

(5) the Director of the Ashmolean Museum;

(6) the Departmental Keepers of the Ashmolean Museum;

(7) the Keeper of the Archives;

(8) the Registrar;

(9) the University Land Agent;

(910) the Librarian of the Taylor Institution;

(101) the holder of any other office or appointment who by any statute or regulation or by the terms of his or her particular appointment is required to reside within the University.'

Council of the University

Declaration of Approval of Nomination of external member of Council

No request for a ballot having been received, the proposal to appoint the Right Honourable Lord Drayson as a member of Council for two terms from Hilary term 2014 is deemed to have been approved on 31 October.

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Congregation5 November

Declaration of Approval of Resolutions concerning merit pay and titles for academics

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the resolutions concerning merit pay and titles for academics approved.

Council of the University

Register of Congregation

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

Armour, W G, e-Research Centre

Bullock, A N, Structural Genomics Consortium

Charles, K J, School of Geography and the Environment

Cremers, C J F,  Kellogg

Dustin, L B, Peter Medawar Building for Pathogen Research

Knowlson, T J, Counselling Service

Lakhoo, R, e-Research Centre

Larmer, M, St Antony's

Roberts, I A G, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Scobie, R E, Faculty of History

Wade, J, Department of Earth Sciences

Wallace, M P, Oriel

Divisional and Faculty Boards

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