Council and Main Committees

  • Thursday 12 March 2015
  • NO. 5090
  • VOL. 145

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 27 March.

(a) Establishment of the Kenneth Rose Fund

Explanatory Note

These regulations establish the Kenneth Rose Fund to be held as expendable endowment for the purchase of books and manuscripts for the Bodleian Libraries.

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts, insert new §186 as follows, and renumber existing §186 onwards by plus one:

'§186. Kenneth Rose Fund

1. The University receives with gratitude the legacy of the late Kenneth Rose 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 Kenneth Rose 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 purchase of books and manuscripts for the Bodleian Libraries.

4. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Curators of the University Libraries.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. Regulations 1–10 shall be deemed to be Trust Regulations under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI.

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 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.'

(b) Establishment of the Eastern Art Endowment Fund

Explanatory Note

These regulations establish the Eastern Art Endowment Fund to be held as expendable endowment for the Department of Eastern Art at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University.

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts, insert new §106 as follows, and renumber existing §106 onwards by plus one:

'§106. The Eastern Art Endowment Fund

1. The University receives with gratitude a legacy in honour of the late Khoan Sullivan and the late Professor Michael Sullivan 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 Eastern Art Endowment 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 for the Department of Eastern Art at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University ("the Ashmolean").

4. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Board of Visitors of the Ashmolean, who shall have regard to the wishes of the Keeper of Eastern Art.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. Regulations 1–10 shall be deemed to be Trust Regulations under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI.

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 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.'

(c) Establishment of the KS Endowment Fund

Explanatory Note

These regulations establish the KS Endowment Fund to be held as expendable endowment for the Department of Eastern Art at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University: (i) for the purpose of cataloguing and storing the collection of Chinese Works of Art, and the collection of books, catalogues, slides, photographs and research files on Oriental Art, bequeathed to the Ashmolean by the Benefactor; and (ii) to support exhibitions in the Khoan and Michael Sullivan Gallery of Chinese Painting, and for further acquisitions in the field of Chinese Art in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Text of Regulations

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts, insert new §195 as follows, and renumber existing §195 onwards by plus one:

'§195. The KS Endowment Fund

1. The University receives with gratitude a legacy of US$750,000 in honour of the late Khoan Sullivan and the late Professor Michael Sullivan ("the Benefactor") 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 KS Endowment 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 for the Department of Eastern Art at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University ("the Ashmolean"): (i) for the purpose of cataloguing and storing the collection of Chinese Works of Art, and the collection of books, catalogues, slides, photographs and research files on Oriental Art, bequeathed to the Ashmolean by the Benefactor; and (ii) to support exhibitions in the Khoan and Michael Sullivan Gallery of Chinese Painting, and for further acquisitions in the field of Chinese Art in the 20th and 21st centuries.

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

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. Regulations 1–10 shall be deemed to be Trust Regulations under the provisions of Part D of Statute XVI.

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 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.'

Congregation 10 February10 February

Voting on Resolution

The result of the postal vote on the resolution relating to Castle Mill is as follows:

460 votes in favour; 1,698 votes against.

The resolution is accordingly rejected. The result confirms the outcome of the vote at the Congregation meeting on 10 February 2015 (see Gazette No 5086, 12 February 2015, p345).

Text of Resolution

Congregation welcomes the conclusions of the EIA, resolves that of the three options that it offers for mitigation of the environmental damage caused by the Castle Mill Development, Option 3 is the only one that offers substantial mitigation, and therefore instructs Council to proceed with mitigation work according to the recommendations of Option 3.

Further information is available on the Congregation website at: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/councilsec/governance/congregation.

Congregation: 10 March10 March

(1) Declaration of Approval of Resolutions approving the conferment of Honorary Degrees

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the resolutions approving the conferment of honorary degrees approved.

(2) Presentation of the Annual Review of the University

The Annual Review of the University for 2013–14 (Supplement *1 to Gazette, Vol 145, January 2015) was declared presented.

Council of the University

Register of Congregation

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

Baban, D F, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Connors, H C J, St Hilda's

Goecke, B P, Faculty of Theology and Religion

Kemp, B, Mansfield

Kennefick, C M C, Queen's

Lee, R, Trinity

Maqsood, A, St Catherine's

Oliver, J H, St John's

Divisional and Faculty Boards

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