Council and Main Committees

  • Thursday 15 January 2015
  • NO. 5082
  • VOL. 145

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 30 January.

(a) Establishment of the Professor of Physiological Metabolism

Explanatory Note

The following changes, made on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, establish a new Professorship of Physiological Metabolism.

Text of Regulations

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, after 'Professor of British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology' insert 'Professor of Physiological Metabolism'.

2 In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships, insert new §278 and renumber existing §§278–334 by plus one:

'§278. Professor of Physiological Metabolism

1. The Professor of Physiological Metabolism shall undertake research in physiological metabolism and shall lecture and give instruction in this subject.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or if the head of the college specified in paragraph (2) below is the Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the Chair 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) of this clause;

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

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Medical Sciences Board.

3. 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 Chair.'

(b) Renaming of the Professorship of Diabetic Medicine

Explanatory Note

The following changes, made on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, rename the Professor of Diabetic Medicine (No 2) as the Professor of Metabolic Endocrinology, so as more closely to define the field of study.

Text of Regulations

1 In SCHEDULE C of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, delete 'Professor of Diabetic Medicine (No 2)' and substitute 'Professor of Metabolic Endocrinology'.

2 In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships, delete §226 concerning the Professor of Diabetic Medicine (No 2) and substitute (new text underlined, deleted text struck through):

'§226. Professor of Diabetic Medicine (No 2) Metabolic Endocrinology

1. The Professor of Diabetic Medicine (No 2) Metabolic Endocrinology shall undertake research in Diabetic Medicine Metabolic Endocrinology and shall lecture and give instruction in this subject.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or if the head of the college specified in paragraph (2) below is the Vice- Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the Chair 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 paragraph (2);

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

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Medical Sciences Board;

(10) a person holding a clinical appointment appointed by the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust (or the relevant successor body in the NHS should that Trust cease to exist).

At least three members of the board, of whom one shall be a professor, shall hold clinical appointments.

3. 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 Chair.'

(c) Renaming of the Blavatnik Professorship of Global Health and Public Policy

Explanatory Note

The following changes, made on the recommendation of the Social Sciences Board, rename the Blavatnik Professor of Global Health and Public Policy as the Blavatnik Professor of Public Policy. The use of this more generic title will provide greater flexibility and better enable the school to recruit to the post in line with its academic needs.

Text of Regulations

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, delete 'Blavatnik Professor of Global Health and Public Policy' and substitute 'Blavatnik Professor of Public Policy'.

2 In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships, delete §124 and substitute (deleted text struck through):

'§124. Blavatnik Professor of Global Health and Public Policy

1. There shall be a Professor of Global Health and Public Policy who shall undertake research in and shall lecture and give instruction in that subject and generally promote its study in the University.

2. 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 shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any regulation 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) above;

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

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Social Sciences Board.

3. 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 this chair.'

(d) Chichele Professor of the History of War

Explanatory Note

The following changes amend the composition of the electoral board of the Chichele Professor of the History of War to remove reference to the Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies, and to comply with the general provisions for electoral boards laid down in Council Regulations 3 of 2004. They also remove outdated references.

Text of Regulations

In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships, delete §149 and substitute (new text underlined, deleted text scored through):

'§149. Chichele Professor of the History of War

1. The Chichele Professor of the History of War shall lecture and give instruction in the History of War.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the Warden of All Souls College is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on that occasion;

(2) the Commandant for the time being of the Royal College of Defence Studies;

(2) (3) the Warden of All Souls College, or, if the Warden is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the Governing Body of All Souls College on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on that occasion;

(3) (4) a person appointed by the Governing Body of All Souls College;

(4), (5) a person two persons appointed by Council;

(6),  the Head of the Humanities Division, or his or her nominee;

(7), (8) two persons elected by the Board of the Faculty of History;

(9) (8) one person elected by the Board of the Social Sciences Division Faculty of Social Studies.

3. Notwithstanding the provisions of Sect I, §2, cl 3:

(i) Council may from time to time, if in the opinion of the electors no suitably qualified person is available, suspend the filling of a vacancy in the professorship for such period not exceeding five years, as it may think fit;

(ii) if any such suspension is approved, the electors may appoint an Associate Professor a Reader or Lecturer in the History of War on such conditions in regard to stipend and tenure as Council may determine after consultation with the General Board: provided always that the period of office for which such reader or lecturer is appointed shall not exceed the approved period of suspension of the professorship.

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

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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:

Airoldi, M, Blavatnik School of Government

Ali, H, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Bates, R J, Estates Services

Brant, J D, Wycliffe Hall

Brown, T, Faculty of Chemistry

Burdett, M S, Wycliffe Hall

Camilleri, A F, Christ Church

Dearlove, R B, Education Policy Support

Durcan, J A, St John's

Dutton, K J F, Faculty of Psychological Studies

Flashman, E G, Wolfson

Fowkes, S J, Jesus

Friesen, C J P, Keble

Gertz, S R P, St John's

Greenhalgh, P M, Green Templeton

Guthenke, C M, Corpus Christi

Ichou, M, Nuffield

Jacobs, I, University College

Laehnemann, H M, St Edmund Hall

Lamb, K M, Harris Manchester

Lee, A J, Keble

Lee, V, St Anne's

McElwee, B M, St John's

McKenzie-Edwards, E C, Hertford

Meadows, A R, New College

Mustafa, A B, Linacre

Newell, J R, Brasenose

Noonan, M P, St John's

Riede, M K, Wolfson

Rowbottom, J H, University College

Rowland, R A, Somerville

Saines, P J, Queen's

Schaefer, D O, Trinity

Schaefer, G O, St Cross

Sherry, S, Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

Shingiray, I L R, Faculty of History

Sotiropoulos, S, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Storey, D, Lady Margaret Hall

Thomson, H R, Nuffield

Watt, T A, Merton

Wilson, A, Social Sciences Division

Workman, J P, Nuffield

Divisional and Faculty Boards

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